Anyone had bad experiences with a Dell Precision M65

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Wed Apr 25 18:18:39 UTC 2007

On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 13:09:54 -0500
eculp at wrote:

> Quoting Vulpes Velox <v.velox at>:
> > On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:53:07 -0500
> > eculp at wrote:
> >
> >> I am seriously considering one, more than anything else for the
> >> 15.4 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 X 1200, assuming that
> >> I can get that out of XOrg.  I want the resolution but don't
> >> want a monster laptop.  Apart from that the price seems ok with
> >> 2G of memory, and a Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Dual-band Mini-Card
> >> (DW1390) that should work someday ;)  I assume that the
> >> bluetooth will probably work and if not, no big deal.
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance for any information or suggestions,
> >
> > From my experience getting that resolution out of Xorg will not
> > be a issue at all. My suggestion is to go with a Nvidia chipset
> > if you want decent graphics support. The ATI ones that are common
> > lack 3d support. I am not sure how the generic Intel ones are for
> > that, but been less than impressed with them under windows from
> > what I have seen.
> >
> Thanks, Vulpes.  Here I can't screw up dell doesn't give me an
> option to change.  It is the NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M 512MB
> Turbocache, OpenGL (FX350M) which AFAICT is a 256M card and 256M
> can be shared from RAM.

No clue how well those work. When I got my  Toshiba I made sure it
was not turbocache since I wanted it for gaming as well. AFAIK it is
supported, but you will most likely want to double check with the
Nvidia driver docs. They include a list of supported chipsets in it.

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