Dell :: XPS1530 GPU 94C When Gaming

Mar 26, 2009

I have owned my XPS 1530 for about 8 months now. It has been quite some time since i took my original temperatures, but i remember running games like warhammer online, call of duty, etc, at a temperature of 45c idle status , and like GPU 71c under hours of gaming. I think the hottest it got was GPU 79 degrees. 8 months later i decided to try gaming again and to my surprise my laptop is getting SO hot that it burns my hands and my speedfan shows the GPU at like GPU 64 idle ( 69 when the batter adapter is in) and up to 91-95 when on a game. I used to have a zalman laptop cooler which kept my comp a bit cooler, but i only noticed it effecting my temp. by about 2-3 degrees. I am going to undervolt and get my broken zalman replaced but I need to know one thing:

Do I have defective hardware? Is it normal to see an increase in temperatures as laptops get older? I am very afraid that something is damaged. Also, is there a specific driver that i should be running which can help my graphics card cool down, or am i one of the unlucky few who have been given a bugged 8600gt.

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Dell :: XPS1530 Shuts Down When Gaming

Feb 26, 2009

I have just bought a new game - dawn of war 2.

Approx 30 mins into the game the laptop just shuts down, no BSOD, just powers off. When i reboot it there is no system error saying it was a major crash or any warning telling me why.....

I have installed a heat program to record the heat on teh GPU and the CPU, at the point of crash the GPU is around 85 degrees C.

I have taken the back off the laptop and cleaned the Heatsink fan, it was pretty dusty.

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Dell :: My XPS1530 Expirences

Apr 18, 2009

I have been on this forum for quite awhile, I don't have many posts but I am always reading everything on here. OK, so on to what I posted this thread for, Just figured I would give a little intro, So it doesn't seem like im completely blind on whats going on in the laptop world.

I have had a XPS 1530 for almost a year now. At first I loved the laptop. Then I started having a problem, The fan was going out, Made a horrible clicking noise. No big deal though, After dealing with CS that you cant understand and runs you in circles trying to fix it, Got it replaced and all was fine again.

A couple months later, I was working out in the garage, and had the laptop out there looking up some exploded views for a car part I was working on. A cup of water I had on top of the bench got knocked over..I went to catch the cup, and ended up knocking the laptop off the bench and the the cup proceeded to land on it, full of water. So, The laptop was fried. Again dealing with the same CS that sucked. I was able to send the laptop in, And got it back about a week later. So that was good.

I would have thought they would have just replaced the laptop, and not tried to fix it.

Anyways, I was looking over the laptop after I got it back and wasn't pleased. The plastics on the bottom were all warped and the media button plastic piece wouldn't stay in place. And it looked like water was still behind the screen. So I turn the laptop on, And it didn't last 30 minutes before the screen went out. To me this is unacceptable.

Even if I caused the problem in the first place, Thats why I paid for the accidental warranty. I would think I could get my laptop back fixed, OR a new one. Had to jump through a bunch of hoops for the CS again,..Sent the laptop back.

I got a refurbished one back about a week later, First thing I notice is all the stickers(service tag, etc. from my original comp) were taped to the back with scotch tape.. And all falling off and ripped. Open the laptop and the space bar is bent, there are scratches on the plastic by the hinges. The black plastic for the media keys is all warped. Start the laptop up.. Dead pixels all over the screen, Or scratches in the LCD is what is really looks like. The HDD was very noisy! And if you plug headphones in, Its really fuzzy. But either way, I have dealt with this stuff for months now, I had to get a bunch of college work done. But now that that's over. The laptop has only got worse, I'm waiting for the hard drive to stop working, Its making horrible noises. And the hinges don't work well anymore, And the computer is running hot, No matter what bios or drivers I install. I still have my full warranty for about another 2 months.

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Dell :: XPS1530: Need Advise

Feb 2, 2010

My XPS1530 will be 2 years old this coming June 2010 and I donít have warranty anymore since last year but planning to get soon.

Since I just bought Vaio F Series (aside from defective wireless adapter, Vaio F series Monitor is sucks! Thatís why Iím keeping my precious XPS and returning the Vaio)

I have 2options of Next Business Day In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis Plus Nights and Weekends:

Option 1 (1year): $217.24
Option 2 (2years): $336.14 ....

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Dell :: XPS1530 One Day Repair?

Feb 19, 2010

Dell repair depot received my 1530 yesterday and they send it back today. It took them to check (fixed) the problem in one day?

I complained re: the heat issue of XPS1530, can they replace mobo in one day?

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Dell :: XPS1530: Planning To Upgrade RAM & HDD

Feb 19, 2010

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM from 3GB RAM to 4 it worth it or upgrade to 6GB?

I guess my existing is 2 + I'll just remove 1GB and buy 2GB RAM (for 4GB Ram)....How about if I want 6GB RAM?

Also I want to replace my 250GB HDD to 500GB.

What's the effect of heat issue if I upgrade both HDD and RAM?

any advise where can I buy?

Here is my existing RAM : 3GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm, and HDD: 250G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Thanks in advance.

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Dell :: XPS1530 Replacing Battery

May 1, 2010

After two years of using my XPS1530, I received an error or reminder message that I need to replace my battery.

It's still working though, but not sure what is the side effect of not replacing the battery immediately.

Do I need to replace my battery if it's still holding more than an hour or so?

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Dell :: How Works This Fan Pads Usb With A Xps1530?

Jan 19, 2009

i would like to know if somebody use or try this kind of fan pad usb with a dell xps 1530? ...

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Dell :: Notebook Cooler For XPS1530

Jun 28, 2009

can you guys recommend the best notebook cooler that will fit for XPS1530.

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Dell :: XPS1530 32bit Vs 64bit

Jan 12, 2009

I am designer and use Photoshop more .

If i use xp 64bit the performance improve or don`t improve?

Is there xp 64bit driver for 1530 ?

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Dell :: HDMI On The XPS1530 Wit XP Pro 64bit

Feb 6, 2009

if it's possible to get the HDMI (both video and audio) working running XP pro 64bit on the XPS 1530?

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Dell :: Last Release Drivers XPS1530

Jan 9, 2009

Please upload (or link) last release of xps1530 drivers (for xp) on this topic ....

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Dell :: Blutooth Software XPS1530

May 17, 2009

i am looking for a download link for the WIDCOMM blutooth software which came with my XPS. ever since i formatted the pc, didn't install this software to make the blutooth work. also looked in the cds i got with the system

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Dell :: Is A 30" Lcd Screen Possible On XPS1530

Nov 22, 2008

I have a Xps M1530 with the 8600GT videocard. Is it possible to connect a
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Dell :: XPS1530 Can't Detect My Handcam Thru Firewire

Apr 3, 2009

i want to transfer my mini DVD to my laptop and burn it to my DVD.

Unfortunately my XPS1530 can't detect my Sony Handycam using firewire to firewire.

anybody knows how to configure XPS1530-firewire connection?

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Dell :: XPS1530 With WSXGA+ (1680x1050) Screen

Apr 27, 2009

I'm just awaiting delivery of my new XPS1530 with WSXGA+ (1680x1050) screen.

Looking through the archives Ive seen a lot of posts relating to problems with the Samsumng version of the screen and that the LG screen is superior.

However, a lot of the posts are at least 11 months old, so I was wondering what the state of play is now. Can I expect an LG screen or has the Sumsung screen been upgraded

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Dell :: XPS1530 With 8600mGT For Games Driver Update

Dec 23, 2008

I have a XPS1530 with 8600mGT and use 177.79 drivers. My question izzz if one of ya'll know wich driver is better because I intend to update if there is a better driver, wich performs better in some games.

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Apr 27, 2010

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I would be getting the Core 2 Dual 1.3Ghz config...

And of course, the only video card choice, the famous GMA 4500MHD..

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Feb 13, 2009

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May 25, 2010

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Duration: 37.32 sec
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System memory usage: 56%
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Shadow Quality: Off
Reflection Resolution: Low
Water Quality: Low
Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x2
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Oct 6, 2009

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Apr 15, 2009

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Dell :: Gaming On The Xps M1710

Oct 8, 2007

I realize that many people here have an m1710 and i figured this could be a place to get some answers. So im playing Oblivion on my m1710 and i noticed when i have it at the highest resolution with no AA it gets really shitty fps so i turned it down to the second highest with no AA and i still got shity fps when in battle and such. I then proceeded to turn it down even lower. After all of this I still get shitty fps (down to like 8 in battle) even when its at like 1280 by 1024 so this is all with antialiasing off and when i turn it on not much happens except like 3 less fps. So i was just wondering if anyone knew what the hell my problem was because its annoying me. Even when i overclock my graphics card it doesnt really help but maybe 3 to 4 fps better.

my specifications are:
m1710/ 2gigs of ram / t7400 dual core processor 2.16ghz/ nvidia go 7950gtx ?

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Feb 3, 2009

I recently bought an M1730 laptop... you can see the details from the link in my signature.

I'm running Vista Ultimate X64 on it and installed all the original Dell 64-Bit drivers from the website -

however the gaming LCD does not seem to function, it just displays XPS?

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Aug 23, 2009

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Feb 20, 2008

Which operating system will give me the BEST performance for gaming.

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I just have to prove to a friend that XP is better for gaming than Vista is.

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Dell :: XPS Totally Crashes After Gaming

Jan 9, 2009

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Dell :: E1705 Crashing When Gaming

Nov 12, 2007

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Apr 6, 2009

Will a Dell Studio Xps 16 beable to play these games with the 1920x1080 Display:

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Specs: 4gbs of ram, 1920x1080 display, 2.4ghz processor.
And would the Studio Xps 13 beable to play these games?
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Dell :: Avoid Or At Least Gaming On Laptops

Dec 15, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of having a laptop (inspiron 1520) crap out on me after only just two years (i bought it November 2007). I had a laptop cooler and used the laptop for ocassional LAN parties, gaming and also to do my homework until I broke. I know some of you might say it's my fault for not buying the extended warrenty but come on, a $1300 dollar machine should last at least four years with normal care. That's the least I expect from a normal laptop. Is that too much to ask for? Anyway after that whole expierience I'll never get another laptop for gaming again, especially from Dell.

If you are considering buying a laptop for gaming consider other options unless you really need to game on the go.

Flame on Dell lovers and laptop gamers!

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