I Ordered An XPS1530 A Week ago.. Are The 8600GT Still Faulty ??!

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  1. tornado89

    tornado89 Newbie

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    I Ordered An XPS m1530 With The Following Specs A Week Ago :
    Intel Core2 Duo 2.5GHZ
    8GB RAM / nVIDIA GeForce 8600GT / 500GB SATA HDD ( 5400 rpm )

    Did Dell Do Anything Concerning The Faulty 8600 GPUs or Not
    Because Returning It Back Isn't An Option ( Currently Staying in Middle East ):( :( :(
     
  2. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon

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    Yes, the design of the 8xxx series was not really altered following the widespread overheating issues. Dell issued a Bios update that helps to prevent failure, but by no means fixes it.
     
  3. tornado89

    tornado89 Newbie

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    Then I Hope I'll Be Lucky Enough ..
    BTW The Following Thread Mentions That The Issue Has Been Fixed
    by nVIDIA Last August
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=347892&page=2

    One Last Thing.. Even If I Won't Be Getting Overheating & Graphical Stripes And Other Signs Of GPU Falling Apart.. Would My 8600 Still Be Faulty !!???
     
  4. Bartlett

    Bartlett The Prophet

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    There is ultimately no way to tell, unless nvidia has certain serial numbers of graphics cards that are affected, or certain dates, etc.
    what you could try is overclocking it as far as it goes, and run some type of stressing tool, and see if its stable and if there are artifacts, downclocking, striping, or overheating.
    read this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=347892
    and there is a heatsink mod for the 1530 on this forum and it seems pretty effective..id check it out.
    good luck!
     
  5. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    I haven’t seen any official press releases or credible reports supporting that claim. But who knows, I might have missed it. nvidia/dell may have improved the gfx drivers, BIOS and heat sink design to make things a bit better, but the problem might still exist. However, it was not as wide spread as with M1330, so the chances of you running in to GPU related problems are low.
     
  6. tornado89

    tornado89 Newbie

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    I Really Hope So..
    It's Because I Found Out That Here In Middle East The Prices Are Way Toooo HIGH And Very Very Very LOW QUALITY ( ALL ARE REFURB... And They Just Won't Tell You )
    The Laptop Costs From Dell US ~1940$ + 200$( Overall Shipping + Local Taxes In Middle East ).
    Here In M.E. The SAME SPECS FOR THE SAME LAPTOP Costs 2516$ (14 000 EGP ) + ( S**T Refurbished Product )
     
  7. Cin'

    Cin' Anathema

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    I have the 8600 GPU on my 1530 & have had my 1530 for over a year now. I have had no problems with it.

    I am going to assume that yours will be just fine, also! ;)

    Be happy about your new 1530!~ And, Congrat's!

    Cin ;) :)
     
  8. v_c

    v_c Notebook Evangelist

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    That would not really be of any use.

    The problem that the affected Nvidia cards have is that they do not stand up to extended cycles of high/low temps (because the solder bumps are affected badly by high temps and thermal fatigue).

    So you're not going to be able to see any sign of this just by running a single stress test. It will take months or years to know if you have a 'defective' card or not.
     
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