I don't have an mSATA drive will it still work at SATA 3 speeds?
jzhangphd, Please go ahead and follow these steps and see if makes any difference. Please follow the steps mentioned for clean boot. http://dell.to/1ctGqRD
i had the same problem with u and i can't run a lot of games before. I recently update my bios for A02 to A12 and the catalyst control center (CCC) will allow you to choose which card you wanted to use.
I confess I am discouraged. What's so esoteric about a keyboard? It's just a keyboard, there are 2 external HDs, one DAC converter connected to the laptop through USB and they work seamlessly. I've tried to do what you've asked.
There are release notes for A04 (116 is in reference to STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR, which is probably the error number displayed in many if not all of the crashes): "Fix system sometimes will BSOD 116 issue." www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats
inspiron 7520 with radeon 7730m problems is a long story. first im read bsod problems in forums. but not all users affected. im little panicked but im buyed newer build this machine and never see bsod. windows 7 windows 8... lots of drivers useless...
best windows 8.1 install is fresh insrall. no upgrade over windows 8 installation. no upgrade installation hard one is activation key for windows 8 not work with standart windows 8.1 installation dvd. some noticed u must change iso and need add someting.
After trying out a couple of games, noticed the "slideshow" effect mentioned before, despite setting the games as High Performance in AMD Catalyst. I saw that there was an update waiting in windows update: I installed this updated, rebooted and then installed AMD Catalyst from AMD site
To be honest, I didn't have to go that far. I had BSODs while watching Youtube.com. I contacted Dell wich will replace my motherboard, because they say it seems to be a hardware problem. Hope It will solve the problem. I will let you know more details in the future.
Sorry I correct myself wasn't looking properly - editing away my errors.
That's a start. It shows that Dell is at least listening to us. As long as the black screens are gone and games perform well, I will be satisfied. I'll probably upgrade to 8.1 in the next few days and let you know my experience.
Windows 8.1 drivers now officially show up on the Inspiron 15R SE 7520 product page: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/ServiceTag/
The question is, do you have to do that for every single game? Like, if you wanted to run Skyrim, would you have to delete Starcraft, wipe your saved profiles, and set Skyrim to high performance? The fact that you had to go through so much trouble is not a good sign.
thanks ejn63 but there was no option to choose this while ordering which is why i thought at least the port would be there but after checking the invoice as advised seems like only the wifi daughter board has been put in.
for me too Could play CoD MW3 for nearly an hour (befor the BIOS update it took less than a minute to get a BSOD great thing
The problem seemed fixed to me. The screen was ok, the drivers were ok, the Catalyst Control Center seemed be working, but when i tested StarCraft 2 it was a slide show. Im having problems with StarCraft 2, its like 3 fps, terrible. And yes, the CCC is set to run SC2 in High Performance.
I was getting the sideshow in Diablo 3 as well (not even sure i was getting 1 FPS TBH), I just gave up and restored back to the default install that shipped with the laptop (i had a backup).
Worked for me too, although I had to install the hd4000 driver from devices/update driver/browse driver location (running setup returned a 'this driver is not compatible with your configuration' message).
Phoenix, did u use the Beta driver for AMD? httpwww2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd_catalyst_13.11_mobility_betav1.exe this one?
Well I tried getting everything working on a fresh install of Windows 8.1 with the same results. I agree that the drivers need to be updated. I was able to rollback the Intel HD 4000 driver to what it was before the update, but it still doesn't work.