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Dell Optiplex 3040 cannot use both HDMI port and Displayport at same time?

Q: Dell Optiplex 3040 cannot use both HDMI port and Displayport at same time?

I need some tech support on this computer/monitor combo…
I have the one monitor hooked up display port-displayport, it works fine. The second monitor is hooked up monitor-DELL display port-hdmi adaptor, then HDMI cable to HDMI port on computer. Computer sees the display port monitor only. both monitors are set to monitor the display port . Let me know asap, thanks..

I have the dual Dell displays, they only have Displayport and maybe DVI connectors... brand new Optiplex 3040, had display port and Hdmi ports for video, need them both active at the same time to run the dual display...... OR does dell make an adaptor to run its dual display from one display port?

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A: Dell Optiplex 3040 cannot use both HDMI port and Displayport at same time?

Optiplex 3040 onboard video out ports = HDMI, DP
A computer HDMI out port cannot up convert to a monitor DP in port via a straight cable. What you bought is designed to do the opposite; down convert a computer DP out to a monitor HDMI in port.
You would need to add an HDMI to DP Active Converter.
Computer HDMI out --> HDMI to HDMI cable --> HDMI in to DP out converter --> DP to DP cable --> Monitor DP in

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In my organization we have purchase a few Dell 3040 mini computers and now several of them are having technical issues.  We are supporting dual monitor on all our systems but the issues are:
1. The screen goes BLACK while the user is working but the system is still running for one user.
2.  Another user screen goes white while she is working and the system is still running.
Have installed the latest Video drivers from the Dell site and still the problem persist.  Can anyone provide any tech advice to resolve these issues.

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Hi, I bought an optiplex 3040 Small form factor machine running win7 initially but I restored windows 10 on it. i've had it only 2 days now, but I have detected two problems alarming - I'm trying to find information on whether they are common problems with this model or I have a faulty unit:
1) I have a USB2.0 3.5" HDD dock (with its own power supply) that when connected on any USB port and whaving any HD docked, after a couple minutes will start disconnecting and reconnecting in rapid succession. On other computers the dock is running rock solid stable. I'd worry that it might be my particular 3040, but I've read that Windows 8.1/10 has this issue. The event viewer doesn't show anything abnormal, other than a warning with ID 51: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DRx during a paging operation.
Anybody who could comment on that?
2) I realized that if I try re-connecting the HDMI plug while the machine is on (eg disconnect it and then reconnect it), it will cause the system to instantly reboot - this is reproducible inside windows, inside the bios or while memtest86 is running (booting from a USB thumb). I'm driving a VGA monitor with a small belkin VGA-to-HDMI adapter, and the problem will appear even if the VGA cable is not connected at the other end of the adapter.
My guess is that the HDMI plug when inserted short-circuits the machine. While this is not a huge problem (I could make sure to shutdown the computer before unplugin/pl... Read more

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Hello, can the HDMI port on a dell optiplex 9010 all in one desktop be used as a video input?

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What is correct part number for serial port needed for optiplex 3040 micro

A:How can i add serial port to optiplex 3040 micro

C4PDJ serial daughter card.

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This is happening on brand new Optiplex 3040 mini towers fresh out of the box at our company.  It only shows a black screen if I use the built-in display port.  I added an EVGA PCIe video card so I could configure the PC and that works perfectly - even the display port works.  The PC is configured and ready to go until I pull the video card out, at which point the built-in display port stops working as well.  Any clues?

A:Optiplex 3040 minitower display port not working.

See this list of compatible monitors for the builtin graphics--
www.dell.com/.../List-of-compatible-monitor-models

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Hi there,
I've got an OptiPlex 3040 micro running Windows 10 64bit (came installed on the machine) and two monitors (Dell U2415, came as a pair) using extended display. One monitor has an HDMI-HDMI cable going into the computer's HDMI port, the other has a DisplayPort-DisplayPort cable going into the computer's DisplayPort port. (There is no VGA port installed on this machine)
Both monitors are on the correct setting for detecting what cable is plugged into them. Whichever monitor the DisplayPort cable is plugged into cuts out to a black screen with nothing on it multiple times an hour during normal computing (mostly email and web browsing). Not a steady flicker, just randomly goes black and randomly comes back on.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the monitors, checked all the settings, ran the troubleshooter (no issues found), updated my graphics card driver (it was already the latest version), and nothing seems to be wrong there.
When I swapped the HDMI and DP cables to see if it was a cable issue or the physical monitor, the monitor that then had the DP cable plugged into it started to have the problem, whereas the other monitor (now plugged in via HDMI) had no problems. Originally there was a Mini DP-DP cable connecting one of the monitors and I thought maybe that was the issue, so I replaced it with a brand new DP-DP cable the other day. Still having issues with whichever monitor is connected via DP.

This computer is not even three months o... Read more

A:OptiPlex 3040 micro, dual monitors using HDMI and DP ports, DP connection unreliable

This does not sound like a hardware failure. Did you check/test all of the Windows 10 power management options? Specifically the PCI Express- Link State Power Management setting? Or just set the Windows 10 power management to High performance and retest. Also, if the U2415s USB upstream cables are connected to the computer, be sure to disable the USB selective suspend setting.

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I have just purchased these for school and need to split the HDMI to 2 x VGA to run the interactive board & the monitor - anyone else out there doing this?

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I've disconnected default SSD (Samsung) in order to connect new emty SSD (Transcend). I was in need to clone my laptop's HDD on this new SSD as a transit SATA port, because I've got only one SATA to USB connector, used by laptop's drive. I've successfully cloned my drives, disconnected all new drives, connected default SSD (samsung) and - no OS boot. I've not changed ANY BIOS settings.
Ok. I've a look on BIOS settings, and I see NEW (almost disconnected) SSD (Transcend) as bootable device. And NO Samsung SSD in boot device. Only Transcend which is no more connecned to motherboard. In SATA I see only Samsung SSD connecned, but I don't see it in BOOT section. 
I've restored to factory and than to default settings with no effect. Than I've cleared CMOS - no effect. I see disconnected SSD device in BIOS BOOT section. What I'm doing wrong?

A:Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF

I've changed firmware of my BIOS. Downgraded it up ti 1.2.3 version, than upgraded it again. No effect. Old SSD doesn't appear. BUT in Legacy boot disconnected drive is still present. I cannot delete it. cannot change it to connected SSD drive. I guess it's somewhere in Legacy Option ROMS, and must be changed - but there are no options in this BIOS section. I'm gonna hate UEFI

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Hello everyone . Just want to ask , can pentium g4560 work in dell optiplex 3040 ? Both of them got same socket 1151 .

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So I recently got a Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF for a good deal. It came with an i5 6500, 1TB HDD and a Single Stick of 8GB DDR3L. I've been reading the specs for the Optiplex 3000 series and they just came with an i5. I was just wondering if it's ok to replace the CPU with an i7 6700 non K, since i have one just lying around. I'm also planning on adding a low profile GTX 1050Ti (Msi probably) Will the 180W PSU that came with the computer support those upgrades?

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Hello,

I have taken advice and got a actv. display port to HDMI adapter. I've plugged the HDMI cable into TV. What happens is the desktop screen appears on TV but not exactly as it does on VDU at the same time- some icons (Google Earth etc) which are on the screen rather than small icons in bottom bar are not there. And then nothing else happens: no google home page or anything- just the desktop. When I turn off computer the desktop on TV goes away, so some signal is getting through.
 

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I've ordered a Dell OptiPlex 3000 3040 SFF desktop, and need to install a serial port. Can anyone tell me what will be compatible for this hardware? E.g. Will a standard low profile PCIe card be installable?
Many thanks,
Martin.

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I replaced the CPU on my Optiplex 3040 SFF that originally had an i5 6500 with an i7 6700 I had that was just lying around. It booted up into windows but when i check the system information it still thinks that it has an i5? Is it going to cause issues in the future and should I reformat my windows? Thanks for the answers.

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Have speakers that worked on old computer.  when I'm on the speaker/headphone tab of the dell audio setup, and click the speaker icon... there IS noise coming through them.  But no noise when I try youtube or even a video on the dell website.  The sound is not muted, and the when I click on the sound icon down by the clock/date, it appears that there is sound coming through.  Speakers are on, volume is up.  What is going on?  How do I fix it?
TIA
Byrdie

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I bought new memory for this computer... Kingston KCP3L16ND8/8 8gb 1600mhz Low Voltage Mod Mem which is supposed to be DDR3L-1600 UDIMM, but I only see one slot that looks like a memory slot in this box.... and the stick is too long for the slot.  Am I supposed to be looking somewhere else (like under something) for it?  Is this the wrong memory?  The Kingston memory finder said this was the memory for this system. I have 8gb and it is supposed to be expandable to 16.

A:adding memory to dell optiplex 3040 SFF

Is this the small form factor, or the micro form factor?  The micro version uses notebook type soDIMM (shallow profile) memory.

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 have recently taken delivery of 150 Dell Optiplex 3040 PC's all with the same specification.
I am trying to image then using MDT.
Before taking delivery of all the PC's I took a sample of 2 to test with to make sure I could create an image and deploy it. This worked without any problem using Litetouch and a defined sequence. Happy days.
I then took delivery of the remaining PC's and tried to apply the same image. However this fails on every PC I have tried apart from the initial 2 samples and it is driving me crazy. PC spec is identical for all PC's and there is only one W10 cab available from Dell that I am using for drivers.
I get a black screen  stating
windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
Status Oxc000001
A required device is not connected or can't be accessed.
This happens as the process seems to be connecting to the Litetouch image so I think it might be a possible NIC issue, even though it does successfully connect to the WDS deployment server.
Any suggestions?

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Hello
I am using MDT 2013.  I've imported the driver pack for the OptiPlex 3040 from Dell for Windows 7 x64.  After MDT installs the OS, it reboots into Windows to begin initialization but it never finishes.  Instead it reboots again and goes into the Dell Diagnostics utility and runs a test on memory. 
After the test runs, it tries to boot into Windows and I end up selecting "last know good config."  It finally loads windows but then none of the USB ports work.  I have to remote into the pc to manually install the USB and chipset drivers to finish the MDT deployment process.  This has happened on multiple machines and is a repeatable process.  Is anyone else having this issue? 

A:Dell OptiPlex 3040 Windows 7 MDT Problems

Did you either manage to resolve this issue? Or did you always have to go through last good config?
I'm trying to get Windows 7 x86 to install on both a OptiPlex 3040 and a Latitude E5570 with no joy. The previous models were fine.

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Hi there,
I've got a Dell Optiplex 3040 in my workshop at the moment. The computer seems to turn on: there's a light on the PSU, the HDD indicator flashes, the num lock toggles on and off and the traffic light on the ethernet port is active. However, there's no output from the HDMI port or the display port. The machine only has onboard graphics.
I'm thinking that the onboard graphics are at fault, but I don't have a graphics card that will fit in with the PSU in it's current location.
Any ideas for fixes on this? Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Optiplex 3040 - Boots but no video output

Did you try a diff monitor and new cable? Hard to solve this without any screen. Which model do you have? Only a couple of model 3040's support a discrete card. If you don't have MT or SFF model you can't install a card.
Supports optional discrete graphics (MT/SFF only): AMD Radeon? R7 350X, AMD Radeon? R5 340X

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Hi,
I am trying to create a windows 7 image to the new PC's that we have just purchased. On boot after pxe network boot I get the message "Please add the network driver to the windows PE image on Windows Deployment Services." I have added many drivers to WDS with no luck and the correct one from the dell website errors and will not let me added it. I have the packaged the drivers into the install.wim and boot.wim using the AIK but still no luck. The drivers from the dell website do not seem to work in the PE environment. I'm hoping that someone has done this before and can point me to the correct driver. I have been looking for the best part of two weeks and i'm sure it can't be this hard.
Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF cannot PXE boot windows 7 image

Hi Ihint,Thanks for posting.Please see this YouTube video for assistance:  http://dell.to/2tMiDOH

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Recently Bought Dell optiplex 3040 and installed windows 10 pro 64bit operating systems, but accidently keyboard (model: kb216p) which i received with pc not working. while replug it is trying to download driver but no success. i hope you will give a solution asap.Yours Truly,Mohammed Palakunnu

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Recently Bought Dell optiplex 3040 and installed windows 10 pro 64bit operating systems, but accidently keyboard (model: kb216p) which i received with pc not working. while replug it is trying to download driver but no success. i hope you will give a solution asap.Yours Truly,Mohammed Palakunnu

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Hi,
I just got a new laptop, and I'm having trouble connecting all three external screens as I used on the old machine. On the old computer I connected two screens using the d-ports on my docking station in combination with one display using the hdmi port in my laptop. Now, with my new computer, I can either connect two screens via the d-port's on my docking station, but then the hdmi port does not work, and the display says there is no signal coming out of my computer. When I pull the two d-port cords out, the hdmi port starts working automatically. 
- Intel HD Graphics 5500 (same as the old laptop)- 3x Dell U2415 screens
Is there a way the hdmi port on my laptop can work simultaneously with the d-ports on the docking station while it is docked? (It worked fine on the old one)  

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This machine is not connected to a domain. It is in a homeoffice workgroup with full local admin rights.The feature updates 1607 and 1703 will not install during Windows Update. They fail constantly. I tried downloading the standalone installers for them but they fail as well stating that they are "not applicable to this computer". I even downloaded the standalone installer for creator update 1709, which had not yet shown up in the customers Windows Update just see if it would work and it failed with the same message as well. I've uninstalled the antivirus and tried the Windows Update reset procedures outlined on Microsoft support help article 971058 but same issue. Before resorting to reinstalling Windows I was hoping maybe someone here could shed some light on the situation. As a sidenote, all other Windows updates work fine. Its just those 3 that fail.I know this is primarily a hardware forum but I posted here to confirm a claim from a tech who responded to this question when I posted it on Reddit claiming these creator updates were not compatible with these Dells which makes no sense to me.
Thanks in advance,
Adam

A:Dell Optiplex 3040 with Win10 Pro - Creator Update 1607 and 1703 will not install

A general comment.  The Windows version you have may be an issue.  Its not that its not compatible with Dell, its that some updates will not install on Enterprise versions as they leave it up to the corporate IT department on when/if they want to implement the updates on corporate systems.
Considering you have an OptiPlex (one of Dell's business system lines) this may be the case.

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I would like to install a 2nd monitor on my PC (Lenovo H50-50)
I plugged a 2nd monitor with the upper VGA port of my computer but the computer don't recognize this 2nd monitor.
How can I do ?
 
Mod's Edit:  expanded the problem discription on the Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Top, upper VGA monitor video port does not work (HDMI, DisplayPort)

Sounds like you have a graphics card installed, if so, the built-in ports are disabled.   I suggest you use the other port on the graphics card. 

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Wondering if anyone else has/had this problem?  I have a Lenovo Twist Ultrabook.  I believe it is also listed as a Thinkpad S230.  It has both a displayport and an HDMI port.  I have the displayport connected to a monitor using a DP-HDMI cable, and the HDMI port connected to an older monitor using an HDMI-DVI cable.  Either one will work on its own, but when both are connected both screens immediately go black. I also tried using an HDMI splitter cable on the HDMI port.  It works, but the display will only show mirror mode - not extended mode. When I look in the BIOS for display settings, it gives me 3 options: the local screen, and then to select either of the ports (but not both!) when docked. Anyone have any ideas? any feedback or suggestions greatly appreciated! 

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Can the T460 support using BOTH the mini-Displayport and HDMI ports at the same time to drive two monitors for an extended desktop?

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I am plugging a HDMI cable into the HDMI port on a Dell E5440 laptop and the other end of the cable, which is Display Port, into a Dell P1914S monitor.
Nothing shows on the external monitor no matter what I do or try on either the laptop or monitor?  I have tried this on a Dell E7000 series laptop also with no result on that one either?
Does the HDMI port on Dell laptops support video or do I need to utilise some other means of connecting a second monitor.  Bear in mind there is no VGA output on these laptops.
Thanks in advance
Wayne

A:Dell Laptop HDMI to Dell Monitor DisplayPort?

Display port is NOT bidirectional. You can go from DISPLAY PORT OUT to HDMI IN but you CANNOT GO HDMI OUT to DIsplay port in.
I would suggest an HDMI to VGA adapter.
https://www.amazon.com/View-Hdmi-Converter-Raspberry-Board/dp/B00F04N28I
 

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Hello to all P I have Y50-70 (860m nvidia) laptop. I buyed new monitor Dell U3415W . I know that my laptop have only hdmi connector ...  I have connected my screen with hdmi cable and its works but i have 2 questions : 1) If i will connect my Y50-70 with HDMI to DisplayPort Converter i will get better performance ? or somthing better than regullar hdmi ? some examples of the Converter https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-Supporting-Technology/dp/B00EDT0072https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-DP2HD4KS-DisplayPort-Audio-Converter/dp/B00LVA2LSW 2) In my nvidia settings i see that my hdmi port is not serving my nvidia 860m ... do i need to change some settings ?  Thanks !!!!! 




Thanks!

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I contacted Lenovo support today and got NO help in answering my question on this T470 Thinkpad. Is the T470 able to support two external monitors at the same time (one) using the HDMI port, (one) using the USB-c port (connected VIA an HDMI adapter lets say) to two 32" LGMA68HY-P 60HZ ISP LED's ( max res 1920 x 1080) that ARENOT 4K displays!!  Man it was like pulling teeth, upside down, in the dark, getting astraight answer from tech support on the issue. It looks like my Pro Dock will be useless in this application. As soon as I plugged in a VGA monitor the HDMI port died. HELP!!

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Hello Support Users,
I'm having an issue with the OptiPlex 3040 Intel HD Graphics 530 Driver for Windows 10 Pro. The machine will work fine for awhile then while certain applications like Microsoft Excel are running, the machine will stop working and give the following error:"Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
This machine has 2 monitors so using the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter doesn't work, even googling if that works or detects such is almost absent. I'm just letting whoever know it doesn't work with dual monitors on Windows 10 Pro.
I've found this link and installed the following display driver to see if that clears the issue + adjusted some PC settings in "Advanced System Settings" Under This PC : Windows still chooses what to do for visual effects and Virtual Memory is now 4096MB. I've also added the TdrRelay = 10 to the GraphicsDriver section in Registry.
Here is the link that's been suggested and the steps I've taken so far, I did skip the DELL driver and went for the initial Intel Generic Driver instead.
Is anyone else facing this issue with their onboard graphics?
Thread I've used so far to troubleshoot:www.intel.com/.../000005482.html
Any suggestions which could help or solutions for this PC?

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I have a Dell Latitude e6440 (Intel+AMD video) with the newest BIOS A18 and the newest video drivers.  It is connected to an ePort Replicator 0PKDGR.   I have a Displayport cable connected between the ePort and an ACER 43" 4k UltraHD monitor at 3840x2160.
When I resume the Laptop from sleep/standby/hibernate, the screen flashes bars and sometimes completely turns off for a few seconds.
If I reboot, then everything is fine.
I've tried:

Making sure the bios and drivers are all up to date.
I had an unrelated issue about 2 months ago, and my motherboard and cooling fan were replaced.  So I'm assuming the motherboard is newer/better if there was ever a fix for this issue, but not entirely sure.   Since the Intel/AMD graphics are on the motherboard.  They were replaced.  The issues remained before and after.  
Tried turning off hibernate.  Using only regular standby.  Issue persists.
Tried turning off standby and only using Hibernate.  Same issue
It seems to happen more when the system is being used more.  Cooling fan runs more often.
Tried a different Displayport cable
Tried a different displayport connection on the EPort, DP1 vs DP2

Might be a coincidence, but I was just trying something and switched my monitor from Displayport 1.2 to 1.1.  The resolution of the display went down to 2k.   Then I switch back to DP 1.2 and the issue seems to have gone away.   I'm going... Read more

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I have a Dell Latitude E7450 laptop with a E-Port Plus II port replicator connected to two external monitors using DisplayPort which will not output to multiple monitors.
I have another Dell model and when placed on the port replicator with two external monitors connected, booting into BIOS/UEFI the screen is cloned onto each monitor. However, when doing the same with a brand new Dell Latitude E7450 only one screen is active - the other is off. Within Windows itself, I can only have 1 monitor connected to the port replicator. If I undock, I can run 3 monitors independently indicating an issue with the dock rather than a hardware limitation with the laptop itself.
I believe the above tests eliminates the OS or driver issue and highlights a compatibility issue between the new Dell Latitude E7450 laptop and E-Port Plus II port replicator. I have tried this on 2 separate machines with the same results. I have also updated both the graphics drivers (Version 10.18.14.4170, A16) and the BIOS (Version A04) to the latest releases. I have also tried using DVI cables as well as swapping out the port replicators. Nothing works. In Windows 8.1 itself, it actually shows as two monitors active, but one is not on. If I swap out the monitors to a different brand, I get the same result.
Is there a BIOS/UEFI setting I need to change? Is there a newer port replicator or update I need?

A:Dell Latitude E7450 compatibility with E-Port Plus II with external Dual DisplayPort monitors

Did you resolve this issue and, if so, how? I have the same laptop (but running Windows 10) and the same docking station with the same results.

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

A:(Redirected) Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (include Windows 10 Pro license) - How to install Windows 10?

Best to post this in the Windows 10 forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997Bev.

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I updated my OptiPlex 7050 to the Fall Creators Update 1709 and my HDMI port has stopped working.  I'm running a dual monitor system, one monitor is using the display port and the other is using HDMI port.  After the update the port just stopped functioning. 
Here's what I've tried:

I've tried three different monitors
Tried three different hdmi cables, plus one HDMI to display port
Flashed the BIOS
Installed the latest display drivers from Dell

As soon as I roll back the update, everything is fine.  To stop Windows to keep trying to update, I've set the branch readiness level to "Current Branch for Business" and deferred it for 365 days. 
Is anyone else having this problem? 
I'm in No hurry to install this update! 

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled (includes Windows 10 Pro) ?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 and reading "to be used on a system with an OS installed and to be used only to reinstall the operating system".

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Hello :)
I would ask if i can install a ps/2 port for mouse and keyboard on dell optiplex x330 ?
This is my motherboard: drive.google.com/.../view
This is the PS/2 serial : http://i.imgur.com/deRqxqH.png
i would know if is compatible with this product:
www.amazon.com/.../ref=ox_sc_act_title_1

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I'm running WinXP w/SP2 on a Dell OptiPlex 740. I have an application that requires a barcode scanner to be connected and configured (via serial) to COM2 only. By default, the 740 has COM1 which I was able to manipulate and change to diplay COM2. Also, I changed the interrupt request to 4 and I/O range to 02E8-02EF. This configuration works... until I reboot the computer. At that time, the printer is no longer recognized by the application and it appears that Windows has reveresed the IRQ and I/O settings that I previously set. I have tried rebuilding this machine with Win XP but still get the same issue. Is this a problem with the HAL? A similar set up worked fine on OptiPlex GX150. The HAL on the 740 is currently set at ACPI Uniprocessor PC. Should I switch to Standard PC HAL and avoid the virtual IRQ setup altogether? Does anyone have any suggestions on this?
 

A:Dell OptiPlex 740 Com port issue

Creating a hardware profile after you have the configuration working and
using that profile to boot may retain the settings.
As it is now,windows is booting to the default profile.
To create a hardware profile
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Open System in Control Panel.
On the Hardware tab, click Hardware Profiles.
Under Available hardware profiles, click Profile 1 (Current), and then click Copy.
Type a name for the new hardware profile, and then click OK.
You can customize your new profile by enabling or disabling devices for that profile in Device Manager. For more information about Device Manager, click Related Topics.
Notes

To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
The profile named Profile 1 (Current) provides a model for you to create new hardware profiles. It will not appear in the list of available hardware profiles shown during startup.
 

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in the past with the optiplex 3020 I was able to connect a VGA monitor even thru the DP, by getting a $10 converter from DP to VGA.
in the 3040 model, they dont work. not a DP-VGA nor does the HDMI-VGA work.
Is there any way for me to get my VGA monitor to work on the 3040 computer? Even just one monitor would help. Or would I have to buy a new monitor with digital connection??

Thanks,
Shia

A:Optiplex 3040 with VGA

What form factor 3040, mini-tower, small form or micro form?
Do you have an add-in video card or only onboard Intel video?  A VGA port was extra-cost option on the 3040.
Have you checked BIOS setup to make sure the video output is set to Auto?

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Are there any adapters to do this or ways to do this? I can't seem to find any.

I am buying new monitors, the dell u2414h. Now, while this does have hdmi, I will be connecting multiple monitors together to extend the display from the laptop to give me multiple screens. The problem with this is that it only works if you use displayport and not hdmi, so I need a way to convert the hdmi to displayport or mini displayport.

I will primarily be using these monitors with my laptop that has displayport, so that is why I am getting these monitors and that won't be a problem. I will most likely hook up other laptops to the monitors and hdmi is way more common from what I have seen on laptops than displayport and is why I need a way to go from hdmi to displayport or mini displayport.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:Hdmi to Displayport/Mini Displayport

You can't, HDMI does not support daisy chaining in the manner that DisplayPort does and you can't use a simply adapter to go from HDMI to DisplayPort and get the features of DisplayPort.
 

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First I want to re-emphasize just how bad Dell support is. I went through something similar with an Optiplex 3020 32-bit video driver for Windows 10. Dell doesn't care about problems. They just wanted a credit card. Here we are again....
There is a problem with the Optiplex 3040 and SSD drives. I have four of them out in the field that will, on occasion, reboot for some reason (has to have something to do with the SSD) and when they reboot it immediately goes in to diagnostics and says there is no hard drive present. The fix is simple. Turn it off and turn it back on and it boots fine but there is obviously some conflict with the Optiplex 3040 and SSD drives.
So... I get in chat with Dell and guess what? They don't care. It isn't their problem. They would be interested if I gave them my credit card info. So I took it a step farther and asked is there was some kind if database with reported issues by model. I was told no! You got to be kidding! Dell gets reports of problems and they don't document it or take it serious???? What a jaw dropper. I know Dell support was horrid, always has been, but this goes beyond horrid!
So Dell is obviously clueless. Any users have issues with the Dell Optiplex 3040 and SSD drives like I am having?

 

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Hi, I tried to replaced the original 4GB non-ECC ram with 2x8GB ECC MT18KSF1G72AZ-1G6 ram but system tilt with beep sound. I tried to mix 4GB non-ECC with 8GB ECC ram and system prompted it doesnt support mixed ECC and non ECC ram. I upgraded the BIOS to latest 1.46 but it doesnt help. May I know how to install these 2x8GB ECC MT18KSF1G72AZ-1G6 ram to Optiplex 3040. Thank you

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Using Optiplex3040 SFF came with 128GB SSD..Its HDD bracket has sendary 2.5" HDD mounting space, but doesn't have spare SATA port nor power socket. (Has 2 SATA port on board. 1 is being used by ODD.)Do you think we can add sendary HDD to this model?

A:Can Optiplex 3040 SFF install 2nd HDD?

Only externally - not internally.

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Hello,
we encounter a strange problems to operate the wake on lan with dell optiplex 3040 , when the PC is turned off you can turn it back on if the magic packet  is sent within 5 or 10 seconds .Afters this no more WOL is possible. 
bios options are (ver 1.4.3) :
deep sleep control = > deactived
Wake on lan => lan only
block sleep has tested => ko
3 versions of the realtek drivers lan card has  been tested with unchecked power options , and then test by disabling some option .. nok the wol is not stable
Few version of windows . Tested OS : Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1. (With or without deactivating the Quick Start ) 
This is not append with other optiplex (7010, 7020 and 790)  model on same site with same switch and routers. 
Lan card is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (DEV_8168). 

 Any idea ? 
Thanks 

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Hi! What is a name for a part number or flex connector capable into motherboards optiplex 3040 for VGA displays? See the pic. TY and sorry for my bad english....

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Hello, I need some help finding a decent video card for my old Optiplex 755 Mini Tower. Not sure why they call it a mini as it certainly a medium size tower. Anyway I know these are pretty old computers so a new video card would be crazy. I would rather pull the trigger for something used on eBay if possible.
I need to be able to plug this 755 MT into my TV via HDMI and watch Movies/Videos with it. I would mostly be using Videolan or Plex to pull this off. Can anyone recommend a video card for this? If i get to play some older games with it this video card great!
The important part of this equation is sound over the HDMI connector. As i have a video card now working but it's hooked up with a Display Port on the video card to a Dell HDMI adaptor cable which supports no sound whatsoever.
Thanks in advance for your time.
Bill

A:Dell Optiplex 755 MT - Needed Video Card w/Sound Support Over HDMI

There is a specific card that works fine with the 755 all sizes EXCEPT USFF.Works with XP VISTA 7 8 or 10.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121439
Its not expensive and works fine.

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