I bought my 9300 via EPP. After about a month or so of owning this thing, one little problem kept appearing and that was a strange one with the graphics (discussed elsewhere in the forums) where the screen goes all crazy as if there was a vertical hold (like on old TV sets) that was out of whack. The only cure was to power down . The problem never happened when I was using it, but would happen when it sat and when the screensaver would kick in (didn't matter which). I use standard Dell drivers....no tweaks. I don't overclock the GPU either. I had the GPU replaced twice, and the MB once, but it was still there. The last time I called Dell, they said I would have to send the PC into their depot. I told them that I wasn't going to do that as I bought the Complete Care coverage. I contacted my companies Dell rep and told him the problem. He escalated it to a gent that asked a few questions and reviewd the service history. He told me that he wanted to give me a new 'puter and usually they do refurbs, but since my service history showed some persistent issues and because I purchased it through EPP, he would replace my 9300 with a new 9400! Well....as of Tuesday, the order went in and is already in 'Testing'. I can't wait! I really love the 9300 and so I don't expect any huge issues with the 9400.
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2/22/06 at 3:56am