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New Processor Orange Light Of Death

I just bought a Quad Core Processor to replace my Dual core. I just got my package and I put it in to test it and then was going to take it out cause I don't have any usable Thermal Paste right now. ...
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Windows 7 freezes when all DIMMs are full

I have an old Dell Dimension C521 (0HY175 mobo) which I've upgraded as a budget family PC (homework/bit of gaming on older games etc - I already have a couple of consoles for later games and I have an ...
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Ethernet port has no power when ATX12V1 power connector is plugged in

I have an old Dell Intel Connolly: E187242 motherboard that had the power supply go out. After ordering a new one and plugging everything into the correct ports, my NIC does not light up or getting ...
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Reset Bios now onboard ethernet is detected but can't connect

The other day I reset the bios on my Dell Dimension e310 and installed windows 7 on it right after. This computer is mainly just for me to play around on so I've been installing a lot of OSs on it ...
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Burning Lubuntu to Dell PC

I have an old Dell PC Dimension 8200 that I'm trying to install Lubuntu on. I'm burning the ISO image on a Mac 10.6 using Disk Utility, but when I try to boot it on the Dell, it doesn't recognize the ...
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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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Lines appearing on Screen… Trying to figure out why

I've got an older Dell Desktop Dimension 9200 running Windows 7. A few months ago, I started getting lines appearing on the monitor... they would appear when opening up a new window and would move ...
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Old Dell Dimension 8200 running windows XP

Hi everyone I am running Windows XP on an old Dell Dimension 8200 and I made a bootable version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a flash drive however when i'm in the bios there is no option to boot from usb. ...
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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 PC in question is a Dell Dimension 3000 Series with an Intel Pentium ...
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Dell Dimensions 4100, unable to boot into Windows

I'm having some trouble trying to get an old system of mine up and running again. A bit of information about it: Running Windows XP; Two Hard Disks (Both working fine, was able to access files on ...
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Windows 8 Fails to install with corrupted graphics

I am trying to install Windows 8 Pro Upgrade via the download method on an older PC (07-08). It is a Dell Dimension E521 but it has been upgraded with a 3.0 Ghz Dual Core AMD Processor, 120 GB SSD, ...
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Dell Dimension 47000 - Will not boot up

I have an old Dell Dimension 47000 that will not boot up. When I push the button to turn the machine on it begins the start up process but, after a few minutes of trying to boot up, it eventually ...
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Switching power supply from 115V to 230V and back again allows PC to boot--why?

I support a refurbished Dell Dimension 3000 PC (c. 2004) which occasionally will not boot: no POST or video signal, but the fans will begin blowing and an LED on the mainboard lights up. I believe the ...
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How to recover data from Dell dimension 9150 RAID 0 on another system?

I have a Dell Dimension 9150 which has failed. I'm trying to recover the data. It had two SATA 250GB drives in RAID 0 configuration. I'm trying to use a shuttle PC running Windows7 to recover the ...
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What is the most minimal setup I can use to run VirtualBox?

I have an older Dell C521 computer with a decent processor and 8GB of memory. I no longer use the machine but would like to have it available for testing operating systems using VirtualBox. When ...
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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 audio driver for Windows 7

Recently I installed Windows 7 on my old Dell Dimension 4600 PC. I got video drivers but still cannot find an audio driver. Can anyone advise me where I can find a suitable driver?
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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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How can I determine whether a SSD is compatible in my Dell?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with a manufacture date of 2008 August 12. It's a quad core 2 with windows vista. Anyway I want to add a SSD to it. How do I know what SSD is compatible with my ...
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Diagnosing hardware interrupt process usage proble

I've got a 5 year old Dell Dimension running WinXP SP3 that's really chugging along - Process Hacker (and Windows Task Manager) both report abnormally high Interrupt CPU usage. This ranges from 10-70%...
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Dell Dimension 5100, Faulty PSU, replacing it with generic brand

The power button on my Dell Dimension 5100 started flashing yellow a couple of days ago. Upon further investigation I opened the computer and found a AUX PWR led glowing in yellow. I'm taking a chance ...
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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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Are these three brand new sticks of RAM really dead?

I'm working on a Dell Dimension 4700 desktop for a friend. It came with 512MB of DDR2 RAM (two sticks of 256MB). One morning, it started blue screening on startup with no helpful error messages. It ...
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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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Impossible do find motherboard drivers to Dell Dimension 3000

I recently formatet and reinstalled XP on my girlfriends computer. Ive had this computer since 2001, never formatet it, until now =) Anyway the problem is that i cant find any drivers for the ...
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Unable to boot from CD: CODE 4

I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 from a Dell green CD. I am installing it on a Dell Dimension 4100. I used 2 CDROMs, no luck, still get the error message: CDBOOT: Unable to boot from CDROM: Code ...
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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 ...
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Dell Dimension 2400 problem

I have a new problem with a Dell Dimension 2400 PC. Until yesterday or the day before, it was working fine, but today when I press the power button the light on the power button turns yellow instead ...
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Suggestions for troubleshooting intermittent power failures <DELL Dimension Desktop>

I have an aging Dell Dimension 4700 (Windows XP SP3) that reports a Dell 0M3918 motherboard with a Prescot Pentium 4 (2.8GHz) CPU. After several power outages, the machine is not stable. It will run ...
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Dell 926 printer keeps machine from booting

I've discovered that a Dell 926 printer, keeps my mom's Dimension 4200 from booting. If the printer is plugged in via USB, then the machine will not even post. As soon as I unplug the printer, the ...
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Ram capacity of my computer

2 years ago I bought a Dell Dimension 9200 desktop computer as a high end gaming computer (at least, back then it was a top of the line computer). The computer was ordered with 4GB of RAM, but came in ...