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Slow Installation of XP on DELL Optiplex GX 110

Question: Slow Installation of XP on DELL Optiplex GX 110

I have a Dell Optiplex GX110 PIII 40gb HD Excelstor, one 128 SDR and one 256 SDR. A CD Rom which i cant tell the make, but its like the one used on laptops.My problem is the following: The first time i tried to install Windows XP Pro Sp2 it took me 24hrs and the installtion dint even end, because there was the following error Drive got stuck in a Infinite LoopVga64K Beginning dump of physical memory Physical memory dump complete By the way how do i solve this error? i dont now if its possible to install this file while running the xp setup? I also searched the web for the error and discovered it had to do with display, so i decided to plung in a display adpter, but the PC could not recognize it. I tried installing Win 2000 but no succes it just hung. I installed Win98 sec edition it also took 24hrs but i didnt get any errors but the PC is so slow, I tried to upgrade to win xp sp2 it tells me that its gonna take 108 to complete, well i waited until the next day only to find out that nothing happend it just got stuck. I dont think this is normal, i also tried changing the cd rooms to dvd room still no success, the Win XP cd is new and original i have used it to install other PC's and it worked just fine. Can someone tell me whats wrong or give me an idea, i have been on this PC for a week now with this problem. I feel so stressed. Please guys help. Can also e-mail me on [email protected] thanks for your attention and help. :-?

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Preferred Solution: Slow Installation of XP on DELL Optiplex GX 110

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Answer: Slow Installation of XP on DELL Optiplex GX 110

First reseat the RAM and make sure the hard drive and all cards and cables are plugged in correctly.The when starting the machine press F2 when you see the Dell logo. Press down the NumLock, Caps Lock,etc. so all 3 keyboard lights are lit up. Then hold down the Ctl+Alt+E key until you hear a series of beeps and release. Restart the machine by pressing escape.Now test the RAM with the free downloadable diagnostics at www.memtest86.comIs that the RAM that has been in the machine for a while?Now test the hard drive with the free diagnostics from the appropriate drive maker's site.How is the drive jumpered? Has this drive been in the machine for some time or is this a new addition? Has the macine EVER worked normally? WHat happened between then and now?24 hours to load Windows is definitely NOT normal.

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Hi All ,
I am happy to here for getting cool suggestions and opinions for my Dell Optiplex755 iam facing a issue again again and again even i had changed hard rive, ram, win cd but nothing solve it.
Can you please help me about this matter????
I hope i will be able to get your response soon

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 Win Installation Stuck on 1%

Hi beebamunda,Thanks for posting.  What Operating System are you attempting to install on your Optiplex 755?

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Hi All,
hope you all are good. I have a serious issue regarding my Dell Optiplex 755 windows installation stuck on 1%. Can anyone tell me please what is that issue?? i need your opinions. please suggest me

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I have a new Dell Optiplex 790 that I'm trying to install Windows 7 Enterprise onto. It installs no problem, but afterwards, after POST, it will just display a blinking cursor. If i hit F12 during POST to go to the One-Time Boot Menu, there is an option for "Windows Boot Manager" and if I choose this, it boots fine.

Some more information: I have tried multiple disks, multiple hard drives, updating the BIOS version, both ATA and AHCI configurations in the BIOS, and even multiple machines, all brand new 790s. This problem seems to be hit or miss, as Windows 7 will install fine on some and will cause this problem on others.

Also, I have tried installing EasyBCD and there are some issues with that. It will not display an option for Windows 7, so the boot menu is completely blank. It won't let me add any entries there either.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Blinking cursor after Win 7 installation - Dell Optiplex 790

Is W7 the only OS? If so, I suggest you start from scratch. Boot to the W7 dvd, delete the existing partition(s), create a new partition, format, install.

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I bought recently a re-furbished Dell Optiplex 760. I installed an SSD for the boot drive and tried to install Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (the OEM CD). The install ran smoothly up to a certain point and then did nothing. I repeated the installation with the 32-bit version and this completed successfully. The point at which the 64-bit install failed appears to be when the installation process tests the video performance, suggesting a problem with the 64-bit versions's graphics-card driver. The successful install revealed the graphics card (on-board chip, in fact) to be the Intel Q45/Q43 Express chipset. Has anyone had a similar experience and dealt successfully with the problem ?

Answer:Installation problems : Windows 7 64-bit on Dell Optiplex 760

See here: How to Access Device Manager During the Installation of Windows 7

The part to follow is down a ways under Now for Safe Mode:.

Disable your video card/chip for now then download and install the latest driver once it completes if Windows Update does not resolve theproblem.

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I'll buy a dell optiplex 755 dt in about a week featuring a xeon x3363, my question is: where can i find the drivers for the motherboard that work on windows 10? The drivers on the official site don't support win10.I'm new please help me out.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 dt drivers on windows 10 after clean installation

The 10 year old Optiplex 755 series was never validated or tested by Dell for Windows 10. Which is why the Optiplex 755 driver page only list XP and Vista.

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I'm planning to install a new 2.5'' SSD in my Dell Optiplex 790 (Mini-Tower). Unfortunately, the original hard drive bracket (3.5''?) has been lost.
As the number of (Dell) hard drive brackets is quite overwhelming me, I'd greatly appreciate any help with finding the fitting bracket.


Answer:Dell Optiplex 790 hard drive bracket (2.5" SSD installation)

DN8MY = Hard Drive Caddy Bracket Assembly 3.5"R494D = Hard Drive Caddy Bracket Assembly 2.5"

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Hi. This 24pix MINI atx power connector is basically the same as normal ATX connector (bur smaller of course)? At the pin settings is different? Where I can buy 24pix ATX to 24 pin MINI atx adapter that will work with those boards? Thanks.

Answer:Dell OptiPlex 760 (GX760) SFF and Dell OptiPlex 780 (GX780) SFF mainboard power connector?

Moddiy makes this.
Dell 980 960 780 760 PSU 24-Pin to Mini 24-Pin Adapter Cable (10cm)

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Normal install (32-bit)
Standard GX520, no addon cards.
I haven't installed any new drivers/apps. I literally just clean installed the RC (build 7100) over a copy of XP Pro (the usual windows dual boot menu at start) and XP is still fine but when I log into win 7 it's slow as can be. incredibly slow is how I would describe it. Anyway the weird thing is the CPU usage and memory usage are low so I can't figure it out. maybe it's disk usage but I can't even run any portable diagnostic software because it's so damn slow. Is there anything I can check. it must be something simple. And I'm sure somebody else has tried it on a GX520 business machine. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:RC dog slow on Dell Optiplex GX520

It is a pentium 4.. perhaps you should just stick with XP.

How much RAM?

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dell optiplex gx 260 is running very slow. it takes a long time to open any pro gramme or file. what is the solution

Answer:dell optiplex gx 260 is running very slow

You are probably infected. Here is the forum.

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Thanks in advance for any and all help!
My Dell has got something. It has started running slow on start up and the printer no longer prints. Also a program called Optimizer Pro v3 keeps trying to sell me something.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3992 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1804 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 288663 MB, Free - 220310 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M5DCD
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:22:48 PM, on 9/18/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17280)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Users\Larry Lakes\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\ytbb.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main... Read more

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I just installed Windows 7 RC Build 7100 32-bit version on 2 brand new right out of the box Dell Optiplex 960. This was a fresh install not an upgrade. The setup ran just fine. Windows boots up and runs but is sluggish and sometimes I have to wait for things to open. Such as running solitaire it is slow to deal the cards and even stops briefly.

I also tried the 64-bit version but receive an error during the boot from DVD. Status 0xC00000e9. Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.

The cpu and memory usage are not high at all. I have also noticed that the time on the taskbar is running very slow. It takes about 45-50 seconds for one second of time to pass.

I am wondering if maybe there is a driver issue with the machines. I have installed the Windows 7 video driver from the ATI site. I am not sure where to find a chipset driver for this computer. There are no red X's or other problems in the device manager.

Any help would be appreciated.

Computer specs.
Optiplex 960 Minitower
Core 2 Quad Processor Q9650 (3.0GHz, 12M, 1333MHz FSB)
4GB DDR2 Non-ECC SDRam 800MHz
256MB ATI Radeon HD 3450
320GB HD

Answer:Slow Taskbar Clock on Dell Optiplex 960

I'm having a similar issue on my current rig. Standard procedure seems to be first trying to replace the CMOS battery. It didn't work for me, but it's any easy issue to check. Above and beyond that I am personally planning on just tossing it up to a conflict MS has yet to resolve with specific hardware/BIOS settings.

Oh, and I am able to install both 32 and 64bit versions, although both are running slowly (clock and tasks), but I am unable to install Vista as it crashes during install. We possibly have the similar root issues. Install build 7600 gave me drastic improvements, although still slow, over other builds.

Oh btw, if you toss you system specs into the frame in the User CP you won't have to type it out each time

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This is a Dell Optiplex GX240 desk top. It is mainly used for downloading music and movies, it has become very slow and sometimes locks up, when this happens, I open task manager and I see the cpu useage is at 100%. Looking for a way to clean it up and get some speed back or at least stop freezing up. It also takes a while for it to boot up, if it is shut down.

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX240 slow/freezes up

Never mind, I see this is the same place I asked help from last time.

I'll try to use the info already posted.

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i am having a weird problem, i have a desktop pc which is dell optiplex 9010 with i7 3770 and single 4gb ram slot and hitachi 7200rpm hdd. The problem is that my desktop pc takes minutes to boot. I have tried to boot the same windows from the same hardisk on my laptop and it booted in 5 seconds but my desktop pc takes alot of time to come to the log on screen. I have tried ready boost, fast startup on/off but nothing worked.
Is it happening due to hardware issue or something with the windows?
Any help will be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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How can I speed up IE 9? It takes more than 10 to 15 min. for IE 9 to load web pages. Can anyone help me to resolve this issue? I'm having this problem since last 10 days.

Answer:IE 9 on my Dell-Optiplex 7010 desktop runs real SLOW!

Good to hear - if you can remember which MS solution worked it would be useful for us to know.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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All of the sudden my computer took twice as long to start up and my sound skips and is stretched.. everything is very slow, my mouse skips as well, and before no matter what I was doing, no matter what I was downloading or playing games, my mouse never freezes...

I had the free Norton that comes with comcast, and after (the sluggishness) I downloaded malwarebytes and got AVG internet security 2011. And they did clean some viruses out. But it still runs slow, I updated all of my drivers.. I deleted almost all of my programs. The only antivirus I have running is AVG and AVG PC tuneup which tuned up and fixed 4,884 problems. But STILL NO FIX. Plus I re-installed all of my codecs and divx and everything possible, updated my drivers with two different driver updaters..

Its either the drivers, could be codecs, or something happened to my power supply.

look at this info on my computer and tell me if something is wrong..
(sorry, you'll have to copy paste the links for the pictures)

MUCH appreciated!

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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.


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

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

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I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

Answer:Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):
This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

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I've been troubleshooting this computer for some time now. At first, I disabled RAID because of the blue screens and I found that one was bad and the second of the RAID 1 appeared fine. Well, I installed XP to ensure it would work and that was extremely slow. My client didn't have a disc to XP MCE, but instead bought Windows 7. The installation took about 12 hours and the system is often unresponsive. On resource monitor, the 2.13Ghz Conroe CPU is barely tapped and the 2GB of RAM is barely at 30%. However, the system takes forever to boot and it very often stops responding for a period of time.

I did my research and found out that this model--original specs--can handle 7 better than this. I told the client it was probably an HDD error, as it seems to hang everytime the system must access the HDD. I can't even run the Index to find out what the systems rating is.

I memtested the RAM and chkdsk the HDDs before removing the first because of its clear faults in its inability to hold an OS installation. I recently installed the 2.5.3 BIOS update, but I haven't had a chance to install a newer version of Intel Matrix Manager.

Your thoughts?

Answer:Windows 7 clean installation on Dell XPS 410; slow, unresponsive

To update: The Blue Screens were not referenced further because I solved those issues. I went to get back on the system after work and I found out that the system was shut off. I booted it up and shortly after leaving the Dell screen, the computer went into: An unexpected I/O error has occurred. Error code: 0xc0e9" Given the previous, I'm left with the impression that the logical drive has failed. Seeing as I'm unable to know just how many times the computer was halted due to errors in the middle of read/writing, it should be safe to assume that this is the problem, but I'm in the middle of waiting for the client's HDD replacement. Once again, any thoughts?

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

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I'm from Pakistan, recently I've purchased more than 20 dell optiplex 3050 with LCD E1916H. Most probably all the system are doing same issue which discussed above by many users. I connected the LCD with DP cable to CPU, nothing happens wrong until i opened Microsoft excel, watching YouTube video and sometime when switching from one tab to another in browser. On accessing these app, monitor display get disappeared while power continues coming. All the staff are suffering with trouble, plz giveimmediately some solution.
OS: Window 10 pro (64bit)

Answer:Dell Optiplex 3050 with dell lcd E1916H generating display issue with some application

The culprit seems to be the hardware acceleration enabled in the Intel HD driver. But, I have yet to find a way to disable it universally across the Windows 10 operating system.
For Office software =* Start any Office program* On the File tab, click Options* In the Options dialog box, click Advanced* In the list of available options, add a check to, "Disable hardware graphics acceleration"* Click OK
For all other software, you will need to check into their specific settings.

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I have a new Dell OptiPlex 3050 (small form factor) with an Intel 630 Video Adapter.  it has 1 HDMI port and 1 DisplayPort (DP).  Each monitor has 1 VGA port and 1 DP port.  I can successfully connect 1 monitor to the PC using a VGA to DP cable.  However, when I try to connect the second monitor to the PC using a DP to HDMI cable, the computer does not recognize the monitor at all and the Monitor says "No DP cable''. 

Answer:Help connecting Dell OptiPlex 3050 to Dual Dell E2416H Monitors

Updated information:  It is the Micro form factor, with i5-7500T 207 GHZ processor and 8MB RAM.  the Video Adapter is an Intel HD Graphics 630.

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Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

Answer:Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

The older versions of Dell System Detect are security risks - if you're running an antivirus program, it may be flagging and intercepting the program.  At any rate, you should NOT be using Windows XP online at this point, as it has seen no security updates in almost two years - you really need to upgrade to a supported version of Windows (at this point, that's a minimum of Windows 7).

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Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

Answer:Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

The older versions of Dell System Detect are security risks - if you're running an antivirus program, it may be flagging and intercepting the program.  At any rate, you should NOT be using Windows XP online at this point, as it has seen no security updates in almost two years - you really need to upgrade to a supported version of Windows (at this point, that's a minimum of Windows 7).

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

Answer:Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO stuck on Dell loading screen

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

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I am wondering if the Optiplex 7010 will physically accept the 850W PSU from the Dell precision workstation. I can't seem to find any dimensions for the stock PSU in the Optiplex, and the Optiplex has that latch that snaps in front of the PSU.

I am aware that the CPU power on the Optiplex is 4-pin and the Precision PSU only has 8-pin, but maybe I can modify it or get an adapter.
More about : dell 850w precision psu dell optiplex 7010 minitower

Answer:Dell 850W Precision PSU in Dell Optiplex 7010 Minitower?

Which percision? They all use different power supplies.

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I have a dell inspiron 23 5348 with defective onboard videochip.. I was looking for a replacement board and I was able to find one but it says it is also compatible with dell OptiPlex 9030?

how true is this? 
can anybody from dell confirm it?  because if I buy the board for OptiPlex 9030 it is a lot cheaper...  I have the i5 model

Answer:Dell Inspiron 23 5348 All In One PC Motherboard is it the same with Dell Optiplex 9030

see this add

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dell OptiPlex 780 sff freezes on dell splash screen.
tried removing and reseating everything. checked each ram on another pc and they are working fine. reseated processor. removed every peripheral. still no luck. reconnected psu cables too.
1 4 diagnostic lights turned on. no beep
 anyway been able to get pc go past splash screen once after clearing cmos and removing hard drive and optical drive but pc freezed  on bios setup.
please help! is my mobo is the culprit?

Answer:Dell OptiPlex 780 sff stuck at dell splash screen

tmassc,The 1.4 diagnostic led's refer to the following.Power connector not installed properly. Reseat the 2x2 power connector from the power supply unit.You can click the link below to download the online service manual to see where thie power connector is located on the motherboard.Dell Optiplex 780 Online Manual

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Alright, evening guys, hope someone can help.

I'm basically refurbishing an old PC that had Windows XP installed, I was setting it up for use with Smart Board technology. Anywhom, the Computer was running fine and all with 4Gig Hard Drive, 128 RAM, Pentium II Processor, the basics. Other things installed were merely a CD Rom drive and a Floppy Drive.

The suggested RAM for Smartboard is 256MB minimum 128, so since I had a spare 128, of the exact model and brand I thought I'd just put it in and make things nice and smooth, well heres where the problem starts I turned off the computer as one should do, disconnect main power as well. From here I opened the chassis, lifted up the power supply, and installed the 128MB card in another Memory Slot. Now all seems well here, though as I boot the computer it recognizes that memory has changed, which is good, but it now ceases to boot. I kept working with this and eventually unplugged all unneeded equipment, The CD-ROM and Floppy Drive, and even the hard drive to see if I could get the BIOS to run after resetting the CMOS. Which in turn, did not work. So after resetting the BIOS, I figured I'd try it again this time with only 128 RAM, what it was working with. Well the entire system is refusing to boot now, It only has 128 RAM in just as it did before, and I'm shot. Static Electricity would have been difficult to do, as I always ground myself, and would have grounded myself from touching the chassis anyway, and ther... Read more

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I see some MT motherboards have a floppy socket (34 pin) but don't have it on mine. I wished to install an multi reader including floppy. Any ideas?

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My dell optiplex 740 will open windows ,so before this happened,i install windows 7 home premium instead of windows 7 professional.When it didn't install properly,my windows will not open after i restart my PC it keeps saying  The computer restart unexpectedly  or encountered an error.Windows installation cannot proceed.To install windows,click "OK"to restart the computer,and then restart the installation.this message keeps repeating itself every time i boot my pc up.I try to reset my PC factory settings,but it wouldn't work,do i need  to buy a Dell recovery disk to get my PC running?

Answer:My Dell optiplex 740 mini tower wont open windows.It wonnt install keeps repeating the same thing.Do i need to buy a Dell recovery disk?

Sounds like a faulty hard drive is the cause - F12 at powerup.  Boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test (not just the quick test) on the hard drive -- you'll likely find it fails, in which case - replace the drive and reload.

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I have a DELL Optiplex GX620 desktop computer, currently running Tiny Core Linux. I recently installed a Linksys WMP11v4 PCI wireless card, and there are no Linux drivers, so I am attempting to install Windows XP (last supported OS for wireless card)
When I try to install Windows XP, it shows a 0x0000007B BSOD, and upon googling it I found out I needed to slipstream the Intel AHCI drivers. I've downloaded 10 different driver ZIP files (f6flpy) and tried to slipstream them via nLite, and I still got the same error. I have also tried to set the SATA mode to "COMBINATION", but I still get the same BSOD.
I do no have a floppy disk drive installed.
What should I do? Upgrading the OS or hardware is not an option for me.

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Hi all. My Optiplex 780 had Windows 7 Pro on it, and I needed to step down to Windows XP.  On installation, I get to the Windows XP Install page, then about half way into the device drivers loading, I get this BSOD error. I've tried to go into BIOS and tweak a few settings, but to no avail.  I've taken all of my cards out and still am having the same issue. The system was working with no issues when it had Win7 on it, so I don't think that there are any memory issues.
Any thoughts how I can go about getting past this error?  I've seen some posts about loading additional Dell drivers, but not really sure how to do that.  My Optiplex does not have a floppy drive.

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Hello I have a dell optiplex 755..

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

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

Please i need ur help asap .. Ty


Answer:Help with Dell Optiplex 775

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

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Question: Dell Optiplex

Hi everyone

I have inherited a dell optiplex from work and was trying to get it going for my sons computer games. The hard drive has been cleaned so it has no operating system on it. Also, the boot sequence is set to cdrom first and I have the windows 2000 cd in the drive. But when I boot up I always come to a screen that says "Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". I am not sure what to do to get around this. Any ideas??


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Question: Dell Optiplex 260

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

Answer:Dell Optiplex 260

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

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Question: Dell Optiplex 760

No device found
AHCI BIOS not installed
any solution for that problryem.
i try to reset bios but not work
also dissasemble the cpu all parts but not work.
pc doesnot goes to any booting device
and i cannot enter to bios also.

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

Answer:Help With Dell Optiplex 745

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

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Question: Dell Optiplex 760

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

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Question: Dell Optiplex 780

I like my ten year old computer.  I've tossed the original 250G HD (and Windows too) in favor of a 1000G HD with Linux Mint 18.1.  It behaves perfectly and is quite fast.
I greatly appreciate the quality of the case.  Nice metal which is easy to open without a screwdriver.  But I have some questions.  I understand the maximum RAM is 8G.  Does anyone know if this is true because I want the maximum whatever it turns out to be.  
I rescued this computer from recycling and bought a new monitor for it.  Why anyone would throw away such a nice computer is a mystery to me.  Sure the display output is analog but there are two unused PCI slots.  I can add a digital card with HDMI plug I think without using an external converter which requires it's own power source. This way I can use my smart TV as a monitor.  Do I need a wireless card?  If it were a laptop I'd say "yes" but since it will never be moved around why bother?   I will add a graphics card though to get a visual boost.  I have no need for a high end gaming machine.  I'm in my 70s and low end games are all I can manage.  Besides I do not care for the violence that most of them seem to thrive on. 
If anyone can verify the max RAM I will be grateful.

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

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Question: Dell optiplex 755

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

Answer:Dell optiplex 755

Hi welcome to TSF

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

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

Answer:Dell Optiplex 380 max RAM

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

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Question: Dell OptiPlex 960

I have a Dell OP960 That when plugged in will not power on I get a Blinking Amber Power Button and also 1, 3 are also blinking ... I have replaced CMOS battery, Power Supply, RAM ... Would it be the MB that's bad??? 

Answer:Dell OptiPlex 960

Blinking Amber is bad power supply.
Solid amber is Bad motherboard.

1 3   is memory  is detected and its all bad.

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

Answer:dell dvd rom 745 optiplex

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Will putting a MSI gtx 970 oc in my dell optiplex 790 work? And should I get a 500 or 600 watt power supply?

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Question: Dell Optiplex 755

Dell Optiplex 755 won't turn off and the monitor won't start. When we start the desktop the monitor stays in a sleep mode, movement of mouse or pressing a key on a keybord doesn't help. When we try to switch off the PC it turns off and immediately turns itself back on. Don't know what to do.

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

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can i OC a Dell OptiPlex G1? it's a 400mhz celeron i there anyway to OC this beast?

Answer:OC a Dell OptiPlex G1?

i'm pretty sure Dell keeps there processor speeds locked.

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Hi all,
I've got a Dell Optiplex desktop (DT) 755 at home which I'm in the process of converting into a PFSense router and firewall. I've got gigabit fibre coming in, and I'm noticing throttling at around 700mbit speeds, which I believe is down to the PCI bus.
Question is - can I use the PCI-E x16 in PCI-E x4 mode for a network adapter instead of a video card? Would an Intel EXPI9402PTG2L20 Intel Dual Port Gigabit PCI-e Network Card SFF fit the bill and what can I expect in terms of speed? Even PCI-E x1 would suit my purpose.
Any experience doing this would be helpful, I'm on latest bios version A21

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 PCI-e

No you can only use the X16 slot with video cards.
if you put a NIC in you will be greeted with this.

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

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}

Anyone know what is wrong?

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX 280

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

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I was wondering could the Dell Optiplex 990 SFF be used as a gaming PC to run to popular titles at medium settings? and what graphics card would i need that could fit in a case that size?

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

Answer:dell optiplex 745 sff

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

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Question: Dell optiplex 780

I was looking at turning a older dell intel computer into a NAS and was wondering if it will support a 3 or 4tb hard drive. Emailed dell about  this, and they sent me this reply:
good day to you. The 780 would be having the same limitation in size that come with the storage format of NTFS. I checked on this unit and it appears that it does not support GPT.
So NTFS limits + amount of drives + amount of size for each drive.
Just need a bit of hepl classifying what  this computer can handle for storage?

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Question: Dell OptiPlex 765

Hi, I'm looking for the type of RAM and how much RAM the Dell OptiPlex 765 can upgrade to.  I've tried to look up the specs, but I can't seem to find an OptiPlex 765, yet my in-laws have one.  It only has 2GB of RAM.  I believe I read the 755 supports 8GB of DDR2 RAM, so I would think the 765 should support that  much as well.  If someone could send me a link of the specs and/or RAM it takes, I'd really appreciate it.  I can find posts about the OptiPlex 760 too, but no 765.  I've found this regarding the 760 series, which I'd think the 765 fits into, but I'm not certain because I can't find anything about any OptiPlex 765, but I've seen the computer myself and that's what it is.  If it's the same, then it should support 8GB of DDR2 RAM as seen from here  

Answer:Dell OptiPlex 765

That model does not exist on the Dell website for driver support.

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Posted about this in the linux forum and software forum. My questions related to linux, operating systems and hardware... thus my multiple posts. Hopefully the mods don't get fussy with me. Just hoping to get answers.

I recently acquired 9 Dell Optiplex Gs+ computers. Anyone out there have experience with these things? Apparently they were being used as servers before being decomissioned. I've now acquired them and i'd like to hear from people who have used these before.

I'm posting about these in a number of areas because i've got a number of questions about them. I've already done the google thing and did research on them to see their specs, so i'm looking now to hear from those who have used these before or who may still be using them.

128mb ram max, simm edo
133 to 200 mhz intel processor (socket 7)
Hd space on these things are very small
They have built in 3com nics
Video type SVGA
Video chip set S3 Trio64V+ 86C765
Video memory 1 MB standard, upgradable to 2 MB

1) What are these units commonly used for? These particular units were in use by a local library, although i didn't learn what they were using them for.

2) What windows OS would run adequately on these boxes? I THINK they were running win NT but i'm not sure. How would win98 sport on these things? How would win NT server do?

3) Suggestions on what i could use these for in a network? I'm just looking for ideas... and no... giant paperweights or foot rests are not among the answers i'm loo... Read more

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The screen resolution in this PC does not seem to allow me anything else other than 648 x 480 an it is too large. I have another monitor and it is exactly the same. Is it the dispay card that is fitted. I also have a Radeon 9200 SE but there the slot type is not available on the motherboard to allow me to fit it??

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX 60

Please keep to one thread!

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Question: DEll Optiplex 580

Due to the location of my 580 I cannot press the power button. Various suggestion have been made re shorting the pins on the header but my header is a multipin plug and socket. I would like to connect a remote power button if possible, but do not know how to safely connect or where to connect the extension cable. Would be gratefull for any help.

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

Answer:Help Dell Optiplex GXi

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Question: Dell Optiplex GXi

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

Answer:Dell Optiplex GXi

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Question: Dell Optiplex 520.

What's up? I have this dell computer my friend gave me to fix and for some reason the computer starts up and I try to re-install XP and I get into the set-up screen. It starts to install window and then after a while the green light in the front changes to an orange light and the computer turns off. I tried to switch hard drives and the same thing happens with another drive. I'm thinking it's the motherboard would anyone know?



Answer:Dell Optiplex 520.

have you tried another power supply?

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I am thinking about a sleeper using some newer parts in it but not to new seeing as i don't have the money so i am going to use what i have laying around. I just want to know what size motherboards can fit and so on so fourth.

This is what i got


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

Answer:Dell Optiplex 745 SFF

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:DELL Optiplex 780 ???

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Question: Dell optiplex 390

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

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Question: dell optiplex 320

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

Answer:dell optiplex 320

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

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Question: dell optiplex 745

i have a dell optiplex 745 with windows xp sp2 installed i want to format the drive and make 2 partitions and run xp pro sp2 on 1 and vista buisness on the other but when i put my windows disc in it wont allow to delete the partation b/c it says it contains files needed for the system so any ideas of a way around this????

Answer:dell optiplex 745

If you read through this it will help.

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Question: Dell Optiplex 755

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

Thanks for youtr help.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755

Here is the support site for the Dell OptiPlex 755.


Here is the user guide for that desktop.

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


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Question: Dell Optiplex 960

Hi All,
I've recently been trying to build my own budget light gaming PC I've had my eye on an old dell optiplex 960 and I've been wondering whether or not to get it it is the Desktop Tower model im wondering if it has a PCIE slot and if so what version.

Plz Help

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hello all I'm trying to help my uncle out on this machine. Every time you turn it on a boot screen comes up F1 to boot F2 to run setup can anyone help me stop this boot screen from coming up everytime?

Answer:Dell optiplex 745 2 duo

When was last time motherboard battery was replaced?
What version of Windows?

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Question: Dell Optiplex 745

Which graphics card could i use in a Dell Optiplex 745 maybe a EVGA GTX 750 Ti? Or is there somethings different i could use?

Answer:Dell Optiplex 745

It depends on your case, the specific card and the power supply you have.  That card is overkill for a system that old and a CPU like the Core 2 in it.
You'll need the minitower case at minimum (forget about the smaller ones) and may need a new power supply if yours isn't up to powering the card -- or if the card requires a separate power tap, which your power supply will not have.

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Question: Dell Optiplex 755

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

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755

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

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

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

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

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


You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

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

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Question: Dell Optiplex GX1

This probably sounds like a silly question but does anyone know how to take the case off this model of PC. There dosen't appear to be any of the usual screws. It apears to be clipped on but I can't work out how to get it off.

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX1

I think we need some more info. Just done a search, and it's coming up with a Dest Top and a Tower.If it's anything like our Dimension, which is a Tower, I have to lay it on it's side, then there are two bottons, one on the top of the case and the other is on the bottom. Press them at the same time, and pull up. You can not actually take the case off.

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Question: Dell Optiplex 745

When I start my Dell Optiplex 745 on the front of the computer 3 lights appear the hard drive and lights 3 & 4. The hard drive lights goes off but the lights on 3 & 4 remain on and the computer does not boot up. Does anyone know what 3 and 4 mean and how to resolve this problem.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 745

tell us the colour of the light very varge on your need, does the pc beep, any more information that would - HHDGreen - Power yellow - ????ETC

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

Many thanks,


Answer:New CPU/GPU for Dell Optiplex 390

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

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

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HI all I came across a dell optiplex 780 mini tower last week for $50 with the q45 express chipset and the LGA 775 I'm am wanting to mod/upgrade it in anyway to make it perform better and look better.
also I need ideas for case mods for the same computer and any other mods that I can do to it.
I allready own a really nice gaming pc but would be nice if I could do a little gaming
Any input is helpful

Answer:Dell optiplex 780 mt

There's not much you can do with these as far as gaming goes - the power supplies are not going to handle demanding video card, and the chassis and mainboard are both proprietary.  
It'll perform just about the way you expect a nearly decade-old system to perform -- if you want the best you can do within the limits of a decade-old processor, replace the hard drive with a solid state drive.

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

Answer:Dell Optiplex 745 sff

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hello All,
      I have an Optiplex 9020 that I'm trying to do a clean install of Windows 8 on.  It gets as far as setting up devices then the screen goes black and stays black.  I'm pretty sure this is a video driver issue but what do I do next?

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My optiplex crashed and I decided to go for a a fresh installation. After fresh installation of Windows 7, My PC network connection is not coming up. Under Device Manager, I have an alarm for Ethernet controller. I could not find the related driver for this. Is there any way some one can help?
Hardware ID shows it is a broadcom , but could not find the driver in Broadcom link,
Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Hello, so i got to school this week and on our computer class we have a Optiplex 755 SFF,
When i turn it on, it just shows 3 4 diagnostic light..
Any help would be apprecciated..


Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 SFF issue

This is a memory error.
Unplug the system, hold the power button for 30 sec and remove and reinstall the memory module(s).
If that doesn't clear the error, try one memory module at a time in each socket until you find the bad module -- or, if more than one module fails to work in a single socket - the bad socket -- and replace the corresponding faulty part -- the memory module, or in the case of socket failure, replace the mainboard.

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

Answer:Ram troubles with Dell Optiplex

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Does this (Chinese) PSU   PCF 500 Watt fit and work properly in a Dell Optiplex 755 MT?

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I just ordered a Dell OptiPlex 780 from eBay (I probably got a lemon or a chopped and screwed computer) and I want to order a graphics card to put in it when it gets here. What GPU would be best to put in it? Money really isn't a problem.  

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Mcoderators - my apologies if this is not in the correct forum, please move if required...
I purchased my Optiplex 5050 in May 2017.  It came in a sealed box and I had to do the usual set up.  My 3 year warranty runs until 22/05/2020.
A few days ago looking under saved logs in Event Viewer I was surprised to find ~400 combined entries under Application, Security and System.  These are all dated 13/02/2016 - 13 months before I got the Optiplex.  These presumably are the entries I see saved in Logs on my C drive.
Two things confuse me here - and I  ‘hope’  there is a logical explanation.
(a)  These logs relate to a date 15 months before I purchased the computer, and(b)  I’ve re-installed the OS on more than one occassion since I purchased the Optiplex so how can I have logs dating back to last year...?
I’m intrigued - and a bit concerned at this...

Answer:How old is my Dell Optiplex 5050 ???

Drives imaged at a specific time will have files dated to when they were created..  This is not the date that your machine was made. Either way its entirely irrelevant.  Your warranty is based on the ship date.

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I am facing the problem that the USB ports wasn't working. I disassembled the all components of computer and cleaned. Assembled the components, all USB ports working normally. After few days PC is sticker on Dell logo, power up bar not filled completely (25%), the digonastic lights near power button remain ON and not change the status (2,3 and 4, and harddisk activity light). I tried following steps;
1. Disconnect the power cord and hold power button press for 30 second but in vain.
2. Disconnect the power cord and BIOS battery and hold the power button for 30 seconds but in vain.
3. Dismount the RAM and cleaned the slot but in vain.
4. Dismount processor and cleaned but in vain.
5. Dismount the hard drive and DVD drive, cleaned the slots and cords and exchange the cords but in vain.
Please guide and tell me that what is the problem and what to do now?

Answer:Dell 755 optiplex tower pc

What you have is a fail to POST. General diagnostics for fail to POST is
1. Power Supply failure (typically capacitor failure)
2. Motherboard failure (typically capacitor failure)
3. Corrupt BIOS
Since most Optiplex motherboards have a proprietary 24 pin plug they are NOT compatible with conventinal power supply without an adaptor.
You have already had problems with the USB ports which suggests to me the problem may be at the motherboard level. Clearing the CMOS would be my first try at repair.
If clearing the CMOS brings no joy, my next focus would be motherboard inspection for bad caps. If it looks fine, I would test the power supply output for correct voltage on each rail starting with the 5VDC rails.

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

Answer:Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

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

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Question: Dell Optiplex 7010

Hi, So im looking to upgrade my pc, (The Graphics card, and the Power supply)
So I have 2 things I wanna upgrade, that I will link here:
So my question is, will these items work in my pc, and will they fit in it.


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Sorry for going over old ground, but I have just recently wanted to upgrade my PC.
I have read through a couple of posts on this, but could you please let me know what the best CPU is that I can fit to my Computer?
CPU-Z Info
Name Intel Pentium E5400Code Name Wolfdale Max TDP 65.0WPackage Socket 775 LGATechnology 45nm Core VID 1.100VSpecification Pentium® Dual0Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz
Manufacturer Dell Inc.Model 0200DYChipset Intel - Q45/Q43Southbridge Intel - 82801JB (ICH10)

Answer:Upgrading My dell optiplex 760

You'll find a list of supported CPUs on p. 9, here:

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

Answer:DELL Optiplex GX AutoSleep

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


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

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

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

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

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Answer:BSOD on my dell optiplex 380

Your graphics card driver seems to be the problem here:

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

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

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

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

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

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