fionajh
1 Copper

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

I expect your case is just full of fluff - have you vacuumed it recently? Mind you, the XPS 1710 seems to cook graphics cards remarkably easily - I'm now on my 4th one, and the last one failed only a few days after i took the case apart and cleaned everything. I now use the excellent I8kfabGUI software to monitor the temperature on mine (http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html), and stand it on a cooling pad all the time. The cooling pad fans are much quieter than the laptop ones too, making working with it more pleasant.

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gabiz_ro
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Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

Not just vacuumed,take parts apart and clean them.I use same I8kfangui.My video card is X1400 and some time ago was dead but I solved resoldering some pins of pci-e connector which was desoldered.

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mopard
1 Nickel

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

gabiz, did you mean you re-soldered the pci-e pins on the video card or on the system board socket? I assume you mean the video card but now curious ...

thanks

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gabiz_ro
1 Copper

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

On the video card.Now works fine.

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david_go
1 Nickel

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

hello

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Deveshh
1 Copper

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

EXACTLY this happened to my M1710 with a Geforce Go 7900GTX.

I had been running windows 7 nicely for almost a month, but the laptop felt a bit hot so I bought a cooling pad.

No dust inside the laptop.

Now I wish I could find a new video adapter so I dont have to trash the entire laptop...

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JDM4Life
2 Bronze

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

XPS M1710 Black
2.0 Dual core
Nvidia Geforce 7950GTX 512MB
2GB 667 DDR2 Ram
106GB SATA 7200 HD Windows 7 Ultimate
1920x1200 Truelife Display

I use mine for video editing, not much for gaming anymore since I have three different consoles that keep me well satisfied. Watching movies.. although ever since I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, everything runs excellent and the speed is great too... the only issue that I've been having is that the internal DVD-RW which is a PIONEER DVD-/+RW DR-K17Y ATA Set for Region 1 (United States) doesn't read DVD's but reads CD-R's, I suspect a codec issue, I have an external DVD drive which is a SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A USB Device and it Plays, reads, burns, single and double layer discs just fine.

Media Direct has never been deleted, runs fines as well except for the internal DVD-RW drive.

D: Virtual Drive (Magic ISO)
E: PIONEER DVD-/+RW DR-K17Y ATA Set for Region 1 (United States)
F: SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A USB Device EXTERNAL DRIVE

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

XPS M1710 Black

Windows 10 Professional
2.0 Dual core
Nvidia Geforce 7950GTX 512MB
4GB 667 DDR2 Ram
106GB SATA 7200 HD
1920x1200 Truelife Display

Alienware ALX Area 51 BIOS 11 Update

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

North Bridge Intel X58 rev 13/South Bridge Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev 00

BIOS Alienware A11 (04/06/2010)

Memory (RAM) Total Size 12280 Mhz

DirectX 12.0

Model #1 Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166

Capacity #1 2000 GB

HUA721010KLA330 EIT

Capacity #3 1000 GB

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 10 (10.0) Home 64-bit

Windows Subver. Build 10586

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gaiden2k7
1 Copper

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

I GOT IT WORKING, IT'S SOLVED!

THE SOLUTION IN A NUTSHELL:

- Get 179.48 and Force Install a similar display driver (Go 7950 GTX)
- Get 175.32 and Reverse Install with this older driver & trick the computer to install the proper display driver (back to Go 7900 GTX)

The Steps (these are the steps i went through, so some may not be necessary - who knows)

1) get the Nvidia's latest driver which is 179.48 > unpack it (it would go straight to install and probably tell you it cant find the driver for your hardware

b/c windows falsely installed Quadro driver instead - no worry)

2) if you have the Quadro 510m driver or whatever (which Windows 7 falsely recognize) go ahead an uninstall it from your device manager & reboot

3) once rebooted go back to your device manager and under your display adapter it should say something like a 'Standard VGA display adapter' > right click & select 'Update driver software...'

***there will be several pop-up windows in the following steps***

4) first pop-up window will come up, do what i would call a 'Force Install' by choosing 'Browse my computer for driver software' (the 2nd option)

5) another pop-up window will appear, this time instead of browse for driver software, > go with the 2nd option again 'Let me pick from a list of device driver on my computer'

6) in the next pop-up window press the button 'Have Disk...' > now locate the 179.48 you unpacked earlier (it's probably in C:/NVIDIA/WinVista/IS/Display). Now you should see a bunch .INF files, i selected the top one NVAA and went with it.

7) now back to the 'Have Disk...' pop-up window you should see an entire list of video cards BUT YOU WONT SEE GeForce Go 7900 GTX (ARGH!), no worry > Select GeForce Go 7950 GTX and confirm to install then reboot.

8) Once you rebooted verify that you indeed have a GeForce Go 7950 GTX driver installed.

9) Now the easy part. Go back to Nvidia.com to their driver download page. instead click the 'beta and archived drivers' at the bottom of the page & search for GeForce Go 7900 GTX for VISTA, again VISTA (you should see one of the available drivers is 175.32 Download it & then unpack)

10) this time the driver will go into automatic install again after unpacking but this time the installation should process without trouble and once you finish installing & reboot and you should have a GeForce Go 7900 GTX installed! Congrats!


sidenote*** windows 7 is really smart, before when it was all messed up windows 7 will always do auto-update then falsely install the Quadro driver but after going through these steps it now lists the Quadro driver under 'optional' instead of 'important' that surely take the worry out of me. :)

Nvidia seems to drop the ball on this one and left out GeForce Go 7900 GTX in its driver so windows 7 picks it up as a Quadro 510m because the specs on the Go 7900 GTX and Quadro 510m seems to be the same.


good luck and enjoy your Windows 7 :)

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SpiteriM1710
1 Copper

Re: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

cook your gpu in an oven at 350 for about 10 mins that will redo the saughter and it will work again i also have the same problem with windows 7 on my xps m1710 ive done the baking about 4 times now  best advice too is get a good cooling pad ever since then i havent done it again

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JDM4Life
2 Bronze

RE: XPS M1710 and Windows 7

I know this is an old thread, so I thought just in case anyone is interested... Windows 10 is great on our old notebook.. only issue I'm trying to solve is the appropriate sound driver that includes our built in subwoofer.

XPS M1710 Black

Windows 10 Professional
2.0 Dual core
Nvidia Geforce 7950GTX 512MB
4GB 667 DDR2 Ram
106GB SATA 7200 HD
1920x1200 Truelife Display

Alienware ALX Area 51 BIOS 11 Update

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

North Bridge Intel X58 rev 13/South Bridge Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev 00

BIOS Alienware A11 (04/06/2010)

Memory (RAM) Total Size 12280 Mhz

DirectX 12.0

Model #1 Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166

Capacity #1 2000 GB

HUA721010KLA330 EIT

Capacity #3 1000 GB

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 10 (10.0) Home 64-bit

Windows Subver. Build 10586

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