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cool_techie_tvm

Ambassador of Buzz
I have emailed the quotation PDF, according to which i had made the payment of 52500/-.

The only changes were 512MB GPU and back lighted keyboard. Now they are giving away 4GB RAM, when i ordered only 3GB was available. The rest are the same (P8600 and 320GB HDD etc etc).
 

techno0065

Broken In
I have emailed the quotation PDF, according to which i had made the payment of 52500/-.

The only changes were 512MB GPU and back lighted keyboard. Now they are giving away 4GB RAM, when i ordered only 3GB was available. The rest are the same (P8600 and 320GB HDD etc etc).
thanks a lot techie......as i figure out mine is costlier duie to 4 gb ram,320 gb 72oo rpm hard drive (i think urs is 5400 rpm),topo black colour,creative sound solution,carrying case,windows 64 bit....all dese things add up to make mine expensive dan yours...i think dis may b da case..wht do u thnk???
 

cool_techie_tvm

Ambassador of Buzz
thanks a lot techie......as i figure out mine is costlier duie to 4 gb ram,320 gb 72oo rpm hard drive (i think urs is 5400 rpm),topo black colour,creative sound solution,carrying case,windows 64 bit....all dese things add up to make mine expensive dan yours...i think dis may b da case..wht do u thnk???

The extra RAM and HDD can be added to the laptop, without voiding the warranty. They are available at cheaper rates than that is being given away by Dell.

The creative add on is just software. Many have reported not much use in the case of this product. Besides u will be able to use them for a maximum of three re-installs only. And every time u reinstall the OS, u will have to request for a new key from Creative. Quite cumbersome in my opinion.

64bit OS is necessary and the carry case is essential.
 

techno0065

Broken In
The extra RAM and HDD can be added to the laptop, without voiding the warranty. They are available at cheaper rates than that is being given away by Dell.

The creative add on is just software. Many have reported not much use in the case of this product. Besides u will be able to use them for a maximum of three re-installs only. And every time u reinstall the OS, u will have to request for a new key from Creative. Quite cumbersome in my opinion.

64bit OS is necessary and the carry case is essential.
bt i thnk its gud to get it from dell itself....besides dis i m also gettin 1 yr acidental cover wich costs abt 1200 more dan da normal warranty...so adding all dese things make my lappy expensive dan urs n i thnk it still gives a gud value at dis price wid all dese things included...n btw how is ur lappy performing in games,techie??
 

cool_techie_tvm

Ambassador of Buzz
Yes, it is better to opt from Dell itself, if u hate the idea of opening up and tinkering with the product :)

I have only tried GTA IV and i was able to obtain 40~48 FPS for the game using 9.5 catalyst drivers (which i had modded for Win XP). Formatted and installed Win XP SP3 the day i got the product. Completed the game too ;) (a must play if u ask me!!)

Saw in many forums that laptops cannot be used for gaming and various other bla bla bla. Trust me, i have spent many all-nighters playing GTA IV and the product performs consistently. Of course i am on the stock cooling and the fan noise is quite low even when they are on high speeds. I am using the product as a desktop replacement and hence have removed the battery and use an UPS instead. For my "mobile" needs, i have another work supplied laptop. Make sure to invest on an external keyboard and mouse if gaming is on your mind. U will be able to find USB to PS2 adapters in ebay. Now u do not want to ruin the delicate keys by consistent gaming, right?

Frankly it is been sometime since i left the arena of gaming, so am unsure about the latest games. I have come across youtube videos depicting good crysis gameplay using the same.
 
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izzikio_rage

Technomancer
tried playing GRID on it....works great even at a resolution of 1024X786 with all the settings at high or ultra ....

Burnout paradise starts stuttering albeit breifly at 1360X786 but is still playable in most areas ....

I tried running 3d mark vantage on it but got the error that the min resolution of 1200X something is not supported ....altough the native resolution is 1360X786 ...need help on this issue....
 

techno0065

Broken In
it means it performs well in da gaming dept...yeah ill b using da bluetooth mouse wich s free wid dell n my logitech wireless keyboard for gaming ..hey wht do u mean by modding da drivers..how did u do dat...n can u plz tell me to install xp by keepin da vista wich comes preinstalled
 

cool_techie_tvm

Ambassador of Buzz
I will copy-paste something i had posted in an Australian forum some days ago ..

Catalyst Drivers released by ATI cannot be installed on OEM products. This is due to some foresaken tieup between these firms (OEMs and ATI). But the official drivers can be installed on OEM systems. We just need to "cheat" the system. Suitable changes in the inf files (not on the driver kernel) and it can be installed on OEM systems.

This is what i did. Changed and added some entries in the inf files so that it matched dell's specifications and lo! i was able to install the official catalyst 9.5 drivers for my 4570. Anyone will be able to do it for their desired OS. U will need to compare and seek the difference in the inf files (between ATI official drivers and Stock ATI drivers supplied by Dell).
 

cool_techie_tvm

Ambassador of Buzz
it means it performs well in da gaming dept...yeah ill b using da bluetooth mouse wich s free wid dell n my logitech wireless keyboard for gaming ..hey wht do u mean by modding da drivers..how did u do dat...n can u plz tell me to install xp by keepin da vista wich comes preinstalled

Logitech softwares (which come with their products) are known to effect the normal working of Dell's Quickset. Quickset is the integrated software which controls backlighting and various other features like power management.

U will not be able to install XP straightaway. The laptop comes with three partitions. Of these two are reserved for recovery and diagnostics. The main partition comes with windows vista installed. I formatted that partition and divided it into more partitions of 40GB (it was 290GB as a single partition). Installed windows xp in one of the partitions. Since i created more partitions, i will be able to install vista/win 7/linux is any of the partitions.
 

izzikio_rage

Technomancer
you don't even need to format ....I used a free partition manager to make them ....EASUS or something (its mentioned in the freeware fast track of digit). now I have 4 partitions ....
 

varuog

Journeyman
Guys, I need your advice.

For a Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz / 1066 FSB) , which one would be better ? - 4 GB DDR2 RAM or 3 GB DDR3 RAM ???
 

williamkane

Right off the assembly line
Hi I have a query regarding hard disk free space.

I have a HP dv6700t with hard disk size of 250gb

Of late I have been downloading stuff so much that I didnt bother to check what is the free space. Now when I finally did it yesterday, I saw that it's only 5gb ..so it is like this now

Local Disc (In which I have all the data) Total space = 220 gb, Free space = 5gb
HP_Recovery Total size = 12gb, Free space = 1.99gb

But when I checked the folders individually, I found that the space was primarily consumed by

The folders created by me (movies etc) = 120 GB

Windows = 14 gb

program files = 5gb

documents and pics = ~ 6gb

So the actual space consumption, as I see it, is only 145 gb and I must see a free space of 75 gb!!! in the drive (220-145) :???: ..can anybody please let me know where all the space might be hiding and how to get it back?..I do a shift del so it is not in the recycle bin...Is there any software which can show me the individual sizes of all the folders I have on my system and their sum, so that I can compare that with the free space available?.
 

paroh

Padawan
This is because of TWO reason.
1)Check system restore is on or off (If it is on it is taking lot of space)
2)Run a chkdsk on ur drive (If there is some problem with FREE space allocation mark as free space is marked as allocated)
 

izzikio_rage

Technomancer
one really stupid question ......how do I use the memory card reader in the dell 1555 .....I put in my sony memory stick pro duo and the whole thing went in ....had to pull it out with a compass.....so how do I use this card reader , the manual says that it can be used for a memory stick... HELP
 

cool_techie_tvm

Ambassador of Buzz
one really stupid question ......how do I use the memory card reader in the dell 1555 .....I put in my sony memory stick pro duo and the whole thing went in ....had to pull it out with a compass.....so how do I use this card reader , the manual says that it can be used for a memory stick... HELP

No such problems for me. The stick fits properly, just like the blank provided with the laptop..
 

izzikio_rage

Technomancer
its a sony memory stick pro duo (the one supplied with the sony cybershot cameras) ...the stick has a width less than that of the blank ....
 

Mike84

Broken In
Suggestion required:

My friend requires a laptop and i need your suggestion in this.

Budget: 35-45K

Requirements: [As stated by my friend :) ]
Core 2 Duo ..............(>=2.0 Ghz)
Beeeg HDD---------------(>=250GB)
Good RAM................(=3Ghz)
Fingerprint Reader(must have)
Camera(must have... preferrably with face recognition software)............(>=2.0MP)
Bluetooth............I guess its there in all laptops
less than 17" screen but will watch movies..........(so 14" or 15")
Bright and sweet colors(pink red green...)....................(anything that is swwet would do... like bright and glossy with led lights... backlit keyboards... cool vinyls... anything sweet-for a girl) :)


Please suggest something that matches these... :smile::smile::)
 
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