AS5 has a tiny amount of silver in it and is slightly conductive.
With most applications you don't have to worry about it, but if you do put too much on it could "possibly" create an electric bridge between 2 points.
As for CC...
Yea, dell can't legally deny you warranty as long as you are using OEM equivalent/better components.
And since dell wants you to do a lot of the work on your own system (thats why they have instructions on how to take them apart etc.. on...
Use CPU-Z (google search) and it will tell you your chipset.
OR, Do a google search for your exact laptop model and chipset.
Then you can check the intel site (or do another google search) for your chipset and dual/single channel.
Sounding more and more like the router is having issues.
You should try flashing the router again.
If you cant get that to work, see if there is a friend you can borrow a router from and stick it in the same place as your current one and...
woodstock, using AS5 will NOT void your warranty as it is comparable/better than OEM.
There was a huge thread about this at one point with responses from Dell regarding their stance on the issue (basically, they are fine with it)
Thanks for all the testing pieter.
I guess I will have to wait until the new Dlink N 2.0 router comes out then see what is available then.
Thanks again for all your work on these cards.
I really do hope something else...
This stuff looks pretty shoddy to me.
The fact that you have to 'grind' it to get it off your processor is iffy at best (I see a lot of damaged processors.... especially ones on notebooks..ie.. without heat shields)
Plus the fact that...