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What does the “rectangle with waves” logo to the right of the trackpad mean on my Dell Precision M4700?

I have a Dell Precision M4700 laptop. But I can't figure out what this thing in the picture is. Can somebody help?
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What are the advantages to install Windows 7 with UEFI?

I just received a Dell Precision M4600 and looking at firmware it seems it has UEFI support but it is disabled. So due to the fact that I need to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch, do you suggest to ...
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M.2 Samsung SM951 NVME SSD Not Recognized On Linux

As stated, my M.2 Samsung SM951 NVMe drive refuses to be seen in 3 Ubuntu installations. I've tried (14.04, 15.04, 15.10). Apparently this might be a problem with the SSD as no one online has gotten ...
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Dell M6700 much slower when connected to external battery pack (Energizer XP18000)

A while back, I bought some external battery packs to extend the battery life of my laptop. They're Energizer XP18000s. But I got the feeling that my laptop was going much slower with the battery ...
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How to flash Dell Precision 390 from linux (debian)

I am trying to update my BIOS: $ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version 2.1.2 With a newer one: 2.6.0. I went to this page Dell Precision System BIOS, 2.6.0 After downloading the file WS390-020600.BIN, ...
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Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio

I have a Dell Precision server with a PCIe FX100 KVM Host card installed (manufacturer is Teradici but it's rebranded as a Dell solution.) I am not using this card (it's installed in the machine but ...
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Disabling NVidia Optimus

I have disabled NVidia Optimus on my Dell Precision M4600 since I cant dim my screen if it is enabled for some strange reason. So, what does that actually do? Does it use the nvidia card all the time ...
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Which driver do I need to install in order to dim screen on Dell

I have reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Precision M4600. I installed the chipset (restarted), then video and network driver (in that order). However I am not able to dim the light using fn-up/down. ...
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Dell Precision M6700 with failed battery does not detect discrete GPU

I have a dell m6700 laptop with AMD M6000 graphics. Battery seems to be dead. Running on Direct AC power. Couple of days ago, the laptop booted on Intel HD 4000, windows device manager saying GPU is ...
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Activate Bluetooth on a Dell Precision M4600, how to do that?

I already checked inside the BIOS. There you can control, whether Bluetooth and WLAN belong together when using the hardware switch on the right side of the device. This is the case in my situation. ...
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Windows 10: Enable system-wide smooth scrolling

This question is a bit different from others that I have found, because the solutions to them have always been "change the scroll setting to 1 line at a time". I won't be satisfied by that. I don't ...
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Disabling required keystroke for boot

My machine is a Dell Precision Workstation 450; it runs great (OS = Windows 7). However, there's one little annoyance about it: whenever I turn on the computer, it makes a loud beep and then requires ...
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How to activate the inactive RAM in a server?

In a Dell Precision server, there are 8GB RAM. The OS is Windows XP 64-bit. Originally, everything is working fine. Both BIOS and Windows are able to detect 8GB RAM. One day when I power up the ...
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TB18DC connectivity problems

I have a DELL TB18DC docking station connected to my DELL laptop and everything seems to be working fine except for my USB connected mouse which is currently failing to work as it should. Problem is ...
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Dell laptops - Disabeling Dell Intelligent Display (auto screen dimming) [duplicate]

I have a Dell Precision M2800, which comes with the usual Intel 4600 as well as an AMD FirePro W4170M GPUs. The OS is Win 8.1 with the latest drivers for everything. Bios is fully updated (A06). Dell ...
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Error, Screen messes up on boot but works in safe mode, Win XP

I've recently crashed and re-installed Windows XP on my Dell M4300. Completely removing all old data. After installing windows, I updated everything via Windows Update so that everything is good to go....
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Troubleshooting processor upgrade, Paxville on Dell Precision 670

I've got a Dell Precision 670 with an XC837 motherboard and BIOS at version A07. I'm trying to upgrade this from using a single-core Celeron to a dual-core Paxville processor. When I install a single ...
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Recommend single 3-monitor video card for 32-bit Windows XP for Software Development/Office Applications?

I'm purchasing a new computer from Dell: Dell Precision T1500 Base for Intel H57 Chipset Quad Core Processor Core i5-750,2.66GHz,8MB Cache, 32-bit for two of these monitors: Dell U2211H ...
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My New Dell Workstation T-7500 gives electric shock

Just bought Dell T-7500 Workstation. When installation technician came to Install the workstation, he got an electric shock when he touched the Start Button. He also got shock when he touched Front ...
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3rd monitor with Dell Precision 490

I am trying to go for a 3 monitor setup on my workstation, but need some information before I can invest in a new graphics card and 2 monitors. Would be glad to get some help here: I have a Dell ...
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Windows 10 keyboard sometimes repeats keys and sometimes ignores keys

Sometimes, as I'm typing, suddenly [A] it ignores keys (it just did it now!) and I have to type them again, then it works, and [B] it sometimes repeats latest keystroke about 20 times. Problem began ...
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Where can I find old bios install for Dell Precision T1600

I have a Dell Precision Workstation T1600. It's BIOS version is A07 and the latest available is A16 (see Dell's page). I was trying to install it, but it said I have to install A08 first (maybe I will ...
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Where can I get info about the BIOS type of a certain DELL update?

I have a Dell Precision M3800 laptop, 64bit, with a single SSD. Due to a series of problems, probably caused by a corrupted partition table, I completely formatted the drive and installed Windows 10 (...
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Can I put two GTX Titan X GPUs in a Dell T7400

I have a Dell T7400, I can take out the Quadro that is in it if necessary, can I put two Titan Xs into it? Will the motherboard support it? And the power supply?
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Dell precision m6500 + docking station + 3 displays + ATI FirePro 7820

I have the following configuration: Dell Precision m6500 Video card: Ati FirePro 7820 Dell E-Port Plus port replicator 3 x Dell P2411H ( DVI or VGA) Dell says: Supports a maximum of three ...
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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Why does the fan in my desktop tower run so high when monitors are disabled?

This is more of an "idle curiosity" question, but here goes. I've got a desktop tower (a Dell Precision T3400). It's got 3 monitors. Sometimes, when I disable two of them (leaving only the center one ...
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How to unbrick BIOS on Dell Precision M4500

I looked at the other similar questions. They were either about a different brand, outdated, or spam. Do not worry, I haven't bricked my BIOS yet. I was planning to flash my BIOS to a later version ...
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Dell Precision M4600 won't display 1920x1080@60hz

I recently upgraded from a Dell Latitude E6510 laptop to a Dell Precision M4600 laptop. I have two monitors connected to it through a port replicator, one through DVI and one through VGA. I'm having ...
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TV tuner + video streaming over VNC

I have a dell precision laptop, with Nvidia graphics card. I am able to watch TV on it using a TV tuner card. I installed TightVNCserver on it, and am able to connect to it locally through a second ...
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Error 0xA005004B when trying to convert to RAID 1 with Intel Rapid Storage Technology

I have a laptop with two 500GB hard drives that I want to convert to RAID 1. Currently Windows is installed to one of the drives (port 0), and the other drive (port 5) is unused. I'm trying to convert ...
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Has my laptop battery lost 40% of its capacity?

The past few (work) days, I have noticed that at the end of the day, Windows was reporting that my laptop was plugged in, my battery was not fully charged, and that the system was not charging the ...
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If I use a CPU with more cores than the specs of the motherboard allow, what will happpen?

I have a Dell Precision T3600 with a Xeon E5-1607 (quad core) and want to upgrade the CPU for a E5-2658v3 (12 cores). The motherboard of the T3600 seem to only support up to 6 cores according to the ...
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HDD password on Dell Precision

Does anyone know exactly how Dell Precision handles HDD passwords? The BIOS allows to set a password for any internal drive, plus an eSata drive. However, during boot, it asks for password for HDD-0 ...
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Dell Precision M4400 Overheating and FPS drops

The dell laptop that I have keeps overheating during games and the fps drops about 20 minutes after the game starts. I have disabled Speed Step, lowered the processing power in Windows Power Options ...
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Installation of windows 8.1 in Dell Precision T3400

I got myself a T3400 PC. I installed windows 8.1 in it. Everything seems to work fine except for my internal speakers. After I installed windows 8.1 the audio symbol showed that it was muted at the ...
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Dell Precision T3500 - single SATA disk as RAID

Hopefully a quick question - my workstation has been configured with a single SATA hard disk, but the BIOS has the SATA controller configured as RAID, so essentially the disk is being exposed to ...
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My Windows 7 64-bit is reluctant to use all 8GB. Why?

The computer recognizes all 8GBs of RAM. When using some memory hogging applications, the computer would barely pass 4GBs of usage. Things I've tried: I reseated the sticks with not much luck. ...
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Using HDMI output from Dell M1530 with a dead screen

I've got a now fairly old Dell M1530 laptop (that has had various problems due to the well documented overheating issues) that has in the last week had its LCD panel die on me. It's not the inverter ...
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What happens if no ram is in a dual CPU riser?

I have a Dell precision T5500 with a dual CPU riser. There are 6 slots on the system board and 3 on the second CPU riser. The Dell recommended configuration is to divide between the system board and ...
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Dell Precision 670 not booting

Our Dell running XP did not boot one day and was making a beep code that I had a hard time finding on the Internet. It was one of the RAM sticks so I replaced it. Before that I removed the ...
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Dell Precision 690 - NIC lights do not light up

I am baffled...NIC on Precision 690 not working. Just bought so do not know history. Installed Windows 7. I have: tried different cables and confirmed that cables are not the problem. Tried removing ...
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How can I determine if my Dell M4600 built-in SD card reader can support SDHC cards?

I'm running x64 Windows 8, and the SD card reader in my Dell M4600 is unable to read my SDHC memory card. The reader is listed as "SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in device manager. I'm ...
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How to stop USB devices from disconnecting on sleep?

I have a Dell Precision 5520 (laptop) and as it's my only Windows PC I'm unable to see if it's a Dell or Windows problem. I use various types of hardware such as CAN bus analyzers, MCU programmers ...
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Memory speed discrepancy between spec, BIOS and diagnostics

I have a new Dell Precision M4800 computer - the memory for it was spec'd at 1866MHz. When I ran the Dell built-in (to the BIOS) diagnostics, though, it reported the memory speed is 1600MHz. This ...
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Nvidia quadro 2000M and Intel HD graphics - How many monitors can I use while laptop is open?

I've got a NVIDIA QUADRO 2000M and an INTEL HD GRAPHICS 3000 card on my Dell Precision laptop. I'd like to, hopefully, be able to plug in 2 monitors and have my laptop open (so 3 screens total) - is ...
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Connecting several screens to Dell laptop

Is it possible to connect several screens to my Dell Precision laptop M4600? It only has one VGA and HDMI outlet?
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My computer won't boot

My computer won't boot from hard disk but it can boot from usb or dvd. When I'm at the installer screen of Windows, it can't see my hard drive, but my BIOS displays it correctly. My computer is a ...
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Upgrade from TPM 1.2 to 2.0 on a Dell Precision T7610

I need to upgrade the TPM firmware on my Dell Precision T7610 from v1.2 to v2.0, however there is no TPM upgrade available on the Dell support website. They have an upgrade utility that covers a wide ...
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how to set DELL Precision 5530 running Windows 10 to run I7 processor at max speed (4.3GHZ) continually?

Need to run our Intel I7 6core processor at max speed of 4.3GHZ on our Dell Prec 5530 laptop, so that our computation app (compiled by Julia lang) runs continually at max speed 4.3GHZ. I tried going ...