Dell :: XPS M1730 LightFX And Windows 7

May 30, 2009

Although I doubt many people use it, I still find myself attracted to the LightFX plugin when playing music. It makes things more entertaining =-P


My issue is that in Windows 7 when I use LightFX Plugin 1 or 2, the lights simply 'flicker' really weakly. They don't change color or anything. LightFx3 works fine.

I was wondering if anyone has had a similar issue and has been able to fix it? Does anyone know where maybe an updated version of LightFX is available? (it's nightmare to track down!)

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Dell :: LightFX

May 7, 2008

Every time I turn on LightFX in media player it sounds all distorted. I heard that this was a problem in previous models, but I am unsure if it affects the 1730 as well.

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Dell :: M1730 And Windows 7

May 8, 2009

the only thing i wanted to ask was what drivers should i be installing? i dont want anything to conflict since 7 isnt entirely supported yet. right now i just installed the touchpad pointer and nvidia drivers for windows 7 from nvidia's website.

the real thing i want to install is quickset, but i feel this particular piece of software would conflict the most.

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Dell :: Windows 7 On The M1730

Apr 4, 2009

I'm about to pick up the XPS M1730, maxxed out on pretty much everything. Now I was considering throwing the Windows 7 beta on there, but I haven't really found anything saying if there are any problems with doing that, driver conflicts, software conflicts, that kind of thing.

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Dell :: M1730 Windows XP Install

Jan 25, 2008

I have M1730 with windows Vista.

I just installed 2 x 120Gb hard drives, created RAID0 stripe, and trying to install Windows XP.

I Downloaded Intel SATA RAID drivers from support.dell.com. Trying to install them from a floppy during Windows XP install but get a BSOD every time its trying to load the driver

If anyone was successful in installing Windows XP on M1730 (with RAID 0)

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Dell :: M1730 Windows 7 Problem (PCI Bus 5)

Nov 28, 2009

My main concern is I get 2 ! in triangles in my device manager under Other Devices

Here is how it goes:
Other Devices
Base System Device, Location: PCI Bus 5, Device 1, Function 2
The Driver is NOT Installed (Code 28)

&

Base System Device, Location: PCI Bus 5, Device 1, Function 3
The Driver is NOT Installed (Code 28)

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Dell :: Want To Upgrade To Windows 7 On M1730

May 18, 2010

Currently running vista 32 and I want to upgrade to windows 7 64 but on the dell device driver's page there is no support for windows 7. Only XP and Vista drivers are listed.

Will the drivers automatically update through Windows 7 or do I try to find the drivers myself?

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Dell :: Re-install Windows Properly On My M1730

Aug 12, 2009

Ive basically just bought an M1730 so its a machine i`m not familiar with, i noticed that no details were appearing in the small LCD window in the top right so i referred to the manual,

it said you go to Logitech in the start menu to change the settings. Now this is where the fun started, i had no Logitech option on my start menu, it simply wasn`t their.

I bought my laptop from a Dell Outlet reseller, seeing as i had the back up disc for windows vista and the Dell drivers disc i thought i would do a full install of windows as something was obviously missing, normally re-installing windows is straight forward.

Now i don`t know how i managed this, after re-installing windows my laptop starts in the normal way with the Dell logo appearing but i then get a black boot up screen which gives me 2 boot options and they are both labelled Microsoft windows vista, so basically i have 2 choices of the same thing to boot up.

I think i have somehow installed windows vista onto 2 hard drives, my laptop has 2 x 200GB drives.

With laptops ive had in the past re-installing the operating system has been easy, its basically put the disc in and it walks you through it, this wasn`t straight forward .....

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Dell :: M1730 Laptop Windows 7 Drivers

Oct 13, 2009

I just installed windows 7 Ultimate, ran windows update and everything, but I still have 2 unrecognized devices in my Device Manager.

The 2 devices are:

Base System Device
PCI Device

They both have the horrible ! next to them, and I can't figure out what drivers I'm missing.

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Dell :: XPS M1730- After A Windows Update (Vista), My Screen Blacked Out And The Resolution Changed

Sep 14, 2009

Relatively soon after a Windows Update (Vista), my screen blacked out and the resolution changed from 1920x1200 to something like 800x600. After restarting the notebook, everything seemed to be back to normal, except my graphics card (GeForce 8800M GTX x 2) wasn't working, and upon looking in the device manager, it said the device wasn't working (code 43).

So, I tried uninstalling drivers/reinstalling drivers, etc. and nothing seemed to work. And now something I've done has made the main VGA drivers or whatever not work, and all I see is a big black screen on startup (but the mouse icon is on the screen and can move around).

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Dell :: XP Pro X64 For M1730

Apr 2, 2009

I'm installing x64 XP Pro on my system (check my sig) after using x86 XP pro for many odd years. I was hoping I could get some help cultivating all the x64 bit compatible drivers for my system because this is a large undertaking, and all my drivers I have backed up to flash drive are for my current 32-bit system, so this is overwhelming to me......
I was hoping I could just get some help from the community retrieving OEM drivers (not Dell drivers) for my system. I want everything up-to-date, including RAID matrix manager and chipset drivers....

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Dell :: M1730 2

Apr 29, 2009

i have 2 problems with my m1730, one the keyboard lights stopped working, is it driven by a driver or something or what? my 2nd problem is device manager is telling me i have an unknown pci device and is always asking me for driver software. windows has directed me to nvidia for the driver. i know it is the physx processor but the physx control panel says no physx processor installed.

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Dell :: M1730

Feb 3, 2009

question, I found a craigslist ad that reads the following:

"This is a great machine, only a few months old in great shape, sllighty used.
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1
17 inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WUXGA

4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
Reliability: 64GB Solid State Drive plus 200GB SATA HD (7200RPM w/ FFS)

Blu-ray / DVD / CD Burner (Blu-ray Disc Drive)
NVIDIA® SLI™ Dual GeForce® 8800M GTX with 1GB GDDR3 Memory

Intel PRO/Wireless 4965a/g/n Mini Card
Built-in Bluetooth capability (2.0 EDR)
High Definition Audio 2.0 .....

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Dell :: My New XPS Toy... M1730

Jul 27, 2008

I used to have an Inspiron 9400 which I modded into an M1710, which is in this photo forum. I eventually managed to get some funding and bought the M1730 about 4 months ago and love it. Heres a basic photo of my setup:

The Specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9300 - 2.5GHz, 6MB Cache, 800 MHz FSB

Windows Vista(R) Ultimate 32 bit
Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio Software
17.0" UltraSharp(TM) Widescreen WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT Display with TrueLife(TM)
Smoke Gray LCD display with Integrated 2.0 mega pixel web cam
4GB (2x2GB) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
200GB SATA 7200RPM Performance Hard Drive
2nd 200GB SATA 7200RPM Performance Hard Drive Blu-ray Combo Drive
Dual 512MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 8800M GTX with NVIDIA(R) SLI(TM) Technology

Intel(R) 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-Card
AGEIA PhysX Mobile Technology(TM)

I was worried this would be a slow processor but it's great does all my photo work and web design work with ease, and it's great for games ! Fantastic machine, love the light up keyboard.

In the photo it's sitting on an akasa 17" notebook cooler to help keep the temps happy.

I'll try and take some more photos of it at some point.

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Dell :: BSOD M1730

Feb 20, 2010

My 1730 is not cooperating this morning. Been trying to figure out why Im having a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) everytime I try to open anything. It even crashed during a system restore and also during a power off at the Windows is Shutting Down screen.

Things had been working great up until last night. I was reading something on a webpage when I got a pop up window on the page I was on, and when I clicked the window closed, I crashed to blue screen of death.

Haven't been able to do much since then. Not sure if its hardware or software related, but I do notice that my McAfee isn't running now and when I try to update it says 'Components Are Missing' and to reinstall.

Can't get far enough in a reinstall before I crash again, so thats getting me no where.

I was able to do a system restore to a day earlier, but the problem is still there.

I also have no way to network in safe mode due to only having wireless internet access.

If anyone has any suggestions on where to get help to find out what might be causing the problem. Please let me know. I can follow instruction if anyone can walk me through what I need to look for.

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Dell :: Replacing GPU In M1730

Jan 13, 2010

I am down to 1 GPU on my M1730, in the interest of replacing it , from the forum sticky these seem to be the options

XPS M1730
Nvidia 8700M (both single and SLI****)
Nviida 8800M GTX SLI
Nvidia 9800M GT SLI
Nvidia 9800M GTX SLI

(I assumme this list is complete still . i.e. no 260's or 280's available)

Other than Dell or EBay are there any other sites , suppliers that people know of who might supply one of the above

DELL want 340 + Vat for a sli 8700m and there is every so often a 8800M for sale on ebay but they typically want approx 500 pounds for it (anyone had experience of buying one?)

I am dubious about the 8800 as evidence suggests it runs hot so would prefer a cheap 8700m or a warrentied 9800M

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Dell :: M1730 Got Shipped

May 27, 2009

So my M1730 got shipped yesterday... they gave me 2 tracking numbers-- both were used in august 08.. So I waited it out, and later on, the two tracking numbers both updated... Both of them say "Electronic info received".

I call Fedex this morning, they tell me Dell hasn't shipped anything yet. I call Dell, the lady tells me it was shipped and not to worry. I don't know who to believe..

So basically I can't track my package and know when its coming....

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Dell :: XPS M1730 Quality

Oct 18, 2008

I'm planning on buying a gaming laptop sometime at the beginning of the year and I was wondering if I could get some insight as to the quality and performance of the XPS M1730. And also as to Dell's customer service.

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Dell :: M1730 Screen

Oct 17, 2008

I went to my dell outlet today and I looked at the m130 they had on display. The screen was absolutely magnificent by far the most crisp screen have ever seen on a laptop. I checked the type of screen and im pretty sure its lg.

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Dell :: M1730 Webcam

Oct 23, 2009

I had my display replaced a couple weeks ago. never thought to test it before he left. now I wanted to turn it on but it says it can't be found.

how do i find out if its actually connected? no lights flash when the pc boots up. i always thought with vista it would flash a blue light at boot up.

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Dell :: Replace M1730 For XPS 16

Sep 15, 2009

My laptop is still having heat issues and they told me I could exchange the M1730 for a new XPS 16 with the 4670 and 1080P screen... I asked about the M17x and he says they cannot switch brands (LIE!) So should I take this or push for a M17x?

My system's specs:

Core 2 Duo Merom T7800 (2.6GHz, 4Mb L2)
2Gb 667MHz RAM
2 Geforce 8700M GT's in SLI
Ageia PhysX M100
17" WUXGA
80Gb 7200RPM HDD

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Dell :: How Good The M1730

Jan 6, 2008

I have M1710 (2.33 cpu, 512 7950 gtx,2 giga ram) and am having problems with it and dell cant fix it ,, so I think am going to get a replacement (M1730) so I want to know how good is it with games,, Like call of duty 4, ghost recon advanced war fighter 2, command and conquer, need of speed.

does it lag during the games casue I read a few things about that?

is the 8700 sli good?

whts the normal temp for the cpu and v.card?

I dont know the spcification for it but I think its going to be also 2 giga ram and I'll try to get the T7700 2.4 cpu or X7900 2.8 cpu with the AGEIA<SUP>®</SUP> PhysX<SUP><SMALL>TM</SMALL></SUP> Mobile Technology<SUP><SMALL>TM</SMALL></SUP> processing unit

I'll use windows Xp sp2 pro

is it going to be good as M1710 2.33 T7600 2 giga ram with 512mb 7950 GTX for games?

is the speakers better than the M1710 cause there is no subwoofer for M1730 ?

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Dell :: Fan Control For M1730

Jan 18, 2008

I just got a new M1730 (replacement for XPS M1710), does anyone have a good fan control program that works with fans in M1730 ( I think M1730 has 3 fans) ?

I have I8kFanGUI and NVTempLodder but there is a big defferance for the GPU Temp. readings and I cant find out which 1 is correct ...

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