kevink37
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Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

Well, I like the old forums a lot better.  Easier to find information, easier to sort posts, and easier to jump to unread posts.  Oh well.

ranger111
1 Copper

Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

XPS 630i.  Have run out of USB ports.  I have a part sent with the computer that is a backplate insert with 4 USB ports with two sets of wires, one for each two ports.  Also has two blue plugs with 9 holes each.  Anyone know how to hook this up to the motherboard?  Thanks

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hugh.doctorman
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Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

I don't know what was changed for v1.0.12; however, under v1.0.08, my 630i was getting the odd bsod when my cisco vpn client would connect-- a condition that hasn't happened since updating to v1.0.12.

ltowl
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Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

I purchased an XPS 630i in July of this year.  It has been running fine until the last couple of times I have used it.  I have been playing Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) and Assassin's Creed (AC).  Both worked fine until two days ago.  I was playing AC for about 5 minutes and then the whole unit froze up.  The sound cylces on the last sound played and there is no response from any keystrokes or mouse actions.  CTRL-ALT-DEL does nothing.  The only solution is to hard boot it.  Upon reboot, the system hangs at the DELL XPS 630i splash screen and I have to hit the power button again.  Instead of the delayed shut down this immediately shuts off the system.  Upon pressing the power button again, the unit boots normally through to the "Start Windows in Safe Mode" screen.  I started "Normally" and tried the game again.  It froze again.  I repeated the above and this time I went to System Restore, with the intent of restoring it back to  when I knew the system worked fine.  I did a system restore, updated windows, and played the game again...same thing...it froze after a few minutes of gameplay.  I restarted and restored again.  Then I tried GRAW and had the same effect.  Okay two games down, now to contact Windows.  After rebooting and restoring again, and updating Windows again, I decided to see if Vista had a known flaw for hanging during games.  I was working in the Windows Active X control dialogue box on the Windows Web site in order to send them an e-mail with my problem, and it froze again.  Now I know that there can be video card problems (and yes, all my drivers are up to date) when playing a game, but now the unit had frozen while doing something relatively mundane, like using IE.  I suspect that there are other issues here than the games themselves, or the video card.  Has anyone experienced this problem?  Any suggestions?

Intel Core 2 Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4 GHz, 1066 FSB
4 GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz

nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB

Vista Hom Premium

 

 

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Chris_Mixon
2 Iron

Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

I would save time and just start over. Backup your data to a USB key or burn it to a CDR. Reinstall the operating system, drivers, and then only the Critical Updates from Microsoft. Then, check the XPS 630 out.

player8
2 Iron

Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

I purchased an XPS 630i in July of this year.  It has been running fine until the last couple of times I have used it.  I have been playing Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) and Assassin's Creed (AC).  Both worked fine until two days ago.  I was playing AC for about 5 minutes and then the whole unit froze up.  The sound cylces on the last sound played and there is no response from any keystrokes or mouse actions.  CTRL-ALT-DEL does nothing.  The only solution is to hard boot it.  Upon reboot, the system hangs at the DELL XPS 630i splash screen and I have to hit the power button again.  Instead of the delayed shut down this immediately shuts off the system.  Upon pressing the power button again, the unit boots normally through to the "Start Windows in Safe Mode" screen.  I started "Normally" and tried the game again.  It froze again.  I repeated the above and this time I went to System Restore, with the intent of restoring it back to  when I knew the system worked fine.  I did a system restore, updated windows, and played the game again...same thing...it froze after a few minutes of gameplay.  I restarted and restored again.  Then I tried GRAW and had the same effect.  Okay two games down, now to contact Windows.  After rebooting and restoring again, and updating Windows again, I decided to see if Vista had a known flaw for hanging during games.  I was working in the Windows Active X control dialogue box on the Windows Web site in order to send them an e-mail with my problem, and it froze again.  Now I know that there can be video card problems (and yes, all my drivers are up to date) when playing a game, but now the unit had frozen while doing something relatively mundane, like using IE.  I suspect that there are other issues here than the games themselves, or the video card.  Has anyone experienced this problem?  Any suggestions?

Intel Core 2 Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4 GHz, 1066 FSB
4 GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz

nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB

Vista Hom Premium

 

 

I would definitely try what chris mentioned and if possible do a factory reinstall.  Could be nvidia driver issues.  I normally don't upgrade them when ever new ones come out unless i'm having problems.

 

Sometimes the new drivers are unstable or buggy with older games.

jade74
1 Copper

Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

what is the process to upgrade xps 630i from vista home premium 32 bit to 64bit?

 

beau511
2 Iron

Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

Hi,

I just bought a xpx 630i with vista 64 installed , when i go to the Dell support center drivers it does not give me a vista 64 choice, just xp32 and vista 32.

Even my dimension 9200 before upgrading to vista 64 gave me the choice.

Any idia why?

Claude

Jamiewcf
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Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

Hello

I Just Purchased a XPS630i And It Has A E8400 Processor And Dual 8800gt Sli.

My Question Is I Have A Q6700 Processor And A Single GTX 280 Should I Replace The

Processor And Video Card Or Is What It Comes With A Better Match?

Thanks For The Help And Input! What About Overclocking? 

player8
2 Iron

Re: XPS 630 General Hardware Discussion thread

If you overclock the q6700 with the dual 8800gt, you should be fine.  Due to current limitations with the PCIE lanes a single 280 may perform worse than the dual 8800gt.  But don't take my word for it.  You should try things out for yourself and see.  I think SLI on this system is the way to go.  Either way, if you have either CPUs overclocked with the SLI 8800gt you are going to be better off than the single 280 with either CPU.