i have a Core Duo T2500 2.0ghz processor. ( now old skool ) 2 gigs of ram and the 7900GTX i ran the demo at 1920x1200 with everything on full but turned shadows off. game ran awesome. o yea and its also awesome to play. alot of fun i can see how the full game must be nuts. its scary too. i jumped a few times in the demo.
While working retail I got a copy of 7 dirt cheap through a Microsoft Retail Program. I have since installed it, and am downloading drivers, etc. and notice that my old way of installing stuff doesn't really work anymore.
I can NOT get the option to mute the on board speakers. The computer also does not recognize the dongle I have plugged in that outputs digital coaxial to my receiver..
I need to replace the broken screen on my late 2006 Black Macbook. The thing is I do not know which screen to buy. It would appear that the Macbook was sold with various different screens.
I was just wondering which one was the best? I heard that the Samsung one was terrible. I think the others were LG Philips and AUO, there could have been others Im not sure. As I am replacing it I want to get the best one.
About seven months ago, I bought a Lenovo T400 for law school and left my 2006 13" MB with my dad (the computer mentioned in the subject line). All he did was install Snow Leopard on it, and then let it sit and barely use it. So, last time I was home I took it back from him to have as a fun/backup laptop.
I know the fan on this model (compared to the older G4 iBooks) always did run somewhat frequently, but usually I could tell what I was doing that would do it (something CPU intensive). However, since I've been messing around with it, I've noticed the fan runs a LOT more often, at a high speed. I could even let it sit for five minutes with no applications running and the fan will turn on for a bit.
I don't think I'm just spoiled by the cool-running T400, but I'm fairly sure the fan is running more often than when I used this MacBook. Can anyone tell me if Snow Leopard (at 10.6.2) is making a difference? Or is there some other issue that can be present here? I've also done the PRAM reset tricks to no avail.
I think there are many others' complains about the fan noise. When in a quiet night the fan's suddenly noise really hurts me. Finally I noticed that it is the PCH diode that trigger the fan. when the temperature of PCH goes over 65 C, the fan starts running at full speed while CPU is around 50 C and lower. So will the next bios solve this problem? just make fan starting running at 65 C or lower with a very slow rpm to just cool down the PCH, rather than a instant full speed running at 70C. And I also want to ask that why the PCH is so hot, there is no any cooling part on it?
I also have to complain the HDD overheating. 42-45C is a normal temperature now while my 5 years old Inspiron 1520 is normally 35-37 C. the place for the HDD is not perfect. It avoids the feeling of vibration when putting HDD down your wrist, but the CPU heat around it becomes a new problem. I think it is unsolvable. And the workmanship of DELL is getting worse, since my new Vostro 3560 has many small flaws...
i just installed Catalyst version 9.9 from here: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_ca...common-vista32
+ modded driver-package from here: http://www.driverheaven.net/modtool.php
(everything seems really fine. better FPS and more smooth playing) ....BUT in my old DELL-Ati driver 8.6 i could change my colour-saturation inside CCC (i found it under desktop properties i think)....but in this newset 9.9 i dont see any "saturation-controll"
I'm trying to play Bioshock on my newly acquired XPS M1730, but it just doesn't seem to want to play right. Even when I turn the graphics options way down it is still running very badly, and I would imagine on this machine it should run pretty good, right?
Here are my current system specs:
Core 2 Duo Extreme X9000 Vista Ultimate 4GB DDR2 640GB HD (320 x2) Dual GeForce 8700MGT's (Running in SLI)
I can play Obilivion, Bioshock, UT3, and even crysis (1200x800 medium) at good frame rates with good quality visuals turned on. I had previously just accepted that I was stuck with games like doom3 and quake4 only.
my expensive massive desktop replacement PC recently died after only 16 months - and I was sick of lugging this monster around.
I'm a software consultant - so I need to be able to run both MS .NET environments, and J2EE depending where I'm working.
Having never really looked at the Mac OS X, before - I thought what the hell, after being thoroughly enthralled by the build quality and price of the new 13" pro. It was a nice contrast from the 7kg beast I was lugging about before.
Well! What an eye opening revelation, seconds after opening my first bash shell and realizing the whole damn thing is sitting on top of Unix.
No need for linux as I was intending. I setup bootcamp but haven't needed to use it yet - for now being able to use a VM - but it's nice to know it's there if need be.
I'm completely recommending this to any Unix or Linux developers out there. The more I dig, the more I find various Mac OSX binary builds of my favorite Linux packages.
My only minor complaint is I find Finder a little quirky in it's behavior, but no worse than half a dozen X windows file managers.
I currently use a 15" MBP that I bought in late 2006. I only use it for surfing the web and word processing. maybe watching a couple of videos here and there but no where near any graphics related tasks. I do not play any games on it (as I got a PS3 for that).
I am thinking of getting a new laptop with the highest possible battery life. it seems that the new 15" MBP does not "really" last for 8-9 hours even on light work, but the 13" does reach the 10 hours target. that is mainly why I have chosen to go with the 13" version. now I'm down to two options, the white MB and the MBP. technically, they both got the same price (if you compare both with 4gb ram). the main questions that I need people around here to answer are the following:
1. First, can the 15" MBP really reach the 8-9 target?
2. is there a difference between 13" MB and 13" MBP other than the material which they are built from? (polycarbonate vs aluminum).
3. is there a difference between them in wifi reception?
4. is it possible to increase the MB's ram memory to more than 4gb?
This happens when in SLI only, there is ghosting/tearing/i have no idea of some sort. It happens in WoW, Crysis, Crysis WH, and 3dMarkVantage. Doesn't happen in "the Orange Box" or Bioshock. I've reloaded every driver I can find, dell factory image with all microsoft updates, dell factory image no updates, and verified it happens on both the Sharp panel in the system and my Samsung Syncmaster 24". Please help. I'm within my 21 day mark, and I'll probably return it if I can't get it fixed soon. Should probably tell ya, x9000 (stock clock) 4GB, 320HDD, SLI 8800GTX's, Vista 32bit.
The fan on my laptop runs constantly. The noise is very annoying. I have been having this problem for 6months plus. In reading previous posts, upgrading teh BIOS seemed to resolve the problem for a while, but it is happening again now. The fan runs from the second I turn the computer on. I am running the A02 BIOS. I just ran diagnostics and the fan test passed - speeds were 4500, 4500, 4000. current CPU temps ranged from 68-71. What else can I do?
In the last two weeks or so, the fan on my Studio 15 (1535) has been running continuosly. Even when it's under little/no load for extended periods of time, the fan stays on at higher-than-low-speed (from the sound)?
I've had it for about four months and this wasn't an issue until very recently. I have updated the BIOS twice (A02 to A03, then A03 to A06) and wonder if the most recent update was the culprit. I skipped A05 initially, but a few days ago I re-flashed using A05 to see if that might fix the issue- no dice! I'm debating whether I should go back to A03 and see if that does the trick?
But I don't want to keep arbitrarily flashing the BIOS over and over if there's no chance of it fixing the fan issue.
Anyone else have similar issues with the fan running constantly? Any suggestions on how to fix or, at least, mitigate the problem?
FYI- I always use the laptop on a flat, hard surface (desk or wooden lap-desk) to allow proper heat dissipation. I have also tried elevating the back of the system by 1/2-inch or so to improve airflow- NADA!
I just got a new Latitude E6440. Overall I love the system, but when it is docked / on AC power, I have noticed that I can almost constantly hear the fan. Right now my CPU is only at 6% but I can hear the fan running. Is that just normal behavior with this system? Does it just have a louder fan that runs more often? I just upgraded from an E6410 and I don't recall ever hearing the fan.
I am running Windows 8.1 Pro, and it is a brand-new install. I ran diagnostics and did not find any issues.
So I've been having some trouble for a while with this thing, when it goes into standby or is starting up often it will do this thing where no lights come on at all, including the power button, all I hear is the fan whirl at top speed. That's it.
Sometimes if I let it sit for a day and try it again, it boots no problem. Sometimes I have to remove the battery, press Fn for a while, and then unplug power and it will boot. Sometimes removing the Flee power by holding down the power button after everything, ac adapter and battery, are removed. But this time nothing is working.
This thing is not even two years old, and I am getting further and further discouraged by the Dell brand. I have always had great sucess with my work computer's being Dell so thought I would go that route for my personal. But alas I've read numerous things with this type of laptop having fan/video issues though nothing sounds like my problem.
All it does is spin it's fan when the power button is pressed. It got into this state when the screen was closed and it was forced into standby. It would not come out of standby, and would not shutdown by holding the power button. Had to removed battery and ac to get it to shut down. It has yet to come back.
so i've got a dv5t. i have the notebook raised up 6 inches in the back while on a desk, and i've also got it undervolted (down to 1.0250V on the 9x actually) and this machine always runs hot. hotter while in games (which makes sense.) but even while just browsing the net, it gets hot.