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psu upgrade for Dell OptiPlex 790 mt

Q: psu upgrade for Dell OptiPlex 790 mt

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

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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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I read the user manual about upgrading the memory and find it will take 1 meg in 2 banks of sdram, ecc or non ecc, BUT it says nothing about high or low density.

Can I use pc 133 high density sticks if it is sdram?

Please explain what I have to buy, to plug in that will work.

I'm a tech novice.


A:upgrade memory dell optiplex 240

The sticks you want are 512MB PC133 non-ECC with 16 chips (8 chips on each side), don't worry about getting ECC RAM it's probably not worth it. Kingston make suitable RAM, here's a link to their page:

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Hi I Just Wanna Find Out If I Can Upgrade My Processor To A Pentium 4 Ht 3.06 Ghz 478pin Processor. My current processor is a pentium 4 2.40 ghz 478 pin for a dell gx260. Just wanna update it for video editing purposes.

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I have a dell optiplex 745 sff

3 gigs ddr2 ram
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
275 Watt standard sff power supply
Radeon x1300 Pro 256MB pcie video card
PCI-E x 16 slot

2 questions

1. seeing lots of low profile video cards wanting minimum 300 watt power supplies
i want to upgrade the video card to something that is Windows 7 Compatiable
ie true Windows 7 drivers not Vista drivers but i would like 512mb of memory
is there anything out there i could possibly use

2. is it possible to upgrade the power supply to either 1 just run the video card or total over all upgrade from 275 to 300 + watts i know being a sff case this limits things quite a bit.

thanks in advance for any help

A:Dell Optiplex SFF Video Upgrade

Can you provide part # of your system's PSU? Although I am skeptical anything compatible can be found as easily for such specialized design.

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I upgraded to Window 10 from Win 8.1 2 months ago.  CD/DVD no longer seen.  Any suggestions?
Laptops, HP desktop, notebook upgraded w/no problems.
Thanks in advance.

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Hi all,
First post! Ok here goes I'll try and make this short. I recently got gently used Dell with 1 gig mem and a celly d. Runs great until I try and multi task. Slows down, no crashes but should be better. Should I try and if possible upgrade processor? If so what do I need to check (mobo,chipset etc) Other then more ram(wich I will indeed increase) is there anything else I can consider to speed this thing up a bit?

Just to clarify..
I am using xp pro.any search on anything slows this to a crawl Also I have conflicting reports, can this machine take 2 or 4 gigs of ram? What do I check to find out?
Thanks for the help by the way
by celly i meant celeron d
sorry for the confusion

A:Upgrade Dell Optiplex 320 w/celly d to?

What's a celly d?
Update the BIOS.
That computer can utilize a lot of memory. That, combined with an update of all drivers from
and upgrading to Windows XP Professional will just about do it.
Upgrading the processor will not provide noticeable improvement unless you also upgrade the video graphics card as long as you also upgrade the power supply.

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Hello I wanted to ask about a graphics card upgrade for my dell optiplex gx620.

Current specs:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.00Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS
HDD: Seagate 250 GB

I am pretty sure I can upgrade the GPU but don't know which card works the best for it. Also my Power supply is 280 watts.

Thanks and if you need more info please tell me.

A:Dell Optiplex GX620 GPU Upgrade

With the very small power supply you will be limited. Unless there is a pressing need for better graphics I would just stay with what you have. Many (most) of the Dell's in the period when the GX620 (2005 area) was made have proprietary power supplies. If you have the full desktop you "may" be able to find a higher power replacement. If this GX620 is the smaller compact case models I would forget it.

Dell only supports XP as the latest OS, although that is not the restricting hardware issue.

Sorry to be so negative, but you are very limited.

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Hello everyone
I want to upgrade my PC Dell Optiplex 9010 MT RAM current;y have only 4GB want to upgrade upto 16GB more.
Can someone tell me that dell optiplex 9010 MT support Corsair Vengeance Ram specs are: PC3-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3 16GB Dual Channel
Also dell optiplex 9010 MT support dual or quad channel support ?

A:Dell Optiplex 9010MT RAM upgrade

Hello!  According to the Guide Book here, you should be fine.  The book doesn't say anything about quad channel so I would safely assume its only dual.  

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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)

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I have an old Dell Optiplex gx270 (Small form factor).
I want to upgrade the low 40GB Hardrive it currently has.

My question is: Can I put a 160GB SATA Hard Drive 7200RPM 8MB Buffer? or a 320GB SATA Hard Drive 7200RPM 8MB Buffer? Will it fit? or recognize it?

Whats the limit on GB for a hardrive on this Dell Optiplex gx270?

Or do you recomend anything?

Please help...


A:Dell Optiplex gx270 hardrive upgrade? Help

Whats the limit on GB for a hardrive on this Dell Optiplex gx270? Click to expand...
No size limits for that model.

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I Have elderly Dell optiplex 170L with a 2.4 Ghz processor and a 512mb ram and need to update to at least windows 7. have sourced ddr Ram boards to increase Ram to to 2Mb but windows 7 requires a DVD+RW apparently! where do I get one, and does it just replace the cd+rw? what connections? What drivers? Do I replace hardware before software or other way round? sorry guys you probably think this is such an easy one, but I am an oldie and need a bit of help. thanks to all of you out there that help us!

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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 just bought a refurbished dell optiplex 7010 with 8GB of ram but its to small for my neads with dula monitor setup.  after a long fight to fix SSD support with second HDD i went and bought Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB kit and its strange Memtest is finishing whole test but internal test is finding some problems *(different errors with one or two ram installed) and Windows 10 is unstable ... what is the problem is there a list of supported memory types ? is this ram to fast for this PC i will try a slower 16GB kit form Goodram mabe it will work ..
my bios is A21 with loaded default setup .. big thx for help 

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Wondering if i can run a dual boot running my already installed XP OS then adding Windows 7.

My PC is a Dell Optiplex 755 running Intel Dou core 2 E8200 @2.66GHz with 3.25 GB of RAM.

I'd like to add Windows 7 because my SONAR DAW software demands it. My XP OS is buggy with the drivers etc...

Can this be done? Or would i be better off just buying a new cheap PC that has Windows 7 loaded?

Just so you know... I want to keep my XP OS because I have CS3 loaded.

A:Solved: upgrade to Windows 7 on Dell optiplex 755?

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what is the fastest intel core 2 processor i can buy for my dell optiplex gx620?it has a pentium 4 2.8ghz LGA 775 socket
I heard about the fsb bieng capped at 800mhz and wondered also if i could buy a dell optiplex board that supports intel core 2 or if their is any way to flash the BIOS to allow this

A:best processor upgrade for Dell Optiplex GX620

The GX620 doesn't support any Core processors. The chipset theoretically could do some of the low end ones, but the bios has to recognize the processor and then more or less let the motherboard adjust the voltage provided to the processor.
The best you can get is a Pentium D I believe. The first Optiplex with Core support was the 745 if memory serves.

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I am wanting to bump the memory of an old Dell OptiPlex GX110. I inherited it with 256 MegRAM (2x128). I have another computer with similar memory and 256 (so I could conceivably keep one 128 & add the additional 256). However, while researching it online I ran across a note from a memory supplier similar to, "Use only our special memory". Is that hype or is there special memory in these??

Both are SDRAM- the spare 256 is Crucial Memory from an old Toshiba 98SE machine

I had a pair of 256s in one of these and PCLinuxOS runs fine in it--- I am hoping that putting the 384 of RAM to speed things up on this one.

Your thoughts would be appreciated

A:Dell OptiPlex GX110 & memory upgrade

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Hello All,

I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 745 SFF. I currently am using a Dell 4100 and it just wasn't cutting it so I decided to do a bit of an upgrade. I'm having difficulty locating a video card for an upgrade. The PSU is only capable of 275 watts (as advertised). I've read a couple of places that this is rating is underestimated of the actual capabilities? Regardless, I still am having a difficult time of locating a video card, mainly because most sites don't advertise the minimum PSU wattage. If someone can point me in the right direction, I'd like to have at least a 256mb video card.

For reference the card needs to be the following:

PCI-E x16
Low Profile
Maximum of 275w...

Thanks all!

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Ok, so to start off here is the type of computer I have.,or.r_cp.&bvm=bv.91665533,d.b2w&tch=1&ech=1&psi=AuE6VaPGPMTysAX__oH4CA.1429922060776.5&prds=paur:ClkAsKraX8aZDIEMd1n43BXygIllXw0Kgkt4fmaAOzpPKGcQhZStkTabJgiJxZSYldOEKJqa5kiXCKALkF9utEAJuzrEVdnPyE3ettbHVD3cbmcp3s0FWalALRIZAFPVH72RsAXbuER8eu6HC31oihHxhq-ZUA
It is a Windows 7, Dell Optiplex 760.
It has 4 GB of Ram, and an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 2.33 Ghz
I am looking for a graphics card that I can install in this computer that will be powerful enough to allow me to play Skyrim on highest graphics settings.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a graphics card that would fit in my computers casing. Also I've found that some graphics cards need to to plug in with PCIE express cables.
I'm not exactly super techie so tell me if I stated something incorrectly.
But anyhow, my question is;
What is the best sff graphics card that I can get to fit this computer? And is this computer exactly sff?
I ask because it wouldn't fit a normal card, but I'm not sure if that means it's sff...

A:Dell Optiplex 760, video card upgrade = Problems

you have a dell sff (small form factor) pc....this pc was not designed to play video games
if u were to buy a decent "half height" video card that fit the dell............ then u would have to buy a more powerfull power supply to power it
then there would be airflow issues and overheating
starting to get the picture??? it is just not worth it!!!
sell the dell and lokk into buying a GAMING pc that will play your video games (sorry for the bad news)

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Hello! We have Dell Optiplex 9010 Web cam problem after Windows 10 upgrade, service tag 2xm8f2s, after Windows 10 upgrade, the system does not see integrated web camera. I can't see at device manager, as well i could not find  any drivers.. for camera
We did dell diagnostics it doesn't show anything.

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Hello - we just updated our Optiplex 745 from Win7 to Win10 and we cannot get the dual monitors to work properly.
Prior to the upgrade, we were able to run dual monitors (1 primary & 1 extended screen) without a problem. We used a dual DVI splitter to make this happen.
After the Win10 upgrade we have both monitors displaying the same thing and the system settings no longer sees the second monitor in the Graphic or Display Options windows.  Additionally, the VGA port is not recognized so I can't run a 1 VGA & 1 DVI combo.
Any ideas why this might be happening?

A:Dell Optiplex 745 Win10 upgrade now can't run dual monitors

Dell hasn't tested this model for compatibility with Win 10, so there might be some compatibility issues.
Did you install the latest Intel Chipsets and Intel Graphics driver for Win 10? Go to the Intel Download site and let their wizard scan your hardware for suitable drivers.
If you have an add-in video card, go to that manufacturer's site (eg, NVidia or AMD) and look for a Win 10 compatible driver for your specific video card.
And keep in mind that an add-in video card disables the onboard video ports. So make sure both monitors are connected to the add-in card, assuming you have one.

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I've bought a CPU on the basis that it's compatible with the old dell optiplex SFF that I have and it works but only for several minutes. I think the strongest chance is that it's because of the need for a more powerful fan to keep the CPU temperature within recommended limits.
I've looked at some cheap options but I don't know if I need to connect to another power supply lead or anything else in order to get a fan to cool. The cheap options for doing this are on ebay for about £4 including heatsink (see: )
Can anyone comment and tell me if I can use this type of cheap athlon recommended fan and heatsink in the 740 without any problems?


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Graphics card upgrade dell optiplex 9020 small  8189G32 17488602542Hi I'm looking for information is possible to upgrade graphics card. Current card is not fast I need something min 2 GB .My worries is a size of case is something that can fit to this case and other is there other pci sloot? Also I read something that is there power problem, power supply is not strong anuff.Looking forvwrd to here from you experts. Sales Department ignoring me they newer back to me with quotation or information is not possible so I like to dubble check with You Experts.Thank you Lukasz

A:graphics card upgrade dell optiplex 9020 small

The power supplies in the SFF are so small and the case is soo small that there are few to none upgrades.  USFF systems have no slots whatsoever.
The 19W ASUS EAH5450 would be the ONLY one I know works.
The Silent ASUS card fits all models Except the USFF.  Optiplex Tower is a better choice because you can use much better cards.
USFF isn't upgrade-able due to no slots.

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I have an Optiplex 5040 with an i7 and a free PCI-E 16x slot. I want to add a Geforce 1070 in this machine but I need a larger PSU to support it. Can I remove the factory one and install a 800w PSU and just use a 24-pin to 8-pin adapter cable to supply power to the Mobo while having the connections for the new graphics card?

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Good day Dell Community,
Because of your questions I'm pleased to present the below information, specifications, and requirements for M.2 on various Dell models.
Precision 7710:
Internal dives supported: 3
Drive configurations supported ( max ): 3x M.2 or 2x M.2 and 1x 2.5inch SATA.
7710 PCIE Lanes:
The 2 M.2 slots available are wired as 4X
The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as 2X
Parts needed to install an M.2 into the 2.5 inch bay of 7710 and 7510:

1x 745TM 2.5 inch metal bracket - most units will have this already included                               
1x Y1WJX M.2 bracket ( goes inside of 745TM )
4x 2864D M3X3 screw. Most systems will have these already included. These screws hold in the Y1WJX M.2 drive carrier, or a 2.5 inch drive into 745TM.

1x WPTND M.2 Interposer Board. This installs into Y1WJX M.2 bracket.
5x 4270E M2.0*3L screws
1x HR8P8 M.2 thermal cover
Find instructions here on the Dell Community.                                                                                                                                 ... Read more

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hello I would like too upgrade my Processor too an i7 Quad for my dell OptiPlex 9020 ultra small form factor.
i7 4790K does not work.

A:Dell OptiPlex 9020 ultra small form factor Processor upgrade

Good day!
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.I am Jennifer and I work for the Dell Social Media Team .
With Optiplex 9020 if you are planning to upgrade it to I7 proc then you can pick Intel® Core™ i7 4785T /2.2GHz, 8M, VT-x, VT-d, AES-NI,TXT (vPro™), 35 W .This processor is tested to be working fine with this machine.
I hope this helps. Please feel free to write to us in case of any further queries. 
Have a good day!

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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.


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):
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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My 9 year old has a dell optiplex 755 SFF, he is asking me to upgrade his video card so he can play games like minecraft and some games on steam.
We are on a budget and found this Sapphire radeon 6450 on newegg for $39.99
Will this work in his computer and allow him to play minecraft? steam?;cm_re=6450-_-14-102-933-_-Product&RandomID=1698470702508220150427173530

Thanks in advance

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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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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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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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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,


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

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 ?


A:DELL Optiplex 780 ???

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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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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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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 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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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.

A:Dell Optiplex 755

Here is the support site for the Dell OptiPlex 755.


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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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 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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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

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. 

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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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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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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


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 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.

A:Dell Optiplex 755

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

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 :


You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

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

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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 there My dvdrom hardware seems to be acting weird it will eject but will not play or autoplay the discs,
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A:dell dvd rom 745 optiplex

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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 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.

A:Dell Optiplex 745 sff

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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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Hi ! I recently found a Optiplex 330 and i want to upgrade it. The actual CPU is the "***" Intel Celeron 430 (1 Core @ 1.8Ghz) Yes, 1 Core..
Anyway, i need informations about the best processor i can put into this machine. I see on the manual of this computer only 1 or 2 core processors (Pentium Dual-Core, Celeron Dual Core or C2D). I need to know if i can put an decent C2Q.
I think the Q8400S is a good idea but i don't know if it works. I'm not rich, i can't buy a lot of CPUs for testing.My BIOS is A11 (Latest) but I think DELL on this release "block" the possibility to put a Quad Core Processor inside this computer. I don't if it's true or false
Thanks for reply
PS : Sorry if my English is bad, i'm French

A:Upgrade Optiplex 330
Intel G31 Express Chipset ICH7R
Core 2 Quad Anything is not supported.
Core 2 Duo E6850 SL9AU would be max. They are not expensive now.
This is not a Dell conspiracy its what INTEL says the chipset supports. So your answer is False has nothing to do with Bios.

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What's the fastest dual-core and quad-core CPU the OptiPlex XE can handle with the stock heat sink and stock PSU?
The Dell Technical Guidebook lists E7400 dual-core as the fastest compatible CPU (no quad-cores) but I see many listings on eBay for OptiPlex XE's with E8400 CPU's. That leads me to believe that the newest BIOS (A05) supports CPU's with 1333 MHz FSB.

Thanks for reading!



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Hello. i just got a OptiPlex 790 with the quad core i5 3.1ghz came with 8gb ram and a 250gb hard questions is this computers ram is limited to 16gb correct? and can the 1333mhz speed be overclocked if i get ram that can do it? this is the ram i was looking at. will it work?
next is the video card. whats the best i can put in this computer. i know im limited because of the size....not sure the model it is out the few but its not the ultra mini.

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My machine currently has an Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 but I would like to upgrade it to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 or Core 2 Duo E8600. Would either them work without having to change the PSU?
I would like to put the maximum amount of RAM inside, Crucial tells me its 8GB, Dell's tech guide says 4GB. Who is correct?
I need to add a HDMI port, can anyone recommend me the best card for this machine, remember it is SFF. I won't be gaming but I need it to cope with (HD) video files and I prefer nVidia.


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While I am reasonably certain my question has answered previously, the erroneous results that I've had to sort through thus far, no matter how I word the search, have been dauntingly numerous. These days I try to make an effort to find ways to cut needlessly time consuming tasks. Especially on the or computer. Life's too short to be spent rewording searches.
That said, my question is: what are my options, if any, for upgrading the CPU in my Optiplex 9020 sff i5?x

A:Optiplex CPU Upgrade

You'll need a 4-th generation (Haswell) CPU -- stick to the non-K models (the K-models are not locked and won't work in an Optiplex).
The i7-4790 will work:
(don't try the i7-4790K).

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Hi i have a dell optiplex 745 heres my system info
OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalVersion    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600OS Manufacturer    Microsoft CorporationSystem Name    TTFA-BDBB5F4F02System Manufacturer    Dell Inc.System Model    OptiPlex 745System Type    X86-based PCProcessor    x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~2128 MhzBIOS Version/Date    Dell Inc. 2.3.1, 5/21/2007SMBIOS Version    2.3Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWSSystem Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1Locale    United StatesHardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"User Name    TTFA-BDBB5F4F02\ttfaTime Zone    Pacific Standard TimeTotal Physical Memory    3,072.00 MBAvailable Physical Memory    2.08 GBTotal Virtual Memory    2.00 GBAvailable Virtual Memory    1.96 GBPage File Space    4.84 GBPage File    C:\pagefile.sys
my question is can i upgrade this  to windows 7 , and will it allow me to use the 64 bit version  and then will i be able to upgrade the ram to 8 gb once i do so.

A:optiplex 745 upgrade OS

It will install and run but there is no driver support for it from Dell.
The 745 is an older system that came out in the Win2k days and the only driver support is 2k, XP, and Vista

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Hi, I would like to upgrade my 755 SFF with a PSU that provides more power so I can install a better GPU (now Radeon 5450).

Can this be done, does the motherboard handles a bigger PSU?

What PSU should I buy and where?



A:Upgrade the Optiplex 755 SFF PSU ??

This is not an option for the SFF and never will be.
Look for a 755 mini tower so you can use 75W cards instead of only 25W cards.

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I have an Optiplex 330 witch motherboard doesn't work anymore.
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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..


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'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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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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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?



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 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

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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


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

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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

A:Dell Optiplex 760 OS problem

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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!!


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!!


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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 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,

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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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.
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
BC Code:1000008e BCP1:C000005 BCP2:B59923D8 BCP3:B69157D8 BCP4:00000000 OSVer:5_1_2600 Product 256_1
*** STOP 0x00000050 (0xE01748F8, 0x00000001, 0x8054B339, 0x00000000
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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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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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:
Video Driver Hardware ID
(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)

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 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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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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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
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:

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A:BSOD on my dell optiplex 380

Your graphics card driver seems to be the problem here:

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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:

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:

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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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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 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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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 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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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 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

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

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