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Optiplex 3040 micro, Windows 10, strange BSOD, beeping noise?

Q: Optiplex 3040 micro, Windows 10, strange BSOD, beeping noise?

Recently our secretary informed me that in the past 2-3 months she had a strange occurrence twice:
The 3040 micro (running windows 10) was locked and making a beeping sound (she couldn't describe the pattern, but must had been very noisy since she mistook it with an alarm going off)
On the monitor there was a blue (not 100% sure about the color) screen, with a big computer icon in the center, no description or text whatsoever, no windows taskbar or anything. Underneath this central icon, was a smaller one with a speaker icon that you could click on (from what she explained the mouse was working) muting the beeping sound.
The only escape route was the power button of the computer.
At first I thought it must have been the new Windows 10 BSOD. When I googled it though, I couldn't find any similar incident, the BSOD appears different from her description too. I checked the event log, but there was nothing critical or error that I couldn't account for. It has Kaspersky internet security installed and it's up to date so I doubt it's some virus/malware; Plus the computer is new (4-5 months).
Now I'm wondering if it was indicative of hardware failure or power surge. I asked her to take a photo next time she sees it, but I thought I'd ask here in the meantime. - I've seen computers coming up with a screen from the MoBo informing me that the computer was locked in order to avoid damage from a power surge that just happened. But never seen one with a mouse cursor and no text at all!
Anybody with a dell having come across anything similar? any idea what that might?

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Recently our secretary informed me that in the past 2-3 months she had a strange occurrence twice:
The 3040 micro (running windows 10) was locked and making a beeping sound (she couldn't describe the pattern, but must had been very noisy since she mistook it with an alarm going off)
On the monitor there was a blue (not 100% sure about the color) screen, with a big computer icon in the center, no description or text whatsoever, no windows taskbar or anything. Underneath this central icon, was a smaller one with a speaker icon that you could click on (from what she explained the mouse was working) muting the beeping sound.
The only escape route was the power button of the computer.
At first I thought it must have been the new Windows 10 BSOD. When I googled it though, I couldn't find any similar incident, the BSOD appears different from her description too. I checked the event log, but there was nothing critical or error that I couldn't account for. It has Kaspersky internet security installed and it's up to date so I doubt it's some virus/malware; Plus the computer is new (4-5 months).
Now I'm wondering if it was indicative of hardware failure or power surge. I asked her to take a photo next time she sees it, but I thought I'd ask here in the meantime.  - I've seen computers coming up with a screen from the MoBo informing me that the computer was locked in order to avoid damage from a power surge that just happened. But never seen one with ... Read more

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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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Hello all, we have some Optiplex 3040 Micros and have installed the Intel AC 8260 wireless card the same one listed on Dells build page. I have installed the drivers from the Dell downloads page and the OS Win10 64bit sees the hardware just fine. The problem is the wireless card although active does not see ANY wireless networks around it. I have the same issue on 3 new 3040's using 3 different cards. BIOS is updated to the latest 1.4.11.
Has any one used WLAN in the 3040 micro and if so what did it take to get it to work.

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Hi
I have a brand new Dell OptiPlex 3040. Whenn I connect two monitors only one is detected (the one plugged in at the HDMI port). I can't get the display port working.
Is there any solution?
Environment: Win 10 64 bit, graphic drivers are up to date, so is the BIOS.
Thanks

A:OptiPlex 3040 micro DP not working when two displays connected

Josibu,Many users have reported that HDMI is buggy in Windows 10.Below is information to that may help.Set your secondary displayIf you’re using HDMI to connect a second display try setting it over at NVIDIA Control Panel, or if you use AMD graphics use its control Panel instead. The process is the same for both cards.Open Nvidia Control Panel.Go to Set up multiple displays.If your HDMI connected display isn’t showing try checking and unchecking the other ones on the list.This sounds like an obscure solution, but some users have reported that it has helped them to enable their HDMI display.If that does not work for you try installing the Windows 7 video card driver in compatibility mode. Below are instructions for installing the driver in compatibility mode.Install drivers in compatibility modeWindows 10 still has compatibility issues with drivers, so sometimes it’s best that you install them in compatibility mode.Right click the driver setup file and choose Properties.Then go to Compatibility tab.Check Run this program in compatibility mode and choose Windows 7 from the list.Click Apply and OK.Run the setup file.

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Hi 
We are trying to get a video conferencing solution working on the OptiPlex 3040 Micro, but always get echo on the audio. We have tried updating to the latest audio drivers for the 3040, but that has made no difference.
We have tried the system on a 9020 and with the RealTek drivers (R2.79) for that  you get the option for echo cancellation. When it is switched on it works really well. If we try those drivers, both machines are using the ALC3234) the microphone is disabled completely on the 3040.
And help/suggestions would be really appreciated
Frank 

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After discovering intel's RMT option in my BIOS, I decided to look into it. It was announced in 2015, and would allow the computer to enter a low power state (<10Watt) but still be able to perform tasks (such as file synching, streaming etc). Intel put together a page for it (here) but since its launch it completely dropped off the radar.
I tried enabling intel ready mode for my two 3040M and 3040SFF machines by downloading the installer listed under the DELL's 3040 drivers (here) and on another occasion using the one found on intel's website (here).
Admittedly I'm not sure it's supported on any of the two particular models (or any computer other than intel's NUCs), but assuming that it is listed in my BIOSes and the that the 3040's drivers page states support for the 3040 family, I decided I could give it a shot!
It installs fine on both machines, the Ready Mode settings app allows me to enable it and the event viewer informs about entering Away mode when I press the sleep/power button (RMT supposedly supersedes S3 sleep mode) and what is more doesn't report any errors; but I still have the feeling it doesn't work!
The power LED doesn't change color, the fan doesn't speed down, youtube keeps playing - only the monitor changes power state (enters stand by).
I'm ordering a power meter and will test the power consumption, but I thought I'd ask if anybody got it to work on his/her DELL (or even some non-DELL computer) - or m... Read more

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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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Anyone else have a noise issue with the new 7040 micro form factors?
I got a new Micro 7040 last week and it came with a m2 pci-e boot drive, 8GB of DDR4 & I put a 2.5" evo 850 SSD in there too.  It's a super fast micro desktop ( gets a passmark score of 3000), but man is it noisy!!!! I've had to hide the desktop on the floor behind my desk to try and muffle the noise. 
2 issues combine to make working with this device a very unpleasant audible experience. 
1 - The FAN is so very quick to respond to any workload on the system. For example it whines much louder as soon as you do anything...like watch a video or even open a media heavy webpage.  As soon as you close the webpage, it gets noticeable quieter.
2 - The pitch of the FAN noise itself is noticeably unstable. More than any other PC fan I have heard. It has 'Whaaaaaa aaa' type noise..and the pitch is all over the place. it's very distracting.
The noise combined with the FAN spinning up and down faster and slower with almost every mouse click combines for a problem I think Dell should address. I may even open a support ticket. 

I was hoping other 7040 micro users would respond with their experiences. 

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So all of the sudden my PC will make a beeping noise once every 3 minutes or so. To be clear this is coming out of my actual speakers and not my PC. I think it just started and I can't think of what I did differently. It lasts about a second and mutes all other audio for the second that it lasts.

A:[SOLVED] Strange beeping noise coming through my speakers

So i restarted my PC and it seems to be OK.

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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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On January 10th a new BIOS update was released for the OptiPlex 3040 which added 'Windows 10 Enterprise support'.
As we run Windows 10 Enterprise on these machines I'd be interested to know what support this BIOS update actually adds and whether we need to spend the time updating the existing machines.

A:OptiPlex BIOS 3040 1.4.11 and Windows 10 Enterprise

This is mainly a user-to-user forum and only Dell can answer that question.
If your company has an assigned Technical Account Manager, that person may be your best resource.
I guess you could update one of them and see what changes and/or new options are available in BIOS...

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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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We have a number of Optiplex 3040 units that we purchased from DELL. These have been downgraded to Windows 7 SP1 using the Windows 10 downgrade licensing from DELL. They have the DELL factory Windows 7 Pro SP1 image on them. When trying to activate Windows, the activation fails. We pulled the OEM KEY from Windows and SMBIOS and had it checked on Microsoft site and there is a problem with the key according to Microsoft. We have tried DELL level 1 support who then transfered us to a REC tech for higher level support but communication with this Resolution Expert Center analyst has been awful.  I have seen very similar issues in this forum but have not seen a resolution. Need Help

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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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In Optiplex 3040 - There is no option to choose 'ATA' mode from  BIOS. 
Due to this, i am unable to deploy windows 2008 server on optiplex 3040. 
"Once i boot from USB and try to deploy the windows, the setup is asking for the "windows deploy share path". 
Please advise how to enable 'ATA' SATA operation mode in optiplex 3040 BIOS and install windows 2008 server.

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

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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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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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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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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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We have a number of receipt printers that we've been using via serial cable. With some new software in the future, I've been moving them from serial to USB and have had no issues. We did have to order about 8 new PCs and I can't get the receipt printers to work on any of them. The printer vendor hasn't been very helpful so I'm kind of stuck. I'm installing the printers the exact same way but when I power them on, Windows is saying it can't recognize the USB device and it's showing as Unknown Device in Devices and Printers and Device Manager. All of the PCs, new and old, are Windows 7 x64. The only thing that's different with the new ones may be the USB ports. They're Dell Optiplex 3040 Micro computers that have 2 - USB Charge ports | 1 - USB smart power on port | 3 - USB 3.0 ports. I believer our old PCs all have USB 2.0 ports, which may be the problem. Doing some research, it appears that the 3040's use xHCI on the USB ports which sometimes cause issues with legacy drivers. Is there a way to disable xHCI and see if that's the issue?

A:Disabling xHCI on Optiplex 3040

XHCI is XTENSIBLE HOST CONTROLLER INTERFACE aka USB 3.0  You cant disable this unless you don't care if NONE of the USB ports work properly.  There is no such thing as making USB2 drivers work with USB3 ports.  There is also no support for Skylake and 3RD party USB Serial printers and Drivers here on the Dell Site.
Dell makes Special Windows 7 builds for Skylake.  There is NO Downgrade Rights for Home Versions of Windows 10 only the PRO versions.  And Dell is not obligated to provide you with downgrade media.   There is support for windows 7 on newer dells but its not free.

You must install the eXtensible Host Controller Interface drivers for windows 7 as well as the CHIPSET Drivers for windows 7.   Skylake Systems are NOT SUPPORTED with windows 7 by microsoft.
Only WINDOWS 10 is supported.
Otherwise you have to find OLDER Dells and use them.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/112687721
 

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Need a solution to run 3 monitors on an Optiplex 3040 SFF. Desktop has one HDMI and one DP integrated into motherboard.
Are there any inexpensive y-adapter solutions or would I need a new video card?
If new video card needed, any recommendations?

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I would like to replace the PSU on the 3040 MT with an EXTERNAL aftermarket unit. First, I need more power to run a better GPU and multiple drives. Second, I prefer the heat outside the case anyway. I am using the Moddiy 24-pin to 8-pin Dell Mobo adapter cable.
Someone said that the Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green would NOT power on my computer (actually they said the EarthWatts series would not work) though they failed to elaborate in any way as to why.  
According to the specs I can find, there is no reason why it should not work provided the cables are run correctly.
Is there anyone here that can expand on WHY or the EarthWatts series will not work? If it does not work, can someone please recommend a PSU of 400 watts more or less that WILL work. Again, provided the cables are taken care of.
Thanks very much!

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Hi All,
I'm just curious what the maximum number of displays is for this model.  I've only got the Intel 530 Graphics no extra AMD or NVidia card.
The reason I'm asking, is I'd like to add one or two USB video adapters, and want to be sure that the 3040 can actually support the additional displays.
From the Features and Design page:"Support for two displays: DisplayPort, HDMI and optional VGA connectivity allows greater visibility of your tasks. "
But I think that's is just referring to the built in video outputs.
Thanks!

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Hello,I have dell OptiPlex 3040 Mini Tower. In the owner’s manual it shows that there is on option for SD Card Reader that can be installed in this computer, but I am unable to find any information about it – part number, link, specs or anything else about this card reader on Dell’s website. I would like to purchase and install one in my computer, but I cannot figure out how to order this part or accessory. Any help or suggestion would be much appreciated.Thanks

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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 have connected a monitor to the displayport with a DVI converter, and DVI cable and installed a DELL DVI card to the PCI port and connected an other monitor also with DVI cable to this DVI card.
PC does not see the DVI card/monitor. I have tried it with other optiplex 3040 and other DVI card but got same results.
What can be wrong in this configuration?
Thank you 

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I have an optiplex 3040 with a display port to VGA adapter connected to an Acer 24" monitor.  Every other day or so the screen will have flickering horizontal lines on it periodically throughout the day.  Sometimes powering the monitor off/On resolves this sometime it doesnt and they go away on their own..... One day the screen had horizontal pink lines going across it.  That time it didnt go away until I power the monitor off/On.    I tried a HDMI to VGA adapter, I tried a different monitor, updated bios and video driver.  Any thoughts or suggestions?

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So, we have a wee 3040 here that my mates kid is using. Hes got his hands on a generic 8gig stick of PC 12800 and planked it into the 3040 along with the existing 4gig stick and it wont post. As we have other parts about we tested the following1: Its own normal 4 gig stick  - POSTs2: the new 8 gig stick on its own - wont POST3: the new 8 gig stick with the original 4 gig stick - wont POST4: the new 8 gig stick with another 8 gig PC10700  - wont POST5: two sticks of 8 gig Pc10700  - wont POST6: put the new 8 gig stick in another system on its own or with other memory - POSTs fineso from what I can tell the issue is with the optiplex itself, have to confess ive never seen this and we use 3020's and 3040's in work so not exactly unfamiliar with them.Any suggestions, Anyone seen this before?
 

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I have a new Optiplex 3040 running Windows 10 and are trying to add a PCIe Parallel port card to it but windows does not recognise the card. I have tried digitus and Unitek ( Y5707 ) with the latest WIndows 10 drivers supplied from China but no go !!
Can anybody help please ?
Michael

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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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Hi dears ,

I bought new Dell OptiPlex 3040 mini tower the CD room is on horizontal but Dell logo is vertical ?

Should I use it as vertical or horizontal ?

I prefer Horizontal for space .

thanks in advance 

A:OptiPlex 3040 HORIZONTAL or VERTICAL

You can lay it on one side but not the other because the DVD would be upside down and vents would be covered.  

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 I have a new optiplex 3040 and tried to plug a new logilink 2-port PCI-Express ethernet card to mainbord. But each PCIE slots does not work. From bios menu all of them are shown, but in windows10 does not appear.

(windows10 x64)

A:Optiplex 3040 PCI express slots does not work

Hi enbegmsoft,Thanks for posting.The motherboard  has three black PCIe x1 slots. The PCIe slots should be fine, if your card is this one: http://dell.to/2h6XoAX, then it is not compatible with Windows 10.

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I am not able to find the usb drive when using the system restore disk. If the system boots up it will find the usb just find and fill exists in the  root WindowsImageBackup directory on the usb. The system are brand new and 3040 model with windows 7  64 bit. It seems OptiPlex 3020 worked just fine and found the image location but all my 3040 do not find them. I talk with Dell support for 4 hours and they just though it was a bad motherboard...I said I did not think so since all of the pc I have will not find the usb during system restore.
I check the BIOS also legacy is on and rom is on. Boot order hard drive, usb. cd/dvd . I hit f12 at start up and select cd/dvd to boot where my recovery disc is. and opens fine but never sees the usb drive to find my image.
Could I load usb driver from C: drive? If so which one?

Thanks in advance!

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Recently deployed xx number of OP3040 machines. Obviously WoL is a must. Default BIOS setup does not have it enabled, but using cctk from Dell Client Command Suite makes it easy during SCCM deployment (Win 7 x64)
So I have exported .exe with all required WoL settings (inc deepsleep DISABLE) and BIOS system password set.
Exe runs fine in Task Sequence, all settings get applied, but NOT activated.
At this point I can power off Windows, restart, power off again, WoL is NOT active (yet the deepsleep is definitely set to disable)
All I needed to do on EACH machine:
F2 get to BIOStype password
exit
I did NOT apply anything, I did not make any other changes (just in & out)
Instantly WoL started working correctly
Surely that is a but in either cctk and/or latest BIOS for OP 3040?
Anybody else noticed?
Seb

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I am using a Trendnet KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) device to switch between this Optiplex 3040 and an HP PC. Every time I switch back to the Dell I get an error saying USB Device not recognized. I have used this same KVM on several different PCs and it always works fine.
Any suggestions, please?
Thank you.

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Recently i purchased 10unit of Optiplex 3040mt for my office use, after installed win7 32-bit i just can use for a few minutes after that my keyboard and mouse is not responding at all but the light on devices still ON. In the few minute after i boot my window i install the remote software so that i can remotely and install the software and driver, I just install the Graphic, audio,network driver and chipset because normally if mouse it will be install automatically but in this case it is installed as Standard PS/2 Keyboard and Microsoft PS/2 mouse.
Please advice if i need to installed any other driver , because so far i just installed those 4 driver. Thank You

A:Keyboard and Mouse not working on New Optiplex 3040 mt

There are 2 chipset drivers for Win 7, 32-bit. Did you install Intel Chipset Device Software and the  Intel Management Engine Interface Driver? (And you also need Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for the USB3 ports.)
You can try this:

Open Device Manager and expand list under Human Interface Devices
Double-click each entry and look for a Power Management tab
If it has that tab, click it and the uncheck the box "Allow PC to turn off..."
Reboot when done and see if that solves the problem.

If not, check the Windows Power Options settings to see if Windows is turning the ports off.
EDIT: Since these are PS/2 devices, you may have to look for the Power Management tab under Keyboard and under Mice in Device Manager, instead of under Human Interface Devices in Device Manager.

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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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All, we have a lot of 150 computers of Dell 3040 and we recently started having issue with them. Their NIC gets disabled on restart. Then we have to goto BIOS and enable the NIC. 
This is the same issue reported with Optiplex 5040.
Can someone please share your thoughts on this. 

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