Note other vendors laptop models, including Apple and HP, were also affected I think there’s more out there: Please login or register. The heatsink for the nvidia system will work just fine with an intel motherboard I’ve done it , and the resulting system is tons more reliable. This was the subject of a class action lawsuit in the US, with Dell and Nvidia both jointly held liable if I recall correctly. I can’t say why that is. Booting up was always a challenge as sometimes I could see the boot menu, sometimes not.
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Note other vendors laptop models, including Apple and HP, were also affected What’s worse, these BIOS revisions just dog down the graphics subsystem and slow the machine down overall to prevent overheating.
If ya cain’t fix it, ya gotta stand it. Home Help Search Login Register. The seller sold it so cheaply nvidja of a damaged touchpad button, which I never use never did care for those things–prefer a mouse. This was the latitufe of a class action lawsuit in the US, with Dell and Nvidia both jointly held liable if I recall correctly. Booting up was always a challenge as sometimes I could see the boot menu, sometimes not. PCLOS loaded just fine.
October 05, I’ll try to dig up more definite info, but the root cause is that the video chip is a Ball Grid Array, and, due to a deficiency in the GPU manufacture, it runs too hot. Most of her problems are self inflicted. Visit the forum and search. The screen would go black or have a multi-color smeared pattern.
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Yup, I found it: I can’t say why that is. I find that it sometimes pays to accept a problem that an honest seller discloses.
My Dell D with Intel graphics has been well behaved since about or so? PCLOS runs on it flawless!
Yup – here it is: However, a couple of days later major problems started. In my case, I am very thankful that a very customer friendly E-Bay seller gave me a full refund.
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Please login or register. I did a little research and found lots of info nbs the net. I recently purchased a dirt cheap Dell Latitude D One of the great virtues of Linux is that it works great with old hardware, in general, so we penguins pay less for our computers.
There are lots of cheap Ds available for sale on E-Bay and other websites. If ya cain’t stand it So, my advice to everyone is this: I think there’s more out there: A buddy of mine bought a Dell D about a year later with the same video setup as the OP, and I wound up having to wuadro an intel-video equipped D motherboard for him to get him going again. This causes the solder balls in the array to stress crack and become intermittent. The heatsink for the nvidia system will work just fine with an intel motherboard I’ve done itand the resulting system is tons more reliable.
Beware! Dell D laptop with nVIDIA Quadro NVS M graphics card
The two models are basically the same. September 27, The D is garbage no matter what OS is installed. Many of us buy used laptops to run our Linux OSs.