Phsyco1
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

My 8100 arived on Friday with the 5770 vidio card in it. Sunday the power suply started smoking. Called Dell suport Monday morning  about the problem. They asked what programs I had running when the problem started. I said I had a dvd backup burning in the background while I was playing Halo. Tech suports said that was the problem. The high end 3d games are making the vidio card pull more power than the power suply can produce. They have only had a few people call in and complain about them starting fires so they will not recall the systeams. They will send you a more powerfull power suply if you call them. If anyone has there XPS systems Catch Fire Please notify the news and report them to the B.B.B. (better business bureau)  for Negligence. Maybe Dell will get the Idea to Build the sustem to at least the minimum Specks BEFORE they get someone Killed. They should be hed responcible the same as Toyota.

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citiznmatt
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

Well, that's disturbing. I just ordered an 8100 today with the 5770 card in it.  I was a bit concerend about the power supply, but all the reviews I had read praised it for its low power profile. Guess I'll find out  if it's a problem later this month.

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lauraye316
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

I too ordered the 8100 on January 8th and every Friday I get an e-mail telling me it has been delayed AGAIN!  When I called  to find out if it is going to be another month? another week? another 2 months???  they always tell me "oh no problem we have a delivery date for next week!"  If they would just be honest I wouldn't be so frustrated.  Just received another delay this morning for a new delivery date of 3/17/10

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blachanc
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

 

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My bad,

Sorry for this

Ben

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Justin0071
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

My 8100 with i7 860 and GTS 240 has froozen a few times when playing intense games. I updated all the drivers lastnight so hopefully this won't happen again but I am a bit worried that the PSU is being pushed too hard.

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gamRx
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

Looks like there is STILL a delay with the 8100!

 

Order date 2/28

Original EDD 3/22

Revised EDD 3/29

 

No email from Dell advising me of a delay, even though I signed up for email notifications. Friggn ridiculous.

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blachanc
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

Just another datapoint:

I ordered mine on 04/03/2010 and it  shipped today 18 march, instead of planned 22/03)

 

 

1 Studio XPS 8100 $XXX
1 NO SPEAKER REQUESTED,DIMENSION $0.00
1 ROXIO 10.3, EASY CD & DVD,US,CDT $0.00
1 Blu-ray 6X Combo and 16X DVD+/-RW $0.00
1 8GB DDR3 SDRAM AT 1333MHz,SX8100 $0.00
1 SX 8100, LFD, i7-860-(2.80GHz) $0.00
1 NO MONITOR $0.00
1 AMD Radeon 5450 (1GB),SX8100 $0.00
1 DELL STUDIO OPTICAL MOUSE,I/S/X DT $0.00
1 DELL CONSUMER MM KEYBOARD,US,I/S/X DT $0.00
1 WIN 7 LABEL,CDT $0.00
1 DELL RESOURCE DVD,BACK-UP,SX8100 $0.00
1 1.5TB SERIAL ATA 2, 7200 RPM $0.00

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