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E6410 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by dezoris, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Linuxser

    Linuxser Newbie

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    Hello, first post around this forum :)

    I don't want to bother most due all great experiences with two E6410 bought near middle 2011. Three years after I felt are the best buy I ever made.

    Yesterday I receided my third unit, an used one. I founf it really cheap on a Internet seller and I decided to pik up after few questions. Because here in my Country I never saw this notebook with WXGA over 1280x800 and I never saw one without webcam.

    Now I know the seller was not telling me the real specs when I asked for.

    So please. Help me. I need to know If I'm right: This notebook did not come without webcam on WXGA+ screens right? all models at 1400x900 comes with webcam by default right?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Robin24k

    Robin24k Notebook Deity

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    No, it's an option and not necessarily bundled together.
     
  3. powerslave12r

    powerslave12r Notebook Consultant

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    In addition to Robin's reply, might I add, it's dead simple to add a webcam. Haven't done a display swap myself, but I assume it should be straightforward as well.
     
  4. parawizard

    parawizard Notebook Consultant

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    Flashed my bios to A16. Failed middle of update. Laptop is bricked. Anyone else have problems with A16? I wouldn't suggest flashing. Looks like the bios recovery mode on the e6410 does nothing. It appears to function but does nothing. This mode is where you hold down the end key and plug the power in. When you see the battery light yellow then let go of end key. It is supposed to read the uncompressed bios file off the usb. Pretty stupid of dell. Will be trying to reflash it with a bus pirate and a SOIC 8 pin clip with cable.
     
  5. Robin24k

    Robin24k Notebook Deity

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    I'm on A16, didn't have any problems upgrading. Any indication of what or how it failed?
     
  6. jale

    jale Newbie

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    he there
    i just got now dell latitude E 6410 with NVS 3100m graphic card, with the most update driver from your nvidia.

    I connected the laptop via the display port to an Hdmi (input) jack at my Toshiba rv -600 lcd.

    Unfortunately, the lcd screen flickers and it is impossible to watch it.

    Please help

    Thank you
     
  7. parawizard

    parawizard Notebook Consultant

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    Just died mid flash and laptop no longer works. Had it plugged in. Bought a bus pirate and soic clip and intend to reflash the chips. I say chips because it is a dual bios board. Two winbond chips. W25Q32BV and W25Q64BV should be interesting to see if I can actually get it back into a state where I can try flashing again at least.
     
  8. Big_Vulture

    Big_Vulture Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello guys, I read trough this topic and found some related information, but not sure how to change ata to ahci on this model on already installed windows xp operating system. Can you please advice?
     
  9. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    If the windows was installed by Dell then all the drivers are pre-loaded and you can just throw the switch in the BIOS. However, I presume that XP is user-installed in which case this thread is a good starting place.

    Basically, you need to get the AHCI driver installed and the correspondent entries into the registry before you make the change in the BIOS.

    John
     
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  10. KainXS

    KainXS Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I have a dell E6410(NVS3100 model) and enabled turbo boost but right afterwards I got a black screen on boot and the diagnostic code says CPU fault, does anyone know if theirs a way to reset the bios settings I tried pulling the cmos battery but that did not work(because the settings are in the NVRAM). I updated to A16 right beforehand to fix the screen going in and out and it did but when re-enabling turbo it started doing this, it was on before and A16 turned it off and I turned it back on, then it looks like it failed.

    Edit:
    Replacing the cpu with a 3 dollar i3 380m reset the bios settings for some reason, then swapped back to the previous cpu and all is fine now.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  11. cicavec_

    cicavec_ Newbie

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    hello to all :) i need help. if i open idt audio control panel i see only this:

    idt_audio_control_panel.png

    is it normal? no volume sliders or advanced settings for audio?
    i have win 7 clean intall with official and latest drivers from dell site. i try latest drivers too, but with no luck.

    if i click to the advanced button (in top left icon) nothing will happend.

    thank.
     
  12. cicavec_

    cicavec_ Newbie

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    ok, problem solved :) i customize latest (6.10.0.6292_R278544) drivers..
    now is equalizer and srs premium sound available. let me know if somebody want this driver ;)
    sounds are now MUCH better.

    idt_audio_control_panel_a.png idt_audio_control_panel_b.png
     
  13. kwapster

    kwapster Notebook Guru

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    I'll try.......
     
  14. parawizard

    parawizard Notebook Consultant

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    Well. If anyone could dump their bios chips running linux or windows I would be grateful. Trying to get the raw data I need from an extracted hdr file but it is proving too difficult or not the right data. I flashed an assembled 4096KB chunk to the W25Q32BV but laptop still doesn't want to power on properly. Thinking either the bios is bad and what I flashed isn't right or the hardware actually physically died during the bios flash.
     
  15. cicavec_

    cicavec_ Newbie

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  16. Gogelf

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    After a month with this fine e6410 (i5 560m and NVS 3100m in my case) I want to share how I managed to lower GPU temperature a lot in two displays config (internal + external monitor). Something about the CPU control too. All is tested under Windows 7.

    1. The problem with nVidia GPU heat (two displays)
    There are 3 GPU profiles but with two displays the 3rd, most powerful profile is used all time - 606/790/1468 MHz, 1.0 V. And there is no GPU fan. This setup leads to very high temperatures even on simple desktop tasks. I have broken old HP notebook due to hot nVidia video and I don't want the same situation again.

    The solution: the good old nVidia System Tools. NVS 3100m is not listed there but it works ("System Monitor" from these tools is not necessary and useless, no need to install it). I tried also other 3rd party overclock tools, nothing is better than nVidia System Tools.

    When we load an user GPU profile with this tool, it replaces the 3rd system profile. We can lower the frequencies in this way. Unfortunately, whatever low MHz we set, it it still at 1 V, not at 0.85 V as other profiles. I did not find a way to set the voltage of this profile. But I found a trick.

    After loading of my profile (I place.nsu profile file in the Startup), if the system is with a single display only (no matter which one) for a moment, and then I turn on the second display (Fn + F8), the system continues to change profiles dynamically! It cycles between the 2nd standard profile (which is on 0.85 V) and my custom one. There is one problem though - if both profiles are with different Memory clock, the external display blinks on every profile change. Maybe because of this by default there is no profile changes with 2 displays.
    That's why I decided to make my profile equal to the 2nd - 405/405/810 MHz. And profile changes are transparent, it only lowers the voltage when there is low GPU load.

    All this reduced the average temperature with 10 C or so on. In addition I use a cheap Notebook Cool Pad with a single fan. When it is turned on, -5 to -8 C more. In a result I have GPU at 48-60 C instead of 65 - 77 C. Now the CPU sometimes increases GPU temperature, instead of opposite (because the internal fan is quiet until 81 C and on high CPU load some heat goes to the GPU).

    2. CPU control
    - disable Speed Step in the BIOS (SS makes the machine very slow)
    - Windows Advanced power settings for the current power plan - Min/Max processor state - they do not work (with or w/o SS)
    - use "Throttle Stop 6" - it's great! After some fine tune on low load my CPU stays on lower frequencies, but in other cases my system is up to 30-40% faster (experienced in XP virtual machine with some Java stuff)!
     
  17. sagi4422

    sagi4422 Newbie

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    A bit in delay since the last conversation regarding upgrading SSD and RAM.
    Any new suggestions you encounter through this time?
    The last finding for SSD is the EVO/PRO 840 from Samsung. Is it possible to put 512GB instead of the 256GB? Why it is so expensive and is there any substitutional SSDs that will fit the E6410?
    Regarding the RAM, is 2X4GB is the maximum the laptop can handle? I read about the Patriot Signature that was purchased for ~$26 but now it doubled. Again, any other manufactures with compatability to the laptop?
    Crucial has suggested some of their components but they declare 512GB SSD which seems a bit odd due the fact that the datasheet says the laptop receives only 256GB

    Thanks for your cooperation.
    Sagi
     
  18. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    1. You can use any 2.5" SATA SSD up to 9.5mm thick. Most current 2.5" SSDs are 7mm thick but the screw holes are in the same places. In terms of storage capacity you can get up to 1TB in currently available SSDs - they are all compatible. The original specifications were based on what was available 5 years ago. ~500GB is better than ~250GB because you can leave more unallocated space (it is called "Over Provisioning") which helps the drive maintain its performance. Crucial's current offerings are here and they announced some new SSDs at CES.

    Regarding RAM, 8GB is probably the limit of the memory controller built in into the CPU. The E6410 that I once owned had an i5-540M which was limited to 8GB. You can easily search for the specification of your CPU.

    John
     
  19. sagi4422

    sagi4422 Newbie

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    Wow!
    So much speed......... I only change/add 2X4GB of RAM from G.Kill and I experience a tremendous change in speed.
    I didn't even install the SSD yet. Now thinking maybe to return it to the store :).

    Thanks all of you for your recommendations.

    Sagi
     
  20. jed57

    jed57 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello Guys

    In the work given to me a nice second hand E6410

    Working relative OK, no performance issues at all, with a small changes...

    I change the thermal grease, put a copper shim and a corsair SSD.

    Throttlestop for save a little heat and battery.

    No issues at all, ehhh only ramdom lockups when go to sleep...

    Only two questions:

    Any experience with the "OEM" batteries from China? The genuine bats are so expensive.

    Your palm rest go hot like hell? OK no like hell but feels unconfortable at all. How can a solve that?

    Thanks for reply and have a nice day!
     

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