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DELL Optiplex 745 CPU Update to q8400

Q: DELL Optiplex 745 CPU Update to q8400

HiMy father has Optiplex 745. It works good but the CPU is pretty old - E2200 :) I want to update it to Q8400.Is it possible?Thank you.

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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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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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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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Two drives on system 265GB Samsung on motherboard and 1TB drive internal bay.
Dell installed OS on drive 0 (C) 1TB (slower drive) and the SSD drive(fastest) drive 1 (E) blank empty.
Make no sense to me.

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When the PC starts up, the dell loading screen begins. Normally this takes around a few seconds but this time it didn't end. We've tried all the diagnostic tests and they all came back fine. Also tried disconnecting all external cables (ie headphones, ethernet etc). Powered on and off multiple times and no change. 
By the way, I don't know if this is related or not, but last night before the issue occurred, I was randomly logged out. Once it logged me back in, everything was closed and there was a small square of like TV static towards the bottom right corner. I restarted and it fixed the issue there but I don't know.
Thanks in advance, Sean

A:Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO stuck on Dell loading screen

Unplug the system and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Then try powering up again.

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Hi,
I am using Dell optiplex 390 we wanted to know that in Serial port which is connected in cpu for db9 contains full handshaking i.e wheather it supports UART TX,RX,CTS&RTS functionality.
Thank you,Deepanraj.A

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My dell optiplex 755 sometimes won't turn on, and other times will. When I turn it on by the plug you hear it power on but the monitors just go on standby. But others times it powers on perfectly ? I'm confused!??

A:Dell optiplex 755

Hi welcome to TSF

How old is this computer? It could be the power supply going bad.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 745 SFF with a Pentium D 945 3.4GHz 2x2mb I would like to upgrade the processor to the best possible option but not sure what if any I can upgrade to? 2nd question What would be the best Nvidia Geforce Graphics card I could upgrade this system to? Thank you for any help you can offer!
 

A:Dell Optiplex 745 SFF

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I was trying to install windows Xp sp2 on a Dell computer: Optiplex 755. When the software reach that step: setup starting windows a blue screen display saying windows has been shut down to prevent damage, check for viruses, check your HDrive, etc?
I removed that HDrive, and I installed to another Dell computer same type (Optiplex 755) I started the process of that windows Xp sp2 (installation) everything was fine. Now I switch back the HDrive to the first Dell Optiplex 755. I power on it started loading properly when it?s about to reach the screen that has the recycle bin. The blue screen display again with the same message, windows has been shutdown to prevent damage etc?, at this point which one to accuse the memory or the Bios, any help will be greatly appreciate.
Dody127

A:Dell Optiplex 755

That PC uses SATA drive controllers . . Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/


You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn

Are you using the Dell Reinstalltion disc? . . if so is it SP3? Those have the Intell SATA drivers

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Hello I have a dell optiplex 755..

I have 2 gigabytes of ram
I have 256 mobile intel graphics card
I have a dual core 2 duo processor


I want to buy a new graphics card but i cant decide what to get and i dont know wheather it is a ddr2 or ddr3 ... i want a graphics card for good games like NFS all the new versions and some other good new games ..

Please i need ur help asap .. Ty


Hadi,
 

A:Help with Dell Optiplex 775

I couldn't find a place to install a graphics card on the motherboard, can you?
 

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I am new to this site, and I am needing some help. I am trying to erase the hard drive on a Dell Optiplex 755 with Windows XP, and reinstall factory settings. I have already reinstalled major drivers once, but the user says that this harddrive is "buggy", and since I'm suppose to be the IT guru he wants me to do a factory reset. My two questions are this. First. Is it Ctrl F11 or F12 that I hold when starting up, and where do i go from there? Secondly. Do I need anything like killdisk or paragon disk wiper pro to fully erase harddrive?

Thanks for youtr help.
TColey
 

A:Dell Optiplex 755

Here is the support site for the Dell OptiPlex 755.

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Here is the user guide for that desktop.

Expand the "Troubleshooting" menu and then expand the "Restoring Your Operating System" menu.

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I need information about the following:
I owe a Dell Optiplex 745 sff running Vista Business,
hard disk is a 80 Gigabyte sata
The hard disk is almost full and I wish to take it out and replace same by a 2.5" sata hard disk.
Can anyone tell me whether this is possible and if so how to go about it?
Because it's a small form factor it can only hold one hard disk.
Your advice will be highly appreciated and thank you beforehand.
jvhelden
 

A:Dell Optiplex 745 sff

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I just purchased a (barely) used Optiplex 960 from my office (my employers often sell used equipment to employees if they want to get rid of it).  It's in great shape, clean, and all the hardware seems to work, except for the fan speed controller.  I know it's supposed to adjust the speed of the cooling fan depending on how hot the CPU is getting, but it's not doing that.  The fans seem to stay on low / medium speed even when the CPU is pushing 70 degrees C according to Speedfan...which is WAY too hot.  The only way I can get the fan to speed up is by disabling the auto-speed control in the BIOS and leave it on 100% constantly. 
Anybody have any suggestions?  Is the temperature controller damaged, or do these systems normally run hot?  Thanks!

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Has anyone installed Windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex GX 280? I am trying to install and and I get as far as the initial "starting windows" where setup begins at, and I get

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}

Anyone know what is wrong?

A:Dell Optiplex GX 280

Press F8 during boot. Select Last Known Good Configuration. If this works, we will take it from there.

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I did a restart on my PC because I had a virus and I couldn't get the virus off now the monitor is froze on one page 1 screen blue asking questions and with them what does the symbol next down at the bottom and I can't there's no air like a woman who I can't get that thing off there I need help Live Help
 

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I have a dell optiplex Gx 270 it powers up but with no dislay on the monitor boots up and from the on board speak you can hear that Windows xp has loaded but still displays nothing. I have change my ram, i have tried a pci display card, but still to no avail and i have also tried heating the display chipset on the board and still have same redults someone please help.
 

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Hi!. I got a not so new Dell optiplex 745 with a old Intel Pentium 4 530 @3.00Ghz with 1gb of sYstem RAM, a 80gb seagate hard drive, a 305w power supply And integrated intel gma 3000 graphics, my question is, Can i replace the old Pentium 4 that is 90nm with a Pentium e5500 or a Core 2 Duo e6750 that are 45nm? also, i will buy a geforce gt430 and a 2gb dual channel ddr2 memory. does the power supply support these three components? also is this a good computer or should i buy a motherboard and install everything from the start?

A:Help With Dell Optiplex 745

Minitower Optiplex 745:
Supported microprocessor types: Intel® Pentium® 4, Pentium® D, Celeron®, or Core™ processor
DDR2 RAM should be installed in matched pairs so you'd need to install 2 of them. But there's no point installing 4 GB of RAM with a 32-bit version of Windows which can only use ~3.0 - 3.5 GB of RAM. Note, this system supports 2 GB RAM modules but only those running at 533, 667 MHz. It doesn't support 2 GB modules running at 800 MHz, but apparently will support smallar modules running at 800 MHz.
 

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Hello,I purchased an Optiplex 380 a couple of years ago which came with 2x2GB RAM @ 1066Mhz and now I think time has come to upgrade to at least 8GB. So, I tried a kingston value ram of 4gb @ 1333Mhz and unfortunately it beeped with 1 and 3 diagnostic LEDs lit. I know that the Dell manual says a maximum of 4GB ram but I have seen people here on dell forums running 2x4GB without any problems, so according to my thinking, maybe the bus frequency is the problem? shall I try 1066Mhz? Crucial's site also suggests up to 1600Mhz so whats the confusion here?P.S. I have latest BIOS A07 flashed.

A:Dell Optiplex 380 max RAM

Hi,
Thank you for reaching out.
Did you try 8GB(4+4) or Does it beeps even with a 4GB stick in one slot? 
Try each stick on both the slots, If that fails, you may try 1066 mhz.
P.S:  We haven't tested 8GB configuration on this motherboard from the factory, If none of the steps works, You may have to revert back to 4GB. 
Thanks. 

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Hi everyone,

I have been looking up about getting a replacement for my existing CPU which is an Intel Core i5 (Version: 2400) and upgrading to the new Intel Core i5 4460 which does support HD better for what I needed, such as movies and gaming (I only need up to 60FPS).

But other than that, I have been looking either at a portable GPU. The GPU is called a Zotac GeForce GTX 960 4GB (from NVidia). I just want to know if this will fit and will it work well with my PC?

I just want to know if the new Intel Core i5 4460 will fit in the Optiplex 390's motherboard, the same for the Zoatac GeForce GTX 960 4GB GPU.

But I would be interested to see what you have come up with any other CPU/GPU recommendations for this Dell Optiplex 390 Desktop.

Many thanks,

Ben

A:New CPU/GPU for Dell Optiplex 390

Because the optiplex comes in three form factors, which one is it? The Desktop ones? or the smaller one?

Anyways, to be able to upgrade to a Haswell processor you'll need a new motherboard aswell (Those with H81 chipset will do). The Zotac GTX 960 will work provided you have enough juice from the PSU to be able to supply the graphics card

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I have a dell that does not read the cd-rom. In bios it reads "cd-not installed. Does that mean adding text to a file? Look at photos
 

A:Dell Optiplex 260

It displays "cd-rom device NOT installed". So the drive is faulty or not connected properly.
 

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This is a continuation of my earlier thread which says it is locked:

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/compaq-presario-particulars.1161610/

Alas, the unit recommended to me in that thread is sold out.

I have been looking at similar units of the same model number but, as best I can tell, although they have the same name/model, the Dell Optiplex 780 seems to come in two different case sizes, a MF and a SFF, the SFF being the smaller of the two.

The SFF seem to be the more plentiful and about $50 more expensive, while having only 1TB SATA compared to the MT having 2TB.

Am I right in thinking that there are indeed two case sizes; and, if so, which is the preferable ?

Thanks.
 

A:DELL Optiplex 780 ???

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Does anyone know if the Optiplex GXi will work with an 80 GB HD? If not what can I do? That is the size of my extra drive.
 

A:Dell Optiplex GXi

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It's an older dell (Optiplex 320 3mhz single core w 2 g ram) with onboard graphics. Want to put a 256 or 512 mb pci e card in as an upgrade. Any economical suggestions?

A:dell optiplex 320

Do you have the Mini tower or the desktop model 320?

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Trying to fix this thing up for my grandaughter. It has a 200 mh. processor 128MB ram and a 40GB hard drive. Now it seems that the mb. drive controller is inop. At least that is what it says when I try to boot. I was told that it wouldn't support the 40 GB drive anyway so I bought a PCI ATA card. By the way I installed a 6GB. drive to see if the MB.would boot it,and it said the same thing. How can I get it to boot? It seems impossible because I need the PCI card to get to the drive and the system needs the driver for the PCI card to run the drive. Is there any chance???
 

A:Help Dell Optiplex GXi

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Hi guys I need some help please my dell optiplex 745 sff will not boot up just amber light at points abcd and real loud fan
 

A:dell optiplex 745 sff

my guess would be that this was after some kind of storm or power surge. can you see the bios loading? in order to diagnose this you will have to have parts that are known to be good and go through the machine one piece at a time. The main suspects right now is the power supply, CPU, or the mother board. Do you get any audable beeps when it is trying to start up?
 

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hi there My dvdrom hardware seems to be acting weird it will eject but will not play or autoplay the discs,
it just simply does not detect any discs are present
 

A:dell dvd rom 745 optiplex

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I will start loading when powered up, the go to black screen and it days type in system password, but you can't type anything in there without it beebing at you and halting the system?

Any thoughts?

A:[SOLVED] need help with Dell optiplex 360

Did you set a Bios Password? If so, you need to type that in. Sounds like you have a stuck key on the keyboard. Turn the keyboard upside down and blow out the keys with a can of compressed air. Try a different keyboard

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Ever seen i have this computer been running good but recently i don't know what happen but it runs slower and it has very low ram but never had a problem. Is running window xp pro sp3. Any idea what could be wrong.

A:Dell optiplex gx260

have you recently installed any new software or hardware?

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I've tried disabling the Autosleep/powersaver on a Dell Optiplex GX, with no luck. Any clues?
 

A:DELL Optiplex GX AutoSleep

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Hello! I want to upgrade to DELL OptiPlex 760 (service tag
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
).
1-replace the HHD drive on the SSD.
2 - replace the E6600 on CPU Q9550S.
3 - to add 4 more GB of RAM.
Version BIOS - A16. All the latest updates for your computer installed.
Questions: 1 - the PSU should be changed? 2- it is possible during the update do not use the fan HHD disk? 3- possible such an upgrade and have all the systems to work stably?
Thank you for your time. Best regards, Sergey. Sorry for bad English.

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Can I change CPU in Pentium to Core I7 ? 
Dell Optiplex 380 Support this CPU?

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is Dell Optiplex 760 MT and GT730 compatible to each other? Someone please help me, im struggling to buy one because im scared if it is compatible or not. Thanks.

A:Dell Optiplex 760 MT and GT730

Unknown. These video cards were validated by Dell on this system model =FM351 ATI Radeon HD2400 XT 256MBC120D ATI Radeon HD3470 256MBY103D ATI Radeon HD3450 256MBH995J, K722J Nvidia Quadro NVS420 512MB

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I recently purchased a used Dell Optiplex GX1, and formatted the drive, re-loading Win98 successfully. After 20 minutes, the monitor goes blank, although moving the mouse brings the drive back to life the screen stays blank. I entered the BIOS setup, but found that it's asking for a setup password, and I can't effect any power management settings. Any practical help would be greatly appreciated...
 

A:Dell Optiplex BIOS

There might be a clear CMOS jumper on the board, if not or you can't find/identify it, you can pull the battery out for a few minutes. This should reset your password to the default which is nothing.
 

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Sometimes when I turn it on, the power button light is dim gold, it blinks along with a blinking green light on the zip drive. At other times I get it to boot into windows(XPpro). Could it be the power button, it's like an art to turning on this thing.
 

A:Dell Optiplex gx240

You may have a motherboard with bad capacitors. A Google search turns up a number of hits with people having that problem with certain production runs of Dell Optiplex models.

With the computer turned off, look for any electrolytic capacitors (shiny aluminum cans with heat-shrink plastic covering) that are bulging or oozing liquid.
 

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Hi All,
I currently have a problem with my computer. Seeing i'm a beginner i have no idea how to fix my problem. Hopefully there will be enough info below for somebody in the know to help me solve my problem.
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Firstly,
I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 Desktop, O.S Win XP pro SP2, 533MHz Bus 256MB Ram.
I recently installed new ram 2x512, The ram specs where provided by Crucial memory's patch. The ram specs where DDR SDRam PC3200 400MHz 64x64bit CL3. the computer was running fine after i installed the memory for a bit over 24 hours. I had received an email at that point i got an error screen telling me to restart my computer in normal mode if this was the first time i had seen this message. This information was on the screen, Error Signature
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BC Code:1000008e BCP1:C000005 BCP2:B59923D8 BCP3:B69157D8 BCP4:00000000 OSVer:5_1_2600 Product 256_1
*** STOP 0x00000050 (0xE01748F8, 0x00000001, 0x8054B339, 0x00000000
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I restarted it but it froze halfway through the bios loading. I restarted again it started power on but nothing else and the screen stayed on stand-by. I restarted again it showed n-vidia card and nothing else. I tried booting it from CD it did'nt respond just a black screen. It was suggested to try removing the new hardware and reinstall it again, i did but no success. i got a screen saying ; Alert previous attempts at booting this system have failed at chec... Read more

A:Ram troubles with Dell Optiplex

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Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would go and I don't really see an obvious spot for one. Nor do I see connectors around where the current hard drive is. Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD?
 

A:Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

It can if you remove the floppy drive and mount the hard drive in that spot. You'll need to use an IDE cable with two connectors and use it for the CD/DVD and the new hard drive. I don't recall if there was a SATA connection on the motherboard, if so that would be the way to go.
 

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Hi, I recently bought this new Dell Optiplex 745 SFF computer off of my brother and I really need to upgrade this damn video card. I can't stand integrated. But since it is a Small Form Factor case, I am supposed to get an SFF video card. Well, I don't want one. So I was wondering if I can just modify the innards of the case and leave the door off and will it be fine to just use a normal non-low-profile Video Card in this case? It is PCI-E so if you know of any good cards for under $75 throw them at me, I just want to play The new Borderlands game. Thank you all.
 

A:Dell Optiplex 745 SFF Question

Sure, leave the cover off. The motherboard is the same as the full width Optiplex 745, so if your office space is secure to prevent a cat or a box of Oreos from getting in there, you can do what you wish. I would cover the opening with a treated cheese cloth or other dust and lint preventative.
You can also find a lot of video cards where the only change need is the size of the install end. Take the hardware off an old junker card with matching components, you will be happy.
The real problem is that Optiplex power supply will not work well with some video graphics cards due to power demands.
 

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I have installed windows 7 Professional in a Dell Optiplex GX240.  I need to find the associated drivers for it.  Does anyone know a website?  Should I just reload windows Vista home premium?  
 
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX240

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/optiplex-gx240?ref=ff32&s=bsd

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can the power supply  be upgrade in the Dell OptiPlex 790 mt ?

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hello

i need driver for dell OptiPlex GX280 in windows 7
i wish if u can help me

A:dell OptiPlex GX280

Here you go...

Drivers & Downloads

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 I have a Dell Optiplex 755 mini tower and the past week or so there has been a ticking noise coming from the cpu fan area. I am not getting an error code when running diagnostics, it honestly just sounds like something is in the way causing the noise. I want to remove the fan and try cleaning it, but I have never done this before do not want to damage my cpu. I have looked on the Dell site trying to find maybe documentation on how to do this, but can not find anything and i dont have warranty any longer.
Does anyone know of a site or where on the Dell site to find documentation/videos on how to remove a cpu fan in a optiplex 755?
 

A:Dell Optiplex 755 Removing CPU Fan

valley_girl1919,Start here for the Optiplex 755 user guide. Choose the appropriate chassis type from that page then proceed to the Removing and Replacing Parts section. You shouldn't have trouble locating instructions for how to remove the CPU fan there.

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At work we have 3 Dell Optiplex GX270's purchased from an ICT equipment recycler. They came from the supplier with a fresh version of XP Pro installed on them, and the XP Pro Dell OEM COA on the side, and i therefore assumed they were legal.

I have come to fresh install XP Pro on them, and the OEM disk the vendor supplied will not allow me to enter the COA off of the side as a valid Windows XP Key.

What version of Windows XP Pro do i need to source to allow me to use the COA off of the side of the tower?

Thanks
 

A:Dell OPTIPLEX GX270 + XP Pro COA

Any Dell Reinstall CD that is XPSP2 should work. Since it is OEM it will not work with Retail disks or Upgrade disks.
 

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I have DELL OPTILPLEX 755 with 2.5 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS. It constantly restarts with BSOD

x64 (64-bit)
- the original installed OS on the system? - Windows 7 Ultimate
- an OEM or full retail version? - Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? - bought it a month ago but it's released in markets much before that date
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) - 2 weeks

Note that I tried removing one of my RAMs to diagnose so the dump files may contain different info based on the existing HW installed at that time

A:BSOD on DELL OPTIPLEX 755

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ar5384


I have DELL OPTILPLEX 755 with 2.5 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS. It constantly restarts with BSOD

x64 (64-bit)
- the original installed OS on the system? - Windows 7 Ultimate
- an OEM or full retail version? - Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? - bought it a month ago but it's released in markets much before that date
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) - 2 weeks

Note that I tried removing one of my RAMs to diagnose so the dump files may contain different info based on the existing HW installed at that time



Easy related to your Kaspersky. I would remove and replace with Microsoft Security essentials

http://support.kaspersky.com/downloa...vremover10.zip

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

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system locks when users log on after scriptlogic runs and user must restart the pc to complete log on process. sometimes systems lock up during use. Really need some help with this one, because i have a few pc's with that same problem which won't go away no matter what i try
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex on the way from e-bay and I would like to go ahead and order some more ram so they get here about the same time but I am having a hard time finding out what ram chip to get for that model.

I normally don't have a problem looking up the correct ram but I am getting suggestions for PC-2-5300 and PC-2-6400 as well as some others. I know that it uses DDR2 but the rest is confusing me. I understand the chip speed such as 667mhz or 800mhz but the rest I am unfamiliar with.

Could someone please tell me what type of ram chip I need to get? I am going to get 1mb sticks so I don't care if they are exactly the same as what comes with it because it only comes with 215mb of ram so if I get one with a faster speed then it won't matter cause 215 mb is nothing for ram. Please help me with what ram chip to put in this unit if anyone can and thanks.
 

A:Ram issue for a Dell Optiplex

I could help you out with that. But first, I would need the exact model of the computer.

E.g. Dell Optiplex 360
 

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I am resurrecting this 2002 built PC for general home use for a beginner, it will have WIN 7 as the OS.
I plan to install a 60GB SSD for the OS only, can I install a second HD?
Does it need an AGP or other card?.
 

A:DELL Optiplex GX260

just as an fyi, you are going to run into issues putting 7 on that system. It was designed for XP, and 7 didn't exist at the time, so you will have a very hard time finding compatible drivers for it.
 

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Hello, I was told in one of the forums that a Intel CORE 2 QUAD PROCESSOR Q9650 SLB8W 3.0GHz 12M CACHE 1333 MHz FSB would work in my Desktop. I purchased it on E-bay and installed it with the already upgraded bios A22. It did not work. I tried to install my original cpu that did work and now I cannot get it to even post. I have removed the battery for an hour and that did not help. I tried a different video card in case that was the problem. I get absolutely nothing on the monitor. I am at a loss. Does anybody know a trick or two to get it back up and running. Thank you very much for your time. Robb

A:Dell Optiplex 755 Cpu Problem

Best option is to post on the Dell forums, where those familiar with Dell's can help you. Dell Desktop Forum http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/

The Dell specs list these 3 CPU types: The Q series, based on what the specs show would not be supported.
l Intel? Core™2
l Intel vPro™
l Intel Celeron?

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after a recent power flactuations, my pc couldnt launch the pre-installed xp. I tried to install the xp but when it reaches the portion for installing devices, the monitor screen goes black while the monitor lpower ight still keeps green. when there is no cd in the cd drive, the pc powers on POSTs and the monitor light turns amber. I have tried severally in vain to reinstall the xp. What could be the problem, the monitor or the cpu? and if it is cpu, is it a hardware problem and what could be done to remedy it

A:xp cant install in dell optiplex gx 280

Rule out graphics or other problems by running an operating system from a usb or cd. My favourite is Linux Mint which you can download from here.

Download - Linux Mint

Burn the .iso to a disc and boot from it. If it boots ok then the hardware is fine then it's a software issue. If that's the case try and get another installation disk from a friend or wherever and try that.

If the CD with Linux Mint on it can't load then you have a graphics fault perhaps caused by the power fluctuations.

I think this model has integrated graphics but also has space for a pci-express graphics card. So if you can get hold of one of those you could try that..

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had to buy a new hd for my dell optiplex 7010
service tag 8HC3QW1.
 
looks like it has on oem version of windows 7 pro on old hd.
00371-OEM- 899.......
it boots up but blue screens in about 5 mins.
 
will i be able to download windows 7 and enter this key number for windows 7 ?
will be used on the same computer.
 
any info appreciated.
 

A:new hd for dell optiplex 7010

That product ID is for Dell Windows 7 Professional using OEM System Locked Preinstallation. It is not a Product Key. See here for more details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-7-sp1-iso-download/ 
Note you can also clean install Windows 10 RS1 and activate with your Windows 7 pro OEM Product key but that key should be printed separately on the systems affixed COA:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/  

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Hi,

Sorry if this is a really lame question, but I have almost no experience with computer hardware.
I just bought a new Dell Optiplex 780 to run a sound system in a theater, and I need to transfer the sound card from the old computer to the new (for reference, its a Delta M-Audio Audiophile 2496), but the new Dell came in a low profile case, and the card doesn't fit.
So the best option seems to be to just buy a cheap (20-30 dollar) full size case and transfer the computer wholesale over so the PCI card fits, but I've been told that the style of case matters.
Any suggestions as to a good case at a cheap price that the components will fit in properly would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Optiplex needs new case

Unfortunately you can't. These are proprietary Dell designs and they do not fit any standard case on the market.

So you need to use either a USB sound card, a half-height sound card, or buy a different computer.
 

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Hi..
I have a dell optiplex 755 with 305 watt Power supply, Intel core 2 duo E7400 and a 2 GB Ram...i wanted to know weather my board is compatible wirh Nvidia GTX 460.. Thanks..Also plz telll me how to convert VGA into DVI..

Thnks
 

A:Dell Optiplex 755 -- can I install a GTX 460?

Hello maaz, I do believe a GTX 460 would fit inside of the case, but it would be a tight fit, also, you'd need to upgrade your PSU to handle the new GPU.
How much are you looking to spend?
 

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I am working on a Dell OptiPlex GS for one of my less fortunate friends. (this thing is a p166 with 32MB ram and a 56kbps modem. No speed demon, thats for sure). Anyway, I can't find enough info on this machine to access the BIOS. I know I am missing something but I can't figure out what. Delete does'nt work, F1 either. The machine in question can be found at http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/systems/dalt/Specs.htm.

Thanks
 

A:Anyone know how to get into the BIOS of a Dell OptiPlex Gs?

OptiPlex Systems

On all Pentium-based OptiPlex systems, press the Ctrl + Alt + Enter keys at the same time, or the F2 key as the system powers up.

Darn I have to read what I paste, the keys where bracketed and that's why it didn't make any sense, removed brackets.

Sorry
 

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i recently got a dell optiplex gx280 from my dad and i was wondering of anyone could show me the way to a 64x cpu
current specs:
cpu:2.80 ghz 2 logical cores 1 real
ram:4gb 3gb useable
video:radeon 3400 1.5gb ram
operating system:ubuntu 14.04

A:x64 bit cpu for old dell optiplex gx280

There is no point to X64 cpu in this model.  The GX620 is the same and has a 3.5 gig ram limit based on a chipset limitation not on 64 bit OS or not. You have a Hyper thread single core P4.
Zero advantage to EMT64 cpu on this model.
Intel didn't implement 64 bit until the 600 series on socket 775
The GX280 is too old.  The GX620 can go all the way to windows 10 but it too cannot take advantage of more than 3.50 gigs of ram regardless of the physical amount installed.
 

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The college I go's Computer Lab has a eBay account in which they sell used PC's that are surplus or no longer used. I bought a Dell Optiplex 780 from them. Since I was in class today and the auction ended today just 30 minutes before class, I snagged the only bid of $40. Now all the computers in the computer lab are this model and run Windows 7. I was told that Windows 7 is native to this desktop. It came with Windows 7 Pro, but if you know me, I am all about personalization so I wiped the PC clean by deleting the partitions using GParted and installed w7 myself. It says it has all the drivers except 2. technically it needs 3. The system claims that the Video drivers are already installed, but I cannot achieved a higher resolution than 1280x1024 on a 1080p (1920x1080) monitor. The computers at the college running the same OS, same model desktop are displaying in 1080p. Mine is not however.
 
 
drivers needed:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&SUBSYS_04201028&REV_03
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_04201028&REV_03
 
Video Driver Hardware ID
 
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&SUBSYS_04201028&REV_03
(says it is installed but no HD or widescreen)(computers at college are)

A:Need drivers: Dell Optiplex 780

All Dell original drivers: (all is free)

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Products/?app=drivers
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Products/desktop/optiplex_desktop?app=drivers&country=us&lang=en&seg=19
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/optiplex-780/drivers

Last link is what You need I think. Open, select Your system and download what You want.
If You begin from first given link, You can also use automatic system detector and recommendations. It is all for free.
Old Dell user.

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I'm trying to find a guide of some thing that will tell me the compatible processors for a optiplex 330 desktop tower?

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Hi !

We have win2k network with 1000 cleints, and i have one little or big problem. have setup an RIS server and Dell Optiplex clients with intel boot agent cant recive any boot filname error E-53. Alla other cleints can pxeboot or funcion with a risboot floppy. Its only this Dell Optiplex who cant pxeboot.
 

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Hello i got this dell optiplex gx 260 and i have this monitor well its a tv which i use for monitor and it loads the dell logo but then after that the screen turns black, so i got my old old old.... monitor a Amptron and i was able to see it fine, so any help here? the tv is a toshiba
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX260

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I have just purchased these for school and need to split the HDMI to 2 x VGA to run the interactive board & the monitor - anyone else out there doing this?

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Hey guys, I reloaded win7 on this unit, it started restarting on it's own after I choose the shut down option in windows and it shuts down but now "sometimes" when i go to the net it will shut down too and restart, any ideas please?

A:Dell optiplex 390 restarting on it's own?

Tap F8 at boot and select Disable Autorestart on System Failure. Hopefully the next time it will throw a BSOD you can diagnose. Also check your Event Viewer for any problems.

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Hello all
I have just got a Optiplex 390 desktop (Full size tower). I've been looking everywhere for a CPU list for this PC but i cannot find one.
I know it can take i3/i5 2nd gen CPU's but which models specifically? all of them??
thanks

A:Dell Optiplex 390 CPU List?

The 2011 Optiplex 390 was only validated with the following i3/i5 CPUs =MHF7R i5-2400 Sandy Bridge, 3.10GHz, 6MB, 65w, 4C, D2 950R3 i3-2130 Sandy Bridge, 3.40GHz, 3MB, 65w, 2C, Q0972H5 i3-2120 Sandy Bridge, 3.30GHz, 3MB, 65w, Q0 5MH9T i3-2100 Sandy Bridge, 3.10GHz, 3MB, 65w Q0

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Hello Forum-I have an old dell desktop optiplex G1. It has worse than lousy 2 mb of video.Appearantly this video is on board as I can see no card, though it appears it has slots to accept cards. I looked every where on the net(or almost), but very limited info is available for the upgradability of this old unit. I seen some video cards(32 & 64mb) on ebay that looked as though they may fit slots, but I`m not sure they would work. Also could this grampa`s CPU be upgraded to say PIII(100or133 mhz bus). If so what parts may I need to upgrade? Thank-You very much for your knowledgeable advice.
 

A:Upgradability for Dell Optiplex G1

Not a lot you can do with that system. I don't believe there is an AGP video slot, but you should be able to add a PCI (not PCIe) video card. It's a Pentium II so the best you could do would be to upgrade to a faster PII. Since it's got a 400 that just leaves the 450 and that would be a useless upgrade.

In the end I can't see that it's worth doing anything with it.
 

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i have an old dell optiplex gx110 with a pentium 3 processor and 128mb memory 15 gig harddrive, this is my first computer, i am 48yrs old and not too computer savvy. savvy? i have had windows xp downloaded and am wondering how i can optimize the performance of this old machine... like could i use a different windows os system to free up more memory? or somehow adjust the bios settings for faster performance or upgrade the basic processing unit (inexpensively) ? i would appreciate any and all suggestions to that i can optimize performance and speed with this old dinosaur... thanks
 

A:dell optiplex gx110

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Hi !

We have win2k network with 1000 cleints, and i have one little or big problem. have setup an RIS server and Dell Optiplex cleints with intel boot agent or 3com boot agent cant recive any boot filname error E-53. Alla other cleints can pxeboot or funcion with a risboot floppy. Its only this Dell Optiplex who cant pxeboot.Have tried with all nicdrivers from broadcom and intel also from dell and nothing works.This risserver (dell Poweredge 2650) have 2 nics but one is disable and unistalled.Becourse then i put the risrule to another computer with one nic its works fine.
 

A:PXEBOOT an Dell Optiplex

Have now find out this on my own !!!!!!

The Power edge server has an PPP adapter which the ris sevice is listen to and get 192.168. ip all the time and the cleints get timeout !



 

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I've disconnected default SSD (Samsung) in order to connect new emty SSD (Transcend). I was in need to clone my laptop's HDD on this new SSD as a transit SATA port, because I've got only one SATA to USB connector, used by laptop's drive. I've successfully cloned my drives, disconnected all new drives, connected default SSD (samsung) and - no OS boot. I've not changed ANY BIOS settings.
Ok. I've a look on BIOS settings, and I see NEW (almost disconnected) SSD (Transcend) as bootable device. And NO Samsung SSD in boot device. Only Transcend which is no more connecned to motherboard. In SATA I see only Samsung SSD connecned, but I don't see it in BOOT section. 
I've restored to factory and than to default settings with no effect. Than I've cleared CMOS - no effect. I see disconnected SSD device in BIOS BOOT section. What I'm doing wrong?

A:Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF

I've changed firmware of my BIOS. Downgraded it up ti 1.2.3 version, than upgraded it again. No effect. Old SSD doesn't appear. BUT in Legacy boot disconnected drive is still present. I cannot delete it. cannot change it to connected SSD drive. I guess it's somewhere in Legacy Option ROMS, and must be changed - but there are no options in this BIOS section. I'm gonna hate UEFI

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I have 28 dell optilex 330 pc,s same configuration
I installed windows xp to one pc ( it did not ask for Activation Key)

and after installing all the drivers and softwares

I sys prepped Selecting (dont reset grace period for activation)
after reboot when i on the Pc Its asking for the activation Key

why is this happening since i have original licence version Xp

Please Help Me

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windows 7 enterprise. ethernet is plugged in but I have no internet.

had lots of spyware which I removed. but cant figure out why I have no internet. ran troubleshooter. says "local area connection has no valid IP configuration". not sure how to fix that.

any ideas? thanks.

A:dell optiplex 960 no internet.

try disabling and re-enabling the network card.

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PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHY ALL MY  DELL OPTIPLEX 380 COMPUTERS GIVING AMBER LIGHT.  I CHANGED THE POWER SUPPLY.  THEY ARE ALL NEW COMPUTERS WE WAS PURCHASED LAST YEAR JUNE. CAN SOME ONE HELP ME RESOLVE THIS ISSUES. WHAT CAUSES THAT?

THANKS..

Andy.

A:ISSUES WITH DELL OPTIPLEX 380

Hi Andstino,
If it's okay, I'd like to ask you some questions regarding this as I want to make sure that we get to the bottom of the problem for you. Some of the questions will ask you to remove components from the system so please make sure that you remove the power cord from the back of the system before attempting these.
1) Switch the system on. Can you tell me if the power button is flashing amber or a solid amber? Please also tell me if you notice any diagnostics LEDs staying lit - these are labelled 1,2,3 and 4 and are near the front headphone sockets
2) Please remove all peripherals at the back of the system and switch the system on. Does this affect the power button LED or diagnostic LEDs
3) Have you added any components to the system e.g. video cards, sound cards etc...
4) Please open the system and remove the following components:
a) Power and data cables from hard drives and optical drivesb) Any PCI/PCI-Express expansion cardsc) All memory from the systemd) The system fan
5) With the above removed, please reconnect the power cord to the back of the system and switch the system on. Please make a note of what happens with the power button LED and the diagnostic LEDs
6) If there are no changes to the power button LED or diagnostic LEDs, please remove the power cord from the back of the system and remove the following components:
a) I/O panel cableb) CMOS battery
7) With the I/O panel cable and CMOS battery removed, please connect the power cord to th... Read more

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Hi,
I have dell Optiplex 780 SFF (Small Form Factor) PC. It have 3 SATA options. I want to add 2nd hard drive in it but I can't see any power cable for 2nd Hard drive.
At present I have  One SATA Hard Drive and One SATA Super Combo. But the power cable of SATA Super combo is very unique I can't able to give power from that cable to my 2nd Hard Drive.
Is there any possibility to add 2nd Hard drive in PC case ???

Best Regards,
Dani

A:Add second Harddisk in Dell Optiplex 780 SFF

Hi Dani,
The SFF uses a slim optical drive which does not take a standard SATA power connection. You'll need to purchase an adapter or SATA power cable splitter to provide power to a second hard drive.

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Everything was working fine until yesterday but now my Dell computer won't turn on. In case it helps, we have Windows 7 professional installed, hardware Intel Core TM i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHZ, 4GB RAM, 64-bit OS.
I tried unplugging everything, plugging power cable back in and holding power button for 20 seconds but no luck.
Help?

A:Dell Optiplex 990 won't turn on

Hello akurnyc,
Try disconnecting the power cable & then holding the power button for about 10 seconds (this forces the capacitors to discharge).  If that doesn't help, try using a different outlet.  If you're using a surge protector, power strip, or battery backup/UPS, then try connecting directly to the wall.
Let us know what you find out.

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX260, when I turn it on I get the message "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". I cannot get pass this screen. What could be wrong with this system.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. It is a SFF. Is this equivalent to a Micro-ATX?
I wish to replace motherboards and use a ZOTAC 9300-A-E.
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX270

Hi

Dell use their own PSU's in these models and you can only use the correct board.
 

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 862B0280
BCP2: 8FE259B0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\052313-24476-01.dmp
C:\Users\Marcella\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-86720-0.sysdata.xml

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A:BSOD on my dell optiplex 380

Your graphics card driver seems to be the problem here:


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {8601a410, 8ea1e9b0, 0, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for igdkmd32.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for igdkmd32.sys
Probably caused by : igdkmd32.sys ( igdkmd32+119b0 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
Driver Reference Table - igdkmd32.sys
Looking at the time stamp on the driver we can see that it ipre-dates windows 7 and needs to be updated:

Code:
kd> lmvm igdkmd32
start end module name
8ea0d000 8ef0a000 igdkmd32 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: igdkmd32.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd32.sys
Image name: igdkmd32.sys
Timestamp: Wed May 06 14:13:40 2009 (4A01D354)
CheckSum: 0048DF97
ImageSize: 004FD000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Please update the driver from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

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So I scrappedited a motherboard and cpu for my personal rig, but when I went to put the front panel power switch and lights I realized that the case I took the mobo out of only used a 5 pin wiring for the power switch, hddled, reset switch and pled, where as this case uses 8 pins for it.
In the top right of the mother board it has the 5 pin connector labeled pwrswi but on the lower right (where the front panel things would usually connect it is labeled ledhi. Any idea as to how I am supposed to connect them

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just as the title says .
i just want to know if nvidia geforce gts 450 is compatible w/ my dell optiplex 780

here are the specifications of my desktop.

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz

2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz
Manufacturer Kingston
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 532.6 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 7 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 7 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 7 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 20 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 1T
DELL E1910 @ 1440x900
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
313GB Seagate ST3320418AS (SATA)
SoundMAX Integrated Digital High Definition Audio

Monitor
Name DELL E1910 on Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Current Resolution 1440x900 pixels
Work Resolution 1440x860 pixels
State enabled, primary, output devices support
Monitor Width 1440
Monitor Height 900
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 75 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
i dont know anything about computers, so i just copied the specifications of my desktop using speccy ..

thanks .

A:is GTS 450 compatible with Dell Optiplex 780

The power supply is the problem. Only 255W in the desk top version. The GTS450 needs one 6 pin power cable and it is very unlikely your PSU has one.

OptiPlex 780 Desktop Details | Dell

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Hi all
I'm having a problem in installing windows on my "dell optiplex 760 desktop".
it gives me a message that bios is not installed & it refuses to start even windows xp after copying the files to the hard desk giving me the usual blue screen.

Any ideas
Thanks
 

A:Dell Optiplex 760 OS problem

Replace the CMOS (silver coin battery CR2032) on the motherboard...
 

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Hey Guys & Gals,

I Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit On My Dell Optiplex 755, I Updated All My Drivers, But 2 Pieces Of Hardware Do Not Have Drivers Even After Updates. They Are,..PCI Serial Port & PCI Simple Communications Controller. Has Anybody Found Any Compatible Drivers For This Yet, It Will Be 5 Years Before M$ Gets Around To It.LOL! Thanks In Advance!!

thor68372rockon

A:Dell Optiplex 755 Driver

Hey Guys & Gals,

I Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit On My Dell Optiplex 755, I Updated All My Drivers, But 2 Pieces Of Hardware Do Not Have Drivers Even After Updates. They Are,..PCI Serial Port & PCI Simple Communications Controller. Has Anybody Found Any Compatible Drivers For This Yet, It Will Be 5 Years Before M$ Gets Around To It.LOL! Thanks In Advance!!

thor68372rockon

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The motherboard in my Dell Optiplex 760 needs replacing.  There is no fault with any other component.Dell UK will not help me because apparently my computer is a non-retail model (I bought it from eBay around 15 months ago).
There are so many Dell repair agents here in London but ALL of them only offer their service for Dell laptops.
Other repair facilities appear reluctant to take a Dell computer apart, supposedly because Dell computers are "unlike" other computers.
There are two options I would willingly consider.
1. Have the motherboard in my existing computer replaced
2. Find someone to remove the Hard Drive, copy a small amount of the data on the Drive (specifically the four folders - Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos) onto a USB stick allowing me to then dump my Dell Optiplex 760 as a bad experience and invest in another make of co9mputer.
What I need is the address of any repair outlet in Greater London that can perform either of the two.  Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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Hi i have just got a Dell Optiplex GX280 PC I have just Reformatted the Hard Drive and install my firewall,Anti-Virus and Counter Strike: Source. when i start playing Counter Strike: Source it is very laggy and slow. i dont have a clue why this happens my old pc is crap and still plays this game and this is newer and faster. I have my spec bellow for my new pc:
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OS Information:
PropertyValue
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional|C:\WINDOWS|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Service Pack 2.0
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS


Processor:
PropertyValue
Current Clock Speed 2793
Description x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

Current Clock Speed 2793
Description x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz


Memory (RAM):
PropertyValue
Bank Label
Capacity 268435456

Bank Label
Capacity 268435456

Total Memory Deteced in Hardware: ~512 MB
Memory Reported to Operating System: 502MB

Disk Drives:
PropertyValue
Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model ST340014AS
Media Type Fixed hard disk media
Size 39999536640 (~37 GB)
Number of Partitions 1


Installed Printers:
PropertyValue
Name hp deskjet 970c series
Port Name LPT1:
Default True
Driver Name hp deskjet 970c series


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A:Help with Dell Optiplex GX280

after you reinstalled windows did you load the motherboard drivers and other drivers fromt he dell resource disk? are there any devices in device manager that have a yellow question mark or yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark inside them next to them?
 

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I am using A Dell Optiplex GXi to build a Smoothwall. I didn't have a keyboard to go with it. Can I use any keyboard with it?
 

A:Keyboard for Dell Optiplex GXi

This is the description of the keyboard port

PS/2-style keyboard
(1) 6-pin mini-DIN

That's the most common type, so you shouldn't have any problems. If you have a keyboard with the larger plug there are adapters. USB ports are available so that's an option also.
 

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ok...

I am at work trying to rebuild a Dell Optiplex GX260, My Windows 2000 SP2 CD that came with it, appears to have insufficient drivers for it. Primarily for the NIC or Ethernet Controller.

Is an Ethernet Controller a NIC?

Any tips where I can get drivers? I cant find any on the dell site.

I also don't have access to a windows XP cd that may have drivers on it.

please give any insight
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX260

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I am unable to open Microsoft Outlook (probable hard drive problem - I keep getting the message that the program is not responding). My question: Is there a way to retrieve data from the system, such as contact list, calendar, and e-mails (inbox, sent items, draft, etc.)? I'd like to copy this data onto another computer with a USB flash drive.
 

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I have no sound and no icon in system tray
My OS is Win2000 pro

Mother Board....... Dell Optiplex GX 260
Audio Adapter ...... Intel 82801DBICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller A-1

Chipset.........Intel Brookdale G i845G

Device Manager Shows yellow "!" next to

1. USB Audio Device
2. Soundmax Integrated Digital Audio

Need assistance in locating audio drivers
 

A:No sound Dell Optiplex GX 260

Have you tried getting the sound driver from the dell website??
 

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Hi,
I have a Dell optiplex 745 with pentium d 3.4ghz. recently i began getting blurring and horizontal line on screnn which rectify when disconnecting ad reconnecting the monitor. It has now died. First the thrid warning light was not showing which think indicates a graphics problem which is integrated. i am now getting nothing fromm it. The fan comes on and the motherboard light but no output whatsover. The standby button has gone from green when working to orange which i think indicates a problem?? Any advice to whether it could be a motherboard/ processor or other problem would be greatly appreciated
 

A:dell optiplex dead?

First off, the amber light on the monitor means simply that the monitor is turned on but not getting a signal from the computer. So, I think your problem is in the computer.

These are the possibilities as I see them in roughly their most likely to least likely order:
Bad power supply
Bad video card
Bad main board or processor or both
Bad memory chip

disconnecting ad reconnecting the monitorClick to expand...

Disconnecting and reconnecting a digital monitor can fry a main board or processor.
 

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Hi, Good morning!!!  I have a pc  as mentioned above.I have installed 4 gb in Ram  2x2gb DDR3 SDRAM 1.066 MHz. My cuestion is this pc supports 8GB?  2x4??  If so,  what  kind of memory  I need?
Thanks a lot!!
Fesco.

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i have a dell optiplex gx240 2.0 pentium4 512mb ram
my question is how can i upgrade my video card it has 1 agp slot with a old 128mb ati rage but it is way smaller than todays cards and most new cards wont phisically fit in my computer case. i went on ati website and it recommended a radeon x1300 pro but that is way too tall to fit into the verticall agp slot (compter lid wont shut) has 2 horizontal pci slots that i could use but i really dont know much about pci cards any ideas other than running my computer with no lid- by the way my set up now i can play battlefield 1942 on medium settings i want to max out the settings on that game
 

A:what graphics card will fit in my Dell optiplex

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i have a dell optiplex gx240 2.0 pentium4 512mb ram
my question is how can i upgrade my video card it has 1 agp slot with a old 128mb ati rage but it is way smaller than todays cards and most new cards wont phisically fit in my computer case. i went on ati website and it recommended a radeon x1300 pro but that is way too tall to fit into the verticall agp slot (compter lid wont shut) has 2 horizontal pci slots that i could use but i really dont know much about pci cards any ideas other than running my computer with no lid- by the way my set up now i can play battlefield 1942 on medium settings i want to max out the settings on that gameClick to expand...

you need a low profile card here are some links
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814139165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814139007

Newegg has several other low profile AGP cards but those are the only ones I could find that include the smaller bracket (some of the others may offer it as an accessory from the manufacture for an extra charge but I am not sure of that or which ones would) that you need for the card to fit your case. There is one extra step in installation. You must remove the fullsized bracket and install the low profile one (this is simple and involves removeing and replaceing the two screws holding the bracket to the card). Other than that it's just like installing any other AGP card.
 

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I just got a Dell Optiplex 9010 USFF (Motherboard No. DXYK6) and wanted to know if any cpu that has socket LGA 1155 will work on this?
I wanted to put the following CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

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Hello,

Over the last few months I've been experiencing random restarts, followed by the message "widows has recovered from a serious error"

I have now disabled the feature that forces a restart on a system crash and now get the BSOD with the message invalid_work_queue_item.

I've done a bit of googling and looked on here, which has lead me to the assuption that its a driver problem (probably one windows has pulled down on its own)

The problem is that my knowledge of PC systems is average at best and I've not been able to find out what driver is causing the problem (i found my mini dump folder but can't open the files there and I'm fairly sure if I did I wouldnt know what I'm looking at)

Does anyone know of a way I can at least narrow down the culprits so that I can hopefully resolve this. Its my work PC and these crashes are now costing me bags of time (which I'm having to make up in my own time!)

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreceated.

Thanks
Simon
 

A:Dell Optiplex 755 invalid_work_queue_item BSOD

Please check for minidumps in your system's C:\windows\minidump folder, if there are multiple files, please zip them, and attach that zip file with your next post. Regards
 

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Hi,

I have 2 Dell Optiplex GX300 dekstops. Both of them have problems. 1 of them makes the error alarm sound that theres no memory when it boots even when it has memory in it. I've got four different sticks of the correct 128mb memory for it that I have tried and still it will not boot. I am certain all the memory is good because the other exact machine boots fine with it. The problem with the second one is that I can't seem the get a display on it. There is an AGP video card installed which I have taken out and put back in. I've also replaced it with a PCI video card and still I can't get any visual. I've checked every cable on everything and I'm pretty sure its something to do with the motherboard but can't really tell. Just to clarify I have not seen these machines in action nor were they my personal pc's. They are two of many desktop systems I won in an auction. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX300 Issues

You can get a Dell manual for your PC here. Then use the beep codes section and see exactly whats wrong with the one PC. The other PC may not be booting up so any memory you install in it as a test may show nothing.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx300/en/index.htm
Also I see that your computer uses RIMMs not ordinary SDRAM memory. Ususally Rimms must be installed in identical pairs. So be sure that both slots are full and that the same speed and size of Rimm memory is installed in both slots.
 

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HII've just purchased a 2nd-user Optiplex 745 USFF - from a computer reconditioning company. It came with Win10 installed - not a bad little machine - except for the noise from the fans / disk drive.
The fans (2 x case and 1 x disk) I've lubricated, which helped a little with the noise. I _think_ I've set Win10 to 'sleep' the pc after 15 minutes - it goes to sleep (screensaver come up) - and you can hear the disk drive and fans slow for a second or so, but then there's a 'clunk' and they come back on again at full (noisy) speed.
Running "Fanspeed" shows a core temp of 46c, but doesn't show any fan speed data ...
Any suggestions?ThanksAdrian 

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I picked up a cheap OptiPlex GX270 that I'm trying to upgrade to be more useful. The minitower that I have is fairly tight on space and uses a very inconvenient mobo layout. Here's a stock pic:

And here's the motherboard:

I want to use the thing to make a DVR, but there's no PCIe slot to put the adapter card into. What sort of motherboards share the same configuration? Should I just ditch the GX270 case and rebuild the machine in something else?

I've already put 300 bucks into this endeavor, and I'm starting to get a little upset.
 

A:Upgrading a Dell OptiPlex GX270

After some more research, I've determined that I need an Intel motherboard with a socket 478 and a PCIe slot. Does anyone know of a reliable vendor selling one at competitive prices?
 

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