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Inspiron 1520 CPU running at half speed

Q: Inspiron 1520 CPU running at half speed

I have a Inspiron 1520 with a CPU running at half speed. I thought the original CPU, a Core 2 Duo T5450, was failing, as it was running at 1 to 1.2 GHz and it should be 1.6 MHz. I replaced it with a T8300 2.4 GHz, which now runs at 1.2 to 1.6 GHz.
I don't see anything in the BIOS that could change it. I'm going to try and flash the BIOS (it is at the newest version).
Anything else I can check?

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A: Inspiron 1520 CPU running at half speed

Does the system correctly recognize the AC adapter, or is it showing "unknown" (look at the system setup -- F2 at powerup) -- to verify?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop running Windows Vista. I was getting the occasional BSOD and decided to reformat the Hard drive back to Factory Image. I was hoping that this would end my BSOD problem, but it did not. While installing some windows updates, I received a BSOD. Below is some info that could help us solve this issue. Thanks for the help!

Dump File : Mini073110-01.dmp
Crash Time : 7/31/2010 9:09:56 PM
Bug Check String : MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001a
Parameter 1 : 0x00004000
Parameter 2 : 0x86a0b690
Parameter 3 : 0x80000000
Parameter 4 : 0x0017dfed
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+cdb8d
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.0.6002.18209 (vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Processor : 32-bit
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini073110-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 6002
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Dump File : Mini073010-01.dmp
Crash Time : 7/30/2010 9:48:40 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x1000007e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0x81ce88d9
Parameter 3 : 0xa8a35780
Parameter 4 : 0xa8a3547c
Caused By Driver : dxgkrnl.sys
Caused By Address : dxgkrnl.sys+73110
File Description : DirectX Graphics Kernel
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating Sy... Read more

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hey i have an asus p4vp-mx thats suppose to have a 2.8 ghz processor with 1.2 gigs of ram but according to some of my games their reading the processor as 1.5ghz so none of these games are properly working even though my computer more than meets the hardware requirements anyway any help would greatly be appreciated
 

A:Cpu running at half speed help please

Sounds like the BIOS is set up incorrectly.

Whaen you 1st boot up, hit Del a few times and you'll enter the BIOS.

Hopefully, on the far right tab, there will be an option to "Load Optimised Defaults". Do that, reboot and see what it's reported as now.

CPUz will tell you what it is actually running at: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
 

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Hello Everyone! So after reading dozens of threads about the problem im having.. i have to call uncle and ask for help. I installed a new ssd into my pci-e slot of my Dell precision t7400. I found it to be the cheapest way to get the fast speeds i was hoping for. I have a SanDisk SDSSDA240G installed into a PCI-E SATA 3 adapter(Images: pci-express_01 / ssd)info). Im running windows 7. I have made sure i am in AHCI and that i am running the correct Bios. The Card is in the First PCIE (Slot1) and my graphics card is in the other PCIE (Slot4). It is plugged into the only SATA port that was available (Image: MotherBoardSetup). Ive run the benchmark app and it seems like its only running 3G instead of the 6 that i was hoping for.
I have Dual quad cores Intel Xeon e5450. EVGA GeForce GTX 560 2GB Graphics Card. 32G of DDR2.
Windows 7.
Im a 3D artist and use multiple 3d programs. I know its running fast now, but any extra would be helpful. Can anyone please take a look at these pics and help me out?
Thanks -DT

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I also have this pic from when i startup...and one of the PCIe card i bought...if that helps.

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i just put together a pc with :
giga-byte ga-7vaxp motherboard
amd athlon xp 2600+ w/ 333 front side bus which is supposed to run at 2.1 ghz
my problem is that my computer shows to be running at 1.2 ghz
I'm pretty sure that I have the jumpers set wrong but cannot find any info on how to set them (m/b manual does not help ) any ideas would be greatly apreciated thanks
 

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hey im running my pc with 2x 1GB patriot 6400 sticks of ram on an Asus p5w dh deluxe mobo and an intel core 2 duo E4500 2.2ghz currently overclocked to 2.6ghz. what i have noticed is that the ram on dual channel is running at 180mhz and on the post bios message i see "dual chanel ram 3200" and if i hitch up my processors clock speed the ram speed falls. whats going on and how can i fix this. all help appreciated thanks.
 

A:Ram running at half speed

oh and if i mod the ram speed as well as the cpu speed i get a message from the bios "over voltage or overclocking failed"
 

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I'm running a P111 coppermine 1Ghz on cusl2-c MB. The cpu is continually reported as running at 500mhz, although diagnostics (sandra etc) show cpu range as 500-1000mhz. The bios settings have changed and I cant reset them to 1000mhz because on save & exit the bios just reappears saying that the settings are wrong. (have updated bios etc etc.)It will only work on a lower setting. This is causing me major probs with CAD apps.
What can this be?????
 

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I have an AMD Sempron 2300 which normally runs at 1.8 Ghz. Now, it says it is running at 950 Mhz, and i dont know why. i tried restoring my BIOS to fail-safe defaults, and i changed the CMOS battery, but it didn't work. I really need help on this, so any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
 

A:AMD processor running at half speed. why?

Try opening up some program like Internet Explorer or something that will stress your CPU. See whether the speed goes back to normal.

Some processors automatically throttle back when idling to reduce power consumption. When you stress them by opening a program or doing something like that, their speed goes back to normal. See if that works.

What socket is your CPU?
 

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I had to replace the hard drive in my Pavilion when the original failed. I reinstalled the original software from the Recovery CD set I purchased from HP. The system now identifies my processor as an Athlon running at 750 MHz instead of the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. This 750 MHz figure is the same in the BIOS setup screen and in Windows XP My Computer Properties screen. I have not changed any components other than the hard drive, and the processor is the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. What would account for the decrease in speed and what can I do about it?

Thanks,
John

Windows XP Home Edition
AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz
512 MB RAM @133MHz
A7V-VM motherboard
 

A:AMD CPU running at about half original speed

Go to www.lavalys.com and get the free Everest Home Edition. Run that, it will tell you all about your PC and its components.
You may need to do a reset to basic values or optimised values of your BIOS.
Check the mobo-manual for multiplier settings in the BIOS.
 

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Hello, i have recently purchased a conputer. The processor is a intel pentium 4, 2.8 GHz, however it is running at 1.4GHz. Can anyone help me? Specs from CPUID follow:-

Processor :- Intel pentium 4 (northwood)
Package:- Socket 478 mPGA
Spec:- Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.80GHz
instructions:- MMX,SSE,SSE2
Core speed:- 1400MHz =(
multiplier:- x 14.0
bus speed:- 100MHz
Rated FSB:- 400MHz
MOBO chipset:- intel i845GL
Type:- DDR / Size:- 512MB
DRAM freq:- 133.3MHz
FSBRAM: 3:4
Let me know of any other specs needed.

Regards

Strike191
 

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Hello, im a new member to the forums but i use it a lot for information. I recently bought a linksys network adapter for my desktop and i did not know the passphrase to connect to the wireless. I then reset my router and i got it all working but it is now running at half speed. Yesterday, before my reset, i was running at 159 mb/s. and today, after reset, it is at 72 mb/s. It was my first time reseting the router and i am not very experienced so i may have screwed something up. any help is appreciated
 

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If anyone has any Ideas on this I would appreciate it greatly.

A:AMD Athlon 2650e, 1.6GHz Processor is running at half speed!

Hi and Welcome to TSF!


What happens if you run a game or a large program? The processor should increase the the max power. Today most processors can idle therefore they don't use max power.

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Hello, Samsung 970 is the best SSD in the market and it cost me 460 Euro to buy the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB  in order to make my T470 20HD achive Read/Write 3.500 and 2.500 MBps. But this expensive SSD is running half of its speed on T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps. While most Laptops with Intel dual core ( https://www.userbenchmark.com/  )  with Samsung 970 Evo they got ( read and write speeds: 3.500 and 2.500 MBps respectively).   T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.   From Lenovo website I bought this (Tray 1 for ThinkPad M.2 SSD drive Cost: Euro 30):   I am not fine with T470 20HD half speeds of read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.Looking forward to hearing from youthank you in advanced.

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I'm pretty sure I clicked a fake mega upload download page. All the sudden all types of fake spyware diagnostics start running. I'm also pretty sure the problem has made changes to my computer as well. I say this because on start up or shut down I get all sorts of " xxxx cannot close due to runtime error" or " xxx must close would you like to send an email to microsoft". Up to this point I have ran Rkill, Spybot, MBam and VGA. All will run without being terminated by the virus and all find and will remove several trojans and etc. However the browser is still hijacked and every once in a while I get a Microsoft Development Enviroment Run pop up but it stops and shows another error box saying " an exception of type Microsoft JScrip runtime error object was not handled.============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Maxtor\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\Syste... Read more

A:Windows Security Shield Alert, windows running half speed and browser hijacked

I forgot to add there is a fake "windows security alerts" icon on my bottom right portion of my tool bar. I haven't touched it but I can tell by looking its a fake.

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I have an Inspiron 17R 5721 laptop and about 2 days ago the fan started running at full speed and has stayed on. Its very loud and annoying. Is anyone else having this problem? 

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Hoping you guys may be able to advise, I have owned my 1520 for a few years now, I was thinking about replacing my cpu, I think i currently have the "Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T5250" 1.5ghz

Could you recomend what would be a good upgrade.

Many thanks

Joe

A:del inspiron 1520 cpu

It depends on what you do and your budget, IMHO these two are reasonably sufficient CPUs.
Intel? Core
Intel? Core

EDIT:
Price for T8300 is almost double what you you'll pay for T7250 on ebay and I don't think it's worth for a 400MHz increase and extra 1MB L2 cache. T7250 will be a good upgrade.

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Hoping you guys may be able to advise, I have owned my 1520 for a few years now, I was thinking about replacing my cpu, I think i currently have the "Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T5250" 1.5ghz

Could you recomend what would be a good upgrade.

Many thanks

Joe

A:del inspiron 1520 cpu

It depends on what you do and your budget, IMHO these two are reasonably sufficient CPUs.
Intel? Core
Intel? Core

EDIT:
Price for T8300 is almost double what you you'll pay for T7250 on ebay and I don't think it's worth for a 400MHz increase and extra 1MB L2 cache. T7250 will be a good upgrade.

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When I turn on my laptop the windows logo is very faint then screen goes black. I know my laptop is old, is it dying?

A:Inspiron 1520

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly check if your able to run diagnostics on the system and make a note of the error .
Also private message the service tag and email address .
Thanks
Robin

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What is the fastest CPU I can install in my Inspiron 1520. Will I need to upgrade the bios to accommodate it? It is currently running Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual  CPU  T2370  @ 1.73GHz.

A:Upgrade Inspiron 1520

Needs an 800 MHz bus Core 2 Duo - T9500 is the fastest one.  Only 800 MHz bus CPUs max - not the 1066 from the later generation.
No:  Core i3, i5, i7, or any of the associated Pentium dual core or Celeron CPUs.

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A bit long in the tooth but I have an old Inspiron 1520 that I use for music and web work. It is very slow using Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista) and so I thought I would have a total restart with an new ssd replacement and reload of windows 7 etc.
At start up the prompt "no bootable drive" is displayed and when running F5 diagnostics I get "error code 2000 0141 no drive detected.
I have set for "AHCI" and rebooted with the same results.
I am trying to install Sandisk Z400s 128Gb ssd.
Any help most welcome.  Thanks 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 which orginally came with Vista
I have Dell Windows 7 CD .. Will it self activate ?  Will be
doing a full reinstall including a format to remove any old
remnants or personal files. Not sure if this BIOS is SLP Locked
or not. Currently Bios A02 but I can get the A09 if I need it.
Thanks

A:Inspiron 1520 & Windows 7

Hello!  Windows 7 wasn't tested on this machine by the looks of it, so there are no drivers for it.  That being said, Windows 7 may have generic drivers that would work or you could try Vista drivers and see if it will install the hardware etc.  You can find drivers at downloads.dell.com.  As for the Key working or not I've had it go both ways.  The CD is supposed to check during install if its a Dell machine, but sometimes things go wonky and it won't work, then you will have to manually activate it.  

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Hi All

Hope someone can help. I have just bought a new Dell Inspiron 1520. When I boot up all the desktop icons appear ok but when all the icon in the tray at the botom appear my screen goes blank 3 times for about a second every time. I have disable the items in the tray but it still happens. Any tgoughts

Thanks Desy
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1520

I would post a hijack this log in here and let a Security type look at it.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
 

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Hi
I have an Inspiron 1520 by dell and I run Vista Basic. I would like to disable my built in mouse and use the external mouse that I prefer. I have gone into the control panel and tried to disable the mouse but the only option i have is to uninstall it. Well it just re-installs when I boot up. it is getting in my way when I type because it is so sensitive and the slightest touch moves the curser. Please help!
thanks in advance!!!
Piglet01
 

A:inspiron 1520 mouse pad

Install the Dell Touchpad utility and you should get an option to turn it off:
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...D=INS_PNT_PM_1520&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid=
My Netbook has the same problem (linux) and I can turn it off in Control Panel.
 

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Hello,

About 2 days ago my dell laptop got infected by anti-malware doctor and was basically usage. After quite a while I managed to get rid of most of the infected files and therefore decided to re-install vista so my system was not infected. When I booted from disk my laptop did not read it then restarted and loaded up vista again (the disk does work as I tried it on another laptop). To make sure my disk drive wasn't broke I then put in a Linux Ubuntu disk which loaded fine, as my vista was broke I installed Ubuntu onto my laptop and selected use entire disk to wipe any infected files.

Ubuntu worked fine but I don't like it so I put the content of the vista disk on a USB stick to try and re-install it. When I selected boo from USB I got an error message with code 0xc0000225 (I tried the USB in another laptop which also worked fine). I then deleted Ubuntu and tried installing vista again which again did not work, I finally tried putting Ubuntu back on so that I could actually use my laptop but during installation it comes up saying 'There may be a problem with your disk drive or HDD please try again'.

I can still run Ubuntu with the disk in put only as a trail and no files are saved.



I have searched error code: 0xc0000225 and it is a hard drive failure, on forums I have seen people have said they will have to buy a new hard drive.

First of all is there any way to solve this problem without buying a new HDD?

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A:Dell Inspiron 1520 HDD NEED HELP!

and welcome to the Forum

Do you have the BIOS set to boot first from CD?

If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...t?docid=181316

If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

You can request a replacement instalation cd here:

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Hi I recently upgraded a Dell Inspiron 1520 from Vista to Win 7. All went fine except l have no wireless Internet connection.

The switch does not seem to work, the wireless Led does not light up.

THe network card does not show in device manager unless l view hidden.

I have installed every wireless driver l can find to no avail.

Any ideas please??

A:Dell Inspiron 1520 upgrade to Win 7

hi did you try this link to help find correct driver .
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/detect.htm

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A:Sensitive TrackPad Inspiron 1520

Hello .

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I am hoping someone can help me.  My internal speakers on my Inspiron 1520 are not working.  I have tried trouble shooting but nothing seems to work, also I've noticed that if I use my headphones only one ear works.  How can I fix this????

A:Internal speakers for Inspiron 1520

Need a little more information did it just start happening?  Did you reinstall the OS? Which OS are you using if you are using Linux then there is a fix if it is Windows then have you updated any software or drivers lately?  Did you change your hardware recently?  Add a new network card or modem (bluetooth included)?

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my dell inspiron 1520 (vista) must have contracted some virus and it DOES NOT boot up. at all.

I scoured my room at home and school to locate the recovery disk and have found nothing. now I've been reading everything from "the inspiron 1520 doesn't come with recovery disks" to "it does, and if you do not have them try this link http://support.euro.dell.com/support/top?

THAT SITE'S ADVICE DOES NOT WORK because after I press F8, and enter on repair your computer, the screen goes blank and nothing happens.

is there any way to fix my computer? (NOTE ASIDE FROM DIRECTING ME TO THE WEBSITE ABOVE) I don't even care about losing files as there is nothing on my laptop I have not backed up already.

my computer is still also under warranty, and I've heard that if it wouldn't boot up with the recovery disk they would replace it. but again... I do not have the recovery disk. thanks for any help!

A:dell inspiron 1520 won't boot

and welcome to the Forum


If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...t?docid=181316

If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

You can request a replacement instalation cd here:

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Hi all.

I have installed win 7 on my inspiron 1520 and i see 1 or 2 per day the blue screen and sometimes firefox crashes.

I have not installed any drivers or uncompatible programs.

i looked into dell website and i saw it was not listed as the compatible for 7.

What is the matter ? it s not recomended to be installed on inspiron 1520 ?

If not which of my hardware should be improved ?

thanks.

A:Inspiron 1520 compatible enough with windows 7 ?

I have been running 32-bit Win 7 Home Premium on my Inspiron 1520 for over a year without issues. Did you do a clean install (format during install) or did you do an upgrade from Vista? Since Dell provides drivers and such for Vista it means the hardware is perfectly capable of running Win 7 since Vista and Win 7 drivers are generally interchangeable. I don't know why Dell does not list it on their website as Win 7 compatible.

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 and from 4 days I have a startup problem.
When I turn on the Loptop the blue leds turn on but the screen remain black.
I tried reset the motherboard and the RAM but nothing good results.
I have two short beep cod, but I don't know the meaning.
What is the meaning of the two short beeps?
Thanks in advance.

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I am running XP - OS. For the last few days I cannot get my computer to 'shut down' at the end of the day, so I have been letting it 'hibernate'. Any ideas? Thanx.

A:Dell inspiron 1520 will not 'shut down'

Hello tedth56th,

Have you made any software or hardware changes lately?

First thing i would do is give your computer a Full Scan using malwarebytes, that can be found here:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - CNET Download.com, Just so we can be sure its not a virus of any kind.

Secondly you will need access to your XP Installation disk, We will check to make sure none of your system files are damaged.

Go to your task bar and select "Run". type in that box "SFC /SCANNOW" You will be required to insert your Windows XP disk if it find any damaged files.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop running Windows Vista. I was getting the occasional BSOD and decided to reformat the Hard drive back to Factory Image. I was hoping that this would end my BSOD problem, but it did not. While installing some windows updates, I received a BSOD. Below is some info that could help us solve this issue. Thanks for the help!

Dump File : Mini061410-01.dmp
Crash Time : 6/14/2010 9:45:08 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x0000110b
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xc48ee008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+cdb8d
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit

A:BSOD on Dell Inspiron 1520!

Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Hi all.
I have installed win 7 on my inspiron 1520 and i see 1 or 2 per day the blue screen and sometimes firefox crashes.
I have not installed any drivers or uncompatible programs.
i looked into dell website and i saw it was not listed as the compatible for 7.
What is the matter ? it s not recomended to be installed on inspiron 1520 ?
If not which of my hardware should be improved ?
thanks.

A:Inspiron 1520 compatible enough with windows 7 ?

According to Dell it doesn't appear that the Inspiron 1520 is compatible with Windows 7.

Microsoft? Windows? 7 Compatible Dell Systems - KB Article - 364750 | Dell

The usual reason for incompatibility is a lack of associated drivers, not enough processing power, insufficient RAM, or insufficient hard drive space. This article gives more information.

Microsoft Windows 7 Compatible Dell Systems and System Requirements | Dell

You could try using the Microsoft upgrade advisor to see exactly where your computer might be lacking (in right column, See If Your Computr Can Run windows 7.)

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

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Hello, my problem is that after 20-25 minutes of inactivity, my laptop freezes, when you what to go to a app the computer enters in a "not responding" mode, with that I need to press the Power botton and shut down the machine and start all again.

What could be the problem?

I contacted Dell, but the computer is out of warranty. They told me that could be the bios, but how knows

Regards
Martin
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1520 Problem

The current Bios is A09: http://support.dell.com/support/dow...typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=264345

But it may just be a power management issue, check these settings Start > Run > powercfg.cpl

Also here's all your updated drivers: http://support.dell.com/support/dow...SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1520&hidos=WLH&hidlang=en
 

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I got a laptop in my shop that has fallen victim to yet another spillage incident, this time it happens to be red wine (insert facepalm smiley here). The owner claimed to have spilled the beverage into the keyboard area. The computer supposedly worked after sitting for a day or so, which isn't really enough time imho, and now it won't power up at all--battery or aux power.

I took the laptop apart, right down to the motherboard and tested a few components. The RAM, HDD, optical drive and battery are all fine, but there was some sticky wine residue on some of the internals. I couldn't see and physical damage to the circuits but my guess is that it must have shorted out somewhere. I checked all of the connections for the power button and screen but i couldn't find any problems. None of the LEDs seem to work at all even when the computer is plugged in. The fan does not spin, and I hear no beeps or the usual boot sounds. It appears as if the machine is dead, but I was looking for some quick advice before I return it as such. Any ideas?
 

A:No power on Dell Inspiron 1520

Wash it upside down with distilled water only... and use a lot of it, then dry it upside down for seven days without the use of fans as they generate static electricity which is the real evil.

The drying wine sugar can act as a conductor.
 

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I have the PBDS dual layer dvd drive on my dell inspiron 1520 which I got from my phone company back in 2007, The system still works great even with windows 10, but the dvd drive no longer shows in the bios and is no longer detected.   I have to use a unbent paperclip to open the drive but it will not spin up....how do I get it to be discovered in bios?   I am also wondering about upgrades for this laptop besides a new hard drive, or power adapter or battery.  Is there anything available to be able to use bluetooth on this system.   it works better than an acer laptop I got when I went to school.  and any ideas on renewing the letters and numbers on the keyboard

A:dvd drive on Dell Inspiron 1520

Hi,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
I would recommend you to reseat the Optical Drive as it could be a connection issue. Please follow the instructions from page 54 of the service manual from the link below to reseat the optical drive:
http://dell.to/1UlUNzo
In case if the optical drive is still not detected, it could be faulty and needs to be replaced based on the system warranty. 
Unfortunately, there aren't much upgrade options available for this model apart from the one's already mentioned by you. 
The easiest way to get the bluetooth functionality on this system is to use a third party USB Bluetooth Adapter. I would recommend to check the system requirements to confirm the compatibility with your system. 
The letters on the keyboard usually fade away over a period of time with usage/wear & tear. Unfortunately, wear and tear issues are not covered under the warranty. The recommended action in this case would be to order and install a new keyboard. 

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Hi There
Can any one help with my problem.


I Have a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop, I have a problem it shuts down when i connect it to net using my M1(Vodafone-SG) Huawei E960 Terminal, as soon as i connect to internet, without showing any errors.


Advance Thanks For your valuable solution.

Shree...
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1520 Shuts Down

You may have to use a separate powered USB adapter to connect the M1(Vodafone-SG) Huawei E960 Terminal to the laptop
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop running Windows Vista. I was getting the occasional BSOD and decided to reformat the Hard drive back to Factory Image. I was hoping that this would end my BSOD problem, but it did not. While installing some windows updates, I received a BSOD. Below is some info that could help us solve this issue. Thanks for the help!

Dump File : Mini061410-01.dmp
Crash Time : 6/14/2010 9:45:08 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x0000110b
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xc48ee008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+cdb8d
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
 

A:BSOD with Dell Inspiron 1520

I ran Memtest to see if the memory was faulty, but that came back with no problems. I was going to run a hard drive test, but found out that Toshiba doesn't have their own test diagnostics. Any other ideas?
 

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I have an Inspiron 1520 laptop that I bought refurbished from Dell a couple of years ago. The cpu fan is not working at all. I just got a refurbished replacement fan from Dell and installed it, and it does not come on either. Is there possibly something else causing my fan not to come on besides a hardware issue?

A:Inspiron 1520 laptop cpu fan not working

If the fan does come on under diagnostics (F12 at powerup) but not under Windows, then it could be a software issue.  If the fan doesn't come on under diagnostics or Windows (both), and the fan is known good (spins freely by hand), then it's a mainboard problem.
 

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My inspiron 1520 LCD panel went black, the laptop boots (I think). Is there any tests that I can run that will tell me if its the display is shot or if the inverter or sommeting else is wrong?
 

A:Solved: Inspiron 1520 LCD Dead....Help

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Hi
I have a dell inspiron 1520 laptop with a screen problem
which is when I take my power supply out of the laptop the screen goes blank like when the inverter has gone but it works perfectly with the power supply but really dark without any ideas anyone
Cheers
kev
 

A:dell inspiron 1520 laptop

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I presently have a T5450 1.6 GHz Core2Duo Socket P CPU in a Inspiron 1520 laptop. I would like to upgrade to a faster CPU. What is the fastest CPU the 1520 will support?

A:fastest CPU for Inspiron 1520 laptop?

Hi Mikeh420
Thanks for writing to us. 
The model can take T9500,2.6,6MB . Its been tested by Dell and sure to work. 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

Regards

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I have an Inspiron 1520 that is giving 3 short beeps at boot up. I have googled it and not found any helpful information. The Dell site was not useful either. Any ideas what they may mean or where else I could look for an explaination?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:Inspiron 1520 beep codes

Beep Codes: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic95391.html

3 Short beeps: Ram Bad

Please run Memtest (7 Passes)
 

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Ive been workin with this laptop because my friend has been having some connectivity issues with it. It has been working perfect for me until i recently turned it on and and the screen is just blank. it makes all the start up sounds when windows has loaded and what not. But all i see is a black illuminated screen. The screen isnt blank like there is no signal, but i can see the back lights are illuminated just desktop image or anything. Any help would be very much appreciated.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1520 display problem

RESOLVED: I took the battery out and let the computer sit for about 30 minutes. plugged the battery back in fired it up and monitor is working. Not sure what the deal was, but this seemed to help.
 

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Hi

I have an Inspiron 1520 Laptop upon which the F2, 2, W, S and X Keys do not work.

I have replaced the keyboard with a brand new one and the same problem remains with the same keys.

Dell Diagnostics says no issue with Keyboard Controller and an External USB Keyboard works absolutely fine on all keys.

I have cleaned the cable and there was some black gunk on the contacts where the keyboard plugs into its connector but still those keys do not work.

I am stumped.

Any suggestions, guys?
 

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Having some issues with my Inspiron 1520... I had hooked it up to an external display via the S-Video output, went through the normal routine except this time the display did not show up on the TV. I had to restart the computer using the power button, but when it restarted the screen no longer shows up, just get a blank black screen. The Power and Numlock displays are lit up and I've tried connecting to the TV again as well as to a exernal monitor to no avail.

I've had a lot of problems with the video card prior to this and I've had it replaced once and unfortunately my warranty is expired. Just trying to figure out if this is a hardware issue or a problem with the external options. Any help is appreciated.

Running on Windows Vista with a 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT GPU.
 

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