A series of business-oriented desktop computers made by Dell. OptiPlex desktops typically use Intel processors and often include business-grade security and management features.

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Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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Upgrading RAM in Dell Optiplex 380 [closed]

I've Dell optiplex 380 machine and I've 32bit Windows 7 ultimate OS on it with DDR3 2*2GB RAM on it. I want to upgrade my machine to use 8GB RAM with 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS and want to install ...
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Three native monitors on Dell OptiPlex 9010

http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/optiplex-9010/pd says: Configure your workspace the way you want it with support for up to three native monitors via DP/DP/VGA ports. So I ordered one, and have ...
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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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Firefox is extremely slow and sometimes crashes with new video card(s)

Windows 7 x64, Dell Optiplex 990, 3 Dell monitors, everything else stock. Two monitors are running off of the built in VGA and Display Port. I originally installed a Geforce 6200 to get the third ...
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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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Dell optiplex 790, graphics not working on Win7 64-bit

I work on Dell optiplex 790 that has two graphics cards: embedded Intel (with VGA output) and 'normal' ATI Radeon (with DVI output). Unfortunately only the first one works. Although both cables (DVI ...
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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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iPad USB Charging Utility for Dell Optiplex

As you probably know already, an iPad requires a certain power on USB port to be charged from. Thus, some motherboard manufacturers (such as ASUS, Gigabyte etc) had released a special driver that ...
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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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No desktop effects in Ubuntu 10.10 with (Optiplex 755) intel Q35

I work on a optiplex 755 with a intel Q35 graphics card. After installing Ubuntu 10.10 (was running XP before that) I could not enable any desktop effects. I have enabled the package sources and ...
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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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Windows 7 PC crashes after being locked a few minutes

I have a problem with an Optiplex 755 PC running (32-bit) Windows 7 Professional. I just installed the operating system last week, and ever since, it seems to crash when I lock the screen. It ...
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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). ...
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Java graphics problem with Intel Q965/Q963 Express chipset

The setup is this: A Dell Optiplex 745 with an onboard Q965/Q963 Express chip and dual monitors. Using this driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\igxpmp32.sys (6.14.10.4642, 1.05 MB (1,095,968 Bytes), ...
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Dell optiplex 960 reboots but should sleep

I have Dell Optiplex 960 with Vista Business 64-bit. Everyday after work I'm clicking "shut down" button which puts my machine into hybrid-sleep mode. It works great, but once a week just before ...