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  • Forum Thread: Power Save Mode issue

    Hello, I have my brother's Dell pc, and it keeps going into power save mode whenever I run anything power-heavy, such as some game (Call of Duty 4 or any other such power-intensive game). I tried a lot of things, including scanning for viruses/trojans/etc. Nothing came up. I also went into control...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8500 6 pin power connectors

    I've been told that the XPS 8500 does have two 6 pin pcie connectors. However, I was unable to find them. Can someone tell me where to look? I'm thinking about upgrading my current video card AMD Radeon 7570 to a GeForce GTX 660 here . Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 330 Upgrading Help

    Hello, I am new to this forum and anything about upgrading computers. I have recently acquired an Optiplex 330 stock system (it still has windows xp) that my dad used in his office at work. I would like to try and upgrade it enough that I could use it as at least a reasonable gaming desktop. I am just...
  • 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 —...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension L933r - Standard Ship Configuration Specs?

    I'm looking for some particular Specs for the Standard configuration L933r Desktops that Dell used to ship out several years ago. (I could not find this anywhere on dell.com). I am Not technical at all, so am wondering whether anyone possibly fill in some or all of the specific question marks...
  • Forum Thread: New CPU for my OptiPlex GX270

    Hi! I currently own a OptiPlex GX270. I don't want to buy a new computer, so I decided to get a new CPU, Graphics Card, and a Hard drive The problem is that I don't know which CPU, Graphics card and Harddrive is Compatible with my motherboard (computer)! My specs are: OS: Microsoft...
  • Forum Thread: help upgrade cpu xps 710

    i have a xps 710 with an e6600 intel core 2 duo @2.4 ghz, i have a gtx 460 currently in my computer, what would be be the best processor to get? don't know if this helps but, mother board: Manufacturer Dell Inc. Model 0UY253 Chipset Vendor NVIDIA Chipset Model nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Chipset...
  • 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: Dell Inspiron 430 Yellow Light Error

    Hi, i have installed a zotac 1GB graphics card what powers off my power supply. Which is a 350w power supply. My computer was running fine until i fitted this graphics card. Now my computer does not work it shows a yellow light on the front, I put my old graphics card in and my computer still does not...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 690 and gaming?

    Hi, so I've been searching for ways to turn my dell 690 into a gaming computer I have yet to see anyone do it I am very new with computers but i do know basics and most components. Please help me on how to go about this and how to even begin my limit is about $500. Yes I am a noob
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 660S – Can upgrade the Video Card to NVidia GT660 improve font clarity?

    Hello sir, I have recently bought my dell inspiron 660s desktop. It has NVIDIA gt 620 1 gb graphics card. But this graphics card is not sufficient for me to play games like Crysis. So i need to update my graphics card. But i came to know that only graphics card of low profile can be used. Can you...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 755 SFF Fan & cooling AND Video Card solutions

    I have seen a few people wonder what Video Card will go in a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF and the next thing comes up is cooling. Well: 1. I installed an ATI Radeon 6670 low profile video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161397 The card works but has that dual fan setup. Issue...
  • 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 Thread: inspiron 531s upgrade

    can someone please give me a link to get the fastest brisbane amd athlon 6000+ 3,0ghz that is compatible to the inspiron 531s. andi would also like to know the highest watt power supply topower this cpu. i would like links to heatsinks that work the best. and i need all these for my dell inspiron...
  • Forum Thread: So close to finishing my Inspiron 570 build, but need Graphics Card help...

    I've been working on my 570 X2 270 since it first arrived- it quickly snowballed from a RAM upgrade to a full-fledged project to occupy my spare time. I've since added the following: AMD Athlon II X3 455 CPU Artic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Dynatron P985 Heatsink CoolerMaster Extreme Power...
  • 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 Thread: Please Help: XPS 720 Overheating Problems, etc.

    Dell Community, I have owned a Dell XPS 720 H2C for the past few years now and just recently I am starting to encounter various errors with the video cards (Dual NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GTX). When playing games like World of Warcraft, the game would force close, and I would get the error message "Display...
  • Forum Thread: What newer processors and graphics cards does the Dell XPS 430 motherboard support

    So currently I have this system: Case: Dell XPS 430 Barebone black Motherboard: Dell XPS 430 CPU: Intel core 2 quad 8400 @ 2.66GHz GPU: Inno 3D GeForce GTX 460 1GB RAM: 8GB And I was wondering can I replace the CPU and Graphics card with something like a Core i5/i7 and a GTX 560-580...
  • 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: Issues with sound, video and games when cpu busy

    Hi. I bought an Inspiron One 2320 computer 4 days ago and i have some issues with the sound, video and games when cpu is busy. For example, i'm listening to music and suddenly the sound gets distorted for a second or so. And what i noticed is that this always coincides with a spike in cpu activity...
  • 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...