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Is the Optiplex 980 desktop known to have any defects or reliability issues?

I am using a dell optiplex 980 desktop tower (there are several different towers, a mini tower, a desktop, and a small form factor) running windows 7 at work, and this is the second one I'm on. The ...
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Unable to install Graphic card on Optiplex 755

I need help in installing a new graphic card, My machine is Optiplex 755 with 4 GB ram 2.8GHz, 8 MB cache, Core 2 duo Processor. Recently I bought GIGABITE R7 250 Graphic card. Its power by ATI RADEON ...
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Full-size card in slim case?

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 (the slim one) and was thinking of upgrading the video card. I was interested in something like the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but because I have a slim case, this may not be ...
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Is there an easy way to check the memory?

Recently we had a couple machines in our office have problems with RAM. The initial symptoms vary but ultimately the computer fails to boot and the diagnostic lights indicate RAM failure. I've done ...
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Enabling wi-fi for an Optiplex 960?

The wired ethernet is working but I have problems turning on the wi-fi for some reason. Why can't I use the Wi-Fi network with this Dell Optiplex 960? I put in the correct password and the Wi-Fi ...
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64 bit Windows 7 and driver installation [duplicate]

I am planning to install the 64 bit version of Windows 7 OS and just wanted to confirm if the OS would install the drivers for my system automatically or I'll have to install them manually after the ...
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Update Optiplex gx520 bios

im trying to update the bios on an optiplex gx 520. Ive tried looking for instructions but im still confused. i downloaded the bios update from dells website. I currently cannot boot into windows to ...
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Auto vs Onboard/Card Dell Desktop

What is the difference between auto and onboard/card on the dell optiplex 960? The description is very lacking. As the name suggests for auto, if I do not have a video card inside, it will still use ...
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Dell Optiplex 9020 and 2560x1440 Monitors

I am buying a Dell Optiplex 9020 with this GPU: AMD Radeon™ HD 8570, 1GB DDR3, FH, 1 DP 1 DVI Will this support the native resolution of 2560x1440 via its DVI port? If not, will I be able to ...
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Slave a computer screen display through USB port

I usually slave my university computer displays by hooking up a vga cable from my laptop to the screen, but recently the uni has upgraded their PCs and the vga ports are hidden behind a locked port ...
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Master/slave PATA setup not recognized

I have two Seagate barracuda 7200.10 500 GB drives pulled from an old Lacie Big Disk Extreme. I have been using them both in a Dell Dimension 4600 in a master slave configuration, (one by default has ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex 745

I have 2x Dell Optiplex 745 machines, each with a slightly different spec. 1st machine Core 2 Duo @ 1.86 GHz 2 GB RAM 250GB HDD 2nd machine Pentium D @ 3.0 GHz 1 GB RAM 250GB HDD I have ...
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dell optiplex 755 power button flashing orange

i have a Dell Optiplex 755 when i turn it on i just get a flashing orange light from the power button. I know there is power going to the motherboard as there is an orange light that is on. i have ...
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Dell OptiPlex 755 Hex Code on BIOS Launch?

We have a Dell Optiplex 755 which is freezing at POST and displaying what appears to be a hexadecimal string in the top-left corner of the screen, like so: Any ideas on what is causing this?
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Upgrade OptiPlex 980 from GT330 to GT440?

I have an OptiPlex (Mini-Tower version) with these specs: Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 860 / 2.80GHz, 8M 8GB (4x2GB) NECC DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM Memory 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT330, 1 DP & 1 DVI, 1 DP-DVI ...
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Dell 790 Optiplex Windows XP

I am having difficulty installing Windows XP on a Dell 790 Optiplex. The version of Windows XP I have is a volume licensed version which has SP1 on it. When I boot from this CD, I get a blue screen ...
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Maximum amount of Memory for early 2010 Dell Optiplex 780

After looking up the capabilities of the Intel Q45 chipset (stating both 8 and 16GB) and the March 2010 Optiplex 780 datasheet (stating 16GB but not the necessary configuration for the desktop ...
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Clonezilla Live CD won't boot on Dell Optiplex 790

We have a dozen identical computers for a customer that need similar configurations. In order to do this, I planned on using Clonezilla to take an image of the first configured computer, then ...
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continuous hard disk access - slowing down my machine

I find from the hard disk access LED on the front of my machine that the hard disk is being accessed more often and probably because of that, my machine is quite slow. The machine becomes unresponsive ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 slow on a Dell Optiplex 360

My desktop is becoming very slow - even when the load as displayed by the w command is around 2 or so. I run eclipse, crashplan, dropbox, and some times matlab. Chrome is the browser used. I have 4GB ...
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GX280 SATA or SATA-III [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection? I have a GX280, and want to upgrade the harddrive. Can I use SATA-II and/or SATA-III harddrives with this ...
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Computer refresh - Are our IT consultants being honest with us? [closed]

I work as the "IT guy" for our business (60 users) by default as we generally outsourced IT previously, and I have a good handle on basic networking, security, support, etc. I've been given the task ...
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Optiplex 980 vs. Vostro 460? [closed]

I'm buying new PC's for a bunch of programmers; speed is important. I'm trying to decide between Optiplex 980 (core i5 650) and Vostro (some Sandy Bridge i3 or i5). The prices are similar, but the ...
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Graphics Card for Dell Optiplex 755

I am absolutely not up to date when it comes to hardware. I have this Dell Optiplex 755 that only has an onboard D-Sub output, but I want to use the machine to watch videos on a large Samsung LCD TV. ...
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Random freezing on Dell Optiplex 780

I ordered a batch of these for work (10 machines). Some of them got Windows 7 and the rest got Windows XP SP3. The ones that were loaded up with windows 7 are working fine but the ones that have Win ...
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Computer wakes itself few seconds after hibernation

This is the situation: this is a Dell Optiplex 755, I recently upgraded it to Windows 7 64-bit, it had Windows XP SP3 previously. on XP I never had a problem hibernating the PC, now with Windows 7 64 ...
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Dual Monitors on Optiplex 755

User has an Optiplex 755, it has onboard VGA. User wants dual monitor support. I have a small profile DVI extender and a large profile PCIe video card. The DVI extender does not fit in the riser ...
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Dell Optiplex 755 - serial port driver for windows 7 64bit

I have a dell optiplex 755 (tower), it was shipped originally with vista but was recently reinstalled using Windows 7, 64 bit. THe serial port driver, and something else called "PCI Simple ...
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Dual display from DisplayPort

I have a Dell Optiplex 780 with an Intel GMA 4500 onboard GPU It has one DiplayPort and one VGA connection. I can drive two monitors using the DP for one and the VGA for the other but the VGA output ...
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off-the-shelf HDD in Dell Optiplex 755 - Invalid Replacement - Press F1 when rebooting

I recently put an SSD into my work Optiplex 755. Since then, every time the system boots or reboots, I get prompted to hit F1 to continue with a message like HDD replacement is not valid The ...
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Why can't I physically access my machine after a remote session?

I have a Dell Optiplex 960 desktop running Windows 7 64-bit at work. I typically leave it locked rather than logged off when I go home, so that I'm able to remote in from home and continue working if ...
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Any way to adjust fan speed/noise on the Dell Optiplex 960?

My new Dell Optiplex 960 has a really loud fan. I hear that the 760 had some bad fans with the same problem. I've had no luck contacting dell via email or chat (I'll try calling them later this week). ...