Here's the background... I recently received a new m4400 (with a T9400)and had a problem with one of the cpu cores running 6-8 degrees hotter at idle (not under load). When I told this to Dell technical support, they reordered me a new notebook. Here's the problem... I received my new replacement notebook. Although the cpu cores are now the exact same temperature at idle, once I start running some programs (simulation games, etc.), one of the cpu cores runs 7-8 degrees consistantly hotter than the other one. If I stop playing these games, both cores return to the exact same temperature .....
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new precisin line (M4400 and M6400). Most of them are solvable, but they require some effort. A bit disappointing since I wish dell had come out with their top precision line which worked flawlessly "out of the box". Precision laptops have some great hardware and I would like to see dell kicking MBPs butt. So, did drop the ball on the precision line ? Should it demand more from the device driver development team ?
Why ist it, that the CPU fan runs with 3000 rpm, when the CPU is idle and the temperature of the CPU is 37 degrees? Also the chipset temperature is not that high. I made you a screenshot: I tried everything to get the fan start much later. I used Artic MX-2 thermal compound, liftet my M4400 higher, undervolted it, but nothing works. In my point of view, DELL made something wrong by programming the BIOS. Is it unnecessarily to run a CPU fan at 3000 rpm when the cpu is cool enough. Maybe 800-1000 rpm would be fine. So my question is: Is it possible to use a kind of speed controller, know from desktop system, to making the fan run much slower? As far as I see, Dell uses a 4-lines PWM connection the the mainboard.
I've read that with some Dell laptops, the BIOS does not support virtualization, even though the CPU does. Is this the case with the Precision M6400/M4400 (ie. can hardware virtualization be enabled in the BIOS of these laptops) ?
Latitude E6500 and Precision M4400 were basically the same machine, the differences being the M4400's (obviously) different aesthetic on the lid, the more powerful GPU options, and a handful of other tweaks that I don't really remember the specifics of. From what I can tell, the situation looks to be about the same this time around with the 15.6" Latitude E6510 vs. the 15.6" Precision M4500. The Precision offers beefier GPU options and a 1600x900 sRGB LED display option, but I want the lower-power WLED 1080p display anyway so that's no loss
I've recently received my dell studio 1749 laptop with the following specs, - i5 CPU 520m - 4 gigs of RAM - Intel HD graphics - 320 gig HD The problem with this laptop is that the fan will start to whine every few minutes seemly without reason. I've done some investigation and found out the following: - there seems be a threshold of 35 to 36 degrees celsius. Once the CPU hits that temperature, the fan will start to cool it down to under 30 degrees - the idle temperature of the CPU is always creeping up, even without load. If I leave the computer alone at idle with almost no CPU activity, the temperature will creep up to the threshold...thus triggering fan. the cycle repeats itself every few minutes. I've attached a picture to illustrate the problem. Since this is my first laptop, I want to ask does the CPU temperature stay constant during idle? or does it creep up like mine? Can the threshold be modified? Is this normal with the dell studio?
Matrix Storage Driver 188.8.131.527 Matrix Storage Manager 184.108.40.2067 Quote: Level of Importance: Urgent Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system. Compatibility SystemsOperating systems Latitude E4200 Latitude E4300 Latitude E6400 Latitude E6400 ATG Latitude E6500 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M2400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M4400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M6400 Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows XP x64 Fixes and Enhancements - Changes made to reduce power consumption improving battery performance. - Corrects random issues related to not being able read/write to and from CD/DVD optical drives.
This may be of interest to people who use their security hardware. Quote: Release Date:12/11/2008 Version:1.2.6F, A04 Download Type:Firmware File Format:Hard-Drive File Size:2 MB Level of Importance: Urgent Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system. Compatibility Latitude E4200 Latitude E4300 Latitude E6400 Latitude E6400 ATG Latitude E6500 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M2400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M4400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M6400 Fixes and Enhancements Changes in this release: Fixes issues with some CAC and PIV smart cards being read incorrectly. Fixes issues with some Gemalto smart cards, including Gemalto .NET smart cards, being read incorrectly. Fixes issue where intermittently "Yellow Bangs" occur in Device Manager on "5880" device. Fixes issue where TPM key migration would fail when run from Delegated User accounts.
Replacing Dell's default thermal paste in the Dell Studio XPS 1340 can lower your cpu, gpu and ambient temperatures by as much as 15C/60F. When I first received my SXPS 1340 from Dell, my temperatures were: THRM-57C, CPU-52C, GPU-62C. For me, these temperatures were O.K., but I knew I could lower them by replacing the thermal paste. My temperatures after replacing the thermal paste were: THRM-48C, CPU-34C, GPU-50C. Note that after a month or two of having the MX-2 inside your computer, the cooler it will become as it settles
Dell has released a new IDT driver. The links says A05 but the file name is A06. XP or Vista. Quote: Compatibility Latitude E4200 Latitude E4300 Latitude E5400 Latitude E5500 Latitude E6400 Latitude E6400 ATG Latitude E6500 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M2400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M4400 Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M6400 Fixes and Enhancements Added DUP package. I haven't a clue what the DUP package is. The real change, as far as I can see, is that I no longer have to manually disable the internal speakers in order to get bass out through the external audio device.
I have a choice to buy an M4400 from either dell outlet or ascendtech for the same price; $900. However, the latter offers an core 2 extreme x9100 (instead of a 2.4 P from the outlet) but with only 30 days warranty! I hear that dell outlet offers 3 years warranty... I don't know much about Precision station quality or reliability so I want to know your opinion about which I should go for. In my head
Is there a program out there that can control both the CPU fan speed and the graphics card fan speed while monitoring their temperatures? I use Speedfan for the CPU fan and EVGA precision for my 8800GT fan speed. Maybe even something that changes the fan speed of the CPU depending on the load on it. Any advice is appreciated.
I'm currently trying to decide between the M4400 and the HP 8530W. Please could any M4400 owners let me know their thoughts (happy or otherwise)? The basic specs are as follows: Dell: P8600 CPU, 4GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HDD, Quadro 770M, 1920x1200 display, 6-cell battery. HP: T9400 CPU, 2GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HDD, Quadro 770M, 1680x1050, 8-cell battery. They're about the same price where I live, and both have a similar lead time. I've had no major problems with Dell in the past, but the M4400 seems to have been slated here and elsewhere for its build quality and design issues. The HP is by no means immune, but it does seem to come off lighter .....
I have a Dell Latitude E6400 with the Nvidia Quadro NVS 160m graphics card. When I put stress on the GPU (for example playing a game), it heats up to 102�C, which is a dangerous temperature. I have called Dell Finland and they offered to replace the motherboard, which I refused because all other users with Nvidia cards that I know of have very high temperatures when playing a game. Dell Finland has now told me to send them an email describing my problem and provide links to other people describing their own problems. Therefore, I'd like to ask all Latitude and Precision users with Nvidia cards to post their experiences here, in particular the GPU temperatures under load. You can use HWmonitor to measure the temperatures. I am especially interested in hearing from people who have done a "copper mod", since that has been so far the only successful solution to appear here in the forums.
I've got a Precision M4400 for which I did some DIY upgrading... Specifically, I put in a T9900 (3.06GHz, 35W TDP) processor and a 256Gb SSD. You can see the specs in my signature, actually. The problem is that my temperatures seem to be going pretty high. Realtemp is saying that once I turn on the laptop, both CPU cores are at around 30-35 C. But after a very short while, this heats up to the mid-40's. And if I play Sims 3, let's say, the temperature can go up all the way to the high 70's. The GPU seems to stay at under 80 C, which I think should be fine .....
This is a description of how to cool down the XPS machine, e.g., the CPU and all the other chips. Under specific circumstances, the GPU and CPU temperature can be lowered by 5�C and 20�C, respectively. First, here is some literature: GPU related issues are described in the following threads: ~XPS M1330 owners lounge~ M1330 Display Issue (Vertical Lines on Reboot & Crash & Vertical Lines) Here is a description of the copper heat sink method How to: Improve your XPS M1330 Cooling Dell XPS M1330 - nVidia GeForce 8400M GS - Copper Mod Heatsink Mod Dell M1330 XPS by BlackRussian xps1330 thermal cooling mod.........
I have problem with my Dell M4400 it very hot (CPU temp ~ 50C), my system - Q9100, FX770 etc. I think have problem with heatsink systems. What I do? Perhaps, some people have Portable M4400 with CUP like me (Q9100 or QX9300). If some people have this CPU help me, please. Which serial number heatsink you have in your portable systems with CPU Q9100 or QX9300. I must change it but I don`t know serial number.
Wondering if the the CPU and / or GPU on the Precision M4400 / M6600 are user upgradeable? Both in terms of is it physically possible and how does it affect warranty. If it voids the warranty, how likely is it that they can tell that it was upgraded if you swap the oringinal components back in before sending it in.
I ordered my m4400 with the "Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth 2.1 Minicard for Latitude E/Mobile Precision" option. It has the little Bluetooth light above the keyboard... although I have no idea if that actually means it was shipped with the bluetooth I ordered. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to enable bluetooth. I can't find the adapter in Device Manager, and I don't see any keyboard combos to enable it.
I am considering of getting myself a laptop for personal CAD and design use. I am looking to buy a resonably priced Quadro graphic laptop and hope it last for 2 years or so... Could anyone kindly advise me on if the Dell Precision M4400 would be a good option? (below is the spec I am thinking of going for) Processor: 2.8Ghz T9600 Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4Gb (800Mhz, DDR2) Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX1700M (512Mb) Hard Disk: 320Gb (7200rpm)
I received the Dell Precision m4400 on last friday. I did not know about the latency problem that I read on these forums AFTER the horrible fact that I'm going to explain. In fact, I was watching an avi file, in Windows Vista (the preinstalled OS), when sometimes the play stops (as the computer is under much load) and then resume the play .....
After several problems with booting, I had my Precision m4400 serviced by Dell. Just in case, both the mainboard and the processor were replaced (I also had my LCD replaced at some time due to inversion issues). When I looked at Device Manager and dxdiag, both told me that I had a Quadro FX 1700M (my system is supposed to have the 770M). In addition, the viewing angles on my LCD became rather restrictive compared to the previous screens before they started failing.
At work we ordered a Dell Precision M4400 laptop Processor: T9300 or T9500 RAM: 4GB OS: vista Basic When the laptop arrived I took out the 80GB HDD and installed a Western Digital 320GB 7200 RPM drive and created 2 Partitions so that we could dual-boot with Windows XP SP3 and another Windows XP SP3.
I have a brand new dell precision m6400. It didnt include the finger print reader and over at part people.com i can get two different types of finger print readers. Dell Precision M6400 Center Control Power Button Cover with FIPS Swipe Module Dell Precision M6400 Center Control Power Button Cover with Biometric Fingerprint Now what does FIPS Swipe Module mean?? What are the difference between them?
does anybody know some news abou the new models of precision line from dell? i checked that the last two series were announced after one year and the 4400 was releases in august 2008... i'd like to buy a m4400 but i don't if it worth is to wait...
I'm about at my wit's end trying to get the ALS to work in Win7 on my Precision M4400. I have emailed Dell and their response was useless, as usual. They said that because I didn't buy the machine with Win 7, they couldn't help me. (Even though their website states the machine is fully compatible, and even though they're selling M4400s with Win 7 installed.
Does anyone know how much energy Dell's latest laptops use when in standby mode? I've tried looking on their website, but I can't find any definitive figures (I'm using a Precision M4400, if that helps). Before I always used to hibernate or shutdown my laptop to save energy, but I'm curious if standby mode really uses much power or not.
I bought a refurb Precision M4400 last week, it has a T9400, 4 gigs of ram, 250 GB 7200RPM, DVD-ROM, Quadro FX770, WUXGA screen. I have a few questions about general laptop usage and what Dell packages along with their computers......................
I recently installed Windows 7 - 64 bit on my Dell Precision M4400. Now the computer does not recognize any external monitors. It does not detect the external monitor as connected. I tried FunctionF8, and also tried to find if there were missing or outdated drivers and have had no luck.
I have a Dell M4400 with nVidia 770 and I also have a Dell 3007WFP which supports 2560x1600 native resolution. Does anyone know if the M4400 will support this resolution if I dock it to an E-Port Replicator and use the DVI output of the docking station to the 3007WFP? When I looked at the Dell manual for the E-Port Replicator (and also the Plus) it didn't say if the DVI output supports dual-link.
after reading [url]i just wonder if there is any dell i7 laptop with i7-920xm cpu, working under 100% cpu for over 6 hours a day, with no throttling issue, no over heat issue(max cpu temperature under 85C in 25C room), no overloud fan noise issue(fan noise no more than 40db)?
This Dell document (which isn't that new) tends to confirm the assumptions about the numbering of the refreshes of the Latitude / Precision series. The Dell Client Deployment Pack 1.0 supports the following Dell systems: Quote: Latitiude Series XT2, XT2 , XFR , D420 , D500 , C510 , Z600 , E5410 , E5510 , E5400 E5500 , LT , E4310 , E4300 , E6510 , E6500 , E4200 , XT , E6410 E6410 ATG , E6410 XFR , E6400 , E6400 ATG , XFR E6400 OptiPlex Series 160L , 780 , 780USFF , 380 , GX1 , 580 , 960 , 760 , 360 , 745 , 755 760 , 745c , xE , 980 Precision Series M4500 , M4400 , 390 , M6300 , M4300 , T7400 , T5400 , M2300 , T7500 T500 , T3500 , M6400 , R5400 , M6500 , R5400 , T3400 This suggests that the Latitude numbers are what everyone assumed they would be. The M6500 has arrived but, so far, Google isn't unearthing anything about the E4310, E6410 and E6510.
It seems like the temperature readings from both cores of my P8400 on my Dell Latitude E6500 running Windows 7 RC have some sort of minimum built into them. The reported temperatures will never drop below 32 for Core 0, and 39 for Core 1. Even after I resume from suspend, when the CPU should be at room temperature, as soon as I boot up it's 39/32. Similarly, while temperatures above that on SpeedFan show normal fluctuations, like you expect from a CPU temperature reading, once it hits the floor, it just becomes a flat straight line. I'm not sure if this is the sensors, the software, or what.
System: CPU: Intel t7500 2.2 Ghz RAM: 2GB 667Mhz HD: 1 HD 5400 RPM 250 GB GPU: Nvidia 8600M gt 512 MB ddr2 I got these temperatures by running orthos to stress the cpu, and furmark to stress the gpu at the same time. Are these temperatures normal for an Acer Aspire 5920g? Cause I find these temperatures rather high, and I'm wondering if these are safe. I already have applied some artic silver 5 thermal compound to the both the gpu and the cpu.
Anyone else notice that their CPU temperature rose a bit after the EFI update? I had no freezes whatsoever and it ran pretty cool throughout my usage pattern. Now after the EFI update my CPU temperature is a bit higher at around 70C-77C with the fan staying mostly at around 2800RPM as to the 2200RPM before the EFI update.My CPU temperatures were at around 66C-70C before the EFI update.
Upgrade Dell Precision M6300 - CPU to Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) I know that you can upgrade to Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9000 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) I am concerned that because of the 1066MHZ FSB on the x9100 the CPU will not work. However it did not work running BIOS A14...
i have a dell xps m1330 came with ubuntu preinstalled. its a great laptop. but the fan runs most of the time not full speed but load enough to be audible in a quiet room. when i installed a cpu temperature monitor it showed the average CPU temperature hovers between 40c and 55c when ever am using the system for just browsing the web. is this normal. here are the system specs 320GB hard drive 7200 RPM Intel Intergrated card 3100 4gb ram core 2 duo 2.2 ghz i chatted with dell tech support and he said it was normal for my system to get 60c 55c 70c is this true. am thinking maybe its because the my hard disk speed is high (7200) please if u own a dell xps m1330 can you please tell me the average temp of your computer... esp if u have the intel intergrated card.
Is it possible to purchase/add an aftermarket BlueRay dvd player that would fit in the Precision m4400? I may be getting one through work, but noticed that there are no options available for this item. Any m4400 owners with Blue Ray dvd players?
if there is a command to check the CPU temperature. Is the following the right way? cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/temperature always gives 30 C. I recently got a Intel Quad Core with 8 GB RAM. When the load is nearing 1.00, the kernel flashes the message below. It is always CPU1 and CPU2 while CPU3 and CPU0 is reported to be normal. ==================================================== Sep 22 00:07:47 server2 kernel: CPU2: Temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled Sep 22 00:07:47 server2 kernel: CPU3: Temperature/speed normal Sep 22 00:07:49 server2 kernel: CPU1: Temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled Sep 22 00:07:49 server2 kernel: CPU0: Temperature/speed normal ===================================================== and /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THRM/* always gives the following ==================================== <setting not supported> cooling mode: critical <polling disabled> state: ok temperature: 30 C critical (S5): 110 C ====================================
It seems that everybody who owns an XPS M1530 has an extremely varied set of temperatures for their GPU and CPU. Now, I am a complete freak about my temps, constantly checking them and always worried they are too high. I scour the notebook review pages looking for a benchmark set of temps, but everyone either has overheating problems warranting a nice replacement (CPU 80+ GPU 90+), or they have chilled out systems that sound very cool (CPU< 69 GPU TEMPERATURES - CPU Min/Max Idle - GPU Min/Max Idle - CPU Min/Max Load (running ORTHOS, which can be downloaded here: [url] - GPU Min/Max Load ( running rthdribl, which can be downloaded here: [url] - Whether you were watching your temperatures in real time, or relied on a temperature report. (I suggest everyone does both and reports both results) SOFTWARE - The program you used to get these readings (I suggest everyone uses the latest version of HWMoniter) - Power Setting in Vista (I suggest everyone uses High Performance) - Bios Revision (I suggest people use the latest revision) - Video Driver Version (Found in system information in the Nvidia control panel, state wether it is a modded, Dell M1530 or Dell non-M1530 driver) SYSTEM: - CPU Model and Speed (Txxxx, xGHz) - Hard Drive Speed - GPU Clock ("stock" otherwise write your clock speeds) - 9v or 6v battery Physical Ajustments - Notebook Cooler (if yes, then write the model) - Thermal Paste (if yes, what type?) - Airflow and Surface (What type of surface is the laptop on? Have you propped it up to simulate a 9v battery? How high?) - Ambient Room Temperature (If you can report these in degrees C, otherwise state your location and time of year with a general statement whether it is cold or hot)
I have bought a Dell Precision 670 and I want to run Win 7 Ultimate(32bit) on it. I checked on Dell's website, they do not support it. The only reason I bought it was to run Win 7. I wish I had checked dell's site earlier. Can some one please guide me on how to install win 7 on it (I mean how do I find all the drivers for it) and may be steps to watch out for. Machine has XP Sp3 installed and I want to format and do a fresh install. Here are specs of the machine: DELL PRECISION 670 DUAL XEON 2.8GHZ GHZ HT 2 CPU'S INSTALLED 2 GB DDR2 ECC REG RAM EXP TO 16GB DDR2 DVDROM AND CD RW 500 GB SATA HDD ETHERNET, FIREWARE DUAL DVI OUTPUT PCI EXPRESS NVIDIA QUADRO FX
I applies for an ownership change for a precision a couple of weeks back, havent heard from dell.
I want to get a durable work station notebook and narrowed down my choices to the Precision M4400, HP Elite Book and Thinkpad W500. Getting the Precision from the Outlet seems the cheapest option. Anyone have any experience getting a laptop from there?
Was just wondering if any of you guys are using the Dell Precision M2400. There's a slot at the battery compartment which fits a SIM card, plus it shows that it's got HSDPA capabilities on their site; Dell Precision Mobile Workstations | Dell Malaysia However, I am unable to find the driver which is workable with Win 7 64 bit. It doesn't show much on their driver download page as well; Drivers & Downloads Would appreciate some idea on how to go about this!
im wish to get the cpu temperature and cpu fan using wmi.. in my bios, i can read my fan speed and cpu temperature.. i tried to use wmi to get the data but it doesnt function..for the wmi, i downloaded the wmi creator from microsoft website.. n it work perfectly to find other information like bios infomtion. however, it is not working with cpu temperature and fan speed..from internet, i found a program called SPEEDFAN and this program can list out all the computer temperature... do anyone know how this program function? i wish to get the information of temperature using vb.net.
The Turbo Boost technology on my Dell Precision M2800 doesn't seem to be working. I can't find the driver in Device List, or in System Drivers under, though it does exist and is checked in the BIOS. Obviously I can't find on Dell Drivers. What do I need to do to fix this? Dell lists this computer as a Precision M2800 (Early 2014) on the drivers site.
I do have a question about the CPU temperature. I'm using CPUID HArdware Monitor (under 32bit Vista)to monitor the temperature and I am pretty concerned about constantly working fan (even when the cpu temperature is under 50 C). The threshold under which the system goes dead silent is 44-46 C. Is that normal?
how to read CPU Temperature on CentOS 4.6. and kernel 2.6.9 (CentOS kernel from yum)
Could someone recommend a good, lightweight, free app that shows CPU temperatures and fan speed?
For those who replaced stock paste with AS5, without making any other alterations how significant was your temperature decline (average CPU and GPU decline).
My computer (ePox EP-3VSA2 with Intel CPU Fan) has a built in temperature sensor on both the CPU itself and on the motherboard. Both values, along with CPU and Chasis fan speeds, are available in CMOS...This is where my question starts.I would like to access those values, particularly the temperature settings, from a VB application in Windows. Any ideas?I have a program, called cmos.exe, that dumps the contents of CMOS to a data file, but i'm not sure how to interpret the keycodes in it. Thanks in advance!
Is there a good app to monitor CPU temperature? Galaxy Nexus
I am reading the output of /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/ATF0/temperature in a program to read my CPU temp. I am using cat like the following: Code: #cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/ATF0/temperature temperature: 49 C I basically want to get rid of the spaces in between temperature and the actual temperature. Is there a command I can pipe the cat output to, to remove the spaces. I have seen suggestions for sed, or tr, but for some reason I cannot get them to work properly.
I got Inspiron 1525 about two months ago. From that time I have been noticing high temperatures but didn`t care much. Averest shows idle temperature 45C and on load about 82C and sometimes 90C. I started playing WoW from this morning and the cpu fan started running on full speed after 2 minutes in the game. Also laptop turned off suddenly twice today maybe because of CPU overheat. I already tried "SpeedFan" but it has no support for Dell motherboard. What should I do? I live in India and ambiance temperature is high here, 20-30 C.
I've been trying and trying to get my 2007 Macbook C2D to run cooler. It idles at about 60-65 C even with no CPU usage (verified through Activity Monitor etc) and it used to get up to 95+ when playing any sort of video (Youtube etc) which would cause playback stuttering and other problems after 15-20 minutes. I've tried a number of techniques to drop the temperature, most recently undervolting with Coolbook. Interesting, these have been relatively successful at lowering the *peak* temperature-- videos now only bump the CPU temp up to 70 C or so-- but it still idles at the exact same temperature it did before, around 60. Does anyone have any theories why the idle temperature would remain high even after I've reduced the peak temperature, and even when CPU usage is hovering between 2 and 5 percent?
I got myself a lovely little Precision M4400 on christmas eve. It was downgraded from Vista to XP from Dell. Since I have a specific way of setting up my systems, I spent a week in januray installing the OS from scratch. Usually this isn't a problem, I have installed my own systems the past 15 years, and things have worked out pretty good so far. But there are some things about the M4400 that I simply don't understand, and I hope there are someone here that can guide me towards a solution. The specs are: Dell Precision M4400, with 4Gb Ram, a Quadro FX 1700M graphics card, and a Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN card. I am currently running 32bit Windows XP on it. I think those are the relevant specs for the things I'm fixing. So, there are three main issues with the machine. First, I haven't been able to find any official graphics driver for the machine! On the Dell site there are only drivers for Vista. If I select XP as the OS, I only see drivers for a 770M graphics card. I got a forceware driver from Nvidia installed, but I get a lot of BSOD right now (sometimes from just resizing a Quicktime window!), so I could really need some help on this. That's the most critical issue .....
http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19315633.aspx http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19313005.aspx studio 17 fan problems 2nd description: http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19321860.aspx I've tried to collect all the info I can. Please add as you seem fit. Recently returned a dell 1745 due to bad fan control. While idling the fan would rew up to max each 3-5 minutes easily detectable by speedfan (see the last link). The core temperatures would slowly ("") increase to around 38 degrees when the fan starts at horrendous pace for ~10-15 seconds and cool the cores to sub-30 degrees and the whole show starts again. This is a showstopper and noone should really by these products. It is as though the cpu fan only has two paces. Silent and Noisy. There shoudl of course be some kind of gradient in the fan speeds at different temepratures but his has not been implemented though very easy for BIOS coders to do so. The fan vigorously tries to cool the cpu to 30 degrees each time it hits ~40 degress - we're talking intel cpus that could easily go to 60-70 degrees without fuzz. While idling any laptop should keep a constant temperature - the current lineup of inspirons and studios (at least 1564, 1745, 1747 an 1749) cannot achieve this and unleashes fan hell very often. Untill fixed (which dell seems very reluctant to) don't buy dell. It's simply not worth it. This have nothing to do with throtteling. And don't even get me started on doing something "cpu intensive" like browing.
First of all, I have no idea if this has already been covered on the "Precision M4400 Owner's Lounge" thread, I have not been following it for it getting longer and longer. So, I opened a new thread to tell everyone that Dell has released BIOS A13 for the M4400. I installed it yesterday, and not only is my machine quieter under light load, its graphics performance is also higher - much higher, actually. I used to think that my FX1700M was not affected by the downclocking, but now I stand corrected. It WAS indeed downclocking heavily as it seems. When I was playing some UT3 a couple of hours ago, I suddenly actually had double(!) the frame rate compared to what I had with BIOS A12. I maxed out some settings to see what would happen, and at settings that I was not able to make it run smooth some weeks ago I now got 30 to 40 frames per second
I'm trying to understand the options available for a secondary hard drive on the Precision M4400. When configuring a new M4400, a 'Second Hard Drive' option is shown, but the only options are either a 120GB 5400rpm HD 'E-Module' or 64GB SSD 'E-Module'. It also says the following: Quote: "Modular secondary storage devices can be used in both the system as well as in an External E-Modular Bay. They do not come with an external E-Modular Bay". Here are my questions: 1) What does the 'E-Module' after the 120GB HD and 64GB SSD mean? 2) What is the Exterenal E-Modular Bay mentioned? A docking station or similar? 3) Could these options also apply to a Latitude E6500, although not offered directly from Dell?
I have a Dell Precision M4400 with the 1510 wireless card. I have a question regarding my wifi card. My school's wifi only shows up as one access point in the connection manager, but if I scan for wireless signals it shows several channels. The problem I am having is it seems quite random, depending on the signal strength I am guessing, my laptop connects to one of the B channels instead of the G ones. If I go to the Driver Properties in the Device Manager, I can force it to choose A first, but not G instead B. Does anyone know a workaround to make it choose G first instead of B/G? Also, I hate installing any Dell software that is not necessary, specially the Dell Wifi connection software since it's 300+ MB install, but does anyone who does use it know if it would allow me to specify G over B?
I am very curious with this Frankenstein-ish upgrade. I have seen both the Precision M4400 and the Latitude E6500 up close before and I do realize that both laptops use pretty much the same lower chassis and other modular internals with the only difference is the screen and screen bezel and touchpad unit. With the exact port locations the same. Is it worth it to get a refurbished M4400 motherboard and swap it with a Latitude E6500 one and putting it in a fully working Latitude E6500? The reason I ask about this is a friend of mine's mother works for a company that resells their ~1 year old Latitudes for a really cheap price (I think Latitude E6500's go around $250-$350 a piece!) and replace them with newer Latitudes and (rarely Precisions) from Dell the following year.
I currently have a Latitude E6400 that I LOVE...except for the display. I bought it from the Outlet and it was such a good deal that I couldn't pass it up. But it has the WXGA (1280x800) CCFL display and I really wanted the WXGA+ LED. I'm in the process of finding its replacement, again from Dell Outlet. I'm seriously thikning about stepping up a size to the E6500 and getting the WUXGA (1920x1200) display. The Outlet also has a surprising number of Precision M4400s in stock, too. I've also found several of those with the WUXGA display that I want. I don't "need" the more powerful graphics card in the M4400. But I really like (make that- LOVE) the exterior design of the Precision
I have an AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ machine thats running Linux - CentOS. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good server/hardware monitoring script or app that will allow monitoring of the following items in real time. Also I'd like to log and view the historical data. A script that stores this data in mysql database would be ideal. Processor Temperature Hard Drive(s) Temperature Ram Usage - Overall Ram Usage for each running Process/Service CPU Usage - Overall CPU Usage for each running Process/Service
Just a quick question:Is there a way in VB that I can get the CPU temperature, every five or so minutes and write it to a database, so that I can monitor changes in the computer on the network.What it is I am writting an business wide application and would like to be able to give the network administrators a way to monitor and record CPU temperature throughout the day, on the computers running the application.
Hi,I want to read the temperature of my CPU and motherboard etc etc.I've found out that the 'device' that reads the temperature is called:Sis950/ITE8750F-1 for Case/MB temp andSis950/ITE8750F-2 for CPU tempHow do i read from these? I got this info from MBM5.I've tried the WMI_TemperatureProbe, but that returns nothing.
I have just received a refurb E6500 from the Dell outlet and felt as if it wouldn't be powerful enough for engineering (found an M4400 on the outlet a day after I bought the E6500 that would have fit my budget ). So after reading some reviews and looking at some pictures I have decided to do a motherboard swap with an M4400 (and if everything works out make $60 from it all too!)
When I purchased my m4400 I accidentally overlooked the DVD drive and was sent a standard DVD Rom instead of a DVD RW drive. It seams that after market drives will not fit into the M4400. Is there anyplace I can purchase a DVD RW drive without paying dell $115 for one
I've been re-installing Vista on my M4400 (LED RGB Screen) and it Looks to me that it is just not as White as the LED screen on my M1330. i just love the sharpness and whiteness of the LED (Sec5441) of the 1330. The M4400 screen is very nice and all that and the color is much truer - but it is just not white.... Have the same problem on my Dell 2408wfp - its just not white.
I know there currently is a 6-cell and a 9-cell for the M4400. However I also remember reading that Dell has a 12-cell out for some notebooks in the new E-series. Does anyone know whether there is going to be a 12-cell battery that can be used with the M4400?
I've got 8gb of the 800mhz dell factory ram installed on my m4400. It works well and scores me a 6.4 on Windows 7 WEI. I was wondering if anyone has upgraded to 1066mhz ram - or if the m4400 will even accept it. Then lastly if there will be any increase in speed by using the faster clocked memory. I see some people here on the board using the 800mhz ram and they are getting into the 7's on WEI ..