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Win7 and Dell e1705 HELP

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August 27, 2009 5:09:37 PM

Im running on my e1705 xp but i wanted to upgrade to the win7... i downloaded a rtm oem and also a activator that you can find on youtube showing how to use it, but i was wondering how stable win7 is on this system? i hear it kills the gpu but idk i want to build a new rig but dont got the cash so cant afford my card to die cause it cost like $400 plus for a replacement..

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August 27, 2009 5:17:20 PM

I'm going to ignore the first part of your post and actually answer your question.

Windows 7 RC runs very well on several of my older machines, including two laptops from 2005. I don't know where you heard that it is going to cause your GPU to "die". An OS isn't going to totally fry your card because it is too graphically intense or something.
August 27, 2009 9:32:14 PM

if i get win7 on my e1705 can i upgrade to 4 gb of ram and it actually take advantage of it like vista 32 bit does? or does win7 run like 32 bit xp and only recognize 3.X gbs?
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August 27, 2009 9:51:52 PM

Vista 32-bit will not recognize 4GB, Vista 64-bit can recognize 4GB and much more than that. Same with both Windows 7 and Windows XP. 32-bit versions can recognize between 2.5 GB and 3.5GB. 64-bit versions can recognize much more than 4GB.
August 28, 2009 1:09:24 AM

got ya, ill just install the 64-bit and upgrade to 4gb, that should help me some extra fps since i cant oc my processor or gpu due to being a laptop.. shouldnt built me a rig :( 
September 12, 2009 4:59:50 PM

Running Windows 7 x64 on an e1705 does not allow you to access 4 GB of RAM. Windows 7 will only use 3.25 GB. I know this because I have an e1705 and I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on it with 4 GB of RAM. This is not a limitation of Windows 7, but of the e1705 hardware / BIOS. The BIOS shows 4 GB, but says only 3.25 is usable. The OS reports only 3.25 GB.

I do recommend upgrading to 4 GB though if you currently only have 2 GB. You can purchase 2 GB x2 RAM for the e1705 for about $25 USD. Even though you are only getting 1.25 GB extra, at those low prices it is worth it.
November 1, 2009 4:15:24 PM

rticles that would help. So far though I do like 7.
January 5, 2010 2:58:19 PM

dohmud said:
Running Windows 7 x64 on an e1705 does not allow you to access 4 GB of RAM. Windows 7 will only use 3.25 GB. I know this because I have an e1705 and I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on it with 4 GB of RAM. This is not a limitation of Windows 7, but of the e1705 hardware / BIOS. The BIOS shows 4 GB, but says only 3.25 is usable. The OS reports only 3.25 GB.

I do recommend upgrading to 4 GB though if you currently only have 2 GB. You can purchase 2 GB x2 RAM for the e1705 for about $25 USD. Even though you are only getting 1.25 GB extra, at those low prices it is worth it.


I also have an E1705 running Win7 x64 but cannot get the Bluetooth mouse to work. Win7 will not let me replace the driver, no matter what I do? Are you running a Bluetooth mouse?
January 12, 2010 12:23:06 AM

Just curious - are you sure that the max the Dell e1705 can take is 4G? Everthing Ive read says 2G is the max.

If you did get it to 4 (only sees 3.25 - but thats fine - if it sees it - im sure a bios update can fix it) can you tell me where you got it and the type?

Thanks
-Rob
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