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Dell XPS 8900 enters unrecoverable state if Dell U2413 monitor is switched off

Q: Dell XPS 8900 enters unrecoverable state if Dell U2413 monitor is switched off

I have a new Dell XPS 8900 connected to a Dell U2413 monitor using the HDMI to mini-HDMI cable. When I switch off the monitor (to save the screen and energy), the PC jumps into an unrecoverable power saving mode, shutting down all open applications in doing so. The mouse and keyboard lock up. The only way to restart the PC is to press the power button for several seconds (hard reboot). This began happening recently. What can be done to fix?

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Bought a X-rite i1 display calibrator to be able to hardware calibrate my Dell u2413 Monitor but there seems to be a communication problem with win 10 even though there is a win 10 driver installed for the monitor. Is there a solution to this for win 10? Otherwise I don't have much us of the x-rite since im not interested in software calibration...
Plz help?

A:Dell u2413 Monitor not recognized by Dell Display Manager or Dell Ultrasharp Calibration Solution

You might get a better response if you re-post this in the Monitors forum.
Be sure to mention the PC model and the video port being used when you post over there.

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Hi Guys
How can I connect DELL LATITUDE 3540 laptop to the DELL U2413 monitor ?
Somehow , it does not work.

thanks for your kind advise.

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hi Guys
I am trying to connect my DELL LATITUDE 3540 laptop to the DELL U2413 monitor, with a USB connection from the laptop to the monitor. It does not work. 
I am not an expert and kindly seeking your advise how-to. ?

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Hi, just wondering if anyone can help? I have an Alienware X51 R3 with a Dell U2413 monitor. The monitor itself started turning on and off every now and then on its own and it was okay for a while but recently it has been doing that every 5mins or so and I have to wait at least a minute before it will turn itself back on.
Any help regarding this would be much appreciated!

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I do not sleep or hibernate my computer. However I do have it go into standby turning off both my monitors after 25minutes until I next use mouse/keyboard. The screensaver starts after 15minutes and then 10 minutes later PC goes into standby mode.

Problem I am having is that about once every 3 weeks or so the computer goes into standby and my secondary HP monitor goes into standby but my primary Dell monitor remains on with a grey screen.
Problem is intermittent.

Have a HDMI cable to HP monitor and mini displayport cable to Dell monitor. Recently replaced the displayport cable that the Dell Monitor came with, with a high quality Accell displayport cable that is certified. This did not solve problem.

When problem happens I simply turn off the Dell monitor and then back on again...it then goes into standby as it should as in standby no signal from graphics card. Also after this happens my monitor screens look washed out as if gamma or brightness are excessive. A restart sorts that out.

Am running a Nvidia Asus GTX770 graphic card and other that this occassional glitch all is well with my PC.

Have the latest drivers installed for the Dell monitor.

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What cable do I need to connect my old E228WFP Dell 22" monitor to my new XPS 8900 PC?  The monitor has 15 & 24 pin female connections and the PC has HDMI and DisplayPort connections connection.  And one 24 pin female connection for which I'm not sure the purpose.  Excuse my ignorance...

A:Connecting old E228WFP Dell 22" monitor to new XPS 8900

An HDMI-to-DVI cable?

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I recently bought a Dell XPS 8900 desktop and Dell U2414H monitor. After hooking the two together with a Displayport to Displayport mini, everything seemed to be fine. There was a signal and the display was on. I turned off the monitor and put the computer in sleep mode for a little while. When I returned and turned both systems on, there was no picture. Just a statement saying the monitor was going into power saving mode. I tried unplugging and replugging the monitor back in and that didn't work. I got the same problem after connecting the computer to a different monitor so I suspect it's the desktop. I also get the same problem using the HDMI port instead. The only thing that seems to fix this is by doing a cold shut down and restart of the desktop. Can anyone tell me what the problem is under these circumstances?

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Dear Guys, I am trying to connect my HP 15-ac183nd laptop to the DELL U2413 monitor, with a USB connection from the laptop to the monitor. It does not work. I am not an expert and kindly seeking your advise how-to. ? ThanksBarbara

A:HP15ac183 laptop to be connected to DELL U2413

Hi, What are you trying to do ? Do you want to use Dell U2413 as an external monitor ? If yes, please use HDMI cable to connect them (both devices have HDMI ports). USB connection won't work it this case. Regards.

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Two months ago bought a Dell 8900 from Best Buy. After 20 days, it would not start, same with the next 8900 replacement... only fewer days. The first gameware as a replacement did not start at all. The Alienware Aurora worked beautifully for 3 days and then would not start. In the 8900's,,, got the blinking amber lights on the start button. Tech is coming to replace motherboard. What the heck is happening? Could it be the monitor... or the external hard drive or what? Come on Dell,,, what's up? I have a Dell XP Laptop as a back up using the same external hard ddrive.

A:Dell 8900, Gaming Computer, Dell Alienware Aurora

There is a power issue with the external hard drive.

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Hello experts,
I have connected 3 external monitors to my 9560 laptop via TB16 dock. 2 Dell 24" 4K monitors: 1) DP to DP and 2) miniDP to DP & 1 Dell 24" 1920-1080 via VGA-VGA connection. The 4K monitor with miniDP to DP constantly disconnects. What am i doing wrong here?
Thanks in advance,

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I was listening to music this morning, when out of nowhere my computer started making this loud buzzing noise. It then froze up my computer while still making this noise. So I shut down my computer. When I restarted the computer it seemed to go into a diagnostic mode to try to repair the computer. The computer never made back to my login screen. Now the monitor wont even recognize my computer. I turn the computer on and the fans turn on. But the monitor says "no signal". I have already hooked the computer up another monitor and that monitor says the same thing. Im thinking maybe the video card is bad? Any help would be appreciated!

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this 3 mo. old xps 8900 --I 6700 -16gb of ram is slower then my 8 yr. old xps 420- q6600 -6gb ram ,what a disappointment !!!

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1. When I switch the power on from the mains to the PC it lights up the on/off button, the fan and pc starts to power up then after about a second the whole machine then just closes down. I have to wait for this process before I can then press the on button to then start up the pc. Is this normal?

2. My PC can take 2-5 minutes starting up. The performance of the PC isn't that good either. For a high spec PC this is pretty poor. Again is this normal?

3. From Windows when I select sleep I can wake the pc back up by moving the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard. I have to press and hold the on/off button on the pc to get back to the desktop.

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Hi, this should be a relatively easy question to answer for those in the know.  If I order up a new 8900 desktop with the GTX 970 card, will it have a DVI port on that card?  I have a monitor I am fond of and want to continue to use, but it only has DVI.

A:Dell XPS 8900 DVI

Typical GTX 960/970/980 has 1 DVI  , 3 Display Port and , 1 HDMI.
Cant imagine ANY card of this series with NO DVI.

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Okay, so I have an XPS 8900, I have 32gb ram for it. I have tested all RAM and they work. Now my problem is I can only get it to boot with 16gb ram set next to each other, as soon as I try to put it in dual RAID it doesn't load. I tested each slot with one 8gb ram and they all work. What is causing this thing to not boot with all 32gb ram  or 16gb ram in dual raid? Yes all the RAM is the same.

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I am in search of figuring out what to do.  I have had this XPS 8900 for about 2 years.  1st year ran fine. 2nd year I was doing a recovery and our power flickered and nothing is on this desktop.  will power on but nothing.  How do I get recovery disks to put back in what it came with?    Thank you  Chris

A:Dell 8900 Desk Top XPS

Recovery disks will not do any good if the computer won't boot. You need to find and replace the damaged hardware if any. Try turning it on and immediately keep tapping F12 without waiting for any screen to see if you can get into the boot menu to run hardware diagnostics and include a custom test of the hard drive. Try booting to your repair disk. 
Report the status of all the lights and explain what you mean by power on but nothing-- nothing on the screen or nothing on the drive or no sounds or fans, etc.

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I recently purchased the following Dell 8900
Dell XPS x8900-3756BLK Desktop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD + 32 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 with 4GB DDR3

I would like to replace the graphics card (I flight sim a lot) with a GTX 960 4GB DDR5 card, either myself or have a computer repair place do it.
Which specific cards would be easiest to install in my machine - if I search for GTX 960, I see all kinds of different length cards, 1 and 2 fans, etc.
I'd like to purchase the following card, if it will be easily installed...
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB GDDR5 PCiE Graphics Cards GV-N960OC-4GD
Would a new graphics card be difficult to install myself?   What is involved?
Thank you,

A:Which GTX 960 Can I use to upgrade my Dell XPS 8900

The XPS 8900 and 8700 share the same case so if you look in this thread you'll see the cards that fit and the cards that needed some case cutting.
I can personally vouch for the the MSI GTX 970 gaming 4GB fits so check the size (length and height) and if less it should fit without issue.
If you can wait a few weeks or maybe a month, the GTX 1080 looks to be an amazing card for the price and power draw. It is going to be slightly more expensive, however much more capable.
The install is easy. search for youtube videos and you should find one.
edit: and you can sell your GTX 745 on ebay and recoup some of the cost.

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Apologies if my questions are redundant to other posts in the forum, BUT, I couldn't find ones that covered my questions specifically.
I'm hoping to add a OCZ Trion 150 960GB 2.5" 7mm SATA III Internal Solid State Drive TRN150-25SA3-960G to the Dell XPS 8900 I just purchased. Currently it has a 1TB HDD but no second drive. 
My questions:

Is the SSD I intend to purchase compatible with this desktop? 
If not, why (ie, what should I look for in an alternate)? And what is a good alternative to the SSD I'm proposing. 
Does the XPS 8900 come with spare power and SATA for a second drive?
Do I  need a 3.5" mounting adapter?

Thanks in advance. Again, apologies for the simplistic questions, but I'd appreciate a response. 

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I bought a lightly used Dell XPS 8900 computer. The original owner did not reset the computer. It is erratic. I tried to create a system disk but got an error message. Apparently that's not an option.  I don't know if this system is encrypted or what the problem is. I''ve tried to remove the games the previous owner installed but get an error message with that and cannot uninstall them. Even though I've spent 2 days installing the software I use, I want to reinstall Windows 7 Pro & start over. Can I download the OS from Dell?

A:Where can I download the OS for Dell XPS 8900?

Since it is a new model try here:

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På min C:/ finns det mycket data!  Jag har tänkt mig att partitionerna denna, så att PC :n arbetar snabbade.  Kan man göra detta?
På tidigare datorer har jag haft denna möjlighet!
Med vänliga hälsningar
Einar i Norrköping
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Hi I was wondering if I can purchase and use a MSI R9 380 GAMING 4G for my new Dell XpS 8900 computer? I am concerned about the stock psu not being enough power for this card. I belive the stock psu is 460w but this card has a System Requirements Power Consumption of 150W.
And this is the card I would like to use:

A:R9 380 GAMING 4G in a Dell XPS 8900 HELP!

The stock 460w is designed for 150w of video power. That card uses 225w or more.  8 Pin = 150w  + 75w from the X16 slot = 225w if it uses a 6 pin and An 8 pin this is 300w
AMD says that  6950 cards can be used with an AX650M
I have used the Corsair CS750M in several Dell models without issue.

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Worked fine until today, 1/1/2016 -- Happy New Year, NOT!
Changed power cable, use a different outlet (other items like LAN router and network printer power just fine). Computer will still not start.
When I plug power into computer power light comes on bright then goes out (this seemed normal before). Then if I push the power button computer does not start.
I do appear to get a orange light sequence of 2-1 after trying to turn it on -- and that continues. May be some sort of POST signal?
I can return the computer (not my first choice) after our upcoming trip. But I'd prefer to get it up and running today. Have some work to do.

A:Dell XPS-8900 Will Not Start

More info. I had four external USB3 drives attached, two powered and two are Seagate Wireless drives -- one of which is recharged via its USB port.
Unplugging only that second Seagate drive lets the machine start up. So the issue may be too much of a current drain on the USB board.
Once booted, the system seems to run fine with that Seagate Wireless drive attached, and it will Restart with it attached -- just not boot from a Shut Down condition.
Not sure I really understand this, but I can live with it.
If someone seems something more insidious in this behavior, please advise; purchased the XPS-8900 at COSTCO and still have about 55 days to return it if it is defective!

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called dell support today to ask about a knocking noise when i start computer ,so he ran some hardware tests and every thing seems OK,so then he checked the registry and there was whole bunch errors ,he said that the warranty does not cover software issues ,this computer is a refurbished unit about 4 mo. old,he proceeded to tell me it would cost $150 to fix this ,The computer seems to run good,so i refused to accept this,running win 10 latest edition ,he was kind of pushing me to spend the money to fix this"problem".I always thought that the warranty covered everything,computer is running great ,why fix something thats not-broke.i have been buying dell for the last 20 yrs. this will be my last dell!!!!!!

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Hey guys,
My Dell xps 8900 have 8Gb ram (4Gb x2) DDR4 2133 UDIMM. Currently it has 2 empty slots. I just bought an 8Gb (8Gb x1) ram DDR4 -2133 UDIMM Crucial stick. I make sure it has the same CL, voltage, etc. I run Crucial scan and it says this stick is compatible with the Dell 8900. My question is can I just add this single stick to the system to make it a total 16Gb, if so which slot do I put it in? so it will end up with 4x2 sticks and 8x1 stick.  I've read somewhere saying the Dell xps 8700 wouldn't boot if the dual slots are not filled up. Mine is a Dell xps 8900, however.

A:Dell xps 8900 adding more ram

Ummm....you have a problem...
The XPS 8900 has 4 RAM slots. So in order to install one new 8GB module, you'd have to uninstall one of the existing 2GB modules.
Even if you do that, the XPS 8900 doesn't support 14 GB of RAM (3x2GB + 1x8GB =14GB). The supported configs are:  8 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB.
And it's always best to install RAM in matched pairs. So you probably need to remove all four 2GB modules and install 2x8 GB to get 16GB. Or, if crucial will take the 8 GB back, you may be able to exchange it for 4x4GB to get 16 GB, assuming that works out cheaper.
EDIT: If you might ever want to go above 16 GB, it might be prudent to use 2x8 GB now which will leave you with 2 empty slots in which you could install 2x4GB (for total of 24 GB), or 2x8GB (for total of 32 GB).

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I purchased a new Dell XPS 8900 desktop, 64-bit operating system with Windows 10 Home about a month ago. The computer has never made a sound, whether it's Windows system sounds or sounds associated with programs. No sounds come from either the third-party speakers or the headphones, which work with other computers. So far I've tried the following:
Installed the newest version of the RealTek High Definition Audio driver from Dell website (it's green-checked on Control Panel)
Did speaker setup with Dell Audio Manager
Performed speaker setup and testing through Control Panel > Sound (testing produced no sound)
Inspected cable connections multiple times
Performed audio diagnostics through Dell Support website (the computer failed the first test, the second wouldn't continue because of a specious time zone issue, which didn't exist)
The speakers are plugged into the green jack on the back panel, and the headphones are plugged into front headphone jack. One thing I did do was to edit the registry to install the Windows sound mixer, which was not present in Windows 10. I did add a video card and another internal 3TB WD hard drive to the computer, but none of those actions has affected my old computer. 
I've tried about everything I know so far. I believe this is likely some kind of software glitch or conflict, but I can't get the computer to make a sound. Control panel tells me that everything is working normally. Does any... Read more

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Hello and thank you very much --
Yesterday the cursor disappeared so I turned the pc off manually.  When I turned it back on after a few seconds all was OK.  Cursor disappeared again, so I tried the same thing, but the computer now won't turn back on at all.
The start button lights up amber then immediately goes out.  No sounds.  I have unplugged and plugged back in all the cords from wall, router, modem.  The lights on modem and router are all normal,  The laptop I am using as I type right now is hooked up to the exact same system, I'm not using the laptop wirelessly.  I have also unplugged the power and held down the start button for 10 seconds as was suggested on Dell's website.  But pc still won't respond.  If I unplug and replug  the whole thing from the wall or plug and replug the AC adapter, I see the Dell logo for a moment on the screen and then the message it is going to power saving mode, then black.
The pc that won't turn on is a Dell 8900 which I bought 6 months ago and has worked perfectly up to now.  I use Windows10. 
What should I do next?    

A:Dell 8900 stopped working

Contact Dell Tech Support for warranty support.
Might be power supply or video card.  If you use a surge protector or power strip, remove those and try connecting PC directly to the wall outlet.
And always mention version of Windows in your posts

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I have a XPS 8900 with the Intel i7-6700.  Additionally, there is an orphan Intel i7-5930k in my spares.  I'd like to marry the two. While the i7-6700 is more than enough cpu for my needs; I'm one of those guys who like to customize OEM computers just for the experience. I'm almost certain the cpu is a plug in but the bios has me worried.  Any ideas? Suggestions(other than don't do it) would be welcome. 

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Does anyone know if the new GTX 1080 card will have any issues with a Dell XPS 8900 Desktop?  Since the power requirements are lower the PSU should support it but I would like to verify before making an additional purchase.

A:Dell XPS 8900 Desktop and GTX 1080

Nvidia is recommending a 500w power supply. The GTX 1070/1080 will not be validated by Dell on any systems shipping with the 460w power supply. I am scanning the Desktop Video board waiting for users to buy and test the video cards on our 460w systems.

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I recently purchased an XPS 8900 with Win 10 Home installed. I want to run the OS & apps off an SSD, but the methods to get that to happen have not worked so far, namely cloning the HD to the SSD. Pretty much everything I've seen on the forums here and on the internet don't seem to take into consideration UEFI, which has proven be an enormous PITA in this process, as i have to keep switching between UEFI and Legacy modes to get the system to (try to) boot off the SSD.
The install is fresh - i.e. no user data yet, so I'm not worried about losing that data. The recovery partitions are intact. I created a recovery USB drive from within Windows 10. Any guidance on this would be welcome. Thanks!

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Does the Dell xps 8900 fully support a Nvme ssd m.2 drive?

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I am looking to install the "MSI Computer GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G NVIDIA GeForce" on my Dell XPS 8900. I would be upgrading the power supply as well. I have checked that the card can physically fit in the case, but does anyone know if the 2 are actually compatible? Could there be any issues that I'm not thinking of? Will the motherboard reject it for any reason?Links to the card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GLYD7MG/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1and to the PC: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GSG0G58/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2VKR66E66OQBG&coliid=I2ROR6GPATI9NNand the new power supply: https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-BRONZE-Supply-Warranty-100-B1-0500-KR/dp/B00EON40CS/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480388938&sr=1-2&keywords=evga%2B500%2Bw%2Bpsu&th=1

A:Installing GTX 1080 on Dell XPS 8900

The B500 does not have sufficent power on the 3.3v/5v rails of 150W.
New Power Supply must be 750B1 or G1    Not B2 BQ G2
I recommend EVGA EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1 110-B1-0750-VR   version.   B2 G2 models do not work.http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438025

AC Input
Large  + 12v rail 100 - 240 VAC, 10-5A, 50 - 60 Hz
DC Output
Max Output
[email protected]+50C Industrial grade testing all load and regulation testing done at 50c


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So I?m about to install an M.2 SSD, however I opened my desktop and found no M.2 screw on the MB. Is there a place I can buy the screw/what is the screw size. Thanks.

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   Just purchased a Dell XPS 8900 windows 10 64 bit with 802.11ac + bluetooth 4.0. Every time I run bittorrent I am getting the bcmwl63a.sys and BSOD. I have read to uninstall drivers and install older version. I am not very technical. If someone could please let me know where to find the drivers and how to uninstall current drivers? Or if you can point me in the direction with additional info that would be most appreciated.

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Hello everybody,
When we turn this machine on, 
The error is always bring with "Preparing Automatic repair" and "Diagnosing your PC"

When i restart machine "it said, your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart"etc...
These error are same thing!
What should i do? 
Best regards, 

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Hi Everyone, I bought a new computer the Dell xps 8900 and I received it and set it up March 3. I had some issues with it and had a tech come over and work on it. I started having problems with the mouse not waking up. I would have to un plug it from the back of the tower. Dell replaced that computer and I just got another one lase Wednesday and set it up on Friday. I did add a printer and Acrobat Reader and I noticed that the computer came not to go in to sleep mode. I changed the settings and it seemed to be working and now is doing the same thing. It went to sleep and I tried restarting it. That did not work and I used the arrow keys to shut it down and then restarted it and the mouse worked. Is this a windows problem or a computer problem? does any one know or have this problem it's windows 10.

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Good Morning,
I have been reading about installing a 1tb SSD drive in my unit and keeping the 2tb as drive D/E. I would clone my existing drive to the SSD using EaseUS, remove all the data which would remain on the original drive. Has anyone been through this scenario and could you send me the correct procedure.
I do not want to re-invent the wheel. 

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Recently I moved my XPS 8900's internals to a bigger case. When powering on, it appears to all work but when it gets to the dell screen, it goes black. I can press f2 or f12 for the setup menus but it never gets there. It appears to be a POST problem, with blinking power button and keyboard capslock and scroll lock LEDs. It blinks in a pattern of 3-7-1-6. I cannot seem to get it to boot. Anyone have a clue what the problem might be?

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Will it run?
I know someone on here managed to get the 1070 to run perfectly on their stock XPS 8900 with 460W PSU

Has anyone tried it? Let me know, thanks!

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After connected my dell XPS 13 with Dell 34" ultra monitor via Kensington SD4000 universal docking station. Have video but no sound coming out from my ultra wide monitor. The only sound that I heard was from the XPS laptop. My Laptop's OS is window 10 and I tried to use Chrome and explorer Edge, none of the search engine is able to solve the problem. Moreover, I checked my all connective cables to/from the docking station and it seems fine to me. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi everyone,
I have a new hardware:

Dell XPS13 (9360) with Thunderbolt 3
Dell U3417W 34" monitor  (3440x1440 px)

I have prepared everything on my table because I had no idea that new Dell only has Thunderbolt 3 and no mini display port. I was kind of surprised (in a bad way) that I will need another reduction.
The problem is that I can only input display port, mini display port and HDMI into the new Dell U3417W monitor. I am not sure how much resolution I can squeeze from HDMI, so what is left are those display ports. 
Should I buy USB-C -> Display port cable like for e.g. Startech USB Type-C to Displayport cable, 1m (CDP2DPMM1MB) which could possibly do the job? Or perhaps even some Thunderbolt 3 cable?
I need to have 3440x1440 px @ 60 Hz where some of those cables support only @30 Hz and they do not explicitly state that 3440x1440px resolution is supported.
I would rather avoid those bugged Dell docking stations where the whole internet (e.g. Amazon) is snowed by users complaints.
Thanks in advance for any help!

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We're encountering scrolling issues with Excel 2013 (and 2016).
What we mean by that is graphic distortions (blocks of black) appearing on the worksheet during the scroll action.
It happens almost exclusively on the externally attached monitor.
Even after the scrolling action is finished the blocks of blacks will persist and will obscure the data in the cells. Generally only opening the worksheet anew will correct the issue (until scrolling is once again initiated)
This is on a new Dell XPS 15 (9550) running Windows 10.The monitor is a Dell U2717D connected via the HDMI.
We've done quite a bit of troubleshooting but before describing in detail we wanted to know if anybody had seen something similar?

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I am picking up the XPS 15 this week and currently have two P2815Q monitors I am using with the Microsoft Surface Book.  Currently these are connected to the Surface Book via a single mini-display port cable with the 2rd 4K connected to the first via mini-display port.
So my question is how do I connect these monitors to the XPS 15.  I understand the XPS has Thunderbolt and a single HDMI 1.4 port.  While HDMI 1.4 is not capable of driving 4K at 60hz, I'm also wondering what the new Dell Dock is going to bring to the game here.
Would love some help, so thanks in advance.

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 and Dual Dell 4K P2815Q Monitor Hookup Question

Did you find out the answer to this? I'm killing myself trying to find a solution.

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I've got DELL Vostro 3750, and I bought Dell U2515H monitor for second display.
I can set only maximum 1920×1050 resolution, instead of the optimal 2560×1600 of the monitor. 
I'am connected them with hdmi cable.
Please help me solve the problem!


A:Dell Vostro 3750 with Dell U2515H monitor resolution problem

The U2515H HDMI in port can do up to 2560x1440 60Hz. But the U2515H does not dictate the resolution. That is done by the capabilities of the laptop GPU video card. The 2011 Vostro 3750 HDMI out must be limited to 1920.

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I just got a notificaiton on my Dell XPS 8900 that there is a new BIOS update.

I am currently on 2.1.0 dated 2015 12 11.  The new one is 2.1.3 dated 2016 02 05.
Fixes & Enhancements
Enhancements- Improved system stability for virtual machine environment - Improved system stability for long Media playback.- Updated Dell Diagnostic to 4302.15 


Everything is working fine right now.  I was wondering if you recommend upgrading.  Also you can use this thread to discuss your experiences in upgrading to this new BIOS.


A:Dell XPS 8900 BIOS Update 2.1.3 discussion

I went ahead and installed this update because this is such a new model I figured it is worth upgrading the BIOS the first few revisions they release. The upgrade went smooth and it is working fine for me now.

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I was wondering if any of the new desktops come with this feature to protect the firmware?

A:Does Dell XPS 8900 have intel bootguard security?


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