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Can I put a discrete GPU in my laptop?

I have a Dell Precision 7740 which shipped with no discrete graphics. Although the motherboard supports inserting a discrete GPU, the installation guide says that it has no GPU power cable. If I want ...
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Restoring Acronis True Image 2020 backup from Dell Precision 5530 to another computer [closed]

I have created a backup from my Dell Precision 5530 and I would like to restore that backup to a different computer. I am running into an issue where when I attempt to restore the backup I can't ...
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Problems installing an LSI MegaRAID 9341-8i in Dell t5810 workstation

I have been working on building a home server for learning purposes and also to keep my family media stuff. I decided to go with a Dell Precision T5810 workstation as I got it cheap, for only $200; ...
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Dell Precision Laptop Windows 10 Audio changes randomly when headset/earphone plugged in and tapped/touched by hand

I am using a Dell Precision 7530 and every time I plug in an earphone or headset via the 3.5mm jack the audio settings change randomly when the side of the laptop is tapped or touched by hand. This ...
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Unable to get CentOS v7 to boot on Dell after switching from MBR to UEFI

I had an older Dell system booting via MBR that died so I moved sda to a newer Dell system and tried to setup uefi boot. I get "No bootable devices found" by the Dell BIOS when I try to boot of the ...
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Boot from something other than original hard drive

I have a Dell Precision T7400 running Windows 7, BIOS version A02. Windows 7 is stored between 2 1TB SATA hard drives. I recently obtained some SATA drives with another OS, but I cannot boot from ...
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CPU upgrade failed on a Dell Precision Tower

Just got two new Xeon Gold 6240 CPUs for a Dell Precision 7920 Tower. Dell's website says these chips are compatible with this computer. After installing the new chips, I'm getting a pre-boot failure ...
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Dell Workstation PC won't boot after installing GeForce 1070 SC

I have a few new generic Dell 7820 Workstations that will be having GTX GeForce 1070 SC graphics cards installed. PC #1 has card #1 already installed (I should mention, I didn't do this installation ...
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Dell UltraSharp UHD SHP1430 — Name the defect?

Purchased a new Precision 7530 from Dell.com, chose 'the' UHD UltraSharp display. There are two hardware options for the UHD -- SHP1430 and I think the other is SHP1540. I got a defective SHP1430 ...
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Faint beep similar to HDD head skip (but it's not the HDD!) on Dell 7800

I'm pretty sure everybody here is familiar with the kind of beep hard disks make when waking up from DSM/hibernate and, often followed by an ominous click, when they're on their last leg. I heard it ...
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Check battery life for Dell Wireles Keyboard KM717

I am using a Dell Wireless Keyboard KM717 The wireless mouse has a tiny red LED that will blink when the battery is running low. I cannot find an equivalent indicator on the keyboard. How can I ...
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Precision 5540 NVMe drive benchmark a lot lower than expected

hope someone can help me figure this out. Just got Precision 5540 laptop and found that drives perform slower than my older laptop. Here are the details: Comparing Precision 5540 and 5520 running ...
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Dell Precision 7x30 RAID setup

I'm in receipt of a Dell precision 7730. I've installed two Samsung 970 pro NVMe SSDs, but for the life of me, I cannot work out how to set the drives up in a RAID 1 configuration and Google is not my ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 blue screen during installation directly after Windows logo appears

Installing Server 2012R2 on a Dell Precision T7400 with 14GB of RAM, 2x Intel Xeon X5450 Processors, and an 8400GS. Using a 32GB Sandisk USB, I burned the ISO from the Microsoft website, using Rufus. ...
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Dell Precision M6400 laptop touchpad not responsive to taps after replacing keyboard

I have a Dell Precision M6400, running Windows 7. Today I replaced the keyboard with a new OEM keyboard from a top-rated eBay seller. The keyboard works fine, but now the touchpad is not responsive to ...
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How to activate Dell Windows 10 cloned from another pc?

understand that for windows 10 from oem the key is stored in the BIOS "Dell keys are stored in the BIOS, as long as you use OEM install media, it will activate" now i have 5 Dell pc of the same model ...
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Dell Presicion M6800 forgot admin password

Hello I need help access my Dell Presicion M6800 I forgot My admin password can’t access bios with F2 please help
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High CPU usage - seems to be in the function DefPortWriteAcpiRegister in ACPI.sys

I have been struggling with high CPU usage for a pretty long time, the issue happens when I do a full reboot of my laptop (a DELL Precision M6800, Windows 7, 64bits), it happens in the ACPI.sys ...
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Upgrade from TPM 1.2 to 2.0 on a Dell Precision T7610

I need to upgrade the TPM firmware on my Dell Precision T7610 from v1.2 to v2.0, however there is no TPM upgrade available on the Dell support website. They have an upgrade utility that covers a wide ...
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how to set DELL Precision 5530 running Windows 10 to run I7 processor at max speed (4.3GHZ) continually?

Need to run our Intel I7 6core processor at max speed of 4.3GHZ on our Dell Prec 5530 laptop, so that our computation app (compiled by Julia lang) runs continually at max speed 4.3GHZ. I tried going ...
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M.2 Drives not appearing after reset of Windows 10 machine

I recently, mistakenly uninstalled a driver which forced me to completely reset my machine. I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 10. I have a standard internal hard drive as the C: drive....
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Any way to remap the touchpad's center-click button? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 10 Professional on the Dell Precision 7530 laptop, and I'm looking for some sort of registry-hack or similar to allow me to remap the mouse buttons on the built-in touchpad. This ...
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Windows 10 keyboard sometimes repeats keys and sometimes ignores keys

Sometimes, as I'm typing, suddenly [A] it ignores keys (it just did it now!) and I have to type them again, then it works, and [B] it sometimes repeats latest keystroke about 20 times. Problem began ...
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TB18DC connectivity problems

I have a DELL TB18DC docking station connected to my DELL laptop and everything seems to be working fine except for my USB connected mouse which is currently failing to work as it should. Problem is ...
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How to stop USB devices from disconnecting on sleep?

I have a Dell Precision 5520 (laptop) and as it's my only Windows PC I'm unable to see if it's a Dell or Windows problem. I use various types of hardware such as CAN bus analyzers, MCU programmers ...
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Bad motherboard or something else? [closed]

Not sure if this is a good question to ask... Background: I acquired a Dell M6800 laptop that was considered bad or dead. Little troubleshooting was done at the time it was sent to the waste pile. I ...
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Dell T3600 won't start showing amber 3 & 4 with a white power button

My workstation is a Dell T3600. The 3 & 4 are amber and the power button is white. Dell's web-site says this is ACPI S3 mode (power saving). But it won't wake up for anything. Everything was fine ...
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Dell T3600 only boots after entering and exiting the BIOS

I got an old Dell T3400 from an closing office a few days ago without a HDD. So I grabbed a 160GB hard disk from my old Laptop and installed Windows 10 on it. It works very well without any issues. ...
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Windows 10: Enable system-wide smooth scrolling

This question is a bit different from others that I have found, because the solutions to them have always been "change the scroll setting to 1 line at a time". I won't be satisfied by that. I don't ...
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# of DIMMs per channel vs. channel memory mode

I have purchased a Dell Precision 5520 laptop with two identical 16 GB DDR4 memory cards installed. The information section in BIOS states that single channel memory mode is being used. There is no ...
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Dell Precision T1600 Workstation memory configurations

I have a salvage T1600 workstation that I'd like to build up and populate with at least 16 GB of memory (it takes DDR3 1333). I have 2x2GB unbuffered cards already. Can I add 2x8 cards for a total of ...
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Error 0xA005004B when trying to convert to RAID 1 with Intel Rapid Storage Technology

I have a laptop with two 500GB hard drives that I want to convert to RAID 1. Currently Windows is installed to one of the drives (port 0), and the other drive (port 5) is unused. I'm trying to convert ...
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Has my laptop battery lost 40% of its capacity?

The past few (work) days, I have noticed that at the end of the day, Windows was reporting that my laptop was plugged in, my battery was not fully charged, and that the system was not charging the ...
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Windows 10 TPM failing to boot

I have a TPM Module on an old Dell Precision T5400 which I am trying to enable under Windows 10. Unfortunately, windows is hanging on boot at the splash screen after I enable TPM in the BIOS. Does ...
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Need Help Finding Power Supply Information

My apologies in advance if this is not the correct community for this type of question. Situation: I am using a Dell Precision Tower Workstation 5810 and would like to install an Nvidia Quadro P5000....
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Disable ALL Dell boot Alert messages

I have built a "custom" dell t5400 pc. With this comes a new case and new fans, I am not using any of the original fans or even the original front panel, or the intrusion button being detected, or the ...
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Dell T5400 AMD RX460 GPU needs old Nvidia GPU

I am not one to ever post anything so I apologize if this is the wrong place! My Google skills have failed to find an answer for something very strange that I've encountered. After days of looking ...
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Dell docking station and Precision m6700 — VGA port not responding

I have a Dell Precision m6700, and prior to that I had a Dell Latitude e6520 -- the following configuration worked for both of them. Here's a pic of my docking station: I use my laptop's screen (...
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Disconnect the SAS on T7500

I have a Dell Precision T7500. In BIOS I have turned off the SAS controller, which means that I can't use two HD's and the DVD drive, which I am fine with. I have an Adata SU800 SSD in it, which I ...
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If I use a CPU with more cores than the specs of the motherboard allow, what will happpen?

I have a Dell Precision T3600 with a Xeon E5-1607 (quad core) and want to upgrade the CPU for a E5-2658v3 (12 cores). The motherboard of the T3600 seem to only support up to 6 cores according to the ...
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HDD password on Dell Precision

Does anyone know exactly how Dell Precision handles HDD passwords? The BIOS allows to set a password for any internal drive, plus an eSata drive. However, during boot, it asks for password for HDD-0 ...
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Ram compatibility for ecc and precision

I have a Dell Precision 3610, 1 processor - 6 cores. I have 16GB 2Rx4 PC4 - 2133P - RA0 - 10 Hynix RAM Its my understanding that precisions accept ECC Ram, will this ram work? If you need me to ...
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Dell Precision M6700 with failed battery does not detect discrete GPU

I have a dell m6700 laptop with AMD M6000 graphics. Battery seems to be dead. Running on Direct AC power. Couple of days ago, the laptop booted on Intel HD 4000, windows device manager saying GPU is ...
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Windows 10 on Dell precision m65

I have a Dell Drecision M65 with Windows XP. Its specs are: Processor: Intel Yonah Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz/2MB L2 Cache) OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Hard Drive: 80 GB SATA @ 5400RPM Screen:...
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Dell Precision M4400 Overheating and FPS drops

The dell laptop that I have keeps overheating during games and the fps drops about 20 minutes after the game starts. I have disabled Speed Step, lowered the processing power in Windows Power Options ...
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see air temperature on dell m3800 laptop

The specs say my Dell Precision M3800 has an air temperature sensor. I can't find any way to read the value. Is there a way that can be accessed from within windows?
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New hard drive on Dell Precision 490 not being detected

I have been given an old computer dell precision 490 to run some tests on it and a new hard drive to install. But after placing the new hard drive and turning on the computer I get" Drive 0 not found: ...
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Windows 7 login screen displays CTRL+ALT+DEL then goes black, cursor visible

I have a Dell Precision 450 (Win7 Ultimate x64). We were moving house, so it spend a good bit of time in a storage unit, just set it up a few days ago (hasn't worked since I got it back). When I ...
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How to unbrick BIOS on Dell Precision M4500

I looked at the other similar questions. They were either about a different brand, outdated, or spam. Do not worry, I haven't bricked my BIOS yet. I was planning to flash my BIOS to a later version ...
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M.2 Samsung SM951 NVME SSD Not Recognized On Linux

As stated, my M.2 Samsung SM951 NVMe drive refuses to be seen in 3 Ubuntu installations. I've tried (14.04, 15.04, 15.10). Apparently this might be a problem with the SSD as no one online has gotten ...