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  • Forum Thread: google plus

    I heard that dell was thinking about using Google plus for support i think this is a great idea. The video chat feature would be like text support on steroids, making it a lot faster and easier to find a solution to your problem copy and paste this in a new forum if you think dell should use Google plus...
  • Forum Reply: Re: I keep getting a blue screen that says Hardware Error / Memory Parity Error - how do I fix this??!!

    dellboy Hi, thanks for your help, but when I click on the Drivers and Downloads (in How to run the Dell Diagnostics) - this message appears: Sorry, an error occurred while processing your request. Anyway, my computer keeps freezing and I have to turn it off and on all the time, and a few times...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 200 mini tower maximum RAM

    Ok, I've got 4Gb (4 X 1Gb) memory installed in my Vostro 200 mini-tower with a GEforce GT630 graphics card. Why can't I see more than 2.75Gb of that 4Gb of memory? Is the on-board graphics subsystem somehow hogging a bunch of it? When I upgraded the graphics card, nothing was said about...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex GX280 Amber Light after Processor Upgrade

    Hey everyone, I know that the GX280 is an old system, but I needed a desktop so instead of buying a new one I decided to upgrade this GX280 which I had laying around. So far, my upgrades include: 2x 1GB PC-4200 RAM, and NVIDIA Geforce 8400GS PCI x16 Graphics Card, overclocked a little... : ) My next...
  • Forum Thread: dx4870 i5 Trouble installing new graphics card

    I recently purchased a PNY NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Graphics card, but whenever I load the computer with it in the slot, the monitor cuts black. There doesn't seem to be any otion in the Dx4870's bios in regard to switching graphics to PCI. Built in is Intel HD graphics. The Card I got is basically...
  • Forum Thread: error code

    please help, do i need to buy a new PC or is there a solution for this code some people say its the RAM, other say the graphics card, and some the CPU, but I think its the Mainboard? I cant find any answers on the internett. My PC: DELL OPTIPLEX 745 WINDOWS 7 64BIT 2.13DUAL CORE 3.5GIG...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 320 Memory Issues!

    Ok, updating this post for the new forum: Dell Optiplex 320 Intel E2160 (Dual-core, 64-bit) 4 gig RAM (currently 2 gig, read on...) 160 gig HD Video: ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (integrated) Radeon X1300 256 mb PCI-e 16x slot <--where the issue started OP System: Windows...
  • Forum Thread: Gx280 solid Amber light help please :(

    Hi used a new gx280 about 2years but now it is discusting my pc gives me amber light and fan run like jet but when i restart 5 to 20 time quickly its run as normallY. winodws load and run perfect but few days i had this same problem that it gives solid amber light But fan runs slow..... all devices work...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading my XPS 420.

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the Dell community but I have been tinkering with hardware and software for years. The problem I'm having is upgrading my XPS 420, my current spec is: Intel® X38 Express Chipset (Dell BTX) Dell 375W PSU Windows Vista 32bit SP1 4GB PC2-5300 DDR2...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Optiplex GX520 and SM Bus Controller

    islandbum I have an Optiplex GX520 that I just re-formatted. I need the SM Bus Controller driver but I can not locate it on the web. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  • Forum Thread: pc turns on but no response from screen

    Dear dell community, I've very recently had a problem with my dell dimension 9200. I've also spent the last 3 hours searching through these forums and I think I know the problem but before spending money on the solution I thought I would check with someone a little cleverer. Full spec as...
  • Forum Thread: pci-e graphics card conflicts with pci graphics card?

    hi everyone, i'm trying to get two graphics cards into my desktop, but am having trouble getting both cards to be recognized at the same time. has anyone had this problem, and found a solution? any ideas much appreciated! here's the situation: relevant aspects of my computer: dell...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4700 PCIe stuck in 1x mode

    Hello, I joined in hopes of finding a fix for my graphics card problem. I was recently given this Dell Dimension 4700 after killing my old AGP era gaming rig. I purchased a used GeForce 8800 GTS 512mb video card for it in hopes of returning to my beloved WoW game. The 4700 came to me equipped with...
  • Forum Thread: Error: Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn].

    Please help this has been happening for a while now. I dont know what is causing it. It has been a month or so. Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help in resolving this problem, please note this checkpoint and contact Dell Technical Support —...