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Precision T7400 Multiprocessor_configuration_not_supported Windows 7 SP1

Q: Precision T7400 Multiprocessor_configuration_not_supported Windows 7 SP1

Hello
New to this forum, so welcome everybody.
I just bought a s/h T7400 (24GB memory, Bios ver A11) with multiprocessor and preinstalled Win7 32 bit. It is working fine as it is, but I want to upgrade to Windows 64 bit.
Installation from the original Windows 7 64 bit disk ends with a blue screen and "Multiprocessor_configuration_not_supported" message.
What's the catch?
Thanks for your support..
Romgoz

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Hello,
I writing about a Precision T7400 for a customer of mine.  It has two Intel Quad Core Xeon X5482 Processors at 3.20 GHz, and I think it has 8 GB of RAM, but maybe only 4 GB.  The Intel Products web site says that this CPU has a 64-bit Instruction Set, and under Advanced Technologies, it says Intel® 64, so I figure that makes it a 64-bit Processor.
I'm writing to learn which version of Windows 7 to use; 64-bit or 32-bit.  Just checking.
It has an nVidia Quatro FX3700 512MB Video Card, and has an SAS-6 160GB SATA Hard Drive, but this computer has never performed well.  The computer has Windows XP Pro (32-bit) with SP3 on it now (we opted to downgrade from Vista Business), but for all of this computing power, it's horribly slow for a computer of this caliber.  His Secretary has a Precision T5400 that was bought at the same time, with a single Xeon 2.0 GHz Quad Core CPU, that runs circles around his.
I recommended this Precision T7400 to him because my Ex bought one on my recommendation about 1 month earlier, with only a single Xeon Quad Core 3.20 GHZ CPU and the SAS-6 Hard Drive, and it really screamed when it was new (for about the first 6 months), so I thought that with two Xeon CPUs and the 10,000 RPM Hard Drive, it would really perform, but like I said, it's horribly slow (and so is my Ex's, by the way).  His computer takes 12 minutes to boot and fully ... Read more

A:Precision T7400, Which verison of Windows 7?

I have the same computer with duall 3.20 cpu's, gtx 660ti & quandro 5800 that I have dedicated to phys X only.  My boot drive is a sony ssd, operating system is windows ultimate, 32 gigabytes of ram and about 3 terrabytes of hd space.  My boot time is around 30 seconds at the most.  The speeds that you are talking about are VERY slow.  Pays to do a little research.  Computer is awesome although a little ancient. Nevertheless I enjoy mine everyday.  Good luck and I hope that you can see that yours can accommodate better hardware and software.
Ed

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Hi,
What is the limit on the size of an internal hard drive that can be installed on this system?
I have just installed a WD 4TB internal drive and all that windows reports is 2TB.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Julian

A:Precision T7400 - max drive size in Windows 7 (system circa 2010)

2TB is the Limit for non UEFI GPT boot drives.  Same is true for INTEL RST Raid Volumes 2TB max.  Your bios is compatible with MSDOS and WIN9X MBR and therefore the Max is 2TB forever.
Non booting drives can be USB or Firewire or on a controller with bios extension to "see" the whole drive.
64 bit os is also required for drives over 2TB
 
AHCI and INTEL RST 10.1.1008 or higher is required for Advanced Format 512e NON BOOTING Storage drives larger than 2TB
The problem is that newer versions of RST do not work on Ancient Vaccuum tube chipsets.

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What is the difference between  Precision T7400 and a Precision T7400 MT? 
Mine is the latter and I want to check if the PCI e slots are version 2.0. My user guide doesn't have the MT.
Thank you.

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I purchased a used Dell Precision T7400 from a person that claimed the PSU failure due to the computer not turning on and booting.
I did a test on the PSU using the button on it and it tests ok.
After pressing the power button it ends up blinking power button in amber and the 1 and 2 blinking before it turns off. From documentation this is to mean "A possible system board failure has occurred".
My question is, how definite is this self test? Will replacing the motherboard fix the problem or is there possibility that other components might have failed?
I reseated the cpus and ram, tried different video cards in different slots but the signal is always the same.
Any suggestions for further testing or how to proceed are appreciated.

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Hello, i have one Dell Precision T400 with one CPU. What i need to install the second CPU? Thank you.

A:Dell Precision T7400

Hi mkmanx,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Please find the details on Page 27 and 150 from the below link:
http://dell.to/2fhfwaa
please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Is anybody here that could help me? I got a Dell Precision T7400 and try to upgrade. For some reason, I am not able to install a 64bit version. (In my case, I tried WIN10 Pro 64bit) I have no problem installing the WIN10 Pro 32bit version. Here are the specs at the moment:
Edition: Windows 10 Pro.
Version: 1607 OS
Build: 14393.693
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5430 @ 2.66GHz 2.66 GHz (2 processors)
Installed RAM: 8.00 GB (3.00 GB usable)
System type: 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor     (System Type: X86-based PC)
(BIOS Version A09)
Your help is greatly appreciated!
Thanking you in advance,
Pat Boening

A:HELP! Upgrading the DELL Precision T7400

That system should run 64-bit WIndows -- what happens when you do the install (NOTE:  you MUST do a clean install - you cannot upgrade any 32- bit version of Windows to 64-bit)?

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Hi,
I have a problem with my computer. I turn on the computer but it's turn off after 10 sec. Led's 2-3-4 blink and the power button is orange. Nothing appears on the screen. I changed graphics card and ram. 

Thank's 

A:Dell precision T7400 turn off after 10 sec

Bad Power Supply and or Bad motherboard.

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In September of 2015 it was pointed out that a t7500 would not fit in a t7400 case.  What about the opposite direction?  I have a T7400 with no sides and want to move the entire contents into a T7500 case after gutting it, of course.  Does this sound possible?

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Hello,
I would like to know does the T7400 and T7600 support SLI or CFX and if so how many cards?
Second thing i want to know if they dont support SLI or CFX can i use a dual GPU card instead?
Thanks,

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I have a T7400 workstation with the onboard LSI 1068E RAID controller.  Last month I had four 1TB drives configured as a pair of 2TB RAID 0 volumes, but I ran out of space.  Before doing my homework I ordered and installed four 5TB drives and tried to configure them as a pair of 10TB RAID 0 volumes.  I was dismayed to learn of the 2TB size limit supported by the LSI controller, but I needed a functioning workstation, so I went ahead and created the 4TB volumes and migrated my existing files to the new 4TB volumes -- for now. 
I'd really like to take advantage of the full 20TB of space I purchased, so here is my first question:  is the 2TB size limit a function of the LSI controller in specific, or is it a limit of the T7400 motherboard chipset in general?  In other words, can I get around the current problem with an internal RAID controller installed into one of the PCI Express 2.0x16 slots?  Would that give me access to the full 20TB of space and do it at a speed equal to -- or at least close to -- the speed of the onboard LSI controller?  (I do have a video card in one of the two slots and an external 3-port USB 3.0 controller card in the other, but I think I could move the USB card to the PCI Express x8 slot with little or no real-world speed loss.)
If so, does anyone have a recommendation as to which models and/or makes of RAID cards I should research for use in that PCI Express 2.0 slot? I'm a professional photogr... Read more

A:5TB hard drive support in a Precision T7400?

The 2TB limit is a limitation of the drivers.  INTEL RST has the same limitations for Raid volumes.
http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218615en?language=en_US
 

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Hi
I have 2 units  NVidia Quadro FX1700 cards, is it possible to install on that PC ?
the reason, so i can use more than 2 monitor/ display.
i tested before but not successful 
Please advise
Thanks
Rgds

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A few days back I got a Dell Precision T7400 workstation, after I saw it only had 4GB of ram, I decided to buy an extra 7GB (1x4GB and 3x1GB). After I installed the ram modules, showed the following in windows:  (it's in dutch but you should get the point)
So I checked the bios and it was only showing 6GB instead of 11:
I know it has to do something with the configuration, so I tried putting 1GB sticks in DIMM 1-4 and putting the 4GB stick in DIMM 4. But than it only shows 4GB. Can anybody help me with this?

A:Dell Precision T7400 Memory issue

You CANNOT MIX Density and ram must be in PAIRS.  SO 11 is never possible.  4 8 and 12 are. But not with 3 4 gig sticks. Must be pairs.
So you can have 2 and 4 and 6 and 8 modules all same
so minimum is 2 and maximum is 32.
You can use 8 1 gig or 8 2 gig or 8 4 gig .  You cannot mix 1 or 2 or 4 gig modules.  They must all be the same size, rank, speed, vendor.

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I am trying to use a Tesla M2090 GPU in my Dell workstation to accelerate the CPU processing.  I have an nVidia GTX580 GPU for my monitors.  I downloaded the drivers, but I get a message for the Tesla that says "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API."  It also gives me a "Code 10".  Any suggestions?

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So I have a newly refurbed T7400 with dual quad core Xeon, and Win 10Pro......Want to use it it for 3d CAD, got an Invidia Quadro FX 5800 GPU and try as I will I cant figure the power cables to get it up and running. I have searched, googled etc and can get a direct instruction on how this can be setup. Hoping someone has actually done this (and succeeded !) and give concise details on the cable workaround...
In advance thanks for taking the time

Cheers !!

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I am looking to add 64GB of ram with 16x4GB sticks. I understand I need the riser boards to do so which I don't have yet. I noticed that the riser boards are labeled Riser_1, Riser_2, Riser_3, Riser_4.
Locally there are Riser_3 and Riser_4 boards. Can I use these or do I need Riser_1, Riser_2 boards?

A:Precision T7400 Workstation: Memory Riser Boards

One of the riser cables is CR388 not sure if there are 2 or only 1 riser power cable.  Some say the 690 risers are NOT correct for the 7400.What I can say for sure is that there are 4 boards and 2 risers each facing the opposite way hense the 3 & 4 designation on some risers.
http://www.ascendtech.us/search.aspx?s=Precision+Memory+Riser
DELL F817F Precision 690 Workstation Memory Riser Card F817F F816FDell JF806 Precision 690 Memory Dimm Riser Expansion Board Card JF806 H9376 G9460Dell Precision 690 Memory Riser Boards JF807 M9008Dell TY853 Precision 690 Memory Riser Module TY853 NN378 NN383Dell Precision 690 and T7400 Memory Riser 3 & 4 Board TY857
YMMV This is an educated guess.
ChrisM might verify this.
What you want is:
DELL CR388 ASSY,CBL,PWR,MEM,PWS,T7400
DELL Assembly,Shroud,Riser,Dozer T7400 YR128
T7400 Memory Riser Board F817FT7400 Memory Riser Board G327F
Dell Precision WorkStation T7400 (FB DDR2-667MHz) Memory
 
The SLI BRIDGE IS Dell Part Number: MJ247 0MJ247 CN-0MJ247Compatible Part Number: 180-10219-0000-A01Compatible Models: Dell Dimension XPS 600 Precision T7400 690 XPS 700 710 720  
JF806 and JF807 are bolted back to back and it appears to me that the riser power cable is only on one side just like on the T7400 risers.
Look at pic below.

 
The riser power cables are attached to the large P24 connector from the power supply, using a CN-0CR388 cable which splits it into another two memory riser connector cables. Also, the 7400 ... Read more

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Hello,
I have an t7400 workstation:
CPU Type    2x QuadCore Intel Xeon, 2666 MHz
20 GB RAM
I like to use my new two displays, only for work not for gaming:

on 2 x 2.560 x 1.440px Resolution.
I read that the T7400 have the following:
The Dell Precision Workstation T7400 system board supports two x16 PCI-E graphics add-in cards. There are two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots on the motherboard. Following cards are supported:

PCI 2.3
PCI Express 1.0A
PCI Express 2.0 x16
PCI-X 2.0A

What i have to purchase as a easy plug and play solution without upgrading the power supply ?
Regards, Weba

A:Whats to do to get a DELL T7400 Precision work with new screens (2 x 2.560 x 1.440px) ?

2560 x 1440 4K UHD is Higher than Max DVI resolution.  You must use Display port for 4k  The 7400 like the 3400 supports crossfire but not SLI.

 
Newer ATI R series cards DO NOT and Will not Work.
Best working Radeon 6450 which is not 4k.
EVGA Geforce GTX 950/960 works which would be bare minimum for 4k
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Whisper-Graphics-02G-P4-2966-KR/dp/B00SL2TQ2C
 
GTX 1050 TI may or may not work.  I havent tested this.
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Profile-PCI-Express-R6450-2GD3H-LP/dp/B00CRY47K6
 

 

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hi,
Anybody know if TK025 - "designed" for PWS T7400 will work in PWS 690 ?
Looking at the photos - TK025 for PWS T7400 and XH821 for PWS 690 - they are identical ...
And why PWS T7400 would need it - if there are already two PCI-e 16x slots on the motherboard ?
thanks

A:TK025 Dual Graphics Riser for T7400 in Dell Precision 690 ?

The reason the 690 needs the riser is because the 690 MOBO does not have the integrated Nvidia SLI chip necessary to run 2 cards in an SLI configuration.  I assume this was also omitted in the T7400, thus requiring the riser to run SLI.  As for being compatible, I don't know for sure, but they might be.  The T7400 supports PCIe 16x Gen 2 video cards, and I believe the precision 690 is not.  When PCIe 2.0 was introduced it retained backwards compatibility with most earlier PCIe 16x motherboards, but this is a dell proprietary design, so they may have made the decision not to maintain backwards compatibility.  That, or, as with all of their business class machines that undergo are highly engineered and undergo rigorous testing prior to release, they may simply have not bothered to spend the money on testing the new board on 'last year's model'.  The t7400 listed the riser as a 'time of purchase only' option, so they may not have people like us do what we're doing.
I say we, because I'm in the process of taking my 690 from a single Quadro FX 4500 into a dual card SLI configuration.  In addition to the riser, you also need some additional parts because the 'stock' pan will not support the riser install.  You're going to need a Dell Precision 690 Riser Card Assembly Kit (TH757 D8794), which includes a different card fan (the slots that support full length cards are different), a different rear pan ... Read more

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T7400 Precision  memory upgrade-memory mismatch error

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I have this problem with an IWill DNS-Sata with 2x xeon 2,80 Ghz (604) and 8GB of RAMWindows Vista ULTIMATE 64-bit   installs without troubleWindows Server  2008 64-bit       installs without troubleWindows 7 BETA 7000 64-bit       ERROR: multiprocessor_configuration_not_supportedWindows 7 RC 64-bit                  ERROR: multiprocessor_configuration_not_supportedupdate:Its Clearly that Microsoft has forgot the different stepping support that they had in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.This Intel Report was taken on a Norvergian Vista Ultimate 64-bitJust before I ran it I had tried both server 2008 64-bit (okay) and Windows 7 RC(not okay) before installing the Vista 64-bit(okay)I think Microsoft has to fix this, Why shouldn't we be able to install Windows 7 on a system that runs 64-bit system of both Vista and 2008 without problems?Intel(R) Processor Identification UtilityVersion: 4.10.20090310Time Stamp: 2009/08/06 11:01:40Number of processors in system: 2Current processor: #1Active cores per processor: 1Disabled cores per processor: 0Processor Name: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHzType: 0Family: FModel: 3Stepping: 4Revision: 17Maximum CPUID Level: 5L1 Trace Cache: 12 KµopsL1 Data Cache: 16 KBL2 Cache: 1 MBL3 Cache: NonePackaging: 604 pin µPGAEnhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: NoMMX(TM): YesIntel(R) SSE: YesIntel(R) SSE2: YesIntel(R) SSE3: YesIntel(R) SSE4: NoEnhanced Halt State: NoExecute Disable Bit: NoIntel(R) Hyper-Threading Te... Read more

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Ok, I'm new here and will try and give as much info as I can.
I am totally stumped.

I have
intel core i7-2600k cpu 3.40Ghz
Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM
2 4gb sticks of crucial 10600 ddr3 memory
1 Tb wd drive and 1 500gb seagate drive
and a lite-on dvd burner
also currently have windows 7 32bit installed using 3.49gb memory of 8gb

that all being said here is the issue.. I cannot install windows 7 64bit without getting a blue screen of death. Multiprocessor_configuration_not_supoorted stop error code 0x0000003E

what I can do is press F10 before the windows 7 install starts up and change the "processors" each time the computer starts up till boots then I can change the processors in msconfig. no matter if its before or after I change msconfig I can change to 1 processor. I can also change it to 2 & 3 but I cant set it to 4 or I get the BSOD again.. If I set it to 1 it comes up 1 processor 1 core in windows, set it to 2 it comes up 2 processors 4 cores, 3 proc 6 cores..I can use all my memory though :) I updated my bios with every available version with no change. I tried installing windows 8 same multiprocessor_configuration_not_supported BSOD I installed windows xp 64 bit and everything works fine, I installed Linux Mint 12 and everything works fine..
for some reason I cannot get windows 7 to boot and install properly in 64 bits. I've tried other copies/versions of windows 7 64 bit incluiding with and without the slipstreamed SP1.. so far there is no way I can get windo... Read more

A:Multiprocessor_configuration_not_supported

Change the CMOS battery. I've had one dead out of the box on a motherboard that I purchased.

Then, reset the system BIOS to Fail Safe values and see if that helps (try a couple of reboots to ensure that it stays set correctly.

Try bootable CPU tests ( Headless CPU Stress Testing )

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Hello everyone,
I am wondering if anyone has tried this. I am looking to buy a refurbished version of this computer and would like to know if it is compatible with Windows 10 64 bit and Windows Server 2012 R2.
I currently have an aging Precision 670 that is running Windows Server 2012 that I can not move higher than that version due to the required new instruction sets of older processors that are 64 bit. Will this machine have the same problem or will it work okay with these operating systems?
The model I am looking at is the T7400 with dual E5450 3.0 GHz Xeon processors installed and 8 gb of ram.
Any help you can provide on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
Regards
Bill

A:T7400 with dual E5450 3.0 GHz Xeon processors and Windows 10 64 bit

Hello!  So i'm not an expert with Servers but from what information I got, Dell didn't support this machine past Windows Vista, which would be Windows Server 2012 (not R2 sadly).  Its possible you can fiddle with it to get it to work, but finding drivers etc., may be difficult if not impossible.

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Please help me with installing Windows XP on Dell T7400 with H/W RAID controller on 4 15k SAS harddrives. When installing windows I hit F6 to add optional RAID drivers and load this drivers using floppy drive, but Windows crashes anyway. The same is without loading optional drivers.

Any suggestions?

The same problem as in http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/729150-t7400-blue-screening-after-windows.html
But still no replies. Please help!
 

A:Dell T7400 with RAID: bluescreen when installing Windows XP 32-bit

pasza.a, can you tell us exactly what it says on your install disc please.
Does it have service pack 2 already in the disc?
 

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Hi

I am trying to install Windows 32 bit xp onto a T7400 with sas. I have downloaded the lsisas1068e windows xp 32 bit driver for the sas controller, during the windows xp install I press f6 to read the drivers off a floppy, they are picked up, and the install begins.The installs proceeds with out any issues, and does the final reboot, which results in a blue screen.

I have tried SATA operation mode in the BIOS to ATA. Still a blue screen.

The pc has 4 gigs of ram, 2 quad core cpus and 1 80 sata hard drive and 1 1 tb hard drive.
 

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Hi,

Has anyone found a solution to this problem yet?

Dell T7400 with RAID: bluescreen when installing Windows XP 32-bit
Please help me with installing Windows XP on Dell T7400 with H/W RAID controller on 4 15k SAS harddrives. When installing windows I hit F6 to add optional RAID drivers and load this drivers using floppy drive, but Windows crashes anyway. The same is without loading optional drivers.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/729150-t7400-blue-screening-after-windows.html
I have the same problem. Trying to install the XP with a Dell provided CD (green Reinstallation CD with SP2) doesn't crash Windows, but it doesn't find any hard disks and can't continue.
 

A:Solved: Dell T7400 with RAID: bluescreen, or no hard disks when installing Windows XP

Problem solved!

I downloaded the LSI SAS1068 driver from the LSI site and used that in the installation process.
http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/pro..._ics/lsisas1068/index.html?remote=1&locale=EN

-Lazy_x-
 

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Just got a Percision T7400 and would like to upgrade the CPU and Ram. What is the best CPU I can instal in the dual spots? As well as the best 8gb ram sticks I could instal. I have already installed a navidia GTX 960 for a graphics card. Would like to get the most power for video editing.

A:Upgrading percision t7400

RAM from Crucial.com

No idea about the CPU. 

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I have a T7400 that currently is an all SATA drive configuration.  I want to switch over to a SAS boot configuration.  The T7400 guide says:
I need a SAS interposer and
If there is a SATA drive in the configuration it must be the Boot drive.
The front drive slot can only be SATA drive
If these two statements are not true, I'd appreciate the information.  I have 5 SAS 15K drives, one 450GB and 4 73 GB SAS drives. 
Has anyone done a changeover such as this, from SATA over to SAS, and if so, what were their experiences and if any advice? 
thanks, Ken

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My Dell T7400 with dual Xeon X5482 processors, single EVGA GTX 560 TI 1280MB, Windows 10 Professional,  32 GB ECC RAM, will not play any videos.  
I can go to YouTube and select a video, sometimes the first frame will appear but no playback.
The previous build with Windows 7 Professional did play videos but it was choppy. 
I can RDP to the workstation and play videos, but not when logged on the console.
Any suggestions?

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One of our end users has a strange problem-

a precision T7400 series workstation from dell, Running 4gb of ram and windows XP professional 32 bit, they cannot get the system to boot nicely.

When it is booting, it gets all the way to "Applying security policy..." Then if the network cable is plugged in, the system reboots, no error or bsod, just reboots. the only way to get it to boot is to remove the network cable, and plug it in after you get the log in dialog.

Any thoughts on what this might be? (I did test the network jacks, and they are fine)
 

A:Dell T7400 boot issues

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Hi guys,
Will be migrating off my old but reliable t7400 to a t7910. Will be using my monitors and video card, but am going from raid scsi to non-raid ssd. Obviously totally new chipsets throughout. I was thinking that maybe a systems backup/disk image would work, but some folks say no way. Migrating my software after all these years of updates and patches will be a pain, so don't know best way. Thoughts?
Appreciate any input.
Joe

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I'm a user of 3D programs like Blender and Substance Painter, and currently have and ATI Radeon HD4850, but i wanna update this card, which of the group of NVIDIA will be te best option for me? i read in old post's of the GTX680 is the TOP of mi motherboard could handle. Someone has a better option? anybody has trying to use a more powerfoul card in a workstation like this?
The workstation has the default motherboard a Chipset Intel® 5400 and processor Quad-core Intel® Xeon® 5400 serieswith up to 1600MHz front side bus and 2 x 6MB shared cach.
Power supply 980 watt 80%+  
*The fact that i want a NVIDIA card it's beacuse works much better with the Cycles engine render of Blender.*
Thanks for the help.

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So I've gone and bought said motherboard, and I want to push through any problems in order to make my investment worthwhile.
Did I buy the power supply along with the motherboard? No. (Derp #1)
Do I have a dell front panel to allow me to boot up the pc? No. (Derp #2)
Did I at least go with all stock CPU coolers? No. (Derp #3)
So I realise I may have shot myself in the foot, but despite all that I'd still appreciate some clarity if anyone can provide it. My questions are:

1) Can I boot using only the 24-pin power connector (and not the 20-pin)? If not, will a second psu work?

2) Is there a cheap workaround/alternative to boot the system despite what I'm told about needing front panel connectors and fan thermometers? I live in Aus and I'm often looking at $50 parts with $75-$120 shipping

3) Can I use a simple adapter to allow the 4-pin cpu fans to run off the 5-pin fan headers on the motherboard?

4) Got myself a video card and wondering whether I can use that before installing drivers? No vga/dvi/hdmi out on board

Can provide photos if necessary,
Many thanks,
Ben

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Good morning,

I'd just like to clarify something about my T7400.  It currently has a video card in one of the PCIe 2.0 x16 slots.  The other PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is free.  I am contemplating getting an PCIe 2.0 m.2 adapter so that I can add an SSD with higher bandwidth than the PERC 6/i.
My concern is that according to the user manual, "without dual graphics and the associated graphics riser card" that the computer provides one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot.  Is that the slot already occupied by the graphics card, or does that mean that aside from the slot occupied by the graphics card that there is one said slot?  In short, is the currently unoccupied slot usable for this PCIe 2.0 adapter card?
If the second slot is available and usable, is there any issue putting a card in that is slower than x16?  Will it impact the card in the other x16 slot?

Thanks

A:T7400: Use both PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, one for video one for storage?

Hi Halofour,
There are 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots on the T7400 Motherboard. So if you only have the Graphics card in 1 of those slots then the other should be free for you to put the PCIe 2.0 M.2 adapter in.
There's no issue with putting a PCIe 1.0 (for instance) in a PCIe 2.0 slot. All that will happen is that, because PCIe is backwards compatible it will only give PCIe 1.0 speeds. It won't affect the speed of the other PCIe 2.0 slot

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I am looking for a recommendation/part # for a good Perc 6/I Raid card for my Dell T7400. 

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Hi all,

Is it possible to upgrade the cpu on a G35-AV650 to a T7200/T7400/T7600?

The reason I ask is that I have pulled the notebook apart to give it a good clean up and replace the fans etc.
Also it would give me a 64bit cpu

A:Is it possible to use T7200/T7400/T7600 CPU on Qosmio G35-AV650 ?

Hi

Generally speaking the CPU upgrade is tricky because nobody can say if the BIOS would support the new CPU. Even if the chipset and the motherboard would be able to handle the new CPU, there could be a problem with the BIOS compatibility.

As mentioned, if you want to use the new CPU, please the chipset compatibility.
If the chipset would be able to handle the new CPU, then you have good chances to get the new CPU running.

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I have a T7400 and I just received the 2 optional ram risers and the required CR388 power cable in the picture.
I know that the 2 power cables plug into the risers but where does the larger white plug labeled P24 plug into?

A:T7400 Workstation: Ram Risers & CR388 Power Cable

To P24 on the power supply.

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So, I have a T7400 Precision Workstation that came with 8 GB of RAM - Filling DIMM slots 1-4.  Works fine.
I ordered this kit:<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed / replaced from this post by Dell>

Installed it in DIMM slots 5-6.  Memory Info in the BIOS sees the DIMMs as being installed but reports the total RAM as still being 8 GB instead of 12 GB.
Windows Vista x64, when going to properties of the System, says 12 GB, but when looking in Task Manager, only shows 8 GB.
Any ideas?

A:T7400 Workstation - Memory upgrade not recognized correctly

Interesting.  Have you tried removing the four 2GB DIMMs and just installing the two new ones in slots 1 and 2 just to prove they are working?

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How do I correct the problem? Dell T7400 error message: Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected. System Halted! (at bootup)

A:T7400 Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected. System Halted!

Check to make sure the part is in place and firmly attached.

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T7400-computer starts to boot then freezes after "Dell MPT boot successfully installed"appears.  I am Running win7-64 for several months. Computer was working normally and I left to take care of something. (I didn't close it down) When I got back several hours later, screen had that frozen message. I don't know if I could have had an automatic update and  machine ran out of memory?? or was it an auto update with faulty info?? 
Computer has 2 - 160GB SATA HardDrives RAID 0 for 2 hard drives

A:T7400 freezes on startup after "Dell Inc. MPT boot ROM successfully installed!

Hi fpet,
You can run a diagnostics on the computer to determine if there is an issue with the hardware component. To run the diagnostics, please follow the steps provided below:
1. Restart the computer.2. As the computer boots, press <F12> when the Dell Splash Screen appears.3. When the Boot menu appears, highlight the ‘Boot to Utility Partition’ option, or the ‘Diagnostics’ option and then press <Enter> to start the ‘32-bit Dell Diagnostics’. 4. Press the <Tab> key to highlight Test System and then Press <Enter> to continue to the ‘32-bit Diagnostics’.
Please reply with results of the diagnostics and also let us know if the workstation was provided to you by your company.

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I have search for many hours for answers to questions on new Graphics Cards which require 8pin and 6 pin or 8pin and 8pin power connections aside from the motherboard supplied power and what the appropriate method was to connect the GPU cards to the 8 pin pcie power connections. This is complicated by the fact that the Precisions seem to only have 6pin cables installed with the towers regardless of the power supply that is installed.   Yes. Everyone understands hopefully that if you have, for example, a 450 watt power supply ( forget the efficiency aspect of the actual power supply) as I am interested in the mechanics of the  design.
The power supply connects to a PC board, which appears to be called "Power Supply extended card"
Now, looking at the connectors on this extended card, there is a "POWER_VGA1" 8pin connection on this extended card (bottom left black socket).  To this 8pin connector, on my T5600 and seemingly on all the others that have made similar inquiries, we all have a 8pin male connector that fit into the extended card. My 8pin connector has two sets of wires leaving the connector and becoming two 6 pin connectors, one of which 6pin connectors is plugged into my stock Quadro 5000 video card.
OK. So, now most people are wanting to change out the 6pin Quadro card with either an 8pin or 8 pin plus 6pin or 8pin and 8pin graphics card such as a GTX 980TI or GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 or AMDs similar card. 
Having researched the... Read more

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I'm looking to confirm that JF806 and JF807 will work in a T7400 tower and hopefully looking for the part numbers for the power cables to the riser cards. I have a graveyard of older P690's and T7400's and I'm trying to see what works and what needs recycling. I forget if these memory risers (JF806 & JF807) are for the P690 or the T7400. I've searched eBay and Googled a bit and have found nothing. 
I have found someone in the UK who appears to make the proper cables but that makes me nervous. I'd much rather buy the correct Dell part. 

Thanks!

A:T7400 Memory Riser Card POWER CABLE part numbers - JF806 & JF807

You might try contacting Dell Spare Parts. Have the Service Tag(s) handy...
Mon–Fri 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Central TimeSat & Sun 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Central Time 1-800-357-3355

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I have Precision T3500 that came with NVidia Quadro FX580 display adapter.
I had issues installing the latest NVidia driver for this card on Windows 7 (the screen would just go blank) but it was working fine with the three years old driver recommended by Dell, and now I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10 and it would automatically install the latest Windows 10 driver for this card that would freeze the system after reboot...
On Dell's support web site it says that Windows 10 is not supported on my system.
Any suggestions how to make Windows 10 work on Precision T3500 with NVidia Quadro FX580?

A:Precision T3500 with NVidia Quadro FX580 issues on Windows 7 and Windows 10 upgrade

The FX580 is a DX9  WDDM 1.0 card.
I have 2006 and 2005 E510's that have been upgraded with Pentium D 915 and 4 gigs of ram and they work Fine with windows 10 once you get at least a Geforce 610  or Radeon HD 5450 or better DX11 wddm 1.3 card.  
The FX580 is an ancient vacccum tube card that is not suitable for AERO or Windows 7,8,10
It works with the original WDDM 1.0 Vista Drivers but it will not have WDDM 1.1 or 1.3 drivers.

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Hello,
I tried to install the newly released Dell Precision Optimizer v3.5.5 (A00) August 18, 2016 on my Precision 5510, running Windows 7 64bit.
During the installation, an error panel pops up with this text:

> SetupNew\setup.cpp (140)PAPP:PVENDOR:PGUID:[email protected] Vista Service Pack 1 (7601)IE Version: 9.11.9600.18426
The installation then fails and the installer log shows the following:
[08/25/16 13:16:06]    Open file: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Command: attended[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Capabilities Value: 2097151 (0x1FFFFF)[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Vendor Software Version: 3.5.5[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[08/25/16 13:19:12]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Language: DE[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Language Compatible with this Package? Unknown[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile changed to: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\APPLIC~1.5_A\miniunz.exe[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extra... Read more

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Dear sirs,
I have a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick, and I am attempting to install it through the adapter of my laptop Toshiba, and along with that I intended to plug the USB chord into the VMWare application where I have Windows Vista where I play old
games on it, I desire to use the Joystick for ease of playing some old CD-ROM games that I have installed on Windows Vista under VMWare for ease, however, I have had the trouble of trying to get the software to recognize the Joystick. It should have recognized
the device that I was installing, but it did not, niether does Windows 8 (the current software that I am using) recognize the joystick when I plug it in through USB. Can you give me the steps on how to successfully get both Windows Vista, and Windows 8 to
recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick in order to trouble shoot this problem, I would appreciate it very well.
The Part no. X03-57540 , and the Product ID: 85791-579-7678597-00000
Thanks for looking into this.
cordially,
Robert Gutierrez

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Can anyone run Windows 7 on a Dell Precision 370? I have seen ppl say it is running. I had 32bit Windows 7 Ultimate working on my 370 for a few minutes. Then I installed Win 7 SP1 and it crashed. Now, I cannot get it to start or even freshly install again. I get Blue Screen Of Death ...F4 error, and it reboots. Does anyone have it running at all on a 370 or after SP1 it failed like mine? And which version of Win 7? Thanks (Sorry if this is wrong place to post. I am new here. Any help would be appreciated. )

A:Windows 7 on a Dell Precision 370?

Given that Dell ONLY supports XP on this model and no device drivers for Vista/Win 7 it's a hit or miss on whether it will even work with Vista or Win 7. You are in "uncharted territory".

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I recently purchased a Dell Precision 690 Work Station.  Here are the specs:
 
2 Xeon quad core CPUs running at 2.66 Mhz.
8gb of RAM, two sticks of 4 gig.
4 1TB HDDs, 7200 rpm.
Dell RAID controller card.
 
It came with Oracle Linux installed as the OS.  I purchased Windows 7 Pro (DVD) and have the new COA to go with it.
 
Do I need to initialize the hard drives prior to the install?
 
Will I need to specify which RAID configuration I want to use during the install?
 
If I add a SSD (it will accept a fifth drive) later, will I be able to put the OS on the SSD?

A:Windows 7 Pro install on Dell Precision 690

[at the edge of my comfort / knowledge zone]
 
I would be sure to reformat all of the drives before putting them into service
The RAID configuration must be in place before you start installing the OS and programs
When you add a SSD you may have to start from scratch if you want to reconfigure things.
 
Dick

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