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  • Forum Thread: Clicking noise from Dell Inspiron 17r

    So I have had my Dell Inspiron 17r for a little almost a year. I have had various problems since buying it such as blue screens. The blue screens are usually Kernal Data inpage errors. As of recently my laptop has also been making a clicking sound and it also doesn't turn on what usually happens...
  • Forum Thread: xps l521x slow msata port?

    So other than the obvious wifi and overheating issues with this laptop, I may have another issue and am reaching out to all the xps 15 (l521x) with an msata ssd as their boot os owners. I purchased an adata xpg sx301 256g msata, its transfer speed should be near the 550MB. im using it as my os boot location...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L501x Very Slow and Lags

    Recently I have a major lagging problem with my XPS L501x unlike before. It lags in everything: browsing, gaming, opening files, Ctrl+F in txt files takes too long to open, even the right click lags, watching youtube videos, games, programs, applying settings on anything, playing music and video files...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 lagging for no reason.

    Hi, My laptop for the past few days has suddenly been lagging mysteriously for no valid reasons. It started almost overnight with no real reason. Games that I used to be able to run at 60-70 FPS at medium/high graphics settings suddenly only gave me 20-30 even after I turned all my game settings down...
  • Forum Thread: Ram Upgrade

    Hi, I recently bought a dell laptop VOSRTO 1550, and i want to upgrade it's memory (RAM) from 2GB to 4GB. What type of Ram should I chose? Also want to know it's configuration.Thanks in advance. System Details: Intel core i3 processor 320 GB HDD 2 GB Ram 15.6 Inch display
  • Forum Thread: Need Help ASAP

    last night, i shut down my laptop, but the update icon pop out. so when i try to get back on today, it told me to choose either safe mode or load windows normally, but it would not go to the login screen. so i restart my laptop again, and it told me to do a disk check. it been doing a disk check for...
  • Forum Thread: My Dell Latitude E6420 takes a very long time to turn on. Is this a hardware issue?

    I bought this laptop through my university, and it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes to turn on. My roommate has the same laptop as I, and she said hers only occasionally takes a while to boot up, but hers never took as long as mine does. My father said it was because my computer games were taking...
  • Forum Thread: FAQ Notebook General Hardware

    Frequently Asked Questions and Topics Window 8 Support Notebook Drivers and Downloads Why was no Back up Media shipped with my notebook? How to restore or reimage my notebook? What to do if my notebook locks up? How to run diagnostics on my notebook? What to do if there is no display on...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1537 - Flashing lights

    Hi all, I've been looking around for an answer to this but can't find one that's specific to this, unless i'm being seriously blind. I updated my laptop a few days ago, and after a reboot the machine will now not even turn on. As soon as I put the battery in or plug the power...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS M1730 Possible Ram Upgrades?

    I have a Dell XPS M1730, And i have 2-2 Gig sticks of DDR2 Ram, and was wondering if i can upgrade? I really need to for gaming because its gotten laggy as .. :( Please PLEASE help. Dell website said max capacity is 4 Gigs total.. Just wondering if anyone knows any different... [Post edited by...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L502x hangs during game play

    I have been having problems with my XPS L502x I use to play Saint Rows the Third on my laptop it use to play perfectly but now after a year I restored my factory setting now when ever i install any of my old games they start off perfectly but during the game it hangs a lot kindly help me out.
  • Forum Reply: Re: Hardware malfunction - NMI:Parity Check/Memory Parity Error - The System has Halted.

    I have to say that this solve my NMI parity issue. I had problems with the integrated NIC. I disabled it within Windows and then the problem went away. I then installed a new PCI NIC. I was having this problem with Windows 7 32-bit on a Dell OptiPlex 360. The problem is no more.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 6400 Memory Upgrade to 4GB.

    Below is my brief system summary. I have 1GB (2x512 MB) RAM right now. I want to upgrade to 4GB of RAM. As per previous posts I can see that it is recommended but I want to know if I can upgrade to 2x2GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz RAM (right now I have 2x512MB DDR2-533 SDRAM). Kindly suggest. Processor Summary...
  • Forum Thread: RE Terry's Article 'Issues with charging notebooks. Is it the AC adapter, the battery or the system itself?'

    As a computer programmer I have thrashed a lot of laptops in my time. My first, aToshiba was so ugly but still works today - my Compact -- thrashed that 3 hard drives later it still goes. Then in 1998 got my HP Desktop that I thrash and a Dell Volvo 1510 for when I provide training and demo's - but...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1558: On start-up, message says PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, check cable... OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND!! HELP!!... WHY is it saying this??

    I have a studio 1558 with windows 7 64bit installed. Has been working beautifully until today!! Was working fine when I turned it off... I realized that I actually had NOT turned it completely off about 2 days later!! I opened it and it was not on even thought the power button was lit... ?? It was...
  • Forum Thread: DELL Inspiron 9400 Upgrade

    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?
  • Forum Thread: Dell - Inspiron I15-2728BK RAM UPGRADE QUESTION

    I just ordered this laptop from best buy and i want to upgrade the ram memory but i'm not sure which ram to buy. On the tech spec for this laptop it doesnt say what type of memory it uses asides from being a ddr3. My questions are: how many ram slots does this laptop has available? What type...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS L501x make 3 beep when powering on

    My Dell XPS L501x make 3 beeps when power button is pressed and does not boot. I have removed one Memory stick, swopped memory bays and even with both memory sticks removed, it makes 3 beep sounds and nothing on display. Is this a motherboard problem? Can anyone help to diagnose this issue please...
  • Forum Thread: laptop just restarts after adding 4 GB ram + BSOD error in safemode

    Hello, I have Dell N4010 laptop with 4GB ram (1333 Mhz, 2X2) purchased in Jan 2011. Recently I bought transcend 4GB 1333 and have removed existing 2GB ram and replaced with 4GB to increase the physical memory to 6GB. I can see that the ram has been detected and the total is showing up in Bios. After...
  • Forum Thread: Installing a New Graphics Card

    Hello, i have a Dell Inspiron 1440 with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family video card. I was looking to install a new video card and i understand that this one is an integrated video card and also know thatt there is a slot that i can put a new graphics card in, then set it up through...
  • Forum Thread: N5110 I/O problem

    The problem is with an N5110 that I recently replaced the motherboard and the CPU (I7-2630qm) in hopes that I'd revive this old boy. After replacing the motherboard I got 7 beeps no screen. Knew that was CPU failure so I purchased a new one and replaced it. Now I'm not getting any error codes...
  • Forum Reply: Re: ¿Problema con una mini marca dell emite sonido al iniciar?

    El portatil aun enciende y funciona, pero antes de levantar el Sistema emite el sonido que se muestra en el video. La captura fue tomada el dia de ayer. El problema continua pero el sistema si funciona.
  • Forum Reply: Re: N5110 wifi stops working

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  • Forum Thread: XPS L502x Hardware issues

    Hi all, I have a 5 months old XPS 15 L502x (after replacing my dear M1530 ) and I think I am having overheating on my system. When I use intensive 3D graphics applications, my motherboard and i7-2720QM heat up to 95-99 celcius degrees. (I use hwmonitor for this) And frequently, my graphic...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 upgrade.

    Hi, I have an old Inspiron 1545 which rarely gets used these days and I'm thinking oF revamping it, I'm just wondering if these upgrades are compatible. RAM: 8GB KIT DDR2 667MHZ PC2 5300 Full HD screen: DELL INSPIRON E6530 FULL HD 15.6" LED LAPTOP SCREEN (I recognize this is for the...