Dell :: XPS 1730 Warranty

Mar 31, 2009

I have a 4 year warranty on my 1730, I was considering getting a x9000 processor and installing it myself. Would this void my warranty at all?

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Dell :: Warranty On The 1730

May 23, 2009

How reliable are these? Would you say it is a good decision to have more than a 1 yr warranty?

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Dell :: Square Trade Warranty Or Warranty?

May 16, 2009

I just recently placed an order for a Studio 1737 (replacing an Inspiron E1705). It comes with a 1 year warranty.

I'm debating whether it's worth spending $200+ to upgrade to a Dell 3 year warranty or should I get a 3 year Square Trade Warranty for less than $150 (I can get one for around $120 after a coupon)?

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Dell :: 1730 Os

Jun 4, 2008

which os are you guys running on your 1730?

im running 32 bit vista, but im just wondering how xp performs on this. any faster performance in games? and how is sli support?

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Dell :: Two XPS 1730 P

Mar 24, 2009

I'm having 2 issues with my 1730 and I was wondering if anyone here could provide me with some advice.

First, these issues are both intermittent, I cannot reliably reproduce either issue on command.

Second, my machine shipped with Vista32. Both issues existed in Vista32 and have persisted into Win7. The Vista32 HDD was removed and set on the shelf and a completely clean install of Win7 was performed to a new HDD.

Issue #1. Memory Parity Error, System halted. This happens as a BSOD less than 5 secodns after the post at boot. The wording was different in Vista but it said the same thing. It claims it's a hardware error and contact the Mfg. This happens to me once or twice a week always on the first power up. It is extremely rare that power cycling it does not solve the problem. It does not appear to be getting any worse, or better.

Issue #2. When gaming (windowed or full screen) the screen goes black and I get a notice that the video card stopped responding and has been reset. 10-15 seconds later the directx picture reappears and the game continues with no interruption.

I'm pretty sure these are in fact hardware problems, but how do I prove it to Dell? I can't demonstrate it reliably, and my machine passes every diagnostic I throw at it.

It sounds like a cold solder joint somewhere. I would think step 1 would be replace the video card and the RAM, and step two would be replace the system board. I don't see myself being able to convince Dell to just send out a guy with all the parts though...

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Dell :: New XPS 1730

May 26, 2008

I finally got one. Dell XPS 1730.

Dual 8800M
2 gig Ram
200 gig HD
Vista Ultimate SP1

So far its great. I'm running 175.75 for drivers.

Idle temp sits around 72C and 3D Mark is 10785.

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Dell :: Best Cpu For 1730

May 16, 2009

I'm not sure, but what exactly is the best cpu for the xps 1730? Can it use the t9800? Or is that a different chipset? And if possible can you list both the dual and quad (if such exist) that's the best for the laptop?

And on a side question, I'm coming from a MSI gt725 that has the radeon 4850. If both are non overclocked with theoreticaly same speed cpu, which would perform better overall on a real life situation, the radeon 4850 or the sli 9800m gt?

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Dell :: 280M In A XPS 1730?

May 2, 2009

it will work in my XPS 1730 or not? I am unhappy with the my 2 8700m...

and i am willing to change for 1 280m but i dont know if it is going to work. And if it does, i dont know if 1 would be better than my 2 8700M..

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Dell :: XPS 1730 And Windows 7

Feb 1, 2009

I am planning on installing windows 7 on my xps 1730 this week. Is there anything I should watch out for during install or afterwards?

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Dell :: No Fan Blowing (XPS 1730)

Jul 15, 2009

I just got my XPS 1730, and upon turning it on I noticed there's NO fan blowing at all. Is this normal?

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Dell :: XPS 1730 Spotted

Aug 5, 2007


I want some of what Dell is smoking. They are obviously on some heavy stuff to even consider coming out with this ugly thing. Sure the specs are nice, but that casing is hideous!

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Dell :: Xps 1730 Gpu Ungradablity

May 17, 2009

i just ordered the xps1730 which is on sale, and im just wondering is it possible to upgrade the sli 9800s to sli 260 gtx? and does the pm965 chipset of 1730 support ddr2 800? or 667 is highest i can go?

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Dell :: Q9100 Fit A 1730?

Jan 15, 2009

Can a Q9100 quad CPU work in a 1730?

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Dell :: XPS 1730 Line (Next?)

Sep 8, 2009

I have been a SUPER happy customer with my M1730. I originally owned an XPS Gen 2 (way back in the day). My question is, are they going to make a new successor to M1730? It's been a while, I've seen DELL come out with the new lower XPS line (13/16). Also now with the Adamo. However, I see no mention of further XPS 17XX. Have they discontinued it?

I know they purchased Alienware, but I just don't like Alienware, it looks a little to geeky for me.

If they took the M1730 and just upgraded the board so we could get the 1333Mhz RAM + G270M Video card + QuadCore (However, I'm pretty happy with my X9000)

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Dell :: XPSGen2 Vx 1730

Jun 7, 2008

I have an XPS Gen2 that I upgraded shortly after purchase to a 7800GTX video card.

2 Nights ago, my video card started acting flaky, i get strange lines during POST, text mode has incorrect glyphs for letters and Windows BSOD's with nv4disp when i try to boot non-safe mode. I'm fairly sure the vram has given up.

So I'm planning to reinstall my old 6800 (woot for being a packrat) this weekend and prep the machine for sale if it works after the reinstallation.

I've never been video-limited with this machine, in fact I've been CPU-limited for quite some time. Is a single 8700GS roughly equivalent performance to my 7800GTX?

I had a lot of money when I bought my Gen2, but sadly that is no longer the case so I am going to be stalking the refurb site for my 1730. I do occasionally see rare 8700GT SLIs and I've seen 1 8800GT SLI refurb show up, but as I said I'm trying to keep this a bit cheap.

For my real work I'm quite confident any modern Core2 processor will be a wonderful upgrade, but for Video/Gaming I'm just not so sure. Primarily I still play multiple sessions of EQ1, some NWN and WarCraft and I'm planning on playing some Starcraft2 when it comes out. I almost certainly will upgrade the DVD drive to a BD unit at some point in the future so compatibility with that is a must.

Also, I've read some comments here about 8700GT SLI driver issues, are they pretty much resolved? Are the 3rd party "tweaked" drivers compatible with the Dell SLI setups?

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Dell :: Xps 1730 Cpu Upgrade

Oct 15, 2008

just wondering if a CPU Intel core 2 extreme x9000 2.8ghz ,socket 478, 6mb L2, FSB 800 could fit into my 1730 (see below)

I could call a technician to install it... my question is what else should I change?

I trust you so before spending one cent I want to be sure this is feasable!

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Dell :: Odds For Getting A 1730

Apr 20, 2008

well i have a e1705 the original specs are listed below

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now i have updated the video card to a dual pipe 7900GS and 2 GB ram and a 2.0 Core 2 Duo and a 200GB HD but off course dell is not going to count these upgrades so a vostro is not going to cut it for me

how do i push dell for a 1730 or 1710 or some? How about the missing DVI option how many people have gotten a 1730 or 1710 due to this?

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Dell :: I8kfangui On 1730

Feb 2, 2008

1730 users, do you use this program on your laptop? i used it on my 1705, installed on my 1730, and i had to reinstall my audio drivers, dont know what happened there. anyway, does the bios (a03) do a good enough job on its own of keeping the temps on the sli cards down? or do you guys recommend using this program or any other? also, do you know which fan cools the gpu? the first or second?

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Dell :: DriversXPS 1730

Oct 11, 2007

I wanted to test the battery life of XPS 1730.

I have a Doctor Who Season 1 DVD (Its a BBC science fiction program)
I started the first episode in WMP and for some reason, only at full screen I have like multiple frames showing at the same time(basically its unwatchable, kind of 2 same files running together, one slightly slower than the other)
This problem only happens in XP and is with all video players (VLC, Cyberlink DVD)
It works fine on A/C power.

The strange thing is it works flawlessly in VISTA.

By the way, I could watch two episodes, thats like 90 min and had 10% battery life left.
So, I suppose a movie would run on the beast on battery.

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Dell :: BSOD On My XPS 1730

Feb 6, 2010

new to this forum but not to pc's / laptops

im having a problem while playing games on my XPS 1730 with 8800gtx Sli while playing WoW..

its only started happening in the last couple of months.. while playing all will be well then after an hour the laptop will just BSOD!!

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Dell :: Xps 1730 And Wimax

Jul 11, 2009

I got an intel 5350 wimax card (not an engineering sample) and installed it in the WLAN slot but wimax adapter is not detected,

I googled problem and couldnt find anything about wimax in 1730, just stuff about USB power needed in other laptops. So I put the card in the WWan slot and it showed in device manager, but not in the intel wimax utility.

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Dell :: XPS 1730 And The 8800's

Nov 22, 2007

Regarding the NVIDIA 8800, I would suggest that we all call and e-mail Dell and hope that pestering them enough will result in an answer. I myself am in the middle of wanting to purchase a new gaming laptop, and I don't really like the look of the new Alienware, so I'm sticking with the idea of purchasing a 1730. But the fact that I will be paying over $4,000 for a new gaming laptop with GPU's that are already outdated (and by a significant margin judging by the 8800 benchmarks) does bug me a bit.

I've contacted Dell by e-mail/chat and I get the usual "I don't know anything" answer but the interesting part is that the a few of the techs I spoke with said that other people have brought up the 8800 issue as well. I've also called and spoke with a sales guy who told me he doesn't think the 1730 will EVER be able to have the 8800 because they have to custom fit it to the motherboard and that will take months and months and by that time another GPU will probably be out which may not even fit into the 1730 and all that.

But again who knows and he may have just been trying to make a sale...but the point is that someone who is interested in, or already owns, the 1730 is not a parent shopping for a computer for their kid. A person who has come across the 1730 is an advanced user and savvy enough to know that the 8700's in there are already outdated. So if Dell begins to see that they are receiving returns/cancellations and calls/e-mails about the 8800 issue, and they are smart enough to know their target audience for the 1730, I'm sure they will give us some answer as to when (if) the 8800 will be available for the 1730 and what the deal is in regard to a possible upgrade path.

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Dell :: Using XPS 1730 Without A Battery

Jul 9, 2009

Well since about november last year my laptop has been playing up (XPS 1730).

It first started when I turned it on and the 'laptop can't find a battery' or 'undertermined battery so system will run slower' (Well whatever it is) message popped up asking me to press f1 to continue or f2 to enter setup.

Now when i pressed the charge meter on the battery it was weird. Like the first light was on, 2nd off, 3rd on, 4th off. For me to use the laptop properly i had to wiggle the power cord in the laptop until the battery light came on (that panel on the side of the laptop with hdd/power/bluetooth light). When that light came on, then the computer would perform fine and the no battery message wouldn't show up.

The funny thing is that if i went into system bios and looked at the battery info, it would say 'no battery detected'. But like I said the system ran at full speed.

Anyways... the battery held no charge, as soon as the power cable unplugged it turned off, couldn't even turn it on with only the battery etc etc.

I tried my brothers xps 1730 battery in my laptop and it worked perfectly,

So I'm going to buy a cheaper battery than what dell sell for (seriously over $200 for a battery! im buying one for $92).

Basically long story short. How can i use my laptop without the battery being in or detected (the wiggling power cord trick no longer turns battery light on and i keep getting the no battery detected message and the laptop runs like crap).

Yeh, so battery is now completely dead and i want to use lappy while other one is on its way.

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Dell :: Temperture XPS 1730

Jun 30, 2008

I just recieved my system today and I was wondering if someone could tell if there is a thread just for the 1730 set up? Any links would be appreciated. Thanks!

I also need some advice on what program to use to monitor my temps. The system feels really hot on my lap and even the DVD was hot to the touch when I took it out today.

I have Vista premium
8700 SLI
2.4 ghz
8300 processor

I went into the control panel and enabled SLI.

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Dell :: 1730 CPU Overheating

Jul 17, 2008

I was having computer shutdown issues with my 1730 when playing high end games like UT3, Crysis and COD4. I have a 2.8 Extreme cpu and dual 8800s. After playing for a few minutes the machine would lockup and I had to hold the power button to restart. After letting it cool for a few minuted I would get the M1004 code [system overheat].

I have Rightmark CPU utility installed so I tried to undervolt the CPU in the options menu and that seems to have solved my problem. I just played UT3 Pysics mod for 30 minutes without problem.

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Dell :: XPS 1730 SLI 8700GTX

Sep 11, 2007

It has been confirmed that the dell xps 1730 is coming out with 2 8700GTX cards in SLI. Does this mean that there is not going to be a true 8800 card for the notebook for a while?

I know Dell is going to charge a super premium for SLI but will 2 8700 be better then a single 8800gtx? (I assume a 2 card dell is going to carry a 600 premium vs a single 8800m card if it comes out)

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Dell ::1730 On 9800GT Or 9800GTX ?

Apr 13, 2009

May I please ask if anyone have the Crysis benchmarks of the 1730 on 9800GT or 9800GTX ?

I would very much like to see how the new 1730 stands up to Crysis benchmarkings ...

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Dell :: About Graphic Card Of XPS 1730

May 25, 2009

I saw in some threats that said you can get Geforce 9800 into XPS 1730.

But when I got to Dell website, I couldn't see where Geforce 9800 was, but 8700. It is said that "The Dell MediaDirect feature is not compatible with the NVIDIA® SLI™ Dual GeForce® 9800M series video solutions .....

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Dell :: Good Time To Buy A 1730?

Feb 24, 2009

I have a 9400 that the warrenty just expired after 3 years.

I have played over 300 days of wow, transorted it to work about 50% of the time + other heavy usuage. Its copped a thrashing and wont play the good games anymore.

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Dell :: Low Performance On Battery XPS 1730

Apr 2, 2009

I have a 1730 with 8700 GT SIMPLE, and I noticed that on battery, the performance is very very very low.

In next week, arrive a new 1730 with 8800 GTX SLI, and I believe that this problem will be the same.

I readed that causer are powermizer, but I can't dissable it...

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