Forum discussion tagged with dell.
  1. FlameTail

    Can someone help me find a good laptop under $1000 with the following features ?

    So I am looking to buy a good laptop under $1000 with the following ■Features I NEED: I cant live without these. My laptop definitely needs to have them! ☆Atleast 1080p screen. ☆NVMe SSD ☆Screen Size 13-16 inch ☆AMD CPU with minimum 6 cores ☆Good Build Quality ☆Good Durability and Reliability...
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    Question What is the correct color coding for an Atheros AR5BXB72 in a Dell E6430?

    I am using an Atheros AR5BXB72 Wi-Fi card that I pulled out of a MacBook Pro so I can use my Dell E6430 to get 5Ghz Wi-Fi. When hooking up the antennas, I noticed that the card itself didn't have any color coding and had numbers on it. My laptop color-coded the antenna cables. I was wondering if...
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    Question Dell Inspiron 15 Locks Up Yet Passes All Hardware Diagnostics

    A Dell Inspiron 15 5578 locks up sometimes(have to use power button) and seems to be installing Windows 10 Updates very, very slowly, yet passes every hardware diagnostic. I've ran the Dell pre-boot diagnostics as well as MemTest86+ and the Seagate hard drive diagnostics. Nothing finds any...
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    Dell Latitude E6420 Keyboard Wont Work

    Some of the keys on the original keyboard for my Dell Latitude E6420 stopped working. I bought a replacement on ebay in the last week of May. I didn't install it for a while, maybe one or two months. The replacement worked fine at first but in the beginning of September, the space bar stopped...
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    Question Which 27 "Dell monitor to choose - 2K or 4K (not for gaming, but for work and fun)

    Hello. I can't decide to choose a 27 "monitor from Dell. I choose between these two models: P2720DC S2721QS I will use the monitor with ThinkPad E14 (Gen 2) laptop that supports usb-c charging / transfer / display. When I compare both monitors, I see that the model "P" has 2K resolution, it is...
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    Question Windows 10 Unable to Boot on Dell Dimension E521 (Possible Motherboard Issue)

    So I have a Dell Dimension E521 from the mid-2000s. I decided to mess around with it. It has: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU (64-bit) Dell 0UW457 Motherboard NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE GPU I had upgraded the system from Windows Vista to Windows 7 awhile back and set it aside. I come back to it...
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    Won't Charge Battery Again After Reaching 100%

    What would cause a Dell laptop to not charge the battery again until a reboot once the battery charge reaches 100%? If the power adapter is removed so that the charge stays under 100%, the system can continue to charge the battery, but once hitting 100% the system never charges the battery...
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    Question Dell Precision T3500 not loading Windows, black screen, red lines

    I recently installed an SSD into my T3500 and a fresh copy of Windows. I removed my old HDD in case I needed to use my PC again if I messed something up. Everything worked flawlessly and after a week I was normally uing my PC when my screen turned black and sound stopped. I turned it off from...
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    Question Dell desktop not starting up and everything gets hot. Help!

    I got a dell inspiron i580 desktop from a friend. It worked when he last used it, but was in his pickup for a month or two and probably suffered some vibration and cold damage. It uses an ssd so it is probably not that, however it is not mounted so its loose in the computer with semi stiff...
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    Question Best place to get notification of Dell coupons

    Anyone got a preferred place to get notification of new Dell coupon codes as they come up?
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    Latitude E5400 Bluetooth unavailable

    I own a Latitude E5400 with Windows 10. There is no option to turn on or use Bluetooth.The Bluetooth Troubleshooter tells me that this device is not Bluetooth capable,which is not true since I have used Bluetooth with Windows 7 on this device .The problem has been present ever since I installed...
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    CPU Compatibility for upgrading Dell Latitude E5400

    I have a Dell Latitude E5400 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7250. I would like to upgrade the CPU. According to CPU-Z,my socket is Socket P (478) and the baseboard is 0D695C,manufactured by Dell,though I could not find much information on that online. The computer runs Windows 10. I'm looking at the...
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    Dell Vostro 1014 unique power issue

    I have dell vostro with windows 7 in it. Actually it's battery become dud and when I put charger in it only monitor screen lights up automatically , but no power to fan or motherboard. I tried dead reset by removing bios cell and pressing power button to release built in charge too, but no gain...
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    Disable Bios Startup Errors??

    Hi guys. I received a Dell Optiplex 390 about a year ago, and have added more RAM, a GPU, and a better HDD to make it a gaming PC and its been working out great until recently. This is not a HUGE problem, but I would like to fix it if it's possible. I recently purchased a new Corsair case for...
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    Latitude 7000 series thoughts | tweaks

    I recently bought my dell latitude 7275 on amazon for $450 refurbished. It has the i5-6y57, 8Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD, and has the FHD screen (1920x1080). I think I got a great deal considering it has a 6 month warranty from dell and it has better hardware than you can find in a surfacebook for $1,500...
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    AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB DDR3 - Capable of streaming?

    I am looking into streaming my PC games (H1z1 Kotk, Destiny 2, Eco, etc.) and was wondering if my laptop is capable of streaming as a dual setup using a Capture Card because my CPU in my desktop isn't good enough. I tried finding these answers through tech support on each card's respective...
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    Is a GTX 1080 in a Dell Precision T3600 a good idea ?!?!

    Hi. Im new here and really stressed about a technical problem i can't find the solution to. Found the forum true a similar post. So here it goes nothing Power supply is 635W and it is Dell... i know i know. Because it is Dell it is almost unchangeable because of the architecture it has. I...
  18. PliotronX

    Curious Case of OptiPlex Button...

    I have never encountered something like this so I was wondering if you guys also thought the power supply sounded like the culprit. Subject is a Dell OptiPlex 7040 built Q4 2015 - coworker was using it with few troubles up until a few weeks ago when he quit so I traded up from a 3020. I had...
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    Anybody has a Dell S2418HN monitor? Could these characteristics be true?

    Link to monitor's manual in PDF format:'s%20Guide_en-us.pdf 1st question: It says on page 9 that the vertical frequency can be between 29 and 75 Hz when fed by a HDMI2.0 port. Could...
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    Dell Vostro 260s Power Issues. Help!

    I have a Dell Vostro 260s that went through a power outage and now fails to boot. To verify the power supply was bad, I took a SeaSonic M12II PS from my existing machine and used it with the Dell and it powered up with no issue. I have since purchased two different "Vostro 260s replacement...
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    K40M graphics accelerator - Dell model vs generic Nvidia

    Can anyone please tell me what the difference would be between the Dell OEM version of an Nvidia graphics accelerator like the K40M vs a "generic" version? The Dell version is 490-BBSR, selling new for $7800: A...
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    dell xps 15 gaming viability?

    Will I be able to game on the upcoming Dell XPS 15 with 1050 4gb/7700hq? The only games I play are GTA 5, CS:GO, and Overwatch. I play all of them on a 1080p 144hz panel.
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    Dell XPS 15 (2017)

    Was just checking Dell's website and they already listed the new updated model (9560) with Kaby Lake and GTX 1050. This will be one of the first notebook with mobile GP107 (GTX 1050). Source:
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    Surprise. OEMs not just tricking AMD buyers

    The latest mandatory configurations from Dell's "Premier" for a major influential university: Let's do the Time Warp again with Apple, too: At least people can add a second stick of RAM to the Dells (although that won't happen in the vast majority of cases). Good luck prying open...
  25. EXCellR8

    Dell Motherboard CPU Fan Header Question

    I upgraded the processor in my work computer at the office but I totally spaced the proprietary CPU_FAN header on the motherboard. I would prefer not to use the stock cooler as it's small, ugly, and probably mostly useless. It also has a rough aluminum base instead of copper and they used cheap...
  26. EXCellR8

    PowerEdge 2900 Motherboard

    After months of getting our admin staff to abandon their office server, a tired Dell PE 2900, I was finally able to pull the plug on the old dinosaur machine that it was. The server is still in decent condition so I got the idea of reconditioning the tower as a workstation with a couple Xeons...