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Dell Precision 690 Boot Issue

Q: Dell Precision 690 Boot Issue

Hi Guys,
I have acquired a Dell Precision 590 workstation which has a boot issue that I cannot seem to solve. The machine goes through it's POST and boot procedures and I receive messages stating that it cannot find SATA 0 or SATA1 it then gives me the option to press F1 to continue or run setup. After I press F1 the machine continues to boot into Windows normally. I cannot seem to get the machine to boot straight into Windows without pressing F!. I'm not sure how to correct this issue and would appreciate any assistance you can provide. I realize that this machine is a bit old but I would like to get it up and running correctly so that I can reinstall Windows and drivers. Despite it's age this machine still has considerable processing power.and I would like to get it working if possible. Thanks for the assist.

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Preferred Solution: Dell Precision 690 Boot Issue

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello,
I have a brand new Dell Precision 5520 and I noticed some dark shadows on both bottom sides of the screen, as shown in the pictures. I see them even if I change brightness or if I run the LCD built-in test.
Is it a screen issue?
Thanks.
 

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Goodmorning,
Recently I had some problems with my laptop (Dell Precision M3800) bought only 9 months ago. There are two horizontal bands on screen, which are flickering. I just received it back from assistance at the reseller, but the problem persists although all the Dell diagnostics were passed. I can't work on AutoCAD without ruining my eyes. Could you please help me?
Best regards,
M. C.

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I have a problem recently with my Precision. When I put it to sleep, whether it be by closing is or the power button or through windows, when I wake it up the screen stays black. The back light is on, but nothing shows. The hard drive is being hit, everything else seems to work fine, the keyboard back light comes back on, just the screen. I even heard a windows alert upon opening it one time so everything must be going fine in the background but no video output.
I do have a dual boot with Kali Linux  and the issue occurs with that OS too. But it works perfect off a restart as long as I don't put it to sleep, I can use it for 5 minutes or 5 hours and everything is great, just sleep mode gets this result.
It is getting quite annoying at this point, I have tried a few things, re-flashing the Bios, reinstall video drivers, clean install windows (even though it does it with both OS's), and updating chipset drivers, no luck. No discrete GPU right now either, just integrated. Any help would be appreciated.
Here is a video of what is happening.    

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Hi,
as many already posted, I also have some crazy issues with my Precision M6500 (late 2009). Basically its display goes black and the machine does not respond to anything. While typing these words, my PC is using some funny screen resolution (like 800x600) and my Device Manager says "NVIDIA Quadro FX3800 has stopped because it has reported problems. (Code 43) ". The PC was working quite well for last 5 years. In December 2014 I finally cleaned its fans and vents... reinstalled Windows, performed all available firmware updates (including BIOS - now it's A10)... and it worked very well for like ...10 days! Now, it is almost impossible to use this machine... it doesn't look like it would overheat or something ... but the display turns black all of a sudden and the only option is to force it to shut down by pressing and holding its power button for a while.
Here are the hardware IDs of my NVIDIA Quadro FX3800:
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061F&SUBSYS_02EF1028&REV_A2PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061F&SUBSYS_02EF1028PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061F&CC_030000PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061F&CC_0300
Is there any fix for this issue? It appears like I am not the only one with exactly the same problem...
Thank you in advance,
Adam.

A:Dell Precision M6500 video issue...

Try updating nVIDIA drivers from nVIDIA's website. If the driver was just updated and the problem started happening, roll back the driver

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A few days back I got a Dell Precision T7400 workstation, after I saw it only had 4GB of ram, I decided to buy an extra 7GB (1x4GB and 3x1GB). After I installed the ram modules, showed the following in windows:  (it's in dutch but you should get the point)
So I checked the bios and it was only showing 6GB instead of 11:
I know it has to do something with the configuration, so I tried putting 1GB sticks in DIMM 1-4 and putting the 4GB stick in DIMM 4. But than it only shows 4GB. Can anybody help me with this?

A:Dell Precision T7400 Memory issue

You CANNOT MIX Density and ram must be in PAIRS.  SO 11 is never possible.  4 8 and 12 are. But not with 3 4 gig sticks. Must be pairs.
So you can have 2 and 4 and 6 and 8 modules all same
so minimum is 2 and maximum is 32.
You can use 8 1 gig or 8 2 gig or 8 4 gig .  You cannot mix 1 or 2 or 4 gig modules.  They must all be the same size, rank, speed, vendor.

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Dell Precision M3800 / 16GB RAM/ Core i7 4712HQ / 256 GB SSD / NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
My laptop has an unusual problem. Every time I start using Laptop; the fan starts working at high speed for 3-4 seconds after 10-15 mins of usage and system hangs until fan stops. After that everything works fine. Until I restart/start again fan works normally and there is no problem at all. I already reported this to UK Dell as I'm having warranty Until 2019. But even after 4 replacements of Motherboard, RAM, Heat Sink and Fans; the problem still there.

Somebody please help me with this. Thanks in advance.

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got a used dell precision t3400 and trying to boot it up on single sata drive the options in bios sata operations is raid auto detect/achi raid autodetect/ata and raid on it says onboard sata drive is not present but shows the 3 160gig sata drives

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Hello,
I tried to install the newly released Dell Precision Optimizer v3.5.5 (A00) August 18, 2016 on my Precision 5510, running Windows 7 64bit.
During the installation, an error panel pops up with this text:

> SetupNew\setup.cpp (140)PAPP:PVENDOR:PGUID:[email protected] Vista Service Pack 1 (7601)IE Version: 9.11.9600.18426
The installation then fails and the installer log shows the following:
[08/25/16 13:16:06]    Open file: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Command: attended[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Capabilities Value: 2097151 (0x1FFFFF)[08/25/16 13:19:12]    DUP Vendor Software Version: 3.5.5[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[08/25/16 13:19:12]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Local System OS Language: DE[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Language Compatible with this Package? Unknown[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile[08/25/16 13:19:12]    User Parameter: logfile changed to: C:\ProgramData\Dell\UpdatePackage\Log\Application_KKJH9_WN32_3.5.5_A00_2016-08-25.txt[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\APPLIC~1.5_A\miniunz.exe[08/25/16 13:19:12]    Extra... Read more

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I have a Dell Precision M6600 (i5 CPU) with an AMD FirePro M8900 GPU and I have the issue that with the AMD drivers installed, the laptop shows a black screen after the Windows 7 booting screen shows up. When I run the laptop in safe mode or without the AMD drivers, it works just fine. I ran several diagnostics through the BIOS but the GPU passed every time and it says there are no issues with it. Is there anything I can do to fix that? Or is the GPU defective, although the diagnostics don't show any issues with it? Thank you for your input and help!

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I've just restored a Precision M4700 with Windows 7.
It's got 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a nVidia Quadro K2000M which I believe has 2GB of memory
So why in Windows does it say installed memory 8GB, usable 7.88GB.
Does this mean it's using the Intel graphics by default. So how and when would it use the nVidia card?
Thanks
John

A:Dell Precision M4700 Graphic Card Issue

Hi teesvalleytech,
Thanks for posting.
This is a normal situation.  Yes, your computer will use the Intel graphics card by default, if the game or program you are using requires more graphics power, it will switch to the nVidia card.  This can not be manually changed.  en.community.dell.com/.../19664003

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My new Precision 7510 has strange behavior of startup process. When AC adapter is plugged, my laptop starts normally:- Power button sets on- keyboard light sets on- Dell logo appearsBut with unplugged AC adapter (and at first run after plugging it again) the laptop starts in a different way:- Power button sets on- Caps Lock blinks once- Power button sets off (seems the laptop is turned off completely)- Power button sets on again after short period of time (about 2-3 seconds)- keyboard light sets on- Dell logo appearsBIOS was upgraded to the latest version (1.10.7), but even after downgrading it to the preinstalled version (1.06.6) that behavior stayed the same.I've reported a request but the customer support does not help me with it. Does anybody have such the issue?

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My pc works fine with one cpu. However when I try to install my cpu riser my pc won't boot? My riser has the same cpu installed and sufficient memory. I do note that a few bent pins on the two white  blocks that are located for the memory riser and just wanted to know if this would be cause and is it a quick fix!?. Please would anyone help me with this...Kind Regards Paul

A:Dell Precision T7500 CPU/ memory riser issue

The only way to know for sure if the pins were the issue is to install another H236F (Vertical Riser for 2nd CPU/Memory) in there and see if it also fails.

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Hi,
I have a Dell Precision 3620 with 2 dvi port (without VGA port), and when I connect two monitors in their ports, just one of them is displayed and the other is not detected. I tried to change the dvi cables between ports, the same problem, just one of them is detected.

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Hi I have a Dell Precision T490 with the GU083 motherboard. I have upgraded to dual x5355 and 32gb of ram. Upon my upgrade I found that the workstation was running hot with the ideal temp of the cpu at 50 degrees Celsius. So I installed dual 80mm fans blowing hot air out through the back. Even with these the temp of the CPU under load is still around 80 degrees. So i kept it under low load and was able to run without issues for about a week.
After a few days I started to get ram issues whereby only 16gb of the installed 32gb is usable. The situation got really bad yesterday with system restarts under low loads. I'm lost to find the cause. Could my power supply be going out? or is the motherboard otw out too? Your help would be greatly appreciated. 
Thank you

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Hello everyone,
I have an Dell precision 960 which won't boot, during boot it beeps short twice, and the post lights 1,2,3 are lit, in the manual it says that you have to look on the screen for further problems, but the pc doesn't give video out.
the pc has 16g ram allocated on 1st 4 slots and has a low-end graphics card installed, no DVD, HDD connected to eliminate them.
thanks in advance:
JurgenMK

A:dell precision wont boot

I don't see a Precision 960 listed -- is this an Optiplex 960?  Or is it a Precision 690?
If it's a Precision 690, the very first thing to look for is the presence of bad or leaking capacitors on the mainboard - particularly near the memory socket and CPU socket.  If any are bulging or leaking a brownish substance, the mainboard will need to be replaced.  These systems were very well known for capacitor failures.
There's a set of four diagnostic LEDs on the system -- what pattern of off/green/amber shows on those?

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I have a Dell Precision Workstation 390. When I boot system, first the fan is loud, then it quiets down, then the startup screen appears with the dell logo and the usual F2, F12 options and then the fan revs up and that's it. Power button is green. System is rarely used, purely a backup system in case my main system, its clone, ever fails so no dust. Every so often I start it up to make sure it is working and to update Windows, Norton etc.
How do I proceed from here?

A:No Boot, loud fan, Dell Precision 390

Any beeps from the tower? If you press F12 at boot, can you to get a menu with options to run the diagnostics?
What color are the diagnostic LEDs on the front panel?  If they don't all go off, look up error code in the manual:
downloads.dell.com/.../precision-390_setup guide_en-us.pdf
When was last time you replaced the motherboard battery?

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I have to 2 Dell Precision T3600 computers that only power on after the second try.
If you press the power button first time: the power button get's a amber light & 1 3 4 diagnostic get a flickering amber light. 
If you turn the computer off and press the power button again it will turn on and work as normal.
I have been able to diagnose that the PSU is the problem.
I would like to know if I can continue to use these desktops in their current state? Are there any potential consequences / risks involved?
Also can the PSU can be repaired? If so how?

Thank you in advance.

A:Dell Precision T3600 Power Supply (PSU) amber light issue

Manual indicates it may be PSU cable related:


1- Blink 2- Off 3- Blink 4- Blink

PSU Cable Failure
All PSU cables may not be properly connected to system board. (PS_ON asserted, missing a main power rail)


Did you try to reseat the motherboard's PSU cable(s)?

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Older desktop running XP Pro. Had some problem booting yesterday; and today am unable to boot up at all.
Problem area seems to be the CD drawer.

Fairly sure that boot sequence is CD then C and then perhaps A (diskette drive).
Yesterday, it took several tries to boot the desktop, and I noticed that the green light on the CD drawer often kept flashing even after I had been successful. I ended up using a paper clip to open the drawer and left it open for the remainder of the day.

Today unable to boot successfully.
At one point screen showed some brief text, I believe whatever is typical at starting up sequence, but this immediately went dark. It seemed like the CD drive and drawer were trying to be accessed.

After several abortive attempts, I did a text message with something like
I believe Checksum error or Sum error but very far from being completely sure on what error code.
Previous attempts at starting computer have failed, please contact Dell for support.
While yesterday I had been successful at some point in getting CD tray to stay in the open position, and not keep closing - today I have been unable to do so.

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At some point I should replace this old machine. If I can get it up and running again, I expect that I should take the CD drive out of the boot sequence (or put it after C drive).

I do not have any bootable CD at the office, and not sure if I have one at home either (this is computer I used to use at home and now have in office).

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A:Unable to boot desktop (Dell Precision 450)

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Hello im new in this forum, and was wondering if anybody can help with my problem,
this morning i took my computer apart to clean it, (which i have done several times)
and the computer wont boot, i dont have any diagnostic lights on, the power button is solid amber color.
i tried disconnecting every piece of hardware to try to see if its a hardware issue and even with everything unplugged same thing, solid amber light with no diagnostic light and no beeps (i think there is no internal speaker) i have repeatedly check all connectors.
**I am somewhat techsavy

Thank you for your time!

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I have 2 M4500, and I have a same problem, when I will open the device, I had seen this message:
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine.
How can I solved it??
Please answer me, I'm really need it.

A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot

Hi mahmoud issa,Thanks for posting.Apologies that your system isn't working as expected.  Without knowing more details about your system, we can only guess at a solution.  Here is some information that may be helpful:  http://dell.to/2mORDuu

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Hi Guys,
I have a Dell Precision 690 Workstation.  I want to reinstall Windows 7 but the CD ROM does not appear in the Boot Menu.  The drive is visible from within Windows, so I'm at a lose as to why it's not listed as a boot device.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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So earlier today I was playing a game on my Dell precision T5510 and all of a sudden it powers down and wont boot back up...every single time i turn it on it shows led # 3 and 4 blinks number 4 twice then turns on led 1 and never continues..I have a Geforce GTX970 in the PCI connector and it has both processor sockets full and has 8GB RAM per core...and from the error sheet provided for the computer it states that it has something to do with the memory. Please tell me if im doing something wrong because tech support has been one massive circle.

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I have a new Dell Precision T5600 workstation with A11 bios. I want to use network boot. F3 does not work. Going into the bios system setup (with F12) and changing the boot sequence to put the onboard NIC first did not work. Any clues?

A:Dell Precision T5600 network boot

Never mind, I stumbled across the bios setting. The Onboard NIC has to have PXE enabled before it will show up as a boot target.

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Hi,
I just got a new Precision 7510 and can't figure out how to get it to enable numlock automatically on boot.
I checked the BIOS and that is enabled already.  
I would like this as I am running WIndows 10 and it is setup to login with a numeric PIN.
Does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks,
Jim

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I am trying to get my computer to boot up using only one hard drive. Currently it will only boot up
if all 3 drives are connected. I am sending a screenshot of the disk management screen so
someone with know how can diagnose why all 3 are interconnected and need each other.
I bought a stand alone drive copier to copy my hard drive to a larger drive. I would like to make the copy of the "C" drive on the 250 gb. drive shown but I think if I change something on that drive the comp. will not boot at all.
I hope that i conveyed this so that people can understand because it is somewhat confusing. My computer skill level is decent but i need assistance on this.
I would add a second drive once I clear this up.

Thanks,

Joe

A:dell precision 380/ win 7 / 3 hard drives all needed to boot

Because you have all three drives with a partition marked Active. Windows thinks all three are needed for boot when they're marked active. You need to mark the other two partitions on other two drives as "Inactive". Leave drive C "boot" partition as active.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

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So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now). I'm having another issue of sorts. Updated the BIOS then went into the BIOS changed restart/shutdown to "thorough" and checked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" as I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST. I tried diagnostic boot and got the same result. Couldn't get far enough to press F2 or F12. When I disconnected the TB16 and powered on the laptop it booted up fine. I could then connect the TB16 and it would work fine. But if I tried to restart with the TB16 connected I had the same issue. I eventually unchecked "thunderbolt adapter boot support" and "thunderbolt adapter pre boot modules" just so I could restart without having to disconnect the TB16 (I don't know which of the two options is causing the booting issue though). I can get by without booting from the TB16 but I got it partly for that reason so would to get it working if I can. Any ideas?

A:Dell Precision 7510 TB16 Boot Issues

n00b2
So I got the TB16 to use with my Windows 10 Precision 7510. I've had issues with the USB devices dropping out randomly but I seem to have got that under control (for now).
It might be if the devices are intermittent, they would exhibit problems during a Pre Boot Scan.
I wanted to boot from a USB DVD drive that was connected to the TB16. But when I tried to boot the laptop got stuck on the Dell logo and wouldn't go into POST.
You are wanting to boot a UEFI capable DVD, such as the Win 10 Install media, connected to the TB16?  If that is the case, I can test to see if I can do it.  I am wondering if the Thunderbolt is connected to the PCIe bus if any device there will be checked for boot compatibility.  
I suppose you can boot from that USB DVD when connected directly to your system?

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Hi everyoneI bought last week DELL T-5810 workstation. It has Xeon E5-1620v3 (3.50GHz) , 16GB RAM (DDR4 – 2133MHz), 1TB / 7200rpm and I added an TRANSCEND SSD 220S TS480GSSD220S, 480GB, SATA III, 2.5' on it.
I have clean install of windows 10 on it.
My problem is: Whenever I press power button to start the computer, it take 27 seconds (measured with stopwatch) to display the DELL logo and 1 minute to get until the windows lock screen.I tried to change different settings in the bios (i have the latest bios version A16), without any luck. I run diagnostic tests from bios and on dell website , but all tests are passed, and no matter what I did, the DELL logo is always shown after 27 seconds.Also, I found this post which is for laptop machines, but the issue that people are describing here, are prety much the same with mine. Ho help from ther either.When computer starts, it is very, very fast, and I have no complains there. But it is not acceptable for +$2000 computer to boot in 60 seconds. At hime, I have 2 other DELL work stations at home (2 and 3 year olds), which boot in less than 15 seconds.Can anyone help me to resolve this issue?

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My Dell precision 5510's display driver stops responding and getting recovered if I run any graphic intense programs in it. It happens only when I run it without the charger connected, it works fine if charger is connected.
It says display driver stopped responding and recovered by itself, but I am not able to resume whatever I was doing. It makes me rerun the program, after a while, some 2 minutes, the loop repeats(display driver stops working and getting recovered again). This makes me not able to use my laptop at all without charger connected.
I dont see any issue with less graphic intense programs like browsing etc., This happens only during games for me, I hope it will be the case with other graphic intense programs also.

Thanks in advance,
Any help wiil be much appreciated,
Kumaresan.

A:Dell precision 5510 display driver issue while laptop runs without mains (battery powered)

The system is functioning as designed - it shifts to the integrated GPU when on battery power to allow the system to run longer than it would with the discrete GPU.  While you can change that setting, which may help with the issue you see, you'll likely find the system won't run very long on a charge if you do.
If you want full power out of the CPU and GPU for games, play with the adapter connected.

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I want to install a new SSD Samsung V-nand 850 EVO in a Dell Precision M6500.
I clooned the hard drive. The bios is AHCI.
When i boot the SSD from the Dell Precision M6500 i got the message "inaccessible boot device"
When i boot the same SSD from other Dell (par exemple Inspriron R17) the disk is booting with no problems
The prosed repair didn't worked, the SSD is recognized in the BIOS and DOS-prompt accessible (letters X en E).
So i think it should be a BIOS problem or a driver issue.

Any idee how to solve the problem ?

A:Dell precision M6500 and new SSD Samsung V-nand 850 EVO - INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

Was the drive cloned in AHCI mode?  Once the cloning was done, did you remove the original hard drive and install ONLY the cloned drive for the first bootup?

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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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I have had several Dell Laptops (D630, D830, E6410, E6510, Precision M4500), and with the D630 and E6410 Dell was VERY helpful after the warranty expired (in one case by 5 months).. even replaced a system board or 2 since tons of people were reporting issues similar to mine on the D and E series.

NOW
on my Precision M4500, I called Dell 1 day (24 hours) after the warranty expired.

Issue: The system would REFUSE to boot past the dell BIOS splash screen.
It would finally boot after 10 or so power cycle attempts.

Dell refused to "help" me but did give me some advice
now ... 1 month after the warranty expired - the issue is back

System Info:
Dell M4500
16GB DDR3 RAM (Dell Certified) - issue remains when I use the 8gb in my e6410
bluray drive (I also tried to boot using the dvd drive in my e6410, issue remains)
intel 6250 wifi/wimax card
gobi 2000 card
Bluetooth
i7 cpu
NVidia FX 880 gpu
bios level a15
os: dual boot via GRUB - Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7 ultimate (both 64 bit)

when it does finally boot, I get a message about intel management engine booting the factory image or something to that effect

it will NEVER boot past the bios splash screen on battery only (even with a new battery)
once booted, I can unplug and get about 2 1/2 hours of usage from the pc

I can access the bios settings with no issues - even on the "no-boot" power ups

once it does boot, there are no other issues

NOW:
after reading on the internet I found this to be a COMMON problem
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A:Dell Precision M4500 - Wont boot past BIOS splash screen

I now have 2 M4500 that do the same thing. With Intel SpeedStep enabled, it refuses to boot. Both have SSD drives, 16GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA FX880 GPU. one has a i7-940 and the other a i7-920. I hope DELL steps up and fixes this issue in A16 BIOS update.

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Hi, 
I am having a problem with a precision M6700 with a Nvidia K4000m. I installed Windows 10 Pro in the UEFI mode and Legacy ROM enabled. Later, i enabled secure boot from the BIOS and now there is no display. Tried resetting by removing power and removing CMOS battery. No change.
Need immidiate assistance.
Thanks.

A:Dell Precision M6700 Nvidia k4000m no display at all after enabling Secure boot

Sounds like a tough one. Your support site has articles & threads about it.
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-m6700/research
Precision M6700 Support site

http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/19/SLN85632
Computer Does Not Turn On Or Go Into Windows
=== Quote ====
No Video
If the power indications are normal but there is never any video seen on the computer's display during the startup process, this probably indicates a No Video issue.
If you have a desktop computer and the monitor has its own power supply, make sure the monitor has a power indicator showing that it is turned on.
To troubleshoot a No Video issue, click on the links below:

Desktop
Notebook

For a notebook, press and hold the Fn key and then press the power button. This starts the pre-boot testing and will launch ePSA. ePSA will test video with a series of patterns. If they look fine but you want to test more, you can respond to the video test with "N" and ePSA will then launch the LCD BIST test. If you have a no video issue, you can either run the Fn+Power to enter ePSA or D+Power to run the LCD BIST.
=== EOQ =====

http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/19/SLN292599
Resolve No Power, No POST, No Boot or No Video issues with your Dell Computer

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19596949
Laptop M6700 Screen goes blank
Cure: Update the BIOS. Also suggests plugging in an external monitor.

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Hello,
I'm facing the following issue with a Dell Precision 5510 laptop with latest bios 1.2.14 A13. It appeared suddenly, I just rebooted a working system.
The laptop does not boot anymore and the Dell logo is not shown, however, the diagnostic battery led blinks 2 times white and 2 times amber.
According to the error table that I found here http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN295101/EN#2016_to_Present that means
System Board : BIOS, ROM Failure
and the suggested next steps are:

Flash BIOS to latest revision
If problem persists contact Tech Support for further troubleshooting
Did anyone had a similar experience?
How can I re-flash the BIOS from a non-booting machine?
I found some tricks for the Dell XPS 9350 (extracting HDR and ROM files from bios executable and plugging a USB drive) but they do not seem to apply to this laptop.
UPDATE
I found http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN300716/en but I'm still unable to recover the computer. I keep getting the 3:3 blinking pattern, even after I put the latest BIOS (renamed to 'BIOS_IMG.rcv') into a newly formatted FAT32 USB stick (2 GB). I also tried with different USB sticks, and both USB ports.
Any help is really appreciated
Best regards,
alessioc

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This is how I got my T5600 to work from a SSD SATA connected to a PERC 310H card and boot as UEFI. It can also be a SAS drive. In this example I was only using a single drive and have not attempted a RAID setup. 

I may have skipped some parts where you have to reboot. If I refer to the BIOS settings then you would have to reboot first. 

1. Setup hard drive as a NON-RAID drive. When booting it will appear as BIOS handled and NON-RAID.
2. Download the Windows 10 installer onto USB using Microsoft Media Tool.
3. Download the DELL T5600 Payload for T5600 and BIOS files (if needed). Install latest DELL BIOS if you have an existing older OS. 
4. Unzip the DELL driver payload onto the USB drive for Windows 10 and leave inside a folder called T5600.
5. Using a rear USB slot that is NOT USB 3. Go into F2 and load the USB stick under UEFI, it may have a strange name if the BIOS is old (such as INT13). Saqve changes. Reboot. Boot from the USB stick. 

6. Make sure the drive you are working on does not contain data you want to keep. Ideally you would disconnect any drive you dont want to accidentally alter. 
When given the option to select a hard drive, if necessary, delete any previous partitions so the drive is without any partitions. Then click the * NEW button. 
7. After clicking NEW it MUST generate 4 partitions, 3 system partitions + 1 OS partition (made by Windows installer). If it only has 2 partitions it will never work as a UEFI boot volume
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I have search for many hours for answers to questions on new Graphics Cards which require 8pin and 6 pin or 8pin and 8pin power connections aside from the motherboard supplied power and what the appropriate method was to connect the GPU cards to the 8 pin pcie power connections. This is complicated by the fact that the Precisions seem to only have 6pin cables installed with the towers regardless of the power supply that is installed.   Yes. Everyone understands hopefully that if you have, for example, a 450 watt power supply ( forget the efficiency aspect of the actual power supply) as I am interested in the mechanics of the  design.
The power supply connects to a PC board, which appears to be called "Power Supply extended card"
Now, looking at the connectors on this extended card, there is a "POWER_VGA1" 8pin connection on this extended card (bottom left black socket).  To this 8pin connector, on my T5600 and seemingly on all the others that have made similar inquiries, we all have a 8pin male connector that fit into the extended card. My 8pin connector has two sets of wires leaving the connector and becoming two 6 pin connectors, one of which 6pin connectors is plugged into my stock Quadro 5000 video card.
OK. So, now most people are wanting to change out the 6pin Quadro card with either an 8pin or 8 pin plus 6pin or 8pin and 8pin graphics card such as a GTX 980TI or GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 or AMDs similar card. 
Having researched the... Read more

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I am on a Dell Inspiron 1100 and when I boot the system, most of the time, I get an error before the BIOS loads that reads as follows:

"The Device in the system modular bay cannot be identified. It may not be completely inserted or may have some other problem. Please read and complete the following steps.

1. Press the device completely and firmly into the bay.
2. Press the ESC-key -- wait for the system to power down.
3. Press the power button to retry detecting the device."

My BIOS version was just recently updated as I ran into the problem to BIOS Revision A32. I called Dell Technical Support and the support told me to remove the optical drive and reinsert it. I did as told. I booted the system up and before the BIOS loads, bam, error once again. The technical support didn't even know what to do. The support said that I may have a failing mobo. Now, how would one go about seeing if their mobo was failing? I'd really love to check this before actually going to purchase another mobo, Hell, purchasing a brand new computer or building my own considering I am sick of Dell's erroneous electronics.
 

A:Dell Inspiron modular bay issue/boot-up issue

You should first try a second hard drive with a full install. That usually fixes the problems with the 1100, 1150, 5100m, 5150, and 5160 which all seem to have the same problems.
Remember that this optical drive is fragile, and has a history of failure. New models are available with DVD RW that are quite reliable, on eBay. They range from $72 to $85 to $89 to $95. If you are good with tools, you can get the generic one, then revise the hardware to make everything fit just fine.
 

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Hello
I just swapped out a e5-2603 CPU and installed a e5-1620 CPU in a Precision T5600.  The PC will not boot, and prior to a forced entering to bios setup, it gives a warning/error
"Your dell current power supply does not support the recent configuration changes made .."
My PSU is a 635W - this should be sufficient, yes??
So is the 1620 not compatible with this model?
thanks for any help, david

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Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Long story short, just purchased a M6400, upgraded after purchase with SSD, clean install. Cant Find Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software.
Please help, no I cant go in to my account and download due to my laptop transfer has not yet cleared.
Webcam is recognized in windows configuration, but not in dell. Already removed win software, but I have no way or nothing to replace with.
 
PLEASE Help  

A:Dell Precision M6400 Win7 64 bit Dell Webcam Central Software Missing

Hi hdpartman,
If the webcam is not working, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the webcam drivers.
To uninstall the Dell webcam central software, perform the following steps:

Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Using the drop-down menu next to View by: in the upper-right corner, select Large Icons.
Click Programs and Features.
Click Dell Webcam Central.
Click Uninstall.
Confirm the uninstall process by clicking OK.
Once uninstalled restart the computer.

I have provided a link below to reinstall the webcam drivers.
http://dell.to/YZkDs3
Awaiting your response!

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I am wondering if a single stick 16 GB RAM DDR3 would be OK for a Dell precision 7500 or 5500. These machines are without RISER. In page 4 of the service manual it states:
NOTE: If any DIMMs are >30mm tall (possible early 16GB DIMMs), they must be installed on the system board only.downloads.dell.com/.../precision-t5500_setup guide_en-us.pdf
has anyone tried with a single stick of 16GB memory? For example I found one here [1]
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

A:single 16GB DDR3 in a dell 7500 or dell 5500 precision

You cant install random density and rank of ram.  Ram must be installed in banks of 3.
http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dell_precision_workstation/precision-t7500_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf
 
You cant install a  4 gig then 8 gig then 16 gig.   If you use 16 gig modules they must ALL be 16 gig modules.  You cant mix ranks and density and speed.
 

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The precision 5520 is available with two wireless cards, the dell wireless 1820 (when configured with ubuntu) and the Intel WiFi Link 8265 (when configured with windows 10).  I have the 1820 and ubuntu, but I also want to use windows 10.  When I installed windows 10, the card worked fine.  However, when I installed the anniversary update, the card stopped working.  In the device manager, it said that the device cannot start (code 10).  On the dell website, there are only drivers listed for the Intel WiFi Link 8265 card, and none for the 1820, so I couldn't install any drivers.  
Does anyone know how to make the 1820 card work under windows 10 anniversary?

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Hi,
Im having problem to connect Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24” to Dell Precision m4700 with Intell HG graphics 4000 via Display port. Only works with VGA cable but does not offer resolution 1920 x 1200. Had this troubles with win7 and now tried on win10 and same resilt. I have tried several different cables but no result. Thanks for any suggestion.

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Hello,
I'm not able to install Dell Command | Power Manager on Dell Precision m6700.
I tried to install driver below (as well as other version) but without success:
System-Utilities_Application_8MJFN_WN64_2.2.1_A00
https://www.dell.com/support/home/pl/pl/pldhs1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=3N7TV
I the description you may find that Windows 10 64bit and Dell Precision M6700 is supported.
The errors is following: "The application is not supported on your system. Abording installation. Error: 25025 ".
@Dell_Support - could you please fix it?

Best regards,
Johnny

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So, initially this Dell came setup with a factory OS on the PCIE based NVME drive.
Recently we re-installed the OS, but the OS setup was not seeing the NVME drive, yet, Bios was reporting it. So we setup the OS on an EVO SSD. We then cloned it over to the NVME after realizing Windows was detecting its presence. Everything worked well, we removed the Samsung Evo and the PC had used the NVME based cloned OS for a few days, but now it decided to lose track of the NVME and only boots into start up repair. Nothing you do does anything; last known good config, restore(none created), chkdsk(doesn't find issues), SFC /Scannow doesn't run(Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation). I then noticed that startup repair fails with a Log file "D:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.
Clearly the OS now thinks the secondary 2TB drive is now C. I can't help but wonder if this was the reason I couldn't natively install the OS onto the NVME in the first place. There must be some startup delay on the NVME where the order gets shuffled around. Yet, the NVME is still the first boot device in Bios. so nothing has changed there. Ran diags and both drives pass. I unplugged the secondary SATA-based 2TB drive and that at least causes the startup repair failure to end with "Log file C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt"
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A:Dell Precision 5810 no longer recognizing Dell NVME PCIE card drive

If the drive was in RAID then that's probably why it doesn't like it. Probably since the PC does not see it as a logical hard drive but as a RAID drvie.

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I have two displays connected to the laptop (one to the native HDMI and one to the docking station). In effect, I am able to drive three displays (Laptop display, native HDMI, and DP from WD15). I wanted to connect one more display to drive four display? 

When I connect the fourth display it's not showing up in the detected displays list. 
How can I do this? Is it possible? 

A:How to drive four displays from DELL Precision 5520 with Dell Dock WD15 and native ports??

It's not going to be possible without some other type of hardware purchase - no.  The internal GPU cannot drive four displays at a time.

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I am wondering if the Optiplex 7010 will physically accept the 850W PSU from the Dell precision workstation. I can't seem to find any dimensions for the stock PSU in the Optiplex, and the Optiplex has that latch that snaps in front of the PSU.

I am aware that the CPU power on the Optiplex is 4-pin and the Precision PSU only has 8-pin, but maybe I can modify it or get an adapter.
More about : dell 850w precision psu dell optiplex 7010 minitower

A:Dell 850W Precision PSU in Dell Optiplex 7010 Minitower?

Which percision? They all use different power supplies.

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