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435MT: BIOS 1.1.2 is (near) SILENCE to my ears!

Well I’ll be. Dell’s latest Studio XPS 435MT BIOS update – 1.1.2 – has dramatically decreased the machine’s heretofore unbearable fan noise. It’s not completely silent, but then again, who would expect such a powerful machine in such a small box to be totally quiet. Let’s not get too carried away.
Besides the BIOS being a …




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435MT: Recommended 1.1.2 BIOS update available

Earlier today, Dell released another “recommended” Studio XPS 435MT BIOS update – version 1.1.2.
The new release includes:
Fixes/Enhancements:
1.Update Intel CPU Micro Code.
2.Fan Curve Parameters update.
Dell suggests users install the latest version of the BIOS, available here. Who knows – maybe this BIOS will aid in mitigating the fan noise issues many 435MT owners have been …




435MT: Recommended 1.1.1 BIOS update available

Earlier today, Dell released yet another “recommended” Studio XPS 435MT BIOS update – version 1.1.1.
The new release includes “Support [for] new Intel CPUs.”
You know the drill – Dell suggests users install the latest version of the BIOS, available here.




435MT: Recommended 1.1.0 BIOS update available

Update: I’ve installed 1.1.0 on my 435MT. As expected, no noticeable difference (probably a good thing).
Sometime yesterday, Dell released the latest, “recommended” Studio XPS 435MT BIOS update – version 1.1.0. The new release includes the following fixes/enhancements:
1.Update Pre-boot System Assessment to revision 4522.
2.Support new Intel CPUs.
As usual, Dell suggests users install the latest version of …




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Urgent firmware update available for select Studio XPS 435MT Seagate hard drives

Dell released an urgent firmware update today for select Studio XPS 435MT Seagate hard drives (500GB / 750GB / 1TB). The urgent update is described as:
The DE13 firmware corrects potential hang on power up. Drive will appear not accessible after hang.
Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to …




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Update: Studio XPS 435MT fan noise mitigated, but not gone

Update: BIOS 1.1.2 (which greatly reduces fan noise) is now available.
Since installing the latest BIOS update (1.0.12) two weeks ago, I’ve generally noticed a slight decrease in fan noise when putting the machine under stress. This is a good thing.
However, every now and then (including right now, as I write this), I find the case …




435MT: 1.0.12 BIOS update released, includes possible fan noise fix

Update: Installed new BIOS…seems slightly quieter under “heavy load” than before. How is your 435MT fan noise post-update?
Dell released a recommended BIOS update today – v.1.0.12 – for the Dell Studio XPS 435MT. After months of owners complaining about fan noise, the new BIOS may finally address this issue.
Version 1.0.12 includes the following fixes/enhancements:
1.Fan Control …




435MT: New 1.0.8 BIOS update available

Attention Dell Studio XPS 435MT owners: Dell released a recommended BIOS update on February 24, 2009 – v.1.0.8. It appears the new BIOS has been updated to “support XP downgrade” and also includes the following fixes/enhancements:
1.New Dell BIOS Splash Screen.
2.Change the error messages when no bootable devices in the system.
Installation instructions: Head on over to …




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Get the most out of Dell tech support with Chat

If you own a Dell computer (with a valid warranty) and have ever used Dell’s technical support over the phone, you don’t need me to tell you that the experiences (i.e. the actual support) range from quick and helpful to completely lost in translation (as in, an enormously frustrating waste of time).
Fortunately, Dell introduced online …




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Review: Dell Studio XPS 435MT gets the job done

Update: I’ve posted a new review of the Dell Studio XPS 435MT running Windows 7 Professional. For a review of the actual machine itself, please continue reading below.
Update: BIOS 1.1.2 (which greatly reduces fan noise) is now available.

After using my new Dell