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

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

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

Which percision? They all use different power supplies.

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

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

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

see this add

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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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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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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 780

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

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I have a Dell Optiplex 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 320

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

Answer:dell optiplex 320

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX 60

Please keep to one thread!

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

Answer:Dell optiplex 780 mt

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

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I 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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Question: Dell Optiplex 3010

Hi! My Optiplex 3010 doesn't show nothing for screen. The cooler started, but then It sound 1-3-2 beeps. I have test with different Ram Memory, and new Power Supply, but It sound 1-3-2. What happen it? Do you know that happen? Can you help me? Thx

Answer:Dell Optiplex 3010

This is a "no memory" error - if swapping the RAM didn't help, the RAM sockets are bad.  Replace the mainboard.

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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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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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ok...

I am at work trying to rebuild a Dell Optiplex GX260, My Windows 2000 SP2 CD that came with it, appears to have insufficient drivers for it. Primarily for the NIC or Ethernet Controller.

Is an Ethernet Controller a NIC?

Any tips where I can get drivers? I cant find any on the dell site.

I also don't have access to a windows XP cd that may have drivers on it.

please give any insight
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX260

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just as the title says .
i just want to know if nvidia geforce gts 450 is compatible w/ my dell optiplex 780

here are the specifications of my desktop.

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz

2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz
Manufacturer Kingston
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 532.6 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 7 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 7 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 7 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 20 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 1T
DELL E1910 @ 1440x900
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
313GB Seagate ST3320418AS (SATA)
SoundMAX Integrated Digital High Definition Audio

Monitor
Name DELL E1910 on Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Current Resolution 1440x900 pixels
Work Resolution 1440x860 pixels
State enabled, primary, output devices support
Monitor Width 1440
Monitor Height 900
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 75 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
i dont know anything about computers, so i just copied the specifications of my desktop using speccy ..

thanks .

Answer:is GTS 450 compatible with Dell Optiplex 780

The power supply is the problem. Only 255W in the desk top version. The GTS450 needs one 6 pin power cable and it is very unlikely your PSU has one.

OptiPlex 780 Desktop Details | Dell

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Just purchased a refurbished Dell Optiplex 760. Worked great with no problems for first month.  Was in the middle of using it when I received an error message "your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart, we're just collecting some error info and then we'll restart for you."  Stop Code: system service exception. What failed: fileinfo.sys
After it restarted and tried to reboot it is now stuck in a loop where it gets to the Dell losing screen for about 5 seconds and then goes back and tries to boot again.

Answer:Dell optiplex 760 won't boot

Press F12 a few times immediately after powerup to get to the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended test on the hard drive -- which will likely show a fail.

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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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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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I will start loading when powered up, the go to black screen and it days type in system password, but you can't type anything in there without it beebing at you and halting the system?

Any thoughts?

Answer:[SOLVED] need help with Dell optiplex 360

Did you set a Bios Password? If so, you need to type that in. Sounds like you have a stuck key on the keyboard. Turn the keyboard upside down and blow out the keys with a can of compressed air. Try a different keyboard

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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,

Sorry if this is a really lame question, but I have almost no experience with computer hardware.
I just bought a new Dell Optiplex 780 to run a sound system in a theater, and I need to transfer the sound card from the old computer to the new (for reference, its a Delta M-Audio Audiophile 2496), but the new Dell came in a low profile case, and the card doesn't fit.
So the best option seems to be to just buy a cheap (20-30 dollar) full size case and transfer the computer wholesale over so the PCI card fits, but I've been told that the style of case matters.
Any suggestions as to a good case at a cheap price that the components will fit in properly would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex needs new case

Unfortunately you can't. These are proprietary Dell designs and they do not fit any standard case on the market.

So you need to use either a USB sound card, a half-height sound card, or buy a different computer.
 

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

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

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

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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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Hey Guys & Gals,

I Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit On My Dell Optiplex 755, I Updated All My Drivers, But 2 Pieces Of Hardware Do Not Have Drivers Even After Updates. They Are,..PCI Serial Port & PCI Simple Communications Controller. Has Anybody Found Any Compatible Drivers For This Yet, It Will Be 5 Years Before M$ Gets Around To It.LOL! Thanks In Advance!!

thor68372rockon

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 Driver

Hey Guys & Gals,

I Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit On My Dell Optiplex 755, I Updated All My Drivers, But 2 Pieces Of Hardware Do Not Have Drivers Even After Updates. They Are,..PCI Serial Port & PCI Simple Communications Controller. Has Anybody Found Any Compatible Drivers For This Yet, It Will Be 5 Years Before M$ Gets Around To It.LOL! Thanks In Advance!!

thor68372rockon

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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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Working on this mutha for a friend.
Will not boot up.
Says hit F1 to continue or F2 for Setup.
Neither key gets any reaction.
After several minutes it goes to another page that says "Previous fan failure" and "System battery is low"
Friend knows nothing about any fan failure, and replacing the CMOS battery with a known good one does no good.
Will not let me go to Safe Mode, Setup, nothing.
Machine is a Dell OptiPlex 520GX running Windows XP.
And there is a yellow LED light burning at the bottom of the motherboard.
 

Answer:Problem with a Dell OptiPlex.

You could try reflashing your BIOS. Dell uses Pheonix for the most part I think, so this might help out:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5218098_recover-phoenix-bios.html

Failing that, you could try removing non-essential peripherals, and maybe give the 'ol RAM dance a try. Probably not likely it'll solve the problem, but worth a shot anyway. May be a shot mobo though....
 

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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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Question: Dell Optiplex BIOS

I recently purchased a used Dell Optiplex GX1, and formatted the drive, re-loading Win98 successfully. After 20 minutes, the monitor goes blank, although moving the mouse brings the drive back to life the screen stays blank. I entered the BIOS setup, but found that it's asking for a setup password, and I can't effect any power management settings. Any practical help would be greatly appreciated...
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex BIOS

There might be a clear CMOS jumper on the board, if not or you can't find/identify it, you can pull the battery out for a few minutes. This should reset your password to the default which is nothing.
 

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Question: Dell Optiplex 7010

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

Regards,
Dennis

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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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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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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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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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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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hello

i need driver for dell OptiPlex GX280 in windows 7
i wish if u can help me

Answer:dell OptiPlex GX280

Here you go...

Drivers & Downloads

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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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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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Hi,
 
I have Dell Optiplex 755, which does not boot into System Setup or BIOS. I was able to use it yesterday and it was working fine until it shuts down itself with 4 long beeps. I unplugged the power supply and boot the machine but nothing happens. The 4 long beeps were gone, it does not boot into system setup or BIOS. I have decided to buy a new hard disk as I suspected it was the problem. I managed to install the new 500GB disk but still, it does nothing. I also tried to remove the cable attached to hard disk and reinstall the disk but to no avail.
 
Please help.

Answer:Dell OptiPlex 755 does not boot.

Four beeps is a RAM failure - unplug the system, hold the power button and remove and reinstall the memory modules.  Try again - if you get the same no-boot, try one module at a time in each socket until you isolate the bad module (replace that) or bad socket (in which case, replace the mainboard).

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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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Question: Dell OptiPlex 3020

Dell OptiPlex 3020, steady orange LED on motherboard and no Light indication on power switch. shows no display on the monitor. fan starts as soon as i connect the power cable. i cant switch off the desktop using the power button, i have to remove the power cable. the orange LED stays on  for a short while after removing the power cable then goes off. problem just started suddenly and dont know if the motherboard or power supply is the problem. kindly help

Answer:Dell OptiPlex 3020

Check the power supply BIST (Built In Self Test). Does it pass? Click here for more data = Diagnostic LEDs for the OptiPlex series (2012 to Present)

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

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

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\052313-24476-01.dmp
C:\Users\Marcella\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-86720-0.sysdata.xml

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Answer:BSOD on my dell optiplex 380

Your graphics card driver seems to be the problem here:


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

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

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

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

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

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Ok, I know I'm old and dummer than a rock, but this thing is driving me nuts. I purchaced the computer from where I work for a song when they were in the process of upgrading their systems. I bought some more RAM and a new hard-drive. The problem is when I try to boot up to do the clean install of windows Xp on the new hard drive I get the message " No bootable disc" or something similar. I've looked every where I can think of to get information. Got any ideas group?
 

Answer:Help!! with Dell Optiplex GX280

Hi


Try entering the BIOS and set the first boot device to CDROM then F10 save and exit, have XP cd in drive while doing this.
 

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