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  • Forum Thread: Blinking Amber Light.

    I have a DIMENSION 9200. A while back I cleaned the both fans inside the computer as best I could, including the inside the internal power source, I took it apart in order to clean it thoroughly. Now my computer won't turn on and the power button flashes amber. I've tried un-plugging the power...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 8400 upgrading motherboard/CPU question

    hello, i am currently using a Dimension 8400 with a OU7077 dell motherboard 800mhz bus with a socket LGA775. since this motherboard uses a i925x chipset it cannot support a dual core processor (i am currently using a intel pentium 4 630, 2mb L2 cache, hyper-threaded) my question is could i upgrade...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision 670 will not power up, please help.

    Hello, my Dell Precision 670 won't power on. The power light on the front of the machine is solid yellow. None of the diagnostic lights are on. The system won't power up or make any noise when plugged in. Nothing happens when the power button is pressed. On the system board, only the suspend...
  • Forum Thread: Will QX6800 work on my Inspiron 530 desktop running a C2D 6550?

    I am considering purchasing an QX6800 chip as an upgrade to my current desktop system, and want to know if the new chip is compatible with my motherboard/bios. The 6550/mobo I have now uses 1333 FSB if that makes a difference.
  • Forum Reply: Re: Precision Workstation 390 processor upgrade in 2010

    Just in case anyone else wanders to this thread in the same way I did. LesserTX - I know I'm a little late here, but the answer is yes, it was to be expected. The Dell 0DN075 motherboard does NOT support the 'x8xxx' range of socket 775 processors. I learned this in the very same...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Installation of Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler for XPS8300

    I discovered the cpu socket frame cover is screwed with cpu fan base plate together on mortherboard which to cause cannot replace the base plate in order to install new cpu cooler's base plate. How to solve it......??
  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Thread: XPS Gen 5: How to Upgrade Motherboard and CPU (upgrade to 64-bit) for Video Editing

    I bought my XPS Gen 5 back in June 2005 and I'm looking to upgrade rather than buy a whole new system. What I'd like to do is be able to use more than the current 3GB max. of RAM and beef up my processing power to an Intel Core 2 Quad processor. I know that in order for my computer to support...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 2305 Upgrade

    I'm looking to upgrade my Inspiron 2305 All-in-One desktop before I sell it. I'm fully aware i can't upgrade the graphics so don't tell me that. I was wondering how fast of a processor I could put in it without any heat problems occurring. The current processor is an AMD Athlon II X2...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 8200 Motherboard "Upgrade"

    Hello I was wandering if it would be at all possible to replce the motherboard in my Dell Dimension 8200 to a Motherboard that can support a CPU like an Intel core 2 duo or a Quad Core Processor! If it is possible to replace the Motherboard Which 1 would give me a really good run for my Money one...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 - Ivy Bridge & RAM support

    I have been searching, and searching for a forum, post, comment... anything that confirms what is the maximum RAM supported in a Dell XPS 8300 and also whether Ivy Bridge CPUs are supported or not. I am yet to find anything conclusive (please share if you have), so, I have done the testing myself...
  • Forum Thread: dell e510 cpu question.

    hi i have a quick question about my dimension e510 cpu. i was just wondering if there is a way i can upgrade the cpu or do i have to get a new motherboard? i want a better cpu that can handle gaming better. any information is appreciated thanks http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell...
  • 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: 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: 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 Thread: dimension 2400 no startup!!

    Hi i have a dell dimension 2400. it died a while back and it has been in storage for almost a year. well i have decided to try and fix it. now i called dell support when the problem first happened. my computer suddenly died when i was upgrading versions i tell them which i was from xp home to pro. i...
  • Forum Thread: Which Processors Supported by the Dimension E520 Mobo?

    Hey, Could someone please tell me which cpus the Dimension E520 mobo supports (i got the computer in may 2007, telling u guys this just incase dell changed something). I want to upgrade from a Core 2 Duo E6400 to a Q6600 or an E6600 or something. Any help appreciated, thanks!!
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex GX270 New CPU, won't boot

    I have a dell optiplex gx270 SMT with a socket 478 P4 2.40 GHz processor. I decided to upgrade it and bought a P4 3.0 CPU installed it now the tower won't boot. I have a steady amber light with no beeps. It should be compatible with the motherboard. and my BIOS is up to date, version A07.
  • 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 Reply: Re: E510 Won't boot to windows XP

    Thereal-dbk4297 Hi Darrell, The 1 and 4 lights that you mention are not included in the diagnostics page for your system. Uh-oh This usually suggests a motherboard or CPU problem. Uh-oh But you can start by unplugging the system ... Check Unplug and reconnect every cable in the system. Check...
  • Forum Thread: will the i7 cpu work on the dell 0fm586 motherboard?

    hey, i have a dell inspiron 530 with an intel 2 core qaud cpu q6600 and im wanting an upgrade, my cpu is the dell 0fm586 and ive been looking around and everyones saying the i7 is the best cpu aroung for gaming and general computing, but i dont know if it will work with my motherboard, and 1 have any...
  • Forum Thread: GX620 MT motherboard upgrades?

    I would like to modify a GX620 MT to accept a better processor. My understanding is that a 745 motherboard, specifically a 0MM093, will work and support a Core 2 Duo. Is this correct? Is there anything better (support for Quad) available? Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: dell inspiron 531s processor upgrade

    can you plz give me a link to a power supply and a link for a AMD Athlon 64X2 Kit, 6000+, 3.0G, 2MX2, Dual Core, 89 Watt brisbane. i need help on finding a power supply for this processor. i need a processor and a power suplly compatible in an insiprion 531s PLZ HELPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Forum Reply: Re: g2 stepping cpu into g1 stepping board / am2 socket / e521

    Is processor stepping backwards compatible.? Same scenario to use as above, looking for answer. Is a G2 stepping board and processor able to use an older G1 processor and vice-versa.
  • 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...