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Dell Inspiron 3847 Stereo speakers hookup

Q: Dell Inspiron 3847 Stereo speakers hookup

How to hook up pc to stereo receiver? Pc plays through logitech speakers but want to know how to also hear pc music through my stereo speakers. Thanks

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A: Dell Inspiron 3847 Stereo speakers hookup

Hi illninutt,Here's a video that can assist:http://dell.to/2guXYId

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3847. I want to upgrade the graphic to a gtx 1050.
The specs are: i3 4130
300w power supply
window 8.1
This is the graphic card i want to get:

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Not sure of the proper place to open this thread, but I thought hardware was best. I am wanting to install a gtx 650ti into the Inspiron (title). I have changed the power supply to a rosewill 500 watt. The inspiron will post and go to windows by just using the on-board graphics, but will only show a black screen on the monitor when the 650 is supplying the signal. The monitor states that a signal is not present, but I have included a pic of the monitor when the 650 is left in, but on-board graphics is being used. I have tested the 650 in another pc and it works. I have attempted many steps and will list all I can remember below. I am just looking for any suggestions (order to do things) or if anyone else has encountered this problem? Will the Inspiron support the 650 through the only pci express port, I have looked at the specifications and it should? Thanks for your help

What I have done:
Different Cable
Different Monitor
Different graphics card
Updated BIOS
Updated Chipset
Enabled Dual Monitor in BIOS
Automatically selected input on Monitor (both)
Changed resolution when in windows from integrated graphics
Disabled integrated graphics
Turned-off Hibernation

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Can i upgrade my dell inspiron 3847's ram to a 16gb ddr3 kit? 

This one in particular: www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=sr_1_1

A:Dell inspiron 3847

The system will take up to 16 G of RAM -- that said, see Kingston's website for compatibility.  That's not what they recommend for your model.  This is:

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So I own a Dell Inspiron 3847 with the i7-4790 cpu, 8 gb of ram and if there's any other info you want, ill post it for you. So basically I want to install aMSI Radeon RX 480 4gb into the system. Now i recently learned that the computer uses some sort of Dell motherboard or something (not really sure)? I just wanted confirmation on whether or not I could install the RX 480 into my system. Thank you!

A:RX 480 in Dell Inspiron 3847

What size PSU does the 3847 have? MSI indicates a 500W PSU with 8-pin power connector for their Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card.
The card is ~10.9" x 5.5" x 1.7".  So is there's enough space for it, especially the length?

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I purchased the above computer a year and a half ago.  It cost $500.00 but I don't get a little window in the lower right corner of my desktop.  It is a windows 8.1 and seems to be running fine but when I try to install KB2919355 I get an error.  Obviously all I am doing is trying to qualify for windows 10.  Does anyone have any idea what the error is all about and why I can't qualify for a upgrade to win10.Thanks in advance.   - Missouri Tiger

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 DESKTOP

Be careful going to Windows 10, I got the upgrade downloaded and let it install and now it doesn't recognize my ethernet adapter so I have no internet connection at all and the computer is useless.  I have been searching for people with same issue and came across your thread and haven't seen anyone with my same issues yet.  I downloaded some updated drivers and hope they will work...

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I have recently been looking for a new GPU so that I can play more high-end games. As intel integrated graphics just will not do. With Integrated Graphics, the frame rate is very low and often not suitable for player more high-end games such as GTA V, Overwatch, And Rocket League. I have been looking at this card in particular.
The card dimensions are (by L x H). 6.97" x 4.65"  I know height wise, the card should fit. But I'm not so sure that it will fit length wise as I do not have exact measurements for the card.
Listed below are also my PC's specs.

MODEL: Dell Inspiron 3847
CPU: Intel i3-4170 Dual Core ( 3.7 GHz )
GRAPHICS: Intel Integrated 4400
RAM: 8GB DDR3 ( 2x4GB )
POWER: I'm not sure what the wattage of my PSU is. I assume 300W?
DISPLAY: Dual Monitor ( Monitor one is a 720p TV. Monitor 2 is a 1080p Acer Gaming Monitor)

I am really hoping that this card is compatible with my PC and I hope you guys can help me out. Also, please let me know if I have to upgrade any parts of my PC or purchase any addons for the card to work.
Thank you,Vincent

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Can i upgrade my Dell inspiron 3847's ram to this 16gb kit from kingston.


A:Dell inspiron 3847 ram upgrade

No -- you need DDR3L (low voltage) for this system.
This is the correct memory if you want Kingston.

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I just picked-up a Inspiron 3847 and I'm looking to upgrade to a solid state drive.
I think I'll need:
2.5" mounting bracket
SATA cable
Will I need a SATA III card or will the existing interface work (I couldn't find clear specs on what the existing interface actually was)?
Anything else I'm missing?

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 - What to buy for SSD upgrade?

You cannot install an SSD as the boot Drive while the original drive is hooked up.
There will be issues.
You can install an ssd after upgrading DBAR to and then making a 16 gig or larger usb flash recovery.
Then install the SSD
and then optimize it.
Then put the old drive back as a secondary.
I Usually recommend INTEL Retail drives for this so that you get Tools for optimization.

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I bought two 8gb Corsair Vengeance strips of ram for my pc. Installed and got the no signal error message. Did some research and read if I take out the battery to reset BIOS that that might help. I only put one new strip in at this point. I got a message on screen saying bios reset etc,then my pc booted up. I ran Speccy,and it recognized the new 8gb of ram. Turned pc off,threw other strip in......No signal. Tried one 8gb with my old 4gb strip. No signal. Tried that one 8gb strip that had worked before.....Now,no signal. Any ideas?

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hello i am currently using a dell inspiron 3847 which ive gotten a couple years back. Now that i plan to upgrade the gpu from a gt705 to a gtx1050ti,  i think i may need to upgrade the PSU as well.  Now i know that  there are other posts about this but i would like to ask if i could buy a corsair VS450W instead of the CORSAIR CS750M (which everyone is recommending) since its a little pricey for me. My current PSU(Dell PSU that came with it) is only 300W. My cpu is a core i5-4460. Thanks :)

A:PSU Upgrade for Dell inspiron 3847

There are specific models that I have tried and they work fine.
lower power versions like the CS550M and CS650M do not have enough 3.3v/5v combined power.

EVGA NEX 750B works fine.
Power supplies that do not have 150W combined on the 3.3V/5V rails may not EVER work or may fail. Note the power ratings on each railThis label is from the NEX 750B1  

This is a label from a Dell 525w unit.  Note the ratings on EACH rail not just the total watts.

On many other vendors as the power goes up the 3.3V/5V rails max power GOES DOWN to 100W max.  However in the case of dell 875w unit the power goes UP to 225w on the 3.3V/5V rails.

This is what the NEX 750B1 looks like installed in an XPS 8500


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So, i just bought this great machine, and everything is working just fine, but i was wondering,
Which Intel cpus does my dell computer supports?
I was specially thinking of upgrading to an Intel Core i5 4590 (right now i have an intel core i3 4150)
can i upgrade without problems?
i am still using the original PSU from dell 

A:Dell inspiron 3847 cpu upgrade?

believe it or not, my dell came with the i3-4150
I have checked since last year, and just recently they started using the new released processors. My local store ordered this dell in october-november 2014

But returnig to my question, those processors that you have listed, do they work with my dell desktop computer?

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Hi,I'm aware that case swapping is really uneconomical for a dell, but i want to do it. I have a dell inspiron 3847, and i want to move all the components to a cooler master Storm Stryker. Is this possible? (The motherboard is my priority)

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I just bought another case, which doesn't have the same plug as the dell case for the pw switch and everything ! I want to know, which pins are the Pw switch, HDD led and so on so i can plug my motherboard into my new case !

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 motherboard to another case

Dell doesn't make info about the front panel connections public. So unless someone else can post that info, or you figure it out yourself, you may have a hard time moving the motherboard into a new case...

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I recently swapped my dell inspiron 3847's case for a cooler master storm stryker. Everything works perfectly. Now im looking to add liquid cooling to my pc. Can i do this?

A:Dell inspiron 3847 liquid cooling

I don't see why not, you would just remove the cpu fan and install the liquid cooling hub.  In my opinion I don't see why you would need to as the CPU is not overclock able and your case appears to be big enough to allow for more then adequate airflow.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 with a broken grill holder. Does any one know the part number or where I can find one of these.

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 grill holder

If you're in the USA, you can contact Dell Spare Parts
Mon?Sun 7 a.m. ? 10 p.m. Central Time
Have your Service Tag handy

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Just got the computer, works fine, really happy with it. What noises should I hear from the tower/drive? I don't really hear a fan, but sometimes a faint...I don't know.....whirring? Not really that noticeable, but this computer is new to me....any ideas appreciated. I KNOW all computers make SOME sounds.....just paranoid I guess! Thanks so much!

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 Noise Question!

Intermittent, not constant. Is this just the drive working while I'm running webpages and downloading files, using application, etc?

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Hello Everyone,
I purchased a Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop in Jan 2015, all was good until the hard drive died and was replaced, then the optical drive started making a funny noise and Dell sent me a replacement, now the whole system sounds pretty loud in operation and i have always found it to be a pretty quite runner usually,
Ive had the side cover off and honestly find it hard to know exactly where the louder sound is coming from, all i can tell you is it's a constant kind of deep sounding hummmmmmmmmm that starts around 10mins after the system is switched on ,and appears to be towards the back of the unit. I recently swapped out the stock 300w power supply for a corsair CX 500W and it sounds really sweet, so i doubt it's that,
Pressing lightly on parts of the case toward the back, either alters the tone of the hum or sometimes stops it all together for a few moments,
Currently i have it sat on the floor by the side of my desk, but it's not directly on the carpet, it's sat on a hard shelf that i had cut to size. The funny thing is, when i unplugged it and took it down to my kitchen, i took the side panel off so i could listen, and it sounded really quite stood on my counter top?. Its also had a good clean with compressed air, though it wasn't very dusty inside to begin with,
I have a low threshhold when it comes to pc loudness to start with, and this is driving me nuts because it wasn't this audible before,

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Hello all! 
New to the Dell Forums, I've always wanted to sign on and learn more about my devices through community discussion, but I never have. Now I have a more emergent reason to.

My Dell Inspiron 3847 Tower refuses to turn on. I was playing league of legends on my desktop. I received a blue crash screen and my computer turned off. I then proceeded to turn it back on, however the power light would go orange, then white, fans would turn on, then stop. Computer would completely shut off two seconds after turning it on and it cycles. I'll turn it on, it'll go orange, white, then off. It would cycle for hours if I let it.
My first instinct is a fried power supply, however I don't see how my power supply would go kaput in the middle of a gaming session. 
I don't want to spend the $50 on purchasing the power supply if that's not the case. Anyone help me out as to what the issue is?

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 Cycles Boot

The power supply would indeed be the first suspect, but before going further, unplug the system and hold the power button for 30 sec.  See if you can get it to start up -- if it won't, replace the power supply first.  If that doesn't solve the problem, then replace the mainboard.
If you are not willing to start swapping parts, most PC shops will do a basic diagnosis for a relatively low cost and provide a repair estimate that credits the diagnostic fee toward the ultimate cost of the repair.

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I have an Intel 540s series 480gb ssd drive however my Dell Inspiron 3847 wont see it. Dell cant seem to tell me if it is compatible. Would anyone be able to let me know if it is and if so how to enable it.

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i just wonder what is the diffenet between 4 gen intel processor or 7 intel processor chip?
which one do i use to upgrade the 4 gen processor or 7 gen the reason why i asking because it say 4 Gen processor chip can i use the 7 Gen processory chip or not on the H81 motherboard or something but so i need help.

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Can anyone direct me to info on installing a second hard drive to Inspiron 3847 computer for purposes of image back up using Acronis True Image Home software back up? There is space for an optical drive which is totally foreign to me, but nothing is said anywhere in the material in users manual about adding second hard drive which seems to be a pretty normal hardware addition. Not savvy in these matters.

First time forum poster


A:Second Hard Drive Dell Inspiron 3847

Dell has not published the procedures for installing an additional SATA hard drive, the Inspiron 3847 has a second 3.5" bay, for the second hard drive next to the primary hard drive, there should be a set of rails located in the bay, two 6-32X1/4, phillips head screws are needed, to attach the rails.
 The procedures on pages 26 to 28 of the owners manual should give you an idea of what is required for the installation.
You will need a SATA data cable there should be a spare SATA power connector inside the case.After installing the drive enter the system setup and check that the hard drive is 'enabled' [on] and recognized.
For Windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted.Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, right click new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.Bev.

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Our computer has been making a loud whirring sound from the fan at the top of the computer tower, I believe this is the CPU fan??

I'm trying to find a replacement, no help on the Dell website. Any suggestions?

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 CPU cooling fan replacement help

Turn off your Dell, then remove its side panel.
Examine the inside of the case to see how many fans(processor, power supply, graphic card, etc.) it has.

If the interior is full of dust, you should blow it out.
Pay particular attention to the fans and heat sink units.

Shine a light inside the case, then turn on your Dell.
You should be able to see which fan is making a loud whirring sound.


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New Dell Inspiron 3847. Braand new right out of the box and no audio output--never had this problem on my HP's or IBM Machines.
Is there a specific driver download link?

A:Brand new Dell Inspiron 3847 --No audio output

Mike and headphone jack is in the front under a pop-up panel--well hidden IMO! Manual is here--
Also more audio ports on the back. Light green is speaker out. Look under Views in the manual

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Perhaps once a month I have noticed that my Dell performs rather oddly at bootup.
The Dell Logo appears, then I hear the disc drive make some unusual noises followed by a period of a minute or so whilst the disc drive light remains on. It looks like it is actually doing something rather than stuck on.
The finally Windows starts up.
What is it, does anyone know, its being doing it ever since I have had the computer.
Is it performing a preboot system or hardware or maintaince checkup on a monthly basis, if so can I program it for when it starts.
Thanks .. Bill

A:Does my Dell Inspiron 3847 do a boot time check.

Hey Bill,
Try pressing F12 at boot up to get to the boot menu, then choose the option for "Diagnostics" to see if that produces any errors. Make sure you use the "Thorough" option. Based on what you've said here I'm not convinced it will, but I want to rule a hardware fault out as possibility.
You can also try, once loaded into Windows, running CHKDSK on your system.  A detailed explanation on that here:
Basically, open command prompt as an administrator (right-click cmd.exe and choose "Run as Admin") then type in (without quotes) "CHKDSK /R C:"   then press enter.
You'll be asked if you want to run a disk check on next reboot, type "y" for Yes and then restart your computer.  If bad sectors are found the process may take quite a long time to complete - that's ok. Let it run. Once finished, continue to use your computer & let us know how it behaves.
Hope this helps!

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i just recently bought a small set of computer speakers for my dell inspiron 3847. i plugged it into the back of the tower via usb, and now when i plug in my headphones into the front headphone jack on the tower to listen to the audio for movies or music,no sound goes through the headphones. need help troubleshooting this.

A:dell inspiron 3847 no sound from 3.5mm headphone jack

In this case the system is working as per design. When the headphone's are plugged in the systems ask's you which is the device you chose for audio output. In this case check if the headphone's are selected as the primary device for audio output then this could be the situation.
Hoping this helps.

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Hi, Im upgrading my CPU and  want to know if it's possible to use the Xeon 1231v3 in the Inspiron 3847.  My current CPU is i3-4150.

A:Will Xeon 1231v3 work in Dell Inspiron 3847?

Doubtful.  The BIOS probably isn't programmed to accept it and i'm not sure the chipset is capable of utilizing a Xeon.  Xeon processors generally use business or industrial class chipsets from intel  

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Hi Everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop purchased January 2015,
It used to run really quietly, but recently it's sounding louder during operation,
I've had the side panel off a number of times, but couldn't pin point what exactly was responsible, but once the side panel is replaced, and the PC is placed back in it's usual location, the sound is there and it sounds like one of the fans,
It had been suggested to me, to place the PC on a softer surface, as it could be just down to resonating. I've stood it directly on my floor in my office, but the sound is still there, a varied hummmmmmm sound which on further listening, seems to be the chassis fan,
My question is, where can i purchase a new replacement chassis fan (the one on the back)?, also , if it turns out to be the CPU fan, can I replace just the fan without disturbing the heatsink, thermal paste and processor?,
I also need advice where I can purchase a replacement CPU fan?, it's an Intel core i5 4460, 4th Gen,
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thank You,
Mr Anthony

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Hello. After I accidentally unplugged my pc, I tried to turn it back on but only got a solid amber light on the power button, nothing comes on the screen and there are no beeps, the PSU light on the back is green so I don't know if it's a PSU problem. The fans run and I can open the CD tray. I already tried unplugging the cord and holding the power button without results. Thanks

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So I remember a forum post saying that in order to use graphics cards in a dell 3847 you had to turn off secure boot. I remeber doing that in advance for when I would get a gtx 1050 for my pc, but ever since then I've had to press F10 during boot up and boot through "legacy" to get into windows. It will no longer automatically boot windows, even if I re-enable secure boot/turn off legacy oprom. Worse, I've read that pascal cards don't work when using legacy, is this true? And can I make my computer boot into windows automatically again?

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My Dell Inspiron 3847 has lately responded more slowly to inserting a CD in its optical drive.  ("DVD RW Drive (E:)" displays more slowly in File Explorer after inserting a CD in the optical drive, and splash screens for some CDs don't display for several minutes.)

Can someone say what the range of time normally is after inserting a CD in the optical drive?

A:response of Dell Inspiron 3847 optical drive -- to inserting a CD

It should only be a few seconds from when the CD drawer closes till the OS recognizes it and you can access the CD.  Have you run any antivirus or antimalware programs to check for those things?  Are you missing any updates from Windows Update?

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Hi Everyone,
I apologise if this has been asked previously, but i wasn't 100% clear in the other answers to this,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop (not slim), purchased in Jan 2015. It has an intel core i5 4460 cpu and an INVIDIA Geforce GT 705 graphic card, 16gig DDR3 ram,
It has always run very quite, but just recently (within the last couple of weeks) i have noticed it making more sound then normal, it's soft but a constant high pitched sound which appears to be coming from the stock 300w psu,
If i wanted to change the psu, what make and model would be compatable?, sorry, but i am not really savy with voltages and figures etc, that is why i have asked purely for a make and model number that has been used in this model before, and would work,
From what i have read on this forum, a few people seem to have had issues with the stock psu after a period of time. Any recommendations would be greatfully appreciated, especially from users of the Inspiron that have upgraded their psu,

Thanks Again,
Mr Anthony

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Hi everyone,
I am brand new on the forum and I have signed up specifically because I am having some problems with the Samsung SSD drive in my Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop,
At the moment I have it connected to sata port 0, exactly where the original HDD was plugged in. Although I am able to boot straight to Windows on the SSD with this configuration, I am unable to choose it as my primary boot drive because it is not showing in the boot menu, in a nutshell it is not listed in the bootable devices when I enter BIOS,
I spent around half an hour talking to a Dell technician on the telephone who walked me through some steps in the bios, but it still didn't show,
I contacted Dell support again today and spoke to a rather rude Guy in technical support who told me he could not help me with this, because the Inspiron 3847 has not been tested by Dell for SSD compatibility, he was most adamant that he could not help,
I am very frustrated by this whole affair because I have read articles, on this particular Forum in fact that suggests it is possible to install an SSD in this model,
Is there anybody within the community you can offer some support and tell me where I might be going wrong with this?, in its current configuration the SSD is working really great and fast, I'm just so confused as to why I can't use it as my primary drive?. I have formatted my original HDD and was planning to use this as extra storage,
If someone could help me with this I would be really grateful,
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I have a Dell Inspiron 3847.  The monitor no longer shows color, it is black and white - I bought a new monitor and also tested the monitor from my other computer. all three monitors are black and white so it is my computer. I have tried diagnosing from Dell's diagnostic page. All the tests I ran said my computer is fine. One test took 10 minutes, it looks like it tested graphics - but not the COLOR. I put in my expired express tag, and it identified my computer and gave me a list of updates.  I installed Dell Digital Delivery application update, Dell Update Setup because those were dated 2016. I tried to update HD 4000 Series Graphics Driver but it gave me an error message. Said that driver was not verified for my computer and returned me to Dell's Diagnostic page. I tried that 3 times. I'd like to know how I can find out what my graphics card or video card is and how I can get an update for it. I assume that my monitors are all black and white due to something on this Dell computer. It has been black and white for about 2 weeks.

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The video card I was interested in:
My current specs from Speccy if that would be useful to anyone:
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
CPUIntel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz 26 °CHaswell 22nm Technology
RAM12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
MotherboardDell Inc. 088DT1 (CPU 1) 28 °C
GraphicsDELL S2340L ([email protected])Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Dell)
Storage931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA) 36 °C
Optical DrivesHL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GHB0N
AudioRealtek High Definition Audio
I'm using the power supply that came with the computer (I assume 300W?) along with the above specs. So my question is will this video card upgrade work with my Dell Inspiron 3847? And if so, will I need a new power supply, or can I keep the one that came with the computer? If this upgrade isn't realistic, then a recommendation for the right direction to go towards would be appreciated as I am very new to messing with computer hardware/building or upgrading a computer.
I heard that the size of the video card could be a problem for the Dell Inspiron 3847, but this one is only 1.5 x 5.7 x 4.38 inches according to Amazon, so I'm pretty sure it is small enough for the case.
If anyone can help a newbie out then that would be greatly appreciated. If I am missing any details that are needed so you can help me I will try to provide with those if I can.

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I hope someone knows the answer.
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 running Windows 10. Several times over the past 6 months I have noticed my computer still on and the Screen has turned off. Neither the Keyboard or the Mouse responds either.
The only way I can switch off is to hold the power button for a few seconds.
I have prevoiusly made sure the Sleep options, if ever i use them, is only for the computer and never the screen.

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I've googled and read a lot of forum posts about this topic but I still can't figure it out.

I have a new Dell Inspiron 7520 and I want to use the Stereo Mix feature so I can record audio coming out of my Conexant SmartAudio HD soundcard. I right click on the speaker icon in the system tray, click Recording devices and then right click the white space to Show Disabled and Show Disconnected Devices however still Stereo Mix won't show up.

I have installed Audacity but Stereo Mix does not show up under the Input or Output devices there either.

I've tried downloading the latest Conexant Driver from the Dell Drivers webpage and also tried installing the latest RealTek Driver but no luck with either. Some say StereoMix may not be available at the hardware level but I'm not sure.

From another forum I tried the following with the Conexant driver but either I wasn't doing it right or it didn't work either...

I opened the driver .inf file, it was called oem2.inf and these three lines were commented (they each had a semi-colon before them). I uncommented the lines:




I then went into device manager and re-installed the Conexant driver by browsing to the location of the .inf file I just edited (by removing the semi-colon comments). But I then got the error message: "W... Read more

A:Can't see Stereo Mix on Dell Inspiron 7520

The conexant driver is the correct one, the RealTek is different hardware and won't install.

Your System details shows "High Definition Audio Device". That usually indicates the basic function Windows installed sound driver, not the Conexant driver??

Here is the Conexant driver from the Dell Downloads: Driver Details | Dell United States

I used to do a lot of support on the Dell Community (users forum). In just about every case the Dell supplied sound drivers were the only ones that worked correctly. Non-Dell in many cases either will not install or do not work properly.

You could post on the Dell Laptop forum and one of the experts there may be able to help.

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Have tried all the suggesions to get the Stereo mix option on my Dell Inspiron N5010 64 bit new laptop to work. Updating driver,enabling disconnected devices in audio recording etc. These have all worked on many computers in the past. I undestand that Dell has some specific problems. I have been on a tech phone line with Dell for over 2:30 hours to no avail. According to a tech bulletin from Dell they admitted blocking Stereo Mix but said they have decided to "allow" the option. So how can I do it?

Can anyone help? THX

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop No Stereo Mix

Your best option would have been to post on the Dell users forum, Laptop hardware section. There are people on that forum that can specifically address this on Dell's. Home - Dell Community

First, in most cases the Dell IDT sound drivers need to be used. Non-Dell drivers will either not work or not work correctly. The lack of System Mixer is an issue on SOME Dell models (but it's not just a Dell issue, there are other Vendors with PC's that have the same issue).

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Hello everybody!
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 with an i5 4440, 8 gb of ram, and 1 tb of hard drive. I purchased an evga 500 watt PSU and successfully installed it. My pc worked normally and everything was fine. I then purchased an evga 1060 sc and attempted at installing it into my pc. After installing it I started up my pc and it turned on. The fan for the gpu didn?t spin so I turned off my computer, opened the case, unplugged the 6 pin then plugged it back in. I turned on my pc again but it made an odd sound before the power button flashing orange then completely shutting off. Now every time I turn it on the light turns orange and the fans spin for a split second then they stop. Any assistance will be much appreciated...

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I have no audio, but when I go to (right-click sound icon in tray) --> Playback Devices --> Playback tab --> right click "Speakers / Headphones Realtek High Definition Audio" --> Configure, then in Speaker Setup dialog:
* If I select Quadraphonic in the "Audio channels" list, I hear sound for the RL (rear-left) and RR (rear-right) speakers, with my stereo speakers plugged into the black jack in back. I cannot get sound when testing the regular L and R speakers in Quadraphonic mode; I've tried all 5 jacks.
* When I select Stereo, then clicking L or R speaker icon to test results in no sound, again no matter which of the 5 jacks i plug my stereo speakers into.
* So the only way I have sound is in Quadraphonic mode, but only for the back speakers. Therefore I cannot hear regular stereo output from applications, such as Youtube in Chrome.
This seems like a bug, or a highly unintuitive aspect of Realtek's or Dell's software at best. Any ideas on how to solve? (Beside buying full surround sound speakers)

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Hi everyone,

I've been researching and pulling my hair out, and starting to think what I'm after is somehow not possible to achieve.

My goal is to be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic (narration), while also being able to playback ONLY my speakers to my headphones.

Basically, I wish to monitor ONLY the speaker audio, WITHOUT my mic (narration).

I thought I could achieve this by using Realtek HD Audio Manager, which allows you to playback two different audio streams simultaneously. However, it would seem that only certain Windows applications which are written to give you the option of changing the playback device can take advantage of this feature. The particular Windows application which I am recording does not give me that option.

So essentially I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to output to a particular playback device, ie. the Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output. The Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output would play to my headphones (application audio ONLY) while at the same time I would be able to record my screen, my speakers, and my mic all together at once.

I did find this post which broke my heart as it seems this might not be possible due to Windows only providing a single mixer, but wanted to try asking around here too -> Different audio output for certain programs [Solved] - Multimedia - Apps General Discussion

PC Info:
Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz
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A:Record Stereo Mix (mic+speakers) AND output ONLY speakers to headphone

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. There may be some third party program that will do what you want, but not with the default Windows options.

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Hiya Ladies and Gents, 

I got to hand a Dell Inspirion One 19T that has been upgraded from Win 8 to win 10.  The speakers have a nice big red cross through them and keep saying that there's no issue and to plug in speakers or headphones.
What I have done so far...
Updated Audio device drivers
Updated Reltek HD codec and general drivers
Checked in BIOS to make sure the on board audio device is enabled
Windows updates
Uninstalled the driver and restarted
Uninstalled the driver and installed from fresh download
Sacrificed a top end calculator to the God of electronics

The last two things I can think of being the issue are...
a) Audio card knackered
b) Restore to win 8 and then NOT doing the update

Any suggestions other than those????

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I have just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 and it just arrived this morning. However, when I try to play any sound the speaker starts to crackle heavily. The only solution that works is plugging in headphones and unplugging them which seems to work. But once you shut down the computer, and turn it back on, this problem still exists. I have already updated the realtek hd audio driver as well as the bios. I would hate to have to return the laptop as it works flawlessly otherwise.

A:Speakers Crackling on Dell Inspiron 15 7559

Install latest Realtek driver FROM REALTEK SITE, not from Dell site.
That Realtek driver ll have an advanced option to disable audio power management. That's it.

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I purchased a new Dell inspiron 5567 few months back.
I updated all the drivers via windows update but i am unable to hear any audio from the speakers.
I checked the drivers via device manager but still unable to reach any solution.
When i plug in the headphone jack, i can listen to the audio via headphones only.
My OS is Win 10 64bit.
In addition, the dell dell support page shows quite a few drivers available even after updating the latest ones via windows update 
Looking for your suggestions.


A:dell inspiron 5567 no audio on the speakers, Help?

davidagbu21,Try right clicking the speaker icon located on the taskbar and choose Playback Devices. Select the speakers and choose the option to make them the Default Device. 

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Hello, my dell is getting some issues with its speakers, a kind of popping crackling noise, I've just registered two videos. After updating the bios it seems working better and is not as much as before. Should I rma my laptop or it's a driver issue? This is the first day that I have been using it.

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A:Dell Inspiron 7559 speakers popping

user75970 popping crackling noise
Hello. It's a common problem with that model. See the Choppy/Skipping Audio FAQ for the solutions other owners have found. The 7559 section is the 1st section after the links at the top of the FAQ.

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Hi i have a Dell inspiron 9400, for some time now my sound has not worked from my speakers on the laptop, but when i plug in headphones i can hear through them so i dont think it is the soundcard. I noticed when I put the headphone jack into the microphone slot and pushed up towards the screen the sound would come out of the speakers. I opened up the laptop to see if there were any visible signs of a loose conection but could not see one. Do you have any suggestions or ideas on this? I tried cleaning the area and checked all visible connections. kind regards, Danny Causer
Dell Inspiron 9400
Windows Vista SP 1 build 6001
Intel Core 2 T7200 @ 2.00 GHZ
ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 128mb
Microsoft High definition audio device

A:Dell Inspiron 9400 Laptop speakers not working

Any thoughts yet guys, is there anywhere you could suggest i could get help from?

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