This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.
- nVidea GeForce 8700M [Variant A]
- nVidea GeForce 8700GT [Variant B]
- nVidea GeForce 9800M-GT SLI [Variant C]
- nVidea GeForce 9800M GTX [Variant D]
Recommended hardware Upgrades
SSD – Solid State Drives
- This unit accepts a 2.5″ Form Factor SATA SSD see Upgrading to a Solid State Drive
It is recommended to upgrade it to 8 GB of RAM
Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades.
Note to address all the RAM use Windows 7/8.1 64 Bit. The 64 Bit version is recommended on this model.
Windows 7 and 8.1 are now obsolete if you have these Operating Systems you should use them to take the Free Upgrade to Windows 10.
If you don’t have a Windows 7/8.1 license you have until the 2nd of October 2015 to upgrade to Windows 10 for free using the Windows 10 Insider 10130 as a stepping stone. See Free Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 10 (also works with Windows XP).
- Dell System Software [Windows 7 Only]
Try in order latest first, if it doesn’t work try for an older version.
For Windows 8.1 the audio driver is inbuilt to the OS and the registry file or older Sigmatel Driver should not be installed.
Install the registry file and then the audio driver. New untested.
Dell Backup and Recovery
Note this system won’t be able to boot from a Rescue Disk (external hard drive) so make a Factory Backup (Bootable USB Flash Drive).