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  • Forum Thread: Issues with New XPS 15 9530 (2013)

    Hi, I work as a Designer and have had my 9530 for a few months now and use it for work and play and take it with me when traveling. Overall the experience is very positive, I honestly don't believe there is a laptop this thin and light anywhere else on the market at this time that can boast the...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1745 Motherboard Upgrade...?

    Okay, so I have a Dell Studio 1745 complete with Intel Graphics Decelerator and T6600 Core 2 Duo CPU From all my research, the 1747 and the 1749 motherboards are "physically identical" as far as shape/size and whether or not it will physically fit into the body of the laptop. Now I mistakenly...
  • Forum Thread: Nvidia Reports Problem with Laptop GPUs

    I have a inspiron 9300. My issue is that the graphics card has broken on the laptop for the second time. I googled it found this report. Nvidia Reports Problem with Laptop GPUs July 3rd, 2008 Nvidia has uncovered a problem with some of their older laptop graphics cards that shipped in “significant...
  • Forum Thread: Riddle Me This...

    Inspiron 1705 with a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 gs.Took this laptop with me to Iraq over a year ago, like most electronics it died while it was out there. Video card obviously died. Can not boot normally(blue screen before login appears, when video drivers take over), only in safe mode, and the picture has...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 15 L502x Game Crashes

    I thought this laptop is worth buying until i read this post after using for years :( Freeze and sound buzz/looping on Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolute, Assassin's Creed 3(all on medium or lower setting). but seems fine on Fifa 13. After reading all the post seems like under-clocking is the only or high...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Overheating and shutting down, N5110

    Hi Debbie/Dear Dell, Aren't you guys tired of posting these lame advises in an pathetic attempt to hide the truth, which is that this model of Dell laptop, N5110 regardless of what CPU+GPU it has inside, has a MAJOR design flaw in its cooling system! The vent openings for both the intake of the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Poor performance of Studio XPS 1645 laotop when gaming

    1)>> update the drivers 2)>> always insure before you start a game change your PC performance to high performance this boosts up your cooling system and inproves and makes your funs spin fast 3)>> it could have been maybe you need to format and reinstall your windows so that your...
  • Forum Thread: dell replacement warranty??

    so i have been through the tech support and they donothing.. i dont want to travel to the nearest outlet store and take out my frustation on the poor guy behind the counter, but if i get a new computer, or at least better information than i will not hesistate. I have had nothing but problems with...
  • 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: overheat dell XPS 17

    hi I've bought a Dell XPS 17 and have it for 2 days now. When i do nothing the temperature is about 48 to 55 degrees. But when i play a game (like Dawn of War 2) the cpu is at 45% and the temperature goes up to 85 degrees while the fan is working . Is this normal ?
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1420 Laptop Overheating while playing Sims 3

    Hi, I've had my Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop since 2008 and have always been able to play The Sims 2/3 for hours at a time without experiencing any overheating issues. A few weeks ago, my game started crashing after twenty minutes of game play. When it crashed, my SpeedFan was reading a GPU temperature...
  • Forum Reply: Re: taking ages for the Caps lock to change from capitals to small on my Dell M501R

    Thank you for your kind reply. Hi again. Thank you so much for you kind reply. Well I tried the safe mode & it worked perfectly well. I then went back to normal settings & its still the same? Also the number lock does exactly the same thing it drags for around 5 seconds then you can type...
  • 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: i have a monitor problem not sure how to fix

    i would appreciate any help or ideas my laptop sudenly has major display problems iv updated all the drivers sadly that didnt help the whole screen is red n fuzzy almost all the time it seems to be getting worse any colour the monitor displays always has fuzzy blue colours ontop of what should be displayed...
  • Forum Thread: Touchpad not working on Vostro1014

    hi all, need your help. I have a Vostro1014 (~2 years old) all of the sudden my touchpad stopped working. the buttons work (both left and right), but hte pad itself doesn't. when I connect a USB mouse it works perfectly. the touchpad doesn't work neither in Ubunto nor in XP (and it...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Inspiron 1720 cpu upgrade

    Maybe you can get a cooler fan table under it, Even people around me said me that it wont get better, it works my laptop fan start to work if I do something full work Gpu and Ram both like render or working on heavy graphic project on PsCs5. Also make it 4 gb ram you feel the speed ! ;) I hope it will...
  • Forum Thread: HELP! VOSTRO 1320 from 2009, options hibernate and sleep are blanked!

    The options Hibernate and Sleep are there but I cant select them, also the laptop turns off automaticly after some time and gets hot. Its a vostro 1320 runing windows 7 and without battery. Help please, Thanks
  • Forum Reply: Re: Update graphics card in vostro 3400

    I am a Network Administrator and have provided 3rd level support for Dell computers for several years. I would like to point out that Dell has had issues with overheating with other models of laptops. There were BIOS updates for the Latitude E6420 to resolve the issue. I have had my system board replaced...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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 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...