mark52479
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Yes I have the same problem.  Sometimes it will read my cards and sometimes it will not.  Depending on how it is feeling on that day.

 

Supposedly if you do a search of the forums this is a known problem on some Dell computers 730x and others.  I havent really heard of a real fix yet.

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

 

Eagle Hill:

Hi Mark,

I installed this BIOS and I now find that on the Frequency/Voltage Control Screen the "XMP Support" is missing and the CPU Core (Non-turbo) Ratio is locked at a maximum of 24.  This appears to be a factor that is going to effect overclocking, but I  am not sure.  Does anyone else have any thoughts on this.

 

Eagle Hill 

 

 

I have mentioned many times that "XMP Support" has not been available to me in my bios. It simply isn't there and was not there even when i was using bios 1.0.0. So i guess i will ask this question to Chris one more time. Chris could you please find out why "XMP Support" would not be available in my bios while others have the option  available in there bios? My system specs are below,

Thanks

Gary

XPS 730x H2C
i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4108 GHz
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1269MHz
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1133MHZ (8-8-8-18-54-7-4-4-4-C1)
RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cac
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)
Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card
Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit
1 Kilowatt power supply
Dell 2408WFP monitor

By: DELL-Chris M
05-01-2009 3:27 PM In reply to

No idea. I cannot find a pattern to explain this. I guess you could get  a motherboard exchange and see if the replacement has it, although the replacement will be a refurbished.


PCs - XPS 730X, XPS 730, XPS 630, XPS Generation 1, Dimension 4500
Monitors - 2407WFP, E248WFP, 2208WFP, SE198WFP, SE198WFP


Hi Chris,

I was really hoping for a bit more of an informative answer. I have thought about getting the mobo replaced but i don't see the point of going thru all that to maybe wind up with the same problem. Maybe you can ask one of your Guru buddies at Dell. Persoanlly i think it may be an i7 965 issue as i have yet to see anybody with an i7920/940 report this.

Thanks

 Gary

XPS 730x H2C
i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4108 GHz
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1269MHz
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1133MHZ (8-8-8-18-54-7-4-4-4-C1)
RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cac
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)
Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card
Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit
1 Kilowatt power supply
Dell 2408WFP monitor

i HAVE AN I7 920 WITH A 1.0.0 BIOS AN DO NOT HAVE THE XMP OPTION

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garyehr
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Chris there must be somebody you can ask about this because when i call technical support they don't have any explanation

 

Gary

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I had the same problem with my Card Reader and Bluetooth - they just sent me a refurbshed reader/bluetooth unit and I installed it - fixed.

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

You had to purchase these DIMMs to see XMP Support in the bios -
Part #F891K DIMM,2GB,1600MHz,256X64,8,240,1RX8
Part #H345K DIMM,1GB,1600MHz,128X64,8,240,1RX8 Corsair

These DIMMs do not support XMP and therefore it will not show in the bios -
Part # F680F DIMM,1GB,1067MHz,128X64,8,240,1RX8
Part # Y996D DIMM,2GB,1067MHz,256X64,8,240,2RX8
Part # N046F DIMM,2GB,1600MHz,128X64,8,240,2RX8
Part # PP403 DIMM,1GB,1600MHz,128X64,8,240,1RX8

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Virtue
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Fwiw, I'm using Mushkin ddr3 ram (with XMP profiles) and i920 and do not get any XMP options in Bios.

However setting all memory params manually is working fine.

PDS

 

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

You had to purchase these DIMMs to see XMP Support in the bios -
Part #F891K DIMM,2GB,1600MHz,256X64,8,240,1RX8
Part #H345K DIMM,1GB,1600MHz,128X64,8,240,1RX8 Corsair

These DIMMs do not support XMP and therefore it will not show in the bios -
Part # F680F DIMM,1GB,1067MHz,128X64,8,240,1RX8
Part # Y996D DIMM,2GB,1067MHz,256X64,8,240,2RX8
Part # N046F DIMM,2GB,1600MHz,128X64,8,240,2RX8
Part # PP403 DIMM,1GB,1600MHz,128X64,8,240,1RX8

 

Hi Chris,

So let me understand this correctly. the ram that came with my 730x H2C...which was the only ram available at the time of purchase is not good for XMP support? I was never given an option to purchase 1600Mhz ram from Dell when i ordered my machine ( and believe me i would have) and infact to this day it is not available on your site when you build a machine. Would any ram that has XMP support built in work? or just the part numbers you mentioned? At least it is good to have an explanation now, i had been holding off on buying upgraded ram but will do so now

Gary

XPS 730x H2C
i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4108 GHz
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB
Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1269MHz
6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1133MHZ (8-8-8-18-54-7-4-4-4-C1)
RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cac
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)
Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM
X-Fi Titanium Audio Card
Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit
1 Kilowatt power supply
Dell 2408WFP monitor

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I really don't know what the fuss is all about, concerning XMP Support. From what I can tell, it does nothing by way of performance for the 730x. I have the memory shown below installed in my setup and while XMP Support is available in the BIOS, it does nothing to improve performance.

 

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop ...

 


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XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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mmab63
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I have never had XMP Support in my BIOS, yet I do have 1600MHz OCZ memory in my XPS 730x.

 

 

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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

This was posted by another user but instead of removing the asterisks, the moderators decided to delete the whole post. Why? Because they are more concerned with a little profanity than they are about consumers having their problems resolved. That's quite alright though because they will be losing their jobs when Dell continues to downsize. Knowing that just makes me a little happier.

 

 

Hello all! New member here and SOON to be new owner of a 730x.

Well i am not much for Dell forums, but i decided since i was going to drop 2,000-2,500 on a PC i should read every board and post i could find on a 730x. Well i just spent the last hour or so reading every single post.

Well let me say that i have ALWAYS dreamed of owning a XPS system ( i have owned a lower end XPS model in the past and loved it ) but i have ALWAYS dreamed of a Mid grade XPS ( i ordered a mid grade 730x just today )


Anyways, after reading ALL these posts, It seems as if my DREAM has become a nightmare! I have ALWAYS owned Dell desktops ( i am not a laptop guy ) and never once have i ever had any issues, not once! and this is the reason why i always return to Dell to buy my new systems. Now i will admit, there tech and sales team, My god are horrible! It took me about 3 hours today to place a phone order for my 730x with a woman, No idea what nationality she was but she couldnt even READ!

Let me first state that i went with a i7-940 air cooled. I did some research and came to understand that a H2C system was to high maintenance for me ( do i really want to adjust fan speeds, monitor system temperatures, clock speeds and all that? ) Not really. Anyways....here is where the sales person really got me! and she flat out lied along with 3 other sales reps and at this point i might be considering downgrading my video card or even canceling my order before it even leaves Dell. The title says SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX 285 1024MB...For someone who does not know that much about new technology, i atleast knew that SLI was meaning that i was able to have 2 -3 video cards in a stystem all working together, ok but notice the word DUAL in that description? I was TOLD that the system has actualyl "2" videos cards in it ( SLI ) but after some research i found out that there is no such thing as a 512mb GTX 285, That they only make 1gb ( and a few 2gb ) GTX 285 cards, So with that said, when the sales person TOLD ME that this system had 2 actual GTX 285's in there, i said they it has 2bg ( 2048mb ) of memory is that correct? at first she said no, that each card is 512mb, i said that is not possible because they do not even make a 512mb card, she put me on hold and came back and said that i was correct, it is a total of 2gb of video memory, each card having 1gb each. Well after reading everything i possible could after my order was placed i find out that it is only 1 single card inside with 1gb of memory! a 600.00 something dollar upgrade for a single card that costs 300-350 else where?

I was going to try and ignore that fact that i was lied to, but now after reading all these complaints and issues and this and that, i have a headache and i am thinking twice. I have a 3 month old Dell Studio i am using Q9550 6gb of Ram and this system has been flawless! but it has no room for upgrades and you cannot game on this system, so i figure i would sell it locally ( which the buyer is coming tomorrow for ) and put the funds towards the 730x, but now after reading all this i dont know? i mean for a system that costs 2,500.00-4,000.00 IT BETTER BE A++++ when it arrives. People stating they had to adjust this, or fix this or even some of you who had DOA systems and Dell had the nerve to not replace it with a brand new one yet they would send someone out to look at it? JESUS!!! Does anyone even understand how much you and I are paying for these things? They should arrive without 1 issue and if there are issues, Dell should hop on it that minute and replace the enitre system!

So now i am thinking when my system arrives and if there is any problems, I wont get a NEW ONE sent to me, i will get someone coming over to fix or replace something? You have to be insane!

I am still just furious about the fact i was lied to and told that the SLI DUAL GTX 284 1024 was 2 cards! and that is was a total of 2gb since there are 2 cards in there. I am not sure if i should call and cancel now or what. My 700.00 studio and every other Dell for that matter has arrived without any issues, So i would just THINK that if i am going to order a top of the line system from Dell that it would arrive the same way and work without 1 flaw! but after seeing all the issues, i am really concerned.

I honestly dont know what to do. and as for a restocking fee, if it has not even left there warehouse yet, then they better not even mention the fact of a restocking fee. I was lied to in the begining about my video card. On to of that, if i spend 2,500.00 on a system, it better be here within 1 week, 2 weeks tops! some of you who waited 1-2 months that is just unheard of!

 

I am really begining to think twice about this 730x, I might be better off with my Studio

 

Anyone care to comment on anything? Am i correct about my video card also? it is only 1 single card correct? and only has 1 gb of ram? even though the upgrade says SLI "DUAL" GTX 285 ( dual i would assume mean 2 cards? wouldnt ya think? )

 

 

SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX 285 1024MB

 

 

Now, to answer your questions and address your concerns. According to the SLI, dual nVidia GeForce GTX 285 1024, that would imply it has dual 1024mb video cards. Your best bet is to phone Dell and get the VERY BASIC 730x. By basic, I'm talking about getting the following internals:

  • 9800GT 512mb - cheaper to get the GTX 285's on Newegg. Dell will RIP YOU OFF!!

 

  • 500GB Seagate SATA hard drive - cheaper to get your hard drives from Newegg. Dell will RIP YOU OFF!!

 

  • Intel Core i7 920 - you really have no need for anything more than a Core i7 920 because it can easily achieve the clock speeds of the 940 and the 965. Those who upgrade their 730x with the 965 are blowing money for the sake of being able say they have "the fastest" because they will never be able to use even the 920 to its full potential. Yet, they'd rather spend over $500 more on something they will never reap the full benefit of having. You don't have to be an economist to realize that's a bad investment.

 

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XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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