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Optiplex 745 Mini-Tower GPU Upgrade

Q: Optiplex 745 Mini-Tower GPU Upgrade

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

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

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

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

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

Wilt thi fit?

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

thanx.

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

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

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

A:Optiplex 760 Mini Tower Quadcore

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

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

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

Only Short cards with Short fans Fit.

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

A:atx power supply with optiplex 960 mini tower

Optiplex 960 MT power supply upgrades

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

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

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

You are maxed out at 8GB.

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

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

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

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

I found the following tagd:

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

I cannot find the explanation on the website.

Does anybody know where I can find the info?
thanx

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

A:Optiplex 3010 mini tower diagnostic lights 3 & 4

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

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Hi TechSpot Forums!

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

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

System Specs:

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

Current Video Card:

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

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

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

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

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

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

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

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

A:Used Dell OptiPlex GX790 Mini tower video card

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone:

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

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

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

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

Hi,

Have you tried updated the firmware on the SSD?

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

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

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

A:Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower power supply problem

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

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

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

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

Recommended update or replacement is EVGA 750B1

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

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

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I have a Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower, and it currently has the Intel Pentium E6500 processor. I would like to upgrade to something better, because my current processor does not meet the minimum requirements of some games I would like to play. I was wondering which processors I could upgrade to? I know that the new processor has to fit the socket on the motherboard, but I don't know how to find out what socket my current motherboard has, or even what motherboard it is.
I would also like to know, if I don't upgrade the processor, but instead get a new motherboard, can I get any motherboard, and plug it in, and will it come with a new processor, or will it have to fit my current processor? Does upgrading the motherboard make much difference to the CPU speeds if I don't actually upgrade the processor?
I am running Windows & SP3, DirectX 11, with 4GB RAM, and i also have an ATI Radeon 5670 HD Graphics Card, and a 300W power supply. 
Would I need to get a new power supply if I upgraded the motherboard or processor? 

A:Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

Hi,
I have mentioned list of processors which are also compatible with Vostro 230 mini tower.




Number


Code Name


Cache


Clock Speed


Front Side Bus




Q9650


Yorkfield


12 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




Q9550


Yorkfield


12 MB


2.83 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8400


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.66 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8300


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.50 GHz


1333 MHz




E8600


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.33 GHz


1333 MHz




E8500


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.16 GHz


1333 MHz




E8400


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




E7600


Wolfdale


3 MB


3.06 GHz


1066 MHz




E7500


Wolfdale


3 MB


2.93 GHz


1066 MHz




E6300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.80 GHz


1066 MHz




E5400


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.70 GHz


800 MHz




E5300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.60 GHz


800 MHz




450


Celeron


512 KB


2.20 GHz


800 MHz




Vostro 230/230s has been tested with Intel G41 chipset (Motherboard) with ICH07 only. Motherboard and processor are two different components. I would suggest you to upgrade the processor. Please reply for further assistance. Thanks & Regards Manshu S #iworkfordell

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solved
 

A:Optiplex GX1 Tower

Jonathon,

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

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

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Dual Monitors Optiplex 760 Tower

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

A:Dell optiplex 745 tower won't boot

Beep code


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There are usually 3 HDD in this case, but in this image, when I installed the GTX 260, I had to remove one. Don't use it anymore though, it was Vista. It's now in an external HDD case for backing up two other PCs in the home...

A:Mini-Tower Close-up

That wire mass can't be good for air flow. You might want to clean it up a little.

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Had a KDM-MTFX9320 320W TFX. Ordered a KDM 320W FLEX MFX 9320C. Will this work?
 

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Hello,
I purchased a GeForce GTX550 IT graphics card a while back only to realize it wouldn't fit into my computer's case (it's a mini ). I was wundering if perhaps theres a way to hook this up externally? I believe it would need a seperate power supply, if it doesn't could you possibly give me the link to a moderatelly priced one that fits my case.
System specs:
Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 220 dual core processor
Nvidia GeForce 6150SE
DVD-Super Multi Drive
4GB DDR3 mem.
500GB HDD
 

A:GTX550 TI in mini tower help!

No. Video cards connect directly to the motherboard. There aren't any external options, much less a way of using an internal card externally.
 

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Got a store-bought Gateway SX-2800 model which is a mini-tower. Upgrading the video card, and as a result I am also upgrading the power supply.

Being a mini-tower, will it definitely need a specialized power supply, or will a standard PSU work?

If it needs a specialized PSU where do you suggest getting them and how - would I take the dimensions of my PSU and then talk to a manufacturer? Or would buying a new case along with a standard PSU be cheaper?
 

A:Mini-tower Power

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Hi, I'm using an 755 SFF now and the system is operating wll. However the adding of a better grafic card is problematic cause of the limited space.

Now I'm thinking of finden a (evt. defect Mini Tower model) and put the motherboard, HDrive of the 755 SFF into the larger Mini Tower case and buy a better grafics card.

Are the components compatible?
thanks

A:Motherboard etc. 755 SFF compatible with the Mini Tower?

Hello, HEINFLHS
Yes everything would work well however from what I know your motherboard is smaller it will go in to the chassis though none of the expansion slots will align with the chassis slots as your motherboard as smaller than the chassis. I suggest you pick up a 755 MT motherboard for full compatibility and by the way these are like $50 or maybe less and you could just put all your current hardware on it (cpu, ram ,hard drive cable, etc) with no capability issues.

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

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Purhased an AXC-704G-UW61 mini tower Desktop on Wednesday Sept 14, 2016, whereas the SNID/Serial Number sticker was to be was not there and Information found on dicscarded box needed to register, Acer has refused to send a replacement sticker so I now have to keep box. Any options to avoid boycotting ACER?

A:AXC-704G-UW61 mini tower Desktop

SNID is available on BIOS too, press Del at boot and check on mainscreen.

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Currently, I'm using a Gateway PC (Mini tower) with the built in Intel GMA 4500 HD Graphics. I'm looking to find a decent Mini tower PCI Express Graphics card that can run games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 at a low-decent resolution at a high FPS - preferrably 80-90 or more if possible. My price range is basically anything under / around $70.

I found a Radeon HD 5450 1 GB supposedly low profile graphics card on Amazon, any opinions on that quality of that?

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Display-Low-Profile-PCI-Express-HD545XZAF2/dp/B0036TFXWC

I'd just like some suggestions, please. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Mini tower graphics Support

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I have the HP Compaq DC7700 Convertible Mini-Tower(CMT) with Windows 7 SP1 on C partition, and WinXP Pro 64 bit on D partition. I have bios Version Hewlett-Packard 786E1 v01.16, 8/17/2011 Is there a later version of the bios for my machine?  Here are the msinfo32 information if it helps=========================================OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home PremiumVersion 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601Other OS Description Not AvailableOS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name HOMESystem Manufacturer Hewlett-PackardSystem Model HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible MinitowerSystem Type x64-based PCProcessor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, 1867 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 786E1 v01.16, 8/17/2011SMBIOS Version 2.4Windows Directory C:\WindowsSystem Directory C:\Windows\system32Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2Locale United StatesHardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"User Name home\BillTime Zone Central Daylight TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GBTotal Physical Memory 3.94 GBAvailable Physical Memory 2.77 GBTotal Virtual Memory 7.87 GBAvailable Virtual Memory 6.25 GBPage File Space 3.94 GB=========================================

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I might be building a new computer soon, I am wondering if these parts will go well together:

Motherboard: BIOSTAR H61ML LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
tower:LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Video card: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1452-RX GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Memory: CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M2A1333C9
monitor: Hanns-G HW-173ABB Black 17" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 600:1 @ 1440x900
Power Supply: Hanns-G HW-173ABB Black 17" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 600:1
Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300

If any part in here is not compatible please tell me and point me in the direction of a compatible part if you can. I do need the tower everything else can be changed.

Thank you very much and have a nice day!
 

A:Building a computer witth a mini-ATX tower

Typo: you listed the monitor twice, once under PSU, Otherwise those parts look fine however even though it is a minitower due to the front mounted power supply that case will support a full ATX motherboard. I would personally recommend a Full ATX motherboard since they offer much more expansion. This is a good option and only costs slightly more, Although If you go with something like this you will get SATA 6gbps, USB 3.0, more memory slots, and a faster chipset.

Also Biostar motherboards are ok but far from the best try to look for boards from Gigabyte, ASUS, or MSI.
 

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I need help updating the BIOS on my HP dc7800 CMT. I keep getting this error: The system BIOS updte file (C:\Users\f\Downloads\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated. I tried to update using the sp53611.exe (8.0 MB) 1.32 Rev. A(6 Dec 2011) HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786F1 BIOS) Which can be found here. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=3459243&swItemId=vc_97114_1&swEnvOid=4059 The current version of my BIOS is: 786F1 v01.04 7/18/2007 I am running Windows 7 64-bit  Ultiate. I noticed on the page for the software (linked to above), it mentions most flavors of Windows 7 64 bit, but it DOESN'T mention Win 7 ULTIMATE 64-pit. Here is what I did: 1) Restarted computer in safe mode2) Logged in as administrator3) Started task manager to make sure all apps and most services were stopped3A ) as an extra precaustion, I even stopped Windows Defeneder4) Double clicked sp53611.exe and let it install software.5) This opened a web page. I clicked on the link that was under the Update Bio from a windows environment.6) The process started, but then I got the error above. Any ideas on what to do next? Is it possible that the BIOS CAN'T be updated because the software doesn't support windows 7 64-bit ULTIMATE??? Thank you in advance. I have a new graphics card coming today (Radeon HD 6570 - which was recommended by Mr. Paul Tikkanen, Thank You), and I guess that I... Read more

A:Need Help Updating Bios dc7800 Compact Mini Tower : ROM.CAB ...

Hi: There should be no need to update the BIOS if everything is working correctly. If you want to update the BIOS you should use the built in Flash System ROM menu in the BIOS. That is the safest and easiest way to flash the BIOS. All you need is a USB flash drive formatted with the FAT 32 file system. Download the latest BIOS update and run it. You should get an instruction page.  On that page, you want to select the F10 flash system rom option and you should see a view contents of DOS flash folder. Copy all of the files in that folder to your usb flash drive. Plug the flash drive in the usb port, reboot the PC and at the beginning of the HP welcome screen, tap the F10 key to access the BIOS. There will be a menu to Flash System ROM. Select that and it should see the BIOS update files on the usb flash drive.  Then follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with updating the BIOS.

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Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats until the power button is pressed to stop the cycle.
The power button is steady amber
The blue drive activity light turns on
MOBO light is on
All fans (CPU, GPU, PSU, Case) are working
Video card removed and reseated
Memory modules removed and reseated
PSU connector to MOBO reseated
CMOS battery replaced
All connectors feel solidly connected, yet there seems to be no power to the monitor or the keyboard.
I've disconnected power, drained residual power and reconnected the power.  The cycling continues.
I would appreciate some other suggestions on what I can try (like - why the monitor and keyboard are not receiving power from the computer).

Thank you.

A:Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats

RJ318
Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats until the power button is pressed to stop the cycle.
The power button is steady amber
The blue drive activity light turns on
MOBO light is on
All fans (CPU, GPU, PSU, Case) are working
Video card removed and reseated
Memory modules removed and reseated
PSU connector to MOBO reseated
CMOS battery replaced
All connectors feel solidly connected, yet there seems to be no power to the monitor or the keyboard.
I've disconnected power, drained residual power and reconnected the power.  The cycling continues.
I would appreciate some other suggestions on what I can try (like - why the monitor and keyboard are not receiving power from the computer).

Thank you.
RJ318
Are there any 'Beeps', see page 80?
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_vostro_desktop/vostro-200_Owner%27s%20Manual2_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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i searched in a lot of forums to see if a gtx 750 ti is compatible with the dell 660 mini tower and i cant find a reliable source and i need help to see if its worth it to get it if it is compatible.

 

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Hi out there to Vistax64. I am a recent XP to Vista user. I have a Vostro 200 mini tower (specs below) that has been running XP pro for the last few years - couldn't stand the GUI anymore lol - so I installed Vista HP and am very happy with the new interface and features. After tweaking some, the desktop appears from cold start in 30 seconds or so and almost everthing runs as snappy as it did before with XP. But the task manager is showing an average use in physical memory of 1.17 gigs, CPU usage is higher, and some, not all, internet pages scroll slowly e.g. Yahoo news pages, Hearts of Space etc. where as they were fine before. Everthing else on the internet, including this site, works well - though a few installs like Starry Night Enthusiast and a John Deere farm game are slower.

My question is this: Would installing a seperate video card give me better all-around performance or would another gig of ram do the trick? And what brand/type of video card do you folks recommend?

Intel Core2 Duo E4500 @ 2.3ghz
2 Gig of Kingston RAM
Intell G33 Express Chipset (on motherboard)
80 Gig WD SATA Hard Drive
Seasonic 350w PSU


Thanks for the opportunity to have my questions answered and I'm looking forward to cruising the site here!

A:Video Card For Dell Vostro 200 Mini Tower

Windows will allot 50% of your ram by default, for when you need them programs. Remember, rams fastr than hard drive, and why have all that ram and not use it.

For your power supply, a nvidia 430/440 or an ati/amd 6450, maybe get away with a 6550... Seasonics are quality.

The slowdown is probably because Vista is a bit more of a beast than xp, and graphics can be a bit more hefty.

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Brand: Gateway
Type: Desktop
Model: LP MINI TOWER TB3 Essential 500

Problem: Won't turn on
Manufacture Date: 12/02/99
 

A:Gateway LP MINI TOWER TB3 Essential 500 Desktop won't turn on.

This computer is 16 years old and came with Windows 98. It isn't worth spending time worrying about it; it is just too old and slow.
Processor: Intel Pentium III, 497 MHz
It probably has at most 256MB of RAM.
 

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i have a Dell Vostro Mini Tower with the following specs:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
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A:Upgrading Video Card on Dell Vostro 270 Mini Tower

The 2GB you are referring to is how much system ram is being given to the onboard Intel GPU video to use. You cannot increase that to 4GB. But you can add a discrete PCIe x16 video card. The Vostro 470 has a 300w power supply. So that will limit you as to which video card you can use. The two video cards that we shipped on this model were =
YG17P Nvidia GeForce 640GT 1GB67V2J Nvidia GeForce 620GT 1GB
Or you could remove our power supply and install a higher wattage power supply and then get a better video card.

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Hi Everyone,
We just started a new contract with Dell for corporate Optiplex 7040 mini-towers and I have 2 that arrived DOA. Techs replaced motherboard and we've tried every other conceivable plug in, don't plug in, to see if they will fire up. The irony is the second one just came in as the replacement for the first one which was RMA.
Are there any known issues with these models and defective internal parts out of the factory? I'm hesitant to order more at this point and I've made our distributor CDW aware of the issue.

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Hello everyone.

Can someone post a good GFX card for no mor ethne $100 for a miini tower PC such an emachine El series etc. So a low profile GFX card. My friend does some basic gaming WoW, Moonlight etc.

i know a regular card is too big. What is one of the best 100 dolalr or below gfx cards that are low profile and can fit into mini tower PCs? The slot can be the regular PCI 2.0

Thanks guys
 

A:Solved: Best budget Graphics card for mini tower form factor?

The biggest problem with OEM PC's is that the power supplies aren't typically up to the task of an addon card. So it's generally recommended to replace the power supply as well. With this being a mini-tower, I wouldn't be surprised if it does not use a standard sized power supply, so that is likely not an option.

If you want to simply try a new card anyway, your options will be limited by the card size. There isn't much of a selection of low profile cards. Find the latest generation chipset which fits your budget.
 

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So I bought a mini tower. It did not come with a card reader. I was looking at some at a few places, then I get the credit from dell rewards and tried to find the card reader on dell.com. Many Vostro 3900 come with one, so I know dell makes them. But I tried and tried but can not find them. Does anyone know what to search for? Thank you!

A:Vostro 3900 Mini Tower Multimedia card reader on dell.com

Hello Mathcat
Thanks for writing to us. 
If you are looking for an internal card reader, then we would request you to talk to part sales team on 1-866-440-3355 . 
Have a good one. 

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Hi
I have a Vostro 460 MT from Dell.
The Specs:
i5-2400
8GB RAM
320GB HD
Stock PSU - 350W

I had a NVIDIA GT 210 card in previously which I sold and bought an R7 240 to upgrade with. When plugging in the R7 240 and booting up. I get NO VIDEO SIGNAL. NO BIOS SPLASH SCREEN etc.
NOW if I take the card out and use the onboard VGA it works fine. The NVIDIA GT 210 worked fine too.

Why does this card not work? Is there a solution to my problem?

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

I can't find a definition on the internet.

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi All, I want to upgrade the CPU on my M73 desktop (serial number 10B1A051FR).Currently I have an Intel celeron G1820 @2.7 GHz. Searching the Internet I found this list: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops/thinkcentre/m-series-sff/m73-sff/#tab-tech_specs Intel® Core? i7-4770 (8MB Cache, up to 3.90GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4670 (6MB Cache, up to 3.80GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4570 (6MB Cache, up to 3.60GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4440 (6MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4430 (6MB Cache, up to 3.20GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4440 (6MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4570 (6MB Cache, up to 3.60GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4670 (6MB Cache, up to 3.80GHz)Intel® Pentium® G3220 (3MB Cache, 3.00GHz)Intel® Celeron® G1820 (2MB Cache, 2.7GHz) This list is fot the small form factor model, I have the desktop tower one. Do they they use the same motherboard?Any suggestion? From the base configuration I already upgraded the factory 4GB RAM to 16 GB RAM, replaced the HDD with a SSD model, added a better NVIDIA graphic adapter and updated the OS to Windows 10 64bit. Catalin

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Hi, does anyone one have any ideas on how to upgrade the psu on my acer aspire X3812. I want to upgrade the graphics card but it wont run on 220w. Does anyone know of a new pc case that maybe i can upgrade to or even a new psu unit that is 300w or above. I have looked at new cases but they need details of the board etc and i dont know it. I have little knowledge about this, only what i have been reading in forums etc so if anyone can help i'd really appreciate it. Thanks Kellie x

A:How do i upgrade the PSU on my low profile tower

I searched a bit and think that Acer may be a "micro ATX" PC, but I am not positive. There are a few 300 plus watt micro ATX power supplies available at Newegg.com. Of those offered, the FSP brand would be my choice--they are about 60 dollars.

I'm reasonably sure that micro ATX motherboards will fit in any standard ATX case. If you had a standard ATX case you would not be limited to micro ATX power supplies.

With your existing case, you are likely limited to "low profile" graphics cards. An ATX case would remove that limitation.

I'd look at the documentation that came with the PC or do a Google search to try to confirm that the X3812 is in fact "micro ATX". If it is, then your choice is to decide whether to get a higher powered micro ATX power supply or to replace the case.

I'd also consider the costs of all that compared to a new PC that is ATX rather than micro ATX.

A program such as Speccy might reveal if you have a Micro ATX PC. Get Speccy here:

http://www.piriform.com/download

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I have an e-tower 333c Cyrix M2 processor 20 gig hard drive, 96 megs of Ram...(upgradeable to 256) with a TriGem Delhi3 board - Socket 7
I'm thinking of upgrading the CPU, but it looks to me like the best I can do without major surgery is 366..... e-machines went to socket 370 after that.
Can I get a socket 7 chip higher than 366 that will be compatible with my board? KENNY
 

A:e Tower upgrade question

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Hi,
 
I'v had my M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz for a while now and am very happy with it as a day to day PC, but just lately I'm getting regular crashes and intend to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. I'd like a little more speed so will install SSD and more RAM (3GB at the moment), but the specs on available RAM on the web are confusing. I had a compatible 8GB stick available but this froze the Acer startup screen. I'd like 16GB (claimed max) but will settle for 8GB.
 
Is the RAM limit per slot 2GB as claimed in the specifications, or can I get 4GB in each of the 4 slots? Crucial is stating that it takes 1600 RAM, but the specs say 1333? FYI my serial number starts: [edited for privacy]
 
Many thanks in advance.











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A:M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz tower possible RAM upgrade? -...

Hello, Your desktop supports up to 16Gb - DDR3 - 1333MHz (4x4Gb under OS 64-bit).Original memory module:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3.1333 (Samsung)KN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3.1333 (Samsung)Compatible memory modules:Crucial (they will work at 1333MHz without any problems)

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Hi,
 
I'v had my M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz for a while now and am very happy with it as a day to day PC, but just lately I'm getting regular crashes and intend to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. I'd like a little more speed so will install SSD and more RAM (3GB at the moment), but the specs on available RAM on the web are confusing. I had a compatible 8GB stick available but this froze the Acer startup screen. I'd like 16GB (claimed max) but will settle for 8GB.
 
Is the RAM limit per slot 2GB as claimed in the specifications, or can I get 4GB in each of the 4 slots? Crucial is stating that it takes 1600 RAM, but the specs say 1333? FYI my serial number starts: [edited for privacy]
 
Many thanks in advance.

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I'm struggling to find documentation that states limits on the max RAM upgrade for an Aspire M3910 tower. I'm still happily using this machine for various things, but extra RAM would really help. I have a windows upgrade, but will the board recognize it?Also, I've heard of a voltage difference and that it's possible standard DDR3 won't work - needs DDR3L or something. How do I find out if this is true?Thanks in advance!

A:Max Aspire M3910 tower RAM upgrade?

Hello, Your desktop supports up to 16Gb - DDR3 - 1333MHz (4x4Gb under OS 64-bit).Here are some original memory modules:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.2GB01.025DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.APACERKN.2GB03.022DIMM.2GB.DDRIII.1333.UNBKN.2GB07.002DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.KINGSTONKN.2GB0B.014DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAMKN.2GB0B.024DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0B.029DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0C.007DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.ADATAKN.2GB0F.004DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.TRANS.LFKN.2GB0H.009DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.UNIKN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAM.LFKN.2GB01.025DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.APACERKN.2GB03.022DIMM.2GB.DDRIII.1333.UNBKN.2GB07.002DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.KINGSTONKN.2GB0B.014DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAMKN.2GB0B.024DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0B.029DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0C.007DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.ADATAKN.2GB0F.004DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.TRANS.LFKN.2GB0H.009DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.UNIKN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAM.LF

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Hi, i'm about to buy  pc and i found a lenovo m83 with pentium hasswell witch i like, but i also have a question regarding sistem ram On the official lenovo product page, it says that this lenovo m83 comes with udimm ram modules, so my question is if i can put "normal" ddr3 dimm memory or it only works with udimm ones? If so, it's bad, because udimm ram is kind of expansive in my country (double/triple when compared with normal ddr3 ones). The internet didin't really answered my question, so i hope that some m83 owner faced the same question and found an answer to it.Some internet users said that CL9 DDR3 ram should work with the sistem (not with udimm ram, sadly ), but if someone has an answer based in previous experience with lenovo pc's or similar/the same product i'll be grateful This sistem fits my today needs ( my pc kind of broke, and i was overdue for an upgrade anyway), but in time i want to change my psu, add a graphic card and put more ram (it only comes with 4 gigs). Regarding the video card and psu lenovo forums provided me with solutions already (other users faced the same problems and those discussions had solution), and now i only have the ram uncertainty. Thank you for your time and i appreciate your answers. I'll upload some pictures of the particular model, so it will be easily recognized by you Also, this is the official lenovo link:http://www.lenovo.com/shop/emea/content/pdf/ThinkCentre/MSeries/2013/M83_DS_EN.pdf

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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
 
 
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Will this PSU will work fine ? and will be easily installed in the chassey ??

A:UPGRADE PSU FOR INSPIRON 620s SLIM TOWER

nihalls9


http://www.newegg.com/global/in/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
www.newegg.com


Will this PSU will work fine ? and will be easily installed in the chassey ??
nihalls9
No, it will not work, as the ATX PSU shown cannot fit into the compact case/chassis.
You need a TFX Power Supply, similar to the following:
http://pointtek.ecrater.com/p/8316384/400w-tfx-power-supply-tfx400w
Bev.

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After a few weeks with our new M900 Tower 10FDCTO1WW with I7-6700 bios lenovo FWKT54A, 16gb Ram, 1Tb hard drive  running windows 10 for home and nvidia 720 graphics card, our  teen would like to upgrade the card to an nvidia 1060.  Looking at specs to the card, we probably have to upgrade power supply as well.  Couldnt find info on mother board.   Is it locked? Bios issues?    Will it work?  Appreciate your input and advice! THANK YOU EVERYONE!

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I was given a Gateway tower that has a bad hard drive in it, on the back it has the vista sticker with product key but it also has a windows 7 home premium oem software sticker with a product key.

She said she couldn't remember if it was an upgrade or total reinstall of new win 7 but she hated vista so a local shop installed win 7 for her, but she said she swore she never got a disc of vista or the win 7.

She bought a new pc and the subject of computers came up, she knows I tinker with computers and said she wanted it gone, I of course said sure I can always use it for parts, first thing I did was tested hard drive thinking I could at least give her some of her data back pics and such, but it's dead click grind heated right up, toast, but figure if i stick a new drive in hey maybe I can use this for my kids or something.

I just don't know if it was a gateway vista pc that was upgraded with win 7 or if the win 7 was installed after totally removing vista as a new fresh install.

I know MS has a place to download iso images of the os to use with my own product key here correct? If I do this can I just reinstall and use that product key legally?

The product sticker says nothing about it being an upgrade or anything just says windows 7 home premium oem software, and nothing within this pc would be changed motherboard or anything, just a new hard drive to replace the dead one.

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A:Tower with Vista and Win 7 Sticker, not sure if w7 is full or upgrade?

Well; as long as it has a windows 7 sticker with product key on it you should be good. If I were you i would ask her if she can somehow get the disc from the place that installed windows 7 for her. That way if you need to you can reinstall it as a complete install if you need to. Its always good to have the disc for the operating system if you need to use it again to reinstall etc.

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I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my problem?

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I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my problem?

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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
 
 
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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

http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/optix/OptiPlex%20330%20Technical%20Guidebook%20v1.pdf
 
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.
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core2-E6850-Desktop-Processor/dp/B00E6KF9XI
 
This is not a Dell conspiracy its what INTEL says the chipset supports. So your answer is False has nothing to do with Bios.
http://ark.intel.com/products/31913/Intel-82G31-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller#@compatibility
 

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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!

Cheers,

Jeff

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Hello. i just got a OptiPlex 790 with the quad core i5 3.1ghz processor.....it came with 8gb ram and a 250gb hard drive.......my 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.
Thanks

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I have an Optiplex 330 witch motherboard doesn't work anymore.
I would appreciate if somebody can tell me which motherboard/CPU/Memory to buy ir order to upgrade the computer using the same chassis and power supply.
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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?

Thank's

Hein

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.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XAMQQHG?m=A3DXLDYH9XVQ9O
 

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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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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.

Thanks

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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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116987
(don't try the i7-4790K).

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How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
 
Also is the power supply universal?
 
 
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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
 
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well.    A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.   I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models.   If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
 
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
 

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My 3620's current PSU is 290W. I have a hard time finding any other power supply to upgrade. Can somebody provide a list of PSUs compatible with 3620?

A:Dell Precision Workstation 3620 Medium Tower PSU upgrade

There is a 365W power supply for this model - note though that these are not standard power supplies, so aftermarket units won't work.
www.ebay.com/.../291815628059

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Hi,
I'm trying to upgrade the PSU in my Optiplex 9020 so that i can run a better GPU. I bought a Corsair VS550 and the Moddiy adapter (www.moddiy.com/.../Dell-OptiPlex-9020-PSU-Main-Power-24%2dPin-to-8%2dPin-Adapter-Cable-(30cm).html) which was recommended in this forum. 
With everything plugged in, the PSU won't turn on. I tested the PSU with the paperclip test, and it seems to be running fine. Is it possible that the adapter is broken? 
Any one else struggle with the adapter?
Any help would be much appreciated.

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currently running on my OptIplex 9010 AIO is Intel® Pentium® Processor G645 which i believe is a duo core processor, i am thinking of upgrading to a i5 Quad core processor.
Question, i know the dell technical manual stipulates only 2 i5 processors , i5 3450S & i5 3550S.
Is there any other i5 processors that will fit my system?

Many thanks for looking and answering.

A:Optiplex 9010 AIO CPU upgrade??

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Hello,
i got an optiplex 760 with  2x2gb ram installed and want to upgrade the system to a total amount of 4x2 gb ram.
When i install 3x2gb of ram everything works fine, if i add 2gb more ram, the computer is beeping.
I already checked the dimm slots, they are all fine (if i change configuration from dimm 1:2:3 to 1:2:4 it still works fine). The additional ram bar is fine, too.
The modules are exactly the ones that came with the computer.

What am i doing wrong?
Help is very appreciated.

A:Probs with RAM Upgrade on Optiplex 760 (4 to 8GB)

Darthmaul1988,Below is memory information and configuration as well as memory specs the Optiplex 760.MemoryThe OptiPlex™ 760 system supports up to 8 GB of memory with a 32 bit operating system. The memory speeds supported are 677 MHz and 800 MHz DDR2 memory. Both dual-channel and single-channel configurations are supported.Like DDR, DDR2 is also SDRAM-based architecture with double data rate. But unlike DDR, DDR2 has some additional features, including 4N data prefetch, differential strobes for greater noise immunity and to improve timing margins, on-die termination (ODT) to improve signal integrity, and off-chip driver calibration (OCD) to improve system timing. DDR2 SDRAM supports Suspend-to-RAM and provides enhanced power management features (Power Down mode).What Is DDR2 Memory?In 2004, the computer industry moved to a next-generation memory architecture called DDR2 to allow it to continue implementing faster and higher-density main memory solutions.The transition from DDR to DDR2 is more evolutionary than revolutionary. DDR2 architecture is the same DRAM-based technology the industry has used for years but with some enhancements:.Higher speeds — DDR2 provides higher memory transfer rates. Current industry specifications call for transfer rates of 400, 533, and 667 megatransfers per second (MT/s). Differential strobes — This improvement provides greater noise immunity, improved timing margins, and less dependence on voltage reference (Vref) circuit accur... Read more

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Hi,
I have looked around the forums and saw that I should be able to upgrade my 380 SFF to 8GB ram. Please see the link below:
It details both 1.35 and 1.5 V memory, will the pack of 2 x 4GB work? I assume Crucial know what their stuff.
I have updated the BIOS already so I should be ready to go. I am also getting a HD5450 graphics card so I am hoping the machine will be pretty fast and still quiet, Windows 10 upgrade already done, it's all coming together. :)
Thanks in advance.

A:Optiplex 380 memory upgrade

Should be fine.

Crucial 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM
CT5497023

DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.5V • 512Meg x 64 •
upgrade for Dell OptiPlex 380 Small Form Factor system.

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

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Hi,
I got myself a new PC for work and I did not want to spend much, so I got one from the previous decade!
But now I realized that the speed is frustrating me. I have upgraded the ram and the hard and the graphic card withe magic of second hand shopping. But the processor is still a slug.
I tried figuring out what processor is compatible to Optiplex 960 motherboard, but I did not really understand how to find out.
Can somebody please let me know what is the maximum possible processor that I can hook up to this old fella?
The current speed is 3.0Ghz, and I think its not dual or quad.
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Hi, I have the original motherboard in my 755 Optiplex MT

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A:Optiplex 755 MT upgrade motherboard

Through the Optiplex 780, the chassis remained the same - that said, you're better off buying a new (or a newer used) system than upgrading this one.  
You'll find systems in the $200-300 range complete -- not a lot more than it'll cost for a board+CPU+ RAM alone.

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I'm looking to squeeze a couple more years out of the 755 I use at my office, and I have some upgrade questions. It is a mini tower configuration with a Q6600 processor. Is there a chart that shows what processors can be used with the 0GM819 mobo? Will motherboards from any other series fit the 755 chassis?
 

A:Optiplex 755 Processor Upgrade

Chart.

No other motherboards do not fit nor do they work with the ribbon cable to the front panel.
After updating to the latest bios I would say up to 45nm Q9650 for the Mini Tower.
You would have to make sure that you get PC6400 DDR2 Ram if you do that.
UPDATE THE BIOS BEFORE trying to install a newer processor.
10/26/2011 2:11 AM 2239507 O755-A20.exeThe Dell spec for the desktop version lists the Q6600, Q9450, and Q9550 CPUs.http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/opti_755_techspecs.pdf
The Q9650 worked in my minitower bios A20.

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Hello All,

My first post here so apologies if I do anything wrong!

My problem is with a Dell Optiplex 780 that has been donated to me, running Vista Ultimate. It came with 2GB RAM and is apparently upgradeable to 16GB.

So, I ordered a 4GB stick of RAM, put it in the computer turned on, fan whirrled madly but the PC didnt boot up, took the RAM out and it booted fine with the old RAM. So, bought a 2GB stick (both brand new and correct using Crucial Scan) and the same problem again, doesnt boot.
So, what am I doing wrong, when I have added RAM to other PCs it just pops in and Hey Presto! no problem, not this time. Am I meant to make some changes with the BIOS/Software etc?

It's very frustrating as it should be such an easy upgrade, no?? I really would appreciate someone smarter than me to help.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:RAM upgrade for Optiplex 780 Vista

Check BIOS settings. The CMOS should detect the new RAM on boot.

Details about your RAM can be found with PCWizard.
 

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Hi, i changed the original 4GB non-ECC ram with 2x8GB ECC ram and PC cant boot up with bit sound. I mixed the original 4GB non-ECC with the 8GB ECC ram and system prompted it is not support mixed ECC and non-ECC. I upgraded BIOS to latest 1.4.6 but it doesnt help. The 2x8GB ECC Ram is from Micron MT18KSF1G72AZ-1G6. Please help.

A:Upgrade ram to Optiplex 3400

Hi Terence Lee
Please provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name  in blue and then select send a private message to help you better.
Please check the system model# again and let us know.
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I just installed a recycled Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor into my 740.  It's the 89W version, not the 125W.  The processor I'm replacing is a 65W 3800+.  The BIOS recognizes and identifies the new processor correctly.  The system boots (faster) and runs stably for the first few minutes but then the temperature starts to spike.  Up until that time the temperature is constant and moderately hotter than the 3800+ (seems reasonable, 89W vs. 65W).  I've swapped between the two processors several times, recleaning and reapplying thermal compound each time, without changing the outcome (other than a slight reduction in the old processors temperature).  
I have the latest BIOS.  The fans are all turning and moving air.  The automatic fan speed control is behaving correctly.
At this point I have three questions:
1) Does the fact that the BIOS recognizes the 6000+ and the system boots cleanly mean that the 6000+ is actually compatible with my motherboard?
2) Do processors fail in this way, run fine but then go into some sort of thermal runaway?
3) Can the same heatsink that's been untouched for 4+ years and full of dust work for a 65W processor and then fail with an 89W processor after a thorough cleaning?

Chris

A:Optiplex 740 Processor Upgrade

Bios should be upgraded BEFORE changing CPU.  Otherwise you can have a system that wont even boot.
BIOS - BIOS

Description
Version
Optiplex 740 System BIOS 2.2.7Optiplex 740 System BIOS
2.2.7

http://downloads.dell.com/firmware/O740-227.EXE
 
Processors are not mechanical or chemical engines.  They do not go into thermal runaway.  They DO Burn up and die with improper heatsink mouniting and or lack of thermal compound.
Higher performance Heatsinks are not like the aluminum versions.  They have copper heat pipes.

These are usually for 130W processors vs 65W or 95W processors.  The POWER SUPPLY must be larger for some which is why QUADS DO NOT GO INTO USFF versions and or may require a TOWER 305W or greater power supply.

Changing the CPU is not validated or supported by Dell.  Which ones work or are Validated with the latest bios can be found by asking Chiris M what the Dell part numbers are.  Same with the heatsinks.  There are REQUIRED copper performance heatsink upgrades so it is NOT possible that the cheap aluminum heatsink is used with 85W+ and up cpus.
 Spec lists these
 

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Hi, I'm looking for advice on what soundcards will work on my Optiplex. Essentially I'm looking for something that can record my guitar with sufficient volume. I'm not looking to build a home studio, just something that doesn't leave me having to max out my speakers just to faintly hear what I recorded. So, those are my two requirements, and hopefully as cheap as possible. Any help very much appreciated.
Regards

A:Optiplex 755 SFF Soundcard Upgrade

The SFF only has one PCI slot. Note, not the newer PCIe (PCI Express) slot. I have sorted this from high price to low. Even though I chose PCI, newegg still lumped some PCIe in there which you cannot use.

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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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Hey Guys,

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 with an E6400 @2.13ghz. I was wandering if it would be possible to install an E8400 @3.0ghz? Would my mother board be able to take this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Optiplex 745 Processor upgrade

I strongly suspect it can.

Both are socket 775 processors and will fit the motherboard.

I'd guess you could go as strong as a quad 6600, but there is always a chance you'd need a BIOS update.

Google tells me that there is a BIOS as late as 2.6.4 from March 2010.

Really, I wouldn't expect a significant difference going from E6400 to E8400, but I don't know what you're paying for it nor what you expect.

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Has anyone tried to upgrade Dell Optiplex 990 from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10?   I'm having problems upgrading and could use some advice.  
Thanks

A:Optiplex 990 upgrade from Windows7 to Windows 10

Best advice is not to upgrade. Windows 10 can be installed on almost any computer but it doesn't run well on all of them especially older models with windows 7. It can make computers fail. Since you never upgraded to windows 8.1 on that computer, you shouldn't install windows 10 now. Wait until you replace your computer to get windows 10. Check the Dell list for models that can be updated. The 990 is not on it. Heed the warning. 
www.dell.com/.../SLN297954

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