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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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New M18x laptop, white screen shows up when booting

Today I was the happiest guy on earth for seven minutes. I unboxed my new Alienware M18x laptop and turned it on for the first time. Everything went well, except I noticed a flicker of a white screen ...
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What can I replace a Dell T5500 PSU with?

Is the PSU included with the T5500 ATX compatible? I am looking to make my recently purchased Dell T5500 more quiet. One of the loud annoying noises is coming from a PSU unit. Can I replace this PSU ...
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3rd monitor with Dell Precision 490

I am trying to go for a 3 monitor setup on my workstation, but need some information before I can invest in a new graphics card and 2 monitors. Would be glad to get some help here: I have a Dell ...
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Dell E1910: Is the diagonal measurement of the Viewable Area 19“ or 18.5”?

I am planning to buy the Dell E1910 monitor. The data in various reviews are misleading - Dell website says it is 19" but some other review sites say it is 18.5". What is the actual viewable area ...
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Dual Boot XP - Ubuntu 10.10 (XP Installed first). Boot Loader issue

I have an old Dell laptop ( Inspiron 2650 ) I am trying to dual Boot XP Pro and Ubuntu 10.10. Windows XP Boots fine as it stands and the 40 GB disk is currently partitioned as: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ...
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Cannot boot from USB at startup

Laptop: Dell XPS m1530 with A12 BIOS. I have USB EMULATION enabled in the BIOS. At startup, after pressing F12, USB is shown in the list, but I cant boot from it,, boot device gets automatically ...
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Difference between Dell monitors 3007wfp and 3008wfp

I have my eye on getting a 3007WFP-HC by Dell. I notice there is also a 3008WFP series available, but the price is almost double. I can't seem to find any redeeming quality of the 3008 over the 3007, ...
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Brand New Monitor Won't Get Input From Computer

I have an old Dell 2350. I found a HD a few months ago and plugged it in and it booted up. So I just purchased a monitor and plugged it in, and put the HD inside and connected the two connections (Bus,...
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Is a half height DVD drive for a minitower different than a half-height DVD drive for a desktop?

...Dell would have me think so, but I can't quite believe it. Can anyone explain to me the difference between the minitower drive and the desktop drive ? Or am I correct in thinking it's purely a ...
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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?
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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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Changing the primary monitor to be DVI on Mac

I have a Dell 2408WFP Monitor and a 15inch Macbook Pro (1440 x 900 max resolution). When I'm home, I would like to use only my Dell monitor (connected via DVI port), instead of having both Macbook ...
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One Xeon E5-2620 or two Xeon E5-2407 for simple virtualization tasks? [closed]

i'm configuring our first real server on Dell website and i don't know if i should choose one processor (2620) or two (2407). The server will run XenServer with 5 o 6 VMs (Debian and Windows) with ...
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External display set brightness with laptop

I have Dell U2415 connect to my laptop. On laptop I can manage brightnes with fn + arrow, but this work only on laptop. It show windows show But dell not react is there some application can do this?...
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laptop not connecting via docking station

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise - Service Pack1. I was previously able to connect my laptop to the LAN via a docking station. However, I can now connect to the LAN through the wire or connect ...
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Extracting Microsoft Office installer from Dell OEM CDs

I have a Dell desktop computer that comes pre-installed with Windows 7 and Office 2010. The Office 2010 installation somehow got corrupted and I need to reinstall it. Dell supplied me with 3 CD; ...
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Does the DELL U2713H support 2560 x 1440 over HDMI @ 60fps [closed]

I currently have a DELL U2713HM monitor with a Max resolution of 2560 x 1440. What DELL doesn't mention on their website is this resolution is only supported via DVI-DL and DisplayPort. The max ...
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Do Office 2013 OEMs allow for x64 installations?

Basically what the title says. At my company we order new computers with MS Office OEM pre-installations. As far as I know, there is no option during the installation to select the x64 version of any ...
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Dell 3110cn Printer doesn't have new mac drivers?

The company I work for recently purchased several new MacBooks for use around the office, but our Dell 3110cn printer doesn't seem to be compatible with them. It uses only a generic UNIX driver, so ...
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Two RAM modules with different Frequencies

I have a Dell laptop which I bought 3 years ago. its a First gen i7 and its absolutely working fine. Since i use softwares like Photoshop Illustrator and Dreamweaver. I want to upgrade the RAM. I ...
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Data Integrity with Desktop External HDD connected to daisy chained Dell Monitor USB hub

I have two Dell U2412M monitors, both of which have USB hubs built into them. I have one of those hubs connected to my MacBook Pro directly, and that hub has a webcam plugged into it. I want to ...
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New Dell UltraSharp monitor flickering

I recently bought a new Dell U2312HM LED monitor and connected it to my laptop via the VGA cable that came with it. I’ve also installed the drivers Now it’s flickering and the flickering becomes ...
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How to extend Dell Laptop Latitude E6410 screen to 2 external LCD monitors using a dock with 2 DVI ports?

I'm running Windows 7 enterprise. Two of my external LCD monitors are connected to my Latitude E6410 through the 2 DVI ports on the dock. However, I could only get 2 screens to display at the same ...
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Dell laptop wireless linux drivers (XPS l502x)

I have a new dell laptop, XPS L502X. I have tried to install Xubuntu 10.04 LTS 64Bit, which is the distro I love most. The problem is that it dosen't recognize my WireLess WiFi. I have tried Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7 ultimate OEM installation from Dell DVD which came with other Dell system?

I have many computers in my office from Dell. One of the computers is a Dell INSPIRON D531 which came with Vista installed. I have many other Dell laptops and desktops which came with Windows 7 ...
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Is there a difference between a generic part and a Dell part?

I was wondering if there would any difference between a generic intelligence pro1000 pci e NIC and a Dell branded one. Would the firmware be any different? Would the hardware it would work with be ...
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How to use the inbuilt 3G modem of my laptop?

I have a laptop - Dell Adamo Onyx. It's with Win7 (64bit). Yesterday I bought a Huawei E173 HSPA usb stick with a plan. All works fine, but how can I use the sim card directly from my laptop, without ...
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How to get dual monitors set up with ATI Radeon HD 4350 on a Dell Studio Slim?

Similar to this question except that this is a Dell Studio Slim, so the video card only has a DVI and HDMI port, no VGA port. Should I use a splitter on the DVI port? Or hook one monitor into DVI and ...
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Toshiba StorE Art External HDD Drive not recognized on Windows 7

I have a Toshiba StorE Art, 3.5” external drive and a Dell XPS l702X. The problem is I just got the laptop and now the HDD doesn’t get recognized on the machine. All my USB drivers are correctly ...
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Removing (bootable) Dell recovery partition

I've got a Dell laptop that comes pre-loaded with "Recovery" and "Utility" partitions - I know I'm not going to use for these partitions (and I am dual booting, so unless I remove at least one of ...
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Truecrypt volume header damaged after each reboot

I am currently setting up my new Dell XPS 15 notebook and created a truecrypt volume (partition) on my harddisk, the OS is preinstalled Win 7 Home Premium. After reboot, Truecrypt wants to auto mount ...
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Dell Latitude E6510 vs E6510 N series - What's the difference? [closed]

Okay guys, this is NOT a direct shopping question. I was wandering around because I need a new laptop. I've popped into this machine. Anyway: What's the difference? I found two models on a price ...
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need dell studio 1557 webcam driver

I need Dell Studio 1557 webcam driver.i can not find this driver in Dell Drivers and Downloads page.
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dell server display on laptop screen

I have a dell server and I am trying to configure it for the first time. It is running windows server 2003. I do not have a monitor screen. Can I use laptop screen to display dell server and set it up?...
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Is it usual for firmware to be only updatable in Windows?

http://www.ailis.de/~k/archives/36-Dell-firmware-problems-with-TSSTCorp-TS-L632D-DVD-drive.html I want to update the firmware described in this blog post, but the author of that post, who has a dual-...
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Dell v305w prints skewed lines via wifi, fine on cable

When I print via the USB cable on my Dell v305w (which is also a scanner), everything is perfectly fine. However, when I print via WiFi, typically three lines on the page are skewed. Note: ...
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Dell Studio 1537 display doesn't work anymore. Can anyone help?

I have a laptop from Dell, a Studio 1537, model PP33L which I bought a year and a week ago (so no more warranty!). Since yesterday, the screen isn't showing any image anymore. The light works (I can ...
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Dell Studio 15 battery performance?

How many hours of usage can I expect from the 6 and 9 cell batteries Dell offers with the Studio 15 (for general usage, like wifi browsing and some applications like word)? Also, if you own a ...
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Firewire audio dropouts Dell Vostro 3500

This question is actually answered, I'm putting it up here since other people might be running into this and it's ultra annoying. Hardware/software involved: RME Fireface 400 firewire audio ...
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Calibrating laptop Dell inspiron t4500 for more faithful colors

How do I calibrate my Dell laptop to have more faithful colors? I am editing a photo using Photoshop and my Dell Laptop, when I am editing I don't encounter any problems with the image or the color. ...
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What could be causing my PC's fan to intermittently whir for brief period of time?

I have a Dell XPS 400 PC running Windows 7. Every so often (45 minutes or so?), the fan will make a whirring noise. It is intense, but lasts about three seconds. I'm trying to figure out why this is ...
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Upgrade video card on Dell Inspiron e1505/6400 laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 laptop. I ordered it several years ago. It uses an onboard video chip. Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this laptop using an expansion card? I've ...
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Pesky audio popping on Dell laptop, even after replacing parts and reinstalling

I have a problem with audio popping on my Dell laptop. Audio has been the most affected. I bet other things have been as well, but it is harder to tell. It began a few months ago and I don't think ...
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intel HD graphics with integrated tv tuner

I have a new Dell laptop with Intel HD graphics and an integrated TV tuner. How can I use this TV tuner? Should I install third party software for using it or just configure something? I tried to ...
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How can I adapt a Dell 2001FP stand for use on newer Dell monitors?

I find myself really disappointed with how little vertical adjustment newer Dell LCD's have. I am retiring a malfunctioning Dell 2001FP. The stand on the 2001FP allows over 6 inches of vertical ...
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where can I find the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility

I'm having trouble finding the Dell Wireless utility.
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Dell Vostro built-in SD card reader missing

The computer does not seem do know that there is an SD card in the reader. The reader is showing up in Device Manager and I tested the SD card in another computer (it's fine). It's a Dell Vostro 1500 ...
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Dell Inspiron/Windows Vista sleep/hibernate issue

When I hit the sleep button in Windows the computer looks like it's going into Sleep mode but a few seconds later it's restarted, and stops with this error message: internal hard disk drive not ...
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Dell Inspiron 530 won't turn on after (presumed) windows update

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop PC, stock except for some extra RAM I had put in when I bought it. It is running Windows XP Pro. This morning I woke up to find it displaying the "Windows is shutting ...