I have a M17x R3 laptop since a few years. A few weeks ago I sent it to the shop to have a SSD installed and have Win7 reinstalled (Windows Explorer kept crashing all the time and I wasnt able to format for some reason). When it got back from the shop, I realized a problem that was not there before.
There are 2 horizontal lines, one at the top and one at the bottom of my screen that keep flickering. They dont appear when I'm on the desktop or playing games, only when I have a program running (iTunes, Steam, DivX, etc) in fullscreen.
Here are my specs
Alienware M17X R3 Windows 7 64 bit AMD Radeon HD 6870M (I also have Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 in my display drivers. Just noticed that the version for both is 9.3.0) 6GB RAM
Dont know if it has anything to do with this, but when I got my laptop back I tried to install Cataclyst Control Center and it messed up my graphics bad, I could only run 640x480 and the only way to fix this was to uninstall CCC.
Screen size : 11 inch Weight with battery : below 1.3kg RAM: 2GB or more Wireless Network : 802.11b/54Mbps(802.11a/g)/300Mbps(Draft 802.11n) Hard Drive : at least 120GB Prefer to have carbon fiber casing
Any particular model I should look for on ebay or in the current market ?
My 1647 came in yesterday. I was pumped to finally have it.
As soon as I pulled up IE I noticed a very distinct yellow tint to every color displayed on the screen. This is very annoying and I'm not getting used to it at all. The difference between this display and my Mac Book Pro is unbelievable. The colors on the MacBook are better in every way. I'm very disappointed in the display. I had hoped it was going to blow me away, but instead I'm very underwhelmed.
Has anyone else noticed this on their RGBLED display? I've seen it mentioned on other models on this forum, but no mention on other 1645/1647's.
if my inspiron 9300 would support 3 or 4 gb of RAM. I know 32-bit windows limits the amount of RAM that is recognized but I'm asking if the actual motherboard and BIOS would recognized 3 or 4 gb of RAM installed.
I've got an old i9300 that is basically unsellable. Apart from the low spec (see sig), it's got a battery that last 15 minutes on a full charge, broken speakers, no internal dvdrw drive and a cpu that runs unusually hot. I think I'd struggle to get $400 for it in its current condition - probably nearer $300 to $350.
Although it's an old machine it still works fine as a nice multimedia (music/movies) machine and for internet stuff so I thought about ways to convert the laptop into a sort of internet jukebox and this is what I came up with.
1st part: Dismantle the screen and flip it round so that when the laptop is closed the screen is on the outside of the machine. I've taken my i9300 apart lots of times before but I haven't checked to see if this is entirely possible. From the outside it looks like it should fit physically but I'm not sure about the length of the internal video cable. It probably could be extended if necessary though.
2nd part: Install OSX86 on it. This isn't because I especially like macs but it makes sense if I want to use iTunes as my media player (arguably works better on OSX than Windows). It also has a 'pretty' front end and is simple to use for non-technical users. There's evidence on the OSX86 website that it all works perfectly well on the i9300 with no driver issues so this part shouldn't be too difficult.
3rd part: Build some kind of unit that will allow me to mount the modded laptop vertically like an LCD tv or picture frame on the wall. This would also mask the cables that would be protruding from the underneath of the screen (previously the back of the laptop).
4th part: Look into wireless keyboards, mouse and remote controls so that the whole thing can be operated and switched on/off remotely.
And that's basically it. It's not the worlds most inventive mod (has it been suggested on here before? couldn't find it in a search) but it does make a very nice tablet/LCD tv style pc with a nice multimedia front end and remote control functionality.
i have seen and read about cooling dock stations for the i9300 that involve removing the PCMCIA slot insert. i am curious if my notebook would benefit from leaving this slot insert out even without a cooling dock? would the extra ventilation be of any value? i am currently uninterested in buying a cooling dock.
I am having 15 R 5521 I plugged in my charger. But seems it was not working. There was no yellow indicator on charger. I ran the diagnostic run test. It showed me result as PASS all the test. On the same switch I plugged my mobile charger and the same was getting charged.
I have successfully completed a fresh install of Win XP Pro on by laptop and the final driver that just will not install is the Intel Chipset driver. I have downloaded the latest driver from Dells website using my laptop tag to get the correct drivers.
In device manager I have a yellow exclamation mark against SM Bus controller. However, when I install the chipset driver at the very end, the install says 'error, install will now end', then you click close and then it wants to reboot. SM Bus controller remains with an exclamation mark in the device manager.
I'm curious if anyone knows of a higher capacity fan or fans for the gpu and cpu heatsinks in an I9300/xps2.. I got to wondering if there are same size fans which move more air, maybe they spin faster, higher RPMs.. Also, would cutting slots or a hole in the left side of the cpu/gpu heatsink fan help or harm that side..? Anyone played with this, or experimented? My 7800gtx GPU idles at near 60degrees when fan control is set to auto..
I was wondering whether there was anyway to plug two external monitors into the i9300 so that one was the 2nd display and the other replaced the main display on the i9300. I'd quite like to use my laptop as a desktop pc (have the lid closed and hidden away somewhere) but I suspect that the two outputs are mirror/cloned versions of each other - can anyone clarify? And if this is the case, are there any compatible nvidia cards that I can use that will allow me to use two separate external monitors at the same time?
I bought the 7800go gtx card from another person locally, and he also installed the video card for me. He followed the installation instructions from this website, and left after he installed the video drivers from Tweaksrus and got the resolution back to 1920 x 1200. After he left my place, I used my laptop with the usual applications, and I found the laptop to be much sluggish than before. When I tried to watch a movie in .rmvb format, there were often and obvious stuttering in the video playback. I was very disappointed as even 6800go vanilla (my original card) would play a simple movie smoothly, why would a much stronger card such as the 7800go gtx have any problems? Moreover, I rebooted my laptop multiple times and there were two times at bootup, an error said "no bootable device was found, press F1 to retry or F2 to go into setup". The other times it would boot up into Windows XP as normal. I left the laptop alone after getting so frustrated.
Thursday night: I tried using my laptop again, and the normal applications were still sluggish. I tried to watch some movie again in .rmvb again, and the stuttering video was unbearable. I then thought may be it was the video drivers' problem, and I uninstalled the tweaksrus video drivers the person installed for me. Then I installed the the mobile 7800/7900 drivers from Nvidia's website. It got even worse as the video playback stuttered every 3 seconds in a movie. Then when I tried to play Warcraft 3, the video also stuttered, which was very surprising as even 6800go vanilla would handle it smoothly in the past. I then tried a couple more drivers from Laptopvideo2go, and the sluggish performance was unbearable. I rebooted my machine for about 13 to 15 times and there were again two times showing the "no bootable device" error message at start up.
Some other things I noticed:
On some of the video drivers I installed, it showed the GPU temperature, and it was 70C when it was idle. Is that even normal? Seems too hot as people here said idling temp was around 40C to 50C.
Some questions that I have:
1. What is going on with the error "no bootable device"? I have never seen that before in the past 1 year and 9 months (since I have my i9300). I am sure it is related to this video card upgrade. 2. Do you have similar video stuttering issues when you are using the 7800go gtx card in i9300? 3. Do you think the card may have some overheating issues? 4. What video drivers am I supposed to use? Tweakrus has been down for a few days already. I am a very casual gamer so I pretty much just want movies to play smoothly and games running a little smoother and faster. 5. How is it possible that when go 7800 gtx supposed to be 2+ times stronger than go 6800 vanilla, would give such poor performance?
Yellow tint and dead/stuck pixel test for i5 & i7 MBPs - Mac Forums
For anyone interested, you can use either site (same sites used by the many people still with the iMac issue) below to test your monitor:
To test yellow tint. Maximize your browser; the top and bottom bars should be identical: iMac 27", 21.5" Yellow Tinge Test To test yellow tint and dead/stuck pixels. Launches a more thorough test in-browser: Apple iMac (Fall 2009) Issues: How to Check Your iMac I think everyone with a 2010 MBP should run those tests and read through that thread. Some people are probably being too critical, while others have real problems (complete with photos).
i've been playing far cry 2 for 4 hours. i shut down the game, my temp is 79-80 degrees celcius which is perfectly normal when gaming on the macbook pro. i don't know why i wanted to look through the vents. i turn my laptop and look through. i saw this yellow light. its approximately under the R and F keys on the keyboard. i turn my laptop and look closely on the keyboard and it's illuminated white. no sign of the yellow light. Thus, to resume, i saw it only when looking through the vents. does anybody know what is this light? what is causing it to light up? i smelled closely but no burning smell. in fact, i cant smell any weird odour. is it harmful for my macbook pro?
I have a Dell Latitude E6510. I recently bought an off-brand replacement battery to replace my two year old battery that came with the laptop. The new one is a 12 cell battery whereas the old one is a 6 cell battery. I put the battery in just fine and it booted up perfectly. Its weird because on the bottom right of the monitor, it says there is no battery detected and yet I am able to run my laptop without having the power cord plugged in. I have uninstalled the battery drivers and that did not fix it. I am currently letting my battery die in hopes that will fix it.
This is the link to the battery I bought.
Also, upon plugging the new battery in, no matter what I do, whether it be charge it with the power cord or let it run off the battery, the battery icon on the hardware of my computer blinks yellow/orange 4 times and then blue once and keeps repeating that.