Dell :: How To Get RAID 0 Working In M1710 And E1705 Instructions

Jan 29, 2008

First have 2 drives of course. main drive and a Optical 2 SATA or PATA.

my howto is for a 320 and a 250 raided giving you 250/250 =465 real gb of space.

first partition the 320 drive when installing XP PRO so that you have your main partition 70gb and the rest leave for later. also just leave the other drive for later as well.

Install windows XP pro on the 70gb partition.

get your drivers etc programs etc and all other shit that you want setup.

next hack the registry to enable Dynamic Drives on XP-PRO. Funny cuz they say that you can't get dynamic drives on notebooks. not even with XP PRO.

go into :

and change the following
in the services dir there is each reg dir and the corresponding start value.
you must change the start value to whats below.

dmadmin: 3
dmboot: 4
dmio: 0
dmload: 0
dmserver: 2

after that reboot.

then go into control panel, admin tools, computer management and then disk management.

right click on the windows drive and click on convert to dynamic.

it will pop up with a list of drives you have *2 of course cuz thats all we have* so check the other drive. and convert to dynamic. just say ok to the next few things it asks you. and reboot.

after reboot go back into disk management and right click on the second partition in the windows drive and click "new volume" and choose stripped in the list for what kind of volume. click next until format and do a quick format.

bingo you just created a raid 0 drive which will not be redundant but will be UBER QUICK.

mine has a 8ms response time.

sorry for my crappy howto. but I really wanted raid in my notebook and there was no howto's so it took alot of digging.

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Dell :: E1705 Vs. M1710

Feb 17, 2008

So I bought an Inspiron 9400 bout two years ago, its a piece of shi*t ... i've had i dunno about 6 or 7 service calls now .... ANYWAYS

When I went to purchase a laptop I was looking at both the XPS and the laptop I decided on (E1705), and the only thing I noticed that was different was that the XPS was substantially more expensive, and had a different look ...

Not to insult anyone's taste or anything, but the look of the XPS is tacky as hell lol ... I mean, its inundated with the word XPS everywhere (even on the touchpad ... ?), i've never seen one in person ... maybe someone can explain to me haha

Anyways, the purpose of this post isn't about the aesthetic differences between the two series of laptops lol. A friend of mine who is in the market to purchase a laptop has asked me what the differences were ... and I couldnt answer him (hence why i'm posting)

What i'm asking then is, other then its shell, assuming the CPU, GPU, RAM, display are identical what is it that makes the XPS better and at a much higher price? Is the motherboard better, or are XPSes less prone to random breaking? If anyone can differentiate the two for me i'd appreciate it, so I can help my friend out before he drops $2.5k on a laptop

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Dell :: E1705/M1710

Oct 7, 2007

This guide will get lengthy over time. To search for a keyword in the guide, use the CTRL+F command.


GPU OVERCLOCKING: Go here, and carefully follow the instructions for your specific GPU: [url] All GPU's and systems are NOT created equal, meaning Johny Knucklehead's benchmarks may always be better than yours, even though you both have the same hardware.

IF YOU'VE GOT A BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH (BSOD) DUE TO A BAD GPU BIOS FLASH: [url] ZZpulp has made an excellent guide for recovering from a bad GPU BIOS flash.

Gaming laptops get HOT. That's one of those prices we pay for having a portable platform capable of playing Bioshock while you sit on your duff at the airport. Before you make a post complaining that your laptop is getting too hot, make sure to get some real numbers with one of these tools. Maybe it's just you.

If your laptop is getting hotter than it used to, there are a few things to try before you lose your mind and start posting new threads with lots of exclamation marks.

- If you changed a component prior to the problem, you should start troubleshooting there.

- If this problem has crept up over time, you more than likely just need to clean the fan and heatsink area of your laptop. Dust, lint, pet hair, and other things are constantly being sucked through that area by your cooling fans. Most clean out their heatsinks every few months, or you can just do it whenever you notice those temps creeping back up.
Using compressed/canned air. I don't recommend this for a couple of reasons.

- This will work to an extent, but you aren't going to get everything out of there.

The compressed air could possibly spin your cooling fans at a dangerous RPM that may destroy the fan's bearings. If you insist on doing it this way, insert a straightened paper clip into the fan intake to keep it from spinning up.

- Some have also used a vacuum hose to suck debris from the heatsinks without opening the laptop. Again, the only way to get it ALL out is to open 'er up........

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Dell :: E1705 To M1710 Conversion

Jan 13, 2008

I've been doing a lot of reading, and I *think* I've got a handle on the best course for converting the e1705 to the m1710, one piece at a time.

I'm hoping those whove been down this path could chime in and confirm/deny what I believe to be correct.

OK, so I've got an e1705;

2GB PC5300
3945 wireless (PCI-E)
7900 GS (single pipe)

So, I'm thinking I start by getting the m1710 motherboard.

From what I've gleaned from here, there, and everywhere, if I cut out the hole for the docking port on my e1705 base, the mobo is a direct swap-in, correct?

Everything listed above will work with the m1710 mobo, correct?

Until I get the m1710 palmrest, I can use the e1705 palmrest as is, correct?

Until I get the m1710 fans and speakers, I can use the ones from the e1705, correct?

The e1705 keyboard is a direct swap, correct?


Will the card reader in the e1705 work with the m1710 mobo?

Will the left side USB ports plug in and work with the m1710 mobo?

Required; Upgrade to the 9 cell battery and 130W brick when putting in the new m1710 board.

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Dell :: M1710 Motherboard In An E1705

Jul 23, 2007

A few auctions on Ebay claim the m1710's mobo will also drop into an e1705. That would allow for up 4GB RAM, and also allow me to use the T7600G CPU. I'm sure someone else has thought of this already. Is it possilbe? I see the motherboard for around $300.

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Dell :: LEOPARD OSX 10.5 On M1710/E1705/M90

Sep 16, 2007

I find this interesting, I came accross it on a torrent. This is only for PCs with SEE3. I'm almost down getting it, and will be testing it on my E1705. Only problem I foresee is my Quadro 2500M. Not sure how that's going to work out. This is what the guy says.

FOR Hackintosh Only! do not install it on real mac!

Attention: This DVD is designed for Intel architectures SSE3 HPET Only! IT IS BETA!

Custom INSTALL OSX DVD Leopard 10.5 (beta 9a527) wit 9.0b5 kernel from synthetix! )

Designed by Kalyway!

IN Utility menu at install:

Diskutil from Defiant so you can partition the whole hard disk!
Idefrag (from coriolis)
ASR Restoration

Languages : All!

Application & Drivers that comes optional at install :

DRIVERS : all uphucks drivers & patchs from 10.4.9 v 1.4 rev3!

Applications :

Adium (multiclient messenger)
Colloquy (irc client)
Transmit (ftp client)

NATIT & GMA950 Video Drivers ALREADY installed!

Use it at your own risk! this system is for testing purpose!

just install and reboot!

THX TO Synthetix & All OSX Developpers!

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Dell :: Upgrade E1705 To M1710

Feb 21, 2008

I know it involves redoing the case, but what is the actual process?

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Aug 9, 2009

I want to know how to flash my E1705 MB with the M1710 or M90 Bios. I was told by 2 Dell repair shops I could gain the 10/100/1000 ethernet by flashing my E1705 board with the bios from the M1710 or M90.

I made a CD with the M1710 bios but when I boot up from the CD and try to run the Bios file for the M1710 I get a big red x saying that this bios is not supported on this board

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Dell :: M1710 LCD 30% Brigher Than The E1705/9400 LCD

Dec 1, 2007

My friend just told me he heard this was true. Can anyone confirm? I know there are 2 different brands of LCDs floating around in the E1705/9400. A Samsung model, and a Phillips. However he claimed that the M1710 used one different than the E1705/9400, and was a blazing 30% brighter.

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Jul 10, 2007

I ordered a black XPS M1710 lid for my E1705 today as well as the XPS touchpad. I know the touchpad won't be able to light up, but I have a few questions:The XPS lid comes with LED's in the cover, will they light up with the E1705?

Can I buy an XPS fan assembly and put it in the E1705 to get the led's to light up in the fan's?

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Dell :: Is It Possible To Swap A 9400/E1705 Into A M1710 Case

Aug 12, 2008

My Inspiron 9400/E1705 case is getting a little banged up and I was wondering if it's possible to use a M1705 case (bezel, palmrest, base, etc). as a replacement.

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Dell :: E1705/M1710/M1730 FRAPS Benchmarks Thread

Oct 8, 2007

Looking to get some IN-GAME benchmarks with FRAPS, and see what different people's rigs are doing. Why are the M1730 guys allowed? we can see what the new M1730 can do, and see if it is worth slapping another $3,000 to $5,000 down on the table.

1- To rule out as many variables as we can, we should all use FRAPS for benchmarking. F-11 is the default key to start a benchmark.
2- Tell us about your rig. Be specific about hardware, OS, clockspeeds, and drivers. Having that info in your signature is even better.
3- Cut and paste straight from the FRAPS log that is created in C:Fraps. Be sure to specify what resolution you're using because FRAPS does not document this.
4- Specify what graphical settings you are using for that game. Saying 'Full Graphical Settings' means that you have every graphic option for that game maxed out, turned on, etc. In Bioshock you could say 'Full Graphical Settings, but Dynamic Lighting is Off'. In Oblivion it would be nice if you specify outdoors or indoors. You get the point.
5- TURN V-SYNC OFF. If your scores are pegged at 30FPS or 60FPS, that's nice, but tells us nothing. If you say 'Full Graphical Settings', we are to assume that V-Sync is off. You don't need to mention it.

It is obvious to me that this is not as foolproof as an ORB link. People can edit the text file to say whatever they want it to.

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Dell :: [E6500][esata][RAID Port Multiplier] Raid 1 Enclosure Not Regnosized Using The Esata Port

Mar 5, 2009

Here's my story and, let's say, my analysis:

I bought a generic 2 HD sata2 RAID1 enclosure based on the chipset Silicon Image SteelVine 5744. It can be used in USB or eSATA2. This embedded chipset (named SiL5744) is known (understand "claimed") to auto-handle Sata I/II and host sata2 controllers that not support the port multiplier feature. The HD are two Samsung F1 1To. There's no jumper to rollback to SATA 1.5Go on them, you can only do it by flashing the HD's bios, however we don't need to do it as I wrote just before, the SiL5744 supports SATA 3Go natively.

The enclosure works pretty well with USB, but *not* in eSATA : the E6500 freezes/hangs just after the POST step (a potential driver issue with the installed vista 64bits is not the reason then). As soon has I disconnect the eSATA cable, the system recovers and continues as normal.

What I've tried/done so far :

Both E6500's BIOS SATA mode AHCI and IRRT mode were tested,
Intel Matrix driver and software was updated to the latest version (AHCI and IRRT),
The SiL5744 chip was upgraded to its latest firmware as well (in case of...)

In order to verify the esata cable, the HDs and the enclosure itself, I succeed to :

- Use the enclosure's RAID1 feature when using the USB connection, I could partition,format, and read/write on the logical volume
- directly connect *one* HD (Samsung F1 1To) to the E6500's esata port -(I have a sata2esata cable), Vista installed it and I was able to use it as normal, even the hotswap feature seemed to work fine (I unkindly removed it). I could so test both HD individually this way... On the enclosure hardware side, everything looks fine then.

An IMPORTANT thing : The E6500's ICH8/9-M sata host controller seems to support the Port Multiplier feature *ONLY* on sata port 0 -as a bubble message from the Intel Matrix soft sometimes shows up-, but this is exactly where the internal HD is plugged on the motherboard I found nowhere you can change the internal sata port ID (switch,bios,ect...). I think this is the key of the problem that seems to be a dumb port conflict, because the esata port is in fact the port sata 4 (the DVDRW drive is sata 1, dock's esata is 5 for instance). If somebody knows how to swap the sata port ID, I think I won't be toasted !

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Jan 8, 2008

I replaced my Inspiron 9400 motherboard with M1710 XPS motherboard.The palmrest,lcd cover,hinge cover,front speakers,is M1710 parts.The only parts not XPS M1710 is the standard non led cpu and video fans which I borrowed from my Inspiron 9400.

The cpu and the video fan is borrowed from my I9400.Non LED.Could this be the cause?

My M1710 backcover,M1710 touchpad,and the front speakers do not light on.Eevn when the system is booting up in bios.

I already checked all connections and have the above all above

enabled in bios.

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Dell :: Leopard Working On XPS M1710

Nov 15, 2007

OS X Leopard almost completely working on m1710 with 7950gtx.

Video - Fully working 1920x1200.
Wifi - Fully working on 1500 Draft n
Audio - Fully working

Power Management now working.
Efi working

Still only 1 CPU but is running very fast and stable, actually feels snappier than vista using 2 cpus.

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Apr 30, 2009

So I've owned my piece of crap Dell 1705 for less than 3 years now.

The cosmetics of the laptop itself is in perfect condition but everything inside seems to be busted.

1. Battery is no long working .
2. Headphone jack broken, in return the speakers will no longer work.
3. ** Go 7900gs is busted leading to BSOD parity error every 5-10 minutes

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Apr 15, 2009

I have a Dell XPS M1710 laptop, and up until maybe two weeks ago my in-built speakers had been working perfectly fine.

When I tried using them again this week, I noticed the speakers stay absolutely quiet and don't make any sounds. However, if I plug in a headset on the onboard soundcard jack the sounds work fine.

I have had this laptop with me on multiple trips but afaik this happened during one, so is it possible that something has disconnected inside the laptop itself or is it maybe a common bug with these laptops?

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And since there is a lot of users here who own the VAIO E-Series, I think it might be useful.

So, can anyone share his experience with a clean install on the VAIO E-Series and how did you do that?

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My system is VGN-AW190.

There are already a couple of "guides" floating around that describe how to install a clean copy of Windows on Sony laptops.

The process is fairly simple and involves installing certain Sony software and drivers in particular order (according to Sony).

For FW series, the guide is here: Official Vaio FW Clean Vista Install Guide

When I first installed Windows Vista Ultimate, I had no problems getting everything to work EXCEPT for the following:

1) CompactFlash (JMicron JMB368 ExpressCard CF) driver is not available on Sony's web site. When inserting the card, it does not show up as a drive in Windows Explorer. After some time playing around, I figured the following 2 ways to make it work:

a. Insert your card, go to device manager and click on "scan for hardware changes"
b. Boot Windows while the card is inserted

2) SD card slot works but is not mapped to any drive. While Ricoh MS driver automatically creates a drive, there is no driver on Sony's web site that would do the same for SD slot.

Sony's support is useless to a point where they told me that the reason why my CF cards do not show up and there is no drive mapped to the slot is because the laptop does not support cards larger than 4GB (and I have only 8GB Sandisk cards) What a joke. I finally managed to get a 2nd tier technical guy on the phone who said that Sony does not provide CF drivers and that there is nothing they can do about it..........

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second question.
my wifi led is blinking, is that normal?

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