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Corsair RAM not working in Dell Demension 8300

Okay, so I built myself a computer and gave my old Dell Demension 8300 to my brother. I kept the hard drives, and, when he went to buy a new one, he got some extra RAM (DDR). Not being very ...
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Dell Dimension V400 “OS not found”

I have an old Dell Dimension V400. When I boot it up, it says "Operating system not found" I want to get Windows 98 on it, but I don't know how. I have no idea what the specs are. I believe the hard ...
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Need to Restore my Dell Dimension 3000 Series to Factory Defaults

I must have an older Dell computer, because I can't seem to find a useful method of restoring the system to factory defaults. The CNTL+F11 doesn't work. The Control Panel, System, System Restore tab ...
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Factory Reset for Dell Dimension 1950

I have an old Dell Dimension 1950. I am trying to do a factory reset. I do not have original disks that came with it....my company was bad about keeping that stuff organized. I tried pressing F11 when ...
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Missing network drivers for Dell Dimension 4550

I just reinstalled Windows XP Home for a Dell PC, Dimension 4550. My problem is that I am unable to connect to the internet, even though the ethernet is connected and lit up. I checked my device ...
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PC3200 RAM in Older Computer?

I am inheriting a Dell Dimension 8200, but it needs RAM to get up and running. I have PC3200 sticks lying around, but I am not sure how to go about figuring out if the RAM is compatible, as RAM has ...
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Dell Dimension E521 PSU replacement

I've got a Dell Dimension E521 (tower) where the PSU fan has started making strange noises, so I need to replace the PSU. Can I put any PSU in there or does it need to be a Dell part? If possible, ...
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Repeat disk failure in Dell PC

I have an older Dell E520 that I've been using as a sort of development server. Over the last 6 months I've had two hard drives and 2 DVD drives fail in this box. Is this just really bad luck? Is ...
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Dell Dimension L866R: won't power up, no LEDs

It froze during work, which is not uncommon. I turned off the power to the power strip, waited a minute, then flipped switch back on. Fan motor runs, but no other sign of life. None of the 4 LEDs in ...
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Alternate motherboard in Dell case

Is it possible to use an ASUS P6T motherboard in a Dell Dimension 9100 case?
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How much current can I draw from the data pins of a parallel port?

I want to power something using the parallel port of on an old Dell Dimension 8200. How much current can be drawn from each of the 8 the data pins? I have pulled a maximum of 78mA/pin so far, but what ...
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Sound problem in my Desktop

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop, I am not able to hear any sound when any audio file is playing, I have checked the audio drivers and have downloaded the drivers from the dell site, Is this a ...