Latitude E6400 Owner's Lounge, Part 2

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by Commander Wolf, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes NvGPUPro

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    - use the button mouse button when you use the touchpad (the above buttons are for the pointing stick), this will reduce the delay due to teh alck of switching pointing devices.

    - Go to the mouse configuration panel (Control Panel > Mouse > click on the oversize orange touchpad icon which will open the touchpad and pointing stick configuration panel). From there click on touchpad settings. At the bottom you can adjust the time. If it's on minimum or near minimum and you have a 2 sec delay, that mean you have one of the touchpad driver that are buggy.

    If so, uninstall the driver, and restart your computer. Go on Dell website and Download the drivers for your OS, BUT not for your laptop, but rather the E6410 (same touchpad, newer drivers). Once done, install them and restart you computer one last time.
    Now your touchpad should be working perfectly, as well as Windows Vista/7 mouse animation still working (a bug from the older touchpad drivers)
     
  2. Mad*Max

    Mad*Max Notebook Consultant

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    already working perfectly
    i edited that post look at the end of the quote
    thanks for the effort
     
  3. Mad*Max

    Mad*Max Notebook Consultant

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    How long should i expect my 9c battery to last?
    Id say on average i use about 3 charges down till 20% in 5 days

    Im really ccurious about this one
    Dell have a 9cell 3 year warranty for the e6410
     
  4. enterprise-peon

    enterprise-peon Notebook Consultant

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    I have a question, by default new out of the box the E6400 comes with Expresscharge in power options in the bios turned off. Is it a good idea to turn this on? Seems like a good idea, but Dell has probably turned it off for some reason.
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes NvGPUPro

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    Dell says it's fine.. but we know that fast charging a battery diminished it's life span. As Dell sells batteries extremely expensive, I would not trust their "it's fine" claim.Already a battery should last a year to a year and half before the battery is not capable of providing enough hours for your need (let's say you have a 9-hours battery, after a year and half, you should get about 3 hours).

    Dell makes a lot of money with their batteries...
     
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    enterprise-peon Notebook Consultant

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    Out laptops are on a 4 year cycle, so this would not be a good idea to turn this on. Thank you.
     
  7. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Yes. I wouldn't use it unless really needed. The higher charge rate means more heat during recharge which won't be good for the battery's long therm health.

    John
     
  8. HerrKaputt

    HerrKaputt Elite Notebook User

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    Just for fun, I tried various configurations of the newer E6410 and compared them to my E6400. Basically, I concluded that I'm not losing too much except for the newer GPU (my soon-to-be-bought desktop will take care of that :D).

    I found one odd thing though: since the E6410 is supposed to be a reasonably portable laptop, why aren't any 25W CPUs being offered for configuration (similar to the Pxxxx CPUs in the E6400)? All the CPUs offered are 35W or 45W if I checked correctly.
     
  9. welt

    welt Notebook Guru

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    The 35W are CPU + (Intel GPU) + Memory(?) Controller, so it`s a bit different to the old 25W/35W specifications.

    But there are ULV Arrandales, too, don`t know why they aren`t offering them, ask Dell ;)
     
  10. mvalpreda

    mvalpreda Notebook Evangelist

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    I am sure they will be around soon enough. That is what I am waiting for. A nice low voltage i7 so I can get serious battery life.

    Wonder if I will notice a difference between the discreet graphics I have in my E6400 vs. integrated on an E6410. I never play games and just run an external LCD when docked.....
     
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