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  • Forum Thread: Best passive video for a E521 for HTPC ?

    Hi, I have a Dell Dimansion E521, (Athlon 64 X2 5000+) , 3Gig RAM bought in 03/2007 I still use the onbard video card and would like to change the video card in order to use my computer for HTPC (Home thater PC) mainly for looking DVD, TV. I will hook it to a HDTV (1080p) So what is the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Nvidia GPU upgrade to Studio XPS 435MT?

    If it draws less than 150W the 435MT should support it with no problem. You've got the 6 pin connector in there already and everything.
  • Forum Thread: 50+ ft VGA cable issues

    Hello, I am trying to setup projectors in 24 classrooms. Half of the computers are new Dell Optiplex 380s with Windows 7 32bit and the other half are older Lenovos with Windows XP. I purchased and installed EVGA 8400 gs video cards on each computer. The Lenovos running Windows XP have no trouble working...
  • Forum Thread: video card upgrade

    HI, I have been looking around for a new video card for dell dimension 8400 desktop. I recently asked about an EVGA 9500, but discovered that it has some problems with its cooling fan. Unfortunately, I don't know much about these things so I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this card will...
  • Forum Thread: Driver not responding

    Hello, I have XPS 720 and my old graphics card (8800 gtx) has died recently and I got a replacement card gtx 285 from dell. However I noticed that when I play a game my drivers randomly crash. This happens in world of warcraft only. The game is freezing for about a minute randomly when there is a...
  • Forum Thread: How to Connect a TV to a Dell Dimension 4600

    I have a Dell Dimension 4600 it has the following connections: S-video center/LFE connector(marked in yellow) surround connector(marked in black), line-out connector(marked in green), and a line in connector(marked in blue). Currently the line-out connector...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension E521 - Video Display Problems

    I have a client that has an E521 that was displaying DOA behavior last week. After performing a cursory check on the system (no boot, no power, no indicator leds) I checked online and they were under warranty. I gave the client the information to contact support (they had next business day on site support...
  • Forum Thread: HDMI causes freezing?

    A curious thing has happened. I have a Dell Studio 540. I hooked up my monitor via HDMI cable, and everything looked fine. When I 'wake up' the screen from powersaving mode/screensaver the screen is frozen for several minutes. The mouse can move freely but nothing responds to keyboard or mouse...
  • Forum Thread: Conflicting numbers for 8500 and video cards

    How is it that the XPS 8500 comes with a 460 watt psu and the 7770 card is rated for a minimum of a 500 watt psu? Dell doesn't show a different psu that can be included. Also, any details or real world benchmarks on the 7570? What's better, 7770 or GTX 560 se? One last thing, overclocking...
  • Forum Thread: please help me about Can I use 8800gts 512 display adapter in precision 390 ?

    I bought a 8800 gts 512 and installed in precision 390 ,but can't display anything in my monitor. please help me precision 390 can supper 8800 gts 512 display adapter ? Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Geforce 9800 GTX PCIE2 512MB install on XPS GEN 4

    I recently purchased the Nvidia 9800 GTX card as an upgrade from the 6800 that is currently installled in my XPS Gen 4. I followed the install instructions that came with the card and connected the 1x6 power cord that is required. I closed the case and powered on the computer. The cpu fan came on at...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dimension 3000 monitor is blank

    I just had the same problem on two opti 755s in my office. I updated the bios, video drivers, and installed the intel matrix SM app (raid was recovering and need to monitor status because the computer was running slow due to recovery.) Seems to have stablized, but I have to check back with the users...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Cannot Display Video Mode" - anyone seen this error before??

    I had the same error message tonight "cannot display this video mode" and was able to resolve the problem. I have a older dell monitor and a new Lenovo H430 desktop. I first contacted Lenovo support as the PC is only about a month old and is still under warranty. They tried several things which...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Video display issues with NEW Studio Desktop

    No VGA ? I may have a dud on arrival: there is no video signal from either of the blue VGA connectors. The computer goes acoustically through a standard boot but monitor remains black with LED pink i.e. no signal. As my new DVI monitor is on the way, any advice from you guys in the meantime? Is...
  • Forum Thread: Error code 5300:0119

    I hope someone can help, I have run a diagnostics from the Utility partition and this is one of the codes that comes up. I understand it is something to do with the video memory. I have a Dimension 5150 with a 256Mb ATI Radeon graphics card. I don't know if this is referring to the memory onboard...
  • Forum Thread: 480 GTX sli option??? where is it?

    im almost ready to order the Alienware Aurora ALX but where the option for duel 480 gtx?? is it not avable ?? or can i order sepretly and at what cost? I know these cards do run hot is it a cooloing problem for the Alienware Aurora ALX ?? i would like a few answers b4 i place an order, as dell sales...
  • Forum Thread: (Solution) 2 ATI Radeon 3870 HD in CrossfireX, Windows Vista 32, XPS 630i

    ive had to do this twice now in the last few weeks. success on both times. i have the original drivers saved for future mishaps. here is what i do for this. i have an xps630i, windows vista 32bit with two(2) HD3870 in crossfireX (not hd3870 X2, this was my problem for a wile. not knowing that X2 was...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Zino using VGA and HDMI at the same time. Is it possible?

    Im thinking fo buying the zino but i need to know if i can work in my computer-s desktop while i display images and sound to my hdtv. Is it possible to use both, vGA and HDMI at the same time or is it the same issue as with the studio hibrid?
  • Forum Reply: Re: issue: atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered

    I also get the ATi Video stopped responding message but I don't have to be using it for it to hit! I can walk maway and leave it and it may do it. So I tried their Updated Video driver was twice as bad and gave a error message upon boot upI hate ATi video. I was in a hurry when I bought this XPS...
  • Forum Thread: XPS M1730 8800M GTX SLI - Endless lies and delays

    As a long time Dell user of almost a decade, I am completely disgusted with Dell's 'premium' support. At time of writing this issue has been going on for almost 7 weeks now, and Dell have refused to help, even when informed that other users are getting help on this issue, many of which have...
  • Forum Thread: 2.0 pcie video card with 1.0a slot ???

    My old XP box died and I needed something quick ( and cheap ) to get me up and running. I am in the middle of moving and don't want to spend money on a system right now. This box is on the job site, using it to do house design ( and some videos at night). I bought a used Inspiron 530. Dual...
  • Forum Thread: Video Issues

    Hello, I have a Dell Dimension L566cx which has Windows 2000 and I currently have a video issue and it detected no 3D Hardware when I went into the RealOne Arcade player and read the meet requirement before playing games. And when I changed to True Color mode in the Display Options, it has 256 Colors...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 740X - No Video and can't uninstall current adapter

    Hello, We have four Optiplex 740X desktops. Recently two of them almost simultaneously lost all video output. We don't even see the Dell logo on boot up. Nothing. In every other way the computers appear to be working normally. I verified this by logging on to both of them via remote desktop. I...
  • Forum Thread: Admin Passord

    I recently replaced my hd and reinstalled all cd's. My system craches after I watch video's. I have done everything except update bio's. I have tryed to install but it ask for admin password. I have just hit entered and it says invalided. I have even tryed dell with no luck. I have a xps...
  • Forum Thread: hd 4670 in a c521

    Hello i bought a hd 4670 card for my c521. my question is this, will it work in my computer if i have the case cover off (since its not low profile). The psu is only 280 so i bought this psu that i will mount externally (since it wont fit in the slimline case), will the psu work in a c521? here is...