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A: Optiplex GX1 Tower

Jonathon,

You need to use Thread Tools in the ORIGINAL Post to flag you Q as solved. Creating an unrelated new Post is a compounded problem.

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Hi, I might be able to buy a second hand Optiplex mini tower and I would like to install the motherboard etc. of my Optiplex 755 SFF.

Wilt thi fit?

The idea is that with the Mini Tower I can buy a better GPU.

thanx.

A:Does motherboard of Optiplex 755 SFF fit in a Dell optiplex 745 dualcore mini tower?

No it wont fit.   The board layout, number of slots etc is different.

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Hello experts,
I am really frustrated with my dell optiplex 745. I have been endeavoring to get on when I replaced the power supply but with no success. I have also changed the motherboard and again nothing to be happening. The dell powers up just fine and then the cooling fan goes noisy. There is a green light in the front panel show showing the numbers; 1, 3,  and 4.  I would be grateful if you can help me with this issue.

A:Dell optiplex 745 tower won't boot

Beep code


1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used


http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/optiplex-745/manuals
Power button Solid Amber is Bad CPU/Motherboard.
Power button blinking Amber is Bad Power supply.

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I tried to add a PCIe 16x video card to this machine and plugged a monitor into the card as well as the on board VGA in an effort to setup dual monitors. When I booted after that, I was given an error message after POST that said that is in incompataible configuration. I checked with Dell and they said it was too. I've done this exact thing with a PCI card on an older Dell machine and it worked instantly. Are there any work arounds or BIOS settings that I can change? The add-on card is a Dell ATI Radeon X600.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Dual Monitors Optiplex 760 Tower

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Hello,
I own a Optiplex 760 Mini Tower. 
I found out that I have a 0G214D Motherboard. Unfortunately I still can not find out if this means I can upgrade to a Quad core. Can you please tell me if this is the case and which CPU is the most powerful Quadcore I can use? And if not wich of the Dual cores I should use. BTW, i use an Nvidia  GTX750ti using 60W.
Thank you and all the best
Julian

A:Optiplex 760 Mini Tower Quadcore

http://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/products/optix/optix_760_tech_guide.pdf
Q9650 is max.  Bios update should be done BEFORE trying to change cpu.

 750 TI only fits in the TOWER and Only After Cutting the Bracket off and ONLY with Short cards with 1 fan aka 8.4 inches max.

There are no single slot cards.   If one was put in they hacked the bracket in half or removed bracket altogether.  If you remove the bracket on EVGA models you can use tin snips to CUT OFF half the bracket.  The cooling vents are blocked so you might also have to drill holes in the case to let air out.  Long Cards with 2 fans DO NOT FIT and WILL NOT EVER FIT into the Tower or any other size.

Only Short cards with Short fans Fit.

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Hi,I am looking into upgrading the gpu of this 745 that I currently don't have yet. I have my eye on an Asus NVIDIA GT 710, but was wondering if it will fit in terms of height. I read online someone expressing concerns about it needing two slots space, but that was never clarified or refute in the discussion. Would this one fit?If not, what other options do I have in a similar price range? I would prefer to go for a 2GB card, but will settle for 1GB if I have to. Thanks for your time.Regards

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We currently have Dell Optiplex 7010 tower in our office. It's using a single Acer G6 G276HL monitor via DVI-I port on the video card. We were thinking to buy a second monitor and I want to know if it's going to work?
The video card inside this Dell is AMD Radeon HD 7470:https://www.amazon.com/radeon-profile-display-desktop-computer/dp/B00CR230G0
I was thinking to get the same screen:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G5AEZOQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1The issue is connecting it to the display port on the Radeon card. So I was thinking to get this adapter:https://www.amazon.com/HP-DisplayPort-DVI-D-Adapter-481409-002/dp/B00PHINWX2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1470159981&sr=8-2&keywords=display+port+to+dvi-d

A:Trying to set up second screen for Dell Optiplex 7010 tower

I presume you're using a DVI-D cable since the current monitor doesn't support DVI-I which the video card supports.
Why not get a second monitor that supports DisplayPort and go directly from DP on the video card to DP on the second monitor without complicating things with that DP>DVI-D adapter?

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I have an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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I'm wanting to get myself the Q6600, and I own the Optiplex 760 Mini Tower. My motherboard is 0M858N.
I've had problems finding answers for this, some say it can, some say it cannot.
Does anyone have an idea?

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i have searched the forum but have not been able to find anything that says it is ok to use a regular atx power supply in an optiplex 960 mini tower.  I have an 620 mini tower and it uses a regular atx but no info on the 960.  Anyone know if it is ok , or have to use dell only power supply

A:atx power supply with optiplex 960 mini tower

Optiplex 960 MT power supply upgrades

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I Have Dell optiplex 745 With 3.4 Ghz Pentium D Processor with 4MB cache Memory .... Recently I wanted To Upgrade my p.c to dual core 2.6Ghz  E5300.. when i put Dual core processor into my board and truned on p.c the all lights was green and fan was running too fast and mY lcd Does Not dsplay anything .... And also My bios version is 2.6.3 .. what is the main fault in it.... kindly anyone tell me.... what should i do ???

A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

Hi Asfand_Munib,
Before installing a new processor, please update the BIOS to latest version from Here.
Note : Please save and close all running programs and documents and disconnect all external peripherals (printer, flash drives, external hard drives, etc) and connect the computer to a surge protector before updating the bios.
If all the lights are green and you are not receiving any beep codes from the system then it means that the processor has been installed correctly. Please check if the keyboard lights (Capslock, Numlock, etc) respond when you press the corresponding keys. Please verify the connections on rear of the system and check if they are connected firmly. Also, check if you are able to hear any windows jingle sounds after some time when you power on the system. Please share the exact model of Optiplex 745 you are using as it comes in 4 form factors viz Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF), Desktop (DT), Small Form Factor (SFF), and Mini-Tower (MT). A picture is attached below.

Please reply with the information. Will take it further from there.

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I have a Intel core2 duo E8400 3.00 GHz and 4 sticks of 2 GB ram sticks = 8 GB
Please tell me what i can upgrade to max for best performance i dont know that much.

A:Max processor and ram for the Mini-tower optiplex 755 (BIOS A17)

You are maxed out at 8GB.

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There is a design problem with the OptiPlex 7040 Mini Tower case that leads to excessive noise. The plastic grid panel on the front of the case rattles loudly, especially when the system is operating under a heavy computational workload. I'm not certain if the vibration originates from a fan or from the hard drive, but it's clearly causing resonance in that plastic front grid panel. I'm certain that the front panel is what's making the noise. The noise goes away completely if I press my finger against the front panel (and resumes immediately when I remove my finger). My current workaround to the problem is to prop up the front of the case with a piece of bubble wrap. Dell's engineers should consider altering this case design to address the vibration problems.

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I cannot get an OptiPlex 755 Mini Tower to power on. It had been running fairly continuously in an office environment on a APC battery backup/surge protector until it failed Monday morning. Then there was some orange light that was flashing or continuous. When the computer was turned off, it would not come on again. Sorry for the vagueness, but this is second-hand information. I found a fair amount of dust inside, but I've seen far worse on computers
When I push the power button I get no change: no light in the power button, no diagnostic lights, no sounds, no fan movement. When I connect it to power the "AUX LED" light on the motherboard comes on a solid yellow/amber so the PSU is putting out something.
Is this likely to be a PSU problem? Is there some way to pin it down other than buying a replacement PSU?
Thanks for any help,
Joe M

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I intend to purchase optiplex 7040 MT for gaming purpose. So I would like to know:
1. Does the motherboard have standard CPU and motherboard power connectors or proprietary ones?
2.  Is it possible to replace the stock PSU with a cooler master extreme power plus 600W? If no, then what size /kind of PSU will fit there?
3. Is it possible to fit a gtx 1080 in there?

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Hello, my Optiplex 7040 just arrived this week.  I bought a Kingston 120mb SATA ssd in a 2280 stick, so I'm trying to see if I can use this for my main boot drive (Windows 10) and then move the 500gb 3.5 Sata drive over to a storage drive.When I install the 120gb 2280 stick into the M.2 slot, and load the bios...   *It shows up under General / System Information / PCI information / Slot5_M.2 & also under Device Information / SATA-4   *When I look under System Configuration / Drives, it also shows up under SATA-4 here as well.  However, it's showing up as a 0gb Drive under 'type'!
So when I boot from a USB drive to try and reinstall Windows on this M.2 stick, it's not showing up at all.
When I connect the M2 SATA drive and load Windows on the existing 3.5 SATA drive that came with the 7040, the M2 2280 stick shows up in 'device manager' under the hard drives.  The serial # there corresponds to a Toshiba-form hdd; unfortunately, I can't do anything with it in Windows 10.
SATA operation is set to AHCI, and I am booting into legacy with the USB.Any thoughts?  I'm wondering if maybe I have a dead memory stick.  There's no real way I can test it on another computer to see what happens.

A:Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower M.2 slot upgrade....

For Windows 10 you should have a UEFI Boot with SecureBoot Enabled. The USB should be made using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS. I hope you mean 120 GB and not 120 MB....
See here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

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Hi, I am doubting wether my Optiplex 755 is a Mini Tower or SFF model.

I found the following tagd:

Service Tag: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
Express Service Code: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>

I cannot find the explanation on the website.

Does anybody know where I can find the info?
thanx

A:Finding out Model 755 Optiplex service tag Mini Tower or what?

Match the appearance of the case with the photo in the pdf below (from L to R, mini tower, desktop, SFF, and ultra SFF.
www.dell.com/.../opti_755_techspecs.pdf

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Hi everyone, I'm new on this forum. I bought 2 years ago a dell optiplex 3010 mini tower, suddenly it stopped working, I have no screen, no video or any kind of sound, the only thing it does is to light up the number 3 & 4 lights on the front panel. What can I do ?

Thanks

A:Optiplex 3010 mini tower diagnostic lights 3 & 4

Hi ,
Thank you for writing to us ! 
To understand the cause of this issue I would ask you to try these steps and advise the result ,
*Disconnect the system from wall socket ,then press and hold the power button for about 15 - 20 secs .Then connect the system to wall socket and try to turn on the system .Here we are trying to release static charge from the system .
*Then disconnect all the peripheral components from the system and try to turn on the system .
*If the above step fails then remove all the memory modules from the system and try to turn on the system with only 1 memory module at a time .
If there are any more queries do reply to this post with system service tag sent via private message .
Hoping to hear from you soon .
Kind Regards,

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Nvidia P356 Quadro FX4600 graphics card - 768MB GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 dual DVI out thank you all
 

A:Wondering if this will work in my Dell Optiplex GX 280 tower-style PC

As long as you have a PCI express socket on the motherboard, that card will work. You may need a power cable adapter to be able to connect the card to the power supply
 

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I ordered the new Optiplex 7040 minitower and its a horrible design.  I tried to open the case and they have a plastic tab that snapped off.  the spring and slide assembly inside. You can't reach the expansion bays and the case design is horrible.  It reminds me of the old style Acer PC's that ended up being throw aways.  Sending this one back right away.  Biggest flop I've seen in a new Optiplex!

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I'm considering buying a used Dell OptiPlex GX790 MT computer, and I'm wondering what the maximum video card length can be without having to remove the hard drive cage.

A:Used Dell OptiPlex GX790 Mini tower video card

The hard drive cage isn't the only problem.  The power supply is not standard.
So a short GTX750 TI non SC would be the max.
 

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Hi,
i am using dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. last week my pc didn't startup windows and stuck load on dell logo screen with flash light showing 1 - 4 and off LED light. also  didn't access/load boot menu, bios. i tried power on with all external devise unplugged but show same problem.
can you pls help me out. thanks in advance. 

A:dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. flashing 1 and 4 with off power light

You ram is bad.  F2 Bios setup requires working ram.

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Hi everyone:

I was curious if anyone else experienced this issue? I have a Dell OptiPlex 7010 desktop/mini tower that I bought off the official Dell site. I configured that mini tower to have an SSD drive as the main drive, which I like very much, except one very annoying issue. Sometimes out of the blue Windows 7 will hang up, I can't click anything and the mouse starts spinning in a circle. This continues on for about half a minute and then it always comes back to life. Suddenly I start getting all my previous clicks moving windows, opening things, etc, all at once. This happened at least a dozen of times by now and I started to notice that when this happens the HDD/SSD LED on the case glows solid, which made me suspect that there's something going on with the drive itself.

Does anyone know what's going on and how to fix this?

PS. I tried contacting Dell support about this issue but they are pretty useless. I spent several hours in a chat with a guy once that eventually simply hung up on me. Then I emailed someone at Dell, for which the guy replied with instructions to run their hard drive diagnostic tool, which I did, that did not show any errors. (Note that I don't have a hard drive, it's a solid state drive.) I replied to the guy only to never hear from him again.... So I think I'm pretty much done with the Dell support

A:Dell's Optiplex 7010 mini tower SSD hang-up issue

Hi,

Have you tried updated the firmware on the SSD?

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Hi TechSpot Forums!

I own a Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower PC, and am seriously considering buying a graphics card for it.

My question to you is, which would best be compatible with my specs?

System Specs:

Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.00 MB
Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor? That is partly the reason I will be purchasing one.

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
 

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower (smallest one thereis), and the original 160W power supply died a few months ago without warning. I ordered a new power supply, but accidentally ordered the wrong size (210W for one of the larger towers). I used it in the meantime until I could get the proper size (although the 210W supply wouldn’t fit in the mini case – I left it out of the case and ran the wires through the power plug hole). The computer booted up just fine with this 210W power supply. I finally got around to ordering the 160W smaller correct size, but that power supply would not boot up the computer (just got an amber flashing light). Thinking it was just faulty, I sent it back and requested a replacement. The replacement did not work either. I ordered a third replacement, and the third did not work either! So now I am back to using the 210W power supply (No. HP-U2106F3) which does not fit in the computer housing. I know these Dell OptiPlex machines are notorious for having power supply and capacitor issues. But the question is, why will the computer power on using the 210W power supply? I contacted Dell and they were of no help whatsoever. The guy told me that 160W wasn’t enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they don’t make 210W that fit in the mini towers, and second of all, why did it used to work just fine??? Oh, and no I have not upgraded anything (i.e., video card, etc.) which... Read more

A:Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower power supply problem

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I have an OptiPlex 990 Tower and want to install a Flex Bay Card Reader.  I have the following P/Ns:
0g7v21 Card Reader
0N95F Bracket
01YMGT Cable Assy
DS-8A8SH  DVD Writer
SATA cable
I need the cable assy number for the card reader to motherboard.  Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Bob

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Dell Optiplex 3010 Mini Tower
intel core i3 3220 3.30 Ghz
4 GB RAM
265 watt PSU
24 pin connector
INTEL HD 2500 GRAPHICS

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Hi, Currently I'm using a dual core 6850 and I'm thinking about buying a quad core. I have a PSU of 500 W as spare.

Can i replace the CPU to a Quad Core without changing the cooling system?

A:replace dual core CPU by quad core what about heatsink? in Mini Tower 755 Optiplex

heinflhs
These are the specs of the spare PSU. Aren't they better than the original Dell PSU?
That power supply is ATX and not EPS12V
Better is not the issue.  Dell power supplys are 80 percent efficient not 70 percent ATX.  The -5v rail is an issue as well as this may cause a motherboard fire or damage your system.  Its a dead giveaway that this is a power supply from 1990 to 2000.
What current is on which rails is not trivial. There is a single 12V RAIL on that unit and its max is 17A
EPS 12V units have multiple rails of 12V @ 18 amps each.  MAX Power on the 12V rails is 264w not 204w
That unit has a lot more on the 5V and 3.3V rails at the expense of the 12V rails and CPU 4 pin connector. So no that spare unit is not likely to work well if at all.

Recommended update or replacement is EVGA 750B1

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help :)

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help!

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What is an "add-in" graphics card (definition) on an Optiplex 990 tower? What does that mean?

I can't find a definition on the internet.

Thanks

A:What is an "add-in" graphics card (definition) on an Optiplex 990 tower?

A card going into a PCI-E SLOT AKA PEG.

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

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I need to retrieve some old info from my old tower. Is it possible to hook the old tower to the new one and use it as a big memory bank? And if so, how do I do it?
 

A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

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Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.
 

A:Mid-Tower and Full-Tower Cases

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I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

A:Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20780/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20790/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20980/
This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

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Hi. This 24pix MINI atx power connector is basically the same as normal ATX connector (bur smaller of course)? At the pin settings is different? Where I can buy 24pix ATX to 24 pin MINI atx adapter that will work with those boards? Thanks.

A:Dell OptiPlex 760 (GX760) SFF and Dell OptiPlex 780 (GX780) SFF mainboard power connector?

Moddiy makes this.
Dell 980 960 780 760 PSU 24-Pin to Mini 24-Pin Adapter Cable (10cm)http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-980-960-780-760-PSU-24%252dPin-to-Mini-24%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2810cm%29.html
 

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I had to buy a new computer.

A couple months ago I was using an Emachine desktop computer. I know Emachines aren't anywhere near being "the ****," but when you come from a not so financially stable family, you are not greedy.

Anyway.. the computer worked for the longest time and I had a separate tower as well. The separate tower had Adobe Photoshop on it and that is a program I love to play around in and so I would just take the chord from the back of my Emachines tower that led to the monitor, and I would plug it into the older tower without powering down or anything. (Obviously my first mistake but I didnt knw that at the time).

So I kept doing this and then one day I went to plug the chord back from the old tower to the Emachines tower and nothing happened. It was like the Emachines tower was sending no signal to the monitor anymore. I tried different monitors and none of them worked, there's something wrong with the tower now.

Maybe the video card?
I am computer illiterate to the core so alot of abbreviations tend to stump me.
If someone could help I would highly appreciate it.

Being a recent graduate from high school, I have pictures on that Emachine tower that I do not want to part with.
 

A:Old Tower

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So I recently got a used tower from a buddy of mine for free, he told me that there was a virus and needed to be cleaned, I thought i could install a windows 7 operating system since this was a windows vista and fix it, however when i try to run the installation i get a yellow screen and the computer either freezes or crashes before the start up, I was thinking of getting a new hard drive for it. I also tried running it on safe mode and tried to get to command prompt to type in rstriu.exe to be able to restore it, but it seems to keep crashing before i can get past the starting screen. its an hp pavilion media center m8300f pc with an amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 6000+, 3072mb system memory, 640gb hard drive an nvidia gefore 6150se graphics and running windows vista home premium, I was thinking of keeping the tower and buying a new processor, hard drive and graphic card if needed, but i feel like if i change the hard drive it will help, i dont know what to do at this point, can anybody help?
 

A:Need Serious Help With my Tower

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Hello there, the tower on my Windows Xp will not come on. It's plugged in, I swear, the monitor will come on just not the tower. Please give me some good advice.

Thank you much,
Elizabeth
 

A:Tower won't come on, ack!

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hey all!,

I have recently bought a 200gb seagate sata harddrive to go with my current 250gb sata harddrive and i think i've made a right mess of things.

I installed it fine and everything (computer read that is was there etc), only i tried to move my files from one hard to another and im sure as you can imagine its all gone pete tong.

What i was trying to do or aiming to achieve to have one hard drive purely for the OS and the program files that i use and the other for all other filetypes such as documents, music and videos etc.

I have managed to recover some of my data but all of my music (a good 40gbs worth) and 80gbs worth in guitar + drum training/teaching movies etc etc.

Is what i'm attempting to do possible on windows xp? if so, how do i do it safely so i don't screw anything else up LOL

Many thanks in advance

Mikeyprs
 

A:Two HD's in One tower

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Im looking to buy a tower to replace my old one. Can anyone give me a link for the best tower with os already on it for around 200-300$.I know that not much but im a broke dude I would like to find at least a 2ghz .
 

A:What tower should i buy?

Dell outlet would be a good place to start. Personally, I would save up a little more and wait for a good deal at Dell.

This is an example of what they have:

System Price : $269.00

Operating System Genuine Windows XP Home
Memory 512 MB DDR NON-ECC SDRAM 400MHz (2 DIMMs)
Hard Disk Drive 40 GB EIDE Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Modem 56Kbps Data/Fax Modem
Base Dimension 3000 Desktop: Intel Pentium 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB)
Media Bay 48X Max Variable CD ROM Drive
 

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Hi

I need some info from my old HD. This 'puter was running WIN ME.
I have memory problems that will not allow this to boot or even POST

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=2674998#post2674998
My new 'puter is runing XP Home.

I would like to put the old HD into my new machine.
Is this asking for big trouble or should this be ok?

thanks
bm
 

A:old HD new tower

here's the thing...it depends. if you installed xp on fat32 then yes you can install your old ME HD as a slave and be able to read it...however if you installed xp in NTFS then you'r just plain outta luck. you can't read fat32 with ntfs
 

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Alright, I have this game named Sim Tower, which is a tad bit slow (but shouldnt be). I can manage to install it fine, and even play it off the CD quite well if I wanted to. Although when I start the game, it automatically goes into fast mode (which means time is fast forwarded until there is activity with the people in the game). It hasnt got too much to do with fast mode, but this is when it effects the game speed a lot (mainly the cursor though). I take fast mode off, and then the cursor drags all over the screen, making it nearly impossible to play. At most last time I got to put in some office floors, but Alt F4 Seemed like the best option after that. I have tried running it in compatability mode, and even with this kinda of patch. Any suggestions on how to stop my cursor from slowing down?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51207 MB, Free - 26164 MB; D: Total - 49999 MB, Free - 36638 MB; E: Total - 49999 MB, Free - 37234 MB; F: Total - 49999 MB, Free - 36244 MB; G: Total - 99998 MB, Free - 34265 MB; H: Total - 163409 MB, Free - 124843 MB; J: Total - 12300 MB, Free - 8220 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GCF
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: EnabledClick to expand...

As shown above I have an older tower that I have modestly upgraded with a SATA DVD drive, more RAM and a better video card. I was wondering if my system is compatible to a SSD drive and if it is, how much would it improve performance. Also, would I be able to clone my current SATA drive to it?
 

A:New SSD for old tower?

Well there are three issues I see;
1 Your mb only has sata 2 ports and that will limit or throttle the speed of a modern ssd. It will still be a HUGE improvement over a mech hard disk however you will be somewhat limited.
2 Next issue is that xp [your os] does not support TRIM or wear leveling for the ssd. This causes a degrading of performance over time. Sometimes the drive mfg has a utility that will do basically the same thing. Another option is to make an image of the ssd and store the image on a second hd, external, etc. Once the image is made, boot with parted magic linux and secure erase the ssd. Once the ssd is secure erased, restore the image. This will also restore the ssd drive's speed.
3 XP does not apply the correct partition offset for a ssd. This can be edited manually using linux OR you can create the partitions with a win7/win8 boot disk then install xp.

Other than the above issues, you can install a ssd drive and you will see a significant improvement in performance however not as much as with a modern mb supporting sata3.
 

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hi guys I am trying to connect my pc tower to tv using s video cable.I have A VIDEO CARD raddeon x300 with s video dvi and vga,TOWER IS A SR5010NX COMPAQ PRESARIO..I need help on connecting this tower to an hitachi53 inch projection screen tv.I get a picture black and white. moving screen.. I am using french version of windows vista basic for some reason when i got the pc formated they added vista and in french.can someone please help.THANKS
By the way I LIKE TO THANK THIS FORUM AND THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED ME WITH THE ISSUE I HAD WITH DVD DRIVE. THANKS GUYS

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hi, i have a Hp pavallion a600n, and once in a while it crashes, and when ir estart it jams up on the hp startup screen, then i restart it again and it will start up normally, i run malwarebytes antimalware from time to time to clean it out, any other suggestion on what i can do to make sure the system is clean please?

A:My Hp tower crashes sometimes?

Hello,lets get some logs and see what we have.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

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Hello,

I am thinking of building myself a new tower for the first time ever. I am not sure if all the things I have chosen for my desktop build are everything I need for it to run, or if all the components I have chosen will work together (compatible) or not. Please check my specs/components:

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX
Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - Asus VW199T-P Black 19" 5ms LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 10,000,000:1
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N440D3-1GI GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - ZALMAN 9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Thank You,
Slasher

A:Making a new Tower

If you are not going to overclock, you shouldn't need Ballistix RAM, but Crucial is a good brand.

That's a good basic case.

Many here would try to steer you away from Seagate hard drives toward WD or Samsung, but you can obviously have good or bad luck with any of them.

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Hmm, hey guys, I'm looking for a new case to replace my current raggidy, ugly, overall horrible looking case.

Want to help me in this adventure of mines?

Here's what I would like:
-Black case
-Mid Tower
-Comes with 1 or 2 120mm fans
-Power supply is optional
-Something durable yet not soo heavy that I cant even pick up.

thanks
 

A:Looking for a Mid Tower Case..

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Hi

I bought the Lego Robotics System some years ago and since some months I use it again with Java + Eclipse + Lejos but the problem is since I have W7 the USB Tower doesn't work because I only have Drivers for XP.

Do you have any idear how I can get it to work on W7?

Thanks for help!
Greetings
Julian

A:Lego USB Tower

try finding vista drivers they might work better

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A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

A:Tower with no Monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by codyw


A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?


Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!

Regards,
GEWB

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Hi for the past few days I have been hearing sounds coming from my tower. I just had it cleaned about 2 months ago, so I don't think it is could be dust built up on the fan. It sounds like it is trying to load a disk, but there isn't on in the slot where you put one. Any help would be great.

Thank you,
dlkseedig
 

A:Tower sounds

Describe the sound better. Is it a clicking? A beep? A drives clicking sounds bad.
 

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Is the back fan of the pc tower suppose push air out or take in air and how do you reduce the noise level for it.
 

A:Back fan of Tower

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Hello,
My son wants to buy a tower pc for gaming like WOW, Sims 4 and other pc games.
I was thinking of buying him the following and was hoping to get some advice if good or not.
Asus Z97 pro(Wifi) http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97PRO/
Intel Core i7 -4790 3.6ghz 8mb.
Kingston Hyper X Fury 16g Kit.
Asus GTX660 2G graphics card.
Hoping someone can please give me some honest advice.
Thanks

A:» Help Deciding on a tower Pc

Do you have a budget for this?

You don't mention hard drives. You should certainly get an SSD for at least Windows and applications. You can use an ordinary hard drive to store data.

I don't game, but I'd guess gaming types would tell you to emphasize the graphics card. There are several steps above the GTX660 that you could consider, but it may be perfectly fine for the games he intends to play. I have no idea.

What resolution will he use?

An i7-4790 would likely be considered overkill for gaming, but if it's within your budget, knock yourself out.

Likewise with 16 GB of RAM rather than 8.

What case do you have in mind?

What power supply?

I assume overclocking is not on your agenda since you haven't chosen a K series processor. In that case, there's no reason to splurge on a Z97 motherboard.

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I am purchasing a new Intel Core 2 Quad Processor system. I wish to keep and use my old Dell Dimension 8200 tower with extra hard drives, optical drives and 1.44 floppy drive for storage and whatever. My new machine has Windows Vista Home Premium. The old machine has Windows XP SE2. My home network has three computers wireless and wired.

Where can I learn how to set up and utilize this older tower on my home network? Do I need to leave a full operating system on it? What else do I need to know to make this work efficiently?

'I am guessing the old tower would be a "server." I'm a neophyte when it comes to these matters. All help including the very basics would be much appreciated.
 

A:Old tower use question

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I'm hearin' a new song in my case... It's a Dell Dim 2400, 4 y/o, P4, to which I've just added two HD's, and two [in-spec] ramsticks.

No operational problems; just the buzz/hum sound. It's not rhythmic, or regular. Does it when idling, or photo editing.

And nothing shows in tasman... I'm thinkin' it's my original HD, although it does NOT make the same sound as a HD that's busy - like defragin', or a crash from an app that's wrong. Just a buzz, or hum.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:buzz/hum in tower...

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hI I am new to this site not sure if I have come to the right place or not??
I know absolutely nothing about computers.
I hooked up a used tower it worked great for 15 mins then comp. froze. tried to reboot and orange light came on moniter stayed black..tower is not making any beeps at all..Can some one help???
 

A:Tower Not Working

Do you happen to have any of the computer's specs you can post?
Problems like this could be a number of things, but my guess is either dead PSU or motherboard.

Let's start here: open up the case, and see if there are any led lights on the motherboard that are lit up, even when the power is off, as long as it is plugged in you should get something.
 

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Hi all,
I am about to start my computer upgrade and have a question. The AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor I am using came with a cooling tower in the box.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

It's not nearly as big as the one I purchased for my previous iteration back in 2008. It's a Rosewill RCX-Z3 92mm Ball CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200013

My question is, should I go with the new smaller one or remove, clean and re-use my Rosewill cooler on this CPU?

It has seen almost continuous use since I built it in 2008 but I am not an overclocker and most use is light. I do occasionally use it for gaming but not extensively.

I am certain the Rosewill has far greater cooling capacity but I don't know about the longevity I might expect to get out of it. It's still very quiet and seems to be perfect in every way.... so far. I am on a budget so would prefer not to buy a new aftermarket one... but rather choose between the two I currently have available.

PS: my computer case has a side fan in addition to the big one on the back of the case.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

A:Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one?

if u read the comments in the newegg link for the Vishera alot of people are saying the stock heatsink sucks......so probably use the rosewill cooler if it is quiet and works well.......... and i wouldn't worry about longevity, u can always replace the fan on it if and when it fails
 

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Compaq Presario SR5010NX Desktop
Celeron D processor 360
Windows 7 Home Premium
1 GB RAM
120 GB HDD
Intel graphics media accelerator
DVD/CD w/Lightscribe
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I recently performed a clean install of Win7 HP on this older tower and it's been running very well. Trouble is, it sounds like a vacuum cleaner on its last legs...very loud noises. I'm not qualified to identify a correlation between the upgrade and the outrageously noisy internals, but I've been given suggestions about poor heatsink mounting a la dried up thermal compound, or bad fans' bearings, or hard drive, etc.

I took a snapshot of the inside of the chassis with the side panel removed for uploading of the jpeg here, because I'm not savvy enough to understand where the heatsink is I'm happy to replace fans and even the heatsink if someone will please just tell me how to find it

Thank you.

sbuxman

A:Noisy tower

Is it definitely louder than before the clean install, with no new components? That is, is this a new development?

The heatsink refers to the CPU cooler in the lower right portion of that picture. If the heatsink were mounted poorly, it might cause the CPU fan to speed up in an attempt to lower temperatures. It wouldn't be my first guess for the source of noise, but that fan may be working very hard or going bad.

Check your temperatures and fan speeds with a tool such as HWInfo.

Fans spinning above 1000 rpm are typically audible--some more than others.
Get your ear in there and listen. You can stop case fans or even the CPU fan for a second or two to see if the noise disappears---that's one way to determine if it is a fan issue.

Listen near the power supply, probably upper left in that pic. It has a fan also.

Does the noise sound like a wooshing? That's most likely fans or air turbulence.

Whines can be drives, power supply coils, or even motherboards.

Hard drives are probably lower left in your pic.

Cases can be noisy in general, some more than others. You might have a vibration component to the noise from the front bezel rattling a bit--or just from poor design where noise leaks out through gaps or vents.

It's not easy to quiet a noisy case. The best way to get a quiet PC is to assemble it from quiet components, rather than trying to quiet it after the fact.

Some fans are noisier than others, even if working properly. You'd have to replace them with known quiet f... Read more

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Hello Everyone
The problem that I am having with my system is that every time I click the shutdown icon and when the message appears telling me it is now safe to
turn off my computer, I press the power button nothing happens.
the message on my screen is still on. press serveral times, even hold the power button in for couple of minutes and still it will not turn off.
I went into BIOS and there is nothing in it to cofigure the power mode, or the
shutdown I am at loss here. I check for virus, spyware, and every
thing else that I can thing of, using professional mechanic 6. and another thing, the lights for the power status and hard drive are not on, the reset button does not even work when I press it, also the sleep button.
my motherboard is a GFXcel PC133 in which i will like to disassemble and clean
but i do not have a manual for it and that i will be confuse and lost with the
power connections when it comes to reconnection.
Any suggestions

A:tower will not turn off

Check here: PC Chips
Just search for the board

Or here
There is a download at the bottom of the page for the manual.

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I'm posting this in here because this forum has the most people viewing it right now, and no one replied to it in the general hardware forum I originally posted it on.

I am currently on my boyfriend's computer, which is right beside mine. About an hour ago my tower started beeping continuously. I had no idea why and just figured I should shut it down to be safe, as I was on my way to the store at the time. When I returned from the store, my computer would not boot back up. It gets to the windows screen, but never goes past there. Also, the tower no longer beeps, and hasn't since I tried rebooting it earlier.

I googled for some answers, and discovered that there is such a thing as beep codes. Which would be great, and probably help me solve the problem, or at least know what the hell the problem is....if I had known about them sooner and was bright enough to count the beeps. So now I am totally at a loss, does anyone know what I could do to try and figure out what is wrong with it?

If all else fails, I'll have to take it to a tech I guess, which I really don't want to do.

Any feedback would be nice, thanks.
 

A:Tower beeping?

Design ,It would be helpful to fill in your profile on your Hardware .In this case the Motherboard ,brand and model #.
You will get a lot more help that way.
Beep codes differ and are specific to the company that wrote the bios. Also they will have a different pattern for each type of error.this is a repeating pattern of long and/or short beeps.
However these occur at initial boot time .
Since your computer has re-booted up to Windows almost ,you should look in your event viewer for errors.
Try to boot windows into Safe mode.
 

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I just got back from being out of town; went to check my email and my computer won't turn on. Everything else is getting power just fine: printer, scanner, router, modem, keyboard, screen. The light won't even come on on the tower. I have: unplugged and replugged from tower and the wall; tried a different and known-to-work power cord; used the toggle on the back of the tower to turn on and off; held the on button in for 5-10 seconds; opened up the case and made sure everything inside is seated firmly.

Any thoughts? I'm a pretty basic user but can follow directions!

Thanks.
 

A:no power to tower!

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A little bit ago my son had some problems and I got help here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/75413/son-caught-something/Now Why I'm here. I purchased a new tower (rather my hubby did :-) ) I want to make sure there is no problem resulting from what my son had (See topic above). Also I notice my computer restart at least once after starting up. No errors or anything it just restarts and closes all windows. Not sure if this is virus related but I'm hoping you can help resolve this issue.I run trend Micro Pc-cillin all updates, I ran scans nothing found. I also tried trendmicro but it keeps getting stuck in idle just before done.Windows XP Digital Media ManagerEmachines T5212Soft pack 2All critical updates done.cpu 2.66ghz896 mb ramOk here is my Hijack log file Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:42:40 PM, on 12/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOLSV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:New Tower Restarting

Log looks fine - Explain the restarting in greater detail - how old is this towerDo this to verify all is OKDownload Superantispywarehttp://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.? It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.? To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.o It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordp... Read more

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Okay, I'm totally new to this site, as in I just registered moments ago. I'm not entirely certain if this is the right forum for this, if it's not, please feel free to direct me to the correct forum for it.

I am currently on my boyfriend's computer, which is right beside mine. About an hour ago my tower started beeping continuously. I had no idea why and just figured I should shut it down to be safe, as I was on my way to the store at the time. When I returned from the store, my computer would not boot back up. It gets to the windows screen, but never goes past there. Also, the tower no longer beeps, and hasn't since I tried rebooting it earlier.

I googled for some answers, and discovered that there is such a thing as beep codes. Which would be great, and probably help me solve the problem, or at least know what the hell the problem is....if I had known about them sooner and was bright enough to count the beeps. So now I am totally at a loss, does anyone know what I could do to try and figure out what is wrong with it?

If all else fails, I'll have to take it to a tech I guess, which I really don't want to do.

Any feedback would be nice, thanks.
 

A:Tower beeping?

If it beeped, then it is almost certainly a hardware thing. This could be due to loose memory (this happened to me before), a loose PCI/AGP card, or a more serious hardware (motherboard) failure. I'd make sure your connections are nice and tight. Also watch if the fans are working.
 

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i want one for hopefully $400 to $500. i want to be able to play YouTube video's on an

HDTV that will be connected to it. i want to be able to open multiple tabs at the same time

on my Firefox browser. i am not a gamer. i don't do video, movie or major graphic editing. i

can't open multiple tabs at the same time on my present PC. it has a core i3 processor. my

memory usage stays around 2GB Even during video playing. i don't use much processor

power even when playing video's. i have an Intel HD graphics card.
 

A:which desktop PC tower should i get?

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hi i have a Philips Freevent ls1600 it keeps locking up and in the tower display there is a symbol with a keyboard and two z above it and a time starting at 1200 i have to wait till the time goes to about 0100 then i can log on also when i shut the computer down the power is still going to the tower with the above symbol still showing.

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Hi
  I  would like to purchase a secondhand tower Desktop PC, which seems a bargain,
 
but the seller has confused me as i have asked if it is a genuine installed Windows 7 Professional edition which
 
is all i would like to purchase, A genuine  Windows 7 professional installed on a Desktop,
 
the seller has explained in email   "I only have a copy of the disk but  it's a real copy with a legal code"
 
Would this be genuine ?
 
I would be grateful for some advice please.
Ben
 
 

A:Secondand Tower

"I only have a copy of the disk but it's a real copy with a legal code" should set off red flags.The copy would be "real" (it certainly would not an unreal copy) but it is still copy. You don't know if he has given anyone else the same copy with the same license.

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This may sound strange but. I pulled an old tower out of my closet to see if it works. It kinda does. When I turn it on the fans go and the lights to but it dosent turn on on. It's like its in a standby. But yesterday I was messing with it and I went to move it (it was still on) and I heard a click, the fans slowed down, and the computer fully turned on. I am at my limit here. What do I do!?
 

A:My tower isn't working

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Hi all.

Not too long ago, I saw this amazing looking pc that was part of a contest that featured an LCD screen on the front of the tower. It was blue, and looked almost like it read off all of the specs for the interior of the pc, as well as the hard-drive and mobo running capacity and such. I am pretty sure it also acted as a fan controller. But it seemed ultimately like it was just there to read off the pc specs of usage and such.

It looked to be about the size of half the case, and probably pretty expensive. It looked really sharp and useful though.

Anyone know what this is or where to find it or something similar?

Also, anyone tried out those fingerprint readers for your pc that removes the need to remember any password? They are only 40 bucks so its worth a shot...any reviews?
 

A:PC Tower LCD Screen

http://www.crystalfontz.com/ is my LCD supplier...

Software and drivers are available from their page.. There's also quite a bit of third party LCD software floating around, of the open-source variety..
 

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Hello:I can't afford a new computer right now and I wanna know how can I find out what the Best? parts I can get to upgrade my tower. It dosen't play games very well IE Steam games. Also where can I gtet these parts? Thank you Larry

A:I would like to know how to upgrade my tower please

@BigLarryMan?, welcome back to the forum. Here is the Product Specifications page for the computer.  You can upgrade the processor, memory, video card and power supply unit (PSU). The processor and memory upgrade information entries will give a list of compatible upgrades. Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  The last video cards that didn't require UEFI are the GTX 660/670.  They are very powerful cards.  As for the PSU, I like Corsair products.  I recommend at least 500W.  A modular PSU is good for a small case because you only have to use the cables that are absolutely necessary. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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Hi...Lately, I have been getting noises in my tower when I run on line tests like Panda Active Scan and Window Security Trojan Scan that are like those that emergency vehicles make in Europe. It doesn't happen with Housecall antivirus or when I run Ad Aware se. Sometimes the same noise comes when I run Spybot 1.3. The noise stops at the end of the scan and no viruses are found. What can I do to stop this because it does get rather annoying?
Regards.
 

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Hi there, Not sure if this is the right forum for this question......

But basically i wanna upgrade my desktop PC. I don't need Monitor, keyboard, printer etc i just wanna buy a new Tower and plug it straight in.

Now does anyone know of any good websites i could look at, prefably in the UK as thats where i live.

Also just a bit of advise regarding 32 bit & 64 bit, what exactly does this mean and where on the PC spec is it shown?

Many Thanks
 

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I have just had a phone call from me girlfriend. Her pc tower is not turning on when she presses the ON button on the front of the pc. She has unplugged all units, inc printer, monitor and scanner. Then plugged them back in, the tower is the only thing that is still not working. Now the printer is not working either.

Any help would be appreciated thanks
 

A:Problems with the pc tower

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What do you reckon folks???????????????

A:Whats the best pc tower?

You aren't likely to get a clear answer to this one. It all depends upon what you are trying to accomplish and what your goals are.

Some will insist of full towers, others need/want smaller cases. Some people love windows and lights, and others don't care for them at all.

Generally speaking, there are lots of recommendations on this forum for
Antec
CoolerMaster
Corsair Obsidian 800

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Hi all

I have a Tuniq Tower 120 on an LGA 775 board.

Does anyone know whether I can get the appropriate rear bracket to fit it on the Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard with an i7 920.

I checked Tuniq's site but they seem to have bought out a new tower for the i7 and I can't find any info on whether it'll fit or I need a bracket(or whether I can get one)

I would have thought the original 120 would do a good job cooling an i7 and I don't want to spend more than I need.

Anyone know anything or have any comments?

Thanks, John

A:Can I use my Tuniq Tower 120 with this lot?

I don't own one.

A little web searching makes it look like Tuniq hasn't produced a backplate and retention bracket for this model for Socket 1366.

I suppose that they could if they wished. My cooler is a Thermalright Ultra 120. It was an existing product to which Thermalright added Socket 1366 support. (Works well on an I7 920 at 3.8 GHz.)

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I almost had my tower catch fire because the power supply fan stopped. The cputhermometer software wouldn?t shut it down because the cpu operates at only 40c but the mother board and the other wiring was melting. By the time the cpu would be effected by the ambient temperature it would be too late. I am trying to find a method of sensing an overheating problem which would be an independent stand alone system. Even though my system has fans everywhere and is dust free I still want it to be safe from setting its self on fire when I?m away.
Would someone please know of a solution.

A:tower melt down

This is some interesting reading
It's a pdf document
www.freeweb.hu/t-t/elokep/pic/download/tb067a.pdf

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I thought I had started a "help!" thread on this subject earlier today, but can't find it. Must have had a "senior moment" and not licked the submit button!
Here is my problem:
I see a tutorial on the HP site that explains how to add a PATA to my new machine (Adding or Replacing a Hard Drive HP Pavilion p6347c Desktop PC - HP technical support (Ireland - English)), but it remains a mystery to me how to match any of my connectors to the old drive. I see no parallel cable anywhere! And if I need to go and buy one, where the hell is the connection on the motherboard? The tutorial assumes I know all this, but if I did, I wouldn't need the tutorial.

A:installing IDE in new tower.

Look for a blue connector next to the 24pin power connector. I can see it in the manual
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859455.pdf

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Do I need repair?
The tower case gets hot enough to make you "OUCH" when touched
 

A:Solved: Tower: how hot is too hot?

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I was fixing someone's computer. (Win XP). All of a sudden this computer crashed. While I wasn't there. This person called Gateway (the maker of their computer). They said it was most likely a short in the tower. Does anyone know of symptoms the computer would be experiencing if this was a short in the tower. (Before the actual crash, her computer was giving the same error message and it had been happening for over a year now). Thanks.
 

A:Short in tower?

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im going to update my stock case fans with a couple Vantec torndoes. the only issue i am afraid of is actually causing a vacuum within the case as to where the air can actually be sucked back through my power unit causing it to over heat.... is this possible?

A:new tower fans

Originally Posted by narcopletic pc


im going to update my stock case fans with a couple Vantec torndoes. the only issue i am afraid of is actually causing a vacuum within the case as to where the air can actually be sucked back through my power unit causing it to over heat.... is this possible?



it is happening, per the new PC case layouts were seeing with the PSU on the floor of the case sucking straight from the outside & venting it back out the rear..

but the old case design has worked perfectly for years with the PSU at the top, thats why a 140mm fan was added to newer PSUs to help remove hot air from the case

but its not really an issue, your PSU will never die from the extra heat of your components...

it is on the other hand possible to create a ''dead spot'' where the PSU fan cannot extract due to chassis fan configs, but each case is different so its something you would have to test.

move your chassis fans to different locations each time holding your hand by the PSU exhaust, see if the flow changes at all. (i doubt it will)

i always try to put a ''positive'' pressure inside the case (more intake than exhaust), so air cant be sucked in through cracks & drive bays, thus lowering dust coverage

but a PSU can get very hot so i wouldnt worry too much....

SK

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Ok, i have a great idea, it may be idiotic so that is why i am posting this here.. to get some feedback.

I have gotten my cpu down to 32 C when idle using arctic silver 5.

That is very good, yet I am still not satisfied!

I know that water cooling is even better, but even that can only get the temperature down to as cool as the ambient room temperature is , correct? which would be only as low as about 22C then.

My idea is.... buy a small refrigerator or freezer and put my whole cpu tower inside!!

this should get the temperature down to about 0C or lower with a freezer!

Anytime I want to use the cd drive, i simply open the freezer door, not a big deal! This also allows me to overclock a lot!

What does anyone think of this idea? Would it somehow be dangerous?

appreciate any input thanks
 

A:CPU TOWER in a freezer??

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Im working on Compaq something tower. Doing a favor for the mother in law. This tower is her co-workers and asked if I could look at it.

At first glance, all the internal cables and wired are firmly attached. So I direct my attention to the power source, It is equipped with a green led light (to tell its getting power I assume). This little green light is not lighting up when plugged in. Its doing nothing. Power source model is a Bestec ATX-250-12z

Any ideas or suggestions?

A:Tower not getting power?

Hi garaboldi,

This might sound daft, but I've done it before. Have you made sure that you have plugged it in and switched on at the wall socket? Is there power to the wall socket? Try with another appliance that you know is working. Does the fuse need changing in the plug, and is the wiring secure?

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Hey,

I have recently ran into a problem with my computer, a few days ago while moving furniture my couch fell and hit into my PC case, no damage was done to the case but I have been having a few problems since. The PC was running as it was hit, the PC remained on and I was able to use it normally.

I booted my PC up the next morning and was told that windows was unable to load correctly and to either launch into repair mode or start normally, I tried repair mode and it finished but after rebooting again I received the message again. Occasionally while trying to boot up I would see a very quick flash of a Blue Screen but it was not in my mini dump folder.

After hearing that the hit to my PC may have caused damage to my SSD i decided to get it checked out, after having the SSD checked out at a PC Repair Shop, I was told that the SSD was fine but he believed that the cause of the BSOD was a half installed Windows update.

My PC was fine again for about a day but then I got another BSOD this morning, luckily this one has appeared in the minidump folder so hopefully someone will be able to shed a little light on what may be causing this. So far I have not received the "Windows was unable start" message since getting my PC looked at by the Repair Shop.

I have attached the .zip from SF Diagnostic Tool

Thanks in advanced,
prizna

A:BSOD after PC tower was hit

SSD is take no damage from the vibrations like HDD does. However the driver causing the BSOD is the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. You might wanna remove that.

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i have a 3yr old desktop hp pc with 512mb of mem. recently added. motherboard is a trigem have celeron processer (2.70ghz)

i have two fans inside case first one is cpu fan the other fan is inclose inside its own case inside the pc tower and blows hot air outside the pc. through the back below that is a vent

the sides of pc tower have vents but are small. the pc tower is sitting on two sm. bricks that allow air to flow underneath it

i have the pc tower in a desk cabinet with the door on the front that can be open which i have open when pc is on.

the back of the cabinet is open so air can escape and so i can hook up wires to pc i also have made sm. vents in both sides of desk cabinet to allow for cross ventlation.

thus my problem i still notice a humming from pc at times
when visiting gaming sites not the poker sites but sites like teagames.com mousebreaker.com etc. i usually download sm size games (under 1mb) but don't play them everyday

what i notice is when i do play these games after a while i notice pc get noiser and right side of tower gets a little warm to the touch

leaving site pc quiets down and tower cools off but i still notice faint humming noise coming from pc almost have to put ear to tower to hear it.

any ideas or thoughs on a possible solution would be big help
 

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Win XP Ser 3, Got error message CPU changed or Ratio changed fail, Reenter CPU Settings in CMOS. So I changed the battery then changed the date in BIOS. Don't know what else to do?? My mentor passed away and I'm lost.

A:tower won't shut down

Post the make/model of the PC. If custom built then post the specs.

MB-CPU-RAM-GPU-PSU brand/wattage

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I don't know if this is the right forum for it but...

I was wondering if there is any problem with placing a subwoofer on top of my PC? It's a pretty small sub and doesn't vibrate so much but I was just wondering if anyone knows of any problems with this?
 

A:Subwoofer on top of tower pc?

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My wife has over 5000 itune songs on the computer. We have decent litte logitec speakers but they still dont sound all that great. If I bought a pair of tower stereo speaker is there anyway to hook them to the PC?

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If I bought a pair of tower stereo speaker is there anyway to hook them to the PC?
 

There is a possibility but there is a need to know what kind of in/output jack on the logitech speakers are being used. Usually the 3.5mm stereo plug jack type can be soldered on the speaker wires and then connect on the logitech 3.5 jacks audio out. The in audio jack then would be connected to your PCs audio jack. There are also dual 3.5 mm male/female to RCA audio adapter http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-splitter-Adapter-Female/dp/B004D0LTL2 if you prefer the RCA cable. All audio outputs should pass the amplified speakers going to the PC. 

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Hello,
Was looking for advice on running two monitors/Screens in separate rooms off of one tower..
Should I try to get two video cards, or is there a successful way to have a Split like VGA cable to run to two separate rooms, from one tower/video card?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
 

A:Two Monitors, from One Tower

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my tower on my emachine w5243 will not come on, I hear the motor pwer up but it will not come on, the on button will light for a second and then it will go off
 

A:tower problwm

What kind of motor do you have in it? V6, V8 or a 4 cyclinder? J/K

Could be a bad power supply but that would be hard to check unless you have another one to replace it with to verify that.

In some computers, if the cpu fan is not working correctly it will trigger the bios to shut down the system immediately. Usually the cpu fan is plugged into a specific connector on the motherboard for the bios to detect if one is attached.
 

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Iv no idea how to find out the make or moduel of the fan.

One day last year it beggan to make strange noises, rattling. When i reset the pc it stopped.

I looked online recently and found it could be multiple reasons so i opend the pc, took a good look inside, removed the fan, cleaned very single area of the fan, put it back in, ensuring nothing was damaged.

When i turn the pc on, and im looking at the fan it seems to be working perfectly but with the noise. If i run my finger along the smooth centre to slow it, it makes no noise.
If i slow it down with the three speed button thing that hangs from the fan then it still makes a noise.

The fan has lie a suspension on it and when i press it in theres no noise, when i let it go the noise rattles again.

I personally think that inside the fan, right where the motor is spinning theres is a problem of dust or something but i can't be sertain.

I want my fan to make no noise but be on full speed as befour since im a heavy gamer and i work with music too.

What should i do?
If i want to buy a new fan, how do i choose one that will fit into it's place?
My pc uses a fan for the power supply, a fan for the cpu and a fan on the side of the tower. What do i do if i want to add more fans to my pc tower?
 

A:PC tower fan is noisy

To find a fan or a similar size, just measure the old one in mm and get the same size locally or online. Case fans are generally 80MM, 92mm or 120mm.

Adding fans where they are no holders or screw holes would require something as simple as twist or zip ties or actually modifying the case to accept more fans.
 

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Several months ago, I bought an Elite 310 Cooler Master Tower. It was for a build for a file server. I liked it because it had a section on the front for 6 3.5" hard drives. I figured I could take advantage of that. (Plus, it was cheap.) Also, I liked other Cooler Master Products and I figured that they knew how to deal with air flow. I've messed with stacking hard drives in the 6 slots to see how well air flow would work. I have since wondered whether or not I made the right decision. Any thought about air flow in all the hard drive slots is welcome. Here are some pictures:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2928
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203

To a lesser extend, I also bought a module for converting the 5.25" bay into, at least, 4 3.5" hard drives. There is air flow around the hard drives, albeit the air flow space is 1/8":
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2814
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817993002&Tpk=cooler master module
 

A:Air Flow in Tower

It's not specific to just that Cooler Master case. In any situation where you stack numerous drives, air flow is impeded as there typically isn't much space between the drives. You would overcome the issue by using fans to suck more air through the case.

As for the module, it converts 3 (not the - inferring one) 5.25" bays. I prefer the Icy Dock model as the drives are all accessible from the outside. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994028
 

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well- at least i think it is. lately there has been a wierd burning smell coming from my tower. i've been shutting it down when i smell it, but i was wondering if anyone had any idea what it is and what i can do about it. i think the fan may be broken. is this the beginning of the end for my little puter?
 

A:Help! My tower is burning!

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