Dell :: E1705/9400need Some Upgrading Advice

Oct 31, 2009

There are a couple of things I couldn't find here despite the FAQs and all the posts I read. They are:

- My pc came with the T2500 cpu (that's a core duo). Is it possible to fit in a core 2 duo in this motherboard? If not, which motherboard should I get from ebay?

- I want (or rather, desperately need) to replace my ATI x1400. I can get a geforce 7950 at ebay, but they cost about $400. I also found the quadro fx1600m, which is a DirectX 10 card (probably a 8xxxm?) and for much less money. Does the fx1600m work with the e1705? the guy in this post fitted one but didn't work with internal LCD. Does it make any sense? Should I risk it and buy one?

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Dell :: Buying From Outlet, And Upgrading? Advice

Sep 2, 2009

dell seems to be very expensive now compared with what they were

so i'm thinking of buying something from the outlet, and upgrading it

are parts available for the e6500?

i want:
web cam
blue tooth
wireless n
backlit keyboard

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Oct 19, 2009

Spending significant time tonight, looking through many tutorials, this site often being the one I visited the most, I've decided to upgrade my e1705 .....

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Oct 8, 2007

I've been the owner of an e1705 for about a year, and I'm really tempted to upgrade it.

Current base specs:

1.73ghz Core Duo T2250
80GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium

This notebook is used for occasional gaming (counter strike source) and has become my desktop replacement.

I was thinking of upgrading to 2GB RAM and either a 100GB 7200 RPM hard drive or a 160GB 5400 RPM hard drive.

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Sep 2, 2008

can I upgrade to pc2-5300 ddr2-667 with my current possessor
also taking into consideration that i mite upgrade the cpu some day

How much ram can the Inspiron handle with the latest bios update
will i need a new psu to power such upgrades
feel free to fill me in on anything i'm missing here

I'm looking at some Mushkin pc2-5300 ddr2-667 2 x 1gb

Is all or most 5300 667 supported by newest bios
I found cheap ram made for imac can i use mac ram in a dell

All info and suggestions are appreciated

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Mar 2, 2009

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Mar 16, 2010

So I plan to take advantage of Dell deals and order a 15. I've got it configured with the 1GB ATI card.

What I can't decide is between better screen, or better processor. I have to come in under $1,000 shipped, and can't have both.

15.6 High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife (Standard)
15.6 Full High Definition (1080p) High Brightness LED Display with TrueLife [add $75] ......

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Apr 7, 2010

So without realizing it I let the warranty on my SXPS 1640 run out in February. I found out when the hard drive crashed March 1st. No big deal I know how to replace a HD and it is not worth the fight to try and get the warranty extended since I was a day past.

However the next week I get the BIOS message about the AC Adapter is not recognized on boot.

After doing research for 2 weeks now I know it could be 1 of 3 things, battery, adapter, or motherboard.

This makes me sick at my stomach. I have been a loyal Dell customer for 5 years and I finally get a lemon.

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Apr 4, 2010

I have the computer listed in my signature and I'm getting a replacement in a few weeks, and I do not yet know what the specs are. I am very hesitant about getting this replacement because of the bad experiences I have had with this computer so far. The rep offered me a full refund but that meant I would have to go a certain amount of time without a computer. I then told him just continue to process my current replacement, then when I received that, I would decide whether or not I would want to keep it. He then told me that he would expedite the current repair and it wouldn't be a problem to receive a refund in the future. The only problem I have is deciding what would be better than the SXPS, that I could buy for approx $2,200? Should I go alienware? Is the nvidia card in the M15X better than the ATI 4670? I guess I just have so many unanswered questions.

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Mar 8, 2010

Any other difference other than turbo? For my uses I really don't see where turbo is going to be beneficial. My most demanding task is encoding where all four cores are going to be used so turbo will be moot. Anything I am missing here? I don't do enough encoding to justify the i7, IMHO day to day performance will be better with the higher clocked 1i3/i5. $75 difference.

IGP vs. Dedicated

No gaming so no dedicated card needed? One thing I am really liking with my current rig is the nvidia GPU with flash 10.1 enabling support for it. If I am understanding this correctly the GMA4500 is supported so it should be fine. Main thing is HD youtube videos, I noticed a tremendous difference once I installed the beta. $110 difference.

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A friend of mine just purchased a Dell Studio 15 and I realized the Dell Dock on it would be a useful app for my XPS M1530 as well.

However, I've been reading past posts and articles saying that the Dell Dock has bugs and is not as stable as other freely available ones like Objectdock, Rocketdock, and Stardock.

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Apr 20, 2010

I'm currently looking to purchase a M1330 and wondered if there's anything I should look out for when searching?

For example LED screen over CCFL?

Also what else should I look out for? Replaced MB or GPU?

I've read about some overheating issues, could they have been fixed?

which is better red or black...

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Jul 26, 2009

I had a chat recently with a Dell rep and he said that basically the only way to get any sort of warranty (in Canada) is to show definitive signs of malfunction on the GPU.

Recently the left side of my computer has been incredibly hot, and annoying to lay my wrists on the palm rest areas (ironic, I know).

Anyway he told me to do the FN + power button combination to boot up and it would run the diagnostic test to determine if anything was wrong .....

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Jun 24, 2009

I am intending to buy a Vostro 1320, I will use it for text editing, Internet surfing, occassional photoediting, so I don't have high hardware demands only that computer works smoothly.

There are some things which I dont understand:

1) they offer processors with fsb 800 Mhz and fsb 1066 Mhz, but the RAM memory works on 800 Mhz

I am prepared to pay for little bit better processor but do I have advantage of better CPU when I have slower Ram ?

2) they have also half-height and full-height wireless card,
is it some particular advantage with half-height ?

3) is it worth to buy 256 MB Nvidia instead of onboard Intel X4500MHD graphics card, and as I said my demands on graphics are not so high ?

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Dec 13, 2009

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how do i go about putting my windows 7 onto the new dell as the liscence is on the old laptop

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2nd time - 1 week back - Palmrest was again replaced

3rd time - This time - They said that they will replace Palmrest, Motherboard, LCD, Power Adapter..

I really cant live with this...almost after every replacements my laptop is becoming ugly and ugly...

I want to get my SXPS 1640 replaced/exchanged...

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May 28, 2009

I recently took advantage of a 20% off coupon for computers from the Dell Outlet.

I ordered a Studio XPS 1640 that included a 128GB solid state hard drive.

Shortly after the computer arrived I started having weird problems. At first I thought it was because I had installed the Windows 7 RC, but eventually I tried re-installing Vista and the same problems were happening (in other words, I spent a lot of time on this). I began to suspect a hard drive problem.

Finally, I called Dell support and while I was on the phone (for over an hour) the hard drive failed. OK...that was Monday and she sent me a replacement hard drive that arrived yesterday.

I installed the new hard drive and the first thing I did was go into the BIOS and it recognized the hard drive, so all was good so far. Next I went into the diagnostic and it came up with a hard drive error. I called Dell and after trying some diagnostics and re-seating the hard drive it was clear that the hard drive wasn't working - it was no longer even showing up in the BIOS .....

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I've had a search through the forums and see quite a lot of posts discussing upgrading processors on the 1525, but I'm still unclear as to my options when it comes to upgrading the processor.

I use my 1525 (with 4Gb ram) for video editing a lot, and now I'm using HD, rendering is taking hours and hours, despite using another PC to assist via the network.

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Mar 2, 2009

I've been having problems with my Inspiron where it beeps constantly after POST. It's the equivalent of holding down a key continuously, which I think is so because at Windows login prompt my password is already completely filled with *

This started happening after I placed and removed the Admin, System and HDD passwords in Dells BIOS setup. I cannot say if this is the cause, but it is when I 1st experienced the beeps.

My "W" key is behaving erratic, from not working @ all some time to constantly appearing on screen as if I pressed it (e.g in a DOS prompt window without typing anything "w"s would recurringly appear, and also inbetween text as I type).

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Sep 3, 2009

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I'm concerned about the overly blown up heat issues. Is the heat that bad with just the 9400m or is it only for the 9500m.

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Apr 23, 2009

i don't have a clear conclussion about the max ram that E1705 support. Some guys says that support 4GB and xp reads 3.5, but others says that support 2GB. and some users on this forum, in their signs, says 2GB of ram on E1705 laptops.

i wanna do a upgrade of ram , because i have 1GB. but i don't know if I will be able to put 3GB on my laptop..

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Aug 18, 2007

is it possible to put in Dell Inspiron E1705 4 Gb of RAM (2x2 Gb)? Please, respond if you know it surely or if you tried to do it.

Also, can anybody reccomend me good processor for this model? Have Core Duo t2400 - 1.83 Ggz.

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Jan 20, 2008

I was considering selling my E1705 before but after some research and input from others I came to the conclusion that I should just stick my my E1705 because the resale value is much lower than I expected (I wanted to sell my machine, get a small laptop for mobility and build a desktop).

So now I want to just upgrade my laptop to the max and maybe just get a shitty eee pc as my 2nd laptop to carry around everywhere.

Where is room to upgrade, things I am considering so far to up is
a T7600 CPU, 4GB 667mhz RAM, 200gb 7200rpm HD, GTX is a maybe... don't know how much difference there will be. How should I change my choices and what else can I upgrade.

Inspiron E1705, Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
17 inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WUXGA
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated High Definition Audio
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card
80 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)

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Feb 20, 2009

I've been having a problem with my computer for the past 3 days, even when i am not doing anything, no programs running or anything the both cores indicate 100% the computer gets extremly slow. I've already formated the computer and it did it again with nothing but windows installed on it.

I tought it was getting too hot or something but the temp is 47 c AVG. i ran Dell diagnostic tool and everything Passed.

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Dell :: Is All RAM The Same- E1705

Sep 23, 2007

I was readin a review on cnet last week, and there was an hp and a toshiba laptop with the same stats.. anyway, they did tests and cnet says that the quality of the RAM was probably why the test results were so diffrent.

Im looking to get more RAM for my e1705.

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Dell :: 4Gb In E1705

Oct 5, 2007

This week I finally made the choice to get 2x2G sticks for my E1705. They arrived today and I installed them as soon as I could.

But unfortunately Windows XP Pro SP2 wouldn't start completely (it froze somewhere in the screen with the logo and the moving bar underneath). Windows does start in dafe mode and reports 3.25G.

The funny thing is, Mac OS X does load completely and run without a problem. I even mentions 4G installed.

I did a quick memtest and the sticks seem to be ok. I changed the order of the sticks and no difference.

Does anyone have experience with this? Is there a setting I need to change on my Windows. Or would I need to reinstall it (doesn't seem logical).

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Mar 8, 2008

Purchased a e1705 in June of 2006. Started having the NMI parity errors within a month.

Contact Dell and they swapped out memory. The problem seemed to be better, but still linger for a while with the NMI errors. Installed Vista on the system and cant remember ever having an error. Then I installed Counter-strike, and started getting the error back. Recontacted Dell and they replaced the motherboard and ram. That hosed my vista install where printing, control panel, stopped working. Backed up my data and reinstalled after formating the drive Windows XP using the Dell disks I received. Now the system isnted on for more than 5-15 minutes without an NMI error.

Oh, now dell is wanting me to send my laptop to a depot where they can make sure its fixed. I will now be without any laptop, working or not for around 2 weeks.

I have the 4 year extended warranty with accident protection.

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