Dell Latitude D630
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|A business class laptop from Dell.|
|Release Date||May 2007|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo (800MHz FSB)|
|GPU||Intel GMA X3100|
|Storage Upgradable?||Yes (2.5' SATA Hard Drive)|
The Dell Latitude D630 is a business class laptop manufactured by Dell. It is the successor to the Latitude D620. The chipset has been upgraded from an Intel 945 series chipset to the Intel 965GM. The D630 now uses Socket P, which allows for newer Core 2 CPUs to be installed.
Quadro GPU Failures
The nVidia Quadro NVS 135M GPU's that were used in various laptops of the time is a known point of failure. The issue is caused by the BGA chip heating and melting the new and brittle lead-free solder. Around the time of production, the computer industry began switching to lead-free solder. However, they didn't redesign the cooling systems in laptops. nVidia was later found liable for the failure, triggering a multimillion-unit recall on laptops with nVidia GPU units. A failing GPU usually displays artifacts on the LCD and on an external monitor or no video at all.
WiFi Card Upgrades
The Latitude D630 supports most WiFi cards that can fit in it's miniPCI-E slot. The lack of any whitelists allows for installation of cards produced long after the machine itself.
- Intel Centrino 6300
- Dell Wireless 1520