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Question: DELL OptiPlex 3046

HelloNeed pinout for DELL OptiPlex 3046 24 to 8 pin power supply

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Answer: DELL OptiPlex 3046

Dell doesn't provide this. Dell Wont provide this. You can buy an adapter that likely works fine. The 4 pin EPS12v motherboard connector is the same. The 24 pin must be converted to 8.
The current moddiy adapter has more than just passive pass thru it has a circuit board with other "stuff" on it.
https://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-Inspiron-3650-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-8%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2830cm%29.html

Dell Main Power 24-Pin to 8-Pin Adapter Cable. YMMV
Seems to be using the Grey PWR Ok, 3 Black Ground Wires, The Power On/Off Green Wire, the 2 12V Wires from the 24 pin and 1 12v Wire from a molex power connection.

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Hello,
I'm having an issue installing windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 3046.
everything goes well excepted when i'm trying to install the USB drivers on my computer.
I tried using the windows 7 full package, i tried to download the USB package appart from the others, i tried to get them from Intel and even tried to use windows update to get the drivers from them.
Everytime i get the same result : mouse and keyboard both don't work.
Is there an easy fix i haven't tried yet ?
thanks for yours answers :)
Ronan.

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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)http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-980-960-780-760-PSU-24%252dPin-to-Mini-24%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2810cm%29.html
 

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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.

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):
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20780/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20790/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20980/
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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Hi,

An access database which has been running for over a year has suddenly stopped allowing more than one user to login at once. If more than one tries they receive an error number 3046 Couldn't save; currently locked by another user.

The backend is an mdb file sitting on an novell netware box (no changes have been made to this server)

I've tried repairing the database, both front and backend, as well as creating new mdb and importing the old databases components.

An old but functional version of the frontend works fine via a citrix server.

Anyone know what could cause this issue?

The MDB is in access 2000 format and access 2003 is used to run the frontend

Thanks,

Doug Quiddington
 

Answer:Access 2003 - Error 3046

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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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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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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 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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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 windows.it 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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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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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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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?

thanks,

:confusedrolleyes
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex 520.

have you tried another 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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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


Hadi,
 

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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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 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.

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_xp__stepbystep_guide_with_screenshots.htm
 

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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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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. www.dell.com/.../optiplex_desktop

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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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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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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 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 help.red - HHDGreen - Power yellow - ????ETC

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can i OC a Dell OptiPlex G1? it's a 400mhz celeron i THINK...is 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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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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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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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

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??

Aly

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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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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,

Ben

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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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.
jvhelden
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex 745 sff

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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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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 580

Hi,
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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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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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 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.
Dody127

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755

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

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

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 :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/


You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn

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

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/compaq-presario-particulars.1161610/

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 ?

Thanks.
 

Answer:DELL Optiplex 780 ???

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Question: Dell optiplex 390

Hi,
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 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.
TColey
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755

Here is the support site for the Dell OptiPlex 755.

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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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

Hi,
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. 
Thanks. 

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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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I got a Dell optiplex GX240 i was tring to overclock it but the PLL Chip is a cypress W320, I dont think i can over clok this system can I?
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX240

What options does your BIOS give?
What have you tried?
 

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Hi GuysChecking out a ram upgrade for the above comp.Through Dells site it recommends kingston 256 meg ram for 56.82Is this the only ram it will takeThanksBillybear

Answer:RAM FOR DELL OPTIPLEX GX270

Kingston is obviously one of the best, but you can use other cheaper versions that are the same pins and speed. As with all things, you get what you pay for. If you are looking to make a saving you could also do a search on ebay for the kingston RAM

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Hi,
I'm new here & no computer savvy. I bought this Dell windows 10 optiplex 760 & thought everything would run great, but it cannot run games. It says my drivers are out of date & I cannot update them because they are not compatible with windows 10. The error message says CPU unknown? Pixel format not accelerated, outdated video card drivers. No OpenGL context found in the current thread.
Im not sure if I can upgrade my video card, or CPU? Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release.161220-1747) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: OptiPlex 760 BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A16 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 3932MB RAM Page File: 2362MB used, 2273MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 12 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled Miracast: Not AvailableMicrosoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported DxDiag Version: 10.00.14393.0000 64bit Unicode

Card name: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1) Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Chip type: Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family DAC type: Internal Device Type: Full Device Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&SUBSYS_027F1028&REV_03 Device Status: 0180200A [... Read more

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Hi i have just got a Dell Optiplex GX280 PC I have just Reformatted the Hard Drive and install my firewall,Anti-Virus and Counter Strike: Source. when i start playing Counter Strike: Source it is very laggy and slow. i dont have a clue why this happens my old pc is crap and still plays this game and this is newer and faster. I have my spec bellow for my new pc:
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OS Information:
PropertyValue
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional|C:\WINDOWS|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Service Pack 2.0
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS


Processor:
PropertyValue
Current Clock Speed 2793
Description x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

Current Clock Speed 2793
Description x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz


Memory (RAM):
PropertyValue
Bank Label
Capacity 268435456

Bank Label
Capacity 268435456

Total Memory Deteced in Hardware: ~512 MB
Memory Reported to Operating System: 502MB

Disk Drives:
PropertyValue
Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model ST340014AS
Media Type Fixed hard disk media
Size 39999536640 (~37 GB)
Number of Partitions 1


Installed Printers:
PropertyValue
Name hp deskjet 970c series
Port Name LPT1:
Default True
Driver Name hp deskjet 970c series


Motherboard:
PropertyValue
Manufactu... Read more

Answer:Help with Dell Optiplex GX280

after you reinstalled windows did you load the motherboard drivers and other drivers fromt he dell resource disk? are there any devices in device manager that have a yellow question mark or yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark inside them next to them?
 

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Hi, I recently decided to upgrade the memory in my computer because 4GB has started to become too small for what I need. So I bought four sticks of 4GB 1600MHz HyperX memory to total up to 16GB. I installed all four sticks and then powered it up, but there was no boot screen and the lights at the front had lit up the code 3 and 4. Apparently this indicates incompatible memory, but according to documentation and other forum posts I've read, I'm led to believe that everything should work. The clock speed and capacity are from what I've seen, compatible. Does anyone know what's wrong?
RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 240 Pin UDIMM Kit (2x4GB)
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550
BIOS Revision: A15
CPU-Z Screenshots (Mainboard, Memory, CPU):
Mainboard (Image 1)
CPU (Image 2)
Memory (Image 3)

Answer:Dell Optiplex 780 - RAM Issues

1600MHz memory is not supported in this 8 year old model. From the training page =

The Optiplex 780 parts page also only list 1333MHz and 1067MHz Dell OEM 4GB memory sticks =
HKYF9 4GB,1333MHz,512X64,8,240pin,2RX8P382H 4GB,1333MHz,512X64,8,240pin,2RX89V62Y 4GB,1333MHz,512X64,8,240pin,2RX860KD4 4GB,1333MHz,512X64,8,240pin,2RX8N852H 4GB,1067MHz,512X64,8,240pin,2RX8

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Ever seen i have this computer been running good but recently i don't know what happen but it runs slower and it has very low ram but never had a problem. Is running window xp pro sp3. Any idea what could be wrong.

Answer:Dell optiplex gx260

have you recently installed any new software or hardware?

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Question: Dell optiplex gx60

I inherited a Dell GX60 that was foul with malware, so I scrubbed and installed a clean copy of XP2 now updated to 3. The issue I am having is no Dell drivers, I managed to find the driver to get the network going. I have been updating and downloading all afternoon, I have a video issue I can not change resolution due to no driver. I found the driver and downloaded it but due to the size of the Adobe authorization applet I can not scroll down far enough to hit ACCEPT!!! I need a copy of the video drive then I am home free.

Phil
 

Answer:Dell optiplex gx60

FIXED! Downloaded onto one of my other machines then loaded it on to this one!

Phil
 

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I have installed an additional drive in my computer and it has power but I'm unsure of which plug on the mother board to use for the data cable. One is black the other is white. Have acutally tried both but could not get the computer to see addtional hard drive connection using either plug. Thanks.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 320 tower

Is the data cable IDE or SATA?

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system locks when users log on after scriptlogic runs and user must restart the pc to complete log on process. sometimes systems lock up during use. Really need some help with this one, because i have a few pc's with that same problem which won't go away no matter what i try
 

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I am resurrecting this 2002 built PC for general home use for a beginner, it will have WIN 7 as the OS.
I plan to install a 60GB SSD for the OS only, can I install a second HD?
Does it need an AGP or other card?.
 

Answer:DELL Optiplex GX260

just as an fyi, you are going to run into issues putting 7 on that system. It was designed for XP, and 7 didn't exist at the time, so you will have a very hard time finding compatible drivers for it.
 

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Hello
Can i upgrade my PSU and VGA from Dell Optiplex 780 MT?
Planning Upgrade:
PSU: EVGA 450W BRONZE 80 PLUS BRONZE | 2X 6+2 PIN | 1X 4+4 PIN | 1X FDD | 3X IDE | 6X SATA | INPUT VOLTAGE 100-240 VAC
VGA: Asus Nvidia GT 720 1GB
Thank you
Sorry for my bad English.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 780 MT Upgrade PSU and VGA

Hi,
I guess the upgradation of  VGA may not be successful. In Dell Optiplex 780 MT specs it says that it supports only MT.
Kindly go through the link given below:
data.technimax.cz/.../delloptiplex780parametry.pdf

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Hello, I was told in one of the forums that a Intel CORE 2 QUAD PROCESSOR Q9650 SLB8W 3.0GHz 12M CACHE 1333 MHz FSB would work in my Desktop. I purchased it on E-bay and installed it with the already upgraded bios A22. It did not work. I tried to install my original cpu that did work and now I cannot get it to even post. I have removed the battery for an hour and that did not help. I tried a different video card in case that was the problem. I get absolutely nothing on the monitor. I am at a loss. Does anybody know a trick or two to get it back up and running. Thank you very much for your time. Robb

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 Cpu Problem

Best option is to post on the Dell forums, where those familiar with Dell's can help you. Dell Desktop Forum http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/

The Dell specs list these 3 CPU types: The Q series, based on what the specs show would not be supported.
l Intel? Core™2
l Intel vPro™
l Intel Celeron?

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Right, i power the dell up. it reaches the Windows XP loading screen but then the monitor turns black and goes to standby.it does this everytime, i have no access to putting it in Safe Mode etc etc. it is also not the monitor, as i have used three now.any help would be greatly appreciated :)it

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX280

I would guess a video card problem. First, are you using the onboard video or agp card? Switch between the two and see if it remedies the problem. Also try different video cables. If these don't help it might be the board.

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Hello i got this dell optiplex gx 260 and i have this monitor well its a tv which i use for monitor and it loads the dell logo but then after that the screen turns black, so i got my old old old.... monitor a Amptron and i was able to see it fine, so any help here? the tv is a toshiba
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX260

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I am unable to open Microsoft Outlook (probable hard drive problem - I keep getting the message that the program is not responding). My question: Is there a way to retrieve data from the system, such as contact list, calendar, and e-mails (inbox, sent items, draft, etc.)? I'd like to copy this data onto another computer with a USB flash drive.
 

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Can anyone tell me where I can get hold of ahandbook for my computer? I`ve had no help fromDell, or from where I got the computer. Help!!

Answer:Dell Optiplex G1 handbook.

click hereFrom the Dell support website

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So I have been doing a lot of research on the dell optiplex 780 just so I don't make any purchases of anything that wouldn't work in my PC. There are four things I am really focused on getting upgraded right away before I do any thing else like the hard drive and that is the CPU, GPU, RAM, and power supply. The CPU I am planning to get is the Intel core2quad q9650. Knowing that this is a power hungry card and seeing how I am going to overclock it, the card will make some heat so I am planning on getting an aftermarket cooler. Seeing how I can't really just slap on a coolermaster and be good to go I want to get this  I think this would be adequate for overclocking and keeping it cool, but that's where I need the forums to make sure.  The GPU I will be buying a riser card made specifically by dell for the motherboard so that way my dell optiplex 780 DT will support full height cards and I will be getting a GTX 750 ti. The RAM I wont have an issue with just as long as I can find four 2GB sticks of Non-ECC DDR3 RAM running at 1033Mhz and my computer will support the RAM because I have a 64-bit OS and a CPU that will support 64 bit as well. This is where the problem comes in, I don't know what power supply to get. I want to get at least a 400 watt power supply because, even though it's a little overkill with the amount of power, it will be nice to know I wont have any issues in the future if I decide to upgrade again. So what do you guys thin... Read more

Answer:Looking to upgrade my dell optiplex 780 DT

You can't do any of what you are talking about.
If you want to upgrade get a precision T3400/T3500 or better.
The Desktop Riser slot is only 1 slot wide so a 750TI wont fit.
The power supply is not upgradeable to 400W
There is no overclocking on a 780.

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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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does anyone know of a supplier of parts for dell computers (apart from dell, that is). i am after a modem for a dell optiplex 260. standard pci cards do not fit in these machines.thanx in advance

Answer:dell optiplex components

i don't think the modem your after is exclusive to dell. more so just an irregular type fitting used by factories for testing. Appearance: Brown, about 4cm long, about 3.5cm from the edge of the board, division in the centre.If it is the type i have just described such as click here then any brand of modem will do. Haven't been able to find a store that sells them new you may have better luck.

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Hi !

We have win2k network with 1000 cleints, and i have one little or big problem. have setup an RIS server and Dell Optiplex cleints with intel boot agent or 3com boot agent cant recive any boot filname error E-53. Alla other cleints can pxeboot or funcion with a risboot floppy. Its only this Dell Optiplex who cant pxeboot.Have tried with all nicdrivers from broadcom and intel also from dell and nothing works.This risserver (dell Poweredge 2650) have 2 nics but one is disable and unistalled.Becourse then i put the risrule to another computer with one nic its works fine.
 

Answer:PXEBOOT an Dell Optiplex

Have now find out this on my own !!!!!!

The Power edge server has an PPP adapter which the ris sevice is listen to and get 192.168. ip all the time and the cleints get timeout !



 

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I just bought a Refurb. Dell Optiplex 760 with Vista Business to replace an old dead desktop. I plugged it in, but it makes a series of beeps, lights up the power button, the fan is running, but it doesn't light up the monitor or recognize the keyboard, or of course, the usb mouse. I've contacted the ebay seller, (99.7% rating) but am wondering if there are any simple suggestions in meantime.Thank you!
 

Answer:Refurbished Dell Optiplex 760

The series of beeps can be used to determine what the problem is. How many beeps does it do before pausing and is the next set of beeps the same?
 

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We were given an Optiplex 755 MT with 4GB, 2.8 GHz quad core 305W power supply,
and we want to set it up for a bit of gaming for a 10 year old.  We have nothing invested
so far in it and I purchased a Dell GTX750ti  08MXMJ  single slot board on ebay, 
Geforce GTX 750 TI 2GB PCI Express 3.0 08MXMJ - Dell System Pull
The system boots and runs fine without the board, but when I put it in lights go to 
yellow and it will not even power up.  I also tried it in with similar results - no power up:
T1500
T1600
Optiplex 780 MT
Precision T3400  Lights #3  CPU failure
I'm thinking that the board is defective, or something to do with it being an OEM card?
PCIe slot is rated for 75W and the card is 60W so that should not be the problem.

The subject is discussed here where it is stated that the 750ti will not work because
it is a 2 slot card, well the Dell is single slot and fits just fine:
en.community.dell.com/.../19657689

Answer:Optiplex 755 MT with Dell GTX750ti?

I think that the Dell GTX750ti is probably defective since when I install it in the
T3400 the power light blinks amber before I even power it on.  I think that there
is a power short on the card.
Anyone?

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PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHY ALL MY  DELL OPTIPLEX 380 COMPUTERS GIVING AMBER LIGHT.  I CHANGED THE POWER SUPPLY.  THEY ARE ALL NEW COMPUTERS WE WAS PURCHASED LAST YEAR JUNE. CAN SOME ONE HELP ME RESOLVE THIS ISSUES. WHAT CAUSES THAT?

THANKS..

Andy.

Answer:ISSUES WITH DELL OPTIPLEX 380

Hi Andstino,
If it's okay, I'd like to ask you some questions regarding this as I want to make sure that we get to the bottom of the problem for you. Some of the questions will ask you to remove components from the system so please make sure that you remove the power cord from the back of the system before attempting these.
1) Switch the system on. Can you tell me if the power button is flashing amber or a solid amber? Please also tell me if you notice any diagnostics LEDs staying lit - these are labelled 1,2,3 and 4 and are near the front headphone sockets
2) Please remove all peripherals at the back of the system and switch the system on. Does this affect the power button LED or diagnostic LEDs
3) Have you added any components to the system e.g. video cards, sound cards etc...
4) Please open the system and remove the following components:
a) Power and data cables from hard drives and optical drivesb) Any PCI/PCI-Express expansion cardsc) All memory from the systemd) The system fan
5) With the above removed, please reconnect the power cord to the back of the system and switch the system on. Please make a note of what happens with the power button LED and the diagnostic LEDs
6) If there are no changes to the power button LED or diagnostic LEDs, please remove the power cord from the back of the system and remove the following components:
a) I/O panel cableb) CMOS battery
7) With the I/O panel cable and CMOS battery removed, please connect the power cord to th... Read more

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hi i recently bought my new dell but it isn't as fast as id like. It was refurbished (bought from new egg) it was a good price and i kind of fell in love with it. id rather upgrade before dumping it but i also don't have a million dollars. My specs i suppose you'd call them are as follows: Dual core 3.00 ghz, 8gb of ram, 1tb of space, gpu Ati radeon HD 5450, 64 bit amd. Id assume it'd work for gaming and streaming but i cant figure out if just need a new graphics card or should i look at anything else. I'm new to this but I'm good with my hands and google has all the technical info I'm just looking for an opinion please and thank you. Any and all advice is appreciated. Please no just get rid of it comments unless there is no saving grace. Thank you again.

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Hello , i am unable to restore my Dell Optiplex 960 in any way after replacing the HDD. I can get to the Dell screen and F12 to start off a Win7 disc but the HDD is not seen as a usable partition although it has been formatted as simple disc . It has run from external HDD in the past ( i have been playing around to learn as i am an apple user mostly and usually can get my way around problems but this has me stumped....probably something easy i have missed.....BTW the old HDD is not useable.HELP!?L.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 960 restore

Not exactly clear how you are trying to restore...the restore partition would be on the dead HDD.You can contact Dell and order recovery DVD's for a minimal charge + shipping....Windows will not run on an external without a sledgehammer and 2 days of monkeying with it...this is by design.

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Hi..
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..

Thnks
 

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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I'm thinking about getting a low profile 2gb gddr5 Gigabyte GeForce gt 1030 and putting into my dell optiplex 780 sff. The card itself is single slot and comes with a low profile bracket. What do you guys think? Will it work?

Answer:GT 1030 in a Dell Optiplex 780

Check your power supply and compare the cards requirements. Optiplex models have low watt psu. Yours is only 235w, not enough for that card.

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I have a Freecom DVD burner (firewire)which turns out not be fully compatible with the Dell Optiplex (free com admit this and recommend getting something different!)So does anyone have any suggestions for a really good DVD burner (DCD-R) that will be compatible and that gives a good performance. Any one got experience of a Lacie version?Advice or suggestions welcome

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Posted about this in the linux forum...

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 looking for!

4) Any general info, your personal experiences with this unit, or broad ideas, suggestions are welcome. I basically have these 9 computers to play with and am just f... Read more

Answer:Dell Optiplex Gs+ Questions

I got one of those, a GXa just a few days ago. I got it from my state's Department of Transportation, they got new comupters and gave them out for like 30 bucks. These are for offices, probley left on most of the time. I got one with 128mb, P2 233Mhz, which I am tring to get an OS on (see my post).
Hope that helps

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I have a dell optiplex 780 small form factor pc with core2duo e8400 4gb ddr3 ram ,sapphire ati radeon hd 5450 1gb ddr3 graphics card and stock 235w psu. I'm going to upgrade my gpu this is what i found,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487052&cm_re=02G-P3-3733-KR-_-14-487-052-_-Product
It is a perfect fit for my pc. low profile,single slot with only 38w tdp.will this card work on my pc?

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I think it will since i have a gt430 installed which has a higher tdp 49w. What i actually want to know is if i can upgrade to a gtx 750 or 750t1 with 55w 60w tdp

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