hbk123
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

What is the native/default memory standard for the motherboard? I'm assuming it's the DDR3 1066mhz and to use the 1333mhz or 1800mhz you'll have to overclock the memory, correct?
* Correct.

So with the new Dell AlienFX Light program on the XPS 730x, will this be available for people with the original XPS 730?
* There are two scenarios where any XPS 630 and XPS 730 customer can use the Dell AlienFX Light OR the retail ESA software without incurring any issues -
(1) Load the Dell NVPerformance/Monitor/System Update, Dell AlienFX Light, and the Dell XPS Thermal Application and use the Dell AlienFX Light to control the colored LEDs but do not use the Dell NVPerformance to control the colored LEDs.
(2) Load the NVIDIA System Tools with ESA Support by itself and use that software to control the colored LEDs but do not load any of the Dell software, Dell AlienFX Light included.

Also will the original XPS 730 get the software that enables the lights to turn on when you open the case? also was wandering if there was going to be an upgrade program?? Just wandering...
* No and maybe.

Had a look in the Dell driver page but could not see them so where do you download it from?

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hbk123
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Also is there is an upgrade program the we should be entitled to the extreme Core i7 for free considering the QX9770 (£1000) is worth more then the extreme version of the Core i7 (£850)

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djkilla
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Chris - Thank you so much for the info and for being helpful!

Zoder
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Also is there is an upgrade program the we should be entitled to the extreme Core i7 for free considering the QX9770 (£1000) is worth more then the extreme version of the Core i7 (£850)

IMO, offering an option to buy the new motherboard and CPU without the case would be fair but I wouldn't expect Dell to offer the new CPU for free.  This isn't the first time new Intel chips are cheaper and more powerful than the chip it replaced and it won't be the last.  It's the nature of Moore's Law.

 

 

IMO

Chris_Mixon
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

hbk123,

Give them time, they are coming.
Joshuasjeep
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I know this is a General Hardware thread, but I was curious if you had information on real lead times for the 730x.

The reason I ask is that I ordered one today (great price BTW with a 25% coupon) pretty decked out (GTX280 SLI, 6GB RAM, I7-920, Ultimate 64) and the estimated ship date is 1/12.

I have an XPS710 that I seem to recall shipped much sooner than the estimated ship date.

 

Joshua

Chris_Mixon
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

No sir. A Customer Care agent might know the lead times.

fsimard
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I am looking on info on the 730x. Anyone have info about what type of motherboard is use with the new i7 cpu.

 

Tks

 

Francis

Chris_Mixon
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

fsimard,

Do you mean the maker (Foxconn, MSI, etc.)? If yes, we do not release that information. But, if someone got the FCC ID number, they could track it down.

fsimard
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Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

It's because i am looking of the motherboard spec. because the cpu spec says it should have 6 memory braket on the MB. But the when we select the memory we have only 2 choice 3x1gig or 3x2 gig.