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rebuilding precision T5400 dual xeon x5450 ram problem - 1-3-2 beeps cant install more than 4 out of 8 dimm cards

Q: rebuilding precision T5400 dual xeon x5450 ram problem - 1-3-2 beeps cant install more than 4 out of 8 dimm cards

Hi Guys n Girls,
Can someone please help me out on this as I'm pulling my hair out.
I am modernising a Dell Precision T5400 workstation for use with Autocad, Photoshop, Office, etc. and it is now running windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1 on an SSD.
A quadro 4000 or firepro 7900 is next on the list but I cant risk putting any more money into it if I cant install more RAM.
The X5450's are working fine - I just wish they supported hyperthreading which would really make it a flyer.
The T5400 supports 32GB of ICC ram according to the manual, The 'my dell' programme says it supports 64GB and Sandra lite puts the max at 128GB but the 32GB is all I need.
Anyway I am upgrading from 4GB (4 x 1GB) of DDR2 PC2-5300F-555-11 and have purchased 32GB (8*4GB) of used, supposedly matched, HP 466436-061 RAM (made by hynix, part no's below) from ebay: (hp stickers all have same part number).
4GB 2Rx4 PC2-5300F-555-11 /// HYMP151F72CP4N3-Y5 AC-C 3 STICKS
4GB 2Rx4 PC2-5300F-555-11 /// HYMP151F72CP4N3-Y5 AB-C 5 STICKS
I can install any of the cards in slots 1-5 and the system recognises them and passes all prestartup & memory tests although it reports a mismatch on start because slot 5 is not paired so it does not use it. I only left it in to ensure that the second bank is recognising the card.
I have checked using 'sandra lite' and the hardware list shows they have identical specs and stepping except for the part number and they work fine mixed as long as only 4 (or 5) sticks are installed.
Any 4 of the sticks run fine in slots 1-4 as I have changed them all. When I put sticks 5 & 6 sticks in (or all 8) the PC wont boot and I get beep code 1-3-2 which I`ve looked up and is just a memory fault so not too descriptive.
I have another 3 of the AB-C sticks on the way just to rule that out but I don't think it'll make any difference as if they weren't paired well enough then the 16GB wouldn't work either. I`ve also ruled out a dodgy card by swapping them all out.
My bios is up to date at A11.
I just cant get it to boot with more than 16GB installed. I have removed the BIOS battery to reset it but no change.
I have also tried to put 2 pairs of the original 1GB cards in to see if its something to do with going over 16GB but it still won't have it.

Any advice from the knowledgable folk out there would be greatly appreciated.

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A: rebuilding precision T5400 dual xeon x5450 ram problem - 1-3-2 beeps cant install more than 4 out of 8 dimm cards

Hi all,I`ve had a play around with the new ram sticks that came this morning and no difference.
Not to be defeated I played about and have managed to install a pair in slots 7&8 which actually works giving me 24GB which may be enough but I`m still confused as to why putting the 2 sticks from 7 & 8 (which are obviously matched and working) into slots 5 & 6 causes the thing to not boot, I have verified slots 5 & 6 work by putting a single stick into each on subsequent boots and they definitely show up in the bios set up but are not used as they are not a pair.I have come to the conclusion that this is a bios fault and will try flashing the older A09 release and post back.

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Hi All,

I have a dual socket motherboad with chipset 5000.

I currently have 2 unit of Xepon Processor (X5450, E5450)

My question is, can i insert both processor in the motherboard to use? is it compatible?

Thank you


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I just purchased a Dell Precision T5400 and would like to know something since I have read on many different site that SLI and Crossfire is and is not supported on this system.  What I would like to know from Dell, NVIDIA, or ATI is; What are the different cards that work in the Dell Precision T5400 for both SLI and Crossfire?  Are there any systems changes that need to be done to get SLI or Crossfire to work?  That are not outside 3rd party mods and if there are no Native changes then, what are the Mods that work and are "safe"? (yes nothing is 100% certain)  I'm tired of getting mixed reviews from different sites I have looked at.  I currently have a NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 that's not cutting it for what I need to do.  I do 3D graphic design now and need good high end cards that are compatible with my system.  Hopefully someone from the companies could answer this for me or someone that has the same computer and has gone through this process already.
Thanks MUCH in advance!

A:Best Graphics Cards for SLI or Crossfire in Dell Precision T5400

SLI And Crossfire are specific and not interchangeable.  
The T5400 WORKS with crossfire AMD FirePro W5000 (100-505635) cards for 3D graphics, cad, maya.
Intel® 5400 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
1 PCI-e x8 slot wired as x4
2 PCI-e x16 Gen2 graphics slot w/ Dual 150W; (300W total)
2 PCI-X 64bit/100MHz slots with support for 3.3v or universal cards
1 PCI 32bit/33Mhz slot
It would certainly appear that crossfire has issues with Crysis when looking at this:
Note that for their 1920x1200 (medium) and 1280x1024 (high) tests,
crossfire actually reduces the framerate.

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This is just FYI since it took me many hours work over 3 days to figure it out. Problems included a scrambled display and no internet connectivity.
1. Boot from livecd of Ubuntu 16.04.3 x642. Hit <enter> during purple screen with a keyboard logo at the bottom3. Select language with the arrow keys then press enter.4. Press F6 to get a kernel options selection5. select NOMODESET (if not visible, select "more options" or something like that.) NOMODESET will appear in a list with a checkbox.
If you try to get it to install without the NONMODESET, the display will be scrambled and it is impossible to do anything.
To achieve internet connectivity under Ubuntu 16.04 on a dell precision tower 7810:In a terminal window:
1. sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Find the line:
Change it to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="NOMODESET net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0" <ctrl-o> <ctrl-x>
2. sudo reboot
3. login, open a terminal window 4. ip -a
The output should include the line
2: </loopback,up,lower_up>enp0s25:
Note that different machines might have different names there, e.g. enp0005 or eth0
5. sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
6. sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Change the lines
auto lo iface lo inet loopback
auto lo enp0s25 iface lo inet loopback inface enp0s25 inet dhcp
<ctrl-o> <ctrl-x>
7. sudo service network-manager restart
This fixed the connectivity problem for me.
Also to get out of the 640x480 d... Read more

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I checked T3600 and 3610 - the only difference is BIOS firmware, even BIOS chips are the same. T3600 has Intel ME firmware 7th version - that is why Xeon v2 are not recognized by the 3600 system, they need later 8th version of ME. Upgrade of ME formware is a difficult procedure  - You need to fit the size and other attributes of old ME region. The simpliest way would be to read both BIOS chips from 3610 motherboard and clean data region in ME but I don't have any T3610 systems. Another way is to analyze BIOS file for T3610 and drag out the firmware for T3600. If anybody has T3610 - please reply

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16th May 2016.Dear Dell Forum Members & Support,We have an existing and very reliable Dell Precision 490 with a Single Intel Xeon 5060 (Dual Core, 3.2GHz,1066MHz) system.The system is currently running Bios Version A08 (04/25/08)
Can it be upgraded to Two (2) Intel Xeon Quad Core Processors, and if so, can a list of the compatiable processors be supplied ?
e.g. Xeon X5460 (Quad-Core, 3.16 GHz, 1333MHz) etc.

Thank you for your time & patience.With kindest regards.GEM CNC Systems.

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Hi I have a Dell Precision T5400 workstation. I'd like to add a PCI-e x4 M.2 SSD. Basically I am thinking of buying a M.2 SSD like this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01639694M,

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Dell Precision T5400 was working fine until my customer decided to add a second video card instead of changing it. The video card was nvidia geforce 7950GT and he added nvidia geforce 710 which I already told him that it wouldn't work. The computer stopped working. Nothing shows on the screen I took out the second video card, leaving the old one as it was before Then I pressed the power button, The board has amber light. The processor fan blows for about 3-4 seconds, then the computer turned off by itself. no beep sound, nothing shows on the screen, not even bios info Unplugged the video card (no video card), it does the same thing. 
Is the motherboard toasted ? 

Tried reset BIOS, doesn't work, took out all memory and start the computer, same thing. No beep nor anything, just the first 3-4 seconds fan blows, then stopped.Dell Precision T5400 Dual Xeon E5450 3GHz 8x4GB=32GB DDR2 2x500GB RAID 1 128GB SSD Nvidia geforce 7950GT Windows 10

A:Dell Precision T5400 need help please

Before going further, check the condition of all the electrolytic capacitors on the mainboard - if any have bulging tops or show evidence of leakage (which is a very common thing with this model and similar-generation Precision and Optiplexes), it may be unrelated to the video card addition.
If the caps all look OK, unplug the system and hold the power button for 30 sec until the LED on the mainboard goes out and reseat (remove and reinstall) all the memory modules before trying to power the system up again with only the original video card installed.
If the system shows bad capacitors, and the user wants to repair it, you should advise them to replace BOTH the mainboard and the power supply together.

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I recently purchased a Precision T5400 with a single E5405 Xeon CPU. I'd like to upgrade to either dual E5450 (80 watt) or X5460 (120 watt) Xeon's.
I found a new un-used JD210 heatsink on eBay and figure that should work fine which ever CPU I choose. However the thermal output of the X5460 at 120 watts might be a bit much but do-able. I also found matched pairs of either E5450 or X5460's on eBay.
I would like to know if at minimum I can go with dual E5450's and the JD210 heatsink and your thoughts on going X5460's. The VRM is built into the motherboard from what I can see. I'd like to do it this week if possible. Hopefully you guys have the answers.

A:Precision T5400 CPU Upgrade

Hi there,
JD210 is the correct heatsink to use so that's one less worry for you!
You're right about SLANQ and SLBBA - these are the S-Spec codes that Intel use for their processors and help identify their individual processors. Differences in S-Spec codes between similar processors usually mean stepping changes.
The X5460 that was compatible and shipped with the Precision T5400 has the S-Spec code SLANP, similarly the E5450 that was compatible and shipped with the Precision T5400 has the S-Spec code SLANQ - so you definitely shouldn't have problems with the E5450 at least.
Based on this, I think I will have to revise my earlier statement to say that you can have X5460s in this system as long as they have the S-Spec code SLANP instead of SLBBA - unless someone with a Precision T5400 with Xeon X5460, S-Spec code SLBBA can put me right!

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I replaced the Dual DVI Video Card with a dual HDMI Video Card and now have had no sound since doing this.  Device Manager shows NVIDIA High Def Audio for Sound and says Device is working Properly. However if I look in Control Panel > Sound it says No Audio devices installed. I've never seen or heard of a Video Card change causing the sound to stop working???  Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!!

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Hello every one, 

Could you please recommend USB 3 card for this workstation?   It's a lot of  PCI-e Express card but this computer don't have  PCI-E slot 
Thank you

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I read in other posts that the T5400 and the 490 are almost the same. So can I up the MB in my 490 with a T5400? I ask because I could put dual GPU's in a T5400 board.

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I read in other posts that the T5400 and the 490 are almost the same. So can I up the MB in my 490 with a T5400? I ask because I could put dual GPU's in a T5400 board.

A:Precision 490 vs T5400 MOBO question

No.  Its not supported and won't work.

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I also just got a Dell Precision T5400 workstation dual Xeno  (2008)
I only have one CPU and want to add a second. I hope it has 
"Quad Core Xeon Proc E5430, 2.66GHz, 2X6MB L2 Cache,1333MHz"
I think it has the 09 bios should I upgrade to 011?
Will this machine take a upgrade Xeon that would be nice to get an even faster chip but can live with "two" of the current chip
I also want to add dual graphics cards. Is this possible? The manual says this 2008 machine has "
nVidia Quadro FX1700 512MB dual DVI Graphics Card, Dell Precision T3400"
What would be the best upgrade if any or would adding another FX1700 due the trick I do a lot of video work and am moving up to 4K

Thanks for any advice gentlemen  
Tito Pagan 
wanabe be expert 

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Dear Community,
I have an Precision T5400 with Windows 8.1 and want to add a Seagate 3TB SATA HDD.Unfortunately the Windows recognize the drive as 746GB.
Bios detected: 3000GBRaid controller detected: 746GBWindows 8.1 detected: 746GBI already tried with SegateTools to set the drive to the maximum size, and also tried on many other way but without luck.Please pointing me to the right way how I can use this 3TB drive with my Dell Precision T5400.
Thank you

A:Dell Precision T5400 with Seagate 3TB SATA, how?

The raid controller DOES NOT support larger than 2TB.  The onboard SATA requires F6 Drivers and WIN7SP1 AND INTEL RST   this also requires DOTNET 3.5 which is not installed by default in windows 7 or 8 or 10.
You must have UEFI bios OR use a Host Bus Adapter if you want to BOOT from that drive.
Accepted solution is the Rocket 600 series card.
This is very clearly explained on the seagate site.

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As stated above I have a Dell PrecisionT5400 with (2) Intel Xeon quad core processors [email protected]
I am running a 64 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate and have 16GB of ram memory installed. I recently had a hard drive failure so I replaced my boot up drive with a solid state of 65GB for a quick start-up and I plan to add another 250 solid state drive for my frequently used software.Then I will add a Western Digital 1.0TB drive for data and what not that I don't access very often (maybe some movies and records, etc; the computer is set up for 5 or 6 hard drives and I already have the terabyte drive so why not use it. I am pretty sure my power supply is about 850 watt so I have all the power I should think I will ever need.
My main question is that I want to upgrade my CPU's and I don't know how high I can safely upgrade them. I also want to upgrade my video card as this unit is dependent upon a plug in card; it has no integrated video but I know that is a different section on the forum. If I could get some advice on upgrading my CPU's I would greatly appreciate it.
I am afraid that I may not be able to get much more performance out of this model but my desires are meager. I have found that I enjoy creating websites and blogs so I want to teach myself with the materials I can find online. It is surprising at the free information you can get to teach yourself if you are only willing. Please forgive me for going on; I desperately need some advice on ... Read more

A:I need advice on upgrading the CPU's on my Dell Precision T5400

I have a few computers and none of them come anywhere near yours so I'm puzzled that you feel any pressure to upgrade. There may be some interesting developments next year with Windows 10 and new hardware worth splashing out on.

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I am having no luck using the windows 7 32bit pro disk,  to upgrade from vista business  32bit ? everything seems to go ok until the last process when I am greeted with a box saying " windowssetup could not cofigure windows to run on this computer"   I have just replaced the original HD with a new SSDdrive , which has been cloned successfully and the system boots fine to vista,  Windows upgrade adviser has checked and reported most all ok any programs not compatible I have removed, I am stuck  not finding any solutuion? anyone done a similar upgrade, not a clean install?

A:upgrading t5400 precision from vista to windows 7??

Vista  Service pack 1 standalone and Vista Service pack 2  standalone must be installed in that order BEFORE windows 7 will "upgrade".

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Hi all,
I am at wit's end trying to get the most of my memory upgrade.
I am running 64-bit Windows7 on Dell Precision T5400 single quad-core Intel Xeon E5405. Motherboard 0RW203. BIOS version A11
Got eight identical sticks of 2GB ram (totaling 16GB) and installed it on all available slots. Noticed on Windows properties - Installed RAM 16GB (4GB usable). Tried to play around with virtual memory allocations, but no success.
Checked BIOS and it showed all 8 slots occupied with 2GB ram, but installed memory is 4GB. Don't see any options to tweak BIOS setting for it to recognize all 16GB ram.
Checked each stick individually and all play nice and the CPU-Z reports them installed as well, ruling out slot or motherboard issue. I suspect its a BIOS issue and I would be grateful for anyone who can suggest a solution.
I will be happy to provide additional information as requested. I inherited the machine, so RMAs and returns are out of question.

A:Installed RAM 16GB, only 4GB in BIOS - Precision T5400

here is a temporary workaround 
on my example
Originally I had installed 4 GB / 4x1GB in slots 1-4 (white ones)
I wanted to upgrade to 16GB / 8x2GB
And obviously had a same problem as topic starter
But I managed to work all memory in following way:

install back old memory and let the bios recognise it
reboot and turn off pc
install new memory (16GB / 8x2GB)
after turning on you will see the message "memory size changed"
strike F1 to continue and just forget about BIOS existance, because as soon as you go there, the chances are your memory will be decreased

Clearly it is a BIOS bug.
I'm using A11. 
For DELL It would be really nice to fix it at last

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A Win 7 install on an old server has got me flummoxed. I cannot get the taskbar to function properly. I have tried every trick I have found Googling and none have fixed the problem. I have reloaded the OS twice since the original install and same problems reappear. Once as a Win 7 "upgrade" keeping all my files and lastly as a full HD wipe and a fresh install. The original install used the on-board 8 MB video and same problems occurred. I hoped a new video card would fix the problem. I have loaded all the various versions of windows on different machines and have never seen this issue. I have run every software and hardware system integrity check I know and nothing is found. All my programs seems to function fine.


If you open and close a program, the icon in the taskbar gets "stuck" and will not go away. If you put a shortcut on the taskbar, it functions on the first mouse click to open. After closing, the icon in the taskbar again gets "stuck" and will not go away. It does not open again unless you to press Shift on the keyboard and then mouse click on the icon. If you open a large number of programs or any task that puts and icons on the taskbar will quickly clutter the taskbar with icons both with and without graphics. There can be no active program, process or task and the taskbar be full of "ghost" icons. Only a reboot or killing and reloading explorer.exe will make the taskbar look normal until you open a program and t... Read more

A:Taskbar functionality problems on new install on dual Xeon server

Have you installed your GPU drivers for the nvidia GPU, do you have the model of the motherboard and any addon cards? Does this persist if your using the classic theme (as in no areo)?

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The computer has 2 750gb hard drives in it but I noticed it was awful slow for a dual quad core computer with win 7 64 bit and 16gb of ram so I checked in the bios and I don't really see a way to turn it completely off unless the hard drives are reformatted in some way. If someone is familiar with this problem please help. I have disconnected one drive and re-installed windows on the other for now.

A:How do I turn off raid mode on a Dell Precision T5400

You can't just take drives that have a RAID array on them and expect them to work when you turn RAID off. You'll need to re-format.

Anyway, the Dell BIOS has an option for HDD mode, it's in there.

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Now, I know this is an old system, but that is the reason I got it. Cheap and accessible, functional. I have two Xeons 5460 that used to get crazy hot the first time I applied thermal paste thermals subsided since then, even at load hanging around 50-60 degrees on one, and 60-70 on other ( I don't have a real heatsink for this one; got a small copper one that is half the height of the proprietary )
Ram is pretty chill as well, around 65 degrees under load.
Here is my problem, though; I ordered 16 gigabytes of ram and filled all 8 slots with 2 gigs sticks. Under load the temps ranged from 65 on the right most module, to up to 90 ( !! ) on the left most. The problem was the chipset was burning to touch! And distance from the chipset heatsink to the first two modules is the width of an index finger. Now I don't know why does chipset get burning hot, and that is what I'd like to know. Is there something in bios i can shutdown to reduce load on the chipset?
I took out half of the ram sticks so I'm still in quad channel configuration, but using 8 gigs, and temps dropped drastically. I'm talking 61 degrees on the first ram module from 90. Is my motherboard fautly, something causing 8 stick configuration to increase memory temps? Chipset heatsink is still pretty hot, and it shows, with first module being 5-6 degrees hotter than the last on ( that is still a lot better then before). Was my overheating problem caused by too many ram modules or the configuration mess... Read more

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Hello I need yout help to understand why i'm not able to install Windows 7 on my Workstation Precision t5400. I receive this error at the end of the installation "windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware"
I had configured a RAID 1 Array on that workstation and i suspect that the problem is due to that but i'm not sure. Can someone help how to fix it??

Tanks GIovanni

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Hi i have one Z620 dual Xeon 2,2gHz 32 gb ram psu 800 wi can install one GTX 1080 nvidia ? the problem is: i have 2 6  pin 75w connector there are enought power to convert one 6 pin to 8 pin 150W connector ?and how many watts need the graphics card? this is the power consumprion of GTX 1080 Founders Edition: 

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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?


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I am considering an Dell Precison 64-bit workstation with an Intel Xeon Processor. I would like to know whether the Floating-Point Unit (FPU) is 64-bits. I have Googled on the web and searched on the Intel web site and cannot find the answer.



A:Intel Xeon Processor FPU precision

I suggest that you contact Dell about this. I bet they are much better about answering questions BEFORE you buy than AFTER.

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I am buying a used T1500 and need to upgrade the memory to 16GB.
Crucial indicates that the largest usable DIMM is 4GB, but I see there are 8GB DIMMs available and wonder if anyone has tried to use one this large, with the otherwise proper specification.

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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 ??


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Has anyone received an indication as to if or when one or both of the new Xeon CPU's (1545 & 1575) may become available in the Precision 5510? Both are available in the 7510 & 7710.

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I just recieved the 7510 about 2 weeks ago and have been getting increasingly annoyed with the trackpad which seems to  have issues. The trackpad never seems to stop working completely, but it seems to get stuck for a second pause or stutter frequently. Any suggestions would be welcome.

A:Dell Precision 7510 Trackpad Issues - Xeon Processor

I have not had issues with mine but I think I read somewhere "go to control panel -> mouse and turn off gesture support"


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I have been having issues with updating Bios and drivers with my 7510 since January.
It has Xeon E3 1535 cpu; 64GB 2100Mhz DDR4 ECC; Quadro m2000m and Samsung 960 PRO NVME M.2 SSD
It started after a BIOS update from Windows Update failed. I had added 4x 2400MHz ECC DDR4 to the machine and the new BIOS supported only 2100MHz So it rolled back by itself. After that I bought two 2100MHz ECC DDR4 sticks and installed those, as I knew that RAM works in pairs and always takes the speed of the lowest stick. So I tried to update the BIOS manually after that. I wasn't able to. and many things broke after that also. The computer does not shut down anymore. I have to restart it and press power when I see the POST screen. It sometimes loses USB and / or mousepad buttons (the pad and tapping on pad works fine)
I got this from Dell Outlet as Dell Refurbished in january 2017.
I have tried several things:
a) Downloaded drivers via service tag / product detection from support.dell.com. The Bios installation file always tells me that:
"The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system BIOS can be flashed.Press OK when they are both plugged in or CANCEL to quit."
Ofcourse I have them plugged in, I have tried it docked, on 3 different ORIGINAL and two non-original adapters with different power output up to 240W. I had 72Wh battery on it before but ever since I have purchased a 91Wh original battery from Dell dealership to make sure everything is ok.
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A:Dell Precision 7510 Xeon 1535 updates fail

""The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system BIOS can be flashed.
Press OK when they are both plugged in or CANCEL to quit."
Ofcourse I have them plugged in, I have tried it docked, on 3 different ORIGINAL and two non-original adapters with different power output up to 240W. I had 72Wh battery on it before but ever since I have purchased a 91Wh original battery from Dell dealership to make sure everything is ok.
b) I have the Dell Precision Optimizer application. It shows some outdated updates for B"
Does the system recognize the AC adapter, or does it show unknown?  F2 at powerup to check.
If multiple Dell adapters show unknown, replace the DC power jack:

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I have a T3500 with Xeon Hexacore W3670, 24GB ram, and I have a Zotac GTX 970 4GB GPU. I looked at the requirement specs and notice I should meet all requirements except the CPU is questionable. i5-4590 is obviously much newer 3.3ghz quad-core vs 3.2ghz hexacore, but I'm wondering if anyone can tell if the CPU should be okay or not. Thank you. 
For the full Rift experience, we recommend the following system:

Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater

CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater

Memory 8GB+ RAM

Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output

USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port

OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

A:Is my Precision T3500 w/ Xeon W3670 Oculus Rift VR ready?

You've got more cores (6 vs. 4) with your W3670 as well as HyperThreading (which i5-4590 doesn't have).  Memory speed of W3670 is slower, but that shouldn't matter.
Provided there isn't some required CPU instruction the W3670 is missing, key difference is single threaded performance.  Base clock on yours is 3.2 GHz vs. 3.3 GHz.  More important is max turbo:  3.46 GHz (1/1/1/1/2/2) vs. 3.7 GHz (2/3/4/4).  Numbers in parentheses are Turbo steppings from all cores active to a single core being active.
I would verify TurboBoost works with your T3500 (HWiNFO64 is only reliable way I've found to monitor this).  (I have a Dell LGA 1366 socket machine from the same era, and Turbo doesn't work for 6 core CPUs.)
You're probably ok with extra cores and HT making up for slower single threaded performance. 
Worse comes to worse you could upgrade to a W3690 (3.46 GHz base, 3.73 GHz max turbo).  About $200 on ebay.  Or, you can probably "overclock" Turbo (since the Xeon should be unlocked), although you might need a better cooler for that.

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These two graphics systems have approximately the same performance (~1200 gflops)
I was told by Dell support via chat that it is not possible to get a Precision 7510 without the discrete graphics card. That seems silly since the Iris Pro P580 provides the same performance. So two questions:
1. Is it indeed the case that a Precision 7510 cannot be purchased without a discrete graphics card?
2. If I am forced to buy this FirePro, can I at least use it in conjunction with the P580 - each driving separate displays?


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I bought a used T5400 with the idea of using it for 3d graphics and rendering due to the dual Xeon processors and 32GB ram.
It came without a video card so I installed a Geforce Nvidea card which seems to work  fine so far.
But I cannot seem to install Win 7 on the machine. It has a HDD which does not seem to work even connected to another machine so I put in a spare SATA 250GB drive which will be just fine for the OS. (Can add another later)
I think I turned off RAID as I don't need or want that for this purpose.
I made an iso for the OS and added a folder /drivers and put copies of all the drivers I could find here on DELL for Vista 64 as I could find nothing for Win7.
Install halts when I try to locate drivers. It just tells me no suitable drivers found.
A search of Google says many ppl are running Win7 pro on this machine but they all talk about drivers for RAID etc. and I cannot find info on what specific drivers I must have on the disk to be able to install Win7.
I guess I can put Linux on the box but then I have to run WINE or similar to run my graphics program. (There is a native luxrender for linux so I could just slave this box but reallty want Win7 on it so I can use it stand alone.)
Any help appreciated in installing Win 7 Pro 64 bit on this machine.


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based off the responses i got when talking about a dual athlon mp system... it doesnt look so great. so i'm thinking of some other options. i've got a friend who does 3d animation and uses an older gateway server. It's got a dual xeon motherboard but he only uses one processor... when i had the chance of working on this system, it seemed REALLY fast. it could be that he had a SCSI drive that spun so fast you could hear it grind, or it could be that he did't have all the clutter on it and was running windows NT 4. but like i said, it was REALLY fast. i'm just asking for some thoughts on this because right now (besides the INSANE cost for a dual xeon motherboard) it seems like a viable option. thanks!

A:dual P2 XEON?

geez... no one here has ever used anything besides a p4 or athlon? :rolleyes:

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Hello everyone,

Just wondering if XP can put a Dual Xeon system to good use.. or will it only use 1 processor?



A:XP on Dual Xeon

Windows XP supports up to 2 processors, so it will take advantage of the dual-xeons

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Which would you go with? Also I'm partial to MSI, Asus and GigaByte motherboards.
I like games like Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. I do a lot of MP3's and I plan on getting the MSI nBox FX5900 Video card.
I want to keep it low priced sinse I'm getting such an expensive video card.


A:AMD 64 or Dual XEON

I would still get a AthlonXP... AMD64's are still to new and expensive, and Dual XEON's are wayyyyyyyyyy to expensive and will not give you any noticiable improvements in gaming.

Untill amd64's get established, if you really want a dual cpu system, get a Dual Athlon MP one, they are far cheaper.

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Currently using a Dell 420 SCSI Workstation with 512MB rambus memory & single P-III processor, SCSI 10K drives...However no amount of adjusting memory or hardware configurations can turn this into a machine that can process two (2) or three (3) open graphics programs at once without crashing or just sitting there; you probably know what I mean. I use CorelDraw 10, Adobe, FrontPage & other Web designing tools plus Lt CAD. all graphics intensive programs by themselves, and some need to be open together.
I want to BUILD a system that will currently handle "Win XP Pro" plus the above mentioned programs without causing me so much grief!
There is confusion about the set-up.
Two 3+GHz Xeon processors with 2GB DDR memory on a WI-2P Abit motherboard with a 7505 chipset vs one P-4, 3.60GHz with 2GB memory on a Intel or other motherboard with an 876 chipset, dito memory! I have never build a system but keep 4 office Dells all network running so I am not intimited by the Build-Process. Any one who has first hand knowledge and has done a, from scratch build I would appreciate any input.
A. Vancortlandt

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I have a home network that consists of 5 pc's and 1 video camera DVR (which is network ready). I use static ip addresses for each node beginning with since my active IP range is - One of my PC's has dual nic cards, one being a wireless nic and one standard nic. The wireless nic ip address on this PC is currently and I am able to access the internet through it fine. The other standard nic which uses IP, I want to use to hook to my camera DVR (which has its own IP address as I wired it up and enabled the nic and was able to ping to the DVR from the PC, but when the 2nd card is enabled, I lose my internet connection. The wireless card still shows connected to the wireless network, but its as if the PC is trying to use the wired connection to access the internet instead of the wireless one, and since the wired nic is only hooked up to the DVR, obviously it can't access the WAN. I tried bridging the connections in XP but still no luck. And the strange thing is that I can get to the DVR using other PC's on the network which means I can go through the wireless nic, the wired nic, to the DVR from any other PC in my house.

Here is my setup:

PC-(2 NIC's)
Wireless NIC- - mask- - gateway- (wireless router)

Wired NIC (running to DVR) - - mask - gateway-

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A:Dual NIC Cards - IP address problem

Remove the Default Gateway from the wired NIC configuration. You probably also want to configure that NIC to be in a different subnet than the wireless NIC that is connected to the Internet, I suggest 192.168.1.x

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I have got a Supermicro X5DA8 mainboard with two Xeon 2.8 GHz processors.
Would two of those processors
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3.2 GHz 533 MHz
1MB 604 SL72Y as offered on ebay
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3 2 GHz 533 MHz 1MB 604 SL72Y | eBay
work with my
Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Motherboards | Xeon Boards | X5DA8

A:Xeon Dual Core 2.8GHz, can I easily upgrade to Dual Core 3.2GHz ?

Super Micro has no CPU support list that I could find for this board, nor in the manual. It may take a call or email to them to find out for sure.
I would be careful buying such used item from an eBay seller, check their return policies and reviews first.

Overall, from what little info I could find, it seems the 3,2GHz Xeons will work, but just a guess.

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Hi all,

I want a pc to use as a testbed at work, and will dual boot it with a server OS and XP Pro.

I was thinking of a EVO W6000 DUAL XEON 2.2GHz because i can get a refurbed one for £140, or
a Core2duo based rig (probably E2180, then OC it) which will mostly likely cost me double that.

Now, it is only a test rig, but i'd be insterested to know what you guys think will give greater performance out of the 2 rigs.

If i had a E6400 v dual Xeon 2.2, which would you favour (just comparing approximate like for like clock speeds here)

Also, would you recommend dual boots from the same hdd, or separate installs on separate hdd's. If separate then i may struggle with the EVO pc.

Thanks for any advice.

A:Dual Xeon v Core2Duo

If you all you are after is raw performance, then those Xeons in there are ancient (based on the first P4) and even a single Core 2 core with modern RAM can probably do faster than those two Xeons together.

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Anyone built a Dual Xeon system with Supermicro P4DP6 board before? It will not even power up at all on Supermicro, but runs fine on a Gigabyte 8IPXPR-C. According to Supermicro, a special Supermicro dual xeon Power supply must be used for it to power up. Anyone know if this is true? I don't want to go through the hassel with returns if this is bogus.

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i just bought a INTEL SE7501WV2 dual xeon motherboard with 2 2.4ghz xeon processors.i want too use it as a home pc and was planning on just installing xp on there.i was wondering will it show up as a dual core in xp,and if it will still run fairly fast like the new dual core processors?thanks

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I want some opinions of the idea of getting two Xeon 3040 and a server motherboard to make one hell of a powerfull machine. Bad idea or one that could be very fast

A:dual Xeon 3040

You might as well just buy a Dual core processor, it would be just as good and cheaper.

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I have been offered the pick of either of two systems at work

first is a DELL Precision 530 with dual P4 1.7 Ghz Xeons

second is a DELL SC 430 with one dual core 3.2 Ghz CPU
both have the same size memory , both have the same hard drives in RAID 0

i do autocad from home office and moonlight with commodities / stock market trading applications

which is the better pick ? , i cant test them out until i sign for one of them.

A:which is better 2 x Xeon or 1 x dual core ?

I do not know too much about the differences of the two architectures, but from the basic info you provide, it seems the dual core option will be much better due to the massive clock speed difference. Also, the 2x Xeon is probably using an obsolete chipset that may not compete well with the dual core setup, therfore being a lesser performer.

From the little I know about the Intel Pentium D, they function in a similar fashion as a real 2x cpu setup.

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  Hello.        I just bought this notebook about 2 months ago, has an a8 7410 apu proccessor with amd radeon r5 and a r7 m360 dedicated video card but i cant make the r7 work at all, i tried looking through several forums (hp and amd) and nobody seems to know how to fix this, here are some steps that i already followed:   -upgrading amd drivers= im using 16.9.2 crimson, notebook works fine but no r7 performance.  -config of switchable graphics= everything on high performance already, also global setting set properlly,nothing.  -Downgrading amd drivers= most of them dont recognize my graphic card, i tried amd catalyst 15.11.1Beta but slows down the computer too much,also no r7 functioning.  -Searching BIOS for an option to activate the dedicated video card= Theres no such thing.  -Searching UEFI for an option to activate the video card=couldnt find anything or maybe i didnt search properly.  -Upgraded BIOS= did nothing.    Im no computer expert but i did all this properly,using clean installs (ddu).  i dont really know what else i can do, what i am supposed to use? crossfire,dual graphics or switchable graphics?   Thank you very much in advance and sorry for the long post.    specs- pocessor a8 7410 with radeon r5 graphics                amd radeon r7 m360 dedicated                win... Read more

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Yikes! installing a second partition with Ubuntu is really hard next to Win7 on a m2 PCIe NVME.If you have been successful, your help would be greatly appreciated.I have encountered numerous problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate partition on a Precision 5510 with  1TB m2 PCIe NVME memory installed by Dell. 
I started out by creating a USB with the Universal USB Installer and the Ubuntu 14.04 installer.then followed these stepswww.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-8-1-ubuntu-dual-boot-guide-2200654  encountered two problems. 1.) When booted to try Ubuntu and then selecting the install ubuntu icon, the installer does not recognize the m2 PCIe NVME drive and failing because the installer sees < 6GB of storage. 2.) The system bios configuration SATA operations must be changed from RAID On to ACHI - This corrupts the Factory Win 7 image installed by Dell and fixing it requires reversing the bios configuration change and running windows repair.This is dead simple with on any system with a SATA  hard drive.Has anyone successfully done this?Here is the really crazy thing. I need both Ubuntu for work and windows to communicate with the most of the world.  I chose to have Win7 factory installed believing that installing Ubuntu on a second partition of the m2 PCIe NVME drive would be simple. But that means Dell's support for Ubuntu and access to the Dell factory Ubuntu 14.04 image with drivers includi... Read more

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