Solved Dell XPS M1530 Booting and freezing problem

July 22, 2012 at 06:25:30
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Hi guys, just joined the forum because the issue I'm having is driving me crazy. I have a Dell XPS M1530 running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. The issue is when booting, the screen appears blank but if left for 5 mins then restarted it works. However recently after logging in, it freezes after 5 mins of use. I have already formated my drives and installed a clean copy of windows and even reseated my RAM chips. I have performed a disk check and a diagnostics, both of which came back clean. I would really appreciate your help as I have no back up computer, thank you.

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July 22, 2012 at 10:38:41
I was right to suspect a GPU failure, google Dell XPS M1530 gpu issues.
Watch this Youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHxL...
It's a temporary fix, better start for looking new board or new laptop.

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#1
July 22, 2012 at 08:14:29
Check the GPU temperature with AIDA64, i suspect GPU issue.

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#2
July 22, 2012 at 09:45:10
I can't even get it to turn on properly now, any other options?

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#3
July 22, 2012 at 10:08:22
Does it work well in safe mode?

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#4
July 22, 2012 at 10:13:53
Can't even get to that screen now. It used to work fine in normal mode but has deteriorated to this point after needing to be restarted more and more times.

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#5
July 22, 2012 at 10:38:41
✔ Best Answer
I was right to suspect a GPU failure, google Dell XPS M1530 gpu issues.
Watch this Youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHxL...
It's a temporary fix, better start for looking new board or new laptop.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#6
July 22, 2012 at 11:38:38
Have you tried calling Dell tech support? I think you may be out of warranty, but it doesn't hurt to ask them what the problem is...I've done that many times as a starting point...good luck

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#7
July 22, 2012 at 13:09:06
It is more likely a Ram problem, You Notebook only takes
667 MHz SODIMM DDR2
maximum 4gb
In order to take advantage of the dual channel bandwidth capability, both memory slots must be populated and must match in size.
Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Notebook.
http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

It is possible that you left the Notebook in sleep mode and the battery had gone flat therefore causing corruption of system files pre-loaded in sleep mode.


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#8
July 24, 2012 at 14:05:54
Thank you all for your responses, especially Kuwese as your solution actually worked. Apparently it's due to a set of faulty GPU's that Nvidia produced, the fault resulted with them not properly connecting to the motherboard because of cracks in the metal contacts. Therefore a blowtorch or other direct heat instrument melts the connections to reseal these cracks. It's only a temporary solution but at least it will keep my computer going until windows 8 and office 2012 are released. Thanks again Kuwese, really saved me a load of cash and stress on this one.

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#9
July 25, 2012 at 01:40:23
You are welcome.

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