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  • Forum Thread: Trying to salvage an old Dell Dimension 4600i Series

    My family has had this old Dell for a while and I recently wanted to see if I could fix it and hopefully copy some old family photos. However, I know nothing about what happened to it, or how to fix it. Below is an image of the error that I got upon booting it up after a long time As far as I know...
  • Forum Thread: Dual boot Dimension 4600 boot issues

    I have a dual boot xp pro and xp home but for some reason the boot sequence in BIOS A12 doesn't contain the proper boot disk. And then when I do boot, I can't get into XP Home, only XP Pro. In bios my Boot sequence:1. hard-disk drive C :2;diskette drive3.IDE-CD-ROM device When I boot I get...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 2400 Blue Screen Of Death Error

    Hello all, I recently made an effort to get my Dell Dimension 2400 back up and running. I stopped using it because I upgraded computers. But now I have a use for it. However I installed a new hard drive in it and started installing windows XP Home edition, In which I only loaded up so far in to setup...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Replacing a noisy Dimension 4600

    The fan isn't proprietary and AFAIK the 4600 is pretty quiet unless the fan is worn, the CPU is stressed, or the machine is running in hot surroundings. I haven't tried, but it may be possible to swap in a Socket 478 heatsink mounting bracket and standard CPU heatsink. If that is possible,...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 4600 Startup issues

    I have a Dell Dimension 4600, recently when I boot the computer it beeps non stop short beeps I cant tell how many as there doesn't seem to be a break between beeps. At the time of the beeping the screen is loaded to boot up with the bar complete 3/4 of the way. I can hit f12 for boot menu and then...
  • Wiki Page: Boost up memory for 4600

    Proceeding to boost up the default 512 MB RAM first looked up at Kingstons site. Possible up to 4G, either 333mhz or 400. On Dells site, only the version 400 is available. Didn't see that before shopping at Kingstons. So I clicked in 4 x 1G JTD4550. From then on nothing but blue screens. The question...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4600 adi 198x integrated sound card won't work after Win 7 32-bet install from XP

    Hi, before I installed Win 7 over XP on my Dimension 4600 I called Dell tech support and they told me that my ADI 198x Integrated sound card was compatible with Win 7. I hope that is true but I have not found a way to make it work. I have been trying to get sound for the past several hours with no luck...
  • Forum Thread: RE: COMPUTER RUNNING VERY SLOW

    I need some advice on how to clean up my computer and what is out there to help me in doing this. I have a Dimension 4600 with Windows XP SP3 and Internet Explorer 7. My Internet is very slow. It also takes forever to boot up after turning on or rebooting the computer. I have seen many different fixes...
  • Forum Thread: Conflict with Soundmax integrated audio and Vista

    I have a Dimension 4600 purchased in 2003 with Soundmax integrated audio. I upgraded the OS from XP to Vista and now most of the features of the Soundmax are gone. The only sliders on the mixer panel are Speakers and Windows Sounds. I have sound from only the left channel. Any stereo signal input to...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension Sound for 4600

    I recently reformatted and reloaded xp. Everything is fine except I have no sound. Under "Sounds and Audio devices Properties" it says I have "no audio device" According to the devise manager all my drivers are installed and working. Any suggestions? I have the driver cd and have...
  • Forum Thread: reinstall audio driver

    hi, i have been struggling with my desktop Dell Dimension 4600. The Kernel wave audio mixer device was not working, so i uninstalled it. I don't know what to download and how to reinstall the kernel wave audio mixer. What do i have to do, and how do get my sound to work again. THANK YOU for repl...
  • Forum Thread: Microphone Jack not working on Dell Dimension 4600.

    My mic works fine on other computers, but on this one it refuses to work. It is also windows xp, so no vista or 7 answers please. It is in the proper jack, but i can't get it to record. I've tried audacity and sound recorder, neither of them detect it.
  • Forum Reply: Re: Max memory in a Dimension 2400

    hi, I just upgraded my 2400 to 2 gigs of ram today and gave it a good blast with some compressed air. Its running great. I also have a 4600 which i am going to install a DVI port on and upgrade to 4 gigs of ram. since these computers are basically the same can i upgrade to windows 7 i have the discs...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 4600 CPU

    I was handed a hand me down and was wondering if anyone knows how high of a cpu this mobo can hold. Right now it has an Intel Pentium 4- 2.6 GHz single core. I think. Can it handle a multiple core and a higher GHz processor? any help will be appreciated thanks Mike.
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4600 WinXP Home Reformatting Question/Issue

    I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP Home OS. I've had this computer going on 7 years now, and have yet to reformat. As could be imagined I have started seeing a significant decline in performance, so I've decided that it'd be best to reformat my drive and start fresh. I've already...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Help with Dimension 4600 graphics card upgrade

    I want to share that I got 2 Radeon HD 4650 AGP (x8) 1 GB DDR2 cards working in our Dell Dimension 4600i computers. I wanted new AGP video/graphics cards for my kids’ Dell 4600i P4 computers running XP SP3. For every person that reports a problem, there are far less that reports success,...
  • Forum Thread: previous fan failure notice on boot

    Every time I boot my system, I get a message stating previous fan failure, and I have to push f1 to continue boot. Whats wrong, and what do I have to do to fix it? Be detailed, as I am not computer savy. I have a dell xp professional, and i still have xp loaded on it. Thank you!
  • Forum Thread: BSOD Everytime i insert a dvd to be burned

    hello i have been having allot of problems everytime i eject the dvd tray put a blank dvd in to burn something I get the BSOD its 0X8E SOMTHING LIKE THAT It dont say anything specific just the numbers then it starts a dump of phisical memory which takes forever to finish. has anybody seen or experienced...
  • Forum Thread: Help with Dimension 4600 graphics card upgrade

    I'm trying to upgrade my PC's graphics card from an Nvidia 5200 128mb to a 256mb or 512mb. I'm unsure as to what my motherboard's limitations are and whether I should look for an AGP or PCI card. I'm not very familiar with the difference between the two, though my current card is...
  • Forum Thread: 500 W powersupply for dell dimension 4600

    I have added new non-dell parts to my dimension 4600 (with separate video card). And I need a new power supply that is 500 w or better. Any recomendations? I heard dell motherboards are not always compatible with conventional power supplys.
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Dimension 4600i mini-tower hardware issues

    JackShack, Thank you for your reply. As for the Intel chipset, I had a Gateway ELP 500L-2 mini-tower that ultimately died. Problem was, the chipset was found blued-out when the heat-sink was removed for inspection, so a possible reason for burning out three psu's (original and replacement,...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4600 CD-ROM not recognized

    CD-ROM does not show up in BIOS, device manager or my computer. Tried several options. Computer is 100% stock with onboard video, 40GB HD, 512MB RAM, Pentium 4 2.66 GHz. BIOS is A10. 1) Plugged in IDE cable from working computer. 2) Plugged in CD-ROM from working computer. 3) BIOS does not detect...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4600 - big fail - HDD-

    here's one... Virus killed the HDD and maybe the CD and CD-DVD drivers. In any case, none of these is bootable. The HDD spins-up and is visible but a system file was compromised - so no boot. I have made a bootable USB/flash drive which acts as the C-drive. But this isn't really useful...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4600i SATA Question

    I recently installed two new Western Digital WD800JB SATAII hard drives and installed a copy of XP Pro that I had slipstreamed with SP3 and SATA drivers. Everything works okay. In the BIOS, my drives are detected as SATA drives and so on. But in Windows, they're running in compatibility...
  • Forum Thread: I have a dell demention 4600 i need help up grading it

    so i have a dell demention 4600 it has everything it comes with but its really slow i wanna no what to buy for it to make it faster upgrades that are cheap i now i nned some ram just simple things. I would also like to no if i can make it a gameing computer somehow do i need a new mother board idk...