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  • Forum Thread: "NVIDIA Display settings are not available. You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU."

    Hi, I have a XPS 15 (L502x) 64bit windows 7 and it has a GeForce GT 540m graphics card. I have been having this same problem for 2 weeks now and have had help from multiple dell representatives without success. My problem originally started a month ago when my computer would start overheat and crash...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop shuts down while playing games on normal temperature.

    Hey guys I have a Intel(R) Core i7-2630QM with 2.00 ghz and display driver is Nvidia geforce Gt 525m 2gb virtual memory and 6gb ram. Whenever I play a heavy game like Farcry 3 or Crysis 3 my Laptop shutsdown after a few minutes. I have this laptop for about 2 years but then there was no sign of this...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron screen going black

    I have a Dell Inspiron and all of the sudden the screen starts going black when it is running on battery power. It does not do this when connected to AC power. Sometimes it happens when I am using the computer and other times when starting it but the screen goes really dark (although I can often very...
  • Forum Thread: lost password

    problem with my laptop ( dell inspiron 1525 ) about forgetting bios password service tag : < ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> please help me my e_mail : < ADMIN NOTE : Email id removed per privacy policy>
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro A860 Won't Turn On

    I bought my Dell Vostro A860 in December of 2008 and it has had a very easy life. At least a year ago (maybe longer, I'm not sure) both the battery and the power adapter stopped working correctly. The battery wouldn't hold a charge and the adapter wouldn't charge anything (it is the same...
  • Forum Reply: Re: [FIXED] Dell XPS 15 L502x [fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off...] on Windows 7

    This hasn't worked for me. I've adjusted just about every power option, rebooted in between, and the fan literally goes up and down every 3-5 seconds... It's ridiculous. I've tried BIOS A09, A10 and A11 with no change. I tried the SpeedFan software and could never get it to recognize...
  • Forum Thread: Brand New Dell XPS 15 L502x - Randomly shutting down, and not performing simple tasks.

    I am really frustrated with this brand new Dell XPS L502x... I have only used it: 19 minutes 26 seconds and I received it 2 days ago. The problem is that whenever I try to use it for even browsing the internet it will randomly shut down everytime I have tried to use it. After it shuts down I feel the...
  • Forum Thread: 1 month XPS 15z issues

    I totally feel disappointed with my XPS 15z. The condition is not good, the loading is very slow, blue screen appeared 4 times, freeze once, overheating all the time, noisy fan and I have restored all the data twice. I hope that I could get a new replacement from dell but the agent was answering me with...
  • Forum Thread: CPU Throttling issues with a new XPS L502X

    Hey! I recently purchased a XPS L502X Laptop from Dell. One Week ago it was delivered to my address. I started it according to the manual. The first thing I did was to update the drivers through the Dell support center. After I was finished with the updates, I started to really "use" the laptop...
  • Forum Thread: m4400 boot issues

    Hi I'm having issues booting my notebook. it seems as though when it shuts down it has problems restarting. it acts like the it been over heated, with the fan kicking on and off the strange part is that it will do that all day with out someone trying to boot it. I will add that it has just come...
  • Forum Thread: No internet connection

    Suddenly I cannot connect to internet by wire or wireless, though my connections are working on other computers. I've shut down, restarted all connections and problem still occurs. Could this be a burned out modem?
  • Forum Reply: Re: My XPS 15Z is overheating while browsing .Need Help

    I have checked the vents ,they are clean.Also My PC is only 4 month old. I have updated the BIOS to latest version [A11] before . In the task manager,Google Chrome is using the highest CPU...ended the process,fan noise get reduced.Even then ,issue is still there. Run the Diagnostics mode &...
  • Forum Thread: My Laptop shuts down after 5 minutes playing game

    Hello, My laptop is an alienware m17x r2, It have been 2 years Since I've bought it, I ask you to help me because my laptop shuts down after few minutes playing with any game.. And I've Dusted it off many time and it doesn't overheat, I've send it back to my after sales service twice...
  • Forum Thread: 1.5 year old Studio 17 shuts down unexpectedly and with no warning

    So i have had a dell studio 17 (cant find exact model but i have an intel core i-7, the enhanced audio basic gfx card and 6gb ram) and its been running great for the entire time. until the beginning of december when i brought it home for christmas break and forgot a charger. so i ordered a 90w dell charger...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1564 overheating (fan very load)

    Hi, After about one year of usage the fan in my Inspiron 1564 got louder and louder... VERY loud! The temperatures in idle are GPU 60°C and Cores 45°C. Max temps are GPU 100°C and Cores 70°C. I tried everything I could do. I removed ALL the dust from the inside. (That helped...
  • Forum Thread: witching from the mains to the batteries and back = many troubles

    Problems with the laptop Dell e6400 and possible workarounds (I have the BIOS A27, and latest drivers and other Dell software installed) - Problem 1 Not possible to switch internet options (specifically Connections) in Internet Explorer’s settings (the menu hangs). Usually, this happens...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 3500 Fan Noise

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  • Forum Thread: laptop turns off randomly

    my laptop occationaly turns off randomly and is a bit of a pain. i have a 3 year warrenty shall i send it back?
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Studio 1569 laptop fan and overheating problem

    My Studio 1569 that appears to be due to overheating. The problem is very difficult to isolate because it happens spontaneousely and unpredictably. The fan will race and slow down in about a 5 sec interval of oscillations ocassionally. Not sure for how long but it is long enough to make you wonder why...
  • Forum Thread: Max ram per slot latitude e6410

    Hello, Recently I bought a dell latitude e6410 of ebay (used). when i received the unit, all hardware was functional, however, with the poor cooling capabilities of the laptop, when i left it on a flat surface for a few hours, the unit got extremely hot. On my next reboot, the unit failed to boot...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 15Z Fan

    Hi Can somebody help me ...?? I bought an XPS 15Z 12 mar 2012 It is still under warranty The fan has come on at full speed 2 days ago and it is on all the time now at full speed I have done a full diagnostic and there is no problems found i have cleaned all the ports and done a BIOS...
  • Forum Thread: fps drops every 5 minutes when playing pc games.

    Hello, I posted this here because I have no idea where else to ask. And I was wondering if you could help me. I have a Dell Inspiiron 1546 Laptop with Windows 7 64bit. Whenever I try to play a pc game (even ones that are well whithin the system requriements) they have significant framerate drops...
  • Forum Thread: Fan Control?

    Hello, I have a Dell Studio XPS 1640. I would like to know if Dell has a program that could allow me to control the speed of the system's fan. I have been given pre-canned, fabricated answers like, "The fan adjusts itself automatically to control heat." and "You will only damage...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 3500 Fan Noise

    I have had my Vostro 3700 since August 2010 and the same problem persists... Today I decided to contact Dell and they had recommened to do a PSA test - With the computer turned off, press and hold down the FN key for about 3 seconds (do not release the FN key) then press the POWER Button and release...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude D810 graphics card crashing.

    Hello Dell community. I bought a surplus Latitude D810 laptop and really like it. Its worked well for about a year and then recently it started to give me a battery warning. The light flashes yellow twice then green and suggests replacing the internal battery. (I'm getting to the graphics card...