I just got the m6600 dell laptop. Unboxed and starting to install SW.
Q is does anyone have this monster and what's the best setup for optimal SW preformance?
I have the m4600 w/ quadro. Had the following issues:
1. Quadro graphics were not recognized as configured from the factory - had to go into setup and "turn it on"
2. Symantec Endpoint "teefer2.sys" process caused system crashes - had to switch AV programs
3. Found installation of secondary memroy (upgrade from 4GB to 16GB required use of secondary memory) to be stress inducing, as it required removal of the keyboard bezel which is a very thin plastic piece that snaps on in numerous places. Use a _very_ thin stylus and go slowly.
4. Turning off Aero produces no change in the Windows system performace rating, so I've left it on, but I'm not a Windows person, so can't speak to tuning performance beyond that.
For what it's worth...
Found out about the quadro thing when i did the first big set of windows update. gfx went to 800x600 and couldn't see any nvidia option. panic'd cause it's been a few years since i had a pc..did a dell restore and when it rebooted i thought to go into bios.saw that Quadro was unticked..smaked forehead and continued.
Got 8G RAM and seems to be running a large assembly just fine in lightweight.
I talked to the SW account tech guy and he started talking about static page file and size, also he recommended (and i did) download the Nvidia gfx driver from the SW site. The Nvidia site driver is geared more towards gaming . will call tech support today for a preferred setup, and I'll post the walkthrough.
Yes, I too installed the SW provided driver - sorry I missed that. That's actually how I found out that the quadro was not being recognized.
I put in 16GB ram because it was cheap - < $100 from Newegg, and I absolutely hate having to pull good memory to add more. Going from the 4GB sticks to the 8GB sticks was cost prohibitive, however, and as you suggest, 16GB should serve well. But I found that with SW, Outlook, and Mozilla Firefox open, I started swapping when I went to a 4-view display in SW. Wasn't even in real-view (I don't believe).
Otherwise I've found it a nice machine. I was so glad to see the build quallity appears to be much higher than the Inspiron I got for my nephew, and I've found a few features that I really like, such as a hardware wifi on/off switch. I wish I could have ordered it w/o that damned little mouse button between the G and H keys, though!
Do any of you went with the touch screen version? Would you recommend it?
What is the ratio of the screen 16:9 or 16:10?
My aging M90 laptop had a 1920x1200 pixels resolution. Did they changed the ratio of the screen?
I'm not sure 16:9 screen ratio is the best for CAD work?
Thanks for your comments,
Rez is 1920x1080 after 5 months of using it, I am more than happy with it. Its a monster. only time it chuggs when I have photoview integrated preview on over 1000parts (which is to be expected) and it is a minimal slowing
I use it on the dock hooked to a 24" lcd, I didnt get the touch screen, more$$ and I didn't think it was something that i would like to use anyway.
I attached a photo of the project to get a scope of the magnatude, with the photoview off I can have gfx maxed and all view settings on.....no problem or "blocking" of parts
and shot of desktop at full integrated PV360, i also have a bunch of stuff going gfx are cranked to the max so 100% on all 4 cores and 79+%ram I am not shocked
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