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Best Possible Video Card For "Think Centre M91p" Mini Tower

Q: Best Possible Video Card For "Think Centre M91p" Mini Tower

Hello guys I own the think centre m91p mini tower. Now I want to buy the "Gigabyte gtx 1060 3gb mini" and before you ask. Neither the psu and size won't be an issue since I replaced the PSU to a 380 watt unit and card size I mentioned is already a mini version. The only thing that's bothering me is will the bios support this card !? I shall be very thankful to every one who helps me with this. For more idea I'll attach an image of my pc interior. And take a note of my current setup. Quadro FX 3800 1GB (108 Watt Single slot card) + 6 pinI5 2400


























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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help :)

A:Graphics card & video card for a Dell Optiplex GX 755 (not the mini tower!)

There are no stellar or even really good low profile fanless 25W cards.  ASUS EAH 5450 has been used in Desktop and SFF.  USFF Cant use anything because it does NOT have slots.  
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121447

 

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help!

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Hi out there to Vistax64. I am a recent XP to Vista user. I have a Vostro 200 mini tower (specs below) that has been running XP pro for the last few years - couldn't stand the GUI anymore lol - so I installed Vista HP and am very happy with the new interface and features. After tweaking some, the desktop appears from cold start in 30 seconds or so and almost everthing runs as snappy as it did before with XP. But the task manager is showing an average use in physical memory of 1.17 gigs, CPU usage is higher, and some, not all, internet pages scroll slowly e.g. Yahoo news pages, Hearts of Space etc. where as they were fine before. Everthing else on the internet, including this site, works well - though a few installs like Starry Night Enthusiast and a John Deere farm game are slower.

My question is this: Would installing a seperate video card give me better all-around performance or would another gig of ram do the trick? And what brand/type of video card do you folks recommend?

Intel Core2 Duo E4500 @ 2.3ghz
2 Gig of Kingston RAM
Intell G33 Express Chipset (on motherboard)
80 Gig WD SATA Hard Drive
Seasonic 350w PSU


Thanks for the opportunity to have my questions answered and I'm looking forward to cruising the site here!

A:Video Card For Dell Vostro 200 Mini Tower

Windows will allot 50% of your ram by default, for when you need them programs. Remember, rams fastr than hard drive, and why have all that ram and not use it.

For your power supply, a nvidia 430/440 or an ati/amd 6450, maybe get away with a 6550... Seasonics are quality.

The slowdown is probably because Vista is a bit more of a beast than xp, and graphics can be a bit more hefty.

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i have a Dell Vostro Mini Tower with the following specs:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
4GB RAMIntel(R) HD GraphicsI have ran a System Requirements check and it says I have 2048MB of Video RAM.  i would like to upgrade this to 4GB if possible.  would anyone be able to recommend a card that is compatible with my computer?I understand the wattage of my power supply matters also, would anyone know what this is?Thanks in advance

A:Upgrading Video Card on Dell Vostro 270 Mini Tower

The 2GB you are referring to is how much system ram is being given to the onboard Intel GPU video to use. You cannot increase that to 4GB. But you can add a discrete PCIe x16 video card. The Vostro 470 has a 300w power supply. So that will limit you as to which video card you can use. The two video cards that we shipped on this model were =
YG17P Nvidia GeForce 640GT 1GB67V2J Nvidia GeForce 620GT 1GB
Or you could remove our power supply and install a higher wattage power supply and then get a better video card.

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I'm considering buying a used Dell OptiPlex GX790 MT computer, and I'm wondering what the maximum video card length can be without having to remove the hard drive cage.

A:Used Dell OptiPlex GX790 Mini tower video card

The hard drive cage isn't the only problem.  The power supply is not standard.
So a short GTX750 TI non SC would be the max.
 

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Hi
I have a Vostro 460 MT from Dell.
The Specs:
i5-2400
8GB RAM
320GB HD
Stock PSU - 350W

I had a NVIDIA GT 210 card in previously which I sold and bought an R7 240 to upgrade with. When plugging in the R7 240 and booting up. I get NO VIDEO SIGNAL. NO BIOS SPLASH SCREEN etc.
NOW if I take the card out and use the onboard VGA it works fine. The NVIDIA GT 210 worked fine too.

Why does this card not work? Is there a solution to my problem?

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The desktop currently can only access the internet using the hardwired RJ 45 connection, but I would like to add the ability to access the internet wirelessly by installing a wireless card in one of the available PCI express slots. I would like to know what wireless cards are available and compatible with this model. Thank you! 

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Hi, appreciate the help.
Had desktop (yes, I know old, it works).  Power supply decides to quit.  Replace it with same part (same voltage, etc), connect everything.  Boot up and all acts like it's fine.  Then, Blue Screen - says Hardware Fault.  Memory Parity Error.

Restart, and now no video.  Led lights 2 and 4 are solid green.  Nothing goes to monitor. Resat the memory, only have the onboard video, but nothing displays.  No beeping, buzzes, just no display.

Appreciate the help.

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I'm troubleshooting a clients computer that does not get a display on power up.  The user was turning the computer off and back on until the video finally displayed. 
Steps Taken:
Since the computer was powering on and I did not hear any beep codes and the logs only showed unexpected shutdown (powering on and off).  I enabled remote desktop and had the user call me the next time it happened.  Sure enough I could remote in the the computer but they had no display.  Remote restart typically not resolve it.  If I remotely shutdown and the user powers back on it typically did resolve the issue.
This is a dual monitor configuration - 1 DVI (primary) and 1-VGA (secondary)  There are no adapters in place.  The original on-board was using a display port to DVI adapter.Windows 7 Pro
This configuration has worked fine for about 3 years.  This all began about 2 months ago.
Any ideas or known issues with 9020.

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Hi all, My PC is : 4524e3u LENOVO M91P CORPORATE TOWER CI7-2600  3.4GHZ/16GB/320GB , full tower I just bought it used and installed my old power supply (Enermax Noisetaker 420W), as the one that came with this PC sucks. I installed my old video card (x1900xtx), and it booted fine. But unfortunately it won't support Overwatch (crazy I know...). I want to know the best possible video card I can purchase for this PC ($100-$210, I'm all about value), for gaming purposes.I was thinking aboutXFX Radeon R7 370 995MHZ 4GB Dual Dissipation GDDR5 HDMI 2XDVI PCI-EXPRESS 3.0 Video Card, but I read some other threads related that some people's PCs wouldn't even boot with a R7 card. My PSU does have an additional 6pin power supply. Someone else said in another thread that the best video card could only be Nvidia 750 Ti. I hope this is not true. Ultimately, I want to play Overwatch.  Thanks all!    

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i searched in a lot of forums to see if a gtx 750 ti is compatible with the dell 660 mini tower and i cant find a reliable source and i need help to see if its worth it to get it if it is compatible.

 

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Hi everyone! i want to gaming on this M73 Mini Tower. Can i install the NVDIA GTX 1060 6Gb into this PC ? i mean, does this mainboard support it ? of course i will change the PSU and the Case too.sorry for my bad english!

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OptiPlex mini-tower 755, Intel Quad Core Q9550 2.83GHz, 8GB Ram at 800MHz, 305PSU.
What is the best HD Video Graphics card for this configuration without needing to upgrade any of the above?  I need one with a VGA connection. 

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The Dell Optiplex 790 has a AMD Radeon 5450 graphic card, but does not have a Display Port and is able to support two monitors.
The user wants to view some building drawings which are large so needs a third 40 inch monitor. He has to shrink the drawings on his current 22 inch monitor.
1. What graphic card can support a 43 inch monitor like 43" Dell Multi-Client Monitor | P4317Q
Any other suggestions would be helpful.

A:Graphic card for 3 monitors for Optiplex 790 mini tower

Best suggestion is to buy a new computer. The 790 is from the Vista-/Win 7 era and comes with a small power supply and a tiny case that is hard if not impossible to upgrade.  

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Hello. I have a big problem with my computer.I bought this computer 4 years ago and i have a problem with video card. Not all video cards work on him. Now i am running on xxxxxx radeon r7 260 1gb drr5 and work fine,but if i put xxxx radeon r7 360 2g drr5 i don't recive signal to my monitor,i tried with r7 350 too and i don't recive signal. Machine type: 4524CTOMotherboard Lenovo IS6XM MATX LGA1155 Q67CPU I5-2400Power supply: 600W 80% GOLDMemory: 8 gb drr3Actually GPU: radeon r7 260 1gb drr5 128 bitNow i want to know wich video cards are avaible for my computer,wich work,i want a list with this. Thank you a lot for help 

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Hi,
 
I would like to upgrade the graphics card in my Optiplex 990, can anyone please let me know if there are any recommended PCI / PCI express cards that are known to be compatible with the slot power rating of the system board.
 
The PSU is not an issue as I upgraded the shipped 240W PSU for a Corsair HX650 with modular cabling so I have got enough juice for the card. Its the motherboard slot rating and any other factors that will impact on choice of upgrade card that I am not sure about. I tried to locate some documentation on the support section of the site but kept getting error messages (servers screwed up on weekend?)
If there is a technical document that gives the ratings for the PCI slots and what can be shoved into them I would be grateful for a link?
 
Thx
 

A:Optiplex 990 Mini Tower - Options To Upgrade Graphics With PCI Card?

You need to get a PCI Express x16 video card not a PCI.  If you have upgraded to a 650 watt corsair, then you should not have any limitations when you install a PCIe X16 video card.  It should configure to provide 75 watts and additional watts can be provided through the PCIe power cables on the power supply.  

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Hello All, I am new to the DELL world with a recent Optiplex 3050 mini tower PC, which is in need
of a wifi solution. This machine did not include wifi.
Any recommendations on a good/very good wifi card for this machine?
I have searched Intel wifi cards and may be interested in the 8265 ac with the desktop kit...
I will be installing this card myself, so any insight you all may have would be helpful. 

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Hi TechSpot Forums!

I own a Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower PC, and am seriously considering buying a graphics card for it.

My question to you is, which would best be compatible with my specs?

System Specs:

Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.00 MB
Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor? That is partly the reason I will be purchasing one.

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
 

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I have two Optiplex 755's that I have upgraded with 8gb RAM, faster processors (from suggestions on this site) and SSD drives.  I have Win 7 64 bit on one and win 10 64 bit on the other.  They both have BIOS revision 22A and the latest chipset drivers that I can find here.  They both  seem to be running just fine, with no bangs in Device manager.  I wanted to upgrade the video card to one that would support 4K resolution on my new Samsung TV.  I found what I think is the lowest power card made that will do this, the XFX card using the Radon RX460 graphics processor.  I installed it and got a code 43.  I can not find the specifications for the 755  mini tower power supply.  This card needs 400 watts.  
if, as I suspect, the PS is too wimpy, and cannot be changed out because it is proprietary, does anyone know of a graphics card that will work and still support 4K resolutions?
Thanks, Steve

A:Optiplex 755 Mini tower throws code 43 for new graphics card

Be careful - many of the newest generation of Radeon and GeForce cards require a system with a UEFI firmware your system does not have.
The power supply in the 755 minitower will not be anywhere near 400W -- but the lack of UEFI will render the power requirements a moot point.

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Hello everyone.

Can someone post a good GFX card for no mor ethne $100 for a miini tower PC such an emachine El series etc. So a low profile GFX card. My friend does some basic gaming WoW, Moonlight etc.

i know a regular card is too big. What is one of the best 100 dolalr or below gfx cards that are low profile and can fit into mini tower PCs? The slot can be the regular PCI 2.0

Thanks guys
 

A:Solved: Best budget Graphics card for mini tower form factor?

The biggest problem with OEM PC's is that the power supplies aren't typically up to the task of an addon card. So it's generally recommended to replace the power supply as well. With this being a mini-tower, I wouldn't be surprised if it does not use a standard sized power supply, so that is likely not an option.

If you want to simply try a new card anyway, your options will be limited by the card size. There isn't much of a selection of low profile cards. Find the latest generation chipset which fits your budget.
 

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I have a Dell optiplex 9020 mini tower and i would like to put a graphics card in it. As i currently understand it i would need to upgrade the power supple to power a new card. I am currently looking a the Corsair CX500 with a Dell OptiPlex 9020 PSU Main Power 24-Pin to 8-Pin Adapter to allow it to interface with the mother board. The mother board has a free PCI socket. Are there any restrictions to the graphics cards i could put in? 

A:Graphics card upgrade for dell optiplex 9020 mini tower

HI FeWatts
Thanks for writing to us.
The machines are tested with only one type of power supply at Dell i.e. 290W, with regards to graphics card
AMD, Radeon R5 240, 1GB
NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 645, 1GB
AMD, Radeon R7 250, 2GB
NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 745, 4GB
AMD, Radeon HD8490, 1GB
are compatible.
We see few of our customers who tried to upgrade parts that are not tested by Dell for few it worked but for few it was little to no luck.
Do provide us the system tag# and also confirm the name the system is registered under by
clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message. Also let us know the contact
number and email address.

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So I bought a mini tower. It did not come with a card reader. I was looking at some at a few places, then I get the credit from dell rewards and tried to find the card reader on dell.com. Many Vostro 3900 come with one, so I know dell makes them. But I tried and tried but can not find them. Does anyone know what to search for? Thank you!

A:Vostro 3900 Mini Tower Multimedia card reader on dell.com

Hello Mathcat
Thanks for writing to us. 
If you are looking for an internal card reader, then we would request you to talk to part sales team on 1-866-440-3355 . 
Have a good one. 

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And what is the part number that holds the second hard drive at the bottom? Thanks

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I purchased the M91p 7052-A7U tower because of the expansion capabilities.  I would like to add a second internal SATA hard drive, but find it very frustrating to find the part number of bracket to install a 2nd HDD.  This M91p tower is not really nearly as expandable as Lenovo would lead you to believe due to lack of necessary mounting brackets / cables.  Will a generic 5.25" to 3.5" bracket work to install a 3.5" SATA drive below the DVD drive shipped with the tower?  It appears I will also need a SATA data cable, but the required power connector is already available in the PC.  Is that correct?  Also what are my options if I wanted to install the 2nd HDD 3.5" HDD in the open slot similar to the first HDD shipped with the PC? Thank you for any assistance.

A:Adding a 2nd HDD to a tower M91p 7052-A7U

If you need to add additional hard disk then it require the hard drive bracket.
 
Please find the part number (41R6106) for New optional hard disk drive bracket assembly.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj 

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It keeps getting random blue screen of deaths that says critical structure error without a error code. Been using it with windows 10 64bit for 3 years until i updated it and put in a new gpu (EVGA 1060 3gb SC OC), didnt have this problem with new gpu untill recent months. Will downgrading to windows 7 or doing a fresh install of windows 10 fix this issue? Computer specsI5 24008gb ddr3 500gb hdEvga 1060 3gb 400w psu 

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i have an i5-2500 m1p tower, not sure of the exact model number though. i'm going to add a Deepcool DQ550ST 550W and a gtx 1060 6gb or a gtx 970. are the cards compatible or would i need a BIOS update? is this setup compatable with windows 10? because i heard the 2nd intel cpu are not. 

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Hello,I need to upgrade my Lenovo Think Centre m91p as it's super slow even after re-installing OS.This is what I have  I have already upgraded RAM to make it 6GB but that almost made no difference, but if I update CPU to Intel® Core i7-2600 Processor what that speed up the PC a lot?

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I have a fairly new Radeon 8500 video card (the 128 MB version) in my PC. I need to replace the card in my G4 to get my new cinema display to work. Will the PC Radeon card work in the G4 tower? It has an AGP slot for the video card. I am just wondering if there is a difference between Mac and PC AGP cards?

Thanks!

A:Will a PC AGP Video card work in a Mac G4 tower?

Please do not double post..............................:no:

See http://www.techsupportforums.com/sho...&threadid=2741

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I have a user with 3 displays. They are all VGA displays. Two with his M72E and the other another PC. We want to consolidate to one PC (Thinkcenter M72e). I dont believe the built in card can support 3 displays. Could anyone suggest an inexpensive video card that supports 3 displays for this tower. Its just for busines so no need for a high end card. Also would prefer passive if possible. M72e (core i5)https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd024590

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Hi all,
 
My PC is :
 
4524e3u LENOVO M91P CORPORATE TOWER CI7-2600  3.4GHZ/16GB/320GB , full tower
 
I just bought it used and installed my old power supply (Enermax Noisetaker 420W), as the one that came with this PC sucks. I installed my old video card (x1900xtx), and it booted fine. But unfortunately it won't support Overwatch (crazy I know...).
 
I want to know the best possible video card I can purchase for this PC ($100-$210, I'm all about value), for gaming purposes.
I was thinking about

XFX Radeon R7 370 995MHZ 4GB Dual Dissipation GDDR5 HDMI 2XDVI PCI-EXPRESS 3.0 Video Card

, but I read some other threads related that some people's PCs wouldn't even boot with a R7 card.
 
My PSU does have an additional 6pin power supply.
 
Someone else said in another thread that the best video card could only be Nvidia 750 Ti. I hope this is not true.
 
Ultimately, I want to play Overwatch. 
 
Thanks all!
 
 
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A:ThinkCentre Tower: best graphics card GPU possible? (max, video, VR, oculus, Passmark benchmark)

Can someone tell me if I need to get a low profile 750ti or will a normal double-fan one do?

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Hi all,
 
My PC is :
 
4524e3u LENOVO M91P CORPORATE TOWER CI7-2600  3.4GHZ/16GB/320GB , full tower
 
I just bought it used and installed my old power supply (Enermax Noisetaker 420W), as the one that came with this PC sucks. I installed my old video card (x1900xtx), and it booted fine. But unfortunately it won't support Overwatch (crazy I know...).
 
I want to know the best possible video card I can purchase for this PC ($100-$210, I'm all about value), for gaming purposes.
I was thinking about

XFX Radeon R7 370 995MHZ 4GB Dual Dissipation GDDR5 HDMI 2XDVI PCI-EXPRESS 3.0 Video Card

, but I read some other threads related that some people's PCs wouldn't even boot with a R7 card.
 
My PSU does have an additional 6pin power supply.
 
Someone else said in another thread that the best video card could only be Nvidia 750 Ti. I hope this is not true.
 
Ultimately, I want to play Overwatch. 
 
Thanks all!
 
 
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A:ThinkCentre Tower: best graphics card possible? (max, video, VR, vive, oculus, Passmark, benchmark)

Can someone tell me if I need to get a low profile 750ti or will a normal double-fan one do?

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Sometimes when I play an online game, particularly Starcraft II and Warcraft III, I get a BSOD and it clearly says that there is an error with the nvlddmkm driver (from NVIDIA).

I have mini-dumps, if needed. I was hoping I can find exactly which hardware (or software) is the culprit of my BSOD.

Please help me, thanks.

Specifications
OS Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Bits: 64-Bit
OS Details: Pre-installed Factory Image

System Age
Warehouse ship-out to seller on March 2011
Seller ship-out to me on April 2011
I received it on April 2011
I have only factory reset once on the day after receiving the retail box.

Was the system used or brand new?
The system and retail box were brand new and sealed by manufacturer.

CPU Intel i5 U520 (clocked to default)
Video
1. NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M (clocked to default) (Automatic GPU Switching)
2. Intel HD Graphics

Motherboard Unknown
AC Adapter Dell FA90PE1-00Input: 100-240V~50-60Hz
Output: 19.5V
Watt: unknown
BSOD happens regardless if the laptop is powered by the adapter or running on battery.

Manufacturer Details
Owned by Dell
Branded by Alienware
Designed by Alienware
Manufactured by Dell/Alienware

Name of Laptop
Alienware M11x R2

I cannot perform a memory/HDD test because I do not have a CD Drive, which link do I go to to boot vs USB?

GPU and CPU are not overheating. I still get BSOD in an extremely cold room or with laptop coolers.

A:BSOD Video Card Related, I have the Mini Dumps

Code:
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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5)
This is strange. You dxdiag is showing that your video device is the Intel on-board graphics card and not the Nvidia card. It is also loading the drivers the Intel video drivers. This could be causing a conflict with your Nvidia drivers. I would check out device manager/BIOS and try to figure out what's going on.


Code:
Event[417]:
Log Name: System
Source: Disk
Date: 2011-04-28T06:42:06.905
Event ID: 11
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: PeterNguyen-PC
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.
Run a hard drive scan using SeaTools

...Summary of the dumps:

Code:

Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Thu Apr 28 13:09:31.539 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:58:39.193
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7e4970 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x116
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
BiosReleaseDate = 11/23/2010
SystemManufacturer = Alienware
SystemProductName = M11x R2
MaxSpeed: 1070
CurrentSpeed: 1064
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Got a store-bought Gateway SX-2800 model which is a mini-tower. Upgrading the video card, and as a result I am also upgrading the power supply.

Being a mini-tower, will it definitely need a specialized power supply, or will a standard PSU work?

If it needs a specialized PSU where do you suggest getting them and how - would I take the dimensions of my PSU and then talk to a manufacturer? Or would buying a new case along with a standard PSU be cheaper?
 

A:Mini-tower Power

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Hello,
I purchased a GeForce GTX550 IT graphics card a while back only to realize it wouldn't fit into my computer's case (it's a mini ). I was wundering if perhaps theres a way to hook this up externally? I believe it would need a seperate power supply, if it doesn't could you possibly give me the link to a moderatelly priced one that fits my case.
System specs:
Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 220 dual core processor
Nvidia GeForce 6150SE
DVD-Super Multi Drive
4GB DDR3 mem.
500GB HDD
 

A:GTX550 TI in mini tower help!

No. Video cards connect directly to the motherboard. There aren't any external options, much less a way of using an internal card externally.
 

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Had a KDM-MTFX9320 320W TFX. Ordered a KDM 320W FLEX MFX 9320C. Will this work?
 

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This may seem like a silly question but i will ask anyway. Are the motherboards in a thinkcentre m83 mini tower the same as the thinkcentre m83 sff? And if that is the case can the motherboard be removed from the sff case to a bigger tower case and have a bigger PSU

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Can I use a single 8gb stick of ddr3 1600 in my m91p I purchased it for my son planning to add a small video card for a side light gaming machine.  But it only has 4gb of ram installed.  It has 4 ram slots,  is there a limit per slot?

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There are usually 3 HDD in this case, but in this image, when I installed the GTX 260, I had to remove one. Don't use it anymore though, it was Vista. It's now in an external HDD case for backing up two other PCs in the home...

A:Mini-Tower Close-up

That wire mass can't be good for air flow. You might want to clean it up a little.

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I've been having a problem with my dell optiplex that I need some help on. 
I know this sounds dumb but I watched a video where someone swaped out their dell psu for a corsair cx430. I have the exact same power supply, but here's the problem.
I bought 3 mini tower motherboards to test the power supply out and the first one it completely burned it out.
and now I'm working on the second one. I'm trying to use my inno 3d Nvidia GTX 950
Picture here: 

here are my specs: 

heres the power supply: 

and this is the power button when the 430 is hooked up: 
please help.

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Hello,
I own a Optiplex 760 Mini Tower. 
I found out that I have a 0G214D Motherboard. Unfortunately I still can not find out if this means I can upgrade to a Quad core. Can you please tell me if this is the case and which CPU is the most powerful Quadcore I can use? And if not wich of the Dual cores I should use. BTW, i use an Nvidia  GTX750ti using 60W.
Thank you and all the best
Julian

A:Optiplex 760 Mini Tower Quadcore

http://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/products/optix/optix_760_tech_guide.pdf
Q9650 is max.  Bios update should be done BEFORE trying to change cpu.

 750 TI only fits in the TOWER and Only After Cutting the Bracket off and ONLY with Short cards with 1 fan aka 8.4 inches max.

There are no single slot cards.   If one was put in they hacked the bracket in half or removed bracket altogether.  If you remove the bracket on EVGA models you can use tin snips to CUT OFF half the bracket.  The cooling vents are blocked so you might also have to drill holes in the case to let air out.  Long Cards with 2 fans DO NOT FIT and WILL NOT EVER FIT into the Tower or any other size.

Only Short cards with Short fans Fit.

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Can a HP dc7900 convertible mini tower run windows 8 32-bit?

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I am a little confussed regarding the M.2 slot on the M900 Mini. The webpage and manual don't really help to clear anything up - they seem to imply that an adapter is required to turn it into a full PCIe slot but doesn't mention anything else.
I rang tech support and they confirmed I could fit an M.2 SSD without any kind of adapter. I, unfortunately, did not do any further research and went out and bought a Samsung 960 evo.
I go to plug it in and the slot is completely different. I have google and there appear to be 3 different slots, B, M and B&M. None of these match what is on the motherboard.
 
What is the slot on the motherboard? Presumably it needs an adapter to connect anything, whether this is full PCIe or M.2 connector? I can't find anything on Lenovos site to purchase any type of adapter. Can anyone help?
 
It is a M900 Mini-tower 10FD.
 
Mod:  clarified the form factor, 10FD is a mini-tower

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Hi, I'm using an 755 SFF now and the system is operating wll. However the adding of a better grafic card is problematic cause of the limited space.

Now I'm thinking of finden a (evt. defect Mini Tower model) and put the motherboard, HDrive of the 755 SFF into the larger Mini Tower case and buy a better grafics card.

Are the components compatible?
thanks

A:Motherboard etc. 755 SFF compatible with the Mini Tower?

Hello, HEINFLHS
Yes everything would work well however from what I know your motherboard is smaller it will go in to the chassis though none of the expansion slots will align with the chassis slots as your motherboard as smaller than the chassis. I suggest you pick up a 755 MT motherboard for full compatibility and by the way these are like $50 or maybe less and you could just put all your current hardware on it (cpu, ram ,hard drive cable, etc) with no capability issues.

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Hi,I am looking into upgrading the gpu of this 745 that I currently don't have yet. I have my eye on an Asus NVIDIA GT 710, but was wondering if it will fit in terms of height. I read online someone expressing concerns about it needing two slots space, but that was never clarified or refute in the discussion. Would this one fit?If not, what other options do I have in a similar price range? I would prefer to go for a 2GB card, but will settle for 1GB if I have to. Thanks for your time.Regards

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I Have Dell optiplex 745 With 3.4 Ghz Pentium D Processor with 4MB cache Memory .... Recently I wanted To Upgrade my p.c to dual core 2.6Ghz  E5300.. when i put Dual core processor into my board and truned on p.c the all lights was green and fan was running too fast and mY lcd Does Not dsplay anything .... And also My bios version is 2.6.3 .. what is the main fault in it.... kindly anyone tell me.... what should i do ???

A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

Hi Asfand_Munib,
Before installing a new processor, please update the BIOS to latest version from Here.
Note : Please save and close all running programs and documents and disconnect all external peripherals (printer, flash drives, external hard drives, etc) and connect the computer to a surge protector before updating the bios.
If all the lights are green and you are not receiving any beep codes from the system then it means that the processor has been installed correctly. Please check if the keyboard lights (Capslock, Numlock, etc) respond when you press the corresponding keys. Please verify the connections on rear of the system and check if they are connected firmly. Also, check if you are able to hear any windows jingle sounds after some time when you power on the system. Please share the exact model of Optiplex 745 you are using as it comes in 4 form factors viz Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF), Desktop (DT), Small Form Factor (SFF), and Mini-Tower (MT). A picture is attached below.

Please reply with the information. Will take it further from there.

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