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How do I install a power supply on an OptiPlex 755 mini tower?

Q: How do I install a power supply on an OptiPlex 755 mini tower?

Hello, I bought a new Dell power supply a few weeks ago after I got the blinking amber light of doom I had managed to replace the power supply a few years ago, however in my haste to remove the old supply I forgot to take pictures of where all the cables go and now I am completely lost. I have tried plugging it up but I keep getting a message of "drive one not found Serial ATA and SATA1. It's got a lot of cords that I don't remember on the old power supply labeled from P1 through P9. If anyone could give me a simple explanation of how to plug these cords up I would really appreciate it because I don't want to have to buy a new computer. Thank you very much

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A: How do I install a power supply on an OptiPlex 755 mini tower?

Hello! If you click here you will get the manual. I believe its page 127 that talks about the PSU and the cables and where everything goes.

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i have searched the forum but have not been able to find anything that says it is ok to use a regular atx power supply in an optiplex 960 mini tower.  I have an 620 mini tower and it uses a regular atx but no info on the 960.  Anyone know if it is ok , or have to use dell only power supply

A:atx power supply with optiplex 960 mini tower

Optiplex 960 MT power supply upgrades

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Will any ATX Power Supply fit in the 990 MiniTower?
The system comes with 265 watts but I'd like to install a more powerful supply so I can upgrade the video card to whatever I want.
On NewEgg, the sizes of the various power supplies seem to be slightly different dimensions than the Dell Optiplex 990 supply. 
Plus, Dell doesn't leave any margin for error in replacing with the exact same dimensions as the original equipment. They have all this aluminum and such preventing even a few millimeters difference in size with the replacement.
I prefer a Corsair Gold 80 Plus.
Thanks.

A:Power Supply Upgrade options for Optiplex 990 Mini Tower?

Only The TOWER Version can use a new power supply.
Dell™ OptiPlex™ 990 Desktop Service Manual


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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower (smallest one thereis), and the original 160W power supply died a few months ago without warning. I ordered a new power supply, but accidentally ordered the wrong size (210W for one of the larger towers). I used it in the meantime until I could get the proper size (although the 210W supply wouldn’t fit in the mini case – I left it out of the case and ran the wires through the power plug hole). The computer booted up just fine with this 210W power supply. I finally got around to ordering the 160W smaller correct size, but that power supply would not boot up the computer (just got an amber flashing light). Thinking it was just faulty, I sent it back and requested a replacement. The replacement did not work either. I ordered a third replacement, and the third did not work either! So now I am back to using the 210W power supply (No. HP-U2106F3) which does not fit in the computer housing. I know these Dell OptiPlex machines are notorious for having power supply and capacitor issues. But the question is, why will the computer power on using the 210W power supply? I contacted Dell and they were of no help whatsoever. The guy told me that 160W wasn’t enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they don’t make 210W that fit in the mini towers, and second of all, why did it used to work just fine??? Oh, and no I have not upgraded anything (i.e., video card, etc.) which... Read more

A:Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower power supply problem

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Hi,
i am using dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. last week my pc didn't startup windows and stuck load on dell logo screen with flash light showing 1 - 4 and off LED light. also  didn't access/load boot menu, bios. i tried power on with all external devise unplugged but show same problem.
can you pls help me out. thanks in advance. 

A:dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. flashing 1 and 4 with off power light

You ram is bad.  F2 Bios setup requires working ram.

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Hi, I might be able to buy a second hand Optiplex mini tower and I would like to install the motherboard etc. of my Optiplex 755 SFF.

Wilt thi fit?

The idea is that with the Mini Tower I can buy a better GPU.

thanx.

A:Does motherboard of Optiplex 755 SFF fit in a Dell optiplex 745 dualcore mini tower?

No it wont fit.   The board layout, number of slots etc is different.

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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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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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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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I'm wanting to get myself the Q6600, and I own the Optiplex 760 Mini Tower. My motherboard is 0M858N.
I've had problems finding answers for this, some say it can, some say it cannot.
Does anyone have an idea?

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I have a Intel core2 duo E8400 3.00 GHz and 4 sticks of 2 GB ram sticks = 8 GB
Please tell me what i can upgrade to max for best performance i dont know that much.

A:Max processor and ram for the Mini-tower optiplex 755 (BIOS A17)

You are maxed out at 8GB.

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I have an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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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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Hi,I am new to Dell community.I bought a new Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower. I need a high end gpu for my3d rendering. Currently I have an AMD Radeon R5 340x (OEM) installedin it. I am planning to install NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 TI.Is this product compatible with my system?Thank You.Raghu1015

A:GTX 1050 Ti with Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower

7040 MT requires Adapter cable and EPS12v power supply.  MODDIY CAB359  cable or equivalent.
This is not however supported by Dell.
https://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-OptiPlex-7020-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-8%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2830cm%29.html
 
Someone has already tried this and it works.
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/p/19986195/21009213
 
 
EVGA Super nova 700B1 or 750B1 works fine.
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-110-B1-0750-VR/dp/B00K85X23O

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-BRONZE-Warranty-Tester-100-B1-0700-K1/dp/B018JYHBE6/
 

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

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Hi everyone, I'm new on this forum. I bought 2 years ago a dell optiplex 3010 mini tower, suddenly it stopped working, I have no screen, no video or any kind of sound, the only thing it does is to light up the number 3 & 4 lights on the front panel. What can I do ?

Thanks

A:Optiplex 3010 mini tower diagnostic lights 3 & 4

Hi ,
Thank you for writing to us ! 
To understand the cause of this issue I would ask you to try these steps and advise the result ,
*Disconnect the system from wall socket ,then press and hold the power button for about 15 - 20 secs .Then connect the system to wall socket and try to turn on the system .Here we are trying to release static charge from the system .
*Then disconnect all the peripheral components from the system and try to turn on the system .
*If the above step fails then remove all the memory modules from the system and try to turn on the system with only 1 memory module at a time .
If there are any more queries do reply to this post with system service tag sent via private message .
Hoping to hear from you soon .
Kind Regards,

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I intend to purchase optiplex 7040 MT for gaming purpose. So I would like to know:
1. Does the motherboard have standard CPU and motherboard power connectors or proprietary ones?
2.  Is it possible to replace the stock PSU with a cooler master extreme power plus 600W? If no, then what size /kind of PSU will fit there?
3. Is it possible to fit a gtx 1080 in there?

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Hello, my Optiplex 7040 just arrived this week.  I bought a Kingston 120mb SATA ssd in a 2280 stick, so I'm trying to see if I can use this for my main boot drive (Windows 10) and then move the 500gb 3.5 Sata drive over to a storage drive.When I install the 120mb 2280 stick into the M.2 slot, and load the bios...   *It shows up under General / System Information / PCI information / Slot5_M.2 & also under Device Information / SATA-4   *When I look under System Configuration / Drives, it also shows up under SATA-4 here as well.  However, it's showing up as a 0gb Drive under 'type'!
So when I boot from a USB drive to try and reinstall Windows on this M.2 stick, it's not showing up at all.
When I connect the M2 SATA drive and load Windows on the existing 3.5 SATA drive that came with the 7040, the M2 2280 stick shows up in 'device manager' under the hard drives.  The serial # there corresponds to a Toshiba-form hdd; unfortunately, I can't do anything with it in Windows 10.
SATA operation is set to AHCI, and I am booting into legacy with the USB.Any thoughts?  I'm wondering if maybe I have a dead memory stick.  There's no real way I can test it on another computer to see what happens.

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Hi Team,
I received a quote from Dell that: Optiplex 7050 Mini Tower goes with Dual AMD Radeon R5 430, 2GB

As i know AMD Radeon R5 430 using PCIe 3.0 connector but Optiplex 7050 MT only has 1 PCIe x 1

So how can 7050 can connect with the 2 cards ?

Thank you

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My friends Dell Optiplex 780 Mini Tower MT is not booting, it has a 3-4 error on front and has strange sounding gravelly beeps that sounds like 3 beeps six times, tried removing memory and putting one back at a time, no change. Pulled cmos battery and put new one in no change. Any Ideas? Fixing to order another motherboard. Trying to find correct MB # is it C27VV?
 

A:Dell Optiplex 780 Mini Tower MT not booting, 3-4 error

Please post the service tag. It will be helpful in finding parts.
 

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Hi, I am doubting wether my Optiplex 755 is a Mini Tower or SFF model.

I found the following tagd:

Service Tag: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
Express Service Code: 
<ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>

I cannot find the explanation on the website.

Does anybody know where I can find the info?
thanx

A:Finding out Model 755 Optiplex service tag Mini Tower or what?

Match the appearance of the case with the photo in the pdf below (from L to R, mini tower, desktop, SFF, and ultra SFF.
www.dell.com/.../opti_755_techspecs.pdf

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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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There is a design problem with the OptiPlex 7040 Mini Tower case that leads to excessive noise. The plastic grid panel on the front of the case rattles loudly, especially when the system is operating under a heavy computational workload. I'm not certain if the vibration originates from a fan or from the hard drive, but it's clearly causing resonance in that plastic front grid panel. I'm certain that the front panel is what's making the noise. The noise goes away completely if I press my finger against the front panel (and resumes immediately when I remove my finger). My current workaround to the problem is to prop up the front of the case with a piece of bubble wrap. Dell's engineers should consider altering this case design to address the vibration problems.

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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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Can you suggest me a PSU that compatible with my Dell pc? The default PSU has only 290W. I want a PSU that about 500-550W and compatible with Optiplex 3020 motherboard and fit the case.

A:PSU upgrade for Dell Optiplex 3020 Mini Tower

The PSU in the TOWER can be updated with an adapter.
Dell OptiPlex 3020 PSU Main Power 24-Pin to 8-Pin Adapter Cable (30cm)
Suitable for Dell OptiPlex 3020 / 7020 / 9020 / T1700
http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-OptiPlex-3020-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-8%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2830cm%29.html
 

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My dell optiplex 740 will open windows ,so before this happened,i install windows 7 home premium instead of windows 7 professional.When it didn't install properly,my windows will not open after i restart my PC it keeps saying  The computer restart unexpectedly  or encountered an error.Windows installation cannot proceed.To install windows,click "OK"to restart the computer,and then restart the installation.this message keeps repeating itself every time i boot my pc up.I try to reset my PC factory settings,but it wouldn't work,do i need  to buy a Dell recovery disk to get my PC running?

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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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I ordered the new Optiplex 7040 minitower and its a horrible design.  I tried to open the case and they have a plastic tab that snapped off.  the spring and slide assembly inside. You can't reach the expansion bays and the case design is horrible.  It reminds me of the old style Acer PC's that ended up being throw aways.  Sending this one back right away.  Biggest flop I've seen in a new Optiplex!

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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 everyone:

I was curious if anyone else experienced this issue? I have a Dell OptiPlex 7010 desktop/mini tower that I bought off the official Dell site. I configured that mini tower to have an SSD drive as the main drive, which I like very much, except one very annoying issue. Sometimes out of the blue Windows 7 will hang up, I can't click anything and the mouse starts spinning in a circle. This continues on for about half a minute and then it always comes back to life. Suddenly I start getting all my previous clicks moving windows, opening things, etc, all at once. This happened at least a dozen of times by now and I started to notice that when this happens the HDD/SSD LED on the case glows solid, which made me suspect that there's something going on with the drive itself.

Does anyone know what's going on and how to fix this?

PS. I tried contacting Dell support about this issue but they are pretty useless. I spent several hours in a chat with a guy once that eventually simply hung up on me. Then I emailed someone at Dell, for which the guy replied with instructions to run their hard drive diagnostic tool, which I did, that did not show any errors. (Note that I don't have a hard drive, it's a solid state drive.) I replied to the guy only to never hear from him again.... So I think I'm pretty much done with the Dell support

A:Dell's Optiplex 7010 mini tower SSD hang-up issue

Hi,

Have you tried updated the firmware on the SSD?

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The mother board has 4 SATA connectors:
SATA0, SATA2 grouped together
SATA1, SATA3 grouped together
Could someone help me identify the high speed SATA-6 connectors.  Have searched the net but can't find which of the connectors are high speed for optimal SSD performance.
Thanks

A:Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower SATA port specs

Theres no such thing as sata 6
Sata 3 would be ports 0 and 1 per the chipset.
http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/optiplex-7040-desktop_Owner's%20Manual_en-us.pdf
 

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I have a 5040 mini tower i7-6700. Manual in Specifications/External Connectors section there is a Parallel feature "25-pin connector (optional)".   I was hoping that mean I could plug a cable onto the motherboard  with a 25 pin parallel connector.  Have done that before with other motherboards.  But looking at the mobo, I see only two unused connectors.  One is labelled USB - INT.  The other label is unclear. 
Does the motherboard have onboard parallel support?  I would prefer not to install a parallel port card in the PCI slot.

A:OptiPlex 5040 Mini Tower optional Parallel support?

The documentation must be incorrect. I do not see anywhere on the motherboard to plug in a 25 pin parallel port cable. The internal parts page doesn't even mention 25 pin connector?

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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 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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I'll try to be as terse as I can to help:
0. [Assumption here is that next step is to create the Optiplex 7010 Mini Tower Resource disk or USB key from ISO file]
1. Had multiple BSOD's.  Minidumps showed from all over the place.  Reinstalled Win7Pro.  BSOD's stopped, but...
2. Device manager shows missing "Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller" driver:

3. The dell drivers and downloads page driver search utility identifies some drivers (including a chipset), I've installed them all (including BIOS to A24), but the above device *still* shows up missing.
4. When I use the Intel driver downloads, I got an immediate BSOD when it tries to scan the system (but not the first time).  Minidump looks like this:  (I'll gladly upload minidump itself if needed).  Note: I suspect that this is a possible red herring, because Intel drivers come with the caveat that they are *before* customizations by dell are made.  In any case, as near as I can tell nothing was installed by the Intel driver. Minidump:

Any help would be greatly appreciated as both I and my family are incredibly frustrated with this and I'm afraid that the frequent BSOD's will come back!
Thanks!!!

A:(Optiplex 7010 Mini Tower, Win7Pro): USB Controller not installed, Need Resource ISO

Hi tgm1024,
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We apologize for all the issues you have been facing in regards with our system.
While the information given by you is pretty clear, i would suggest you to update the chipset drivers from our support website Support.dell.com under chipset Intel chipset driver.
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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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Hi, Currently I'm using a dual core 6850 and I'm thinking about buying a quad core. I have a PSU of 500 W as spare.

Can i replace the CPU to a Quad Core without changing the cooling system?

A:replace dual core CPU by quad core what about heatsink? in Mini Tower 755 Optiplex

Your spare 500W power supply likely DOES NOT HAVE sufficient 3.3v/5v power and therefore will not work.  If you do not use the performance copper heatsink it will work but the fan will be running all the time.   The Copper heatpipe heatsink is the same as the GX620 heatsink. HEATSINK D9729  SHROUD J9761

https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Heatsink-Dimension-Optiplex/dp/B002CS2DE4
 
http://www.dell.com/support/Article/aw/en/awdhs1/642107/en
 

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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

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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I have recently bought a New tower( a super tower) a new power supply, 500 volt ATX 2.0. I have tried two motherboards and I can't even get to BIOS. Would this possibly be the CPU? Keep in mind that I tried the bare minimum took out everything except the video card and the power to the motherboard. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Unfortunately I can't remember the exact type of motherboard, as I am away from home at the moment.
 

A:Solved: RE:New Tower, Power Supply

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I have a Precision Tower 3620 recently acquired and I am installing a BARCO MXRT 7500 video board. This board need a 8 pins connector to the supply the operating voltages. 
The power supply does not have this connector and its capacity is only 290 watts. In order to supply the video board and increase the capacity and want to change by other power supply.
I want to know if DELL has a large power supply that include this 8 pins connector for use whit this 3620 tower? 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

Regarding the 3040 MT. The I-5 6500 version. The 3040 MT lists a PSU of 240 watts. I want to add a GPU. The Dell Social Media Support guy (from the Dell forums) said that the Nvidia GT 745 was one of the video cards tested.
Nvidia's site lists the GT 745 as a 55 watt GPU with a 300 watt PSU requirement for that 745 card. Yet the Dell team found no problems with the GT745. Can someone explain this for me?
I want to upgrade the GPU, but do not want to wreck something by doing so. The GPU card I really want is the GTX 1050 which is a 75 watt card but all other parameters are the same as the 745. Mechanically it will fit perfectly. The only issue is the wattage.
Second, is there some listed PSU upgrades available? Or perhaps adapters for aftermarket PSU's? How difficult is it if I wanted to upgrade to a more powerful PSU? Does Dell have that option with this computer?
I spent 32 hopeless minutes on Dell's support phone line listening to people read out specs from the sales brochure. Nobody, even in so called "tech support" could answer the questions.
Can ANYONE here please help me on this?

A:Optiplex 3040 MT Mini Tower Question about PSU upgrades and GPU Upgrades

Our OEM (original equipment manufacturer) customized GeForce GT 745 X61TN is not the same card as the retail GeForce GT 745. The memory and clock settings may differ. That is the difference. But it is easy to remove our 240w PSU (power supply unit) and install a higher wattage PSU. Read through the Owner's Manual. It has instructions on how to do this. The retail Geforce GTX 1050 needs at least a 300w PSU. Another 3040 owner will need to post a retail PSU that has worked.

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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
 
 
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A:M700/900 Tower: upgrade power supply with after-ma...

Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my problem?

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I have been trying to find how I can upgrade the power supply from 280w to a 400w. I don't care if it's through HP or another company at this point. I keep reading that this machine uses a proprietary unit so how do I purchase one that works??

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My Vostro 200 mini tower wont boot. It beep twice in infinite loop. I tried reinstalling RAM, tried another RAM without any fix. If I remove RAM it wont change the beep style.

A:Vostro Mini tower beep twice with blue power light

Hi Javedlasi,
Thanks for reaching out to us.
We have gone through the issue reported on our dell tower and understand that the system is not posting and gives two beeps.
As mentioned above you have checked with known good memory, but issue is same and beeps pattern remains the same, also when removed the beep pattern remains same.
Please help me understanding if the system power button color and if it is flickering or solid.
If you have encountered any other issue while using the system do let us know so that we can isolate the issue better.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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