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What version of DisplayPort does the Dell XPS L520X use? Or is there software that can check?

I have this laptop in hand. Is there software that can check? Nvidia GT 540M 2GB Is it 2560×1600 (WQXGA) DisplayPort 1.1a or 4096x2160 (4K) DisplayPort 1.2
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DELL XPS 2720 Faint Grid Pattern on a screen

Got a brand new DELL XPS 2720 the screen is phenomenal but on a light background (say with notepad on a full screen) I can see a faint grid pattern - light gray horizontal & vertical lines forming ...
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Windows 10 Download Failed

I am downloading windows 10 by using Windows Media Creator. Currently i am using Windows 7 Dell XPS L502X 15R(Early 2011)Laptop. My Download is stuck at 78% and my Panther Log file detail at that ...
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Stuck while downloading Windows 10 iso [closed]

2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP CSetupPlatform::Initialize: Setup log starts: 2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP Host system information: ...
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Dell XPS L720x (Windows 10) only permits two monitors

Here's my setup: Dell XPS L702x (Late 2011) Intel HD Graphics 3000 Graphics processor NVIDIA GeForce 555M Graphics processor One HDMI port, one MiniDP port Windows 10 Enterprise N x64 Under ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10: speaker volume is not as high as it used to be

I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10 on my Dell XPS 13. It comes with the following audio devices and associated drivers: I have version 6.0.1.7544 of the audio driver installed The audio ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X monitor light not off when using external monitor

I mainly use an external monitor (via HDMI) when using my XPS 15 (L502X), however, I noticed an annoying problem when I tried to update the Intel HD 3000 video card driver. After I started my ...
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Dell XPS 13 with 2 monitors daisychain?

I'm going to buy a Dell XPS 13 (the i5 model without touchscreen and with 256gb ssd) and i'm also going to buy a Dell Ultrasharp monitor U2515H. But in the future i really want to buy a second monitor ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 UEFI USB key on XPS 13 2015

I have an XPS 13 Developer edition on witch I try to install Windows 8.1 I have already done that on others computer always with success. But I am unable to do so with this XPS. I use Rufus to ...
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Dell XPS 13 touchpad occasionally goes into “drag lock”. Only fix seems to be restarting?

About once a week this seems to happen. Suddenly tap-to-click becomes tap-to-start-dragging. Click still works. The only way to get back to regular behaviour appears to be a restart. Turning the ...
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Recover to windows 7 factory OS from windows 8.1, dell xps

I have dell xps 15, it came with windows 7 in its recovery partition, and I upgraded to windows 8.1. Now I want to recover to windows 7 again from the recovery partition, but It didn't work, it always ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 HiDPi to Full HD external screen

I just got a Dell XPS 13 2015 and I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with the exception of using an external display. The resolution on my laptop is 3200x1800, my external screen ...
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Installing Linux on a Windows Dell XPS 13

I can buy from a retailer with employee discount. This means that I can get a Dell XPS 13 with Windows for considerably less money than the Dell XPS 13 developer edition from Dell directly. I would ...
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Dell XPS Running Windows 8.1 Not Entering Sleep Mode --> Shuts Down

Recently, my Dell XPS running windows 8.1 (which had been upgraded from Win7) attempts to go into sleep mode but just shuts down (without properly closing documents or browsers). Any advise?
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Run time difference between a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery and an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery?

Is there a significant improvement in battery run time going from a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery to an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery? How much longer will it run (percentage-wise)?
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Installing SSD in IDE vs ODD Dell XPS L502x

I have Dell XPS L502x and planning to install 240GB SSD. There could be two options 1--> Replace the internal 750GB HDD with 240GB SSD and install HDD in Optical Disk Drive via Caddy. 2--> Keep the ...
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Enabling Legacy Boot In Dell XPS 8700 - Aptio/AMI BIOS

My Dell Studio 435/9000 blew a motherboard. HDD is good, it boots off an Optiplex 990. Runs Win7 Home Premium, MBR drive. Have new XPS 8700. Boots great out of box with Win 8.1 as a GPT drive. I ...
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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How can I get a Dell XPS 8300 to boot from some medium?

I recently attempted to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Dell XPS 8300. Before the installer there was a blank partition, some windows7 partitions, and an ubuntu install. Issues occurred ...
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How can I get a better control over the brightness [duplicate]

I have a Dell xps17 (windows 7) and I find the brightness control very annoying. I often work during night time and the lower settings is fine but if I increase the brightness settings by just one ...
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'Use a device' missing a USB option

I have a preinstall of Win 8.1 Dell XPS 15 MY2014 I am working on going to a dual boot with Ubuntu as my second. I am trying to boot from the uSB while in EFI mode. I have hit the shift button ...
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Monitor receives NO SIGNAL after moving computer/changing resolution; I've tried all suggestions on the internet to no avail

Specs Computer: Dell XPS 420 OS: Windows Vista (Not sure 32-bit or 64-bit) Motherboard: Dell BTX motherboard CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 RAM: 2GB (not sure) Graphics: GeForce 8800 GTX ...
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Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins

I'm having serious issues with my Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins or so at home. It has been widely reported that the XPS 15 (L521x) has had wireless problems. I have ...
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What is this chip on my motherboard?

I have a question that is really driving me crazy! I have a dell xps M1210 laptop. The other day I opened it to apply thermal paste. There are 2 chips connected to the heatsink, one raised, and one ...
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Hooking up Raid0 drives to Dell XPS

I recently dug up a pare of WD Raptor 74GB hard drives that I had once upon a time in an older custom built computer they were RAID0. I now have a Dell Studio XPS 8000 desktop that I'd like to see ...
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Dell XPS 12, Windows 8.1 single language Chinese. How to change to English

I bought a Dell XPS 12 in China and made the mistake of not buying a pro version of Windows 8.1 on it. To change my language to English I have been searching for solutions but haven't managed so far. ...
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XPS L502x with external DellST2210 24“ LCD which won't play sound, while external ASUS VH242H 24” LCD will

MY CONFIGURATION I have an XPS L502x hooked up to 2 external monitors: Dell ST2210 connected via to my only HDMI port no adapters on either end of the cable HDMI cable from back of laptop to HDMI ...
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What is the 102 MB partition in my Dell XPS17 for

What is the 102 MB partition in my Dell XPS17 for. It contains stuff like this: DIAGS/ AUTOEXUS.UP CONFIG.UP COPYUP etc etc It currently shows as D:. Can I delete it? I can't see my other 2nd HD ...
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Periodic wifi connectivity loss

I have a new Dell XPS 14 running Debian (Wheezy via Crunchbang). I've been experiencing periodic internet connectivity loss (roughly a couple minutes of downtime every 15 or so minutes, after which ...
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solve dell xps delay on touchpad and keyboard

I finally found the complete solution for a frustrating/weird problem i was facing. Problem A ) there is a touchpad delay when typing and try to use the touchpad? problem B ) there is a 1 second ...
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Why does my computer frequently fail to wake up?

My computer frequently fails to wake up. I press the keyboard or mouse but it just sits there. The monitor is off. I have a Dell XPS 8500, have all the latest drivers according to ...
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Dell XPS laptop BIOS complains after installing SSD

I installed a Samsung 830 SSD in my XPS L501X and now every time it boots, after the logo screen it beeps twice, rattles the DVD drive and displays this message (and nothing else) Press <F1> to ...
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Can the NVidia card on the Dell XPS 17 (L702x) overheat and crash applications?

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702x). I've noticed repeatedly and constantly that when I run GPU intensive apps, they will crash to the desktop after 30-60 minutes. If the app uses the NVidia GPU, and does ...
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Updating video drivers for Dell XPS 17 (L702x)

For my other laptops (Dell or otherwise), I'd regularly check NVidia's site for updates on the video card drivers and download and install them when needed. I'm confused about how I should update my ...
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Is there an active digitizer stylus for Dell xps duo 12?

This hybrid laptop-tablet supports atmel maxTouch technology. However I was unable to find any definitive information on which active digitizer stylus to buy for it. Some sources say active digitizers ...
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Frequent DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD on Windows 8

I am having frequent Blue Screens of Death on my new Windows 8 Dell XPS 13 UltraBook. The specifics: Hardware (screenshot of device manager with what I think are the most relevant items expanded): ...
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Adding drivers for a device that's not listed in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell XPS m1730 laptop. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (complete wipe) and since that time, have been unable to get my Creative Labs Integrated Webcam working (or even ...
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mouse and keyboard not functioning properly on start up - both operating systems

I have a Dell XPS M1530. This afternoon I have encountered a problem with my laptop. first I realized that when I try to log in windows and type my password, the cursor focus loses or does not type. ...
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Number of Processors and Computer Speed relation?

Does changing the number of processors under Boot Advanced Options affect computer speed? I have Dell XPS 15z Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS with 4GB RAM, intel i5 processor @2.5 Ghz and 1GB ...
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Does recovery to factory image remove all files on all drives or just the one which has the OS?

I have a Dell xps15 and I want to run the recovery to set the laptop back to factory settings. I have the OS on C: and have D: which has other files and docs not related to the OS. Does running ...
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Dell XPS m1210 LCD Backlight does not want to stay on at first

I have a Dell XPS m1210 that I've been using for almost 6 years now. Recently the LCD screen back light would turn on for a few seconds, then shut off until I closed the screen and opened it up ...
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Upgrading to Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit

I have a Dell XPS M1730 and am running Sims 3, and Lightroom 3.6 (I think), Adobe Photoshop. I'm wondering if upgrading my RAM to 8 GB would make a significant change on my computer? I know I ...
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USB Keyboard occasionally needs reboot

A Fujitsu KB910 USB keyboard connected to a Dell XPS 8300 used to work flawlessly. But it then started to be unresponsive now and then on BIOS level, i.e. it was no longer possible to enter the user ...
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Dell XPS 12 Duo with 16 or 32 gigs of ram?

The Dell XPS 12 Duo has two SO-DIMM slots (at least according to the dell tech i talked to). Dell only lists up to 8 gigs of ram supported, but does anyone out there know whether or not I could use a ...
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Dell XPS M1330 BIOS upgrade adversely affects battery behavior

I upgraded from A11 to A15 using the executable M1330A15 (via DOS) and was successful. Before the upgrade, I left the laptop alone for several months. The battery showed 4 out of 5 pips when ...
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SSD and HDD at same time in Dell XPS L502X

I have Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop with 750GB HDD. I want to know that can I install additional SSD in this laptop to decrease boot time and app load time. I checked internet and found that XPS 17 have ...
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mini displayport to VGA not working

Very simple problem: I am trying to hook up a laptop to a projector via a Mini DisplayPort to VGA connector, however it just doesn't work at all. Where this gets odd is: This all works to the ...
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When AC Power is disconnected, atibtmon.exe throws a Runtime error

The installer is not working for my ATI mobility Radeon HD 3670 on Dell XPS Studio 16 using Windows 8 PRO 64 bits. Here are the screenshots of my ATI Radeon configuration: Hardware configuration ...
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Dell XPS m1530 system cannot boot need 130w or greater

I have a Dell XPS M1530 and I lost my old AC adapter but ordered a new one. For the longest time it always had a battery charge so I was able to boot into the OS but now it is completely dead. I have ...