yes, after a full day or so the gpu swap has appeared to cure the problem. No more lock-ups.
Ah, the 6502. Does anybody remember the original unit from MOS Technology? Or even how it got its name? [Now i am really dating myself]
OK, got my card swapped out. The tech had to take pretty much the whole laptop apart. I don’t know if this is just because he didn’t know better, or if it was actually necessary (seemed like most of it was needed). This means the future video card swap has to be done by a tech; and probably is not going to come cheap. He was here at least an hour; add on travel time and you are not talking pennies…
Anyway, my system seems to operational again. I won’t really know until...
For me they suggested a video card swap. They said they are trying to collect all the errant cards to figure out what is going on. They are supposed to show up today and replace my card.
What’s the word out there on new cards? Is the problem solved; or is it still there?
I’ll let you know in my case after the swap.
Well, add me to the list of frozen systems. I thought I was one of the lucky ones after foing for the better part of week with no problems, but last night I was able to get my system to freeze twice playing Call of Duty. I guess the first few times earlier this week I played I just didn’t play long enough, or something. Anyway, complete freeze requiring a reboot.
Not good. I think I will wait and see what the results are of Karl’s (and others) new video cards. I am now...
The thing that strikes me is that unless something has recently changed, i was not aware that Maxtor even made 2.5" drives. I thought thier forte was 3.5" ATA/SATA and SCSI drives.
So i am suspicious if the claim it was a new MAxtor 2.5" drive.
Originally Posted by LurkingJayhawk
You lost me??? The mention of microsoft in the letter is regarding a whiny little brat that goes by the name "Microsoft" on the forum, he pretty much trolls around and wreaks havoc, all he can talk about is how dell sucks because they don't have a 3 spindle system like sager. Not related in any way to my situation with dell.
I realize that, I was jus giving you a hard time. Which, in the light...
Thanks. I knew it was a stupid quesiton. Now I remember the shift key must be used. [In my other systems, which use winXP, they are all set up on domains and the user interface is slightly different; in those cases you have SHUTDOWN instead of TURN OFF COMPUTER, and the hibernante is an explicit choice.
How could dumping your memory to hard disk cause your computer to melt? I think you are maybe listening too much to urban legends. I would like to find anyone who has personally had something like this happen to them.
The only issue with hibernation is that if you change out the environment from under it, it might get confused. For instance hibernating in a port replicator with an external monitor using a wired LAN with attached mouse and keyboard; and then...
I'm just curious; with all the problems we've seen with the video system in the new xps, I am very surprised that there is very little about this on the Dell BBS (and nothing within the last few days). Are you guys not posting anything? Or are the posts not appearing? I’m not a conspiracy theorist or anything, and my perception that the Dell boards are pretty raw when it comes to criticism, but I would also think that board would be jumping with concern.