===> The Official Studio XPS 1640 + ATi 4670 GPU Owner's Thread<===

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by 5150Joker, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. battousai10k

    battousai10k Notebook Evangelist

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    I was planning on getting this system. Especially now that it comes with a matte finish option rather than the high gloss black, but after looking through the thread, it seems there are quite a few issues.

    Really I don't think I could stand the dust getting under the cover, especially since im so paranoid with my laptop. Plus I don't know if I would want to continuously go through the trouble of removing the dust. It also seems the heat problem hasn't been fixed yet.

    *sigh* :( I guess i'll wait till the next refresh by Dell to see if any improvements are made. Also saves me from upgrading from vista to Windows 7 if I buy it now, wasn't really an issue to begin with but oh well...
     
  2. Bidule

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    Where can i buy this remote ?
     
  3. Kellhus

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    Hopefully we can get an answer on this from someone ;)
     
  4. ViperGTS

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    ALL high performance laptops through off heat, it's the nature of the beast.
    Go read any manufacturers forum where high performance machines are discussed. Going to game a lot you should get a cooler. Regular use it's no hotter than most others.

    Want to sit in bed with it on your lap writing emails and surfing get a netbook.
     
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    I don't see a Matte option, only no leather. They are both listed as Obsidian.
     
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    Ryu Hadoken Notebook Consultant

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    why does my t9800 cpu reach 100% so quickly, causing slowdown?
     
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    I'm sure it's already been mentioned, but I'm far too lazy to look through this thread. What drivers have people been using for the 4670 and getting good results with? Also where do you get them at?
     
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    You can look in the task manager and actually see what is hogging the CPU usage. It was the IDT sound driver doing it to mine all the time. I deleted it, let Win 7 find it's own and it sounded fine and never did it again.
     
  9. KSMB

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    i dont think the Studio gets to warm. mine works just perfect, (no cooling pad, just straight on the table).
    even after 30min hardcore playing Bioshock i have good temp :)
    (to avoid heat, dont choose a super fast CPU, (besides, you dont need more then ~2.0ghz core 2 duo on a laptop.....just a tip
     
  10. Melody

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    Judging from this thread(and the previous Studio XPS thread), seems the "heat thing" depends on certain gonfigurations as well as the "hit & miss" of certain models on Dell's parts.
     
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