Originally Posted by 5150 Joker
lol you already bios flashed it? Did you notice the back left vent doesn't have a copper block like the right vent does? I don't think the factory 7900 GS is dual pipe.
I was just surfing the net (Just ordered my E1705 on the 24th and it says it is in packagin today or yesterday on the 25th). But I found this "autopsy" of the M1710 it shows the 7900GTX taken apart. After seeing this, I am wondering if it is just a different Heatsink and that is it. Now, the question is, where can we get the other heatsink if that is truly the only difference between the M1710 7900 GS and the E1705 7900GS. Additionally, I Highly doubt that the heatsink for the 7900GS, and 7900GTX are different on the XPS. I bet it is the same part. Here is the link to the picture: http://www.mobilityguru.com/2006/05/...ver/page4.html
Let me know what you think, I have not recieved my E1705 yet. Also, looking at the repair manuals on the dell site the E1705 and M1710 look like the same basic board. I unfortunatly do not know anyone in the area or I would take mine a part (when I get it) to compare. Anyway, just food for thought. I do not know too much about laptops overall except for the basics. I only recently jumped into the "Building/modding" of the portables. Desktops I have been messing with for years.