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My Dell XPS 8700 won't start up.

Q: My Dell XPS 8700 won't start up.

Been having trouble installing updates. They usually fail on startup and it reverts the changes. Now it won't start up and it says installing updates and please wait but it's been 4 days now. Can't seem to start it in the safe mode either. Any thoughts? Thks.

A: My Dell XPS 8700 won't start up.

What OS version?
have you run build-in diagnostics?
how good are your backups? ( if not good consider pulling the drive and backing up your data)

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I have an XPS 8700 desktop all stock bought a little over a year ago. Last night I turned it off when I went to bed. Today I turned it on and it will not go past the first dell loading screen. It freezes and I'm unable to press any buttons (F2, F12 etc) I put it a different hard drive to see if that was the problem but it still continued. HELP PLEASE??

A:Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, Freezes at dell loading screen unable to boot up.

Hi Mattmazz
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all the connectors and then hold down the power button for 15 secs, now remove the memory modules and put them back one by one and observe for any changes. 
If possible please try another set of memory modules. If there is a separate graphics card, remove that as well and try the onboard. 
Regards

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Everytime i use the Support.Dell.com web site to update my drivers , it makes the SAME 3 recommendations for updates regardless if i just Downloaded them and installed them. They are:
1) Intel Z87 Chipset driver
2) XPS-8700 Chipset driver
3) AMD Radeon 6xxx/7xxx/8xxx/R9 Desktop Graphics Driver

Please advise.

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Can anybody tell me what the is the fastest RAM supported on my XPS 8700?  Thanks.

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EDIT: Rewritten for clarity
On Realtek ALC3861 Audio Driver (ver. 6.0.1.7525, A00) for Windows 10, there is no longer a button labeled "Show Meters" under Speakers/Headphones > Maxx Audio Pro in the bottom right corner (please see attached screenshot). This button in previous versions of the driver for Windows 7 opened a new window with sliders to balance front and back speakers in a surround sound setup.
What I did:
Updated my OS from 7 to 10 and updated the Realtek audio drivers accordingly - to the above mentioned version.
What I expected:
The "Show Meters" button would be present in the newest Realtek driver.
What really happened:
Upon upgrade to the newest driver, the "Show Meters" button disappeared.

I have reinstalled the newest driver multiple times with no avail and tried the driver from Windows 8.1 and the default driver from Realtek with worse affects (Dell Audio window is missing most elements/drop down options, etc)

If anyone would know how to address the issue, if this is intentional, or who to escalate this to, I would appreciate it.

A:Latest Version of Dell Audio is missing "Show Meters" button. (Windows 10, Dell XPS 8700)

I feel that I should be more observant. In Control Panel > Sound > Playback > Select the Realtek device > Properties > Levels there are the exact changes I need. I don't know why I didn't notice until now. Could explain why there was no "Show Meters" button in this release but I thought Windows 7 also had the same leveling and there was the leveling in Dell Audio as well.
I'm still going with a new sound card from Creative however, seen a super nice $70 one that looks awesome and seems to have features to match.

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I'm considering installing an SSD on my desktop computer, and have read several places I need to set my BIOS to AHCI mode. I have no such mode listed in my BIOS. The only 2 options listed are LEGACY and UEFI. Is Legacy just Dell's description for AHCI? Can I just install using LEGACY? I can't seem to get any answers from the Dell forums. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit OS. I think the bios version is 8. If I use the LEGACY mode, will Trim still work? This will be a clone, not a fresh Windows install.
Thanks.

A:Installing SSD on Dell XPS 8700

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Nothing for ssd's is automatic in 7
If you get a Samsung ssd they have a utility that makes using an ssd easy though
It's called Samsung magician a separate download.

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My Machine, which is only about 6 months old, freezes up several times a day, for 20 to 30 seconds.  It is quite anoying.  The drive light comes on solid whilst the computer is frozen.

A:dell XPS 8700 freezing up

I would look in the windows event log, and run HDD diagnostics.
I would also back up anything that you might care about immediately.

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What are the possible cpu coolers that you can install on the mobo dell xps 8700 motherboard without any fancy ghetto mounting. Just as if it was a normal motherboard?

A:CPU COOLER DELL XPS 8700

The XPS 8500, the precursor to the XPS 8700, has standard Socket 1155 spacing. Socket 1150 shares the spacing of the 1155, and thus I believe an aftermarket cooler should work.
A Cooler Master Vortex was a perfect fit on my XPS 8500 motherboard, and I assume the same would hold true for an XPS 8700. You will use optical drive-type screws to fasten the cooler to the board rather than the flimsy plastic push-pins.
Looking at an XPS 8700 mainboard on eBay, I can see a standard four-pin CPU fan header, just like that of the XPS 8500.

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Good day everyone!
This is my first post to the forums, as I am a recent Dell convert - Dell monitors, a tower and speakers all make up my new workstation! One thing I wanted to do to improve performance from the get go was to use a solid state drive as a boot drive as well as some storage for some intensive games (like Flight Simulator) and for work. This is the drive I chose:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-2-5-Inch-MZ-75E500B/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1473820312&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+850+evo+500gb

I did not, however, do as the installation had recommended by connecting it to the USB port with a SATA to USB converter because I had forgotten to buy one, and decided to forego that step and just install it straight in the case, using one of the spare hookups for power for the HDDs and plugging in the SATA cable to the motherboard. The SATA cable I had no issue with, but the cord for the power supply may not be fully plugged in (I heard a click, but the cord is a little short).
I went to go clone the drive with the included Samsung Magician/Data Migration tool and all went well, it only took about 4 minutes to clone the OS (nothing else is installed yet basically). I was hoping that the changes would have turned the SSD into a hard drive/boot drive, but when I turned it back on, the OS was still booting from the old C: drive.
I went inside device manager and the SSD shows, but it's not being recogniz... Read more

A:Dell XPS 8700 not recognizing SSD

My suggestion. shutdown, unplug both power and SATA from your old HDD reboot and see if it works.
Assuming it does, we can sort out next steps to get your HDD setup as a data disk.
What version of Windoze? What BIOS version. It don't think either matter but it might help to answer the questions.

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I have varied the screen saver settings and find that the screen saver does not always come on, and if it does, it rarely ever triggers the computer to go into sleep mode as I desire it to.  It has gotten worse with the new windows 10 anniversary update.

Appreciate thoughts

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Hello all!
I am looking at purchasing a new PC. I would like to be able to use 3 monitors for business (less so gaming) but do game on occasion. I need to be able to open Excel files with millions of rows of records without super long lag. Also have many windows and programs opened at once (used for business purposes)

This is a computer I'm looking at: Dell XPS 8700 and I can currently get it for $855 after coupon.
Below I will list the specs: (Any comments or help will be greatly appreciated)
XPS 8700
4th Generation IntelŽ Core? i7-4790 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
Dell KB213 Wired Multimedia Keyboard, US-English
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GTX 745 4GB DDR3
Dell SRV Software 1703
1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
XPS 8700, Black Chassis
Dell Laser Mouse
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0
US Power Cord
SERI Guide (ENG/FRN)
1 Year Enhanced Support
RDVD Structured in Addl SW
Module,Placemat,8700,Global
No Adobe Elements Software Requested
Dell.com Order
Non-EPA Ship Materials
GOOD1505_107/US/CA/BTO
Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials without Media
Document Reader Included
Dropbox, Digital Delivery, 20GB for 1 Year Promotion
Label Structured in Addl SW
CFI Not Included
Label Structured in Addl SW
No Office License Included
Addition... Read more

A:ISO Comments on this rig: Dell XPS 8700

What is the current computer u have now? As far as business it does not take that much of a computer, and a new video card for it might do for the running of multiple monitors.
 

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Hi everyone, I am newbie here. Recently I need to upgrade my ram on XPS8700. And I went to Best Buy and bought a "PNY - 2-Pack 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 DIMM Unbuffered Non-ECC Desktop Memory Kit". It does not work, computer can not power on with flashing orange lights.
So I went to Crucial website, it recommends me to use a DDR3L RAM. I saw all the DDR3Ls are for laptops. Could it be used in my desktop? And my current RAM is Hyundai. Could it be mixed with other brand like Crucial or Kingston?
My pc specs:
i7 4770
GTX 645
8GB RAM
Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 mobo
1TB HHD

A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade

Laptops first started using DDR3L which is why the market is flooded with it, however you just need to look for the desktop version for your computer.  If you go to crucial they should have an auto test that will detect the correct ram for your machine and give you the list of options you can pick from.  

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I have varied the screen saver settings and find that the screen saver does not always come on, and if it does, it rarely ever triggers the computer to go into sleep mode as I desire it to.  It has gotten worse with the new windows 10 anniversary update.

Appreciate thoughts

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I installed a Samsung ssd 850 evo on my 3 month old dell 8.1, it ran extremely fast , no issues at all.  I was so satisfied until the operating system crashed.  I tried to reinstall the hhd and I get this error 0xc0000225, computer needs to be repaired.  Computer will not let me do anything.   I did put the original hhd back in and it seems to run ok.  As before I cannot put the hhd in.   

A:Dell XPS 8700 crashing after install ssd

What did you use to install Windows 8.1?
 
Is this the same version as the original installed on the computer?

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Hi everyone, I am newbie here. Recently I need to upgrade my ram on XPS8700. And I went to Best Buy and bought a "PNY - 2-Pack 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 DIMM Unbuffered Non-ECC Desktop Memory Kit". It does not work, computer can not power on with flashing orange lights.
So I went to Crucial website, it recommends me to use a DDR3L RAM. I saw all the DDR3Ls are for laptops. Could it be used in my desktop? And my current RAM is Hyundai. Could it be mixed with other brand like Crucial or Kingston?
My pc specs:
i7 4770
GTX 645
8GB RAM
Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 mobo
1TB HHD

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I have a new Dell XPS 8700.  I had to reinstall the operating system and now the Network Controller and SM Bus Controllers need drivers.  In Device Manager, they appear with Yellow Triangles with Question Marks.  I have searched the net for drivers through Windows to no avail.  Any advice on how to clear this up?

A:Dell XPS 8700 Driving Me Nuts

Hi teacherdan,
It seems that the wireless and chipset drivers are missing. Click on this link http://dell.to/11iojrK -> type the service tag of the computer -> choose the operating system -> expand Chipset, download all the options listed. Then expand Network, download and install either Dell DW1703 or Intel 6235 WIFI driver.
Hope this helps.

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Hi! After trying for a long time to install the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with Service Pack 2, I finally got the installation to complete successfully. I was able to do this by "slipstreaming" the AHCI drivers into the XP installation directory and using nLite and burn the ISO to a CD. The installation completed fine with no issues. But now when I try to boot the computer for the first time I am getting the dreaded BSOD message quickly flash and then the computer restarts:
"A problem has been detect and Windows has been shut down to prevent damageto your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installedhard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard driveto make sure it is properly configured and terminate.Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and thenrestart your computer
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF8975528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"
Attempting to boot the computer in safe mode gives the same message as well as starting Windows with Last Known Good Configuration. The BIOS settings I am using are Legacy as opposed to UEFI and it does not boot with SATA mode set to either RAID or AHCI. Is there anyone who has been successful in getting XP to run on a Dell XPS 8700 desktop that might be able to help me out? I looked ... Read more

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Hi i am interested in buying a new desktop pc from Dell with these following specs:-

Dell XPS 8700 - €1350 inc VAT
Intel? Core™ i7-4790 Processor (3.6Ghz 8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
16GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel
2TB SATA 3 Hard Drive (7200rpm)
256GB SSD Drive
16X DVD-RW Optical Drive
4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 745
Dell Wireless N1703 + Bluetooth 4.0
Dell Keyboard & Mouse
Windows 8.1 (64BIT)
Warranty 3 Years Parts & 1 Year Labour

What do you guys thing, is it really worth buying? i know the graphic card ain't much but the other specifications look quite good, Thanks.

A:Buying the Dell XPS 8700, Suggestions?

If or when you buy, make sure you order the Dell Recovery disk ('s).

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Hello,
I would like to find out how to replace the dell xps 8700 motherboard replacement.
Thank you.

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Recently, I changed a monitor from 2560x1440 to 2048x1920 and the X51 updated to Windows 10. Next, without any hardware changes, the XPS 8700 updated to Windows 10.
Aurora R1 is running Windows 7.x
Aurora R3 is running WIndows 7.x
What MS OS can the Aurora R1 support (2560x1440 display, updated GPU)
What MS OS can the Aurora R3 support (2560x1440 display)
Can either move to Windows 8.1.x? Or both?
Can either or both move to Windows 10.x?
What is significantly different between Win 8.1.x Pro and Win 10 Pro?

Thanks gurus!
Srosxi

A:DELL ALIENWARE AURORA R1, R3, X51, and XPS 8700

First there is a free upgrade from Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 Retail so there is absolutely zero point in purchasing a Windows 8.1 Retail license...
Windows 10 TH2 is essentially a fixed version of Windows 8.1 where Metro Apps work correctly as "Windows".
Almost any system shipped with Windows 7 can run Windows 10. As they are 2009 and 2011 models respectively Dell did not provide updated drivers for Windows 8.x or Windows 10 because they are all out of warranty. All the drivers should be inbuilt into Windows 10 TH2 or automatically obtained via Windows Update. Its advised to update your BIOS to the latest revision before proceeding.
A Clean Installation also in general performs better. See here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr
Both systems likely have a legacy (non-UEFI) BIOS so take that into account when making the Bootable USB. Although you may want to look at the BIOS settings for the 2011 model to see if there is UEFI support.

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Since I upgraded to W10, the Audio Service and internet connection both keep crashing. Randomly.

My computer is the only one hard-wired to the router. We have others and none loses their signal. I made sure to try wi-fi on and off, no difference. Tried a different cable.

The Audio service crashing is much more annoying. It happens every 15 minutes. Everytime, I can restart the service like if nothing happened.

I tried to update drivers, disable / uninstall every listing in the Audio controllers (device manager). I have NVIDIA, Realtek and Logitec Webcam 500 High Definition Audio.

Audio service keeps crashing, no matter what.

A:My Dell XPS 8700 2014 is driving me nut

So far the culprit is *tadam*; Microsoft Security Center.

Now disabled and back with Avast.

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Greetings,
I have had BSOD's for over two weeks.
Sometimes happens while gaming, sometimes while surfing and rarely while watching videos.
Based on whocrashed it says the following, the Razer keyboard has been the problem after applying tutorial settings for Driver Verifier and which had been reset to normal settings.





Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Wed 7/29/2015 6:44:54 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\072915-19656-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: rzpmgrk.sys (rzpmgrk+0x1430)
Bugcheck code: 0xC4 (0xF6, 0x4C, 0xFFFFE00010A31900, 0xFFFFF800049B9430)
Error: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rzpmgrk.sys
product: RZPMGRK
company: Razer, Inc.
description: Razer Overlay Support
Bug check description: This is the general bug check code for fatal errors found by Driver Verifier.
A driver references a user-mode handle as kernel mode. This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: rzpmgrk.sys (Razer Overlay Support, Razer, Inc.).
Google query: Razer, Inc. DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION

On Wed 7/29/2015 6:41:41 PM GMT your computer crashed
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A:BSOD mostly while playing (Dell XPS 8700)

Apologies for the delay, do you still need help with the BSOD's?

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I have the Dell XPS 8700 Desktop with a 2TB drive.  If I will be doing some video editing with Adobe Premiere CC, should I store all my video files on the OS C: drive? Or, should I purchase an additional internal hard drive (i'm thinking a WD Black 7200 4TB drive) to work off of?
thanks!

A:DELL XPS 8700 Desktop Video Editing

The extra hard drive will help, as it will eliminate contention between the OS and video editing.

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Am seeing a problem I haven't seen before. When I put the ATI HD 5770 card in the Dell XPS 8700 and reboot the computer to install the driver, I see a black, blank screen, no video. I know that the system is booting from the sounds, but no video. I've tried using both DVI ports on the back of the card, booting in safe mode, but just not seeing any video.

The only thing that I can think of to try is uninstalling the previous card that's being replaced, Nvidia GT 720, and booting with the new card installed. But I'm not sure that'll help, I just don't understand why I'm not getting basic, legacy video when I reboot the computer with the HD 5770 installed.

Any ideas?

A:Problem installing ATI HD 5770 on Dell XPS 8700

Hi Was your Original OS Windows 8? ...

It also seems possible that your Computer is not Compatible with some Graphics Cards ..
Have seen this with your Model and Xps 8500..
I am sure that you have checked that the card does work ...

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Could someone give me some specific links, perferalby on amazon, to the RAM i'd need to upgrade my current machine Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktp, which has 16 in 4 slots (of course) to 32?
I'd like to do it as cheap as possible.
Thanks!
Nancy 

A:Which 32 RAM upgrade for Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK

nancygail
Could someone give me some specific links, perferalby on amazon, to the RAM i'd need to upgrade my current machine Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktp, which has 16 in 4 slots (of course) to 32?
I'd like to do it as cheap as possible.
Thanks!
Nancy 
nancygail
http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/14-2242/index.html?name=Memory-Finder#oufDS360hVJAAAD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F845P4509&cm_mmc=CNETFindMEMUS-_-9SIA2F845P4509-_-na-_-na
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=ct2k102464bd160b&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=91429747109&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9577659747743147828&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027686&hvtargid=kwd-192362093332&ref=pd_sl_18culcequ2_b
Bev.

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I just made a new Complete Factory Restore of my XPS 8700. I used an external WD My Passport drive. I cleaned and reformatted the drive before I started and the creation seems to have been successful.   I wasn't sure how much space it would take so I had this 500GB Passport available. The restore took about 10 GB. MY QUESTION IS : Can I store other folders/files on this drive and it won't mess up the restore function?RegardsJH

A:Dell XPS 8700 BACKUP-RESTORE MEDIA

As far as I know yes, just keep your backup files/folders in a single folder in the root directory.  The restore program should ignore it since I believe its just a generic script that it runs.

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I am thinking about purchasing the STRIX 1080 to upgrade from my STRIX 970. Does the card work with the motherboard that comes with the 8700? Will the card fit (it is 11.73 in)? Will I need a better power supply (I have a 600w PSU installed)? Has anyone tried installing this card into an 8700 before?

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Will there be a BIOS upgrade to allow the DELL XPS-8700 to work with the soon to be released nVidia GTX1070 and 1080 cards?

A:DELL XPS-8700 + nVidia GTX10x0 GPUs

If you have the current bios A10 or later yes.  Older systems will require a bios update.
The A10 bios is here and on the XPS 8700 page here.* Download/Save the file to the windows desktop* Before running A10, I would install the prior Bios in order* Disconnect any external hard drives, keys, printer, scanner, etc. You only want the USB mouse, USB keyboard, LAN, monitor connected* Run the executable from Windows* Allow the system to complete the installation and restart automatically. Do not force a restart or power off===============================
NEW thread started to discuss XPS 8700 Nvidia GTX video card upgradesPlace holder for new thread to discuss XPS 8700 AMD video card upgrades===============================
We and Nvidia are looking into the issue, but understand, we only "test/validate" those video cards in my list. Our warranty does not cover non-OEM video cards NOT on our list. Ultimately, it will be up to the XPS 8700 Team and our Legal Team to decide if Dell is going to allocate resources to fix an issue with non-validated, non-tested 3rd party hardware. All I can do is funnel the data to them. Below are the Dell validated/tested OEM video cards for the XPS 8700 and our 460w power supply =
8MXMJ Nvidia GeForce GTX750Ti P123N, 2GB, DVI-I/DVI-D/mHDMITC2P0 Nvidia GeForce GTX745 M302N, 4GB, DVI-I/DP/HDMI9YJWT Nvidia GeForce GT720 M211N, 1GB, VGA/DVI-D/HDMIFPDH3 Nvidia GeForce GTX660 D15P2-40 V2, 1.5GB, DVI-I/DVI-D/DP/H... Read more

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I've installed the gtx 1070 into the dell XPS 8700 and it work. Although it's a large card and some cords have a hard time reaching over the graphics card. Also the standard dell power supply won't work with the card since it needs 8 pins and the dell power supply only has a six pin connecter.

A:Dell XPS 8700 gtx 1070 confirmed to work.

you are the best

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Easy strait forward upgrade, NO PSU upgrade required, size of the card makes it easy to install, scores better than GTX 980 with less power consumption. Just make sure you clean uninstall the previous card download the driver form Evga for the new one and your done. 10-15 min upgrade.
I don't game so I cant day how well it does but I will be using this for video editing so i will post updates if needed. Here is a bench-test I've done: www.passmark.com/.../display.php

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I have two identical Dell XPS 8700 for my kids. They use mainly for steam games.

Both running the Windows 10 AU.

Today on one of them, by son said a message popped up and asked to stop a service and he clicked yes. Then all there was, was a gray screen and mouse pointer. He came and got me. The pointer would move but nothing else responded. So I did a power shut down. On reboot, the machine took around 40 seconds from seeing the dell logo to the sign on screen. This seemed very long. So I rebooted the other machine to see how long it takes, and it was only 3 seconds from the dell logo to the sign on screen.

I do not know if the long boot time has been going on or just started with this issue.

I ran sfc /scannow and it said no issues.

I remember in September 2015 ( a year ago) I had an issue with this machine where on power on, all I would get is the spinning dots at the Dell logo and it would not boot into windows. I even let it sit there for 24 hours and just spinning dots. I even tried new install of windows where the machine would let me install new windows, but after updates, the same thing happened with the spinning dots.

After a tons of troubleshooting, a dell tech recommended pulling the cmos battery. I did that and from then on it booted fine.

So since the long boot time did not seem right, I pulled the cmos battery again. waited 30 seconds, put it back in and booted into bios, change the clock (not sure if I had to but did), and then reboot and n... Read more

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This is going to sound stupid/crazy/dumb/etc...but tonight, for the first time, I noticed a flashing white light on the front panel of my Dell XPS 8700...the light is next to the "Mini/MMC SD/RS/SDXC' slot...doesn't appear to have anything to do with putting an SD in. The light is sporadic, sometimes quickly flashing and then nothing..other times multiple flashes. My computer appears to be working fine.
I have searched all over the Dell site and can't find anything...I know on my laptop I have a flashing light next to the battery light..I have always assumed that is the processing light.
I feel like this something I should know; I just want to make sure that it is a normal thing.

A:What do the flashing lights mean on the front of the Dell XPS 8700?

Hi Troyj1972
Thanks for writing to us. 
Do you see a cylindrical icon beside the light, it indicates the hard drive. 
Which means there is a continuous access of data on the system which is indicated by the hard drive activity light. Even if you haven open any programs the HD activity will still blink as the windows is using few backend programs , drivers etc. 
The system is working normal, nothing to worry about. 
Regards

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I currently own a Dell 8700 XPS.  I am running Windows 7 Home premium.  It has an i7-4790 and it won't turbo boost.  I have checked the settings to make sure it is enabled.  When I run AIDA64 Extreme, it ramps up to 3.59 but won't push past that.  The temperatures are all good, I believe the highest it gets is 72 degrees C on one core with and average of 68 degrees C for the the processor.  I only run the test for 10 minutes.  I recently updated the bios from the Dell Support page and it is running version A11.
I also downloaded and ran Intel's processor diagnostic and it passed.  Dell's CPU scan didn't detect any errors either.
Any suggestions?

A:Need some help with Dell 8700 XPS i7-4790 - won't turbo boost

Can we double check your cpu clock measurements?
What are you using to measure core processor speeds?
I suggest HWiNFO64 as it shows per-core clock and current/min/max
Another good tool is Intel XTU.

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I am getting random BSODs with a brand new dell XPS 8700. I got my older SSD replaced through RMA assuming that could have been the cause and installed Windows 8 fresh install after getting the new dell. I've been having random BSODs on the computer, it will even happen when I'm not even using the computer and leave it on.

BSOD dump files attached.

? OS - Windows 8 64bit
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 8 64bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Came-preinstalled, but I reinstalled it when installing brand new SSD
? Age of system (hardware) Less than 2 weeks
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Less than 2 weeks

? CPU: Intel i7
? Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GE GT625
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage

? System Manufacturer: DELL
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom): XPS 8700

A:Brand New Dell XPS 8700 - Multiple BSODs

I have debugged the dumps and all seem to have the same error, I have done some research about your crashes and have found some possible causes:

1.) Incorrect BIOS Configuration
2.) Faulty RAM Module

The Fixes for these are as follows:
1.) Restore the BIOS Configuration
-OR-
2.) Remove the faulty RAM.

Modifying BIOS/CMOS settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. I cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk. But it may be the only way to fix the BSOD's you are encountering.

If I was in your position I would try restoring the BIOS first, before trying to remove RAM. If you are ensure on how to restore the BIOS please look at this before trying: How can I reset CMOS or BIOS settings?

I wouldn't try the hard reset unless the normal defaults do not work. If neither work then try removing the RAM.

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What follows is the text of the initial message that I posted at the Dell Desktop Forum regarding this problem:
Running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, Service Pack 1 on a Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition PC.  I am experiencing audio distortion/breakup & dropouts/skips when playing music from the computer through headphones or external speakers.  The problem occurs whether the source is iTunes, Windows Media or the optical drives.  The longer the listening time, the more frequent & severe the errors become.  When listening to ripped copies of the same music through an iPod connected directly to the audio system or headphones, no errors occur.  I have installed an ASUS Xonar U7 external sound card.  This seems to have improved the overall sound but it has not solved the distortion issue.  The relevant drivers appear to be up to date.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.
After a series of exchanges with Chris M, and performing actions suggested by him that included establishing that the Onboard Audio Controller was disabled & removal of the program REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DRIVER, Chris M's latest reply was:
I do not think that this is a computer hardware issue. The fact that both the Realtek and the 3rd party Xonar both have the issue points to the operating system resource allocation has the problem. You need to repost the issue on the Microsoft Operating System board to get their thoughts and opinions.
So, he... Read more

A:Audio distortion with Windows 7 Pro on a Dell XPS 8700 SE

Before you go getting a new hard drive, I also had this issue. There are two versions of Win 7, one includes drivers and one doesn´t. Try this: go into your device manager and scan down to find your Audio then look to see if there are any big yellow questions marks. These will be missing or out of date drivers. Update or install these drivers then see how you go. Control panel> sound> test. Good luck.

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My PC went into a restore mode on its own after locking up.  It had been updated to Win10, but after the restore it was back to Win7.  Most of my files are there along with MS Ofiice and the related data files.  Missing are my email program (Mozilla) and files and my Quicken and files.  There are a number of locked files that return "access denied" when I try to open the file or directory.  I'm guessing everythign is there, just hidden.  i have not reinstalled Mozilla or Qbooks yet, just in case that buries the files deeper.
Someone suggested i reinstall Win10....MS said they would give me another install for free after the 7/29 deadline, but again, I want to see if I can recover my files.  There is no restore point to go back to since the Dell utility ran.  Any direction will be appreciated.

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Hi,
Suddenly my Dell XPS 8700 has slowed to a crawl even though I have 8 GB of memory which worked just fine.

I was wondering if anyone knew of any apps I could run to diagnose the problem?

I'd also like to explore upgrading this unit as well.

THanks,
bob
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My specs are below:

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Boot Mode: Legacy BIOS in UEFI (Secure Boot not supported)
3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)
240.35 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
1471.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
AMD Radeon HD 7570 [Display adapter]

HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GHA2N SCSI CdRom Device [Optical drive]

CF/MD Card [Hard drive] -- drive 3
INTEL SSDSC2BW240A4 [Hard drive] (240.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n BTDA33330B2C2403GN, rev DC32,SMART Status: Healthy
MS/Pro/Duo Card [Hard drive] -- drive 6
SD/mini-MMC/RS Card [Hard drive] -- drive 5
SM/xD Card [Hard drive] -- drive 4
ST1000DM003-1CH162 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 2, s/n Z1D2XKXG, rev CC44, SMART Status: Healthy
ST1000DM003-1CH162 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1, s/n W1D20SPN, rev CC47, SMART Status: Healthy

Board: Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 A00
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
 

A:Dell XPS 8700 slowing to crawl with Low Memory warnings

You have a high end CPU and 8GB of RAM. You should NOT be having slowness issues, tbh.

Have you checked that the HSF is free if dirt dust and debris? Have you checked the CPU temps while under load?

Open msconfig and post everything under the STARTUP tab.
 

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Six months ago, I installed Windows 10 from an update.  My computer had been using the 8.1 operating system.  For some reason, everything went haywire a couple of weeks ago, and I went to recovery and reset the computer to default factory settings.  It took quite a while for this to complete.

However, after I did this, I had several updates that had to be completed, and I did this.  Then the Windows 10 update logo appeared on the bottom of my screen, and I tried to update to Windows 10 from 8.1.

I am unable to do this now.  I get an error message that "We couldn't update the system reserved partitions."

When I contacted Windows Support, they said that sometimes after updating to Windows 10 and then refreshing, the next update wouldn't work well. 

What can I do to get Windows 10 back on my computer.  I am so used to it, and I really like it.  I am old and cannot do really difficult tasks, but I can do some. 

Thanks. for your help.
 pwberne

A:Windows 10 failed to install on Dell 8700 Desktop

How to Create A Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive:
www.youtube.com/watch

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I recently tried upgrading my RAM to the full 32 GB capacity.
When i did this my PC would randomly crash with a power failure - not a BSD - a power failure.
This leads me to believe that either my PSU is failing or my Motherboard is failing. Most likey the PSU IMHO.
So, if i wanted to upgrade the PSU for a future/potential graphics card upgrade what watt PSU can i put in here?

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Hi I want to upgrade my Dell 8700 with this video card:

GTX 970 GAMING 4G Geforce GTX 970 Graphic Card

I have the stock PSU that came with the PC, I believe it is only 460 W
I have also have added an addition 3TB Hard Drive to the PC as well

Will my current PSU suffice? or do i need to upgrade my PSU as well? If so, any recommendations?

Thanks!

A:PSU Sufficient for Video Card Upgrade Dell 8700

I do think you will need another power supply. It has been reported that it is better to buy a power supply with a depth of around 5.9". Retail power supplies added to replace the Dell OEM 460w power supply =Seasonic X650 Gold 650wCorsair AX760 ATX 750w

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During startup, Dell logo is seen followed by the progress bar then the F2 & F12 options.
No beeps no flashes.
From there Nothing but an unending Dell logo.

Did this in January or so and I took it Staples. They said it started right up, so I assumed the PC just wanted some fresh air and a car ride...

It is just 2 years old

Not related but is there a way to SEARCH this forum?

A:Won't Start - Intermittent XPS 8700

Hi JIM HARDIN,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please try to start the system with one memory module at a time or with alternate memory module.
You can also follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the below link:
http://dell.to/1N6aXX3
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id along with the results from the above steps.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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I bought a Dell XPS 8700 last Aug ('15) for $999 from Costco online. We had problems almost immediately with the PC not powering up (at all). but since it occasionally worked, we waited too long to actually return the PC to Costco (beyond 90 days). We also did not install the PC until Nov '15 because we bought 5 PC's at once and it took time to install them all.
We called tech support and after four hours of getting the run around and "trouble-shooting" via phone with Dell's non-English speaking tech support staff, they finally agreed to send out a technician. Technician replaced power supply and on/off button. We thought it was fixed but no. We didn't really call Dale back because we never had time to spend another three or four hours on the phone and schedule another technician just way too time-consuming for us to do that and run a business so instead we suffered a long barely using the computer and using other computers that were working fine instead.
Fast-forward the clock today May 30, 2016. The computer is still under warranty till August 2016 I call Dell and explain the situation, and that we've already unsuccessfully had a field technician trying to fix the problem and they were unable to do so. I respectfully ask that they send a replacement computer as we didn't have the time to spend another 2 1/2 days troubleshooting with their phone tech-support team, and also field technicians they declined, stating that I should've cal... Read more

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I've had this ongoing problem where my optical drive will not burn anything because it rejects all discs telling me they are unwritable.
What troubleshooting steps can I take to fix this issue or discover which piece of the puzzle is failing?
I'm running Win 7 Pro.
The optical drive is:
ST1000DM ST1000DM003-1CH1
Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver version: 6.1.7601.19133
Driver date : 6/21/2006

A:Dell XPS 8700 Optical drive rejecting ALL discs for burning

Forgot to add..
the Optical drive is
HL - DT- ST- DVD+ RW GHA2N SCSI CDRom Device

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On one machine, Dell I8700 Facebook app AND Facebook messenger fail on 14393.10 despite reboot, reinstall of Win 10 and apps.

A:Facebook app on Win 10 Anniversary Update opens/closes on Dell 8700

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question On one machine, Dell I8700 Facebook app AND Facebook messenger fail on 14393.10 despite reboot, reinstall of Win 10 and apps. this is most likely an issue with facebook apps as many have reported multiple issues with the apps. Keep checking for updates for the apps
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Hello ?

Not sure if I am right at this place?

I bought a Dell XPS8700 desktop in late 2014. I started out with Win 8.0 Home. From the very beginning, I had BSOD crashes. I updated to Win 8.1 Home, Win 8.1 Pro and now to Win 10 Pro, hoping that the problem will disappear with a newer OS. However, I still have those crashes (very annoying when working on important documents!). My drivers are up to date and the computer is free of viruses etc.

As far as I have found, this problem might be related to the PCASp60 and/or NIDS6 driver/key. However, there is no PCASp60 driver on my computer (and apparently not needed based on various sources, which I either cannot confirm or not confirm). If I delete one or both keys in the registry, there are still crashes, though. The system error message is always the same:

?The PCASp60 NIDS Protocol Driver services failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.?.

I did some more research and found that these drivers seem to be related to the Realtek PCI onboard LAN unit. But even if I disable the LAN in the BIOS and delete all Realtek drivers in System/MyDevices, the error still exists and my computer crashes.

I am wondering if this is a general problem/unresolvable error of this computer or if it can be resolved..?

I am close to exchanging the motherboard or even switching back to HP computers (which always worked very well for me in the past 15 years).

Thanks in advance for any comments an... Read more

A:Dell XPS 8700, PCASp60, NIDS6 & multiple BSOD crashes per day

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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I can see from the forums that this issue is occurring often with many users. Thus far, I cannot see a fix, despite extensive reading on the subject, without recourse to a new graphics card and PSU. Is it not about time that Dell owned up to this and issued new cards or at least gave the information required to solve the problem? This was a high cost, high end purchase direct from Dell and I need a solution. Please help.

Thank you

Neil

A:Dell XPS 8700 with AMD Radeon R9 270 - random black screens and shut downs

*Which* 8700 system did you buy?
The system that you bought was *fine* for how it was delivered and "spec'ed" for.
The system that you bought was *not* designed to allow the user to do "any type of upgrade" they wanted.
For *most* XPS 8700 systems, an MD Radeon R9 270 is far past what the system was spec'ed for.
Dell offers *many* *options* in building systems. :-)

You can't get a "high-end" desktop, and expect it to be able to be used like a hard-core gaming or graphics workstation.
From what I saw, the MD Radeon R9 270 requires a "big" power supply.
www.realhardtechx.com/.../Page362.htm

www.tomshardware.com/.../power-supply-270-system.html

Since that advanced graphics card also generates a lot of heat, the *system* has to be designed to allow for that extra heat.

For the XPS 8900, Dell has their "extreme" series.
That's what's *required* for advanced graphics cards, *unless other mods are done to the system*.
For one, I strongly suggest a heat-sink upgrade along with a bigger power supply.

[on Soapbox] :)
Imho, if people want an gaming system, then Dell sells gaming systems. :-)
***If people want to upgrade a desktop, the it's 110% up to the user to do the required mods. And, realize that you loose your Dell warranty, and Dell support may not be able to help with any system problems. Dell support knows the systems that Dell sells. They can't know, or support, the trillions of com... Read more

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Hello,
I am trying to reinstall Windows 8.1 Pro on my XPS 8700 and install all the hardware drivers from the Dell support website again.
However, when I try to install the latest Dell Wireless 1703 (Version 10.0.0.301, A01), the Dell Update Package (DUP) fails, and shows the below log.
*********************************************
[03/25/15 15:38:37] Update Package Execution Started[03/25/15 15:38:37] Original command line: "D:\Downloads\XPS 8700 Drivers\XPS-8700_Network_Driver_K19V9_WN32_10.0.0.301_A01.EXE" [03/25/15 15:38:37] DUP Framework EXE Version: 3.1.3.1[03/25/15 15:38:37] DUP Release: K19V9A01[03/25/15 15:38:37] Intializing framework...[03/25/15 15:38:37] logo.png[03/25/15 15:38:39] User Command: attended[03/25/15 15:38:39] DUP Capabilities Value: 39845887 (0x25FFFFF)[03/25/15 15:38:39] DUP Vendor Software Version: 10.0.0.301[03/25/15 15:38:39] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[03/25/15 15:38:39] Local System OS Version: 6.3.0.0[03/25/15 15:38:39] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[03/25/15 15:38:39] Local System OS Language: EN[03/25/15 15:38:39] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[03/25/15 15:38:39] Identified Behavior : attended[03/25/15 15:38:39] Temporary payload log file name: C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\XPS-8700_Network_Driver_K19V9_WN32_10.0.0.301_A01\DUPD1F9.tmp[03/25/15 15:38:39] Translated Command Line : Setup_MUP.exe /LOG"C:\Prog... Read more

A:[XPS 8700] Problems Installing Dell Wireless 1703 Driver Version 10.0.0.301, A01

Try this driver:
http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02227589M/1/3340_Network_Driver_XVXC6_WN_10.0.0.320_A00.EXE

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I recently installed a SSD hard drive on my new Dell XPS8700 and installed a fresh copy of Windows 8 using the OS disc provided by dell. After completing hours worth of windows updates and driver updates, i go into bios and switch back to UEFI mode only to get a bios error when booting.

The error message that displays is:

No boot device available. Strike the f1 key to reboot, f2 to run the setup utility.
Sata 0: Installed
Sata 1: Installed
Sata 2: Installed
Sata 3: None
Sata 4: None
Msata: None

I booted into the Windows 8 OS Disc and formatted the second hard drive and about 3-4 partitions it had using the "repair disc" tools provided in the OS Installation options. Also formatted while in windows 8 as a simple drive in NTFS with a drive letter.

I found something else on the internet that mentions using bootrec.exe tool. I've tried the scanos, fixmbr, and fixboot options; even though it says it completed successfully, it did nothing whatsoever. The /scanos detects no installation.

I'm still getting the error and the only way around it is switching to legacy mode. Does anyone know a way to fix this issue without having to reinstall the OS in UEFI mode?

A:Issue loading in UEFI mode after setting up Windows 8 on SSD on Dell XPS 8700

I ended up reinstalling Windows 8 from the disc. Apparently with Dell, when booting off the OS disc in UEFI mode, the dell logo appears and it pretty much freezes there for a few minutes til it loads Windows 8 installation process. This, I accidentally found out after having to get off the computer right when the dell logo appeared on my screen after selecting option to load off boot disc. Figures. None of the dell techs told me it would take a few minutes either. Either ways, I'm going to run hardware tests afterwards to make sure there is nothing wrong with any of my parts after windows update is complete.

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I have two identical Dell XPS 8700 for my kids. I got them around May 2015.  They use them mainly for steam games and Office 2016.Both running the Windows 10 AU.Today on one of them, by son said a message popped up and asked to stop a service and he clicked yes. Then all there was, was a gray screen and mouse pointer. He came and got me. The pointer would move but nothing else responded. So I did a power shut down. On reboot, the machine took around 40 seconds from seeing the dell logo to the sign on screen. This seemed very long. So I rebooted the other machine to see how long it takes, and it was only 3 seconds from the dell logo to the sign on screen. I do not know if the long boot time has been going on or just started with this issue.I ran sfc /scannow and it said no issues.I remember in September 2015 ( a year ago) I had an issue with this machine where on power on, all I would get is the spinning dots at the Dell logo and it would not boot into windows. I even let it sit there for 24 hours and just spinning dots. I even tried new install of windows where the machine would let me install new windows, but after updates, the same thing happened with the spinning dots.After a tons of troubleshooting, a dell tech recommended pulling the cmos battery. I did that and from then on it booted fine.So since the long boot time did not seem right, I pulled the cmos battery again. waited 30 seconds, put it back in and booted into bios, change the clock (not sure if I had t... Read more

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Hi I've had the Dell XPS 8700 for over a year now and it's an excellent Desktop.
I've recently moved my tower to a new location and notice there is a solid orange light on all the time inside the PC, I believe it's on the motherboard... should I be worried this is on all the time? It's just I've never noticed it before.
Also on the back of the PC there is a solid green light, I'm guessing this is to just tell me the PC has Power.
I tried a google search but everyone with the orange light seems to have PC issues, my pc is working fine as far as I can tell.

A:Dell XPS 8700 Orange Light inside and Green Light on Back

LED on the motherboard will be on as long as the PC is plugged into a working outlet. It's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
If you unplug the PC from the wall and press/hold the power button for ~15 sec, that LED will go off. Again, perfectly normal...
Green LED says there's power to the PSU.

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Hi,
Greetings!
I would like to ask for your assistance because I'm already out of ideas how to resolve this issue. Right after I powered up the laptop, it will get past the DELL logo screen, then it will be completely just black screen. I wouldn't even hear any activity from the CPU fan, HDD and pressing the Caps Lock doesn't lit up the LED. The LED indicators on the side are only displaying the power indicator, but none for HDD, Battery and Wireless.
Here are the steps that I have done so far:
1) Removed the HDD and Battery, then press & hold the power button for at least 45-60 seconds to disperse the internal voltage. Then attach the Battery, but not the HDD.
2) Press and hold Fn and then the Power button, hoping to boot me up to the ePSA Diagnostic Utility
3) Press F2 or F12 while booting up
4) Re-seat the memory and also clean with a dry tissue
These are the procedures that I have done but nothing has changed. It still displays blank screen right after the DELL logo.
I do hope that you could assist me on this. Thank you so much!

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Is there a way to fix this issue I re installed it dell quick set, and the icon stays till I shut down the computer or restart it then its no more I want this to stay I did the msconfig already, and its not on there and how would I work around this to keep it staying on permanently? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop Dell Quick Set icon goes away after start up

Where are you placing this icon?
 
How are you creating the icon?

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Dell N5030: W7 wont start. Dell logo > black screen. How to restore?


Hello friends

Please could you advise me. My friend has asked me to help with her Dell N5030 Inspiron laptop. She has had it for about just over a year now. Dual-core Pentium, 4GB RAM, W7 64bit. She is not computer savvy and I dont know how shes managed to do this but heres the problem:

1. You press the power button
2. The Dell logo appears along with the F2 & F12 options for Setup & Boot Options
3. This is followed by a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left. Thats it.

All this happens in the space of 6 seconds (power-up to black screen). Nothing else happens, no Windows logo screen, no Microsoft logo, nothing. Screen stays black with the cursor and the laptop instantly turns off when I press the power button.

My friend was desperate because she had over 740 family photos and some important documents she didnt want to lose. I was able to recover all of those using a Linux Mint live CD so at least shes all smiles for that

Using Mint made me realize that the hardware was working perfectly. The hard drive was good, no mem faults and of course the optical drive was fine. So its something with Windows 7.

Also while using Mint I could clearly see the Dell Recovery Partition. The problem is I dont know how to get the Inspiron to fire it up - because I cannot even get into Safe Mode where the "Repair your computer" option is.

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A:Dell N5030:W7 wont start. Dell logo + black screen. Factory reset how?

Dell states that the Factory Restore option should be visible on the F8 screen.

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Please please please someone help me!!!

I reset my laptop using F8 but during the reset my laptop died! I tried turning it back on annnnndddd now it won't go past Dell screen??? It loads the dell sign, I can press f2 for setup and f12 for boot options. Then the screen goes black after the dell thing has loaded (like it would when it turns on) then it stays black and reboots again. Like a reboot cycle almost.
I tried pressing f8 to get up the recovery settings but even that's not loading or coming up.
Somebody please help me, I need my laptop to do work and I don't have enough money to get it fixed professionally or buy a new one.

I aren't amazing with laptops so please give me like a dummies guide. I won't understand technical words but please help !

Thank you
 

A:Dell windows 10 won't boot past start up dell screen

Please put the service tag of your laptop in your next reply so we can tell exactly which model you have, click on this link for details :- http://www.dell.com/support/content...ort-Knowledgebase/locate-service-tag/Notebook
 

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It keeps Restarting and doesnt ever let me get to my desktop to perform a system restore, then there is a blue screen of death with stop code 0x00000ed....I don't know what to do please help me.

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My user manual discusses enabling TPM in the BIOS, but I cannot find that setting.  How can I determine whether I have one?  If I don't, why does the manual discuss it?

A:XPS 8700 TPM

You do not have a TPM in the XPS 8700.

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our machine came with the 645.  been thinking about upgrading to the PNY xcelr8 4g 960.  how ev er quickly browsing I have yet to see mention of a 960 card.

maybe wait until the 1060 comes out?

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I have upgraded my psu, and am looking for a gpu upgrade. The RX 480 seems like a good option. Would it:
A: FitB: Be compatible with the mobo?

Thanks!

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Hello, 
I frequently get BSODs on my Dell XPS 8700. I recently upgraded my RAMs, and installed Nvidia GTX 1070 on this PC. 
Could you please help me to analyze this?
I have attached crash dump file and system information file for your reference.

Crash Dump file:
1.1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rhcq9QHjQJghuqKQ
2.1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rhlDLIWc4mOVWs6e
3.1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rhp56IQG6Y1-i-3i (after running Driver Verifier)
4.1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rht8nQ54tUYbXbg4(after installing newest nvidia video driver)
5.1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rhw7bYP7GJnbO4LM(after installing newest nvidia video driver)
6.1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rh0ieFUvcjGbguY5
7.1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rhlDLIWc4mOVWs6e(after rolled back to OEM setting, and install nvidia video driver)
System information(generated in Windows 10, I'm running Windows 8.1 now):
1drv.ms/.../s!AhOjvh1QGMQ_rhhn54ZD-9ptWl4m

Additional information:
I suspect that the BSODs are related to other parts of the PC. I used AMD Radeon 7850 before, and BSODs happened frequently. Here's an original post:
answers.microsoft.com/.../9e74e63e-e577-412f-b015-a57fa5c841b1
Thank you very much!

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I'm asking for help using a different computer because my xps 8700  will not boot up. There is no communication with my monitor when I start up the computer. Black screen.The fan runs at start up and i see an orange light inside the box.If I try to put in a disk,nothing happens.Last week my computer would start up for no apparent reason when in sleep mode.I would have to get out of bed to shut it down in the middle of the night,otherwise it would stay lit up.Any ideas ?? Thanks.

A:XPS 8700 problem

Hi Cheech63
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all connector and hold down the power button for 10 sec and then try to boot up again. 
Also if there is a separate graphics card, remove the graphics card and try the onboard connection. Simultaneously you can try another monitor just in case, to rule out the monitor. 
Await your response.
Regards

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Hi there,

The desktop (XPS 8700) originally came with 2x4GB (1600MHz) Samsung RAM.
Recently, I added 2x2GB(1600MHz) Kingston HyperX RAM.
I placed the Samsung RAM in slots 2 and 4 while the Kingston RAM in slots 1 and 3.
After that, i did a test using CPU-Z to check the speed for the RAM's. The Samsung RAM's in slot 2 and 4 ran at 800MHz but the Kingston RAM's in slot 1 and 3 only ran at 667 MHz.
I also tried to check the speed of the RAM using Speccy and got the same results and it showed an overall speed of 665 MHz.
The Kingston RAM has a XMP profile which allows it to run at full 1600 MHz.
I tried finding any option in the BIOS to enable the XMP but was not successful.
Is there any way to allow the Kingston RAM to run at 800MHz and make my system run at full 1600MHz?
Also, I have never updated or done anything with my BIOS.

Service Tag: GXJP622 | Express Service Code: 36856988138
 
Thanks!

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I replaced the CMOS battery but I'm still getting 5 beeps when trying to boot. I disconnected everything and before connecting the power cord held down the power button for about 20 seconds. Before re-connecting the power cord to the computer I plugged it directly into a power outlet. With only the power connected I turned it on but got the same 5 beeps.
The battery I used I had for a while and had intended to use for the garage door. It was an Energizer 2032 and was still sealed in it's package. The XPS 8700 came with a Mitsubishi 2032. 
I have made no hardware changes to the computer since getting it in October 2013 other than adding a printer. When I purchased the computer I got all the defaulted components.

A:Still getting 5 beeps on XPS 8700

Hi Catechuman,
Try clearing the CMOS. Turn the system off, unplug and hold the power button as you did before. Open the case and find the CMOS reset jumper (check your manual). Clearing the CMOS involves moving the jumper from its default position to the clear position for about 5 seconds, then moving it back. Once you boot, you'll need to enter system setup (F2) and check your clock, drive and boot settings.

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Which is better? 2 8700's in SLI or 1 single 8800?
 

A:8700 vs 8800

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My computer has had occasional problems where it will shut down without warning, similar to when there's a power blackout. The computer won't turn on by pressing the power button immediately afterwards, but after allowing some time it will turn on and return to entirely normal running, no error messages or the like at any point. At every point it's happened it's been while/shortly after running a heavy load; it's never happened while idle.
At the time this happens the vents on the back are extremely hot to the touch, so I installed HWMonitor to check the temperatures, and watched it while running games that have stressed it. The CPU(i7-4790 that came with the system)  and GPU(I upgraded when I bought to a GTX 660Ti) sensors never rose much above ~80c, but I did notice an oddity in the program in that my cpu and gpu fans seem to always run at ~750rpm, regardless of whether it was idle or under heavy load.
I tried running the system briefly with the case open (cleaned and dusted the inside too) and an exterior fan blowing as well, the power supply was still extremely hot to the touch within ~30 minutes of gaming while the rest of the inside of the case didn't feel hot
I'm a bit stuck on how and what to test to find the problem; is the power supply not enough to handle the components? Is the power supply overheating? If so, what can cause that and is there a way to test it, and how can I tell? Is the fan speed a sign and/or symptom of the problem... Read more

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Just wondering if anyone of you knows a really good website that has Blackberry article, Tip & tricks and how to guide. Googled, nothing much came out, just couple of blackberry forums. The only good one that I was able to find was called www.blackberrycool.com. Oh and RIM website suck, if you need to find some articles.
 

A:8700 Blackberry

Come on there is no good Blackberry article website out there...
 

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Hi,  Can i install a Gigabyte gtx 970 in a Dell XPS 8700, changing the Power supply To 750w?
GPU is 312 mm long, is there available space inside the case?Which power supply can  i use?

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I shut down my XPS normally from Windows (10) and then went on vacation for a week. When I try to power it up again nothing happens.  The light on the motherboard is on and when I press the reset button on the back the fan starts up but stops as soon as I release the button.  I also tried plugging it in somewhere else and pulling the CMOS battery and putting it back in. I have also removed all peripheral connections so that's not it either.
I also tried disconnecting the power button cable from the motherboard and reseating it. I know the power supply is fine and the motherboard is getting power. Any other ideas I can try?  I can't find the power button and cable assembly for sale anywhere and I really don't want to try a new motherboard unless I know that is what's wrong for sure.

A:XPS 8700 Won't power up

When you go on vacation you should unplug the computer from the power outlet especially in the summer when thunderstorms are prevalent. Buying a UPS battery backup device for constant protection is a good idea. Power surges are deadly to electronics.
Try this--remove any removable cards if there are any and see if the computer appears to boot. If it does boot, replace the cards one at a time and test boot--video card first. When it doesn't boot that is the card to replace. TV tuner cards and network cards are especially vulnerable. There is no way to properly test the power supply so don't assume it is OK. Light on the board means the computer is plugged into an outlet.

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Hi all,
My Dell XPS 8700 desktop will not power on at all even though the motherboard's LED is a solid amber.  I recently opened it up to blow out some of the dust (was wearing an anti-static band and took precautions), and removed the PSU just to troubleshoot another computer.  After replacing it, the computer will not power up, and it cant be a PSU problem because it boots the other computer.
Have i somehow fried my Motherboard, or could it be i broke the 24-pin power connector (it was extremely tight to remove from the cable and put back in), and are my parts such as my graphics card and ram in danger?

A:XPS 8700 - Won't Power on

Hi,
Good day !Thank you for writing to the Dell community forum.
In this case since the light on the motherboard is ON,  it confirms that the system board is receiving power from the power supply unit,but unable to transmit it .It is important for us to confirm the status of the power button .Kindly assist me by performing these troubleshooting steps,
1)What is the status of the power button.
2)when we try to turn on the system ,check and advise if you hear beeps from the system.Since they also indicate the faulty component.
3)Also remove the memory modules from the system ,try turning on the system with 1 memory module at a time by testing them on each slot individually .
4)I would like to know if the system's graphic card and memory modules works on different system .
Awaiting your reply.If there are any more queries do reply to this community thread,we will be glad to assist you .
Have a great day ahead.
Kindest Regards,

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Hello, I have XPS 8700, which came with OEM GTX 745. I am thinking of upgrading it to Geforce GTX 970 or 980. Do these video cards word on XPS 8700?
I am especially concerned, because, while recommended system power for 970 is 500 W according to nVidia's specification, total power of XPS8700 is 460 W. Has someone successfully installed GTX 970 or 980 on XPS 8700? 

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Even when cool - having just been started up, and when conducting non-intensive CPU tasks, the fan on my XPS 8700 will race for about 12 seconds every 60 seconds or so. The noise is annoying apart from anything else. Does anyone know what might be causing this and how the problem can be solved? I am running Windows 10 Home Anniversary edition. Many Thanks.

A:Racing Fan XPS 8700

Hi timaltmann,
Thank you for reaching out to us.
Please update the BIOS to the latest version available on the Dell Support site.
Has there been any recent hardware or software changes done? Does this happen on using any specific application?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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Hi, Can i install a Gigabyte gtx 970 in a Dell XPS 8700, changing the Power supply To 750w? GPU is 312 mm long, is there available space inside the case?Which power supply can i use?

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I currently have 8gb.  I'm thinking about buying the set below and unload the 2 x 4gb on ebay.  What do you guys think?
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

A:RAM Recommendation for XPS 8700

Those might work, but these will work. The OEM timings are CL11, and those are CL9. if the BIOS likes that memory it might run at DDR3 1600 or might downclock the memory to 1333.
These will work, or crucial will take it back.
www.crucial.com/.../CT7350422
The added benefit is you could add more later and go up to 32GB.
edit: or keep the 2x4GB and have 24GB, which was a common configuration when new.

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hi,

XPS 8700 Windows 10 -  no sound. headphone jack not working. been stuck for 2 weeks trying to solve the problem. (front and rear audio jack not working) 
although i plugged the headphone, i got this error: 
1) speaker got (X) symbol (at the bottom right bar)
2) The speaker,  headset or headphone is unplugged  - not fixed.
3) Realtex HD audio manager missing inside control panel
4) when i did dxdiag, got error-  No sound card was found.

Pls help me on this.  becoming really clueless on how to fix this.
Thanks in advance.

A:XPS 8700 No sound

* Turn the Windows 10 auto update off* Go here* Click Change OS and choose Windows 10, 64-bit* Open Chipset* Download/install each one. After installing each one, restart the XPS 8700. If it says you already have a newer file, ignore it and force ours to install* Open Audio* Download/install the Realtek ALC3861. Reboot the system when done. Then retest

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It seems as though I go from bad to worse.  Only way that I can get the F1, F2, or F12 to pull up is to leave the unit unplugged for 30 minutes or so.  HAS TO BE an easier way.  I have Secure Boot disabled, and have switched from UEFI to Legacy, trying to get the unit to see a Samsung 850 Pro SSD, 512Gb.  I even cloned it from the Seagate 1Tb that came with the unit, to no avail.  When it, one time, attempted to boot from the drive, it said that there were problems and it hung up.  I have since reset the CMOS.  Still cannot get the set up screen to appear, nor the boot menu.  I have other Dell computers, but NEVER have had the problems before, that I'm having now.  Fry's wants $80 to set up the SSD.  I'm sure that if I keep at it, I can overcome the problems, but a little help here would sure go a long way.   Many Thanks! Chuck Taylor

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dose someone knows if the gtx 1080/1070 is working with the xps 8700?

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I have 4x4GB sticks of G-Skill RipJaws, DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL9-9-9-24 @ 1.5v.
Will these work with my machine?

A:Will this memory work with my XPS-8700?

It should work.
There is a chance the BIOS may not initially run it at 1600Mhz and it may downclock the memory to 1333 Mhz.
I had this happen once and was able to set the timings using Intel XTU
www.intel.com/.../intel-extreme-tuning-utility-intel-xtu.html
Also, if you are using tools like CPU-Z to view the memory speed, remember to double the DRAM frequency. If it lists 799.99Mhz then it is running at 1600 and you are good.

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I currently have an XPS 8700 running a Geforce GT 640 card with three monitors, and want to add two more.  I attempted to purchase another 640 card and SLI the two together, but they won't fit into the case together.  My next step was to purchase a GT 620 card an attempt to run the two of those together(but not SLI), but for some reason my computer isn't recognizing the new card.  I'm fairly certain the 620 has power and I installed the drivers for it, but it's still not recognizing it and the monitors won't work when plugged in.  Is there some setting that I have to change to get the system to run two cards at once?

If it isn't possible to run 5 monitors in this fashion, what would be the best way to do so?  

Thank you for any help.

A:XPS 8700 - trying to run 5 monitors with Geforce

You only have one PCI-e X16 slot for video in the XPS 8700 so where are you installing that second video card? The other PCI-e slots (x1 and x4) probably don't  have enough bandwidth for a video card.
If your 3 monitors are currently connected to the add-in GT 640 video card, you should be able to connect the fourth to one of the onboard video ports, but only after you go into BIOS setup and enable the Intel Multi-Display option.
A fifth monitor could be connected using a USB>{video} dongle, where {video} is one of the ports available on the monitor, eg USB>HDMI or USB>VGA, etc.

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Like a lot of folks, I bought a new video card (GTX 960) only to find the PSU insufficient to boot up and run the machine.
I had a Rosewill 870W PSU but it's far too large for the XPS 8700 case, it bumps against the DVD/Blu Ray drive so I bought a new one. A Corsair 750. 
On the chance this is also too large, does anyone have recommendations for PSU upgrades?

A:Recommended PSU upgrade for XPS 8700?

The stock PSU is fine for a GTX 960.  Secure Boot must be OFF , Legacy CSM and option roms must be ON.  
And Bios must be at least version A10.
Dell XPS 8700 System BIOS update "A11", Fixes: , Enhancements: "Support Win10 OS."Dell XPS 8700 System BIOS update "A10", Fixes: "GTX900 Series Video Black Screen.", Enhancements: "Enhanced system usability."Dell XPS 8700 System BIOS update "A08", Fixes: , Enhancements: "Enhance USB3.0 capabilities."

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN284433/EN#How_to_update_USB_flash_drive

The A10 bios is here and on the XPS 8700 page here.* Download/Save the file to the windows desktop* Before running A10, I would install the prior Bios in order* Disconnect any external hard drives, keys, printer, scanner, etc. You only want the USB mouse, USB keyboard, LAN, monitor connected* Run the executable from Windows* Allow the system to complete the installation and restart automatically. Do not force a restart or power off===============================

NEW thread started to discuss XPS 8700 Nvidia GTX video card upgradesPlace holder for new thread to discuss XPS 8700 AMD video card upgrades===============================

We and Nvidia are looking into the issue, but understand, we only "test/validate" those video cards in my list. Our warranty does not cover non-OEM video cards NOT on our list. Ultimately,... Read more

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So I'm planning to put the i7-4790 (non k) from my xps 8700 onto a z97 chipset mini-itx mobo. I learned that the 8700 with the 4770 used z87 chipset motherboards. Does the 8700 with the haswell refresh CPUs use the same mobo or a z97 one? 
I am asking this because I am wondering if I will have to reinstall windows if I change chipsets but use the same CPU. Are z87 and z97 windows installations comaptable?
Thanks

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I want to update the BIOS from its present A04 edition to the latest A11 edition in order to use a GTX 960 graphics card without bricking the mobo or otherwise running into problems. Is it safe to use the A11 update executable directly or do I have to go through individual updates to editions 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11 one at a time? If so, are there any known current problems and workarounds? I would be grateful for help based on experience with edition-jump updates. TIA, BobInPhila
P.S. OS is Windows 8.1 Pro

A:XPS 8700 BIOS update from A04 to A11

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I want to update the BIOS from its present A04 edition to the latest A11 edition in order to use a GTX 960 graphics card without bricking the mobo or otherwise running into problems. Is it safe to use the A11 update executable directly or do I have to go through individual updates to editions 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11 one at a time? If so, are there any known current problems and workarounds? I would be grateful for help based on experience with edition-jump updates. TIA, BobInPhila
P.S. OS is Windows 8.1 Pro
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You only need use the latest BIOS version A11.
Bev.

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Adjustable volume on monitor is to the max. Audio is low on DVDs, Podcasts, and sample music on computer. When using Windows Media Player problem is the same. How do you suggest I resolve this problem?

A:XPS 8700, Low audio from S2415H?

Explain in detail how the XPS 8700 is connecting to the S2415H. Every cable, every port.

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I have a new Dell XPS 8700 , it has 6 audio jacks with teeny tiny symbols, which colored jack do I plug my stereo speakers into? For now I have them plugged into the headphone jack on top of the computer. The volume here is very low. I tried plugging into the 6 jacks with no luck. The speakers are from an older Dell.

A:XPS 8700, audio jacks

green=stereo output front channels                 black=stereo output rear              grey=stereo output side
gold=dual output, center, subwoofer                blue=stereo output line level        pink=mono microphone output
At least that's what my xps 8700 book says.  Check the speaker icon in the taskbar for sound levels, they may be set real low. Also check accessories,sound, recorder, click on O.K., click on speakers. Hope this helps.
 

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Hello there.
I bought my XPS 8700 two years ago, and it was going very well, until some months ago.
My GPU started overheating when I'm on every game. Even games I've played before that didn't overheat the GPU are now overheating it. I can't play any games because this causes the FPS to drop dramastically. I want to know what is causing this suddenly overheat, and I've already cleaned the CPU, but I don't know much about hardware, So I need help.
My system specs:
Video card: Nvidia GT635
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3,40GHz 3.40GHz
8GB RAM

A:XPS 8700 GT635 GPU Overheating

check the fan on the card. make sure it is spinning freely.
that said, if you game you might consider investing in a better graphics card.

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AMI have an XPS-8700 with the standard factory installed RAM, 16 Gig.
I'd like to add another 16 Gig of RAM and I'd like to know what do I need to buy and how do I install it?

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I have replaced the card driver and cable for this system and reinstalled the software. Still does not work. The only place I can find in the Device Manager that mentions the card driver is under the USB connections. I would appreciate if someone with a working driver could tell me if there is another Realtek entry.

A:Card Reader XPS 8700

Hi, 
Thanks for reaching out to us.
Please uninstall all the USB Root Hub including the Realtek and reinstall again. 
Please PM us the system tag# and the part number of card reader that's replaced.
Regards

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Hello,I'm interested in upgrading the memory on my XPS 8700 Special Edition.From what I read in the spec sheet the memory must be:Connectors: four internally-accessible DDR3L DIMM socketsType: unbuffered, Non-ECC, quad?channel DDR3Speed: up to 1600 MHzCapacities 4 GB and 8 GB Configurations supported 4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB and 32 GB Minimum: 4 GBMaximum: 32 GBWhat I'm looking at buying is:
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT4K8G3D1608ET3LX0

Cas Latency: 8
Voltage: 1.35V
Multi-channel Kit: Quad Channel Kit
Timing: 8-8-8-24
Model #: BLT4K8G3D1608ET3LX0
Item #: N82E16820148659
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
From what I can tell this matches the spec requirements. I'd like to max out what the board can take: 32 GB (8GB x 4) @ 1600 MHz. Can anyone confirm if this will be a good upgrade?

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Does the XPS 8700 come with an internal microphone? When I go to speakers and right click on the icon, then go to recording devices.  It shows that the microphone is not plugged in. I figure that is for an external microphone. How do I verbally communicate with Cortana or use a webcam without a microphone (other than buying an external one)?
Please let me know where to look to find the internal microphone?

A:Internal Microphone for XPS 8700

The XPS 8700 does not have an internal microphone. You must purchase one and connect it to the pink port on the rear of the tower.
Realtek ALC3861 7.1 integrated audioGray = Middle surround outBlack = Rear surround outOrange = Sub-woofer and center out Pink = Microphone inGreen = Front Speaker out, Headphone out Blue = Stereo Line in

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Does the XPS 8700 come with any indicator lights? I purchased a Dell laptop a few years back and was disappointed that it did not have a hard drive indicator light. Does this one have it? I find the lack of one very annoying, especially when trying to troubleshoot whether or not the computer is loading something. The availability of the light is a deciding factor as to whether or not I will buy the computer.
There is no mention nor indication of any lights in any picture or manual I could find on the web.

A:XPS 8700 Indicator Lights

Yes. It has a small white HDD indicator light on the front, and the power button on top lights up too. 

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Once the new Nvidia cards are released, if anyone has experience on their functionality with the Dell 8700, please post. Thank you.

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When I plug headphones into either of the jacks on the XPS 8700 windows recognizes that a device has been plugged into (or unplugged from) the audio jack, but no device shows up on the 'Sound' control panel.  (it has 2 unused NVIDIA entries and the the Speakers.) and no sound from the headphones.
The Speakers work fine, but no headphones.  Thanks if you can help.

A:Headphones on XPS 8700 not working

Try plugging the headphones into the top of the tower headphone jack instead of the back one which is hard to see and identify correctly. The top of the tower has 2 usb ports, a mic port and a headphone port.

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Is it capable of reading/writing to SDXC 64gb or larger SDXC?

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