I just got my hands a Studio 15 with great specs at the cheap, but with a pretty badly scratched up LCD lid. Has anyone attempted replacing the lid? Is it hard? I've opened up and replaced a processor, keyboard, fingerprint reader, ram, and hard drive before, but never an LCD cover. I'm kinda worried about the power button and wifi catcher, and I'm worrying I may not put the screen back the right way. This is supposed to be for my cousin, but I can't give it this badly scratched up.
I'm about to pull the trigger on either the 13 or the 16. It's really come down to how well the above to games run for you (those are the two that have me hooked at the moment, so i'll be familiar with how I'm used to it performing compared to your settings).
I'm currently on an Asus G2S-A1 thats overheating like crazy. Time to upgrade. It's specs: 2.2Ghz core 2, 4gb ram, 5400rpm hdd, 8600m-gt 256.
Will the XPS13 with a 2.66ghz, 4gb ram, 7200rpm hdd, and the N10-M 512mb gpu perform equal or better then what I'm currently on? I ask because I'm having trouble finding a comparable benchmark.
This wont be my primary gaming rig, it will be portable entertainment. BUT it does need to be able to run on par with what i have or better to entertain me Should I be happy with the 13 or do you think the 16 would be better. The only reason I'd go with teh 16 is for the Radeon 4670 1gb if the 13 has problems with wow and L4D.
If you play WoW or L4D on the 13 (or even the 16) I would GREATLY appreciate the peace of mind i would get from hearing back what your FPS are and what detail/quality settings you're getting them at.
I have a HP probook 450 with 4gig of ram. So today I bought another 8gig of ram and installed it. When I boot up my pc it says the hardware is not supported, but when it boots up and I play a game, for example, I can see my pc performing better. note new ram card= Adata DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8gb
I currently have a Sony Vaio Z540 -- 13.3" non-glossy display at 1366x768 and a weight of around 3.4 lbs.
Easily carried, that thing.
I, however, wouldn't mind a 15.4" / 16" notebook. For those of you with XPS 16 machines: is your laptop really that portable? The thing weighs 6.4 lbs with the standard battery, from what I understand. Think universities and the usual study places as well as at home.
I have a Studio XPS 13 (aka. 1340) but Im sure this would probably be relevant for Studio XPS 16 owners as well. On the front of the system, you will notice an IR receiver which is meant to go with the Dell IR remote (which I didnt order). In the device manager, it appears as a generic Infrared HID device.
I am just wondering if anyone has been able to successfully get their Studio XPS working with an IR remote? Maybe with a Windows Media Center remote control, or perhaps get it to recognize/learn from a typical remote control you might have laying around?
Official Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7 “Owners Lounge”
This thread is for Owners of the Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7!
Congrat’s to Garrett for being the first one to receive it…. And, as being the first to receive, Garrett….please…please lead into discussion! I’m sure there will be more Owners to follow shortly!
(oh, and I received permission to start this thread, if there are any questions from anyone)
Helpful Links: Cases and bags for the Dell Studio XPS 1340 and 1640 The Best Free Security Software: The best free security software Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program Monitoring Notebook Temps: nVidia & ATI, CPU, HDD - Do your temps worry you? Windows 7 Subforum NBR Vista Tips and Tweaks Guide The Ever-Growing Free Windows Software List Links to Bag Makers, Dealers and Reviews Studio XPS 16 1080p RGBLED Settings? Thread: Studio XPS 16 1080p RGBLED Settings? (Thanks for the suggestion, RifterAD!)
Dell UK i7 Linky
Link for the Drivers for the Studio XPS 1645 - Win 7 64 Bit
Link for the Drivers for the Studio XPS 1645 - Windows Vista 64 Bit
Link for the Studio XPS 1645 System Bios
Edit to the above (as requested by Ibrahim) 10/15/09...Peep's this really should clear up any confusion.!! Thanks Ibrahim : "Dell is having some issues with their invoices, particularly with monitor choice. If you ordered the RGBLED and it says WLED, don't worry: you still have the RGBLED, it is just marked incorrectly. Some users who ordered the RGBLED have these part numbers:
A few days ago I fired up my dv6 Pavilion 3240us and it did something weird. The colors are sort of out of whack. Bright white area show as Cyan and dark areas (black) are a sort of Burgundy or deep red.Â I can adjust the contrast down a little and the brightness down to -13 and the cyan mostly goes away, but the dark areas are even more more red. Â I update the Catalyst app and drivers and did a complete update of Windows 7 (which took around 24 hours and it still wants more time) to no avail. Â How did it happen? One day it was working perfectly and it shut down normally. The next day it was screwed up. Nothing happened to the machine between those times. I would show you pictures but I've found that screenshots of it look normal on other machines, eg: my desktop. Â At one point yesterday when I tried playing a game on it the problen suddenly cleared up. That lasted for a few minutes before reverting the the screwed up state. Â I am writing this on it; it does work. But trying to look at videos or most pictures or games it looks really wild, many times too strange to see what's going on.
I mentioned previously that I didn't care for the smudges on the glossy black cover of the mini. So I ordered a spare LCD cover to save in case I want to revert back to stock, and took my mini apart tonight to paint the cover.
See the attachments.... one is a good example of the smudges.
right now I have the mini COMPLETELY apart!
I was going to paint the cover a red wrinkle finish, but have decided at the last minute to use a red rubberized coating instead. I guess this is similar to what the larger inspirons feel like.
Anyway, second coat is about to go on, I'll post pictures of it when it's done.
anyone at all been able to light up the cover lights (just one of the colors even) for those who have done the 9400/E1705 to M1710 mods? I would really like to know how this can be done if there are some theories out there. Please refrain from saying how much you hate the lights or asking why I would care to do this :
Some methods I thought about trying: USB port: 5V ok, will that work with the cover LEDs? Fan port: I have heard this one might not work but can anyone confirm?
(I am talking about cutting off the connector that would originally go into the M1710 mobo and trying various things with the wires that happen to be color coded, 2 for each color of LED apparently.)
I have a XPS M1530, And the screen doesn't go off when I close my laptop. I have contacted dell about it. They replaced the mobo, the LCD Screen, the Palm rest. And it still doesn't go off... I'm wonder what it can be...
1) Notebook Cover -> which is best? black or White?. Will the white get dull and stained over time?, Does the black look like cheapy plastic?. Does the black look like the ones on the black Inspirons because I think those do look nasty?
2) Built-In Broadband card (Wireless 5540 Mobile Broadband HSDPA Mini-Card ) -> how is the reception of these units compared to the USB dongle ones?. Is Access to where they are installed at the bottom of the notebook hence not voiding waranty if i decide to install at a later date? or Am I just better off getting one off ebay at a cheaper price?
I've scratched mine up a bit and wouldn't mind ordering a replacement, but I wanted to try successfully removing it first before contacting Dell. I've removed the three screws as outlined in the manual, but it won't budge. Is there a particular way of pushing it out, or maybe I need to be more forceful?
In trying to access the ram chips for upgrade I am trying to get the cover off. It is an unusually large sheet of plastic with four screws. Yes, I have loosened the screws but in trying to pull off the cover it is bending to the point of almost breaking and I don't want to force it. It is the 15.4 size gemstone.
i wanted to install some new ram so i was takeing the cover off the back. when upside down, the top left screw was stuck and i tried to screw it off and now the screw hole is messed. also, when closeing the screw near the battery (bottom right) wont fully go in and i cant put it in fully?