Dell :: Xps M1330 Users

Aug 17, 2009

Poll because I'm curious for NVIDIA users only

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Dell :: M4400 Users:

Mar 2, 2009

what kind of battery life you're getting from your M4400, with specifics...

list down your spec, which battery you have, and what programs you were running..

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 Users

Aug 29, 2009

im looking to get one of the studio xps but im currently debating wether to go for the 13 or 16. portability is fairly essential but the prospect of having the 1080p screen really appeals to me.
how do you find the 16 around the house and if you use it, at work or school, and moving it around, too and from these places.
i no its a desktop replacement and i no people will say look at the size and weight etc but i want feedback on real life use of it and how people find it.

i will be using it mostly at home in my lap, sitting on the sofa etc and at university in the library or desk in class so i was hoping to get the 13 but i really want that sexy 16inch screen so please provide feedback on your experience.

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Dell :: Studio Xps 16 Users

Oct 7, 2009

Isnt it too big compared to the studio xps 13?
I wanna buy a laptop for school & casual gaming(wow/d3/whatever) and i saw this guy locally selling his STUDIO XPS 16 brand new ..he says hell leave it to me for 950$ and he claims its
Intelģ Coreô 2 Duo P8600 (2,4GHz, 3 Mo Cache L2, 1066MHz bus frontal)
4 gb ram
1 gig graphic card
320 HD
No blu-ray just DVD/CD RW

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Dell :: M1530 Users How Often Does Your Fan Kick In?

Feb 16, 2009

I was wondering how often everyones fan kicks in while your running on your batteries. My fan kicks in every 5 mins runs for 10 secs then stops (on my lap not blocking the vent). I was wondering if this was too often.

I know that it also varies from bios versions but i have a12 and my cpu is running at a cool 37' c while my gpu is running at 60 ish.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 / Windows 7 Users

Dec 1, 2009

Personally I try to run out of a standard user account (instead of an administrator account). Itís the most secure way to go and just plain good form IMO. But I realize that most people do not because windows defaults you into the administrator account. Well I just noticed that the ACEeventLog (an event log created by the Catalyst Control Center that you can find in the Event Viewer) spews out a stream of events/errors when I run out of a standard user acccount. These events/errors stop as soon as I go into my administrator account.

I have a feeling that these events have been causing instability in my system when in the standard user account. If its true that its Dellís video driver thatís doing this it would be crazy. Dell is an IT company and should know that LOTS of their users will be in standard user accounts (any good admin will do this). Well to make a long story short, Iíd like to pose a question: How many of you run out of a standard user account? If I'm in the minority then it might explain the instability issues Iíve been having that few others are not.

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Dell :: To All You 17 Inch Users ;; Rocking?

Dec 9, 2007

if you're still rocking it with your 17 inch laptop with no regrets whatsoever.

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Dell :: Happy SXPS 16 Users?

May 17, 2009

My UK Outlet Dell Studio XPS 16 is due to be with me this week hopefully. Here's what I managed to 'snipe' off the Outlet website:

P8600 2.4Ghz
1080p screen
Intel 5300 Wifi Link
TV Tuner


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Dell :: Inspiron 15 Reviews By Daily Users?

Oct 18, 2009

I am finding the Inspiron 15 at reasonable pricing (from 429.99 to 489.99) so am thinking of buying an early Christmas present.

I need information on its reliability. Will I need to purchase an extended warranty or should the owner be able to operate trouble free for at least three years?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1640 USERs...Bios A14 Available....

Apr 1, 2010


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Dell :: M4400 Freezes While Switching Users

May 3, 2009

My m4400 seems to like to lock up while switching users. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does the "Please Wait..." spins away on the screen and it will stay that way forever.

The only way to fix it is to force a reboot by holding down the power button. I'm using Vista Business 64.

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Dell :: Studio Xps 16 Users , What Games Can You Play On High?

May 20, 2009

as it says up there a list of games you guys can play well on high settings and what resolutions you use as i cant find an actual list via the search field so thought i would get one starte....

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Dell :: Inspiron 9300 Users Running Win 7? Problems!

Jan 10, 2009

I totally wiped out my drive and started anew on my 9300. Most of my hardware drivers were accounted for. But, I'm missing sound, wireless, Fn+X keyboard shortcuts, and (most importantly) my ATI X300, which may as well not exist because Windows sure isn't recognizing it.

I haven't been able to get online with it yet, so I'm not sure how many of these problems I can clear up by searching with 7's troubleshooting tools.

Of course, ATI doesn't have official Vista drivers for the X300. Has anyone worked around Dell's OEM drivers, or have those been fine for you?

I really wanted to make it a nice cable/OTA HD Media Center, but I especially need my video card up and running for that.

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Dell :: SXPS 13 Users: Windows 7 Drivers Are Finally Here!

Oct 13, 2009

Just checked the download site today, and they've finally posted up windows 7 drivers! About time Dell

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Apple :: Mac Users Connecting To 3008WFP 30" Dell

Feb 7, 2009

Well on my way out to the apple store I decided to run up a few competing monitors and find the 30" Dell with higher specs, HDCP S-IPS panel with 6 inputs (even has display port) for EXACTLY 1599...which is the SAME student discount price for the 30 cinema. Spec wise the Dell is reality, I don't know because I can't go see it.

My question is has anyone connected a macbook or macbook pro to this display?

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Sony ::VPC-Z (New Z) Users

Apr 14, 2010

Could someone with New Z run "Power Efficiency Diagnosis"

Start command prompt as Administrator (cmd.exe) and run:

powercfg -energy
It will generate energy-report.html .....

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Users 1TB Laptop Internal Drive ?

Apr 18, 2010

my 320gb drive that shipped from Dell 2 years ago is dieing out. It will need to be replaced soon. I am curious if any Inspiron 1520 users have upgraded to one of these new 1TB capacity laptop drives. Previously 500gb was the max capacity but now 750gb and 1Tb versions are available. From what I understand the drives must be 2.5 inch to fit in an Inspiron 1520.

Has anyone done this yet ? Which model drive have you installed ? Did you have any issues 'fitting' the drive in ? How is it working out ?

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Dell :: XPS M1530 XPVsync / Speed Step Calling All XP Users!

Feb 16, 2009

I have this odd problem with my M1530 using windows XP. I currently mainly play WoW. . . I have installed Windows XP on my M1530. . .

So heres what I do.. I open up CPU-Z .. minimize it so that I can see the current speed of my CPU in the task bar. Open WoW in windowed mode and then play so I can see my CPU speed via CPU-Z.

When I do this and Vsync is off it is normal. Speed goes 2.5Ghz @ a 12.5 Multiplier. (using vsync option in wow to control)
When I turn on Vsync instantly the Speed starts going from 2.5Ghz to 1.2Ghz and back to 2.5Ghz ...

but over and over and over, back and forth.... enough to notice while playing ... it creates stutters. I have tried everything I can think of to fix this. So if anyone has a idea please share...

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Acer :: Aspire One Users

Dec 21, 2008

i want to read ebooks with much pics and text like Dummies series, books on graphic softwares rather than plain text reading. i wud read it in portrait mode.

so my question is Is acer aspire one enuf for my purposes? can i read pdf ebooks like dummies series with illustrations clearly in 8.9 inch screen in portrait mode CLEARLY? or shud i wait for 10.2 inch version of aspire one?

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HP/Compaq :: DVDPlay Users

May 24, 2010

I recently got a new HP Pavilion Slimline computer and I just got back the HP DVDPlay program because my old computer, which was Compaq, broke down and had to be replaced ASAP. However, my new computer won't let me play any of my Region 1 DVDs on DVDPlay because the computer is locked in region 0 mode. Every time I put in a R1 DVD to play with DVDPlay, it ejects the disk and asks if I want to change regions. I have not used any of my 5 out of 5 limitations yet to switch to Region 1, and it says that DVDPlay is incompatable with my computer.

I also cannot find QuickPlay on my computer, as I think it's gone, was deleted and/or was never put back on. If I bring back QuickPlay, will it let me play Region 1 DVDs on DVDPlay again? What should I do? I hope there's a free way to fix this, as I can't afford to spend any further updates on how to fix my computer to play R1 DVDs again.

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Apple :: Photobucket And Mac Users

May 27, 2009

I use photobucket for pictures and I use to copy and paste pictures in windows by copying the image with control and C then paste with the control and V in webpages but I can't do that with my Mac

I joined photobuckets forums but they say I can't post even after joining and I checked for solutions and couldn't find how to with a Mac

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Dell :: Studio 1555 Users: Do You Have A TRUE Stable Idle Temp?

Aug 11, 2009

My Idle temp seems to be within the range of:

27C-43C for CPU
44C-51C for GPU

These are temps when I'm not even doing anything. The fan activates when the GPU hits 51C and stops when the GPU temp reaches 44C. The CPU doesn't seem to be a factor in activating the fan.

Use I8Kfangui to see your CPU and GPU temps. Just don't click on AUtomatic Fan Control because that will severely lag your system until you turn it off.

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Dell :: XPS M1530 XP Vsync / Speed Step Problem. Calling All XP Users!

Feb 16, 2009

When I do this and Vsync is off it is normal. Speed goes 2.5Ghz @ a 12.5 Multiplier. (using vsync option in wow to control)

When I turn on Vsync instantly the Speed starts going from 2.5Ghz to 1.2Ghz and back to 2.5Ghz ...

but over and over and over, back and forth.... enough to notice while playing ... it creates stutters. I have tried everything I can think of to fix this .....

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Dell Latitude 3440 :: Touchpad Doesn't Work After Switching Users

Jan 1, 2015

latitude 3440

windows 8.1 64 bit

after switching between user accounts, I can move the cursor around on the screen, but I can't click on anything, not left click or right click

after signing out of the problematic user account and signing back in, the pad works normally

I saw a lot of reports on this problem for linux, but none for windows.

this laptop came with ubuntu installed. I personally installed windows 8.1 64 bit, which is supported, and I installed all the latest drivers.

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Acer :: Arcade Deluxe Users

Sep 23, 2008

I'm just wondering if AAD comes with the Cyberlink H.264 codec - the one that enables GPU decoding. Because if it does, I have a reason to install that thing back on my system.

Here's how you can check. Open up Windows Media Player. Right-click on the top bar, go to Help, then About Windows Media Player. Click the Technical Support Information link in that box, and your Internet browser will open with an HTML file with all your codecs. Save a copy of that HTML, upload it somewhere like RapidShare/MegaUpload, and post the link here.

I'll report back with my findings - if it means we don't need to buy CoreAVC or another decoder, I'm all for it.

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Acer :: EPowerManagement And Non-administrator Users

Oct 9, 2007

way to get Acer ePowerManagement working with non-administrator users?

Because when I join laptop to domain, and log in with user that has power user righs, the ePowerManagement just won't work. If I grant local administrator rights to user, ePowerManagement works just fine.. But that's not the way it should be!

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Apple :: Boot Camp 3.1 - Windows 7 Users

Mar 26, 2010

Running OSX 10.6.2 on a 15" MBP with only minor complaints, but I'm facing the fact that deep down inside, I still miss Win7.

I have a Win7 Professional disc and a copy of the Office 2010 beta sitting side-by-side, keeping each other company.

I'm just curious how those of you running Win7 via Boot Camp 3.1 feel about the point update that Apple put out in January -- particularly as regards battery life. From what I understand, the touchpad "touchiness" is resolved, and graphics performance is much improved, but I have read few comments (and conflicting ones at that) as far as any gains in battery life.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv6500t Running Windows 7 RC With 2 Active Users

May 11, 2009

I'm getting a strange problem on my dv6500t with my dual booted Windows 7 RC install (same issue with the Beta). My searches have been inconclusive.

Using W7 as one user is fine, but if I leave one user logged in and switch user accounts, things start acting wierd...Anti-virus fails to start (I've uninstalled AV and the rest still occur)Can't use the IE button on the task barIE doesn't log in to some websites (e.g. AOL mail)slowness Lots of permanent window and menu artifact ghosting that only clears after logging out This only happens when 2 users are logged in at one time... one user works just dandy.

I'm just suspicious of my HP... the friggen thing crashes on me enough or doesn't resume from hibernate/sleep so I'm not confident in the crap.

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Apr 15, 2009

Is it me or does the left side of the wrist rest get hot? the remote in the slot also gets really hot. The average temp seems to be 38-46 C. Its like 81 when playing a game or so. Even though these numbers seem normal, does anyone feel its hotter than its supposed to be. I used HWMONITOR to see the temps. Im just worried if this heat can ruin the express slot remote. and does anyone else feel the warmth from the left side?

Also, is anyone's spacebar not that responsive when hitting it towards the farthest left or right? Its really annoying when you hit it but theres no space. Other laptops are perfectly normal but the hdx16 spacebar seems loose.

Lastly, everytime i turn off the dolby sound space expander, my fingerprint reader sounds like its buzzing when it accepts a fingerprint. Some songs crackle when it's turned on as well. Try it out, it will probably happen to you. Already tried reinstalling the audio drivers and problems still occurs.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv5t Latest Drivers (for Advanced Users)

Jan 5, 2009

Last Updated: 21st November 09

since I havenít been able to find a thread listing all the latest drivers for the dv5t I've decided to make one myself. Let me be clear, this is for ADVANCED USERS ONLY.

For the average user you can find the latest drivers for your specific model at This thread may contain drivers that are not specifically targetted at the HP dv5t but appear to work with it correctly. These drivers may not include vendor specific functionality that HP may have added (although I have not heard of any instances of this being so). Some of these drivers may work with other series of laptops but this is NOT guaranteed. I cannot guarantee these drivers will work correctly for everyone here so please be careful - only install these if you know how to revert any changes you have made. I am only including WHQL certified drivers, so regardless of what site they come from you know they are authentic. I've tested some of these drivers on my machine and they work perfectly well however I am unable to test everything. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Without further ado:

Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility:
OS Support: Windows Vista, Windows 7
Notes: I recommend running the setup file from an elevated command prompt with the "-overall" flag (without quotes). This will assure that all devices are updated.....

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