Dell :: Upgrading My 9400's PSU

Jan 8, 2009

To upgrade my 9400's PSU can I just buy a 130 watt brick from eBay or do I need to upgrade something inside too.

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Dell Inspiron 9400 :: Upgrading From XP To Windows 7

Feb 18, 2013

I would like to upgrade my Inspiron 9400 from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Is it possible? What do I need to do to the hardware?

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Dell :: Upgrading Memory Inspiron 9400/E1705

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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Dell :: Anyone Using 4GB RAm On A E1705/9400

Sep 22, 2007

I am thinking of upgrading to 4GB or RAM

But seem to see conflicting info about the E1705 having a limit of 2 GB of RAM

So can anyone confirm that I indeed use 2x 2GB SODIMMS in my laptop

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Dell ::Inspiron 9400

May 10, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop/notebook which recently has started to get green pixels throughout the whole screen. Have also tested external monitor and get the same result.

I have searched, googled and even called dell and the response on all cases was that i need to replace my graphics card.

The graphics card i originally have in it is a Nvidia Geforce Go 7800 graphics card 256MB. Model number is P494 (if that helps makes it easier)
Could someone pls advise me or any compatible cards where i can get the same card or any other card which is compatible and a reasonable price.

I am also after a WLAN card. WLAN Dell part number 0KC501 and also require the 2 cables for Main and Aux or the connectors which click on them as mine are completely damaged and need to be replaced.

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Dell :: R.I.P Inspiron 9400

Jan 6, 2009

today's finally the day my laptop decided to finally die. Seems like the GPU's memory got corrupted in some way, being unable to run Windows itself unless it's in Safe Mode.

I started realizing this was the case when the Windows loading bar showed green dots all over the screen, plus giving a lot of BSODs about PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA and finally, when I just logged into regular Windows, started having extreme graphics problems.

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Dell :: 9400 MB Died

Nov 25, 2007

My 9400 MB died this AM! Suck!! Was looking at replacement MB on Ebay, seems there is are a few different PNs to choose from. Anybody know the most current part number Dell produced? Prices dont seem to bad compared to a new laptop.

Actually, While Ive gotten this thing dopwn to parade rest. What is the best combo of MB Vid and CPU to make. I have look ed a nd most parts are still cheaper than a new box. I hve serched these forums and read MANY MANY ides for mods but all the configurations are too numerous to keep track of.

This is now a project and I want to upgrade my gaming capability while on thre road for my job. If you all will just give me what you think are the best options I will then reserarch rather than start from scratch.

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Dell :: Upgrade My Inspiron 9400 RAM By Myself?

Jan 2, 2009

Can only Dell upgrade my laptop with special RAM?..

I guess it would cost more and also I have to ship my laptop to them which means I will have no laptop for a period..

So can I just buy my own RAM and install myself?..

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Dell :: E1705 / 9400 Ram Upgrade

Jan 26, 2010

I have a Dell E1705 / 9400. I want to upgrade RAM. Currenly i have 2 * 1GB 667 MHZ RAM. I want to upgrade to 4GB. Will my laptop support. I want to upgrade to maximum frequency ram. 800 Mhz or more. If its available.

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Dell :: 9400 FX 2500 Upgrade

Mar 14, 2008

I have a 9400 and i just bought an fx2500 ... bought the PA-13 130w power adapter... I have modified the pieces that need to be snapped off in the casing... all ready to put in the card...... when i fire it up WHAT DO I DO? And how will i load the Drivers... AND,... AND what drivers

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Dell :: I 9400 Sanity Check

May 14, 2009

I have a 2 year old inspiron 9400 with alternating vertical bars (black and green vertical dashes) on boot up screens and black screen with windows.

It has the infamous go 7900 gs video card I've read about here and everywhere. I've reloaded the latest (A03) video drivers and have the latest (A09) bios on the machine.

I have checked the card for dust bunnies (actually removed it for a good look and to check connections) and other than removing a bit of dust the heat sink fins were open.

Video side fan turns on in the lower 70's
degrees C and off in the upper 50's/C. I don't get any errors when I run the diagnostics (f12). It boots up in safe mode and VGA mode if I disable the graphics adapter while in safe mode.

That's how I'm using it now is in VGA mode. From what I read here I've joined the many many people who have had problems with the 7900 gs card in the inspiron.

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Dell :: Upgrade Cpu And Video In 9400

Jan 1, 2008

just got a few questions regarding upgrading my 9400. Currently has 2.0 ghz core duo and 7900gs at 460/700.

if a Core 2 Duo T7500 cpu and a FX2500 512mb video card will slot in with no problems? Im assuming a bios update and i know the fsb wont function at 800mhz, but other than that, it should be ok?

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Dell :: Inspiron 9400 Does Not Turn On!

Mar 19, 2009

My inspiron 9400 will not boot. The only functions I can see is the battery light comes on when plugged in to indicate that it is charging, and when I press the power button the power light comes on for 5 seconds then goes off, thats it.

I thought this problem was the board earlier, so I replaced it with a tested motherboard and am having the same problem.

I have also tried booting with just AC adaptor and just battery, no change. Right now my only idea is the CPU, is this feasible? Can somebody help me with this?

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Dell :: Driver- 9400 & 7900GTX

Nov 6, 2007

Having installed a 7900gtx in my Inspiron 9400, I let Windows Vista download a Microsoft compatibility driver for the card as a temporary measure until I got round to trying out other drivers. I've since tried Nvidia's driver from their website which didn't recognise the hardware; the Dell driver (from the M170 driver section) and the Xtreme-G 163.69 and 162.62 drivers, all of which slowed down the graphics performance of the Aero effects and some caused flickering.

I did not use any special software to remove the drivers - just basic install/uninstall. I've rolled back to the Microsoft driver which works fine within Windows and runs games fine at low settings.

I now have an additional problem in that Corel Paintshop won't start due to a "Driver components mismatch."

What should I do? Has anyone else experienced performance loss with "better" drivers? or could that be down to the presence of the Microsoft driver?

How do I get this thing working with the wonderful performance I should have?

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Dell :: Will A 9400 Inspiron Screen Fit Xps Gen 2

Oct 4, 2009

Will A 9400 Inspiron Screen Fit Xps Gen 2
The Inspiron 9400 is listed as Liquid Crystal Display, 17, WideUltra Extended Graphics Array Video Elec. Stds. Assoc., GlareWide Viewing Angle, Samsung

MY XPS gen 2 part # is J9662 17wu,gwva,xps-g2-lg

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Dell :: 9400 Keyboard Fit In M1710?

Oct 16, 2009

I have an M1710, and I hate the look of the grey keyboard. I've alreayd purchased an M170 palmrest, but the M170 keyboard doesn't work in my M1710.

Does the 9400 keyboard simply plug into the M1710?

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Dell :: My Inspiron 9400 To Xps M1710 Mod

Nov 27, 2007

I know a few folks here have posted about their Inspiron 9400 to a M1710 XPS mod but I would like to post my own as well.

Here are pics of my system half way modded:

I have the M1710 black colored XPS lid coming within a few days.

The palmrest is in new cond.No wear what so ever or scratches.

The power button cover is in new cond.Both the palmrest and the power button cover was bought on saturday from Dell Parts and I got it today,tuesday.Free S/H from Dell.I know
I paid a little more than some for the plamrest but it is in new cond so I cant go wrong.

Dell P/Nassembly,cover,hinge,plastic M1710-d/p:CF426-$56.00
assembly,palmrest,plastic,M1710-d/p:FFO84-$10.99
The XPS M1710 black cover was bought on Ebay for$40.00 with S/H and guy's screenname is "TEX-JET"and he says is A+ cond.Currently waiting on delivery.

I am lastly later going to buy a silver XPS M1710 keyboard.Soon

I will update the pics when I get the XPS M1710 lid received and I have a chance to put it on.

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Dell :: Alternative Motherboard 9400

Feb 25, 2009

My motherboard died on my 9400. I was wondering if I can replace the motherboard with an alternative that might be able to run a DirectX 10 card?

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Dell :: Inspiron 9400 And 7950 GTX

Aug 13, 2007

I have Inspiron 9400 with 7900Gs card. I have 9 cell battery. I have ordered 7950GTX, 4GB of DDR2 and also 130W power pack. Is there anything I need to install and use this card? I had a look thru the forum but I couldnt find any information how to instal this paticular card and what sor of BIOS will I need for the card and the laptop.

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Dell :: Will A 9400 Inspiron Screen Fit Xps Gen 2

Oct 4, 2009

The Inspiron 9400 is listed as Liquid Crystal Display, 17, WideUltra Extended Graphics Array Video Elec. Stds. Assoc.,
GlareWide Viewing Angle, Samsung

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Dell :: Put A 7800 Go GTX In A 9400/E1705?

Jun 21, 2009

A friend of mine has a Inspiron E1705 with a now-dead 7900M GTX. I was wondering if it is possible to put a 7800 Go GTX in it?

I could do a little upgrade for myself by buying his video-card-less notebook and putting my 9300's 7800Go GTX in

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Dell :: Best Processor For A C2D Inspiron 9400

Jan 4, 2010

Just wondering what the best processor for an Inspiron 9400 is?

I am currently running on a C2D T7400 at the moment, but, would like to upgrade.

While I notice a marked improvement and will there be any issues such as overheating?

I have just gone upto 4mg of Ram and now have a 500mb hard drive, although, didn't realise that I could have got a 7200rpm one until I bought it

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Dell :: 9400 AVI Video Is Pixelated

Apr 5, 2009

I've had this Dell 9400 for 3 yrs now, and I've never had a problem with watching AVI movies using AVI player! Recently I've had problems with the movie pixelating from scene to scene.

I've uninstalled the AVI player and reinstalled it. I've also tried Realplayer and WMP. but they all have the same result! I can watch a dvd with no problems, it's just downloaded movies.

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Dell :: 9400 Gr 7900 Gs Go And XPs M1710

Jan 11, 2008

i have dell e1705 1,8 dual core 2 gb ram it its possible to swop 7900 gs go with 6800 ultra go? ,to XPS m1710? (bios flashed) right now i have 7400pts on 3dmark05 , when i play gpu of 7900 its to hot like 80C:/ i tray instal new drivers but i have error....i tray use fan non stop but work just sometimes:/

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Dell :: Does The Inspiron 9400 Accept 2GB RAM Sticks?

Feb 14, 2008

Dell :: Does the Inspiron 9400 accept 2GB RAM sticks? ....

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Dell :: 7900GS REV.0 What Overclock Speeds ( 9400)

Nov 22, 2007

What is a safe overclock speed for me to run my card at? by safe i mean doesnt get too hot that it will wreck my notebook.

I have already used the 790GSUON.ROM to unlock my card.

Wondering what settings i should use?

Using the 90w ac adapter.

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Dell :: My Insprion 9400 Set-upmodding It Into An XPS M1710

Aug 21, 2007

here's my setup below so far. Am modding it slowly into an XPS M1710 look a like, have the keyboard, just waiting on the LCD top and palmrest with XPS in the mouse pad. I managed to get the black XPS LCD cover too, but for now I have the chequerplate look that mine came with. Much prefer the silver keyboard to the black, and it has a nicer feel than the black one to type on.

External HD's are 2x small 80GB Lacies which are for portable work, and the big one is an Iomega 500GB. I'm a photographer and web desginer by trade so the more space I have the better.

Let me know your thoughts. p.s not sure how to get pics up smaller ?? so hope there not too big.

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Dell :: Are Replacing My 9400 (e1705) With A 1720

Jan 25, 2008

I have a high end speced Inspiron 9400:

2.13 core 2 duo, 2gig ram, 100gig 7200 rpm hd, 1920x1600 true life screen, 7800go gfx which I purchased in June 2006. I am in the UK so this cost me 1100 from the Dell outlet.

During December 2007 it has had 4 service calls where the motherboard, graphics card, and lcd have been changed 4 times with the same fault occurring (lines on lcd).

Dell have kindly agreed at my request to swap the laptop for a new 9400, but as the 9400 is no longer in production Dell said they will give me a similar spec 1720 instead, which was nice of them and I agreed. Here is the spec for the 1720:

2.2gig cpu, 2gig ram, 160 5400rpm hd, 8600 gfx, 1920x1600 lcd.

All seemed fine but slower hd which I can live with (just about).

I then started doing some research and discovered the 8600 is slower than the 7800 I had? and the laptop has no DVI port! I used to connect the 9400 to my external montior and sometimes my HD TV using the DVI and will miss it dearly on the 1720.

Would it be unreasonable for me to ask for a higher spec machine over the 1720?

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Dell :: Currently Replacing 9400/1710 With M1710

Jul 27, 2007

My laptop was in a car accident and the bottom chassis cracked open, it still works but long story short I'm getting a replacement. I was scared I would get one of the new 17" models with the POS 8600 card but to my relief my approval went throuh today, I just verified it and its an identically speced M1710 to my 9400.

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Dell :: Trying To Sell A Inspiron 9400 For A Friend

Aug 1, 2009

Im tryin to sell a laptop for a friend and Im not sure what to price it its a couple of years old now and it was bought for about 1500

It is 17 inch, 2GB SDRAM, 256MB ATI Mobility, 120 GB Hard Drive, 802.11g Wireless card, Intel Core DUO T2350

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