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  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 GPU/Motherboard upgrade?

    Hello all, I have an XPS 8300 desktop from 2011 and recently I decided to upgrade its GPU, as its original Radeon HD 5670 1GB was getting a little too slow. So, I purchased a Radeon R7 260x and a new 550W PSU to handle it. After installation, and lots of trying different solutions, I found that the...
  • Forum Thread: Replacing my XPS 8300 hard drive

    Howdy, My main hard drive (the one with the system on it, of course) on my XPS 8300 is dying and I want to replace it. I've purchased a new 3 TB drive but my issue is that while I do have a backup (made with the Dell Back Up and Recovery Premium), I can't seem to be able to figure out exactly...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8300 motherboard change

    Hello, I own a Dell XPS 8300 since 2011. Unfortunately my printer destroyed my motherboard with a electric shock. Can I put a other microATX motherboard in my PC? I heard that a few people had problems with Windows 7, because it only works with the Dell OEM motherboard, but other wise I heard that...
  • Forum Thread: dell xps 710 project

    I own a dead dell xps 710 (motherboard dead) so I am planing to rebuild it. But I read that I can re-build it as a xps 720, is that possible. ? But if you compare 710 motherboard and 720 is there any difference in quality. ?
  • Forum Thread: XPS 730 New Graphics Card

    I'm just replacing / upgrading my graphics card, the original is a Nvidia the new one is a PNY with NVidia chipset, I purchased it from Dell as they claim it is XPS 730 compatible. Without thinking I installed it then, before booting, I suddenly realized that that I still have all the old drivers...
  • Forum Thread: Studio XPS 8100. Graphics card upgrade to Nvidia GTX 650 or GTX 750

    Hi, I have a studio XPs 8100 with a Radeon 5770 (1GB) Graphics card. Though it was a good card when I had bought the system, I am thinking of upgrading the card to a Nvidia GTX 650 (4GB) or a GTX 750 2GB card. Apart from buying a new 600 or 700 W power unit, is there anything that I should be aware...
  • Forum Thread: Vintage (2004) XPS Gen 3: CPU0 Temperature Out of Range in DMI log, followed by shutdown

    Hello, I've had my XPS Gen 3 running the SETI client for a few years & the cooling system is finally giving out. The system will stay up if idling, but if the CPU is pegged, it will shut down & the front LED will glow an amber color. The following event shows up in the BIOS log: CPU0 Temperature...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 730 Bios and upgrading of computer

    Hi Everyone, I am upgrading my XPS 730 (2008) following an HD failure, by installing more RAM, windows 7 64bit. and an upgraded video card. I have read online that I may need to flash the bios for the new ram to work, I have never flashed the bios on my computer before because I always worry that...
  • Forum Thread: xps all in one 27

    i accidentally switched my bios to ATA and saved now my computer freezes in post. no F2 stows on boot and when the F12 shows and i enter it goes away and the computer freezes with dell logo. I also have a cd in the drive that i cannot eject because it wont recognize my touch so i cannot insert my windows...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8700 CPU overclocking failure and weird restarts

    I have a six month old XPS 8700 desktop bought in Feb 2014 that came with an I7-4770 3.4ghz cpu. So I recently upgraded to the i7-4790 4.0ghz Haswell and some strange things have started happening. 1. Sometimes when I press the power button to turn on, the power light will turn white for a few seconds...
  • Forum Thread: Will my dell xps 8300 work with the IntelĀ® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

    Hey, so I've known Dell gypped its xps 8300 customers for a while in terms of network adapter: equipping an N adapter that only works with 2.4 GHz WITHOUT any specification that this was the case. Anyway, I'm ripping out that *** 1501 card and want to replace it with Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8700 Mother board question Re/MSATA slot

    Do all configurations of xps 8700 systems have motherboards with a slot for a xsata card? I have an system that I purchased from Dell outlet and want to have the msata board available when the system arrives so I can install the OS on the xsata drive instead of on the Sata hard drive.I can't tell...
  • Forum Thread: Unable to Install Windows 8.1 on Dell XPS 8500 (Pictures Below)

    Hello, I've been having a lot of trouble installing Windows 8.1 onto my Windows 8 desktop. As said in the above subject, I have a Dell XPS 8500, purchased at the very end of 2012, with 1TB of Storage. I've looked at a lot of solutions but none have seriously worked, or have been a little too...
  • Forum Thread: I want to Reformat my dell xps8300

    So I've been reading through the forums and maybe I'm not as savvy as I once was with computers. I want to reformat my computer and I don't care about losing data. I believe my computer has a raid 0 running as my system properties tells me I have an array0 for my hard drive. I just wanted...
  • Forum Thread: Want to upgrade processor and ram XPS ONE 27 (2012 model)

    Hey I bought an entry level XPS ONE 27 in 2012, thinking the low end should be equivalent to my old iMac, not so much. But It hasn't bothered me too much, until now. It's too slow. How fast of a processor, and which processor can I upgrade to? And what ram should I use and what is the max...
  • Forum Thread: Replace Samsung 32 GB SSD with Samsung 840EVO 500 GB on XPS 8500

    I have a 2 year old XPS 8500 that now runs Windows 8.1 64 bit that came with a 2TB HDD (C drive) and a 32 GB SSD to speed up the C drive. I have since added a 2nd 2TB HDD. I want to replace the original 32 GB Samsung SSD that uses Intel Rapid Storage to speed up the HDD, with a new Samsung 840EVO 500GB...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 400 Stopped Working, Please Help!

    I have an ancient XPS 400 from 2006. Same computer as when purchased, except I upgraded the ram to 3.5 gigs, two years ago. Yesterday evening, my computer broke down. Couple hours before, my computer was working fine. I shut of the monitor, and did other stuff for a few hours, came back to my computer...
  • Forum Thread: XPS Window 8 getting driver power state failure

    Hello all. I would like to get help on a XPS with Window 8 getting driver power state failure. I have updated all my drivers and checked the "turn on fast startup under "change what the power buttons do". Both of these did nothing. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8500 HDD Upgrade to SSD

    Hello, I have a XPS 8500 desktop computer that came with a Msata 32 GB and 2 TB harddrive. The 2TB drive recently failed and I need to replace it. Is it possible to upgrade the HDD to a SSD for the operating system and then add an additional HDD for storage? I figure since I need to replace it I...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 730x AlienFX and TactX Keyboard Command Center conflict

    Hello everyone! I've had my XPS 730x for a long time now, I still like it and use it. My girlfriend recently gave me a AW TactX keyboard, and while I have managed to configure it, everytime my computer starts the "AlienFX for XPS" application conflicts with Command Center for the keyboard...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8700 with Hidden Partitions that are empty...

    I recently purchased my first Dell XPS 8700, which has the following drives that are empty, hidden, and have no letter drive: 1. EFI System Partition - 500 MB 2. OEM Partition - 40 MB 3. Recovery Partition - 490 MB 4. Recovery Partition - 7.90 GB Should they be full or at least a little used? I use...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 18 All-in-one Desktop Touchscreen Not Working

    Hello. My Dell XPS 18 All-in-one desktop touchscreen recently stopped working. This occurred shortly after installing the most recent Windows Update. Under my PC Info, the following is displayed, "No pen or touch input is available for this display." Additionally, when I run a Touchscreen...
  • Forum Thread: Studio XPS 8100 BIOS Problem - No Display

    Hi, I tried to run a BIOS update which failed and now when pc starts there is no display. I have removed the nvidia graphics card and plugged into dvi output but still no display. Is there any way i can prompt the bios to reset to factory without a screen?? Regards Chris
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 410 Hard Drive question

    I'm replacing my internal drive in my XPS 410. It's about 8 yrs old but still works. I'm looking for a 500gb drive and wanted to know what compatable drives I can use. I hear Seagate is one of the best. \http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-xps-410-desktop-computer-core-2-duo-e6600-2-40ghz...
  • Forum Thread: Xps 8300 motherboard...

    XPS 8300 wouldn't boot up. Replaced the power supply and still nothing. Now I'm wondering what are my motherboard replacement options. I think this has the P67 chip in it. It's a quad core i7-2600 all the motherboards I see now are for H77 chipsets. This wouldn't work right? Any...