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 ?
I have a Dell Precision M4500, Intel Core i5 CPU, running Linux (Ubuntu Lucid), and would like to keep an eye on CPU temperature. I've tried lm-sensors: sensors-detect didn't find any sensors; following its hint ("This is relatively common on laptops, where thermal management is handled by ACPI rather than the OS.") I tried acpi -V but got nothing thermal. The Gnome panel applet "Hardware Sensors Monitor" reports on GPU temperature but nothing else.
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) ?
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.
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
Matrix Storage Driver 220.127.116.117 Matrix Storage Manager 18.104.22.1687 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.
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
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'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?
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 .....
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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 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 .....
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...
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 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.
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)?
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
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!
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.
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.
I applies for an ownership change for a precision a couple of weeks back, havent heard from dell.
since installation I dont have any wifi on a dell precision m2400, I have installed ubuntu 64bits.
i need sound driver for dell precision workstation 370 for windows 7.
I noticed that iStat and Temperature Monitor report different temperatures for the same readings on my G5 Powermac Dual Processor System. For example as I am writing this Temperature Monitor is saying My CPU A is 46.8C and CPU B is 46.7C. In iStat it says CPU A is 55C and CPU B is 54C. Which is right!?