Precision M6400 Owner's Lounge *Part 2*

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by BatBoy, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. DynamiteZerg

    DynamiteZerg Notebook Consultant

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    I don't think the M6400 was advanced enough to support that type of function. Having said that, no one ever tried that from what I can recall. You might be the first person to attempt it. Good luck!


    The "mPCie" connector is not wired up in your usual standard fashion. It was made to accommodate a propriety Intel memory that never took off. I have one of these 4GB thingy that's useless in Win10 and sits around looking pretty in my drawers now.


    The memory controller for the Core2Duo generation is not easy to work with. Having said that, u can give it a good at overclocking.
     
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    I'm not talking about an mSata connector. I mean a casual mPCIe connector. In my case I tried to attach an SSD with an onboard SATA controller, so that it should be fine to connect it to mPCIe lines. But even if it works out, I wouldn't be able to boot from it because there's no such option in BIOS.
    So I have another idea. I bought a PC CARD<->CF adapter, so that I will be able to boot from a compact flash if possible. Once I try to do that, I will let everybody know here.
     
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    Does anybody have a pinout LCD connector on the video card?
     
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    Ok, I'm seeing a weird problem with my M6400 which is currently being used as the family computer. I was wondering if anyone else is getting it.

    After a recent Windows 10 update, all the Ricoh drivers for the SD/MMC card reader were removed and end up showing as "Base Device", or something along those lines, in Device Manager. I thought it was weird and so when to reinstall the drivers. Everything went ok, no complains from Win10, until I kept getting the dreaded "DPC Watchdog Violation" BSOD.

    It starts out by having the system randomly slowing down to a crawl and freeze. It either recovers itself after a delay of several seconds, or more, or freak out and hit the BSOD described above. Logs in Win10 indicate the SSD was in the process of being "removed". I need to look up the logs again to see what was the actual errors.

    So after looking up Google about the error I applied the solution proposed, which is basically to reinstall the SATA driver. It did seem to work at first but then I was proven wrong as the BSOD was back! It even gave me a new BSOD where the message was a failure where it cannot recover. I can't remember the exact message.

    I tried means and ways to find out what drivers are causing the issue and it hit on me that my last drivers installed were the Ricoh ones. So I uninstalled the devices and deleted the drivers from the system and also cleaned up a bit. No more BSODs! Just that I now have 3 "Base Devices" in Device Manager and I can't use the onboard SD/MMC card reader.

    So I dug around Google but did not find anyone with similar problem. I tried to look for any latest drivers but it seems the Dell ones were the latest available. The ones I found that are newer is for the ePCI version. So no luck there.

    Anyone with similar issue and how did you resolve it?
     
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