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Q: I have a Dell mini tower.

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

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

A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

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

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

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I 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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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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i have a Dell Vostro Mini Tower with the following specs:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
4GB RAMIntel(R) HD GraphicsI have ran a System Requirements check and it says I have 2048MB of Video RAM.  i would like to upgrade this to 4GB if possible.  would anyone be able to recommend a card that is compatible with my computer?I understand the wattage of my power supply matters also, would anyone know what this is?Thanks in advance

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 TechSpot Forums!

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

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

System Specs:

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

Current Video Card:

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

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

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

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

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

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

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

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I have a Dell 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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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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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 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 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 wouldnít fit in the mini case Ė 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 wasnít enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they donít 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

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

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I 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'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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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, 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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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 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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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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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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Hi I am looking at these two laptops. Currently at home I have vodafone mobile broadband. I read that these 2 laptop are not compatible with mobile broadband for whatever reason. Is this true? and if this isnt true I have my mobile broadband installed on another laptop, I am guessing it is okay to install on 2 systems, thanks a lot in advance
 

A:Dell mini 10/mini 10 v compatible with mobile broadband?

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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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Hello everyone I have a very pressing problem. I had Vista running on my Inspiron 1520 Laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, ever since then I have had terrible trouble with my Wireless Card. The driver for the card often comes up as not being able to start I often get Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card can not start Code 10. I have read that this was a problem when reinstalling a OS or installing a new one with this card. I believe I may need a driver for the chip set or something similar. I also understand that I may have to swap back to Vista though I really do hope I don't. I do believe that a recent update from Dell has made this problem chronic as I did not have this problem when I immediately got the laptop back.

I really am hoping that I can get some help here as Dell is not bothered to help as I am out of warranty and they don't seem to care about this older model laptop.

Thanks again for all your help

Conor,
Ireland

A:Dell 1520 Inspiron Problem with Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Welcome to SF, Conor. Dia dhuit.

Dell does not have a Windows 7 driver for your card. You can try installing the driver in compatibility mode.

HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

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Looking for feedback on this new desktop. I am looking to replace a Dell XPS435T / 9000 that I purchased in April 2009 which has served me well.

1. Does the XPS Tower VR require s "Pure Sine Wave" UPS like the XPS435T / 9000?
2. I am planning on having a total of there hard drives in addition to the SSD. Based on the information that I have seen this seems to be possible.
3. I am also trying to determine exactly what 512GB M.2 SSD is being provided.

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I have been buying Dell XPS computers for the past 15 years (I have 6) and I don't understand the new XPS tower.

Why does the Dell XPS 8910 have a laptop optical drive instead of the standard 5.25 desktop optical drive? I always thought of the Dell XPS as the top of the line consumer computer, but laptop optical drives are less reliable and have poor read/burn quality compared to desktop optical drives.

Did Dell really remove the front 5.25 bays from the tower? Why would they do this on the XPS tower?  I need the front bays to install two 5.25 optical drives.

I see the XPS 8900 has the standard drive and bays, but is that model discontinued? Are there other Dells that have the front 5.25 bays? It appears Dell also removed the bays from the new Inspiron desktop line.

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I have a Dell tower (see details below) and it started having problems freezing about a week or so ago. It has gotten worse to the point where I have to reboot by pressing the power button 5 or more times a day. I ran an Avast full scan and an Ad-Aware full scan with nothing found.

Here are the system details:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3818 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461477 MB, Free - 333973 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, HMA51-BZ
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:My Dell tower is freezing.

I uninstalled some "junk" and disabled my IE add-ons and accelarators but it still freezes. Clt-Alt-Delete does nothing - I have to hit the power button to reset it.
 

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We have a Dell Precision Tower 3620 and have purchased a firepro W7000 to install. only problem is the 6 Pin connector provided by dell has a different pin arrangement. the middle top pin as you look at the plug is square instead of the usual rounded corner pin so will not go into the socket.
Anyone know why this would be?
Thanks
Aaron

A:Dell Precision Tower 3620 GPU 6 PIN

The only video cards validated in the Precision T3620 did not need the power supply lead. So this may be why the 290w PSU is lacking the correct cable? Perhaps another Precision T3620 can open their case and also check the PSU cabling.

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Okay so my friend wants me to fix his old Dell Tower because it won't boot. I press the power button and the green light on it turns on, but nothing shows up on the monitor, its not the monitor I've tried multiple ones. I cant tell if its a boot problem or a graphics problem or what. I'm really not that good at hardware on computers so try to speak as English as possible please, thanks for the help!
 

A:Old Dell Tower Wont Boot

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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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Query: I now have a Dimension 2350--Premium 4CPU 1.8 GHz. I have added Ram to 768 MHz. It is now about 9 years old. It has a failure of the heat sink clamp and I need to replace. I would like to know what new models (tower) that are similar in layout. [ports, hardware slots, size etc.] I want enough hard drive, ram that would be useful for several years.










Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:What model Acre Tower is like my old Dell?

Something in our T series is probably the most similar in look and feel to your old Dell. You can see a full list of models and specs at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspiremt.
 
 



Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.










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Query: I now have a Dimension 2350--Premium 4CPU 1.8 GHz. I have added Ram to 768 MHz. It is now about 9 years old. It has a failure of the heat sink clamp and I need to replace. I would like to know what new models (tower) that are similar in layout. [ports, hardware slots, size etc.] I want enough hard drive, ram that would be useful for several years.











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:What model Acre Tower is like my old Dell?

Something in our T series is probably the most similar in look and feel to your old Dell. You can see a full list of models and specs at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspiremt.
 
 




Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.










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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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When I went to turn on the pc pressed the power button nothing happened.
I checked the plug moved the plug into another socket even a green light is showing at the back

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I have a Dell Precision Tower 3620 that was purchased May 2016. I'm looking to use the Thunderbolt capability but can't find the addin card that I'm supposed to use. This unit was advertised as having Thunderbolt capability but I can't seam to find how to take advantage of it.
Thanks
Jason

A:Dell Precision Tower 3620 Thunderbolt

It looks like its an add-on card that you purchased with your build.  If you didn't select it at time of purchase, then it didn't come with it.  You can always buy a PCIe add on card yourself and throw it in the computer.

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Hello my name is Sebastian Todd, I've been using my dell computer for more than 2 years now with absolutely no problems affecting it, due to my proper maintenance. About 1 month ago, I turned it off by clicking the "shut down" button. Ever since then, I haven't been able to turn it back on. When I push the power button on the tower, it emits a yellow/orange light for about a quarter of a second. I know for a fact that there is a sufficient power supply, due to the green light being emitted on the back of the tower. I don't know what to do, and am not economically ready to purchase a new computer. PLEASE HELP! (inspiron 545)

- Sebastian Todd

A:Dell Tower won't turn on/boot - (inspiron 545)

sebtodd
Does the power supply fan run/work?
The green light on the back of the power supply does not indicate that the power supply has not failed, it only indicates that power is reaching the PSU. What colour is the power button light, is it Blinking, Solid or Off?Are there any 'Beeps'?
 The Inspiron 535/537/545/546 Service Manual, is here:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-546_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf
The Troubleshooter, is here:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-546_Setup%20Guide_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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I purchased the dell 990 and 7010 motherboards I'm using for builds. Each motherboard has two PCIe X16 slots and I'm hoping I can set these up with 2 graphic cards in crossfire in either motherboard. I will be using a 600 watt PSU for each of them and I have 2 Sapphire R7 260X cards I'd like to use in crossfire in one of them. Is that possible? Are these motherboards crossfire and/or sli compatible?
 

A:I Purchased 2 Dell Tower Motherboards. The 990 And 7010. Was Wondering If

I am a bit confused. And sadly, you did not give us complete information to go on. Most people don't buy motherboards from Dell, except for repairs under warranty. Did you mean you bought two Dell tower computers? If so, specifically which ones? And what is the brand and model of the PSU, and the Sapphire cards. Note there are 6 different models of the R7 260X.

Note that CrossfireX is used with AMD cards (which your Sapphire's are). SLI is used with NVIDIA cards. Same difference - the idea is the same, to strap two cards together for better performance. And yes, depending on the specific Dells you bought you should be able to use both cards. But I note there is a SFF (small form factor) 990 in a slim case. That may cause problems. If this is the 990, then you should be okay for space. But adequate cooling may be a problem. It is the case's job to provide an adequate supply of cool air flowing through the case. Same issues with the 7010. There are several models within the 7010 line and space and cooling may be issues.

I also worry about your PSU. Sadly, many cut corners in the budget and fail to get a quality 80 PLUS certified power supply. It's like buying a new Porsche then filling it up with generic, possibly watered down fuel at the corner Tobacco and Bait shop. Not good. According to user manual (click Download then scroll down) for the R7 260 card (all models), it says 600W "minimum" supply with two 6-pin power connectors with 2 cards. If... Read more

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Hi,
Last night i was updating the bios on this 3620 and it froze at 100%, after 30 minutes or so i forced to reboot.
Now always as an Amber light blinking when i connect the power cable and only the fan starts to spin for a few seconds and turn off in a loop.
I already try CMOS reset - nothing
Jumper in service mode - nothing
Is there any way to flash a bios from an USB drive. I've been reading a lot of foruns and all talk of some switch /writeromfile but doesn't work on this dell bios setup.
Does any one have an idea for me to try?

Thank you very much

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Does anyone know an adapter with two display ports that fits into this Dell Precision T7610 CTO Base, that also have a very good quality?

A:Dell Precision T7610 CTO Base (Tower Workstation)

Here is the spec for the T7610 from the Dell manual, it doesn't relate to the "CTO Base".
Discrete (PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16)

T7610
up to 4 full-height, full length (maximum of 600 W)


This suggests you can use many different video cards. . You say "display ports". What are you referring to? "DVI", "VGA" or the actual newer Display port interface?

Dell also has a support forum, staffed by mostly users like this forum. That is another alternative for specific Dell hardware help.
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/

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

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

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

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I need help looking for a Graphic Card for a DELL Vostro 230 Slim Tower to replace the integrated Intel GMA X4500. The manual says it can take the NVIDIA GeForce G310-512MB, but i can't find it anywhere to buy as it is an OEM graphic card.

I've read that the NVIDIA GeForce G310 is identical to the GeForce G210. So i go and purchase it to find that it is to big and DOE'S NOT FIT !!!

Has anybody got any other suggestions ???

Here are my Tech Specs...

A:Graphic Card for DELL Vostro 230 (Slim Tower)...

The reason you can't find the G310 to buy is that Nvidia made it only available to what is known the OEM channel, basically means it can only be bought from system builders (Dell, HP, etc). Spec and build-wise the G210 and G310 are identical, so in what way does it not fit? If it is the back plate bracket that is too long the card should have come with a second shorter one (2 of them actually) like the ones shown here,

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Hi there, i'm about to receive my XPS 8910 Desktop in the mail today and I have a new 8TB to add to it. I was wondering if there was an extra SATA cable inside the housing or do I have to buy a separate SATA as well as a power cable to hook up to the extra drive to the motherboard? Would a splitter work?

That, and do I have to buy extra screws to mount the new drive in place? Thanks guys!

A list of the cables and parts I would need to add the new hard drive would be greatly appreciated.

All i'm assuming is:
An extra SATA cable
A SATA power cable
or a SATA splitter?
Screws to mount the hard drive.

Am I missing anything?

A:What do I need to add an extra hard drive to my Dell XPS 8910 tower?

The unused power supply leads will be tied up near the power supply. No, we would not provide extra SATA cables. The two #6-32 X 1/4" screws will be on the hard drive cage and bracket, page 12. Before you get the 8910, you should review the 8910 Service Manual linked above.

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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 everyone

I'm new here and have read over some of the posts and stickies but have not found my issue.

I have a Dell 4550, Pentium (R)4 CPU, 2.4 GHz and 2 GB RAM (extra added by me). I have never gotten any kind of warning or message that my tower fan was not working properly.

For the last couple of weeks, I have noticed my computer monitor brightening (a lot) and then darkening (screen is still readable), and then going back to normal. This will happen anywhere from 2 to 6 times in a two hour period.

I have been turning off the computer when not in use, giving it a chance to cool down, which I now realize was the worst thing to do.

Today, when I went to fire it up for about the third time, during the start-up, Windows shut down "to protect itself" and gave me a blue screen message to turn off the computer and restart. I did, and have not had that issue again today.

I have placed a large fan behind the tower and the problem seems to have stopped for now, which leads me to believe the problem is caused by overheating. The tower casing was cleaned inside around 3 months ago, but was very dusty. My questions:

Does this sound like a tower fan problem and how do I check that it is working properly?

Are there capacitors or something else I should be checking for heat damage and replacing?

I know I really just need a new computer, but that won't be happening for a while, so any help you could give me to keep this one sputtering alo... Read more

A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

Hi Jeri, welcome to TS. I'm not sure specifically about the 4550, but I know most Dells will post a warning on boot if the fan isn't working properly. If you haven't seen the message, it's probably not the fan.

If you're up to it (which it sounds like you are if you upgraded the ram yourself), open it up and look if the fan is spinning while the computer's running and also while you're in there dust out the computer, especially the cpu cooler and video card heatsink. While cleaning it out, look at the capacitors on the motherboard and/or video card to make sure they aren't leaking or bulging. A cap should be flat on top, it should not be "pointy" or rounded on top or leaking from the top or bottom. I've seen bad caps on a 4550 before, close to the cpu socket (between the rear ports and cpu), so make sure to look to be sure. You may have to remove the green "air duct" to be able to see the caps on the board.

Also, are you sure the problem is with the computer and not the monitor? It almost sounds like you might be having a problem with the backlighting on the monitor (assuming it's an lcd). Any chance of testing the monitor on another computer to be sure?

I suppose there's always the possibility of a a failing power supply as well. Sometimes when a power supply is flaky (power fluctuations, noise, etc) it can cause weird issues like BSODs among other things. It's possible that y... Read more

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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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When I turn on my vostro 200 slim tower the fans keep spinning constantly and it's very noisy.

A:Dell Vostro 200 slim tower does not start up and the fans constantly spin!

MrJohnWebley
When I turn on my vostro 200 slim tower the fans keep spinning constantly and it's very noisy.
MrJohnWebley
Check the reading of the power button LED, is it Steady Blue, Blinking Blue, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber or is it Off?Are there any 'Beeps', or error messages, if there are, please post the exact text of the message?What is the version of Windows that's installed?
have you made any changes to the Vostro 200s recently?The Vostro 200s Troubleshooter is Here:http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_vostro_desktop/vostro-200_owner%27s%20manual2_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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I have a Dell Mini Laptop running XP that I would like to do a factory restore on. All the directions I've found relate to pressing F11 at start up. The keyboard only goes to F10. What steps must I follow to restore it to original? Thanks for any help....

A:Dell Mini lP....

All the Dell Mini's I have looked at have 12 function keys. Can you post an image of your keyboard. Is this the Dell Mini 10?

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Just did a reinstall of sp3 on my dell mini 9...

I cant seem to identify the missing driver? (everything is working perfect)
 

A:Dell Mini 9

Probably chipset drivers.
 

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So... I am kind of being forced to hand over my Dell XPS 1530 to my mother because she messed up her laptop. (Sad... I love this laptop)

I will be getting a Dell Mini 10 as a "replacement". I installed Windows 7 on my Dell XPS 1530 and I am LOVING it like pretty much everyone else.

Basically to cut to the chase I wanted to know if Windows 7 will work on the Dell Mini 10. The Dell chat lady told me that it can only handle XP but thats makes no sense to me seeing as how the same innards are in the Mini 12 and that comes with Vista. I figure she was just telling me that because she had to.

So I am coming to you guy to see if someone can let me know if Windows 7 will function completely on the Mini 10. In order to help you guys help me out I will post the specs of the Mini 10 here...

Intel Atom Z530 (1.60GHz/533MHz FSB/512K L2Cache)
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 500
120GB SATA HDD 2.5 inch 5400RPM
2GB 533MHz DDR2 RAM

So like I said... I want to know if Windows 7 will work smoothly on the system. I want to keep Aero too because I am a stickler for aesthetics and I love the transparency. Not to mention the actually Aero functionality features are awesome as well.

Thanks in Advance!

A:Dell Mini 10

hello Zax and welcome to the forums..
the big challenge for netbook is if there enough disk space followed by if they are wddm drivers and then ram

yours checks out good...
your challenge would be to actually get to the setup since i dont see any evidence of this netbook having a dvd drive...
if you search in the forums you will find out that it has been done with a dvd drive...

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i can't seem to figure this thing out, i'm pretty computer savvy but not a genius. my laptop will make a wireless connection but it is unsecure. there is no 128bit encryption option on the mini-pc card options that i can find. i can't seem to figure out the WEP settings on this mini-pc card.

anyone have any ideas? i'll probably get quicker responses here than sitting and the phone with dell.

thanks
brian
 

A:Dell 802.11b/g mini-pc car

I found this article from the Dell Support website for a Dell WLAN User Guide. (The card does permit WEP settings, so perhaps the router was not configured with WEP encryption).

The guide looks pretty detailed (I'm impressed... being that I've got a Dell laptop myself and find their manual pretty skimpy).
 

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

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

Thx in adance.
 

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

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

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Hi guys,

I have a Dell Mini 9 (910) and I can't seem to get the drivers installed. I entered my Service Tag and a list of drivers appeared. I downloaded them. They are all listed / named Dell Driver Download Manager from 1-23 of the same file. I need some help w/ this if someone would be so kind.

...screamer
 

A:Driver help for Dell Mini

I never use the Dell Download Manager so not sure how it works. Are those files the ones that you run to actually download and install the various drivers?

By the way, 23 sounds like an awfully lot of stuff to be in a large computer, never mind a mini!
 

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i got a dell inspirion mini netbook with only DOS on it and i want to install windows xp on it. I already have an original xp installation disc dut since the netbook doesnt have a disc reader im suing win to flash to transfer it to my 8gb kingston flash drive. But when i boot from USB it simply says:
"NTLDR is missing
Press any key to restart"
I dont know what to do PLS HELP!!!!!!!!!
 

A:dell inspirion mini xp bug?!?!?! PLS HELP

1. Are you sure there is no part of a Windows installation left on that drive.
2. I do not know that particular netbook, but I presume it is bootable from a usb flash pen and you have so configured the boot priority in BIOS

See this - a good guide.
http://www.pctipsbox.com/installing-windows-xp-using-a-usb-flash-drive/
 

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i have a dell mini laptop 10 that has a password on it that i cannot get off can anybody help
 

A:dell mini laptop

Is the laptop at the POST Screen or on Entering Windows ?

[advice on password cracking deleted by mod]
 

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i have recently got a dell mini laptop and everytime i try to log in it asks for a password and i do not have the password. i cannot get to the system restore screen because it asks for a password. can you help?
 

A:dell mini laptop

Sorry but we cannot help with password issues. Please refer to the site rules:

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html#cat1
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Closing thread.
 

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I have a Dell Mini 910 that I bought a replacement battery for and it's behaving just as the old one did. I have read that it may need a bios update but I've updated as much as is available. Any suggestions?
THANKS!!!
 

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Hi Guys, I own a Dell Inspiron Duo Mini. I have recently encountered some power problems. I changed the power supply to no avail. I get no lights when I plug it up. Battery does not hold a charge very long. Now when I turn it on, both lights come on and almost immediately go out. Can you offer any help. Thanks.
 

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Hello,

I've been asked to look at my friends netbook, its a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and won't boot up correctly.

The netbook switches on, goes passed the Windows XP screen and just opens the desktop only showing the wallpaper.

I have looked on many forums, and people recommend Ctrl + Alt + Del to oen the task manager and then run new task > explorer.exe. This does load the desktop icons but nothing seems to be responsive. I also deleted some Reg files instructed on several forums
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplorer.exe
Once these keys are deleted the desktop and internet explorer should come back to life. But it doesnt.

My friend then told me that she doesnt care if I restored the netbook to its factory settings, as she didnt have anything of importance on the hard drive.

I thought excellent this will save some hardwork. Looked at instructions online people said Ctrl + F11 to boot up the restore screen, doesnt work, also tried Ctrl + F8 as some suggested this, nothing works tried every combination.

I was then told I should use an XP boot disk, but not having a cd drive doesnt really help.

What can I do to solves this problem, apart from buying a new laptop, any guidance would be much appreciated.
 

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I have a Dell Mini running Windows Xp, lately after 15-20 mins it becomes unresponsive an nothing works. Can't close window or ctrl alt delete or task manager. The only thing you can do is turn it off and back on and same thing will happen again. Please Help.

A:Dell mini Xp becomes unresponsive

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more

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Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and for a while it has worked brilliantly until I turned it on one day and it does not log on it just stays at the blank wallpaper screen. This is frustrating as I was going to install XP pro. So how can I make a bootable copy of XP on my pen drive? I have tried WinSetupFromUSB and USB Multiboot 10 however I got an error message.

PLEASE HELP ME!

A:Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Will Not Log On

why not use the xp cd disc to install instead of a pen drive?

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Hello I need your help removing a virus off my Dell Inspiron mini

A:Dell Inspiron Mini

Hello can you un these?Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1 <<<== Use this one first.Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwar... Read more

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i have a dell mini 9 that i have had for about a year now, and there are a few problems, 1. the screen is broken (not sure what is wrong with it, picture below), 2. keyboard does not type anything at all, 3. trackpad cable connecting trackpad to motherboard is broken, 4. power button cable is broken, i just need to know where i can either buy a used dell mini 9 or where i can find the parts so i can fix my netbook.
 

A:Dell mini 9 parts?

I have this netbook, and it's been very good to me.
Check out Ebay:
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=dell+netbook&_sacat=See-All-Categories
 

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Hi, I hope someone can help.
I have a Dell Inspiron mini with a BSOD issue: The error code is 0x0000007B (0xF79E8524, 0xC0000034, ....)
I canít start up in Safe Mode. The HDD is Seagate, I have run seatools/DOS which gives the all-clear. I have run all internal Dell diagnostics, all OK. I have tried both repairing and reinstalling Windows (running XP) from the original Dell disc supplied, from XP pro and home. When trying to do a new installation I canít get past the F8 to agree screen, F8 does nothing so left with no choice but esc to disagree/quit. When tring to repair installation as soon as I have pressed R Iím then taken to a screen which tells me to type exit at the prompt, and canít get any further.
I now have no idea whether this is a hardware or software issue, any advice or ideas will be much appreciated.
 

A:BSOD on Dell mini XP

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Currently have a dell mini 9 with 1 gig of ram and the atom n270 processor. (windows xp)

I'm a very performance oreintated pc user, so my quesion is will upgrading the dell mini with windows 7 increase performace?

I personally find it hard to believe that it will do to the small processor with only 1 core and 2 threads...

Suggestions? Opinions?
 

A:Dell Mini 9 Windows 7? Should I do it?

If you're performance oriented, why did you buy a netbook? They're designed for portability, not power. Windows 7 isn't going to provide a magical performance boost on an Atom-based platform, but it probably won't run any worse.
 

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I just recently got a Dell mini. I want to know exactly how to open the casing to remove the HDD and install a bigger one. Any tips people? Oh and does anyone know how much is the max amount of ram a Dell mini can hold? Thanks, lookin forward to your replies.
 

A:Trying to swap out the hdd in my Dell Mini

What are the exact Dell model and service tag numbers?
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 910 mini. It has Ubuntu Linux operating system on it. I would like to put XP. Can I do this through a USB thumb drive? It has no cd drive. Here are the specs. Also it only has 8gb hard drive..... is that enough for XP? I have read where some have ran XP on these but don't know how.

1W959FPRC,N270,1.6,512KB,DMV,C01H510GGDE,PROD,INFO ,SERI,ENG,WW1G383GGDE,PROD,INFO,WSI,ENG1U943PTSH,D RIVER DOWNLOAD,ENG1H840JTSH,UBUNTU,ENG1Y877GAssembly,Ada pter,Alternating Current,30W,2P,United States 9101M770HGuide,SETUP,Inspiron,910,English1M958HKey board,61,United States English,Single Pointing,Qiao Hong,Windows1C901HBattery,Primary,32WHR,4C Lithium,Simplo1P896HKit,Software,UBT8.04+,910 Media1Y614GLiquid Crystal Display,8.9WSVGA,Light Emitting Diode,True Life,Lg Philips Lcd1G558JAssembly,Cable,Low Voltage Differential Signaling,WO/CMRALCD,9101J141HASSY,BASE,NBK,WO/WWAN,9101N204HCard,Wireless,Minicard Broadcom Corporation,ARCD United States1PP102Dual In-Line Memory Module,1G 800,128X64,8,200,1GBIT1D154HSolid State Drive,8G,Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment,4GX2,STEC1N302HBezel,Liquid Crystal Display Silver,8.9,WO/CMRA,9101Y173MAssembly,Cover,Liquid Crystal Display,IMR,BLUE,Wireless Local Area Network Card,

A:Installing XP on Dell mini

There are USB DVD burners out there for laptops, you could use one of those and it will install XP right from the installation disk.
If you don't intend on keeping the drive after the install, just return it.

If you are in the USA Staples Super Stores have USB DVD burner drives that will do the trick.

Hope this helps.

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I need to restore this computer and I cant find the disc.  Any ideas?

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hi i was wondering if someone could help i have a dell inspirion mini 10 i have bought second hand and when i switch it on it loads a screen then says "operating system not found" and i have been told it does not have a hard drive in it which i have been told it is a little sd card size drive that goes in the back under battery is this true ??????

A:help with my dell inspiron mini 10

Greetings kev1994, to TSF.

Your Dell? Inspirion Mini 10 does have a Hard Drive (albeit not the same size of one that's in a Desktop); who ever told you that it does not, is incorrect.

You can view the Inspirion Mini 10 Guides here. Those guides will show you the location and size of the HDD.

The fact that you get the message "operating system not found", means that the person that sold you this unit has wiped the Hard Drive, so there is no data on the HDD.

You will have to purchase your own Geniune Microsoft? Windows CD to install the Operating System yourself.
Considering the age of the unit, one would suspect that Windows? XP, or Windows? Vista? would be the Operating Systems that would suit the machine.
All the necessary Drivers are also available from the link above.

Please post back with your thoughts/queries.

Kind Regards,

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A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prvent damage to 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:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

***Stop: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86F742B8, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)

There is no cd/dvd rom drive on this laptop. I tried to boot into Safemode with Command Prompt. No success. I tried to boot to safe mode with networking. No success. Same for safe mode. Every way I could reboot i will always return to the blue screen with the same information. I have a Driver and Utilites Disc, But no cd/dvd drive to connect it to the laptop. I need a way to put it on a flasdrive and start from there. Any suggestions?

A:Dell Inpsiron mini 10

Generally, STOP 24 errors involve possible damage to either the file system (NTFS) or the hard drive itself. Information on all STOP errors can be found at http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm:"0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEMA problem occurred within NTFS.SYS, the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS file system drives. There may be a physical problem with the disk, or an Interrupt Request Packet (IRP) may be corrupted. Other common causes include heavy hard drive fragmentation, heavy file I/O, problems with some types of drive-mirroring software, or some antivirus software. I suggest running ChkDsk or ScanDisk as a first step; then disable all file system filters such as virus scanners, firewall software, or backup utilities. Check the file properties of NTFS.SYS to ensure it matches the current OS or SP version. Update all disk, tape backup, CD-ROM, or removable device drivers to the most current versions"I can't help you with any info about how to accomplish what I would do (run chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console), but others here will probably have some ideas.In the meantime, you may want to browse Google Search, Recovery Console From Flash DriveLouis

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hey i my dell mini 1018 jus crashed n im tryin to start in safe mode but no luck.. I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!
 

A:dell mini 1018

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