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Dell adds to list of notebooks with NVIDIA GPU problems

Dell has added a few more notebooks to their list of those with the faulty NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs); the amended list now contains:

  • Dell Precision M2300
  • Dell Precision M4300
  • Dell Precision M65
  • Inspiron 1420
  • Latitude D620
  • Latitude D630
  • Latitude D630c
  • Latitude D820
  • Latitude D830
  • Vostro Notebook 1310
  • Vostro Notebook 1400
  • Vostro Notebook 1510
  • Vostro Notebook 1710
  • XPS M1330
  • XPS M1530

No word yet on when the “fix” will be released to the systems just added to the list but Dell does say that they will be altering warranty terms to make sure that customers don’t get forced into paying for repairs on these defective parts.

The “fix”, by the way, is a BIOS patch that will slow down the GPU speed and/or keep the GPU fan on full time so the part won’t overheat.

For more info about Dell’s program check out this page.

[Via Electronista]


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