Both m8800gtx have an error code 43 in hardware device manager (vista32).
Well, here is what is going on. I have an m1730 that has been working A1 since I got until yesterday when I installed CoD:WaW.
It might be just a coincidence though because the game was playing good for a while until I got kicked out of the game and when I tried to launch the game again it said I had a DirectX corruption. So I took a look at directx diag and saw no problem, except for video card info showed nothing!
This is where I decided to look in hardware manager and saw the dreaded exclamation point (error 43) for both my cards.
I did a full video driver uninstall, then did a driversweeper and took out all nvidia stuff and tried to install my drivers again and still get the same error!
Are my video cards messed up? I will be attempting a clean install on another spare drive today to see if it really a driver/software conflict.
If I bought m1730 with geforce 8800m can I upgrade it later to get the geforce 9800m? If yes, do I buy the video card and install it myself or I buy the card and dell technician will come to my house and install it for me?
I have noticed that some code that uses directx (opengl doesn't seem to have the issue, but I have not tested it extensively so it might just be a coincident) it seems to freeze on startup and hangs the machine to the point where the cursor won't move and that lasts for a good amount of time, maybe 20 seconds.
The odd thing though, is that when the game is running, it runs fine... even in Windowed mode. Except if I click another window outside the game, like I select the task manager window and then my machine hangs again for a while then I basically have to close the game, which takes a long time to close while my machine is hung and if I let it sit, it will eventually close and come back.
I have tried it in SLI mode (my pc specs are at the bottom), in Single mode, I searched online and some suggest it might be a video card issue, has anyone here with M1730 or similar machines experienced the same thing?
I just got this gamer today.Its a great game so far.I had the game on the auto settings for the graphics.Which I think was MAINSTREAM for all the options.Well,I was playing the game quite comfortablely.I was getting about 30fps.I am only guessing.But it was very playable.After about 2 1/2 hrs,the game was extremely choppy.Started to crawl like 5 fps!Did the system get too hot?Is it becuase I only have a single Nvidia 8700GT 256mb video card?
My work associates like both the 1730 and the new Sager 9261 for gaming and video editing etc. This has caused a real discussion that gets heated. I would like to get some Dell users input. It is true that the Sager has quad core but is 1 pound heavier than the 1730 and the Sager gets only 1 hour or so battery life. What would you say to them?
Error and enabling SLI makes the problem even worst.
I've returned the laptop to Dell and they changed the MOBO and Vid cards (so it says in the work order) but the problem is still there. It's not as bad as it used to be but it still exists. frankly, I'm gonna call them and ask for another latop to see if that will solve the problem but who knows. I'm wondering if anyone here has managed to get this laptop running smoothly play Battlefield 2, call of duty and other intensive FPS games like Fallout3 or Bioshock, not to mention crysis,
I notice that when I have SLI turned off, there is a stutter effect when maximizing and minimizing windows - this was occurring both in the Vista pre-installed as well as the Windows 7 x64 currently installed. When running SLI, no such issues occur.
As I want to disable SLI to avoid the excessive fan noise and save on battery life (I don't ever play videogames, and this was sent as a replacement), I want to figure out why this is happening.
1. What could be the cause of this? I can't imagine that a single 8700m GT isn't capable of smoothly rendering window max and minimization.
2. Would a forceware driver be better than the stock Dell drivers? If so, can someone recommend the latest, well-liked and stable forceware driver for Windows 7 x64? I know that some are better than others but navigating laptopvideo2go.com is a bit confusing for me.
took my 1730 apart to blow out the dust and quiet a noisy vid card fan. Upon re-assembly, I used a long screw instead of a short when securing the monitor back to the body of the laptop.
That screw pierced a resistor and killed my video card... POOR design Dell + idiot move me= dead 1730. The short of it is, I need someone who has had their 1730 apart to tell me the value of the resistor R12, which is under the rubber flap below the left lid support screw.
(UPDATE) I purchased a new card..I know, I know, but I had to as I had projects that I needed access too. I would still like to fix this card though.
The R12 resistor is a micro resistor with "2A2" printed on top of it.. Anyone have any idea where I can get one of these? I thought at first it was 202 but under the magnifying glass I am pretty sure its "2A2".
My wife and I have a couple of Latitude 600m's both seemingly with Radion 9000 video cards.
Her HD has been on the fritz, and my mother board seems to have been on the fritz recently (not powering on), and seems to have finally died, so I put my HD in her machine and everything - except - the video seems to be working properly.
Basically the only two display options I have under the video properties are 1024x768 and 800x600... whereas in the HD's native machine, I can go considerably wider.
about a year ago my e1705's video card memory had a error and I had colored stripes on the screen. I researched a little and found that I could upgrade my card to a xps 512mb card and so I did. Now a few days ago my screen went black and I freaked out thinking my video card died but a few seconds later everything was fine again. Today, the same thing happened although this time the black screen turned to a blue error screen saying "***Hardware Malfunction Call your hardware vendor for support NMI: Parity check/ memory parity error ***The system has haulted***" I ran the diagnostic and the graphics card memory is showing errors. I checked ebay and another card is $300. What options do I have? I like my laptop but I'm kind of tired of this problem especially if I buy another card and expect it to happen again.
Id thought Id be nice and try to put together lots of GPUZ charts for those wondering about video cards, when compared to one another. I asked a few members to set their OC'd monsters to stock speeds so we could look at them in their original settings.
I have xps m1710 with 512mb 7950 gtx,2 gb ram,2.33 core due
I have some strange picture coming in my lcd some times,so can u tell me if my video card on the way to die,
also it happend a few times with Ghost recon advanced warfigter 2 during the game but if I press Alt+Esc to go to the windows thats strange picture dissapers and then I can go back to the game,its allways happen with the game but only 1 time with my windows,I reinstalled my windows and changed the driver version and still happining
i recently purchased a dell xps m170 and i noticed the screen wasnt as crisp as i expected.
so i put the dell resource cd to install a video driver and when i started the driver install the screen went black and that was it the comp was still turned on but nothing on the screen. when first booting up i notice vertical lines during the dell screen and windows screen.
i went to the device manager and uninstalled the nvidia driver and rebooted, everything worked fine i was able to go on youtube and see a video, but when i scroll down it seems the screen is lagging i dont have a better way to describe it. i downloaded the driver for the video card from dell and installed it and immediately the screen went black
First off, hope everyone is having a great time during the holidays and lets not forget our fellow soldiers still deployed.
So I received my replacement on the 21st with T9800 but they are sending me another replacement with the QX9300 processor.
Scenario, lets say they decide to give me the 260's SLI instead of the 280's SLI (which is what they gave me in this replacement and this is dellienware)... Could I take the 280's in here and put them in the 2nd replacement, obviously put the the 260's in here and return it like that?
So in short, I want to take these 280s out and put them in the new replacement. Take those 260s out and put them in this one and send it back to dell. Any input would be great
According to a Dell Rep at least.. This is mostly for the people who have the SXPS 16 with the 3670. I was speaking with a dell rep today and she told me that if I were to buy a 4670 and called tech support.
I could ask for their help to install the video card without voiding warranty. I don't know if this is true..
but does anyone know where to get a 4670 besides Dell's site where it's $109