**OFFICIAL** Dell XPS M1730 Owner's Lounge, *Part 4*

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  1. Consi Pit

    Consi Pit Notebook Evangelist

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    @Magnus - thanks , these appear to be stable - it is too bad I don't know how to add SLI profiles for new games :( .
    @wah - I play W2 actually ( again - this time in the dark mode ) . I use 275.33 from nVidia . No problem with SLI . It runs under XP ;) .

    What are your GPU temperature in the games with the A11?
     
  2. wah47

    wah47 Notebook Guru

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    Well, I have win7 and 290.53 one.I'll try different drivers then.My 8700m GT is hot.It reaches even 79C.Mostly around 72-76C :)
     
  3. Consi Pit

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    I tried The Witcher 2 on XP-32 bit, Vista-32bit and 7-64 bit , and the best performance definitely is with XP . Maybe try a dual boot ?
    You have bios A10 or A11 ?
     
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    wah47 Notebook Guru

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    I like to have a single OS.P.S not much HDD space.I have A11 :)
    A10 idle 68C
    A11 idle 49C
     
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    So anyone tried Max Payne 3 ? or no one is interested in that game ?
     
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    dikkiedirk Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the following problem with my XPS M1730.
    When I switch it on no harddisk are detected, so no boot. I then enter the BIOS change a setting, save this change and when I reboot then both harddisk are detected and Windows 7 boots fine. Just entering BIOS and then rebooting doesn't work I have change a setting, no matter what, save it and then reboot. Anyone had this issue and fixed it, please let me know.
     
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    njuneardave Notebook Enthusiast

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    There's a local M1730 for sale, and I was wondering what you guys think its worth:

    • x9000
    • 8800M GTX SLi
    • 2GB DDR2 667
    • 1900x1200
    • 9 cell battery
    • excellent condition

    Not sure on the HDD size, but I'd like to replace that with an SSD anyway.


    In your personal opinions, how much would you pay for this laptop?
     
  8. frodbonzi

    frodbonzi Notebook Enthusiast

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    Dell XPS m1730

    That's a bit better (has the 9800) and going for $750... so I'd say get yours for like $600ish?

     
  9. Jammeista

    Jammeista Notebook Consultant

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    Hi guys, Dell's local workshop has been struggling with repairing my m1730 (heat / performance issues) and have offered a replacement as it has 2y NBD premium service left on it.

    They have offered to replace it with a:

    XPS 702x
    i7-2670QM 2.20GHz
    3GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M
    6GB 1333Mhz DDR3
    1TB 7200RPM

    The m1730 spechs are briefly:

    Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9000 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
    PhysX card
    4GB RAM

    Was planning to eventually replace the XPS with an Alienware M18x but pushing for a replacement like that would of course be pushing it way off being reasonable.

    What do you guys think about the replacement offer and spechs?

    Cheers all~
     
  10. wah47

    wah47 Notebook Guru

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    Everything is better except the GPU.GT 555M is worse than 8800 GTX SLI.Are you getting a 17"inch 1920x1080 LCD with XPS 702x ? If not, then it's not a good replacement.
     
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