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    Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    Dell has released BIOS updates for some laptops, but no desktops, in response to the NVIDIA die/packaging problem.

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    When was this BIOS released?

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    I don`t think this problem is as new as nVIDIA would like us to believe. Sat next to me is a laptop with a dead 6800go, If you read up on that card you`ll find that they generally don`t last much longer than one year. Again they seem to fail due to thermal problems (possibly affecting the graphics memory), symptons are obviously similar with corrupt displays, random lines & missing characters...........

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    The Dell blog post was published on Friday 25th July.

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    My Quadro fx2500 in my m90 laptop went last night outside of warranty. It's last time I'll be buying a laptop GPU from NVidia considering it would cost about £300 to replace.

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    Ive got a XPS M1330. Its about 3 months old now, and already had to have a Dell technician come out and replace the mobo and graphics card.

    Interestingly the bios revision originally was version A08, and after it was fixed they put A07 on? So technically back-tracking, hmmm . . . .

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    I've had my M1530 for around 4 months, i use it everyday all the time for various tasks including gaming and have never had any problems!

    (I updated anyway!)

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    Quote Originally Posted by loki View Post
    My Quadro fx2500 in my m90 laptop went last night outside of warranty. It's last time I'll be buying a laptop GPU from NVidia considering it would cost about £300 to replace.
    Loki as it's a known fault they have to, by law replace the part. Even if it fails 6years after it was bought.

    Personally I wouldn't touch the fix as the issue has nothing to do with software. It's a hardware issue. All the fix does is turn the fans on higher and for longer. You are simply protecting nVidia and dell from fixing a broken part.

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    My xps M1330 isn't getting this bios fix. If the hardware is faulty they can friggin well fix it.. not just make the broken bits last longer!

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy View Post
    Loki as it's a known fault they have to, by law replace the part. Even if it fails 6years after it was bought.
    Hence why nVidia are being very careful and not actually admitting it's a known fault.

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Hence why nVidia are being very careful and not actually admitting it's a known fault.
    Except that it clearly is. There is a manufacturing defect in all of these chips. There is more than enough evidence to use against them if it required it.

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    With the recent warm weather it appears my M1330 is showing signs of the GPU failure, with corrupted images and white screen with colour lines. Time to call Dell Support

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    Quote Originally Posted by loki View Post
    My Quadro fx2500 in my m90 laptop went last night outside of warranty. It's last time I'll be buying a laptop GPU from NVidia considering it would cost about £300 to replace.
    Don't say that, I just bought a refurbed M90 with the same card....which funnily enough had a knackered GFX card when I first got it....sent it back for a replacement and is OK....for now.

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    Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    well let me tell u i have had this issue with 3 dell M1330 in Canada and dell has said how it is normal
    for this to happen well man i have had this laptop for less than 6months
    dell and Nvidia needs to get there act together because karma always comes back to bite u in tha arsh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by **TOLLI** View Post
    I've had my M1530 for around 4 months, i use it everyday all the time for various tasks including gaming and have never had any problems!

    (I updated anyway!)
    Hmmm... was thinking of getting an XPS M1530 myself...

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    Lightbulb Re: Dell issues BIOS update for NVIDIA hardware problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dybydx View Post

    Hmmm... was thinking of getting an XPS M1530 myself...
    You might want to consider a Studio instead then. They have ATI Radeons in 'em

    Or push the boat out (if you're a gamer/can afford to), and get a XPS M1730 (see my system) - which have 8800M GTX's
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