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  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8300 Wireless Card selection

    I recently got an XPS 8300 desktop and I didn't know that it didn't come with a wireless card. In simple terms what is the difference between 1520 and 1501 Wireless cards? I need to get one and want to know why one is preferred or need above another.
  • Forum Thread: Help upgrading memory on XPS 400 over 4 GB

    I have a Dell XPS 400 desktop. Despite Dell's skepticism, I was able to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on my machine. Now, I would like to upgrade my memory to 6 GB. Has anyone done this? Or does anyone have any tips? I have two 2GB sticks and two 1GB sticks. The documentation says there's...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 570 randomly shuts down, Now won't turn off

    I noticed my I570 started back randomly shutting off a lot in March - April 2012. In May it got worst just shutting off on its own. Towards the End of May 30th 2012 it just shutdown, my monitor went into safe mode BUT the PC itself is still working or running I should say. I'm not sure whats wrong...
  • Forum Thread: How can I migrate the HDD with Win 7 to a new motherboard with all other hardware remaining the same.

    Motherboard died Part II: My question is, How can I migrate the HDD with Win 7 to a new motherboard with all other hardware remaining the same ? I did this once on another system using my own windows XP on a barebones system. It was easy, but I can't remember how I did it, and it was not on a...
  • 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: Precision T3400 With Win 7 64 bit keeps rebooting despite changing motherboard

    I have a Dell Precision T3400 running Windows 7 64bit with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor, 8gb memory, 3 hard drives totalling 2Gb, a 525W power unit, Geforce 9800 GT video card and Soundblaster XFi Music audio card. Its a basic workstation for my studies which i use to run virtual workstations...
  • Forum Reply: Re: BIOS download from DELL not the correct one? DELL VOSTRO 220s

    SOLVED! So today I took out another hard drive and tried to load Win XP 32bit; but kept getting the blue screen error message. Finally I solved this by looking in the BIOS and setting HDD to: ATA instead of AHCI which took all of 2hours to figure out ... O_O Then the XP insallation disk would load...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 Desktop clicking noise & constantly locking up, at least once a day

    Hello, I am also having the locking up problem. there is also a click noise that what I thought first might come from a hdd. but definately does not, after just ran with a ssd-disk. Then I got in touch with another interesting facts. I could discover these when inspecting my pc in depth: ...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading my Dell motherboard

    Hi I'm looking for some advice / tips on what sort of upgrades might be possible from my Dell motherboard, particularly if I want to update my cpu (the bios won't accept a more recent cpu). I have a Dimension 9150 (DXP051) P4 3.4GHz with a NVidia card, ethernet, Firewire, sound card and...
  • Forum Reply: Re: RAID adapters with Inspirion i620-1040??

    There is no reason to believe it should not if the BIOS works correctly. RAID cards with BIOS use the Int13h for booting and any PC BIOS should recognize this. I have a Dell 560 with AMI bios which is running a RocketRaid 2300 RAID1 for boot drive with no problem.
  • Forum Thread: Motherboard dead on Studio XPS...

    ..and we're going to be putting in a new board that is not the same as what came with the computer. Can I use my disks that came with my Dell (Windows 7 Pro 64bit) to reinstall, or am I going to have to get a new Windows 7 Disk for this computer?
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 Radeon 6770 HD Problems

    For some reason recently my screen wouldn't detect my computer. Plug the DVI cable into both DVI ports on the graphics card with no change. Then I plugged a VGA cable into my motherboard and boom I have visual. I went into the device manager to find that my display device is the intel on board card...
  • Forum Thread: DELL STUDIO 435MT

    I would like to possibly change my motherboard for one with SATA III so I could install a fast ssd drive also would like more ports for cooling fans (rather than just one). This would also allow me to change my case easier. My question is, does anyone know any motherboards that would be compatible...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 Boot up problems

    I have Windows 7 on my Inspiron 530. I've had the computer for years. I got the internet a few months ago, and am having problems ever since. My computer will shut off randomly and will not restart for days no matter how many times I un-plug it, and re plug it. The fans will run VERY loudly, and...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 620 Desktop Showing Amber Light

    Hello Everyone, I have a dell optiplex 620 machine. It was working fine 3 days back but yesterday when i turned it on it shows me amber light. I opened the side case and put out the memory (RAM) out then turned on the machine without memory. The machine has no sound as i know that if memory is not...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8500 Baremetal Win7 Install Fails

    Greetings. I have an XPS 8500 that up until this morning I was being tortured on a daily basis by running Win8. But after using Gparted from a bootable linux USB stick to format an external drive ext3 format my lovely PC would no longer boot. Operating System not found or one of those statements you...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 Intermittent Sound

    This has been a long, long on-going problem. It started as sound occasionally cutting out, but it worked 95% of the time and I never seemed to lose sound long enough to call support. Later the sound went out more and more until sometimes I didn't have sound for weeks. I swapped a different set...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8300

    Anyone having clock issues with a DELL XPS 8300? Seems like everyday my clock is off by hours. Just now it was an hour ahead, and the other day it was several hours ahead. This computer isn't hardly a month old. Already got network issues and clock issues.
  • Forum Thread: Not sure if it's hardware or software

    This one has me so frustrated. I apologize if I'm not posting in the correct forum, but honestly I'm not sure if it's hardware related or software related. I normally run a Dell Inspiron 530. I have 6 GB RAM and have upgraded the HDD and installed Windows 7 64 bit. That was a few months...
  • Forum Thread: DELL VOSTRO 430 High System Temp 104 C

    HI Guys, I bought this DELL VOSTRO 430 in June 2010. Problem 1: ************* I recently observed the system temperatures were pretty high. I used Speccy. Under Normal operation Speccy Reports: --------------------------------------------------------- Mother Board System Temp: 104...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron 530s startup issues

    I have a Dell Inspiron 530s slim desktop, hardware specs are as follows: 160 GB Samsung SATA hard drive. Toshiba Samsung DVD writer model TS-H635. also has a MSI N210 MDIG/D3 1 GB PCIe video card, low profile. Intel Celeron 1.60 GHz Processor. 350 Watt power supply. brand new, 2 1 GB RAM sticks, DDR2...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8100 [Windows 7] -- Loud Fan & Operating system Issues.

    Hello all, You've been quite helpful with some of the issues I've been having with my 4 year old Dell XPS 8100 running windows 7 -- I thank you, and I would appreciate further guidance. About a month ago, the OS was not recognizing the Blu-Ray Drive, so I executed a 'clean' boot...
  • Forum Thread: Thinking of Upgrading Motherboard for a Dell XPS 8100

    I currently have a 2-year old Dell XPS 8100, with an Intel i7 860 CPU at 2.80 GHz, 8GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, 64-bit Operating System, and running on Windows 7 Home Premium. The motherboard is a T568R. This desktop has chewed through two Hard Drives and on its third, which is starting to sound like...
  • Forum Thread: Question Regarding Replacement Dell XPS 8500

    About a month ago, I purchased a very nice Dell XPS 8500. For some reason though, this past month the computer has been falling apart. The hard drive started to make loud clicking noises, and the graphics card failed. After many replacement parts, Dell Support agreed to ship out a replacement XPS 8500...
  • 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...