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Clarification about multiple displays, resolutions & connectors for Precision M4800

Q: Clarification about multiple displays, resolutions & connectors for Precision M4800

Hello,
I have a Precision M4800 with the FHD screen & nVIDIA Quadrop K1100M GPU. I wanted to find out the definitive answer about how many displays (external + mobile) I can use simultaneously and at what resolution. I'm coming from a Precision M4600 where I was limited to 2 simultaneous displays and I thought I'd read in my research that this M4800 system can handle more.
Specifically, I have a Dell 3007WFP display which as I understand it can handle a max resolution of 2560x1600, but only if using an active DVI-D Dual Link video adapter with a DVI-D Dual Link cable - otherwise it's 1920x1200, which I understand is the native resolution for my laptop display on the M4800. Since the M4800 doesn't have a DVI connector, I'm instead researching getting either an active DVI-D Dual Link to DisplayPort cable or a DVI-D Dual Link to HDMI cable, which I'm hoping would allow me to display to the 3007WFP at its max resolution of 2560x1600. Can anyone confirm or deny this, and whether the HDMI or DisplayPort is advisable for this? An active adapter/cable is a pricier thing than a passive one so I want to make sure I'm barking up the right tree.
Once I get this situation resolved for the 3007WFP connecting to my M4800, I'd like to know if it's possible for me to connect a second external display, the Alienware AW2310, which has a max resolution of 1920x1080, and in order to display it at max resolution, which connector is advisable (given that I'll have one in use already for the 3007WFP).
Thirdly, I'd like to know if I can also have the laptop display active while I would have these two monitors going - so effectively having 3 displays at their max resolution simultaneously. If the laptop display wouldn't be available, I'd like to know if I need to disable it somehow, and how to do that.
Lastly, if I had the 3007WFP and the AW2310 connected simultaneously, would it be possible to have a 3rd external display (perhaps off the VGA connector) connecting simultaneously?
Thanks for a reply.

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A: Clarification about multiple displays, resolutions & connectors for Precision M4800

^bump^
Would really love to know...

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Hi all,

I have just set up an ultrawide monitor (3440x1440) as my primary display, and have a second (extended) display at 1920x1080. Obviously, due to the vastly different aspect ratios, using a shared slideshow isn't going to work, so is there any way at all I can use separate sets of images to create a slideshow for each screen?

Thanks!

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Hey guys, I'm on a workstation here at work, posting this because I dont know what else to do.

I have this computer, with a GeForce 6200 TurboCache gfx card in it. With two Samsung SyncMaster 931BW attached. One VGA, one DVI.

Earlier, this pc was running windows XP, and both displays were set to their native resolution of 1400 x 900. I deployed Windows 7 on it, and now I can't set both monitors. One is at 1400 x 900, the other defaults to 1024 x 768, AND they get swaped around on the multi display. The left gets put on the right, etc. If I try and select 1400 x 900, it flickers but no resolution change.

Yes I'm on the latest Nvidia driver for this brand of card. No I haven't tried another card yet because I can't find a spare. It was working in XP, and trying to get to the bottom of this is frustrating.

If you need more information, ask. I'm going to be here for 4 more hours.

Also, in case it's relevant - In the Nvidia control panel, under 'change resolutions' It correctly detects both sync masters. It's detecting the VGA one as 'VGA - PC display', but the DVI one as "composite - standard definition television"

Googling hasn't turned up any clues.

Thanks fellas

A:A unique issue - Multiple displays dont share resolutions

AGP. PCI or PCI-E? If it is AGP and depending on the age. it may take the XP AGP driver (part of the chipset) as on some the native Windows 7 AGP support isn't enough for an AGP video card and its drivers to work properly.

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I have a desktop set up with 2 displays, at the moment they are next to each other and i have an extended desktop.

I now want to clone or Duplicate these displays, i can do this but the resolutions have to be the same. One Display is 1600*1024 and the other is 1920*1080.

Is there any way i can have the same image on both screens, but with different resolutions? any third party software??

Charlie

A:Multiple Displays, Multiple Resolutions

Hello Charlie,

It shouldn't matter what the screen resolutions are on each monitor. I have one at 1920x1200 and one at 1280x1024 that I set to Duplicate these displays.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm having a bit of trouble trying to get two monitors, a small 1024x768 LCD, and a 46" 1920x1080 TV, to display the same wallpaper at different resolutions. My graphics card is older, a Nvidia Quadro FX 1700, but it is perfectly capable of driving both displays at the same time. It's a minor annoyance, but I'd like to get it working if it's possible. Thanks.

A:Multiple Resolutions on Multiple Displays

There is a free piece of software that allows you to use different wallpapers easily on two different displays so you could just use two different files at different resolutions even though it would be the same background.
Here is the link:
Dual Monitors: Use a Different Wallpaper on Each Desktop in Vista or XP :: the How-To Geek
This would be a quick fix. Hope this helps.

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To start off, the M4800 looked to be a great workstation. The best in its class in terms of processor, RAM, Graphics et al. I read a lot of reviews and everyone who reviewed it said it was the best in its class. So I decided to order one and the ordering process went mostly well. The guy who confirmed the order failed to mention the Dell Advantage Program to me and so I didn't qualify for the 5% Gift Promotion. This fact I found out on the final page of my order form. After hours of talking and being on hold with Customer Service to somehow let me be eligible for the 5% back promotion, the best solution I was suggested was to return the order and reorder the same thing again. So I decided to do that and called the resolution department who were very understanding about the situation and gave me the 5% back offer instead of me doing the entire ordering process all over again. The entire process of getting the laptop to me was a tad bit slow. The manufacturing process took over 10 days and due to the holiday season, it only arrived on January 4, although I had ordered it on December 18.
But the delivery wasn't in any way the main problem. The first thing I saw on the screen when I turned on the laptop said that the 180W AC adapter was not a compatible power supply for the laptop. It said that it wasn't the optimum adapter for the system although it would still work. Now I couldn't have changed the adapter even if I wanted to while ordering it... Read more

A:Precision M4800 disappointment

serious quality issues with M4800;s in our office.   ours are new in 2014 and obviously they haven't stabilized the problems...  charger issues, motherboards that die, black screen upon close/opening the lid, yada yada yada

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Does the Precision M4800 with AMD Firepro M5100 and Club 3D CAC-1070 DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter support [email protected]? Or is there another way to get this system to deliver [email protected] to displays?

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hi ..
Now workstation m4800 not available on the Dell site , but  still some stores selling new m4800 ( ebay , amazon .... ) ,  & after  i use INSPIRON 7520 R15 since 2013 , i plan to get one  new m4800  ... i want help by brief explanation in my 4 point .......
What are the specifications of building and materials ( structure ) ?
What are the specifications of keyboard ? dose it  fluid Resistant ?
Do m4800 have  the bending screen ( flex screen ) ?
How long is the battery used ?

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Hi everyone,
Now I have a Samsung 256GB SSD with Windows 10 and I would like to buy a mSata SSD.
Can I install Windows 7 to mSata SSD?

Thanks a lot!

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When my computer restarts the touchpad (that I keep turned off as I use a mouse) keeps turning itself back on. This is a recent problem in the past 4 months. Previously I could use the Fn F5 key and keep the touch pad off. Now the Fn F5 key no longer seems to control the touch pad and I have to go into the control panel every time my computer restarts. This is becoming a problem.
I am still on Windows 7- is this the cause?
Something else?
Please advise.

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Suddenly my Precision M4800 has no sound when any headphones/earbuds are plugged in.  To be clear the headphones all work, sound play correctly through the laptop speakers, and when headphones are plug the computer seems to recognize that something in plugged into the audio jack, there is merely no sound.  I have also tried updating the Realtek Drivers, as well as uninstalling and re-installing them; nothing has changed.

A:Precision M4800: No headphone sound

Okay, I actually managed to fix the problem myself with a system restore to before the last windows update, followed by re-installing the last windows update.

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Hello, I have a Dell Precision M4800, i7-4940MX that came with 8GB of Samsung memory.  I have installed a Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD in the SATA, and a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB in the mSATA slot.  I am running BIOS version A13.  I have disabled the Intel HD Graphics in the BIOS so it only uses the Nvidia Quadro K2100M.  Everything was working fine.
I wanted to upgrade to 32GB memory so I bought 2 Patriot Viper 2x8GB kit.  Model: PV316G160LC9SK.  Each SODIMM module is supposed to be 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 1.35V 9-9-9-24.
When I remove the Samsung memory and install the Patriot Viper memory in all 4 slots or just 2 slots, the computer doesn't boot and I receive the LED blink code "No memory modules are installed/detected"
However, if I leave the Samsung memory in two of the slots and at the same time install two of the Patriot memory in the other two slots, the computer will boot.  BIOS will show 24GB however it shows the speed of 1333 instead of 1600.  If I remove the Samsung memory, once again it will not boot with the Patriot memory alone. 
Why is the Patriot memory not recognized by itself and why can't I boot from it?
I looked at the Patriot Memory with the program CPU-Z. The timing tables shows JEDEC#3, JEDEC#4, JEDEC#5, XMP-1600.  All voltages say 1.35V
Why is there no memory settings or XMP setting in the BIOS?  Why would Dell offer me an unlocked ... Read more

A:Dell Precision M4800 Memory not detected.

Hi Zak00,
Thanks for posting in the Dell Community Forum.
Just wondered if you've had the chance to read this article?  There is some good information there about how to choose memory for the M4800.
Regards,Robert

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After a19 bios update, if laptop is powered down and then powered up without disconnecting the power supply, the 4 cores exhibit high use, speed, and temp even in idle and do not reduce over time.  If the power supply is disconnected for at least 45 seconds prior to startup and then connected, laptop powers up to normal idle of 798mhz core speed and 42C-ish cores temp with little core load.  Have repeated this behavior 20 times. 
Precision m4800 I7-4800MQ cpu, 16gigs memory, 64bit Win7 Pro, Mushkin Reactor 1 TB SSD. No overclocking

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Hi, I am a bit frustrating because I install a clear win 10 64bit pro in my precision and now I dont have the maxx audio , the control panel is gone. 
I installed a couple of driver from the driver suppport dell website and nothing happend. In fact I unistall using administrator is the tag  sound, game.. I remove the realtek driver and intalled another one.. always the same.. in fact reboot for a lot of time.. 
Any one have this problems__
thanks in advance

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Hi,

I have a Dell Precision M4800 with Windows 10 operating system.
I got many times, random bleu screen with bcmwl63a.sys problemcode (System_Thread_Exception_Not_handled)
Could you help me what is the solution?

THANKS!

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When I charge my laptop it works very slow, fps in games 10-25. Now I`m doing Dell video tests the temperature of video processor is 40 C, fps when charger plugged in is 32, battery use fps is 100..  
When I use battery energy it works super fast and fps 100 and more.

Please help me!

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I have a real stumper.  The power button does not function.  Will not turn on the laptop. I set the bios to power on with A/C, so I can get it to power on by unplugging and replugging the power cord.    When Window has power switch set  to sleep or to shut down -- it does not.  Holding the power switch down will not shutdown the laptop. 
I installed the latest bios from the support pages.  I replaced the CMOS battery.  I replaced the power switch. While I had it opened up I checked for loose connections, debris, dirt, etc.   At least to the point I had access (I did not open beyond removing the palm rest to get to the power switch).
Everything else on the laptop seems to work just fine.  Not sure what to do next with this.  Sad part is this started about 4 weeks after the Dell service expired. 

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Hello reader/support,
I'm a proud user of an M4800, but the constant fan noise bothers me a lot. I ordered it wit win7 but almost directly switched to win 8.1.
What I already discovered:  In the event viewer I experienced a lot of MSI error events (every 11 seconds) .
 Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceOperationEvent WITHIN 10 WHERE (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_ExternalEthernetPort') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_VmLANEndpoint') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_SyntheticEthernetPort') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_ComputerSystem') OR (TargetInstance ISA 'Msvm_VLANEndpointSettingData')" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/virtualization" because of error 0x80041010. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
If I stop the Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service these events stop, but I wonder if the performance of network devices is not affected negatively:
The Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service actively monitors changes to the system and updates affected network devices to keep them running in optimal condition.  Stopping this service may negatively affect the performance of the network devices on the system.
Nevertheless after this action CPU usage has dropped, but still too much fan noise while the system does nothing ;o(
I contacted support and they adviced me to reinstall with win7, but that is no option for me for the moment.
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A:M4800 Precision - Fan noise without substantial load

Hi,

I have the same problem. m4800 with win8.1 (needed to support the qhd screen). The fan is always on. Even if I just start the computer, no programs running, energy settings are on "Quiet". CPU load is 1-2 %, CPU temp around 35 degrees C.
I have BIOS vA06.

It is very annoying to work with this constant background noise level, are there any suggestions or should I send this noise-machine straight back to dell ?

S.

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Sometime last week I tried to use my Bluetooth headset with my Dell M4800, which had been working prior to last week.  For whatever reason the headset would show in the device list, but the headset and laptop would not connect.  I did some digging and found out that the Bluetooth services will no longer start.  This includes Bluetooth Device Monitor, Bluetooth Media Service, and Bluetooth OBEX Service.  The start service eventually reports error 1053 for all of the mentioned services.
I tried to update the driver software thinking this would fix the problem.  I downloaded the latest Intel driver (Network_Driver_G8TGC_WN32_19.0.1601.584_A11) from the Dell driver update page.  When I try to install the Driver, it gets about halfway through and reports an error - "There is a problem with the Windows Installer package.  A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected.  Contact your support personnel or package vendor."  At this point, the driver install rolls back and ends.  If I try to uninstall the old driver I get the same error.
I suspect that maybe a Windows Update caused this problem, but I cannot say for sure.  I did apply some updates last week, but I don't have a clear timeline when Bluetooth quit working because I don't use it every day.

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Hi all Precision M4800 owners,
I'm looking for anyone who can share their experience with hooking this machine up to a TV over HDMI: are you able to transmit audio?
I have an issue with mine where the system does not recognize that it is connected to an audio-capable device over HDMI (screenshot is with a device attached and displaying):

I've gone through the Dell drivers, drivers from Nvidia's site, A13 and A14 BIOSes and everything in the HDMI Audio FAQ that looked remotely relevant, as well as a discussion with Dell email support and got nowhere.  After some time, I got a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and now I have audio through the DP so the core problem has been worked around.  With the DP adapter, Port 0 shows as connected and lists the TV.  The problem, I believe, lies with the ports being treated as something they aren't:

The laptop has one DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA and the internal display, it doesn't have a second DisplayPort nor DVI output.  The TV on HDMI seems to be treated as DVI, which doesn't support audio, so I guess it never seems to try sending it.
I'd like to get some corroborating evidence for a case to update the BIOS (where I think the problem lies, at least) so that I can use my HDMI port as an HDMI port. The most important data will be from anyone else using one of these machines that was made with the QHD (3840x2160) display, not the FHD (1920x1080) one.  The QHD display uses the Nvidia chip for ever... Read more

A:Precision M4800 HDMI no audio - share your experience

I have exactly the same issue. Did you find a solution apart from using the DP adapter?

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Hello,
a question about the second mPCIe slot (half size). The M4800 have 3 mPCIe slots, 1 full size is used by a mSATA SSD or a WWAN device,  1 half size slot is used by the WLAN (BT) device. At this both slots are also the needed antenna devices. But ther is a second half size slot without antennas, and without the posibility to use a mSATA device. Which device can I add there?I have a WWAN and WLAN/BT device and can not add a mSATA.
Regards

A:Precision M4800 sec. mPCIe slot half size

I guess post is dead?Maybe my answer will help someone else in future.Well IMHO this slot is for Dell Data Encryption Accelerator Card.For hardware data encryption / decryption.But I don't know for sure and recently posted my own question.Some information can be found here

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Hi all,
I'm trying to get the 2  2K monitors working with the precision M4800.
Monitor 1 (M1) is connected via the display port cable & Monitor 2 (M2) is connected via the the dvi-d dual link cable.
Precision 4800  is docked with Dell E-Port replicator.
Precision M4800 has the following Display Adapters - Intel HD 4600 & nVidia Quadro K1100M
M1 shows 2560x1600, but the max resolution on M2 is 1920x1080.
How do I get both monitors to run at 2K resolutions?
This KB article describes the multiple monitor setup options, but it does not list the max resolutions supported for each option.
any help is appreciated.
thanks!

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About two years ago I purchased a Precision M4800 laptop and up until a week ago its LCD monitor has been fine.  However, since then a small cluster of darkened pixels has appeared at the center of the screen.  They are however, neither dead nor stuck pixels, as they change color depending on the background, appearing grey against white, dark blue against blue etc.  Just to be certain i ran monitor test, sure enough the discoloration remained with each solid color background, appearing as a darkened pixelated smudge.  To be clear this is not a scratch or stain, as when i look at the cluster close up i can clearly see tiny darkened squares.  Also the discoloration is not uniform, some pixels are much darker than others, but all change color depending on the background.  Does anyone have idea what this is?

A:Precision M4800 laptop, Darkened (yet not dead) pixels

I'm bumping your post to the first page, hopefully someone help you with the problem.....

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My new Precision m4800 runs about 1 tenth the speed of similar notebooks we have.  Novabench gave it a score of 330 but a similar laptop I have scored 1050.  This looks like a bus issue. 
Everything that requires memory transfer is about 10 percent the speed of a similar laptop.
I used NovaBench to test how my new m4800 is 1 tenth the speed of my older Toshiba laptop.  My m4800 is a faster clock and more memory but still really really slow.
I have all the latest drivers form the Dell website installed
I think it is a bus driver memory driver thing.  Files copied to the same hard drive work at about 300 mb a second.  All other CPU, memory, and file transfer operations are 1 tenth the speed as measured by NovaBench   I also have the latest bios installed 

SOLVED The power supply to my docking station was not the right amperage for this laptop. This put the memory in slow mode .
The power supply was from my previous laptop but I kept the same docking station. With a newer power supply 9 AMPS the problem went away immediately.

TRY THIS Run on battery and see if your laptop gets faster all of a sudden. Reboot to see the results.

A:Precision m4800 very slow compared to similar laptop

SOLVED

The power supply to my docking station was not the right amperage for this laptop. This put the memory in slow mode. The power supply was from my previous laptop but I kept the same docking station. With a newer power supply 9 AMPS the problem went away immediately. TRY THIS Run on battery and see if your laptop gets faster all of a sudden. Reboot to see the results.

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i Bought a  dell precision m4800 it came it windows 8 i updated it and now my wifi switch is not working it does'nt turmn off and now i can't turn the bluetooth on as well, it says that you need to turn on the wireless hardware but it is already on

A:Wifi switch not working Dell Precision M4800

Hi Shayashkar,

Have you checked first of all that the wireless switch is enabled on the right hand side? Also go in to the BIOS (F2 on startup) and check that the Wireless Switch is set to "ALL" and the Wireless Device Enable is set to "ALL"
If it is still not turning on, I'd suggest updating the Wireless Driver. Follow this link [View:] 
and choose Network and download the latest driver for your WLAN card. If you know the Service Tag enter that and it will list the drivers for your particular configuration. Let me know if the issue is resolved or if you are still having issues.

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At this moment I live and work in Ukraine.In this country I cant find any official DELL representative.So I decided to ask here.Two weeks ago I've purchased used (but in very good condition) Precision M4800.And now I have 2 questions about upgrade of my laptop.1. Can anyone give me a list of supported WWAN modules? Real experience is appreciated! I know about Sierra MC7355, but I think $250 is too much for official and original but outdated WWAN module.
2. I've discovered that my laptop support hardware data encryption. Can I purchase Dell Data Encryption Accelerator Card to enable this option in my laptop? I need hardware encryption / decryption.Any advice will be appreciated.Thank you!

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Hi!
I got my Precision M4800 and I'm really about it.
But! I dislike the touchpad for one reason : No option to enable one-finger scroll. I'm kinda "old school" with touchpad and I don't like using my the two-fingers scroll and all the "fancy " features and the touchpad software don't have this specific feature.I tried the old driver version (7.0), but it's not compatible with Windows 8.1.
I can see a lot of values in the regedit ( HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alps and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alps ) but I don't know which one it can be,
Do you know if a generic ALPS drivers exist? Do you have a solution for this issue?
Thanks!

A:Enable one-finger scroll on Precision M4800 (ALPS touchpad)

Run the DellTPad.exe file in C:\Program Files\DellTPad.  This will give you an older interface which includes the one-finger scroll. 

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Lately, my Precision M4800 laptop (service tag:<Service tag removed>), has been suddenly, and unprompted, been shutting down if I move it, like say picking it up a few inches off the table.  A similar problem happens if the Laptop is bumped or moved slightly, such as if my elbow bumps into it, or a turn or push it a inch or so too quickly, the screen will freeze up, with a bunch of randomly blinking rectangular tears appearing all over the screen, not to mention that it crashes at the same time.  Otherwise the Laptop runs like normal, I notice no performance issues or overheating, just that it has become extremely motion sensitive, so that, unless it is on a perfectly flat and stable surface, there is a good chance, even just on my lap, the a small motion will cause it to crash.  The Laptop is still under Warranty.

A:Precision M4800 laptop: sudden shutdowns and freezes upon movement.

I'm having the same issue on a Latitude E7450.  Updated all drivers, ran all diagnostics.  No failures.  I'm thinking there has to be a cable not seated properly or something not connected as it should be.

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Hi all!!!

This is my first post here, it is a good thing I found you because the Web is very useful Thanks!!!

I have installed Vista Business in a HTPC that I have in my living room.
It has a Nvidia 8800 Ultra graphic card.

I have two displays:
1.- Full HD LCD at 1920x1080
2.- Touch screen in my PC Chasis with a resolution up to 1600 x 1024

The second display is very useful because sometimes I do not want to use neither the LCD nor the mouse+keyboard while I have a party or something else going on at my place xDDD

The (main) problem that I have is in the touch screen because the image displayed doesn't match the touch-screen functionality.

I would like to have different resolutions in both displays, but I can not configure them. I use the Nvidia Control Panel and I set the config to two displays in CLONE MODE, but changes made in resolution in one display affect the other display.

Now I have both displays in 1280x1024, the LCD doesn't look as well as in 1920x1080. The touch-screen display doesn't look good either and, as I just said the image displayed doesn't match the touch-screen functionality.

Is it possible to configure my PC to have 1920x1080 in the LCD and 1600x1024 in the touch-screen display? If so, How?!?!?!?!?

If it is not possible? What would you recommend me doing to my PC config?

Thank you very much,
[email protected]

A:Two displays - different resolutions

I'm not to sure about Nvidia but you should be setting your resolution under windows. If you right click and go to properties then then select display settings. there you should have a drop down list of each monitor and you can adjust each monitor independantly... Hope this helps.



How is the full 1080p tv? I am planning on getting one in a few months and may run a similar set up. (without the touch screen tho) ;-)

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Hi ,
I had just bought a brand new dell precision m4800 laptop with the following specifications:

Smartcard Reader Base (Non FIPS) for HD/FHD/UHD Panel
1 Intel Core i7-4810MQ Processor (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 6MB 47W, w/HD Graphics 4600)
Energy Star, M4800
1 15.6 inch UltraSharp IGZO UHD (3840x2160) 100% Color Gamut LED-backlit with Premium Panel
32GB (4x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3L
1 256GB Solid State Drive Full Mini Card
1 2nd 1TB 2.5 inch SATA (7200 Rpm) Hard Drive, OptiPlex
1 No Extra Internal Hard Drives(Media Bay)
AMD FirePro M5100 w/2GB GDDR5
1 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.0 LE Half Mini Card
1 Intel Wireless 7260 Driver 
Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard
1 Windows(R) 8.1 Pro (64Bit) English 
9-cell (97Wh) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge 

Well the problem is that I keep running into random freezes/hangs for a short span of time while doing any process on this machine. This is severely interfering with my productivity and workflow.
Looking forward for all the support that I can get.

A:DELL precision m4800 freezes/hangs randomly for 5secs or so and recovers.

Hi Carrac1234,
Thanks for the post! Sounds like you could be experiencing the IRST/Management issues outlined in this article:
 
Precision Mobile Workstation M4800 or M6800 may intermittently lockup
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN291984/EN/
 
I’d suggest running through the troubleshooting outlined in the above article first but if the problem persists, check out the more comprehensive troubleshooting options here: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN265689/EN
 
Thanks,

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I recently bought a Dell Precision M4800 mobile workstation with a Nvidia Quadro K2100 GPU.
I am having issues on video playback - flickering and other lined artefacts towards the top of the display. This occurs during panned shots, rapidly changing images, etc. but this is supposed to be a super graphics card so there should be no problems.
I have tried playout on other monitors/projectors, all with same result. I thought at first there was an issue with the rendering of the video files I had produced from Avid Media Composer but I see the same artefacts on DVD playout and on video from Vimeo/Youtube.
Response from Dell ProSupport has been a little slow (they tell my I "only have basic support") so I'm posting the issue here in case anyone has had similar issues or knows a solution.
My guess is that the GPU is faulty, or perhaps the drivers (though I have checked if these are up to date, and they are).

A:Dell Precision M4800 Quadro K2100 graphics display problem

Ok. I experimented with different resolutions, particularly the native resolution for the laptop monitor of 3200x1800 (I had it a t 1920x1080 so that I am able to read text - Windows hasn't resolved the scaling issue for these new hi res monitors)... Still the same artefacts during playback, although DVD playback on the Laptop monitor was improved.

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Hello,
I have a problem with audio output jack on the E-Port docking station with Precision M4800 using Windows 10.
I have an external speaker connected to E-Port, and when I boot Windows, everything works fine, sound plays through the external speaker. When I disconnect it, sound start to play through the laptop speakers, just as it should. But when I reconnect the external speaker back to E-Port, sound is still playing using the laptop speakers, and the whole Windows Audio system hangs. For example, when I click the Sound icon in system tray, the sound volume popup shows, but I can't change the volume there - the slider just doesn't move. I also can't open the Playback devices window, I can't start any other applications that play sound. If during this time I try to disable the Realtek audio device in Device Manager, the window just hangs and that's it. If I try to reboot the machine, it won't - it just hangs with a black screen (I tried to wait for it for at least 10 minutes).
It also often happens after docking or undocking the laptop.
This problem is reproducible on Windows 10 (build 1511, 1607 or 1703) and the latest Realtek audio driver for M4800 (A12).
I also checked this scenario in Windows 7 - everything works fine there using the same driver version, so the problem is observable only in Windows 10.

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Mostly this is looking for feedback from other users, and to allow Dell to see there is a problem if others have the same issues.
Just a little note about this computer :

It was purchased with a FirePro 5100m, which had all sorts of lag, issues, and perpetually broken drivers (such as ones from dell failed to allow you to set global power profiles and so on)
hinges were poping/creaking from day one the first time I opened the lid. GPU and CPU fans scraped from day one. Hinges have been replaced 2x in 2 years now. GPU/CPU fans have been replaced once as well.

the hinge thing really bothers me as the replacement set from last time is popping again, and I use the laptop docked most of the time. Id say I open the lid at most 2x a week. Dell claims there is no issue, and put out a PSA post about it that they don't cover it, indicating to me they know there is an issue. But since they switched from spring loaded barrel hinges to these *** pressed together friction sleeves they have had wobble, binding, and are just <cheap> junk I don't expect in my thousand dollar + workstation laptop.
after fighting it for nearly a year I was sent a replacement FirePro 5100m, which did the same things. A Quadro k2100m was also dispatched at the time because I was afraid it was an AMD card based issue due to the number of posts here about it.
This Quadro Card did not receive any driver updates for about 2 years, putting it well behind in some cad software, and because i do play ga... Read more

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For Precision 5510 DELL laptop, I have built in HDMI, I have connected DELL 4K monitor which supports 4K/60Hz.
But I am not able to get 4K/60Hz when I connect directly (with no adapter .. just one external 4K monitor)
I would like to know the specs for the 5510 built in HDMI port for 4K resolution

A:Precision 5510, HDMI out resolutions?

The Precision 5510 has an HDMI 1.4 port. Other users are reporting 1920x1080 60Hz or 2560x1440 29Hz. Which specific Dell monitor model? In the laptop Control Panel- Display- Screen Resolution, what resolutions can you get at 60Hz? What resolutions can you get if you lower the Hz to 50, 40, 29, etc. ?

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I just got a new work laptop Precision M4800 and it has the FirePro M5100 4k video card. I am having issues with it where it stops refreshing. The reason I know this is the problem is because if I run 2 DP monitors + laptop screen, my mouse cursor will freeze on the laptop screen and if I keep moving the mouse left I now have a mouse cursor that is moving and then the one on the laptop screen is frozen and then it vanishes. I tried multiple drivers from Dell and AMD and still having the same issue. Not sure what else I could try. If I run the laptop standalone without any other monitors it just looks like the mouse/keyboard stop working and then all of the sudden it starts working.

SPECS:
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i7 4800MQ @ 2.70GHz 41 °C Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM 32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 771MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard Dell Inc. 25 °C
Graphics Standard Monitor ([email protected]) Standard Monitor ([email protected]) Standard Monitor ([email protected]) 2048MB ATI AMD FirePro M5100 FireGL V (Dell) 49 °C
Storage 465GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB (SSD) 40 °C 465GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB mSATA (SSD) 36 °C 100MB ASMT109x - Config SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA))
Optical Drives HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GS40N
Audio AMD High Definition Audio Device

A:Dell Precision M4800 laptop screen stops refreshing randomly - FirePro M5100 - Win10

Any ideas?

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Precision Workstation 530

Internal Drives
Floppy
DVD-Rom Drive
CD-RW Drive
Internal Zip 250
80GB HDD

120GB (I am adding this HDD)

I bought another HDD for storage purposes and I have a little dilemma because there is a plastic divider inside the box that seperates the PCI slots and the HDD's so I cannot connect the cables from the PCI card to the HDD connectors.

The problem lies in the fact that I have so many internal devices that use up all the cable connectors. The primary IDE cables are set up from the factory to plug into the Primary HDD (Master plug) and the secondary connector is plugged into the internal ZIP drive.

Let me try to graphically show the connections:

Factory setup as follows:
Primary IDE Slot (on Motherboard) --> Primary HDD (Master connector on ribbon cable) --> Zip Drive (Slave connector on ribbon cable)

What I want to do:

Ultra ATA PCI controller card --> Primary HDD (Master Connector on ribbon cable) -->New 2nd HDD (Slave connector on ribbon cable)

Primary IDE Slot (on Motherboard) --> Zip Drive (using Master connector on ribbon cable)

There is that plastic divider that, I think, is meant for the front fan's efficiency so when the case is closed, the divider literally creates another compartment inside the case. Therefore, I cannot connect a ribbon cable from a PCI card to the HDD's that is on the other side of the divider.

The guy at CompUSA said that I cannot get a ribbon cable that has 3 connectors. That woul... Read more

A:Dell Precision Workstation 530 - 2nd HDD - not enough connectors

Suggestion: Get a USB or Firewire enclosure and set the new hard drive up external.
 

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Hello,
I'm glad that the Windows 10 drivers for Dell Precision M4800 have been out. Unfortunately when executing different installer files, I've always got "The update installer operation is unsuccessful". Below is an example of the log files.
Any ideas please?
Thank you in advance!

[08/02/15 19:24:29] Update Package Execution Started[08/02/15 19:24:29] Original command line: "D:\Software\drivers\Windows 10\Video_Driver_DC3V0_WN32_15.200.1045_A00.EXE" [08/02/15 19:24:29] DUP Framework EXE Version: 3.3.1.70[08/02/15 19:24:29] DUP Release: DC3V0A00[08/02/15 19:24:29] Intializing framework...[08/02/15 19:24:29] logo.png[08/02/15 19:24:33] User Command: attended[08/02/15 19:24:33] DUP Capabilities Value: 39845887 (0x25FFFFF)[08/02/15 19:24:33] DUP Vendor Software Version: 15.200.1045[08/02/15 19:24:33] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Local System OS Version: 10.0.0.0[08/02/15 19:24:34] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Local System OS Language: EN[08/02/15 19:24:34] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\VIDEO_~1.104\miniunz.exe[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-arguments: -x D:\Software\drivers\Windows 10\VIDEO_~1.EXE -o -d C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\VIDEO_~1.104[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-GetExitCode: 1[08/02/15 19:24:34] Identified Behavior : attended[08/02/15 19:24:34] Temporary payload log file name: C:\Pro... Read more

A:"The update installer operation is unsuccessful" - Windows 10 on Precision M4800

I'm having the same issue when trying to install a Video Driver on OptiPlex 9020:

[11/15/15 11:31:43] Update Package Execution Started[11/15/15 11:31:43] Original command line: "J:\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16.EXE" [11/15/15 11:31:43] DUP Framework EXE Version: 3.3.0.66[11/15/15 11:31:43] DUP Release: GXPVYA16[11/15/15 11:31:43] Intializing framework...[11/15/15 11:31:43] logo.png[11/15/15 11:31:44] User Command: attended[11/15/15 11:31:44] DUP Capabilities Value: 8388607 (0x7FFFFF)[11/15/15 11:31:44] DUP Vendor Software Version: 10.18.14.4170[11/15/15 11:31:45] System ID: 05A4[11/15/15 11:31:45] System model description: OptiPlex 9020[11/15/15 11:31:45] Match found: 9020 (05A4)[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[11/15/15 11:31:45] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System OS Language: EN[11/15/15 11:31:45] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:46] Identified Behavior : attended[11/15/15 11:31:46] Temporary payload log file name: C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16\DUP8CF9.tmp[11/15/15 11:31:46] Translated Command Line : setup.exe /report "C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16\DUP8CF9.tmp"[11/15/15 11:31:46] Path : C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16[11/15/15 11:31:46] Identified Behavior : attended[11... Read more

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I recently puchased a new M4800 with an i7 quad, and a Firepro m5100 GPU. So far i have been rather satisfied with the purchase as it does everything i need it to do. However there are some quirks that are preventing it from being 100% :
When I run the descrete only card, the windows 7 log in has lag such that unless i move the cursor the screen does not update : you can type things in and no ****** symbols display in the password box. If you move the mouse constantly when you type the ***** does display in real time ? its a really odd sort of lag i have never experianced before in my life.
This does not happen with the integrated card. HOWEVER, the computer will not dynamically switch between the Intel and the AMD gpu (amd Enduro/ power express) as advirtized. When running in switchable graphics mode the global settings dropdowns are 100% blank in the CCC panel.
If you set it manually per application basis : it either does one of two things :
1) most games seem to launch fine, though monitoring it with RTSS indicates its running on the intel HD GPU, and the performance decreases substantially in reflection of this...
or 2) launching professional software like Cheif Archetect x6, or SolidWorks2014 causes the display to hang, fans to cut off and the computer wont do anything till a hard reboot via the power button.
*I have dissabled the inegrated GPU in bios and only run the AMD card as a work around. Is there a fix for this other than to ignore the Intel card ? Googling ... Read more

A:Precision M4800 : Input lag at log in, Switchable graphics not functioning, GPU fan "chirping" when it starts up.

My personal experience was a long and trying one.  First they sent a tech to replace the graphics card with another Firepro.  Did not make a difference.  Then they had tech replace motherboard.  No difference.  So I insisted on a new m4800 with the nVidia processor.  That's how I got mine.  BUT, I would think if you pushed, maybe they could send a tech to switch out your graphics card.  Or at least send you a different model (for which you will obviously need a different driver) and then you could install or take to a repair tech.
For what it's worth, Dell knows they have an issue with this hardware configuration and I was told they had elevated the issue to their senior engineers.

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Hi there...
had a crash a few weeks ago and  MS support assisted me to get W10 back running from my W7 restore.
Everything been working fine till yesterday. I don't know what happened or what got installed but multiple phantom Generic Non-PNP monitors keep showing up in the Device manager and show up on the DISPLAY SETTINGS page. I also am unable to EXTEND 1 to 2 only allows me to DUPLICATE. If I switch to EXTEND it seems to go there but then will automatically switch back.
I've tried to delete the phantoms from the device manager but still show up.
I've remove both the Intel and NVidia software/drivers and rebooted.
When I did that, the LCD Panel came up as VGA, which I would expect. I then installed the latest Intel driver and the phantoms showed back up again.
I've seen this before but don't remember how to get rid of it.
If someone can point me in the right direction, I would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks leon

A:M4800 getting multiple phantom monitors

ok i was able to get EXTEND to work...seems like our cats walked on the display and locked it in a weir dmode use FN F8 to fix that but the phantom displays I still need to get rid of :-(
monitors 3,4,5,6 are the phantoms

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Problem: Blue Screeen BSOD while running torrents computer will shut off repeatedly after 10 minutes while torrents are running. Very fustrating and this is a new install so im thinking of just going back to Win7 if anything.  Have tried multiple drivers. and little things on other forums.  I think the stock driver im useing now is working the longest. System: M4800 i7-M4800MQ 32GB K2100MBIOS:A18 Windows 10 Pro 64X All Current Drivers Except Network CardDell 1550 2x2  Broadcom DEV_43B1 / Dell 1550 2x2 BT 4.0BSOD Errors:BCMWL63A.SYSMemory ManagementSystem_thread_exception_not_handeled BCMWL63a.sysAlong with others errors but these are the most prominent.Tried:SFC /Scannow Multiple passes ( reported errors wont fix all)logs refer to file ownership errors?DISM No ErrorsMemtest 3 passes shows 0 ErrorsTried All 4 Wireless Drives from DellA00 5/14/2015A01 7/7/2015 7.35.290.0A02 9/30/2015A03 12/1/2015Roll Back Driver 6/30/2013 6.30.223.256

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I can't find the specs on the supplementary power connectors in Precision T5810 workstations. The only online resource that confirms that there are supplementary power connectors available on a T5810 to power video cards is http://www.kapit.or.kr/conference/2015/k3-2.pdf ...

see slide 5 - "New! Enabling consumer graphics cards with supplementary power connectors on top"
on slide 9 - "Up to 300W professional graphics"

I want to use a NVIDIA GTX Titan X card. The card specs state the following (see http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-titan-x/specifications):

Graphics card power: 250W
Minimum system power requirement: 600W
Supplementary power connectors: 6-pin + 8-pin

I am assuming the 685W power supply available on the Precision T5810 has enough juice to power this NVIDIA card.
Could someone please confirm whether a 6-pin and an 8-pin supplementary power connectors are available on a T5810?

A:Supplementary Power Connectors in Precision T5810 - for NVIDIA GTX Titan X video card

The way many vendors handle this is to have a 2 X 6 pin to 8 pin connector and then need 1 more.
Aka 75W X 3 = 225W + 75W from the x16 slot = 300W
If the supply has 4 6 pin connectors then you are fine.
If it only has 2 then the supply is too small.
The standard power supply is only 685W.
 

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Hello,
I have a Precision M6700 (GQ12BW1) which is connected to Dell E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator. I have connected two external displays to it (Dell U2412Mb) via display port cable and laptop screen is also active.
Problem is that one of my displays flickers when I put something on fullscreen on it (e.g excel, picture etc). Not always but frequently enought to disturb.
I have updated BIOS and graphics driver to latest that dell support page offers. Also changed DP cables.
What else can I do to resolve this issue?

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Hi,
I have a Dell Precision 7510 (Intel HD Graphics 530 & NVIDIA Quadro M2000M). I want to drive 3 external displays (Dell U2715H) off of this machine. What are my options? I have the E-Series Port Replicator, is it doable with that?
Thanks,Sean

A:Precision 7510 with 3x Dell U2715H displays

Yes, it will be doable. You might have to mix and match using both the dock and system (depending on the exact dock series), but it looks like if you use ports on the system you can technically get this setup as long as the switchable graphics are enabled (and it should be). Here is also a link discussing this. I got the info above from internal sources, but you also might see this on the sales/support site. Best regards,Brad 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 Update with an NVidia 660TI with two DVI monitors at 1920x1200 and a 1080p TV from the HDMI output. I'm having trouble with the 1080p TV in that when I drag an application (Store or Win32) onto the screen, the top and bottom is truncated when I maximise it. For example, if I drag Windows Media Player over to the TV and maximise it, the play, forward and rewind buttons when visible are cut in half at the bottom of the screen.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

A:Multiple Desktop Resolutions

Your TV is likely only showing 1920x1080 so the image is cropped. I believe all devices need to be set to the same max resolution of 1920x1080.

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Hi,
I have a brand-new HDCP supporting monitor (native resolution 1920 x 1080,) on which I play the latest blu ray movies from the computers built-in blu ray drive, and a 9 year old flat screen non-HD plasma TV (on which I watch You Tube, BBC iPlayer and 4OD, streamed from the PC via a VGA cable,) both connected to my GT610 NVidia graphics card.
It seems I can only get them at the same resolution.
My desktop does however have it's own on board graphics processor.
Is it possible to run these two devices at different resolutions? (Since the ancient flat screen can only handle resolutions up to 1600 x 1200.)

A:Multiple monitors/screens-how to get different resolutions

Hello Zobadd,

Double check to make sure that you have your displays set to be "extended" instead of "duplicate". Afterwards, you should be able to set a separate screen resolution per display.

Screen Resolution - Set for Displays in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi All,

In using XP Pro, I was trying to set-up the following on my unit:

As I do most of my work in 640 x 480 here, I wanted to set up a user
to use this resolution, For certain games, i.e., MS Flight Simulator, I like
to use 1024 x 768.

I am attempting to create two separate users (one w/640x480, the other w/1024x768),
XP Pro seems to set both users to the same resolution. The main reason
to attempt this is to avoid what I do currently in 98SE, which is switch resolutions
for the games.

I have attempted this using both administrator-type accts, as well as limited user accts
to no avail.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Mike
 

A:Different graphics resolutions for multiple users in XP Pro

According to this article, you can't save user resolutions by design.

I have found two free utilities that try to get around this. I haven't tried them, but the first one sounds the best.

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/sto41/en/My Tools/XPKeepPerUserDisplaySettings.htm

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_userdisplay.htm

Hope this helps.
 

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