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Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro - CPU

Q: Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro - CPU

I would like to make sure if the Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro can support the following CPU: Intel Core i3-4360T 3.2GHz Socket LGA1150. Other options welcome.

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Dell OptiPlex 3020, steady orange LED on motherboard and no Light indication on power switch. shows no display on the monitor. fan starts as soon as i connect the power cable. i cant switch off the desktop using the power button, i have to remove the power cable. the orange LED stays on  for a short while after removing the power cable then goes off. problem just started suddenly and dont know if the motherboard or power supply is the problem. kindly help

A:Dell OptiPlex 3020

Check the power supply BIST (Built In Self Test). Does it pass? Click here for more data = Diagnostic LEDs for the OptiPlex series (2012 to Present)

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I have bought the Dell Optiplex 3020 with Dualboot Win 7 and Win 8.1. When I start the PC it only opens Windows 7. How do I open Win 8.1?

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Will any of these graphics cards run on a  Dell Optiplex 3020 desktop tower
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1050

A:Graphis Card Dell Optiplex 3020

Hi Coco88,
Thanks for reaching out to us.
We see this model of optiplex are only shipped with AMD Radeon card .
And they are not tested with GeForce GTX cards .
But if you have one you can always check .
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.
Parnoshree C
Social Media Support
Dell Support Videos 
Drivers and Downloads

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I Upgrade DDR3 4GB 2R*4 PC3 on my Dell Optiplex 3020 but when windows start up and I can't logged on my keyboard and Mouse not Responding.
If any thing you can  help me or have a solutions for this problem.
Thank you!
Mikias Dereje

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Will any of these graphics cards run on a  Dell Optiplex 3020 desktop tower
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1050

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Oh the agony of hunting down drivers for a manual re-image!! 
Okay I'm a sys admin and I need to reimage a Dell Optiplex 3020. For various reasons I don't want to go into, the PC needs to never ever go onto the internet or even onto the company's domain. I've managed to hunt down all of the drivers and install them, but Device Manager still shows these two items needing drivers:
pci simple communications controllersm bus controller driver

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I'm scratching my head with this one. I'm new to analyzing crash dumps and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. This PC receives a BSOD with the message "Critical Process Died". Here's the text from the analyzed dump.
Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10586.567 AMD64
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Kernel address space is available, User address space may not be available.
************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response                         Time (ms)     Location
Deferred                                       SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is: 
Windows 10 Kernel Version 10586 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 10586.0.amd64fre.th2_release.151029-1700
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`a2c83000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`a2f61cb0
Debug session time: Mon Jan 25 07:48:18.689 2016 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 2 days 14:48:57.138
Loading Kernel Symbols
.............................................................Page 103... Read more

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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

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I have Dell Optiplex 3020 desktop running on Windows 8.1. The inbuilt speakers are not working but when connected with head phones, the audio is available. Please help 

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hey i bought new del optiplex 3020 and after some time it lost signal and show the screen like old tv no signal screen after restart this error recover but after some time face again. i used windows 10 64 bil os and in hd driver from dell website against service tag

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Please help it worked fine for a while  after my daughter knocked it of the side but now it won't power on
I've tried different power adapters and still does the same thing
No power makes it to the computer at all, the yellow/ green light on the power transformer just goes out when it touches the computer  is there a safety switch on the mother board ?? I've tried it with everything disconnected
The battery
And still nothing
Does anyone have any suggestions ???

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I would like to know if anyone has tried to install Windows Vista 64 bit on the following Dell Optiplex:
Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro
I plan on using the desktop for offline use only.

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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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I have a Dell Optiplex 3020 with Windows 7  and i wonder if i can install any PCIe 10Gbit Ethernet card.
I found the  Thecus C10GTR adapter  but i cannot understand if can be installed to a PCIe x16 slot

Please advise,

A:Optiplex 3020 MT

I would think so, it just wouldn't use the full capabilities of the x16 slot.  Does your computer not have a free x1 slot?  

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I bought an M.2 SSD board, Samsung MZNLN256HCHP, shown here:www.geocities.jp/.../Samsung-MZNLN256HCHP.jpgSamsung has a minimal description here:www.samsung.com/.../MZNLN256HCHPI mounted it in a PCIe x4 adapter.  The description is in Japanese but the picture should be understandable:www.biccamera.com/.../CSfGoodsPage_001.jspI mounted that in an Optiplex 3020's PCIe x16 slot.The BIOS, Windows 10, and Linux all think the slot is empty.  (The BIOS is set to UEFI.)Did I do something wrong?I don't expect to boot the SSD, but I hoped to access it as a data drive.

A:Should a PCIe SSD work on an Optiplex 3020?

Can you see the drive from the disc manager?

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I want to add a graphics card to my Optiplex 3020. The "small form factor" means I need a half-height card. I was told by tech support that only two cards work: Radeon HD 8490 and HD 8570. The 8490 gets mediocre reviews, and today I was told the 8570 is no longer available (haven't been able to find it online anywhere). I reached sales support and was given other Radeon models that would work, but it turned out all of those are full-height adapters. Can anyone provide the models that will work in my computer? Thanks for any help.

A:Graphics Card for Optiplex 3020 SFF

all the HD 7000 and HD 8000 cards from AMD are discontinued and have been replaced by the R7 series card ... you need to find a low profile r7 240 that comes with low profile brackets ... he is the new equivalent of the 8570 ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150677&ignorebbr=1

it's also important that the graphics card fan does not stick out past the width of the silver part of the card as you have almost zero room between the expansion slot the card goes in and the computer's power supply.

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I currently have a optiplex 3020 SFF which has an intel i3-4160T processor in it. I would like to upgrade the processor to and i5 or i7, but cannot find any chart which shows what other processors work in this machine and on the DIH81R motherboard. I would assume that I could at least upgrade to the i5-4590T as Dell advertises that as an option in other 3020's. But interested if there are other options.

A:Optiplex 3020 SFF Processor upgrade?

Hi Canyon226

Thanks for writing to us.
The system supports 
as tested  by Dell. 

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Does Optiplex 3020 support the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Is it possible to create a RAID-1 volume with IRST if a 2nd HDD is added?
If yes, is it compulsory to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch?

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Hello, I am a system administrator and I am going through the painful process of hunting down drivers for a manual reimage of a Dell Optiplex 3020. To be brief, the machine needs bare minimum of just about everything, can never go onto the Internet or even the corporate LAN. Can't seem to find the drivers for the following:
PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller

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First.. let me take this opportunity to tell you just how bad Dell support <profane>. I got in to chat. Told them I have updated 6 Optiplex 3020's to Windows 10 and all 6 are locking up. Dell's response? "Sorry we can't help you. Not our problem". What a great company with great support!
So that is the problem. There is obviously a problem with Windows 10 and the Optiplex 3010. Anyone else having this problem?

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I have a  power problem with dell PC OptiPlex 3020 service tag : 74TVD82
 yesterday when i was using it, It just turned off normally and didn't turn on again.
I upload video on youtube link as below
please advise 

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I have a 2014 optiplex 3020 mini tower.  When I turn it on the amber light flashes but does not stay on.  When the computer goes to sleep the light does not blink. anymore.  What can I do to correct this? The bios (12) is up to date and I have updated everything.

A:power light on optiplex 3020 goes off

dell optiplex 3020 core i3 net framework drivers windows 7 64 bit

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I installed a second optical drive on a OptiPlex 3020. The workstation then BSOD after booting up with the new install. Does anyone know if this is supported?

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Hi there,
Just looking for some help connecting Bluetooth speakers to the Optiplex 3020.
Hitting a few roadblocks.


A:Optiplex 3020, connecting Bluetooth speakers

Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
Optiplex 3020 doesn't come with any Bluetooth card pre-installed on the computer. May I know if you have installed any add-on Bluetooth card and installed the drivers? If yes, please provide us the model/manufacturer of the Bluetooth card to check the further options.  

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This kind of surprises me. Early in the Windows 10 game it was obvious there was (and still is) a big problem with the Intel Video Driver for Windows 10 32-bit. Dell has ignored the problem. The computer locks up tighter than a drum. Powering off is the only solution.
The fix is to install an older video driver but every time Microsoft comes out with an update the video drivers gets updated and puts it right back to where it starts locking up again.
This was a year ago and the problem still exists. I am kind of curious why this problem hasn't shown up here. Can anyone say they are running Windows 10 32-bit on a Optiplex 3020 and not locking up?


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We have a few OptiPlex 3020 small form desktops that need video cards to support three monitors under Windows 7. I did some research and found while there are cards some are posting that only two monitors are supported so I decided to post in this Dell forum to see if anyone knew of a card that would support three monitors or that it is true that it cannot be done. 

A:OptiPlex 3020 SFF Video Card For Three Monitors?

Here's one with four.

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Does anyone know if I can use standard ATX power supply with this computer It has 8pin + 4pin plugs and looks like it does't use standard connections. I want to replace the original SFF case and use a mini ATX one. If not possible can i use plug converter and in this case will I need converter for both 8 and 4 pin and where to find this.  

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 I'm of course looking for a inexpensive endoscopic camera possibly under $20. E-bay has a few listed but their system requirements read:
"System Requirement: Pentium Computer with 700MHz & Above, 20M HD Space CD ROM Driver, 128MB RAM, Direct X VGA Card"
Will that work on a OptiPlex 3020, Windows 10?
Or what should I be looking for in an endoscopic camera?  I'm wanting it  to use for coin collecting. Thanks

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Some help please as I want to install an SSD in my PC and use it in place of the existing HDD
Where and how should it be mechanically installed?
Besides the SSD what else will I need?
Do I need a caddy if so which one ?
Will the data cable be from the motherboard or the existing HDD?
Will the power be looped from the HDD power - if so which cable will I need?
Are slave and master settings needed?

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I'm wondering of the Optiplex 3020 can support an ultrawide monitor (2560x1080) via the display port.

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I've been given a computer in the following state:
- Hard drive was reformatted with a clean install of Windows 7 Pro (same as shipped) which is now showing as not activated.
- I was told that an OEM disc was used to reinstall Windows but it looks like a retail version might have been used instead along with what appears to be a generic key.
- I do not have recovery media and I don't see a COA label on this model.
The computer all original parts and it's my understanding that the activation key is BIOS based. Is there way to activate Windows on the spot without tracking down recovery media, backing everything up, and then reinstalling?
I apologize if I've missed any critical information. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

A:OptiPlex 3020: Windows 7 Clean Install - Failed Activation

You can reactivate with OEM SLP usng the ABR program and Dell cert files. Personally however I would perform a complete clean install because it looks like the person who clean installed Windows 7 Pro didn't know what they were doing... See here:

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This OptiPlex 3020 is encountering strange problem getting the Windows 10 v1607 or Anniversary update installed.  It looks fine in Update and Security as it finished initial install and prompt to "Restart".  The subsequent installation process after it's 1st reboot never get pass ...0%.  It is suggested that the latest OptiPlex drivers should be installed.  So I went to Support.Dell.com and allowed it to auto detect and install latest drivers and software.  Several Chipset update seems to have came down and installed without issue.  I didn't see any device drivers came down.  But the Windows 10 update still failed at "....0%" during the initial reboot.  According to Dell, OptiPlex 3020 is tested for Windows 10 v1607 Anniversary update.
1. Does anybody in this Forum know about this issue?
2. How else do I know if required drivers are installed?
Thank you and much appreciate your help.

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Hi. This 24pix MINI atx power connector is basically the same as normal ATX connector (bur smaller of course)? At the pin settings is different? Where I can buy 24pix ATX to 24 pin MINI atx adapter that will work with those boards? Thanks.

A:Dell OptiPlex 760 (GX760) SFF and Dell OptiPlex 780 (GX780) SFF mainboard power connector?

Moddiy makes this.
Dell 980 960 780 760 PSU 24-Pin to Mini 24-Pin Adapter Cable (10cm)http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-980-960-780-760-PSU-24%252dPin-to-Mini-24%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2810cm%29.html

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We just replaced the office computers with Dell 3020s except for mine which was going to be a 9020. After loading and network connection one of the 3020s sparked up and quit.

To keep the office going I swapped the 3020 HD with my uninstalled 9020 which went well. I contacted Dell and they sent a guy to replace the MB on the dead 3020 which now has the Win 7 (with Win 8 upgrade) HD.

I was going to restore the 3020 with the Win 8 restore cd which shipped with the 3020 so they all would be running Win 8 and call it a spare.

It wants a product key to load from the restore cd that shipped with the computer. Is that because the Win 8 key was in the BIOS of the old board or does it have something to do with the HD now having Win 7 from the other computer.

Would a complete format help or would I then have no OS?


A:Dell 3020 Reload 8.1 After MB Replacement and HD Swap

Windows 8 keys are embedded into the Bios - the replacement board does not have an embedded key and you need to contact Dell, again

Or you need to type in your upgrade key - if you have it..

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hello please help me. i want to install a gtx 970 graphic card on my dell inspiron 3020 i5 minitower.  please tell me will the gpu physically fit into the pc or i will have to change my case to a midtower? pleassse help also tell me that the power supply for this card is one 8 pin and one 6 pin power connector.what will i hae to do to provide it with this power  please helppp

A:Can i install a gtx 970 gpu in my Dell inspiron 3020 minitower i5

Check your model name--there is no Inspiron mini tower 3020--but there is an Optiplex microtower, minitower or a small form factor 3020. See the specs for the power supply--

It is not cost effective to upgrade the video these business computers. The psu is small and doesn't have the extra connectors for the card you mention. 

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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.


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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I'm running my dell optiplex 3020 with 2 monitors: one connected on the DVI port (with a DVi-HDMI transformer), the other with the VGA port.
Whenever i strat up or restart my PC, the PC is only detecting 1 monitor (the one connected through the VGA port). To have the PC detect the 2nd monitor i always need to unplug the cable and replug it: then it automatically is being detected and works perfect. Both monitors are always in stand-by modus (so should switch on automatically when the PC driving them is being started).
Howcome the system does not detect the 2nd monitor automatically and what do do about it ?


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We have a large number of our Dell 3020 and 3010 PC's that are experiencing BSOD.
No particular pattern.
Blue Screen shows the error code - 0x0000007F (0x801DE000,0x0(all 0's) x 2

Crash Dump -

System Information (local)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601Windows dir: C:\WindowsHardware: OptiPlex 3020, Dell Inc., 04YP6JCPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz Intel586, level: 62 logical processors, active mask: 3RAM: 3675045888 bytes total

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crash Dump Analysis--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump
Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Mon 14/03/2016 07:33:58 GMT your computer crashedcrash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmpThis was probably caused by the following module: ntkrpamp.exe (nt!Kei386EoiHelper+0x17D4) Bugcheck code: 0x7F (0x8, 0xFFFFFFFF807CB750, 0x0, 0x0)Error: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAPBug check description: This bug check indicates that the Intel CPU generated a trap and the kernel failed to catch this trap.A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: ntkrpamp.exe . Google query: ntkrpamp.exe UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

On Thu 10/03/2016 09:07:41 GMT your compu... Read more

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Hello all, we have some Optiplex 3040 Micros and have installed the Intel AC 8260 wireless card the same one listed on Dells build page. I have installed the drivers from the Dell downloads page and the OS Win10 64bit sees the hardware just fine. The problem is the wireless card although active does not see ANY wireless networks around it. I have the same issue on 3 new 3040's using 3 different cards. BIOS is updated to the latest 1.4.11.
Has any one used WLAN in the 3040 micro and if so what did it take to get it to work.

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Does anyone know the answer to the following for the optiplex 7040 micro?
I have been unable to find this in the documentation so far.
(1) can you have BOTH a 80mm M.2 device and a 2.5" hard drive at the same time?
(2) Can the 80mm M.2 device be a PCIe NVMe device?

Thank you very much...

A:Optiplex 7040 micro configuration questions

Just so you know...
I have a 7040M with a 2.5" hard drive in it, and also an M.2 NVMe drive.
It's fast. Stupidly fast...
I bought the NVMe drive third party, for what it was worth (and had to reinstall due to the stupid secure boot stuff going on!).
But it's screaming away on Windows 10...
(Think I took some pics of the interior if it's of any interest!)

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I found the Dell System Owner's Manuals on this page.  Is that mean the 7040 micro can support max 32GB memory?

A:Optiplex 7040 micro 32GB memory possible

HI Kychiu, 
Thanks for writing to us. 
The system supports max of 16gb (Dell tested). 
The link you provided is taking us to Dell 16gb memory and the compatible system list doesn't list optiplex 7040.

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Is there anyway to get the VGA Adapter Card (74IOVGA) for the 7040 Micro?

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Anyone else have a noise issue with the new 7040 micro form factors?
I got a new Micro 7040 last week and it came with a m2 pci-e boot drive, 8GB of DDR4 & I put a 2.5" evo 850 SSD in there too.  It's a super fast micro desktop ( gets a passmark score of 3000), but man is it noisy!!!! I've had to hide the desktop on the floor behind my desk to try and muffle the noise. 
2 issues combine to make working with this device a very unpleasant audible experience. 
1 - The FAN is so very quick to respond to any workload on the system. For example it whines much louder as soon as you do anything...like watch a video or even open a media heavy webpage.  As soon as you close the webpage, it gets noticeable quieter.
2 - The pitch of the FAN noise itself is noticeably unstable. More than any other PC fan I have heard. It has 'Whaaaaaa aaa' type noise..and the pitch is all over the place. it's very distracting.
The noise combined with the FAN spinning up and down faster and slower with almost every mouse click combines for a problem I think Dell should address. I may even open a support ticket. 

I was hoping other 7040 micro users would respond with their experiences. 

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What is correct part number for serial port needed for optiplex 3040 micro

A:How can i add serial port to optiplex 3040 micro

C4PDJ serial daughter card.

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I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

A:Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):
This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

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