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Need help selecting replacement board on Dell Optiplex GX270

Q: Need help selecting replacement board on Dell Optiplex GX270

Dell Optiplex GX270 with P4, 2.8-GHz, socket-478 processor.

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 sytem with a bad board (several swollen, bleeding, and bursted caps). I went to Pricewatch.com and did a search for Dell Optiplex GX270 motherboard and came up with boards in this link:

http://www.pricewatch.com/search?q=dell+optiplex+gx270+motherboard

They are all for Optiplex GX270; but, some seem to have different other numbers associated with the GX270 and I am now not sure if I can use just any one of these or if I should choose a certain one of the group,

Example: One says GX270 (FG015), another says GX270 (X1105), and another GX270 (U9268), another GX270 (DG279 and finally GX270 SFF(T7294).

Do these other numbers make any difference? I don't see any nombers that resemble those on the bad board I have here.

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A: Need help selecting replacement board on Dell Optiplex GX270

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What happened was that when I foolishly tried to remove the hard drive that was stuck, when the hard drive came out, the rails were destroyed.
I bought a new hard drive for it, but after the fact, I learned that I need special rails that can't be bought in other stores.
Do you know where I can get rails for my hard drive to fit inside the computer? Furthermore, can you offer me some advice on how to properly screw the rails onto the sides of the hard drive so that it won't get stuck again?
Thank you.
P.S. The rails were coded as 87VYR-21TUG

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. It is a SFF. Is this equivalent to a Micro-ATX?
I wish to replace motherboards and use a ZOTAC 9300-A-E.
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX270

Hi

Dell use their own PSU's in these models and you can only use the correct board.
 

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At work we have 3 Dell Optiplex GX270's purchased from an ICT equipment recycler. They came from the supplier with a fresh version of XP Pro installed on them, and the XP Pro Dell OEM COA on the side, and i therefore assumed they were legal.

I have come to fresh install XP Pro on them, and the OEM disk the vendor supplied will not allow me to enter the COA off of the side as a valid Windows XP Key.

What version of Windows XP Pro do i need to source to allow me to use the COA off of the side of the tower?

Thanks
 

A:Dell OPTIPLEX GX270 + XP Pro COA

Any Dell Reinstall CD that is XPSP2 should work. Since it is OEM it will not work with Retail disks or Upgrade disks.
 

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I picked up a cheap OptiPlex GX270 that I'm trying to upgrade to be more useful. The minitower that I have is fairly tight on space and uses a very inconvenient mobo layout. Here's a stock pic:

And here's the motherboard:

I want to use the thing to make a DVR, but there's no PCIe slot to put the adapter card into. What sort of motherboards share the same configuration? Should I just ditch the GX270 case and rebuild the machine in something else?

I've already put 300 bucks into this endeavor, and I'm starting to get a little upset.
 

A:Upgrading a Dell OptiPlex GX270

After some more research, I've determined that I need an Intel motherboard with a socket 478 and a PCIe slot. Does anyone know of a reliable vendor selling one at competitive prices?
 

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I need a LGA 775 motherboard that fits and works in a GX270 case. The only ideas I have is using a DELL Dimension 8400 Motherboard, or drill holes in the case to make an aftermarket ATX motherboard fit in the case. If anyone will say "Buy a new case", or "Buy a new computer", as a solution, well, I don't want to hear it. If anyone has a solution, please do share.
 

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thinking about getting a dell optiplex gx270 3ghz
i wonder if someone knows anything about them
is it a good computer, can i upgrade what are my limitations
i cant find much info since i haven't purchased it yet
trying to get a heads up
thanks
 

A:Dell optiplex gx270 3ghz

Memory limit is 4 GB, 3 PCI connectors, 1 AGP connector (8x/4x at 1.5 V), 2 bays that will fit 1-inch-high HDDs, 8 USB ports (2 front-view, 6 in the rear).

As far as the CD/DVD drive is concerned, you should upgrade to a slim combo CD-RW/DVD-RW if it doesn't have one, some come with built-in CD-RW support but can only read DVDs. Keep that in mind when you do further research on it. All in all, should be your basic business app computer. I wouldn't really put too much into using it as a gaming setup, far better options out there.
 

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Hello all i am in need of help with My Dell GX270.
I was using the computer the other day i pluged in a USB to IDE Converter (whitch worked before and still does) However this seemed to crash my computer and nothing happened I noticed the my mouse whitch is a Oti mouse the light had gone out. I switched off and back on and nothing happened the light come on (Green) i unpluged everything and still nothing the 4 diag lights are A,C,D Are green and the B is Orange.I looked on the dell website but there is not a code for that sequenceof lights on there. I have tryed new Ram but still no luck please can you help. If i did not cover any thing please ask. P.S I have unpluged my HDD Diskdrive and Cd rom drive + The power and there is still nothing Chears.

Normal spec with this model
2.6 GHZ Intel prosessor
256MB ram Tryed 512MB
80 GB HDD
 

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I am in college and we are Diagnosing a Dell OptiPlex GX270 with Win Xp. I know that 270s are known for bad capacitors but this is not the problem. It Boots REALLY slow and will randomly boot

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i have a Dell OptiPlex™GX270 and i was using it alot exteral hard drive and usb key plus internet plus on for ten hours a day it crashed a few months ago monitor black but still has power and i check inside it cleaned and check all wires looked at Diagnostic Lights B is yellow and the only yellow a c d green dell support no straight answer will please someone tell me is the machine gone or is it the mother board or video card or something else and what can i do to get it repair or recycle it.
 

A:Dell OptiPlex GX270 b is yellow

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I have just bought a used Dell Optiplex GX270 and it has the COA label on it and I didn't get the recovery disk with it and I I really want to reset the PC but I don' even know where to start.

Any help with this would be great. Thanks
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX270 recovery disk

Guys please I really need some help here.
 

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Hello,

I have an old Dell Optiplex gx270 (Small form factor).
I want to upgrade the low 40GB Hardrive it currently has.

My question is: Can I put a 160GB SATA Hard Drive 7200RPM 8MB Buffer? or a 320GB SATA Hard Drive 7200RPM 8MB Buffer? Will it fit? or recognize it?

Whats the limit on GB for a hardrive on this Dell Optiplex gx270?

Or do you recomend anything?

Please help...

THANKS
 

A:Dell Optiplex gx270 hardrive upgrade? Help

Whats the limit on GB for a hardrive on this Dell Optiplex gx270? Click to expand...
No size limits for that model.
 

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hello
Have a Dell GX270 Optiplex 1.8ghz pentiun 4 window xp.
Problem is when i turn the computer on most of the time the computer say cannot find the hard drive ,I put new hard drive in the computer still say no hard drive found ,I went to the Bios section say unknown device in the bios section.
Sometime when i turn the computer on the computer work normal.
Most time say no hard drive found.
I this a motherboard problem?
The computer could be working good ,than all sudden the blue screen come on white word say memory problem.
The for helping
mrel

A:Need help on dell computer optiplex gx270 1.8ghz

It could be a motherboard problem, but I would start by switching the IDE cable from the HDD with the CD.

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What are the important differences of the DELL optiplex gx270 and gx260?
Is the Dell optiplex gx270 much better than gx260.
A friend is giving me one and asked whic one I wanted.

I looked online and didn't see much difference.
Neither of the ones he's offering to give me are are Celeron chips.

Any opinions?
 

A:Dell optiplex gx270 and gx260 diferences ?

270's are better in the respect they are a newer generation of the GX series, but they were prone to motherboard failures, so bad that Dell extended the warranty for those that were out of warranty for some period of time.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,13709831

Not all GX270 were affected, "system boards manufactured from April 2003 to March 2004"

Other than that I would choose the PC with the faster CPU or the one with more memory.

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Hey guys,

My dell (family PC) boots up to the point where it asks whether you want to start windows normally, safe mode, etc and then straight away make a click/small beep noise and shuts off. On restart it says previous shutdown due to thermal error. I tried taking off the CPU and heatsink and re-applying thermal paste, which didn't help at all. I have also tried removing DVD/floppy drive to see if that helps. I've cleaned out the fans etc and all are working. Not sure what's going on.

Any help will greatly be appreciated!

Thanks
 

A:Dell optiplex gx270 thermal error

Look at the Northbridge heatsink and see if it has a Z shaped wire running across it as shown in the attached pic. On some Dell machines instead of the Z shaped wire there will be two U shaped wires running across the heatsink. Whether it is one Z shaped wire or two U shaped wires the ends of the wires will be connected to "eyes" on the motherboard.

These wires are part of the temperature sensing circuit. If one of the "eyes" connected to the motherboard is broken off you will get an overheating error.
 

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I have just bought a used Dell Optiplex GX270 and it has the COA label on it and I didn't get the recovery disk with it and I I really want to reset the PC but I don' even know where to start.

Any help with this would be great. Thanks
 

A:Dell Optiplex GX270 recovery disk

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Hi, Iím a newbie so assume Iím dumb (ish).
I have a Dell OptiPlex GX270, P4-2.6 GHz (small from factory) running XP for now. I just got 2 sticks of memory (2x1g) DDR 400, PC 3200-Samsung and when I try to install it the pc beeps ever couple of second. If I install 1 old stick and 1 new, the pc just does not recognise it. The new memory has 8 chips on it so I assume its non EEC but I donít know how to tell for sure. Please help, I have been Looking online all day
 

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This computer is running nice, cool and totally silent on a 2.80 ghz and 1 gb of ram it's fast and reliable,
but lately it blacks out,
and turn itself off suddently!
But only while I'm burning stuff on my Sony DRU 510A external USB DVD R-RW.
I'm useing Nero 6 Ultra (totally updated).
I've uninstalled Nero and reinstalled it, but this problem is still,
I've tried different media,
I've checked the mobo for bulbing capacitors,
and found none.
I tested this drive on 2 fast 2+ghz laptops of mine,
and my old Dell Dimention 800t test Rig,
I've burned large files up to 4.5gb on Sony DVD media without any issue.
On the Dell GX270 before burning I did disable background running app's the like of virous scanner, firewall ad aware etc etc, and still no luck.
What's puzzling is that this PC was burning well and without any problems,
just 1 month ago it started foultering gradually,
up to the point that I don't trust it enymore.
I'll pay a billion thanks to anyone that can help on this issue.
 

A:Burning problem with my beloved Dell Optiplex GX270 (XP PRO)

The only thing that raises an eyebrow for me is the "totally silent" part you mention. Unexpected shutdowns are usually heat related. The funny thing is that burning is not CPU intensive.

Try downloading and running a 'burn-in' program to really tax the CPU. You might also try MEMTEST.
 

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Alright my dell (Optiplex Gx270) WILL not BOOT anymore well this is gonna seem weird so ill explain it the best I can , alright I have everything plugged in right checked all conections in and out of the computer

alright ill press the power button and now all it does it make a weird *** sound from the floppy drive its like its trying to crank over and every light flashes on the compuer over and over in a rappid rate like blink blink blink blink blink and click click click click it used to start when plugged into my wall but not anymore and I dont know why , someone plz help me out

I NEED TO GAME!!!!
 

A:Dell,Optiplex gx270 wont boot(urgent)

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this board and want to say hello, first off. Now for the reason I am here in the first place. I have no computer sound! I recently reformatted my computer and installed Windows XP Pro. Everything works great except my speakers! I have no startup sounds and no sounds period. I have searched the web over and over, trying to figure out the problem. I have had very little luck so far.

Here is what my computer is doing. When I got to Start>Accessories> Entertainment>Volume Control i get a message telling me...

" There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and click Add Hardware...

This program will now close"

I have all my specs' listed in my profile for help. If there is any information that is missing that needs to be known to help figure out the problem, please let me know.

Thanks, slo0pyj0e
 

A:Trouble with computer sound...Dell OptiPlex GX270

Hi sloppyjoe and welcome

Go here

http://support.dell.com/support/dow...PLX_PNT_CEL_GX270&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

look under audio
 

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As stated in the topic, I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. It came with onboard Intel Extreme Graphics 2 with 96 MB VRAM. I looked in the case and saw 2 different types of slots, so I'm thinking mabye one of those is for a graphics card?

A now old verison of cpu-z didn't have any information on my graphics card capabilties like whether it would support AGP 4X/8X, etc. Aida32 wouldn't tell me anything either. I'm getting an updated version of cpu-z now and will see if that tells me anything more.

Anyway, let me throw you some of my specs. Maybe that will help.

Dell Optiplex GX270
BIOS Version A07
Date 06/26/2006

CPU Speed Normal/Compatible
Bus Speed 533 MHZ
Processor OID F34
Clock Speed 2.80 GHz
L2 Cache Size 1024 KB

Mainboard (CPU-Z)
Dell Computer Corp.
Model OFG015
Chipset Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P Rev A2
Southbridge Intel 82801EB (ICH5)
LPCIO SMSC

Processor (CPU-Z)
Intel Pentium 4
Code NMe Prescott
Package Socket 478 mPGA
Technology 90 nm
Well that's alot of info, but I thought it might help.

I can post a full listing of specs from a log file I generated using CPU-Z if that helps.
It's a 2.8 GHZ, 1 GB ram computer processing power wise.

I looked up the specs for the GX270 on Dell's site but it didn't say whether or not I can instal a graphics card.

Oh, and I bought this compuer refurbished from www.intechra.com, so I dont have a computer manual for it.
 

A:I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. Can it support a graphics card?

It has an 8x AGP slot, but doesn't most propably have enough good a power supply to support any decent cards, like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102814 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102730
Neither do Dells have good cooling so the 3850 would run pretty hot in it.

The Optiplex basically takes a standard ATX PSU, but you might need to cut some metal to expose the new PSU's power switch or something like that. Safest way would be to get a Dell specific PSU, like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703016 but if you're feeling lucky, you can save a bit and get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell optiplex GX270 desktop running Winxp Pro OS . My issue is, after my computer was returned back to me from a friend, it was unable to boot to windows. The error message indicated that the following file is missing or corrupt:

WINDOWS \ SYSTEM32 \ CONFIG \ SYSTEM

I have reset the bios, then I inserted the original Dell reinstallation cd for Windows xp professional . Then, I tried the (ASR) method first; but the problem with that is, it prompt for the ASR floppy disk. (In which I do not have a floppy drive.) Is there another option? Is there a way I can aquire such file and possible download and burn a bootable copy onto a cd? Run it that way?

Please help..... Thank you in advance.

A:System Recovery for Dell Optiplex Gx270 Winxp Pro OS

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the newly created CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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yah the title explains it all I am looking for a 400watt PSU for a small desktop computer because I dont want to buy one and then dont have it fit

thanks
 

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Hi,
I own a Dell Optiplex GX270 and I recently upgraded it from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem is, everything on the screen is way too big, and I am not able to change the screen resolution. I am currently looking for a driver that I am able to use with this computer. I have tried going into BIOS setup and changed Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options) and changed the Onboard Video Buffer from 1mb to 8mb, but that didn't work either.
System Specs:
3.0GHz
2GB Ram
40GB Hard Drive

-Tayler

P.S I know on my profile it says I have an acer and that my computer is a laptop but this GX270 is a computer that I am selling.

A:Dell Optiplex GX270 Windows 7 Graphics Driver

Sounds like there is no graphics driver loaded. Is there a graphics driver in Windows Update?

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My pc is Dell Optiplex gx270
That's the message from appearing BIOS when I start the computer ...
Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....
I then have a choice between F1 and F2
F1: Press F1 to continue -> windows going to start and then the machine will turn off automatically.
F2: Press F2 tp run the set up utility-- > It goes to BIOS

Can someone help me Please!

Thank you
 

A:Dell Optiplex gx270 Problem: Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....

Try clearing the event log. Instructions from a Dell support forum:

Start the system.
Press 'F2' to enter System Setup.
Under the Maintenance heading, highlight 'System Event Log' and press the 'Enter' key.
Highlight 'Clear System Event Log' and press the 'Enter' key.
Press the 'Esc' key twice to restart.
 

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My pc is Dell Optiplex gx270
That's the message from appearing BIOS when I start the computer ...
Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....
I then have a choice between F1 and F2
F1: Press F1 to continue -> windows going to start and then the machine will turn off automatically.
F2: Press F2 tp run the set up utility-- > It goes to BIOS



Can someone help me before I call Dell because it is the client machine!

Thank you

A:Dell Optiplex gx270 Problem: Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....

Check for excessive dust and proper fan operation. Sounds like it is overheating and shutting down.

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Dell 760 Optiplex
E8400 intel dual core(core 2 duo)
processor speed 3.0
FSB 1333
small form factor
4 gigs of ram
Windows 7
expansion slots: 1 low-profile PCIe x16 and 1 low-profile PCI
power supply 235 watts
my budget(hope to stay $100 or less)

full specs for this PC here-----> http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/optix/Optiplex_760_Spec_Sheet_en.pdf

Hello. A few years ago I purchased a Radeon HD 4550 graphics card for an old Dell that I have. It has worked great. Here is the item I got before that I have been happy with, FYI. It went into a Dell Small form factor as well(Dell Optiplex GX 280)
http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=209840906

I would like to purchase something similar(but better) for a Dell system that I just purchased(specs above).

Here are the things that I want
- HDMI output
- DVI output
- ability to play high bit rate files(such as blu ray) in picture perfect quality
- ability to do editing on video files recorded in high definition

The power supply for this Dell 760 is weak(235 watts). And it is a small form factor. So I think that I will need something with a low power draw and also something that can fit inside this thing.

I am not looking to push this thing to the limit. I do not play computer games. I have no need for gaming whatsoever. I would like to get something which is approximately 75% of the maximum that this system could handle.

I went to the local electronics store to look at the Radeon cards. I checked out the 5000 series ... Read more

A:Need help selecting a video card for my Dell Optiplex 760

There's next to nothing that is designed to run a 235 watt power supply. But some of the Dell PSU's are under rated so you can squeeze a bit more out of it.
This would likely work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261107 - it uses 29 watts.
So should this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141119 - it uses about 33 watts.
 

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I ordered 8 Optiplex 390's, fast track, in December.  Out of  these 8 and 3 replacements, I have had 4 failures.
The units failed to boot after about 3 to 7 days of burn in.  After escalation,  Dell Engineering said  "Until a permanent solution is provided, changing the BIOS setting for Power Management->Deep Sleep Control to “disable” may prevent this issue from occurring. "   When the tech came out to replace the motherboard, he said that he has never seen a system with this setting enabled.  And, it is true that the default is disabled.  (Dell replaced 3 units and the last one, they sent a tech to replace the board).  He had more to say, but I don't know if it was the straight story.  It doesn't make sense.  He said that with the setting enabled in the BIOS, the user must press the power button multiple times within a short time to effect a power on.  While this would explain the systems failure to boot, it does not explain why they would first work, then stop.  Or, that some of the units never quit.  Go figure.
Anyone else in the same fix?

A:Dell Optiplex 390 SFF Failures; Mother Board or BIOS??

I was also given the same data. I imagine they will fix this in a newer bios.
No POST after power applied -Some systems may exhibit a no POST symptom, especially after being normally shutdown and allowed to idle in the hibernate or off power states. The symptom is a brief power up with a momentary blue power LED and a solid amber diag LED 3 followed by an immediate shut down. Engineering is aware of this issue and investigating a long term fix. A workaround is to restart the system and enter the Bios. Disable the Bios setting for Power Management -Deep Sleep Control. Save the change and exit the Bios.
No POST after being powered on for some time -The symptom is that the system will immediately shut down when the power button is pressed. The diagnostic LED 3 may stay illuminated momentarily during the failure. There is a solid workaround which is to change the BIOS setting for Deep Sleep to disable. Obviously to do this you must get the system to boot. So, in order to boot the system, remove the AC power and press the test button on the power supply for several seconds. Re-attach the AC power and attempt to power on.  If this doesn’t work, you can remove the system lid, then remove the USBF1 connector from the motherboard (green connector near the PSU side of the motherboard). The system should POST with USBF1 removed. When the system does POST, hit F2 to enter the system setup menu, then find the deep sleep setting and set it to disable. Re-plug the USBF1 connect... Read more

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I need to know the Supported Motherboard for the dell OptiPlex 755. like atx or mini atx Motherboard. and if I would be able to replace my old broken Motherboard with a new atx Motherboard.

A:dell optiplex 755 motherboard replacement

You'll need another OptiPlex board -- you may be able to use a slightly newer one but nothing standard is going to fit that case.  If you want to use a standard board, plan on replacing the case, power supply and heatsink assembly.

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I'm going to install a new motherboard in a damaged Dell Optiplex 740 and I was wondering if I install the mobo in the same way the damaged one was and not changed anything else, will I still have to reinstall Windows or will it boot and run as it did with the old mobo?

A:Dell Optiplex 740 Mobo replacement

If you use an exact replacement Dell motherboard it will work OK. If you use a different motherboard then you have a "different" PC and the Dell OEM OS is no longer legally valid. It is only valid for the PC it was delivered with, or an exact replacement (but you will probably have to activate it with Microsoft).

Another issue, Dells, generally, do not support (fit) non-Dell motherboards (or motherboards for other Dell models). The motherboard mounting holes can be different and the back panel I/O panel on many cases is solid and not an insert like a standard ATX case.

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Hi!
I currently own a OptiPlex GX270.
I don't want to buy a new computer, so I decided to get a new CPU, Graphics Card, and a Hard drive
The problem is that I don't know which CPU, Graphics card and Harddrive is Compatible with my motherboard (computer)!
My specs are:
OS: Microsoft XP Professional 5.1 build 2600
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS v1.10 A03
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz
RAM: 2174 Mb
Graphics: Intel 82865G Graphics Controller
Sound: SoundMAX Digital Audio
Can you please tell me which CPU, Graphics and Harddrive can be put into this Dell OptiPlex GX270?
I mostly like the High-End Processors (Intel i7 or i5), but the computers that have it is Pricey.
Thanks,
QuattroBrain

A:New CPU for my OptiPlex GX270

Hi QuattroBrain,
What form factor is your GX270.
Your system will not support any i-series processor. Keep in mind that your system is a couple generations old, so the upgrade in performance will be limited at best. Any new system, even bottom end, will run circles around your GX270.

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man i got this sweet Optiplex GX 270 PEN 4 HT CPU @ 3.00GHz & 2.99 GHz with 2.00Gb Ram. This thing runs like nothing ive ever had man. I love it and i want to save it. I didnt oc this rig but is it easy to assume someone did ? It is Fast ! esp when use my stripped down and tweaked xp. However the usb ports have stopped functioning. they are all fine in devman and Ive tried a few drivers. I'm confused about what usb drivers would be reffered to as ? mass storage ? imput device ? removable media ? exactly what drivers do i need to wake up these ports for storage devices and network devices.
 

A:Optiplex GX270

The USB controller drivers would be supplied by Dell. The other names you are referring to are supplied by the OS.

So if you attach a device and it's recognized, you will get a message stating "new hardware found" and "installing storage device" or similar. If it then doesn't work, it's likely a Windows issue. If you aren't getting the "new hardware found" message, then the ports likely aren't working. Check the USB controller status in Device Manager. If the status is OK, try updating/reinstalling the USB/motherboard/system drivers from Dell. If that doesn't work, there is likely a hardware fault.
 

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Hi.I've a Dell Optiplex 755 MT(the big one)
There are my pc specs: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz Tecnologia Wolfdale 45nm RAM 4GB 800 MHz PSU 305W Motherboard Dell Inc. 0GM819 (CPU) Graphics ASUS VW221 ([email protected]) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Memorizzazione 149GB Seagate ST3160318AS (SATA) Drive Ottici HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCCH30N Audio Dispositivo High Definition Audio Model computer: Mini tower
I want upgrade the video card with this:
a 1gb ddr5www.amazon.it/.../ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top
BUT I don't know ifthis card fit in my pc and if the PSU of only 305W does its job.
Can you tell me what video card will fit in my pc?
I prefer don't change PSU of 305W.
list some video card models ,please.
The resolution is 1680 x 1050.
thanks in advance.

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I have a dell OptiPlex 7040 micro with a defective fan. Does anyone knows the replacement part number that I would need to buy and also any recommendations on where to buy it?

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Is it possible to get a replacement system board for a Dell XPS 16. My LCD screen is blank, and external monitor shows garbled images, so I am assuming the graphics chip is blown, and as it's integrated, I would need a new system board.

I am UK based, and am happy to fit myself.

A:Dell XPS 16 (1645) system board replacement

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly run complete diagnostics on the system to check for errors.
Provide us with the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I had a neighborhood power outage last year while my GX270 was in use, and it hasn't been right since. It takes roughly 5-6 consecutive boots before full activation, but still defaults to hibernation without warning. I exclusively engineer & produce music with my pc, but never did a substantial "power overhaul", to optimize performance.

I'm hoping and assuming it's not a hard drive issue. Could it be a motherboard/capacitors/processor malfunction, or any combination of these?

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Hi All,
It’s a sad day… my DELL Optiplex 9020 Micro died last night.
The E93839 motherboard started smoking near the CPU, and then died.
Can anyone direct me to where I can purchase a replacement mother board please?... I have searched online (including eBay) but it seems the Micro motherboard is pretty rare.
Any help is very much appreciated.
Cheers
Matt

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Hello,
I have a Dell Optiplex 755 that has a stock 280 watt psu, I would like to upgrade this to a 550 watt psu. I know the computer uses a smaller form factor psu and because of that I am having a hard time finding a replacement.  Is there anyone who has done this, if so what was the model that fit?
I would love to hear any success stories.
Thank you in advance.
Michael

A:Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop power supply replacement.

The tower on the left is easy to do,  the Desktop you need to shoehorn an aux power supply inside by removing the Optical drive.  For the SFF and USFF this is completely Impossible.  The other issue is that Full size video cards will not fit into that case so the point is moot.
Genuine Dell 280W Power Supply PSU for Dimension C521 3100C and Optiplex Small Desktop Systems 210L 330 740 755 760 GX520 GX620 and New Style GX280 Part/Model Numbers NH429 MH596 P9550 F5114 U9087 X9072 N8374 NC912 MC638 KC672 M8803 K8965 L280P-01 D280P-00 H280P-00 AA24120LSFF Power Supply Dell Part Number: RM117
 
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I have a few old GX 270's running XP Pro SP3 that i most use for reorganizing files on external HDDs and sometimes simple games, i keep them offline to avoid any problems with hack attacks, etc.  Recently encountered an odd situation.
I have 2 HDD's connected at the end of the cable on each of the 2 MB HDD connectors and the drives are each set to Cable Select.
Primary Drive 0 = boot drive
Secondary Drive 0 = data drive
When i start the computer it gives me the following  error:
SATA Drive 0 not found - since there is no drive connected.
Primary Drive 1 not found - since there is no drive connected - and since no error it does see Primary drive 0
Secondary Drive 0 not found - this one is the problem drive and is connected
Secondary Drive 1 not found - since there is no drive connected
And the Secondary Drive 0 also does not show up in drive setup.
So it appears it is not  seeing the data drive, however once the computer is started the data drive is visible and works fine.
The data drive did have a bootable OS as well but it will not boot in the secondary position.  Due to some cable issues I don't want to switch it to the Primary MB port unless i have to. Any idea what is going on that the drive is not visible at boot but is visible once XP starts up?
TIA
ed

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I have an old Dell optiplex gx270 that i would like to upgrade so that i can play WoW and other games on it. What could i do to make it better. I have no experience in hard-drive upgrading but i am always up for learning and have others that can help if im struggling. Right now im playing on an insperon 15 laptop and it barely gets 10fps. If someone could help me with picking out what needs updates/upgrades that would help me out a lot. I am working on a slimmer budget, but not impossible (~$200). Is it worth trying to salvage this computer or should i just continue with my insperon 15?


Oh yeah, you can find its specs by typing in "gx270", i cant give links because i only have 1 post.
 

A:What can I do to a Optiplex gx270 to make it WoW-friendly?

Looking at the system specs there are several issues working against you: cpu and the fact that your video card slot is the old AGP and they don't make AGP cards anymore though you can still find a limited stock here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...100007709 600007850&IsNodeId=1&name=AGP 4X/8X

You make the minimum requirements for cpu for WoW if your system has the Intel Pentium 4 and not their Celeron cpu. According to the specs this model shipped with either. If the latter than save up and we'll help you build a system because it will not be worth upgrading.

As for the link the only two cards that are worth considering are the HIS 4670 and the Gigabyte 4650 where WoW is concerned. Still even if it a Pentium 4 IMO I doubt spending money on a video card upgrade is worth it.

* What other games are you considering? Do you have two gigs of RAM installed?
 

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Hello- thanks for taking the time to read this. I just want some insight  before moving forward, as I'm the only remotely tech-savvy person I know (and hardly by choice) and am in desperate need for second opinions.
I have owned a refurbished Dell 780 SFF optiplex for about 4 years now- it's very spacious, a fantastic trooper, hardly ever complains. We had a series of frequent (and apparently "scheduled") power outages earlier this month one evening, but it seemed to reboot just fine. I continued using it with nothing out of the ordinary until one morning:
The power light was steadily blinking amber, LEDs 1+3 were blinking steadily green. To my understanding, the green lights indicated it registered memory, but was not getting power properly. I checked for leaking parts or anything of that short- I'm no stranger to PSU issues, and when I noticed the PSU would click with no fan when I tried to turn it on, I figured that may be the culprit. Systematically ran the PSU power test with the back green button- unplugged peripherals first, then internal hardware (HDD, CD), then finally the MOBO. The PSU light never came on, even totally disconnected. Just clicked- so I figured the power outages slowly killed it and it died after powering down. Ordered a 235w, an exact replacement, because upgrading the SFF is a chore and I didn't need to for my modest daily use.
Now, it worked. Perfectly. I plugged it all back in, I even swapped out the power strip I... Read more

A:Dell optiplex 780 PSU replacement failure after 5 hours- faulty or did i miss something?

I think your diagnosis of the power supply being the faulty part may be the issue - sounds more like a bad system board than power supply.

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I am trying to work on a relative's computer. It is a refurbished Dell Optiplex GX270 with XP Pro. It was originally shipped in Jan 2004, but was purchased by my relative in April 2007. The problem is that the computer occasionally freezes. It also occansionally turns it self off. On a freeze up, the monitor will have very thin vertical lines spaced about 1 1/2 inches apart. The USB ports are disabled and therefore there is a loss of keyboard and mouse. I replaced the USB mouse with a PS2 mouse and it does not function either.

I have run Spybot and Ad-Aware and they found minimal problems. I have run anti-virus scans and they show up clean. I ran a rootkit checker and it came back clean. I downloaded SeaTools from Seagate and the hard drives come back as 'OK'. I have updated the bios (from A03 to A07), updated drivers on every device I can think of, and am out of ideas. After doing all of this, the computer runs better and freezes much less often, but I can now make it freeze on command. I can open any image file in any image software (Windows Picture and Fax Viewer for example) and zoom in and out on the image. The freeze will occur every time I do this, with the exception of when I am in Safe Mode.
Does anybody have any ideas?
 

A:Optiplex GX270 Freeze & loss of USB ports

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Hi all...
I am trying to install windows 8 32bit on my Optiplex GX270 but every time when file copying completes and system restarts to complete installation, screen goes blank and then nothing happens.

Please help me out on this issue.

A:trying to install windows 8 32bit on my Optiplex GX270

It may not be possible to install Win 8 on this model. Dell ONLY supports XP on this model. They do not support Vista/Win 7/Win 8. There are Dell proprietary drivers that may be needed for some hardware and without the Dell proprietary drivers, non-Dell may not work and one of your problems.

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when i open bios the Optiplex gx270 series want password.and i forget the password.now i no able to change any setting in bios(setup)than i remove bettrey for 10 minutes.but the bios also wants setup ,any salution for it
 

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I'm trying to help a company who has standardized their shop to use both the Optiplex GX270 and 755.  I'm hoping to find other models that are close enough (or even exact hardware matches) that they can use the hard drive image from a 270 or 755 interchangeably with it.  For example, I seem to remember than another Optiplex (maybe the 170L) is an exact match to the GX270.  Does anyone know if that's correct?  Or do you have a memory of a 260 or 280 (or anything else) being able to run a 270's hard drive?  Same question on the 755 - are either the 745 or 760 (or maybe another non-similar model number like a 330) a close enough hardware match that using an image from a 755 is possible?
Thanks in advance for any help.

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I recently customized a Dell Optiplex 3010 Small Form Factor. The fans are okay but about 60dB and I'd like to find something quieter that's compatible with Dell since they have their own specifications for feedback, RPM, etc. Let me know if there's an option to install quiter fans that will be compatible for size and also avoid fan errors during boot. Fan Specifications are below:

Intake Fan - Sunon
DC 12V, 1.56W, 130mA
Dell P/N 99GRF-A00
EE80201S1-0000-G99
 
CPU Fan - Sunon
DC 12V, 6.84W, .57A
Dell P/N V50GH-A00
PFC0251BX-C010-S99

A:Need Super Silent Replacement Fans for Dell Optiplex 3010 Small Form Factor

You must use the OEM fans -- anything else, and you'll be getting "fan failed - press F1 to continue" errors every time you start the system.  

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