Dell :: Why Can't My M6500 Decide What's The First Drive?

May 5, 2010

I have a problem I've never had with any stationary computer (I have never had a dual hard drive laptop before...):

I have one 320 meg drive which I use as little as possible in drive bay one and another, larger drive in drive bay two.

An expensive program I use for work is registered to the drive in bay one, and I can't get a new license, so I would like it to last as long as possible, which is why I only use it there as a kind of dongle.

For the software licensing stuff to work it has to be seen as the first drive by Windows, but not necessarily the one I boot from

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Dell :: Can I Use A 12 Mm Disk As Precision M6500 Secondary Hard Drive?

May 3, 2010

I would like a big hard drive, but it seems like those bigger than 750 GB are 12 mm, not 9 mm. But can I use that as a secondary hard drive on the Precision?

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Dell :: Cant Decide Which One To Get ;( Help Me!!

Apr 3, 2009

well this is going to be replacing my desktop since i have had mine for 5 years and this will also be my first laptop.

i would like something all around which is bisically what the studio xps has. The only problem is i dont know if the 13 inch is too small for me or if the 16 inch is too big for me.

I have searched everywhere and could not find a side by side comparison between the two.

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Dell :: Trying To Decide Between E6400 And T400...

Aug 15, 2009

I'm a graduate student about to start a master's program in a field of engineering. I need something that is sturdy, dependable, non-intrusive, quiet, cool (temperature), light and compact. This is why I'm interested in the T400 and E6400.

For around $750 (incl. tax) this is the T400 I want to get:

P8400
2gb, 1DIMM ram
250gb hdd
14.1 LED WXGA w/camera
CDRW/DVDROM
Intel 5300 Wifi
Intel graphics
Media card reader
6-cell battery
Vista basic (will buy vista ultimate and upgrade with student discount)

1-year warranty ...

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Dell :: Inspiron Vs. Studio (help Me Decide)

Apr 30, 2010

Well I am considering 2 different laptops. I am mainly wanting a laptop for school to type notes. I will use Microsoft Office, web surf, and store music,documents,videos, and pictures. I was trying to keep my budget under $850.


I really like how the the Studio 1558 offers a 9cell battery, better screen, and backlit keyboard but is it really worth the extra $100?

Also if I were to get the Studio I would add the backlit keyboard. Thats just an addition $25.


Inspiron 15 (1564)-$599.00
Processor-NEW 2010 Intel«CoreÖ i3 - 330M
Operating System-Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
LCD Panel-15.6" HD WLED
Combo or DVD+RW Drive
Memory-4GB2 Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
Hard Drive-320GB, 5400 RPM
Video Card-Intel« HD Graphics
Sound-High Definition Audio 2.0
Wireless-Dell 1397 Wireless-G
Battery-Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
System Color-Obsidian Black

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1645 Or 1647 Last Day To Decide

Jan 28, 2010

I currently have the Studio XPS 1645. My uses for the machine are client visits, presentations, and occasionally gaming on the road.

I probably only log 5 hours a week on the laptop 3 weeks a month and 30 or so in the other week (when I am not at home).

I have read about the throttling issue and this is my last day to return. So knowing my usage pattern. Would you keep the quad core or change out for the 1647.

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Apple :: How Did You Decide Between The 13 And The 15

Nov 27, 2009

How did you decide between the 13 and the 15? Any difference in the screens other than size?

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Apple :: Still Can't Decide On Mbp17

Mar 31, 2009

I was already to purchase the mbp 17" But I can also get the HP Pavilion Elite m9600t for 800.00 less and have double the memory, HD4850 1gig video, 23" hp monitor, tv tuner. What should I do?

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Dell :: M6500 What RAM

Feb 20, 2010

I'm planing to buy a M6500 with 4GB in 2 DIMMS and buy 2 more DIMMS somewhere else.

And I have a few questions.

What RAM I should pick from DELL, 1066mhz or 1333mhz?

Also what type of memory should I be looking on Ebay the 204pin or 200pin?

And the last one, which brands of memory are good?

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Dell :: USB 3.0 I/O Board For M6500 Is Available Now!

Mar 19, 2010

Today I just rang Dell part sales department and was told the left I/O board which has 2 USB 3.0 port for Precision M6500 is available now. The price is 117 pound with one year warranty ! (about $175)

The part number is 0831K
What a good deal

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Dell :: M6500 W/ I5 520M

May 19, 2010

I just ordered one of these Precisions, and I'm just wondering if they take advantage of the integrated graphics on the CPU (like for switchable graphics power saving)?

Or would the engineers just completely disable the integrated graphics because of the discrete ATI M7740?

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Dell :: M4500 Vs M6500

Apr 19, 2010

I am in the process of specing a new laptop for engineering work. I will do a little bit of CAD, but mainly processor intensive mathematical simulations in Java, Matlab, or Scilab.

I am considering purchasing either the m4500 or m6500. I don't think I will mind lugging around the m6500. The positive attributes, as I see them, of the two machines are shown below.

Other than that they seem like they are on par, though I can't help but think the m6500 will be able to better handle the cooling requirements of their components than the m4500. What does everyone think? Is it even fair to compare the two?

m6500 pro's:
Graphics power (I would get ATI graphics)
1600 mhz memory supported
4 RAM slots
USB 3.o .....

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Dell :: Car Charger For Precision M6500

May 3, 2010

Dell doesn't have this, but are there any good third part solutions. I guess the reason Dell doesn't have it is that the computer demands a rather hefty PSU, but still...

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Dell :: New M6500 Discussion Thread

Dec 1, 2009

here the link: http://www1.euro.dell.com/de/de/unte...bsd&cs=debsdt1

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Dell :: Can I Really Use This Power Adapter For My M6500?

May 11, 2010

I really would like to get two of these, since they are less than 1/3 of the price of the adapters I can get in Norway, but I'm a bit suspicious.

The original adapter for my Precision M6500 is 210 watts (which is totally crazy, but I guess the Fire GL card eats most of it), and this is rated at 90w. But will it even work? Here's the eBay auction, it's in Great Britain:

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Dell :: Precision M6500, SCAM Or Communication In ?

Dec 23, 2009

How do you order i7 920 processors ? It doesn't give me such option on the website (all it shows in processor option is "Mobile Precision M6500 Silver Base")

so I called dell sales team to find out which processor is there, and on the website it shows "Up to Intel« CoreTM i7- 920XM Quad Core Extreme processors" so i thought it might be as the only option and goes as standard),

they told me that m6500 is only available with i7 820 (1.73hz) and the machine is upgradable to i7 920. heh ? seems like scam

Meantime I can't choose 2 HDD with 500GB, as primary only ATA and secondary is only SATA.

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Dell :: Upgrading (boxed) M6400 To M6500

Dec 3, 2009

I've just recieved the M6400 covet edition. Dell has given me the choice to return it boxed and get a full refund. I can then order the new M6500, however, I will need to pay at least 750 Euro extra for the faster processor and graphic card.

QX9300 to Core I7 920xm
FX 3700M to FX 3800M

The rest of the specs are the same. Is the worth extra money to upgrade for a computer that will be 8 x faster than the current M6400?

I have to admit though than my hands are itching badly to unbox the m6400.

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Dell :: M6500 1600 Mhz And 1333 Mhz Memory

Apr 20, 2010

After reading the m6500 discussion thread it sounds like the consensus is that 1600 mhz memory makes no performance difference. But then a lot of folks seem to have configured their machines with 1600 memory and the below review suggests that the memory will help.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/842/1/

So to have this fully hashed out, I think we need to answer the below questions:
1) If you order the extreme processor does the BIOS recognize the 1600 mhz memory?
2) Even if it does recognize it does it make a difference?
3) Why did people with the extreme processor order the 1600 mhz memory?
4) Can we fill in the WEI scores for memory using 4 and 8 GB of both 1333 and 1600 memory with the extreme processor?

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Dell :: Where Can I Find Out What Docking Stations Are Compatible With My M6500?

May 10, 2010

I have tried looking at Dell's webpage, but couldn't find any lists over compatible docking stations. Not to mention that when trying to "buy" another identical computer dockings are never mentioned in the "Buy accessories for your Dell" subpage. I have seen a few cheap, used docking stations on the web, but I don't know if they will work. This is the one I can get really cheap:

Would that work on my Preceision M6500? It's for my second and third office (a.k.a. my wife's pet shop and our cabin by the sea), so I need two dockings. And this way I can save 80 % of the cost!

For some stupid reason the M6500 has no SPDIF output, and I see that there is one on this docking. But I don't care if that works or not, I only use SPDIF at home, and I have an USB sound card with SPDIF there.

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Dell :: Releases A New Precision M6500 Core I7 Laptop

Dec 2, 2009

Just seen it on the Dells site today

The I7 Extreme CPU is an option for this baby.

Upto 16 GB Ram with 4 DIMM Slots

Windows 7 Ultimate OS

3 GPu options

ATI FirePro M7740

FX2800

FX3800

Various LCD panel options including the RGBLED

Raid 0, 1, and 5 support

Blu Ray or DVD +/- R drive

The lastest Intel 5150 Wireless card option

Contactless Smart Card reader

Finger print reader option

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Dell :: Precision M6500 :: Extra Items On Keyboard

Apr 20, 2010

My family have bought me the Precision M6500, a little more than I need, but a great machine.Is it possible to find literature on the extra items on the keyboard ,

such as the track stick, track stick buttons, jog shuttle and the precision ON button,the idea behind them and there use

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Dell Precision M6500 :: Shutting Down After 4 Seconds When Turned On

Oct 8, 2011

The problem Im currently having with my laptop is that every time i turn it on, it last about 4 seconds before it shuts down. I can only see the power and battery light on before shutting down. I dont even see the screen turning on. I try going to diagnostic mode and the only thing that changes is that my keyboard lights go on, but then after 4 seconds laptop shuts down. What to do or what might be causing this??

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Dell Precision M6500 :: Cannot Install Any Operating System On Workstation

Feb 10, 2013

I cannot install any OS on my M6500 wether from USB or DVD.

I keep getting the error  "Required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" whenever i select to install windows.

I have my 2x 250gb drives in Raid 0  but i keep getting this error all the time, any kink to a driver ?

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Dell Precision M6500 :: US B3.0 On PR02X Fail To Work At 3.0 Speeds?

Sep 6, 2014

Having problems with M6500 and E-PORT plus II PRO2X dock.

USB 3.0 blue jacks on back of dock do not work as 3.0, work as 2.x.

The USB3.0 on side of the laptop perform as expected.

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Dell Precision M6500 :: Smart Card Reader Is Not Responding

Nov 30, 2014

Reinstalled Windows 7 on Precision M6500. Smart Card Reader does not respond. My SDHC card is recognized on my other Dell Laptop. What can I do to fix this?

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Dell :: M6500 For VMware + Visual Studio 2008/2010: A Good Idea?

Mar 28, 2010

I'm looking to purchase a powerful notebook for my development needs. I use MS Visual Studio 2008 (in a VMware virtual machine), currently running on my DELL Precision T7400 desktop workstation (Dual Intel Xeon X5482, 3.20GHz / 32GB RAM / 4 x 300GB SAS HD with 15,000rpm). This thing is a pleasure to work with, everything just flies, even when multiple virtual machines are running at same time.

In next months I need to spend some time developing and testing at my customer's site. Now I need something comparable to my T7400 in means of performance, but portable. My first idea was, of course, a M6500. It seems to be a very powerful beast. However, until now I have no experience with such "mobile workstations". Can this thing really deliver what it promises?

Here is my configuration: .....

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Dell Inspiron 2330 :: Keeps Scanning And Repairing Drive C - Hard Drive Fault

Jan 24, 2015

Using my inspiron 2330 (only 18mths old ) as normal next thing it tells me it encountered fault and has to reboot anyway it keeps saying scanning and repairing drive (c) then does not allow me to log in so i manage to get into bios to do a scan and it guves me a error code of 2000-0142  validation code of 112406 and and then says harddrive 0-s/n wd-wmc152946178

When i finally manage to log in my desk top screen is flashing and keeps telling my hard drive fault ....

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Dell :: Privately Upgrading From Single Drive To Dual Drive In RAID?

Jan 12, 2009

I'm doing a bit of research - I'm getting an M1730 as a replacement for a dead M1710 (Cheapest DELL XPS M1730 ever???) .. so I can't really change the spec of the machine until I get it .........

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Dell :: Need To Save Hard Drive Files From Laptop Where Drive Might Be Damaged

Jan 3, 2009

Something recently happened to my laptop, and now whenever I boot up my laptop, I get a message stating that "No drive detected", and I don't know if the hard drive might be damaged or not.

I tried connecting the hard drive directly to a desktop pc since it's a sata hard drive, but my desktop pc just froze on the boot screen whenever this hard drive was connected.

I also was going to try and use a hard drive external case to maybe connect it to the pc this way, but I wasn't sure if it would work

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Dell Inspiron 3531 :: Possibility To Mount Optical Drive Without CD / DVD Drive

Oct 14, 2014

I would like to know if on DELL Inspiron 3531 motherboard there is the possibility to mount an optical drive, cause the laptop comes without the CD/DVD drive. If is it possible, where i can buy the optical drive for the laptop?

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