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Precision 7710: support for 2400MHz ECC memory

Q: Precision 7710: support for 2400MHz ECC memory

I decided to upgrade my Dell Precision 7710 (service tag: <Service tag removed>) from non-ECC memory to ECC memory. The laptop was originally configured with 8Gb of non-ECC RAM (2x4GB 2133MHz Hynix p/n HMA451S6AFR8N-TF). After replacing the original memory with ECC(2x16GB 2400MHz Crucial CT16G4TFD824A.18FA1 p/n 18ASF2G72HZ-2G3A1 ) the laptop does not boot. Status LED blinks 2 times amber and 5 times white. The cycle repeats few times and the computer powers off.
I'm using only primary memory banks (both of them are working fine with original sticks) and the newest available BIOS – 1.9.5 .
I've tested several configurations and the only one that works is mixing an old 2133MHz non-ECC stick with a new 2400Mhz ECC stick. This suggests that BIOS is not able to handle scenario when only 2400MHz memory is installed.
Are there any chances that this will be fixed by BIOS update?
The same issue has been reported for Dell Precision 7510 (with valuable technical data) -> http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/precision-7510-weird-problems-with-crucial-16gb-ram-ecc-stick-only-boots-if-you-mix-the-ram.801052/

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A: Precision 7710: support for 2400MHz ECC memory

According to the technical specifications, only DDR4 2133 ECC is supported.
www.dell.com/.../Specifications

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Hi!
Our corporation are running several lines of computers from Dell where as the Precision 7710 (soon to be 7720) is currently the "top of the line" laptop computer available for our employees.
Some of us are finding the Quadro cards installed limiting for certain tasks and I am currently researching the possibilities connecting an external egpu unit to the P7710 through the Thunderbolt 3 port.
The setup I have is, as mentioned, a P7710 connected to an Asus Rog XG Station 2 holding an Asus Strix Geforce GTX 1080 TI inside. It's not working. I spent the entire day reading forums and reddits, flashing bios and updating all drivers possible. I've also been tweaking and adjusting settings inside the BIOS ot get it working.
As far as I can tell the Thunderbolt firmware currently available to the P7710 is not supporting external GPUs. PD Firmware version is currently 16.00. Thunderbolt do recognize the external unit by name though.
Any help getting it working or notification on implementation progress is really appreciated!
Thank you.
Best regards.
Anders

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The machine came with 16GB in primary slots on bottom side.
Successfully upgraded them to 32GB.
Trouble with the top (secondary) slots underneath the keyboard.
First try (with memory installed) the machine was essentially "Dead" -- only the battery light alternated amber/white for a few seconds and the machine would power off.
Second try.  I used same brand as in bottom side.
The BIOS showed 64GB in all four slots.
HOWEVER, the machine would not boot up Windows 10 Pro.
After removing the memory and  putting back the battery, I noticed the keyboard electrical connectors to keyboard that are under the battery had worked loose. 
Don't know if they were already loose when I was trying the full 64GB installed.
Could this be the reason that the BIOS could see the memory, but the OS would not start?
Just asking before I go to the effort to try another time to use 64GB.  Having to deal with the keyboard each time is a real hassle.
OR, could there be another reason for the memory under the keyboard not functioning properly?
THANKS.

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I have purchased Dell products for the last 25 years and – until this experience – was a big fan of both Dell products and Dell IT support.
In October of 2016, I purchased a Precision 7710 with the Advance E-Port Plus docking station. I already had two HD Ultrasharp Dell Monitors. Despite misgivings about Windows 10 I ordered the computer with the Windows 10 OS.
The computer had display issues, so that my HD monitors looked fuzzy and pixelated. (This was not related to any particular app, as even the desktop icons looked bad.)
After several calls to Pro Support, I was told to return the computer for a refund and purchase the same computer again, which I did. (I was hesitant, because the computer is very expensive, and I had already experienced a high level of confusing around the order - for example, I never received an invoice, and the computer arrived with no paperwork - no invoice, packing slip - nothing. As a small business owner, that we very worrisome.)
Right after receiving the new computer, I had major surgery, and did not use the docking station for several weeks, because I could not sit at a desk. (This was my one major mistake, because it meant that I missed the deadline for a straight return.) When I finally did attempt to use my external monitors, the computer had the same problem. There were other, seemingly associated problems, such as the fact that the NVIDIA control panel and the Intel control panel could not detect more than one monitor. There we... Read more

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I am trying to do a clean install of Win 7 Pro on my Precision 7710 and every time I boot off of the DVD and click Install it goes a screen saying there are no drivers found for the device. I have tried switching to UMEI mode, RAID mode, Legacy on and off... no luck. What drivers am I missing exactly?

A:Cannot install Win 7 on Precision 7710

Hello!  In the BIOS make sure RAID is off and switched to AHCI, Legacy should be on, secure boot off.  Then when you hit the F key (forget which one) to access what to boot from, make sure you are using legacy DVD drive and not anything that would say UEFI.  As long as you are not using RAID or via some USB 3 external drive you should be fine.  

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Hi, 
I'm custom configuring a Precision 7710 system and trying to pick a 2nd SSD.  
The boot drive will be the "512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe High Performance Class 50 Solid State."   I believe it's connected directly to the PCIe bus buss via an M.2 connector.  
For the second drive I'm considering the "512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe High Performance Class 50 Solid State Drive with Interposer."   However, I looked up Interposer and it appears to be a SATA adapter. So, does this mean the 2nd drive will be running on the SATA bus?  If so, this high performance PCIe SSD will not be able to live up to it's full potential due to the SATA bottleneck, right?   I would be better off just getting a cheaper SATA drive, no?
Thanks!

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My Dell Precision 7710 is 5 months old. One week ago the audio on my Windows 10 disappeared - the speaker icon got a red cross. Clicking on it I get the message that no audio speaker is connected. I reinstalled the drivers - tried three types: from Dell's website, Nvidia's and directly from Realtek - no result. Then reinstalled Windows with drive_C formatting: still no sound. I know that my laptop has a built-in Audio from Realtek. But in the Device Manager in the list of sound devices there is no such device: just "NVIDIA High Definition Audio" (in case of Nvidia's driver was installed) and "Audio Device High Definition Audio" (in case of Dell's standard driver) - both related to the HDMI output. No mentioning about Realtek Audio. It looks like Windows 10 doesn't recognize Realtek audio hardware anymore. I launched device test from Dell's Support website - the results said the system is alright, no problems. Thinking that probably this is a hardware issue I also launched the ePSA diagnostics (pressing F12 on the startup), but the test hasn't found any hardware problems. But when I clicked to audio test there (there was something about test beep) - there was no sound from the speaker.But Windows 10 still doesn't see any sound device (except that mentioning about HDMI). Here is 3 screenshots:https://imgur.com/a/ZgVYTWhat's the problem with it and how to fix it? Thank you. ... Read more

A:Dell Precision 7710 - no Audio at all

Hi blamingas,
If there was no sound from the speaker when you ran the test in ePSA it would indicate a hardware failure.
If you send me a PM with your service tag and contact details I can look into options for you.
Thanks

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All right, so my company has a try-buy 7710 that we're thinking of making our high end standard. This unit has 2x M.2 PCIe drives in it.
I have integrated the following hotfix into our installation wim for Windows 7 (not necessary in the boot wim, since its WinPE 10): 
All of our drivers are successfully imported into MDT, and they're injected during the task sequence. However, when MDT reboots from PE into Windows, I get a BSOD 0x7B. When booting in safe mode, it crashes at DISK.SYS
All right. Tells me it's a driver issue then.
What driver do I need to remove / inject in order to get this functioning? I'm really trying to make a strong case about Dell to my manager, but issues like this make it really hard on my part.

A:Imaging Precision 7710 with MDT 2013 U1

Ok I found the solution. Its the NVMe driver is needed, here is a link to the Driver on HP's site. I was not able to find the driver on Dell's site.
h20564.www2.hp.com/.../detail

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I have a new 7710 that came with a 256GB NVMe SSD.  I have upgraded it to a Samsung 950 Pro 512.  I am using Windows 10 UEFI.
I have a question on the bios setting.  Should it be AHCI or RAID.  The machine came default with RAID On and came with Win 10 Pro pre-installed.
Currently I switched it to ACHI, used the MS Download and installed Win 10 Pro.  Once in windows, I installed all the dell drivers and also the Samsung NVMe driver.
I have read on different forums that the bios setting should be RAID, but also read it should be AHCI. 
Question:  Which should it be.  Is one better than the other?  
Or is it just that if in AHCI, it will use the MS NVMe Driver (or Samsung NVMe Driver) and if in RAID, it will use the Intel IRST drivers?
I assume if AHCI like I have it, then I can use the Samsung NVMe Driver.  I have read if not in AHCI, the Samsung NVMe Driver will not install.  
If I switch to RAID, then I would need to use the Intel Rapid Storage Tech (IRST) Driver and not the samsung driver (I read samsung driver will not install if AHCI).
So I am confused if one is better than the other (AHCI or Raid).
FYI, I have been using for around 10 days and no BSOD due to the PCIe NVMe drive.

A:Precision 7710 and Samsung NVMe 950 Pro

I own a Precision 7510 and am in the same situation. I did exactly the same except that I left the BIOS setting to Raid ON. When in Raid ON the Samsung Magician can only do the following:

Disk drive information for all installed disks. Particularly with the NVMe drive S.M.A.R.T. is not functioning even though it should be. All other drives display S.M.A.R.T. correctly.
Performance Benchmark. Only this function is selectable. All other functions are not available. Probably because the Intel Rapid Storage Techonlogy driver is loaded and not the Samsung NVMe

From performance view it seems pretty fast. Today I am going to change the BIOS setting to AHCI and I will share my results.

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Frequently, the screen on my Precision 7710 will not wake up. I can actually remotely connect to the laptop at this time and work on it fine but sitting in front of it, the only thing that works is a hard reboot. I've similar issues on other models related to BIOS. I figured that Windows 10 updates would fix the problem but it persists since Dec-15 when I bought it. Anybody managed to find a fix for this?

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I have a Precision 7710 that the adapter does not power up on the newer Boeing 777's.  I've been told that the 240w adapter is the issue.  The plane power limit is apparently 95w?  Anyone know if a lesser wattage adapter would work with the Precision 7710?  Doesn't need to charge the battery, only needs to power the laptop so I can work longer than 2-3 hours on my long 13 hour flights.

A:Precision 7710 no adapter power on Boeing 777

You need a more portable system than this one if you plan to use it on long flights - there's no way 95W will power a Precision 7710.
Consider  buying a lightweight tablet-2 in one or a 14" or smaller travel notebook (or extra batteries, assuming they permit those on the plane).

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Hello together,
hope some one has an idea.
We have an Precision 7710 which often, e.g. after returning back to the docking station, doesn't recognize the USB devices like mouse, keyboard and wireless headset anymore. These are connected to the docking station.
In the device manager are then a lot of unrecognized devices also.
We changed already the docking-station, no effect.
We tried to uninstall / install USB device drivers.
We made BIOS update.
Dell support changed the main board, that had no effect either.
The device got reimaged, then it worked for two weeks.
Now the problem reappeared. The user has no administrative rights, no installations have been done in the mean time. He only worked with the laptop, e.g. connected USB sticks, a Nokia phone and a 3D mouse. 
I got it running again by deleting the unknow devices in device manager, then docking again. But after some minutes and undocking / docking the problem appeared again.
We have the same Laptop with same installations at other places with no problems.
Dell hotline says now I have to reimage again, it is probably a software error.
Is it really possible that connecting some USB devices can break all USB ports at the docking station?
Probably we will reimage one more time and take care then which devices we will connect. 
But I don't really know what to do then. I fear the problem will appear at random again.
Windows 10 64-bit is used.

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I bought a computer from the Dell Outlet that was dead on arrival. I sent it to the repair depot and they put a new motherboard (5RY82 - Motherboard) and video card (YM9KW - Graphics Card) in it then sent it back to me. I powered it up and everything worked except for the backlit keyboard. I called and Dell Support sent me a replacement backlit keyboard that I swapped in and the replacement does not light up either. I called Dell Support again and they sent me another backlit keyboard that also did not work. I don't know what to do at this point and could really use some help from a Dell Tech.

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I am new to the forum and this is my first post.  Just wanted to give a heads up on an issue I recently discovered.  I haven't found much on this I guess because the system is still pretty new.
I received a brand new Precision 7710 and the first thing I do is complete all Windows updates and do any driver updates that need to be done.
Here are the laptop specs:
Computer:  Mobile Precision 7710BIOS Version:  1.3.12OS Version:  Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bitManufacturer: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1535M v5 @ 2.90GHzClock Speed: 2.9GhzL2 Cache Size: 102417.3" UltraSharp UHD IGZO(3840 x2160) Wide View Anti-Glare LE D-backlit6 Cell (91 Whr) Long Life Cycl e Lithium Polymer battery240W AC Adapter64GB (4x16G) 2133MHz DDR4 MemoryAMD FirePro W5170M, 2GB GDDR51TB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive,MPWSWin 7 Pro,SP1,No Media,64bit,O pti,ENGIntel Dual Band Wireless 8260 (802.11ac) W/ BluetoothIntel Xeon E3-1535M with Smart Card and Thunderbolt 3

I received this laptop on Monday March 21, 2016, saw that there were approx 4 or 5 driver updates on dell.com/support.
I chose to download all updates to the desktop and update from there as I always do.
I saved the bios update for the next day March 22, 2016 as I wanted to be in my office to do this update.  I am well aware you can easily turn your laptop into a brick if the update goes south.
I come in and begin the update via the Precision_7X10_148.exe on the desktop I had downloaded from dell.co... Read more

A:Mobile Precision 7710 BIOS update 1.4.8 failure

Wow! You saved me.
I had the exact same issue with the 7710 and the 1.4.8 BIOS.  Motherboard replacement was scheduled for tomorrow.  
I did a search found your post and now my machine is back in business.  No replacement necessary.
Thank you for troubleshooting this and posting the solution.
This is what the Internet is all about.

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Hello all,
I just got in a new Precision 7710 system. I checked out the battery and it says 91 Wh, Standard, Li-ion Battery, Type MFKVP". 
However, the order I played had Lithium Polymer selected:
"451-BBUV | 6 Cell (91 Whr) Long Life Cycle Lithium Polymer battery"
Was I given the wrong battery or is it incorrectly labeled?

A:Dell Precision 7710 Batteries - Do I have Lithium Polymer?

No, you do not have the correct battery.
Unfortunately, Dell never made this battery or discontinued it before shipping (yet as of mid-April 2016 they are still offering it on new systems. Ugh.) The 91Whr Lithium-Ion battery (much cheaper) is their replacement equivalent.
You and I have been OVERCHARGED for a battery that they don't have. Call Dell and GET A REFUND.

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Precision 7710 How many m.2 SSDs can install into 2.5" drive bay
What parts are needed to achieve maximum?

A:Precision 7710 How many m.2 SSDs can install into 2.5" drive bay

The 2.5" drive bay still only has a single SATA connector available on the motherboard, so even though multiple M.2 SSDs would physically fit in the space of a 2.5" drive bay, you wouldn't have a way to connect them all. Even if you only wanted one, I'm not sure there's an M.2 to SATA adapter.  I know there are mSATA to SATA, but that's a different physical connector.  Also note that even if there WERE an M.2 to SATA adapter,  you would need to ensure that your M.2 SSD used the SATA protocol, not NVMe/PCIe, since that would not be able to run over SATA (and even if it could, its performance would suffer significantly by doing so).

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Hi,
I purchased a Dell Precision 7710 laptop 2 months ago from Dell's website with the fingerprint touch sensor.  Afterwards, I installed Windows 10.
The laptop has been working fine until I installed the following update for ControlVault

Dell ControlVault2 Driver and Firmware
View details
File Name: Security_Driver_JP80V_WN64_4.4.28.187_A06.EXE

Importance: Recommended


Description: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit. (27.78 MB)

Release Date: 10 Aug 2016

Version: 4.4.28.187 ,A06

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2016
The update appeared to succeed, but now I get a notification saying "ControlVault firmware upgrade in progress" EVERY REBOOT.  I tried uninstalling the ControlVault application, but that doesn't get rid of the popup. 

In the Event Manager, it shows an Event ID 2 for the source "USHUpgradeService" with a description of "CV firmware upgrade failed".

1)  How can I uninstall the ControlVault software?

2)  Is there a fix for a bad firmware install?  Or is the ControlVault hardware useless now? 

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Hi Folks,
   I have a pDell Precision 7710 with 16G RAM and the ATI graphics card.  Whenever I do a lot of writing to either a USB 2 storage device or a SDHC card, the machine locks up with blinking caps lock light after a few gigabytes have been transferred.

I'm running Linux with kernel 4.13.0-rc1 (but the problem has existed on all the kernels I've tested back to 3.10), and have the latest BIOS.

To reproduce the problem, do
  dd if=/dev/zero of=//mmcblk0 ***=1M
with a 4Gbyte or bigger SD card in the slot, otr do a similar tansfer to a USB stick.

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I have a
Dell Precision 7710
i7-6920HQ CPU @ 2.9GHz
32GB Ram
Windows 7 Pro Sp1
Nvidia Quadro M5000M driver version 369.49
which I purchased as an upgrade for my
Precision M6700
Our company has developed and uses a software package that utilises WPF to render 3D content in an XBAP in Internet Explorer.  When I attempt to use this software on the 7710, the 3D content flickers a lot when it is redrawn, making it pretty much unusable.  From the stats that we can get from our application, we can see that the update time for the redraw / present is about 45ms, whereas on most other PCs, even ones utilising the integrated Intel graphics, it is usually about 12ms. 
We have used this software on a large number of PCs without experiencing anything this bad, which is obviously quite disappointing since the laptop should actually be able to display what we are asking it to without any hassles.
As far as I can tell all our drivers for everything on this laptop are up to date.  
We have tried using the NVIDIA control panel to force the laptop to use the High Performance Nvidia Quadro card rather than integrated graphics and it appears to be doing so as we were able to make it display the notification icon in the task bar and that showed that IE was using the Nvidia.
I have tried tweaking just about every other setting I can think of / see.
I have tried using the Dell Precision Optimiser to select different profiles with no luck.  The Dell Precision Optimiser does n... Read more

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I've got a Dell Precision 7710 with the Dell Precision Optimizer. It works great for when I'm using AutoCAD Civil 3D in setting up the laptop for optimization by turning off 2 cores and increasing the clock speed of the processor. 
Unfortunately I also do programming with Virtual Machines. When I'm in this mode I want all 4 cores to share the load instead of 2 cores. 
Is there a workflow available to go from one profile to no profile? Do I have to do a restart to switch between profiles? So if I'm doing CAD work and then switch over to programming do I have to turn off the AutoCAD profile to no profile and the restart the computer? I tried turning off the profiles and nothing changes for the cores. 
Is there a way to create my own profile? Or should I pick one like 3ds Max that would utilize more cores?  Or should I not use it since it won't meet my needs? 
Thanks.

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Hello,

I received last week, all those new models and I have an issue with all of them...
I deploy Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit with SCCM 2012 and bitlocker is setup during the task sequence with a PIN code on boot.
This process is working for all model until then .. Latitude and Precision from previous generations.. but now with new models there is an issue with the PIN. At the end of task sequence, the disk is encrypted and there is no error BUT the PIN code is not recognized and the recovery key is asked.
This recovery key is correctly registered in AD. TPM is on and ownership is ok. TPM version is 1.2...
I already tried to manualy decrypt and encrypt again after TPM reset but no way.
I also tried Windows 10 enterprise, and issue is the same.
Is it a known issue ? Did someone here already experienced the same ? 

A:Bitlocker issue with new models Latitude E7270 E5470 E5570 and Precision 7710 , 7510

Hi,
This issue is one that is being worked on and there are BIOS updates coming out that will resolve it.
At the moment the latest BIOS for the E7270 will fix the issue (BIOS 1.2.2)
For the Latitude E5470/E5570 and Precision 7510/7710 the BIOS updates to fix this will be released soon. I'm not going to give dates at this point as they may change.

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Prior to today, I had a Dell Precision M6600 with....
Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7GYZ
NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Windows 7

Using HDMI and the eDock, I was able to get it to work fine with my LG 34UB67-B at 2560 x 1080.

I recently got a Precision 7710 with 

Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHZ
Intel HD Graphics 530
NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Windows 10

After updating all of the drivers I could find (LG, Intel 530, NVIDIA), I still can't get the 7710 to produce the 2560 x 1080 resolution?

According to the documentation I've read, this should be possible.

Any ideas?

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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I have a Dell Mobile Precision Workstation 7710 with a Xeon E3-1535M v5 processor (Quad Core 2.90GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W) and 32GB, DDR4-2133MHz SDRAM, 4 DIMMS, ECC. I process some very large files in Photoshop and unexpectedly find that I could use more RAM. My impression is that 4 DIMMS means the slots are all filled and there is no room to install additional memory w/o discarding existing DIMMS. Is that correct?
Also, when I look to see whether installing additional memory is relatively difficult or relatively easy, I see reference to “Primary Memory” and “Secondary Memory.” My understanding is that RAM is all Primary Memory, Secondary Memory referring to a storage device. Is that correct?

A:Additional memory for 7710

There are four total sockets - -you probably do have 4X8 now, meaning two minimum will need to be replaced to upgrade.
The primary RAM is under the base cover (2 slots).  The secondary memory (the other two slots) is under the keyboard, meaning you must remove the keyboard to access those sockets.
The owner/service manual has the details.
www.dell.com/.../Removing-and-installing-components

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T7400 Precision  memory upgrade-memory mismatch error

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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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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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Really frustrating...my very expensive (and still unpaid for) laptop just...died. Clearly a hardware failure, HD works fine in another computer, and another working HD does not work in this laptop. No bootable drive. 
Motherboard, video card and HDD cables replaced during two trips to sunny Texas. Now, 43 days after the initial crash and a non-working, $5000 computer, am told that it will be 48 hours before they DECIDE whether they will ship me a replacement laptop, or whether I have to send it in a THIRD time for repairs. Either option will take another two weeks. 
Really? There are lemon laws -- do I need to sue? No way to escalate above Dilbert in India. Yes, that's really his name. 

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Hi Folks,
I've bought a Dell Precision M6600 with 32GB RAM (Maximum supported until A15 bios firmware). Now I've have already updated to A16 bios firmware and now I can see that my laptop can support 64GB RAM.
 Is it Ok? 
Thank you, Dell Support 

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I heard somewhere that the Xeon version of the new Precision 5520 is going to support ECC. 
Is this correct?
Does the hardware already support ECC ??

Thanks.

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Does anyone know if the Precision T3500 supports Port Multiplier? I know my Optiplex 960's do. I have googled and looked through the two PDF's I found on the website but could find no mention. Maybe I missed something. If all else fails will try with hooking up the external drive enclosure and see if it works.
Thanks for your time in advance.

A:Precision T3500, support Port Multiplier?

Neither the training page nor the parts page for the 2009 Precision T3500 list a Port Multiplier. This tells me that Dell never actually tested one in this model. Hopefully another owner can post their findings.

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Hi, I have a dell precision workstations T7500 and have just purchased a SSD.  The SSD documents state to fully benefit from the speed of the SSD I need SATA III 6.0Gb/s. 
Does anyone know if my workstation motherboard supports SATA III 6.0Gb/s?
I know the Integrated LSI 1068e SAS/SATA is 3.0Gb/s speed and i'm lead to belive the optional PERC 6/i PCI-e SAS/SATA/SSD controller is also 3.0Gb/s.
I am suprised to find there is only one RAID card supported on this dell precision, and that my super powerful dell workstation is limited to the 3.0Gb/s speed.

A:Dell Precision T7500 SAS controller support for 6.0Gb/s SSD drives

Motherboard DOES NOT support SATA III.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115075
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815461001
 
 

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The subject line says it all.

I have a Dell Precision M6700 with a primary 512MB SSD, and secondary 1TB HD.  I have not been able to install a larger primary drive because BIOS A15 didn't recognize a 1TB SSD as bootable (though the rest of the system sees the drive just fine).

Does A16 finally address this problem, so I can upgrade to a newer, larger SSD primary drive and avoid my current drive from dying on me?

Thanks.

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modern ssd are either nvme or ahci compatible.  I cant find anywhere in literature that gives me this information.

A:Does the Precision t5500 support uefi? . I am trying to see if its compatible with nvme ssd

The T5500 is legacy BIOS only - no UEFI support.

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Hi all I'm curretly having trouble with my computer, it freezes after about 10 minutes of being in use.
Here are my specs;
Motherboard: Msi x99 sli plus
CPU: Intel i7 5820k (OEM)
RAM: Crucial ballistic sport DDR4 1x8GB STICK 2400MHz (running at 1200MHz due to single channel)
GPU: XFX R9 290X
PSU: corsair hx850
Boot drive: Sandisk 60GB SSD
I have just realised that on my motherboards website it says that 2133MHz is supported and anything above that says (OC) next to it. Is this just the company protecting themselves? Would I be best to stick to 2133MHz or do you think I'm having this trouble as I'm only using one stick or DdR4 2400MHz which is therefore running in single channel at 1200MHz, should I return and buy a quad channel kit. Shall I stick to 2400 or downgrade to the supported 2133 If you think the ram configuration is the problem.
Thanks I have another topic which gives more information about the freezing issue here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/562619/computer-freezing-after-hardware-upgrade/#entry3590961
Thanks any information would be useful

A:IS MY 2400MHz RAM SUPPORTED BY MY MSI X99 SLI PLUS MOTHERBOARD?

Excuse me but, do you think we are working for MSI ?
Just check the user guide

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

I have an year old Dell Precision T7810 workstation with an E5-2630 v3 processor. Dell has recently started selling T7810s with the newer v4 processors. How can I be sure that my workstation would work with a v4 processor? Does it require a certain Bios version? Are there other prerequisites for v4 processor support?

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I means, I need a 100%AdobeRGB-screen for work and I want to buy a Precision 5510. The describe is a bit confusing. Is only 4k model supports 100%AdobeRGB? Or all models support 100%AdobeRGB?
*The review from NOTEBOOKCHECK only mentioned the 4k edition.
www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Precision-5510-Workstation-Review.156441.0.html

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Hi,
I have a Dell Precision Workstation T5400, my current processors are:
Processor(s): 2 Processor(s) Installed. [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz [02]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
more specifically
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5450 @ 3.00GHz 3.00GHz (2 processors)
They do not support SLAT(Second Level Address Translation) which is a requirement for Hyper-V to work:
Current Hyper-V Requirements:
VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: Yes Second Level Address Translation: No Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes
Could I please have some advice on what processors would be a natural upgrade for me, which support SLAT?

Thanks
Mcai

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I am looking at the Precision 7520

I see the XEON E3 supports Intel Quick Synch

I want to know if the motherboard also does with an integrated GPU ( http://support.overwolf.com/knowledge-base/intel-quick-sync/)

thank you

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I recently received my precision 7720 laptop, and everything work like a charm except the DDA support for Hyper-V is not available. 
Hyper-v Discrete Device Assignment support, which is to say exposing ACS(Access control service) control from BIOS to OS so that users can assign PCI-E device to Hyper-V Virtual Machines, assign GPU to VM for CUDA computation, in my case.
Does dell have plan to support Hyper-V DDA for precision 7xxx laptop? Any information would be helpful.

A:Hyper-V Discrete Device Assignment support for Precision 7xxx laptop?

This technology requires Windows Server (it's not supported in Windows 10), and since Dell doesn't support Server 2016 on this platform, the answer is no.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

Hi All,
Looking at  towers in the current Optiplex range shows the 5040 is supplied with ddr3L 1600mhz ram  -  does anyone know if there's a particular reason for that older standard still being used?
On the outlet site there are 7040 towers (skylake cpus) advertised with ddr4 2400mhz ram  -  but won't those towers only be able to run their ram at 2133mhz?

A:Optiplex 5040 & 7040 - ddr3L & ddr4 (2400mhz)

The 5040 is positioned lower in the price scale, so less expensive DDR3L is used.  
The CPU determines the memory speed -- so yes, the RAM will run at 2133 MHz with most CPUs.

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Hello, T470's specification says that ram can go up to 2400mhz, whereas website configuration only allows to select 2133mhz.Did anyone tried to put a 2400mhz ram in a T470, with what results ? Thank you

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Hey everybody,
Seeking some guidance. Everything I've read states the Precision M6400 can support a max of 16GB of RAM. The laptop I'm working with had 4 GB installed. 2 sticks of 2 GB each. The laptop works with the original memory, but we want to upgrade to the MAX. It also has the latest BIOS of A13.
We ordered 2 Crucial 8GB kits (CT2KIT51264BF160B). The Crucial web site states these are compatible. Each kit contains 2 sticks of 4GB each. These should give us the MAX of 16 GB.
I can only get the laptop to boot with 8 GB. With all 4 identical sticks installed I get the blinking caps lock (Memory error). All of the memory appears functional as I've tested all 4 sticks, but just can't get more than 2 sticks to work at any time. I've also tried using two of the new sticks with the old ones in the proper slots, but no luck. 
Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Hello. Does anyone know if I can use 32 gb of non-ECC ram in a Precision T1700 small form factor desktop? The spec sheet says ECC ram to is required to get 32 gb but the custom order page has an option for 32 gb of non-ECC.

A:32 gb non-ECC memory on Precision T1700 SFF ?

Does anyone have an answer to this old question?
a similar question was not really answered last year:
en.community.dell.com/.../20000045

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Hi, I have a precision 490. Every time I reboot it, after the post it remains stuck on the error "memory fan failure" and requests to press F1 to continue or F2 to enter the bios. I verified that the fan works fine, the problem is the power socket of the fan that is damaged. So, I can replace the fan with another one and connect it to another socket, but I can't press F1 every time I reboot it because the pc hasn't a keyboard connected and it is physically far from my desk. I searched in the bios but I can't find an option to disable this alert or to turn off this power socket. Can you help me?
Thank you

A:memory fan failure on precision 490

Hi kappa85,
If the power socket on the mother board is damaged then you will receive the above error every time you start the computer. We do not have any option to save the settings as it?s an error. The only way to remove the error is replace the system board or press the F1 option while booting up the system every time.

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Hi all,
I'm not new to the precision range having had several Precision laptops however it was now time to change for a desktop as it never leaves the desk.
I've bought a T3620 and want to do some due dillegence in checking everything is setup correctly before doing a final clean install.  The first question is regarding memory.
The system has 32GB memory (2x16gb).  The board as 4 slots - Dimm 1 to Dimm 4 in order of
Dimm 3, Dimm 1, Dimm 4 and Dimm 2
And finally the two 16GB modules are in Dimm 1 and Dimm 4
Colours are: 3 and 4 are black slots, 1 and 2 are white and so in this case, I have 1 module in a black slot and the other in a white.
My understanding is they should be under the colour pair or is that wrong?
Thanks in advance
AJ

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