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Question: DELL OptiPlex 3046

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

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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 want to upgrade to DELL OptiPlex 760 (service tag
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
).
1-replace the HHD drive on the SSD.
2 - replace the E6600 on CPU Q9550S.
3 - to add 4 more GB of RAM.
Version BIOS - A16. All the latest updates for your computer installed.
Questions: 1 - the PSU should be changed? 2- it is possible during the update do not use the fan HHD disk? 3- possible such an upgrade and have all the systems to work stably?
Thank you for your time. Best regards, Sergey. Sorry for bad English.

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is Dell Optiplex 760 MT and GT730 compatible to each other? Someone please help me, im struggling to buy one because im scared if it is compatible or not. Thanks.

Answer:Dell Optiplex 760 MT and GT730

Unknown. These video cards were validated by Dell on this system model =FM351 ATI Radeon HD2400 XT 256MBC120D ATI Radeon HD3470 256MBY103D ATI Radeon HD3450 256MBH995J, K722J Nvidia Quadro NVS420 512MB

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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.
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Firstly,
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
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BC Code:1000008e BCP1:C000005 BCP2:B59923D8 BCP3:B69157D8 BCP4:00000000 OSVer:5_1_2600 Product 256_1
*** STOP 0x00000050 (0xE01748F8, 0x00000001, 0x8054B339, 0x00000000
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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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I was wondering before I bought it if the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 CPU is compatible. Not sure if the motherboard supports a quad core much less one with an 8mb cache. But I would like to know as I need the cores to run VM's.

Answer:CPU Compatibility w/ Dell OptiPlex 330

I did end up buying it and I can confirm that it does work fine, it seems. The board does support a max of 105W so hopefully it doesn't kill the board or CPU but it does work after BIOS update to A11. However Idid end up finding while installing HYperV that this CPU doesn't support SLAT do VM's are out of the question. Virtualisation is supported though. DELL can add this to their site of supported CPU's.

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Hello,
I am wondering what graphics card would i need for Dell Optiplex 790 MT (For Gaming Purposes) would i need a EVGA GTX 750 Ti? or a AMD Radeon R9 380? Please Help
Thanks Ninja

Answer:Dell Optiplex 790 MT Graphics

I would suggest Single slot single Fan GTX1050TI Mini
LONG DUAL FAN OR TRIPLE FAN DUAL SLOT CARDS DO NOT WORK.  
I dont know of any 750TI that are single slot.  You dont have to cut the bracket  or fan shroud for the ZOTAC
https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-DisplayPort-128-bit-ZT-P10510A-10L/dp/B01MCU1ERO

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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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Hello all
I have just got a Optiplex 390 desktop (Full size tower). I've been looking everywhere for a CPU list for this PC but i cannot find one.
I know it can take i3/i5 2nd gen CPU's but which models specifically? all of them??
thanks

Answer:Dell Optiplex 390 CPU List?

The 2011 Optiplex 390 was only validated with the following i3/i5 CPUs =MHF7R i5-2400 Sandy Bridge, 3.10GHz, 6MB, 65w, 4C, D2 950R3 i3-2130 Sandy Bridge, 3.40GHz, 3MB, 65w, 2C, Q0972H5 i3-2120 Sandy Bridge, 3.30GHz, 3MB, 65w, Q0 5MH9T i3-2100 Sandy Bridge, 3.10GHz, 3MB, 65w Q0

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Hi
I have  dell optiplex 780 which has worked well but now suddenly wont boot.  On pressing the boot button the fan can be heard to come on really strongly but no screen activity, no evidence of booting. The fan runs for about 30 secs and then shuts down  and after a delay of about 10 secs then the fan starts up again . This start - stop of the fan just continues.  
Even with disconnecting and reconnecting power it still occurs.

Can anyone help me

Thanks heaps ,  Mike

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Hi I'm using my Dell Optiplex and it came with 2G memory I changed it to 8G the computer boots fine, works fine but when you check the system info in the memory part it said installed RAM 8.00 GB(3.00 GB usabl) what does that mean? Thanks

Answer:Dell Optiplex 780 memory

Are you running a 32-bit operating system?  (Look under System/properties to check).  If so, you are limited to 4G, which will often appear as 3G when the RAM used for administrative purposes is deducted.

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Just installed dual video cards in two computers. No problems for about two weeks but all of a sudden, both computers are continually re-starting themselves.

Answer:dell optiplex 745 keeps re-starting

probably stressing the power supply. take 1 outlarry

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Can I change CPU in Pentium to Core I7 ? 
Dell Optiplex 380 Support this CPU?

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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 have no sound and no icon in system tray
My OS is Win2000 pro

Mother Board....... Dell Optiplex GX 260
Audio Adapter ...... Intel 82801DBICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller A-1

Chipset.........Intel Brookdale G i845G

Device Manager Shows yellow "!" next to

1. USB Audio Device
2. Soundmax Integrated Digital Audio

Need assistance in locating audio drivers
 

Answer:No sound Dell Optiplex GX 260

Have you tried getting the sound driver from the dell website??
 

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Dear all,
Good afternoon. I would like to check on where can I buy a PSU for a Optiplex 390 SFF?
My warrenty is already over and I know it is the PSU that is faulty as I did some testing with another working PSU and hence I need to replace the PSU in order to get the desktop up again.
I did a email to <ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy> to request for a quotation for the PSU but no replies.
Any help here will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Best regards,Peter

Answer:Purchase for Dell Optiplex 390 PSU

xsavior80
<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>
Also here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3AN20R8519&cm_re=power_supply_for_dell_optiplex-_-9SIA3AN20R8519-_-Product
Bev.

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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 clients with intel 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.
 

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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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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
Motherboard
Manufacturer Dell Inc.Model 0200DYChipset Intel - Q45/Q43Southbridge Intel - 82801JB (ICH10)
RegardsStephen

Answer:Upgrading My dell optiplex 760

You'll find a list of supported CPUs on p. 9, here:
www.dell.com/.../optix_760_tech_guide.pdf

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I am using A Dell Optiplex GXi to build a Smoothwall. I didn't have a keyboard to go with it. Can I use any keyboard with it?
 

Answer:Keyboard for Dell Optiplex GXi

This is the description of the keyboard port

PS/2-style keyboard
(1) 6-pin mini-DIN

That's the most common type, so you shouldn't have any problems. If you have a keyboard with the larger plug there are adapters. USB ports are available so that's an option also.
 

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I have DELL OPTILPLEX 755 with 2.5 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS. It constantly restarts with BSOD

x64 (64-bit)
- the original installed OS on the system? - Windows 7 Ultimate
- an OEM or full retail version? - Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? - bought it a month ago but it's released in markets much before that date
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) - 2 weeks

Note that I tried removing one of my RAMs to diagnose so the dump files may contain different info based on the existing HW installed at that time

Answer:BSOD on DELL OPTIPLEX 755

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ar5384


I have DELL OPTILPLEX 755 with 2.5 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS. It constantly restarts with BSOD

x64 (64-bit)
- the original installed OS on the system? - Windows 7 Ultimate
- an OEM or full retail version? - Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? - bought it a month ago but it's released in markets much before that date
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) - 2 weeks

Note that I tried removing one of my RAMs to diagnose so the dump files may contain different info based on the existing HW installed at that time



Easy related to your Kaspersky. I would remove and replace with Microsoft Security essentials

http://support.kaspersky.com/downloa...vremover10.zip

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

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i have an old dell optiplex gx110 with a pentium 3 processor and 128mb memory 15 gig harddrive, this is my first computer, i am 48yrs old and not too computer savvy. savvy? i have had windows xp downloaded and am wondering how i can optimize the performance of this old machine... like could i use a different windows os system to free up more memory? or somehow adjust the bios settings for faster performance or upgrade the basic processing unit (inexpensively) ? i would appreciate any and all suggestions to that i can optimize performance and speed with this old dinosaur... thanks
 

Answer:dell optiplex gx110

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I have below pcu
Dell optiplex 760
Intel core 2 quad 3.0 GHz
4Gb ram
580 GB hard disk
I need to upgrade my pcu.
I have heard that branded CPU like dell dosent support other power supply (PSU) apart from their own. Is it true ? I need to install PSU OF 450 VOLTS
OF COOL MASTER COMPANY. can I so that ?

Answer:Psu upgrade on dell optiplex 760

CPU PCU PSU? 450volts?
if you want to upgrade a power supply unit for a dell the it will be 230 volts(UK) but you may need 550 watts or more.
Dell have tended in the past to scrimp on their PSUs and make then a non standard dimension thus making them difficult to find a replacement.
The optiplex 760 comes in two sizes, standard ATX and min atx, what size do you have?

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Hi. I have recently bought a dell optiplex 780 desktop computer (DT). I want to upgrade the GPU but I do not know what options I have or what I can get. I mainly play minecraft and MMORPG games. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I may be able to get without breaking the bank or having to buy a new power supply? The two I am looking at right now is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 and the AMD Radeon HD5450. If you could help, i would really appreciate it. thanks again.
specs:
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E7600 (3.06Ghz)
RAM: 4GB (I dont know if its DDR2 or DDR3)
GPU: Integrated (believe it an Intel GMA 4500)
OS: windows 7 (64-bit)
link to pdf file of dell optiplex 780 (the one i have is the Dell Optiplex 780 desktop computer (DT)
www.dell.com/.../optiplex_780_tech_guidebook_en.pdf

Answer:GPU that will work with my dell optiplex 780

Yeah I'm in a similar situation, with my 780 SFF. I watched a YouTube video of a guy who put a Gigabyte GT730 2GB Low Profile GPU in his, and he installed it 100% for Minecraft. They go for around $70 - $80 on eBay. But I would like confirmation as well.

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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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At work we have 3 Dell Optiplex GX270's purchased from an ICT equipment recycler. They came from the supplier with a fresh version of XP Pro installed on them, and the XP Pro Dell OEM COA on the side, and i therefore assumed they were legal.

I have come to fresh install XP Pro on them, and the OEM disk the vendor supplied will not allow me to enter the COA off of the side as a valid Windows XP Key.

What version of Windows XP Pro do i need to source to allow me to use the COA off of the side of the tower?

Thanks
 

Answer:Dell OPTIPLEX GX270 + XP Pro COA

Any Dell Reinstall CD that is XPSP2 should work. Since it is OEM it will not work with Retail disks or Upgrade disks.
 

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I have installed windows 7 Professional in a Dell Optiplex GX240.  I need to find the associated drivers for it.  Does anyone know a website?  Should I just reload windows Vista home premium?  
 
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX240

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/optiplex-gx240?ref=ff32&s=bsd

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Hi all
I'm having a problem in installing windows on my "dell optiplex 760 desktop".
it gives me a message that bios is not installed & it refuses to start even windows xp after copying the files to the hard desk giving me the usual blue screen.

Any ideas
Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex 760 OS problem

Replace the CMOS (silver coin battery CR2032) on the motherboard...
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX260, when I turn it on I get the message "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". I cannot get pass this screen. What could be wrong with this system.
 

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So I scrappedited a motherboard and cpu for my personal rig, but when I went to put the front panel power switch and lights I realized that the case I took the mobo out of only used a 5 pin wiring for the power switch, hddled, reset switch and pled, where as this case uses 8 pins for it.
In the top right of the mother board it has the 5 pin connector labeled pwrswi but on the lower right (where the front panel things would usually connect it is labeled ledhi. Any idea as to how I am supposed to connect them

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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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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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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 have a dell optiplex gx620, and dell claims that with the cord It came with I can hook up 2 monitors, and have a multiple monitor split. The adapter splits from a dvi port on the desktop to one vga screen and one dvi screen... I only have 2 vga screens though... How can I hook up both monitors to the one dvi port? I have dell optiplex gx620 ultra small form factor computer.

Answer:Dell optiplex gx620

You have one VGA port, unless you have a video card in there. One source only. IIRC, there were y-cables, but I think those were for mirroring the monitors.

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I did upgrade my windows xp to windows vista and during the upgrade the screen turn dark in its last stages. Since then I cannot use the PC

Answer:dell optiplex 760 restore

Try a different monitor. Windows Vista drivers for your Optiplex 760 are at the following page but you can't install them until you have a working monitor:http://www.dell.com/support/drivers...

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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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The screen looks like this:

Primary hard disk drive 1 not found
Secondary hard disk drive 1 not found
Alert! Cover was previously removed
Strike F1 key to continue, F2 key to run setup utility

Bios detects the hard drive, floppy, and CDROM. When you press F1 to boot, it will go into windows.

Why do I get the above message on the screen when Bios detects the drives

The service tag for this machine is U1RL2
Bios version: A03

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX1 500 Mhz PIII

This can happen because big companies like dell, compaq/hp, gateway and some other ones lock their bios and have certain devices that detect if you've opened your case before, and this is their way to tell you that you opened your case and that if a problem happens with whatever you did, then they're not responsible

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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?

Answer:Nvidia Gt 730 with Dell Optiplex 780

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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Alright, I'll staet off right away by saying that I know nothing about what could be wrong with this computer.

Ok What I do know is that the computer is a Dell OptiPlex GXi it supposedly has 8GB and 128 MB ram. It's a Pentium II, Model MMP. The problem is, that I just got this computer, free, and nothing comes up on the moniter, when I turn the computer on. I have no idea wheather it has an ON board video card or if there is supposed to be one in plain sight when I open the side of the tower.
If there is supposed to be one, there isn't.

I know the moniter works cause I connected it to another computer to make sure.

I thought it might be the video card, cause I installed an ATI video card on a new computer once that had an ON board video card. And after I installed the new card on it the old moniter port didn't give any screen playback either.

If I do need a new video card, I don't know which one to get.

Can Someone help ?

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Okay so, I recieved a Dell optiplex 745 from a friend who had recently upgraded, it had no disk or hard drive (I've disabled SATA 1 which is where my disk drive would be) when i got it, I put in my old seagate momentus 5400 2 (50 gig (i know i was low on $$)) and have been trying to load windows 7 from a USB, I have tried XP but it always says "boot disk not available, F1 to restart F2 for setup utility" I have run a processor check and a memory check and the diagnostic passes, anyways when i boot from USB it will always say

"windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. choose your language settings and click next.
3. Click repair your computer

If you do not have this disk, contact your system admin or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: ( usually system32/boot/windows)

sometimes 7 will load up and i get the flag and the setup screen with everything working, so i erase all the partitions and attempt to install it (X64) , it always fails at some time after copying the files, I've attempted to repair the computer using the windows repair tool and it always gets BSOD with different error codes. Ex
STOP: c000021a {fatal system error}
the initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000221 0x001003a8).
the system has been shut down.

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Answer:Help with installing win 7 on Dell Optiplex 745

1.512 Gb of ram .. so you have two DDR2 installed ..

Try to remove the 512 mb DDR2 and try to clean the other ram and it's slot , or clean them both .. BUT CAREFULLY DO THAT .

It is better to install xp on this pc ...but I'm wondering why you are loading Win7 from usb any way ! .. this usually does not work !!
Are you installing windows from usb ? it is not a long story to install windows from a flash disk . or even make it bootable just like Hiren's CDs . but usually after several times you must re-make it or it will make problems just as you got .

Also .. BSOD can be caused by not supporting USB as a legasy device .. this can be enabled from the bios .

this what I have in my mind for now ..

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We have a number of Dell Optiplex 320s, which are rejecting wake on LAN requests following upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.
The onboard network adapter is a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. The latest driver v4.60.0.1 is installed. I've also tried a different network adapter, Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC.
WOL is enabled in the BIOS. The BIOS has been upgraded to v1.1.12.
Does anyone know how WOL can be enabled for this model with Windows 7?
 
Andy Harris.
IT Technician, Redmoor Academy.
 
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex 320 WOL with Windows 7

Hello Andy,
I have the same problem with OptiPlex 320s.  Did you ever find a solution?
Thanks!

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The issue is a Dell Optiplex 745 tower that was recently upgraded to 8GB RAM and an additional hard drive. After the successful upgrade (it was tested) the box sat for a couple weeks until the user was ready for it. The computer was plugged in today and only the front lights came on. There was no response on the screen. Tried to start the computer with a boot disk (Ultimate Boot CD) - no response. Does anyone have a suggestion about what went wrong or where to start the diagnosis procedure?
 

Answer:Dead Dell Optiplex 745

Greetings nienaberm.

My first thought is to re-seat the RAM module(s), especially since the memory was recently upgraded. If there are multiple modules you might try swapping, leaving one out, etc. Also, check all connections, both internal and external - if someone's been inside the case, a connector could easily have been dislocated.

A few quick questions:

You mentioned the lights - what colors, blinking, etc.? Are there any POST beeps?

Does the processor fan run? Have you tried a different monitor? If any of the peripherals (keyboard, mouse) are USB have you tried different slots?

Be patient: I'm sure others will jump in with other suggestions.
 

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Hey guys, I reloaded win7 on this unit, it started restarting on it's own after I choose the shut down option in windows and it shuts down but now "sometimes" when i go to the net it will shut down too and restart, any ideas please?

Answer:Dell optiplex 390 restarting on it's own?

Tap F8 at boot and select Disable Autorestart on System Failure. Hopefully the next time it will throw a BSOD you can diagnose. Also check your Event Viewer for any problems.

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 I have a Dell Optiplex 755 mini tower and the past week or so there has been a ticking noise coming from the cpu fan area. I am not getting an error code when running diagnostics, it honestly just sounds like something is in the way causing the noise. I want to remove the fan and try cleaning it, but I have never done this before do not want to damage my cpu. I have looked on the Dell site trying to find maybe documentation on how to do this, but can not find anything and i dont have warranty any longer.
Does anyone know of a site or where on the Dell site to find documentation/videos on how to remove a cpu fan in a optiplex 755?
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 Removing CPU Fan

valley_girl1919,Start here for the Optiplex 755 user guide. Choose the appropriate chassis type from that page then proceed to the Removing and Replacing Parts section. You shouldn't have trouble locating instructions for how to remove the CPU fan there.

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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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Hi AllJust bought a second hand tower a Dell Optiplex 755 Core 2 Duo 1GB Ram 80 GB Hard drive ( only 20) so i am not too fussed if i can't resolve this issue.The computer would not boot up ( stuck in a loop) and came with no recovery or driver Cd's. It does however have a Genuine COA Sticker on the case for XP PRO. So i borrowed a XP Pro disk from work and wiped the hard drive to start afresh, all went well until entering the 25 digit key from the case it will not accept it " Invalid Product Key".I have looked in the I386 Folder of the XP Disk at the PID value and it ends in 270 which means it is a Volume Licence CD and is not compatible.So my question is will a XP Pro OEM Disk work with the code on the case, or is it specific to Dell and therefore need a Dell XP Pro disk ?I have in the past used my XP Home OEM Disk on other peoples computers with their code to reinstall without any problems and activate by phone.

Answer:Install XP Pro on Dell Optiplex 755

XP Pro disk will work as long as it is an OEM version. I`ve done this with a Dell machine in the past. May need activating by phone though if I remember correctly.

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