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XPS 8700 processor upgrade

Q: XPS 8700 processor upgrade

Can I upgrade my processor I have a Intel(R)core(tm)i7-4770 3.40GHZ 3.40GHZ if so what could I install? Thank You

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A: XPS 8700 processor upgrade

You are limited to the Haswell (4xxx) CPUs - there are a few that are slightly faster but it's not likely to be attractive from a price/performance standpoint.

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Hi,
My system came with a R9 270 which I want to replace with a Sapphire Dual X R9 R280x.
That card needs a 6pin and an 8pin connection and the manufacturer's site say a 500W PSU is advised.
So, I'm concerned that I get a new PSU that fits my case, has the right connectors for all the 8700 components, and is say north of 600W.
Could anyone point me in the right direction.
My system info is......
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
RAM 24GB
Thanks

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Hello, I have a question consisting on upgrading my graphics card in my Dell XPS 8700. Currently My Dell XPS 8700, has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745, and I was wondering if it was capable on upgrading to a  GTX 1060-3GB. And if so, do I need to change anything else like, the power supply? I'll list my computer specs below if that helps.

DELL XPS 8700 SPECS
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Model Number
XPS 8700


Product Name
Dell XPS 8700


Product Type
Desktop


Processor & Chipset


Processor Manufacturer
Intel


Processor Type
I7 4th Generation


Processor Model
I7-4790


Processor Speed
3.6 GHz


Maximum Turbo Speed
4.0 GHz


Processor Core
4 cores (Quad Core)


Cache
8 MB


Direct Media Interface
5 GT/s


64-bit Processing
Yes


Hyper-Threading
Yes


vPro Technology
No




Memory


Standard Memory
16 GB


Memory Technology
DDR3 


Memory Standard
DDR3-1600


Storage


Hard Drive Capacity
1 TB


Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA


Hard Drive RPM
7200


Optical Drive Type
DVD+/-RW


Optical Media Supported
DVD


Graphics


Graphics Controller Manufacturer
NVidia


Graphics Controller Model
GTX 745 4Gb


Graphics Memory Technology
DDR5 SDRAM


Graphics Memory Accessibility
Dedicated


Network & Communication


Wireless LAN
Yes


Ethernet Technology
Fast Ethernet


Interfaces/Ports


Display Port
1


HDMI Port
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Would this RAM work?
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx
G.SKILLSeriesRipjaws X SeriesModelF3-1600C9D-16GXM
Details
Capacity16GB (2 x 8GB)Type240-Pin DDR3 SDRAMSpeedDDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)CAS Latency9Timing9-9-9-24Voltage1.5VECCNoBuffered/RegisteredUnbufferedMulti-channel KitDual Channel Kit
Current config below...

Motherboard:
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0KWVT8 (CPU 1)Version A00Chipset Vendor IntelChipset Model HaswellChipset Revision 06Southbridge Vendor IntelSouthbridge Model Z87Southbridge Revision C1BIOSBrand Dell Inc.Version A11Date 7/9/2015VoltageCPU CORE 1.764 VDRAM 1.500 V+12V 12.240 V+5V 5.076 VVIN6 2.208 V+3.3V 3.312 VCMOS BATTERY 3.144 VPCI DataSlot PCI-ESlot Type PCI-ESlot Usage In UseData lanes x16Slot Designation PCIE1Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PMESlot Number 0
Slot PCI-ESlot Type PCI-ESlot Usage AvailableData lanes x1Slot Designation PCIE2Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PMESlot Number 1Slot PCI-ESlot Type PCI-ESlot Usage AvailableData lanes x1Slot Designation PCIE3Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PMESlot Number 2Slot PCI-ESlot Type PCI-ESlot Usage AvailableData lanes x1Slot Designation PCIE4Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PMESlot Number 3

RAMMemory slotsTotal memory slots 4Used memory slots 2Free memory slots 2MemoryType DDR3Size 8192 MBytesChannels # DualDRAM Frequency 798.1 MHzCAS# Latency (CL) 11 clocksRAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 11 clocksRAS# Precharge (tRP) 11 clocksCycle Time (tRAS) 28 clocksCommand Rate (CR) 1TPhysical MemoryMemory Usage 46 %Total Physical ... Read more

A:RAM upgrade XPS 8700

If you are planning on just adding another 16GB be advised mixing brands/types does not work many times.  I tried that on my home built desktop and with ASUS motherboard and an i7 6700K CPU.  I had some G Skill Ripsaws and some Corsair Dominator.  They wouldn't work together, either the G Skill only or the Corsair only worked OK.
FWIW, here is the Crucial listing of memory for the XPS 8700.  Crucial is guaranteed to work in Dell's but again I would advise against mixing memory, keep it all the same brand/type.
www.crucial.com/.../xps-8700

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Hi,  Can i install a Gigabyte gtx 970 in a Dell XPS 8700, changing the Power supply To 750w?
GPU is 312 mm long, is there available space inside the case?Which power supply can  i use?

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Hi, Can i install a Gigabyte gtx 970 in a Dell XPS 8700, changing the Power supply To 750w? GPU is 312 mm long, is there available space inside the case?Which power supply can i use?

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Hi everyone, I am newbie here. Recently I need to upgrade my ram on XPS8700. And I went to Best Buy and bought a "PNY - 2-Pack 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 DIMM Unbuffered Non-ECC Desktop Memory Kit". It does not work, computer can not power on with flashing orange lights.
So I went to Crucial website, it recommends me to use a DDR3L RAM. I saw all the DDR3Ls are for laptops. Could it be used in my desktop? And my current RAM is Hyundai. Could it be mixed with other brand like Crucial or Kingston?
My pc specs:
i7 4770
GTX 645
8GB RAM
Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 mobo
1TB HHD

A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade

Laptops first started using DDR3L which is why the market is flooded with it, however you just need to look for the desktop version for your computer.  If you go to crucial they should have an auto test that will detect the correct ram for your machine and give you the list of options you can pick from.  

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Like a lot of folks, I bought a new video card (GTX 960) only to find the PSU insufficient to boot up and run the machine.
I had a Rosewill 870W PSU but it's far too large for the XPS 8700 case, it bumps against the DVD/Blu Ray drive so I bought a new one. A Corsair 750. 
On the chance this is also too large, does anyone have recommendations for PSU upgrades?

A:Recommended PSU upgrade for XPS 8700?

The stock PSU is fine for a GTX 960.  Secure Boot must be OFF , Legacy CSM and option roms must be ON.  
And Bios must be at least version A10.
Dell XPS 8700 System BIOS update "A11", Fixes: , Enhancements: "Support Win10 OS."Dell XPS 8700 System BIOS update "A10", Fixes: "GTX900 Series Video Black Screen.", Enhancements: "Enhanced system usability."Dell XPS 8700 System BIOS update "A08", Fixes: , Enhancements: "Enhance USB3.0 capabilities."

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN284433/EN#How_to_update_USB_flash_drive

The A10 bios is here and on the XPS 8700 page here.* Download/Save the file to the windows desktop* Before running A10, I would install the prior Bios in order* Disconnect any external hard drives, keys, printer, scanner, etc. You only want the USB mouse, USB keyboard, LAN, monitor connected* Run the executable from Windows* Allow the system to complete the installation and restart automatically. Do not force a restart or power off===============================

NEW thread started to discuss XPS 8700 Nvidia GTX video card upgradesPlace holder for new thread to discuss XPS 8700 AMD video card upgrades===============================

We and Nvidia are looking into the issue, but understand, we only "test/validate" those video cards in my list. Our warranty does not cover non-OEM video cards NOT on our list. Ultimately,... Read more

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Hello,I'm interested in upgrading the memory on my XPS 8700 Special Edition.From what I read in the spec sheet the memory must be:Connectors: four internally-accessible DDR3L DIMM socketsType: unbuffered, Non-ECC, quad?channel DDR3Speed: up to 1600 MHzCapacities 4 GB and 8 GB Configurations supported 4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB and 32 GB Minimum: 4 GBMaximum: 32 GBWhat I'm looking at buying is:
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT4K8G3D1608ET3LX0

Cas Latency: 8
Voltage: 1.35V
Multi-channel Kit: Quad Channel Kit
Timing: 8-8-8-24
Model #: BLT4K8G3D1608ET3LX0
Item #: N82E16820148659
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
From what I can tell this matches the spec requirements. I'd like to max out what the board can take: 32 GB (8GB x 4) @ 1600 MHz. Can anyone confirm if this will be a good upgrade?

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I'm looking to upgrade my Dell XPS 8700's gpu (GTX 745) to an RX 470. Is the card compatible?
Card : www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

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I'm looking at upgrading my memory from 8 GB to 32 GB and was wondering if anyone knows if the Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM will work?

Thanks

A:XPS 8700 Memory Upgrade...

It's not what Kingston recommends for this model.  This is:
www.kingston.com/.../search

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Hello, 
so I want to upgrade my current CPU to a i7 7700K inside my XPS 8700, but I was wondering is it still possible and will work just fine? I haven't seen anyone do a 8700 upgrade with a i7 7700k, and was wondering if the mobo is even compatible with the 7700k. Haha I am a PCNewbie, and don't want to make any mistake. If not possible, shall I upgrade the motherboard? But however if it does work, will I need to upgrade my Dell 460w PSU? If so, can you link me any good models I should go for?
Also, I look to do some video editing/rendering, and is 12gb fine for that? 16 is what people say is good, however is it really a big difference?

Anyone wondering what model my XPS 8700 is, can't find the exact link or anything, but I know it had:
GT 635  (I upgraded to GTX 970)
i7 4770
12gb Ram

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Trying to buy step son a graphics card for his pc . However he doesn't have a clue apparently about what that pc is actually capable of using. He asked for nvida geforce 950 FTW.  Will someone please tell me if it's possible? His current card gt 720. It's a 6 pin we believe.

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Hi everyone, I am newbie here. Recently I need to upgrade my ram on XPS8700. And I went to Best Buy and bought a "PNY - 2-Pack 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 DIMM Unbuffered Non-ECC Desktop Memory Kit". It does not work, computer can not power on with flashing orange lights.
So I went to Crucial website, it recommends me to use a DDR3L RAM. I saw all the DDR3Ls are for laptops. Could it be used in my desktop? And my current RAM is Hyundai. Could it be mixed with other brand like Crucial or Kingston?
My pc specs:
i7 4770
GTX 645
8GB RAM
Dell Inc. 0KWVT8 mobo
1TB HHD

A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade or addition

Hi Estwr2014
Thanks for writing to us.
Please use this part# for an 8GB memory module :: 66GKY
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message.
You can mix different makes of modules
Regards

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Hi I have a Dell XPS 8700 i7

I do a lot of Drafting and Design in 3D. This tends to slow down the CPU
My question is will these 3 Upgrades work for me ?

Thanks for your Help

Dan Welch
< email address removed >


Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" SATA III SSD (WDS100T1B0A)

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 (ZT-P10510A-10L)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - Black

Designed for high-performance overclocking
Designed for great looks
Performance and Compatibility
Low-profile heat spreader design
Brand : Corsair
 

A:Dell XPS 8700 Upgrade Questions

I have a Dell XPS 8700 i7
My question is will these 3 Upgrades work for me ?
Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" SATA III SSD (WDS100T1B0A)
Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 (ZT-P10510A-10L)
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - BlackClick to expand...

According to its support site, the Dell XPS 8700 desktop supports a maximum of 32 GB(8 GB X 4) of DDR3-1600 RAM.
DDR4-2666 speed and 16 GB capacity modules won't work in it.

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Hello, I had a XPS 8700, an old model to be honest. It had a GT635 1GB and an i7 4770k, 8GB RAM etc.
So, I've asked before in a few websites, including here about upgrading. I've bought a GTX 1050 2gb, and only that. I still have the MoBo from Dell and the processor that came with the computer.
So, from the day I bought the video card I'm suffering from a problem which I believe that is hardware related, because I have already tested almost everything. The upgrade was a perfect hit, I'm running almost every new game on favorable settings and perfomance. But the real problem is, in every game, even on the games which don't require high hardware, I'm suffering from stutters, freezes that occurs all the time and have a duration of 1 to 2 seconds. They happen every 5 seconds of playtime, and I've asked in more than 3 websites since the two last months (when I upgraded the GPU.) 
I don't think the GPU is the problem as I've tested on another computer and didn't have any problems. So I think it is related to my computer. Last week I ran dell complete diagnostic program and it didn't find any problems. Nothing is overheating when I monitor the temps. CPU Usage is normal too. Memory isn't the problem either, so my last resort is to ask here, and I hope you guys can help me. I've always been satisfied with Dell, and they support for upgrades. So I hope we can solve this.

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Hello people.I'm not tech savvy.So I can't really know about that PCI 2.0 or 3.0 stuff, or what PSU W my computer has.All I know, is that even though I love it, and it's never failed me, it's falling a little short now for some stuff, for instance: gaming.So, I was thinking a video card upgrade was in order, before I actually get to the point where I have to just get a new CPU. Right now, I can't afford it, so video upgrade sounds like the best option.Anyway, everything in the box is factory original. I know it's an i5 and it has 8GB of ram. A 1 TB drive. And it's still running win 8.1 64bits (I'm not convinced yet about Win 10).If I go to a place like amazon, I get overwhelmed with video card options, and it's just impossible to know what will actually work.I have read stuff about PSU, and PCI, that's why I mentioned it, but honestly, I wouldn't know what actually works.I'm  hoping to find something under $200, with (hopefully) 4GB of ram? I edit video and do 3d from time to time, and as mentioned above, game.Most of my work is in Photoshop and other design apps.I run dual monitors, so a dual display card would be awesome, hopefully in the same type of analog or digital connection (for balanced color display purposes).So... any ideas? I'm being very specific, but I think that's a good thing, right?Anyway, thanks for any help! I'm hoping I can get at least one more year out of this GREAT computer!I found th... Read more

A:Video card upgrade for XPS 8700 i3

GT 740 is a lackluster card. two major generations back ( there was no 8xx series for desktop cards)
I suggest a GTX 1060, or possibly a GTX 1050 ti
The 1060 comes in 3GB and 6GB versions.
www.bhphotovideo DOT com/c/product/1275083-REG/msi_geforce_gtx_1060_gaming.html
www.bhphotovideo DOT com/c/product/1292076-REG/msi_gtx_1050_ti_gaming_x_4g_geforce_gtx_1050_ti.html
Both will work with the OEM power supply in the 8500.

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I'm looking to replace the GTX 745 in my desktop because it's complete *** for gaming. Will an RX 470 be compatible?
Card : www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

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can i upgrade my XPS 8700 with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 745 to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 such as the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB DDR5 mini ?

A:XPS 8700 graphic card upgrade

Hello!  You won't be able to use those cards unless you upgrade the power supply unit.  The PSU is generally around 430W stock.  You might be able to find a 1060 that falls within that parameter.  

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Hello all,
I am an owner of a brand new Dell XPS 8700 with an i7 4970 CPU.Out of the box this computer is pretty darn quick but I wanted just a bit more in a smaller form factor.I have a GTX 980 and an i7 4790k CPU from another machine and wanted to see if this machine would support the upgrade without gutting it.I also took a stab at adding an ASETEK 545LC (92mm) cooler to the mix to keep things in check.Last but not least, I also added a 250GB Samsung mSATA card. Early reports indicated you needed the extreme edition to see beyond 32GB cards (???)
I searched high and low on the interwebs and didnt get much in returns of success. 
So for those of you looking to squeeze a bit more out of your machines without upgrading PSU, motherboard...then I hope this helps. 
-Upgraded to i7 4790k (10% increase over the stock 4790)-GTX 980 (using stock 460w PSU)-Added 92mm liquid cooling (Asetek 545LC - $97 on ebay)-Replaced 92mm chassis fan with CoolerMaster 92mm 4-pin PWM fan.-Added 250GB mSATA drive.
Notes:
- Stress testing CPU returns temp of 68C.-CPU pump runs off the 3pin chassis fan header and the rear fan is driven from the 4pin CPU fan.-Upon putting the 4790k in, BIOS  (A11) now has a similar OC feature like alienware OC lvl 1, OC lvl2.
Photos below. Feel free to msg me with questions.

A:Attn: XPS 8700 Owners - Upgrade!!

Missing photo of GTX.

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So, i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows 10 Home from 8.1. What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at 100% and the laptop had been on the charger all day, plus the CPU temperature was normal. I went into event viewer to see if there was any ACPI error's listed and this came up.

The exact Error that's provided via Event Viewer: Collaborative processor power controls on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware. This message is provided for each of my Processor Cores

Unfortunately, there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus. Last one was pushed in October 2014. Very odd seeing as i got this new in December 2014.

I want to know if this is something serious, or if i should just ignore it. An error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me.

System Info:

Asustek N56JN-MH74 Notebook
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 4Core 8 Thread
Ram: 8GB (8075 MB)
Video: Intel Onboard 4600 1024 MB / Nvidia GeForce 840m
OS: Windows 10 Home Upgraded from Windows 8.1

So is there anything that i can do, or do i just have to wait for asus to publish a new Firmware Update, even though it's probably likely they won't. Thanks in advance guys.

A:Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

Intel? Driver Update Utility

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So, i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows 10 Home from 8.1. What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at 100% and the laptop had been on the charger all day, plus the CPU temperature was normal.

The exact Error that's provided via Event Viewer: Collaborative processor power controls on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware. This message is provided for each of my 8 Processor Cores

Unfortunately, there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus. Last one was pushed in October 2014. Very odd seeing as i got this new in December 2014.

I want to know if this is something serious, or if i should just ignore it. An error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me.

System Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb (NOTE: my laptop has an Nvidia GeForce 840m Chip as well, but it did not detect that for some reason)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381546 MB, Free - 260544 MB; D: Total - 550702 MB, Free - 543877 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., N56JN
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (Have not had time to get antiviral software yet)

So, is there anything i ca... Read more

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Tried to upgrade Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10. Everything worked except Bluetooth. The Intel 7260 AC/BT mini card shows up under USB devices as unknown device,. I've found many other threads of this problem but no solutions. Also, the "search" function in control panel never works either. Some type of language problem. That seems more windows 10 related but has anyone else gotten BT to work on an 8700 win 10 upgrade?

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Could someone give me some specific links, perferalby on amazon, to the RAM i'd need to upgrade my current machine Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktp, which has 16 in 4 slots (of course) to 32?
I'd like to do it as cheap as possible.
Thanks!
Nancy 

A:Which 32 RAM upgrade for Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK

nancygail
Could someone give me some specific links, perferalby on amazon, to the RAM i'd need to upgrade my current machine Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktp, which has 16 in 4 slots (of course) to 32?
I'd like to do it as cheap as possible.
Thanks!
Nancy 
nancygail
http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/14-2242/index.html?name=Memory-Finder#oufDS360hVJAAAD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F845P4509&cm_mmc=CNETFindMEMUS-_-9SIA2F845P4509-_-na-_-na
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=ct2k102464bd160b&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=91429747109&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9577659747743147828&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027686&hvtargid=kwd-192362093332&ref=pd_sl_18culcequ2_b
Bev.

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My son was planning to upgrade the GTX745 in his Dell XPS8700 to a new card. After checking online, we found that before installing the card we needed to upgrade the BIOS in the system from the current BIOS (A08) to a new BIOS (A11 for Win 10 systems). We ran the BIOS on the system from within Windows (removed all external connections except Keyboard and Mouse). The BIOS processed through the first few steps and then during the verify process the entire computer shuts down. Now, the computer will not POST at all. I will turn on and stay on for approximately 20 seconds before shutting down before starting the entire process over again. This computer has had zero issues for 2 years and now after installing Dell's BIOS upgrade the entire system is apparently fragged. 
I pull the RAM out of the system and I do get an alert so at least there is some function going on. I have pulled the Nvidia card out of the system and am trying to get a signal off the onboard HDMI port. When I turn on the system I do get an acknowledgment that the monitor knows there is a source there. The monitor wakes from sleep briefly before going back into standby when it does not receive an actual signal in a timely manner 
I know the chances of there being any fixes are slim but I thought I would check with the community and see if anyone has suggestions. I called Dell for kicks and after dealing with someone halfway around the world who obviously had no clue on how to help me, Dell told me t... Read more

A:Dell XPS 8700 does not post after BIOS upgrade

Try clearing BIOS:

Power off and unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Put everything back the way it was originally: reinstall OLD video card and reinstall all RAM
Check all cables and connections to make sure you didn't accidentally dislodge something when you removed the video card 
Reinstall motherboard battery (right-side-up!) - good time for fresh CR2032 battery, ~$2 at discount stores
Close up and see if it boots with only mouse, monitor (connected to add-in video card) and keyboard connected

If it fails to boot with everything the way it was, you'll likely need a new motherboard...
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I tripped across this video where a Cryorig H7 was added to an XPS 8900 and thought I'd share. I did not think it would fit, and the video shows an innovative way to work around the screws in the backing mount.

A:XPS 8700/8900 CPU cooler upgrade video

I want to also add ( and Mods, please delete if this is not OK) that the H7 is on sale for $30 at new egg, which is a heck of a deal. 
I ordered two and intend to upgrade the cpu cooler / fan in the two 8700s that are used for gaming.
I'll post some pics when they are installed.

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I have a XPS 8700 with a GTX 745M card and a D460AM-02 power supply.

I am looking to upgrade to a GTX 1060.
www.geforce.com/.../geforce-gtx-1060

Will I need to upgrade my power supply?
If so, can someone recommend a power supply that will work with XPS 8700 and the GTX 1060 card?
Thank you.

A:XPS 8700 Power and GPU Card Upgrade Question.

stock PSU will work. some 1060s have 8 pin PCI power and need an adapter. Some include the adapter from two six to one eight.

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Hello, I'm totally new to pretty much all of this, but I bought a Dell XPS 8700 Desktop with a AMD Radeon 7570 about 4 or 5 years ago and at the time didn't know anything about computers at all.
Since then however I've learned quite a bit about Hardware but I'm definitely a novice still, I've only ever upgraded a couple Laptop Hard Drives, nothing major like this.
I was wondering if anybody could give me some tips or Suggestions on what Graphics card I can or should use I could really use the help.
If it helps here's my Specs PDF
downloads.dell.com/.../xps-8700_reference guide_en-us.pdf

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 system that I need to upgrade the video to drive two 4K Dell monitors.  This is not a gaming system so I would like to keep the cost and power consumption down.  In addition, the ability to drive a third 4K monitor may become important in the future.
The cheapest solution to my problem seems to be the AMD FirePro W4100 2Gb Cards. Unfortunately, these cards are not specifically listed as compatible with the XPS 8700.
Questions:1. Is there any reason why these cards would not work in an XPS 8700?
2. There seems to be multiple versions of the same card being sold by Dell.  In some cases the difference seems to be the bracket height, but otherwise there seems to be no explanation for the price difference.
Any clue why these parts have such different prices, and why the kit versions are cheaper?  Which one would be best for me?
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bcvj  (FH brkt $149)
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bcho   (FH brkt kit $119)
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bcvw   (LP brkt $189)
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/490-bciy    (LP brkt kit $139)
Thanks in advance for the help

A:Dell XPS 8700 and AMD FirePro W4100 Upgrade

Since these are PCI-E 3.0 and DirectX 11 cards  the only issues I see would be SECURE BOOT must be OFF and LEGACY CSM must be ON.
https://www.amazon.com/ATI-FirePro-DisplayPorts-PCI-Express-100-505979/dp/B01DN05ZWQ
They may also require a Legacy Windows Driver.

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Hi I want to upgrade my Dell 8700 with this video card:

GTX 970 GAMING 4G Geforce GTX 970 Graphic Card

I have the stock PSU that came with the PC, I believe it is only 460 W
I have also have added an addition 3TB Hard Drive to the PC as well

Will my current PSU suffice? or do i need to upgrade my PSU as well? If so, any recommendations?

Thanks!

A:PSU Sufficient for Video Card Upgrade Dell 8700

I do think you will need another power supply. It has been reported that it is better to buy a power supply with a depth of around 5.9". Retail power supplies added to replace the Dell OEM 460w power supply =Seasonic X650 Gold 650wCorsair AX760 ATX 750w

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Hello. I'm using this computer in my office. It is an HP Touchsmart IQ526. It is an all-in-one computer. I originally came with windows vista. I've upgraded the HDD to an SSD, and it's currently running WIndows 10. I am trying to run some office hardware devices that use bluetooth usb adapter. The software for this particular wireless hardware device I am using was writeen for 64 bit computer systems.  My question is if I can upgrade this particular computer to a 64 bit processor. The hardware device wasn't working well with it, and I spent too much money on it to let my computer be the limiting factor.  Thank you for any help. I'll attach an image of everything on this PC, and a link to information on the original model. Thank you for any help. Shaun http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01619739













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A:Can I upgrade from 32 bit processor to 64bit processor?

Hi, That is true because you can look at the image which says 64x based processor Regards.

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I do not know which version of the Pavilion G6 I have but it has an AMD E2-3000M processor.Can I upgrade it to an Intel Core i7 processpr? If so, which ones are compatible?ThanksChris











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A:Processor Upgrade

ChrisO147 wrote:I do not know which version of the Pavilion G6 I have but it has an AMD E2-3000M processor.Can I upgrade it to an Intel Core i7 processpr? If so, which ones are compatible?ThanksChrisNo you can't go iNtel-AMD and iNtel do not swap. You have to buy a iNtel i7 laptop to get a iNtel CPU. And don't upgrade AMD they aren't worth upgrading.

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My notebook runs slowly and I wonder if it could be that the processor (Intel Core i3 CPU [email protected] MHz) is the problem.  If so, can it be upgraded and how expensive is it?

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Could you please suggest me the best upgrade for my laptop with processor and graphic card 

A:Which is the best processor upgrade

Here is the Service Manual: Manual You have the Pentium B950. The motherboard is only able to accept Pentium processors. See p. 19. The only "upgrade" you can do is to a slightly faster Pentium processor like the P6300. Not worth the effort in my opinion. The video is also limited by the motherboard. The video chip is soldered on. You have the Intel HD video and there is a motherboard with discrete video which would be somewhat better. If you were going to do that you might as well also get the motherboard that would accept an i5 processor. But the cost of the new motherboard and processor and heatsink would certainly exceed what you paid for that laptop. The CQ57 series was widely offered as a low-priced doorbuster special. You would be much better off with a new laptop.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I have a socket 7 motherboard with a 400 amd k6-2 I was wanting to know what is the fastest and best processor I can upgrade to maybe an amd k6-2 550 or a cyrix 700mhz or anything else
 

A:processor upgrade

Look at your board specs and if you don't have a manual, look it up online. I would say the fastes would be a 500 as your bords bus speed is probably only 66MHz and the multiplier will not go any highr than that. If it supports 7.5 to 1 then it should work for the 550.
 

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Can somebody give me a reference please?
My motherboard currently is a Gigabyte GA-7ZX Rev. 5.0, currently running with a AMD Duron Socket A 800MHz. I would like to upgrade the motherboard with a AMD XP 2400+, but does my motherboard support that? I tried to find the info from Gigabyte, but either they don't post that because the board isn't the newest, or I looked in the wrong places.
Can somebody help?
 

A:GA 7ZX Processor upgrade?

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My questions is bout upgrading the processor for my Compaq Presario CQ43. The current processor is AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.30 GHz and is there any possibality to upgrade for AMD A-12? 

A:Can I upgrade the Processor?

Hi, What is your Compaq Presario CQ43 ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Normally you can't upgrade processor for AMD APU alone specially the  for the AMD E-300 APU. Please read: TypeCPU / MicroprocessorMarket segmentMobileFamilyAMD E-SeriesModel numberE-300CPU part numberEME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorFrequency1300 MHzClock multiplier6.5Package413-ball lidless micro-BGA (FT1)SocketBGA413Size0.75" x 0.75" / 1.9cm x 1.9cm This processor is soldered on a motherboard therefore upgrading or replacing CPU means buying new motherboard or new machine. Regards,

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i have a toshiba satellite L500D and i currently have an AMD Sempron M100 2ghz and it is really slow. i am wanting to upgrade to an AMD Turion II Ultra M600 TMM600DBO23GQ and i am fairly certain it is compatible but i dont really know. is there any reason why this would not work?
 

A:processor upgrade

It's almost always a bad idea to upgrade the processor in a laptop. The motherboards aren't "standard", they have to be completely torn apart which introduces all kinds of potential problems, and excessive heat is likely to be an issue with a more powerful processor.
 

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I bought a used laptop and would like to upgrade the cpu, and was wondering what were my options.It is a Compaq Presario CQ57-212NR LW443UA#ABA. currently holds an AMD  C-50 1Ghz processor.

A:what processor can I upgrade too?

According to what I see in the Maintenencve & Service guide, replacing the systemboard is the only means of upgrading the processor. The AMD processor is a BGA type and is soldered onto the systemboard  with the chipset. Your notebook is non upgradeable, in terms of the AMD processor.   

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Hi All,

I have a HP computer, which I want to upgrade the processor in. The model of the HP is an a6220a Desktop, specifications for it can be found here:

https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc...4519/loc:3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3598529

According to HP documentation I can upgrade as far as an Intel E4300, however my friend has just given me an E4400, the irony!!! Here is a link to the processor capabilities of my HP:

https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237572&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c01174519/en_us/c01237572/loc:1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3598529

The processor is the right socket type, however there is a chance that the motherboard BIOS will not support the instruction set of the E4400!

I noticed that the motherboard is an ECS 945GCT-HM (Livermore8), and for all intents and purposes it looks like an ECS 945GCT-M (V1.0) - the only exception being that the "-M" has beth an AGP and a PCIe Slot!

Would it be possilbe to use a BIOS upgrade from the ECS website if my HP struggles when I install the E4400?

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=727&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=16&LanID=8

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Want to upgrade the processor in my HP

Not worth the effort.

Only an HP BIOS would be suggested. And even though HP is using MB's manufactured by another vendor, that vendor (ECS in this case) won't support the motherboard and their standard BIOS's likely won't install or it will install and brick the motherboard. In most cases, (BIOS, firmware, etc.) the installer will check for valid hardware. As the motherboard is a "HP" MB, the installer will likely just spit out an error like "hardware not supported".

Feel free to experiment and try to get it to work. But you aren't the only one that has had these type of thoughts and it's not often that I've seen a success story.

I'd suggest a motherboard and cpu upgrade.
 

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hello, right now I have Intel core 2 Duo CPU T7500which other better processors supported the "compag 6910p" ?

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I am looking to upgrade my slow computer to something a little faster. I want to change the processor if that is all I can get away with. This is what I have:
My Computer is a Gateway g6-350 the motherboard is a MBD PII/BX TB W/AUD R1 and here is a link for that if you are curious: http://www.gateway.com/support/techdocs/references/motherboard/4m4pb0x1/4m4pb0x12.shtml

And I went to a upgrade site (www.evergreennow.com) to look at processor upgrade chips and was totally lost to what to get. All help is appreciated, Thank You.
 

A:Processor Upgrade Help

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 B24 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 368 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (86 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3047h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated
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In the above description, it says I have 2 processors.
1. If it's a dual core, then can it be upgraded to a quad core (or more)?
2. If so, then how can I find out what processor will be compatible with my computer?

I'm looking to boost my computer to better handle websites that run a lot of ads. I'm tired of hang ups. I assume a bigger processor will be much better at running those... like facebook, forums, etc. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I have a 433i e-machine with many upgrades. I was wanting to upgrade the 433 celeron is 533 the fatest I can put in or can I go up to 900 both are socket 370. I have done some research and the motherboard I have is TriGem Computer, Inc. COMO3 1.00. Can anybody help me out, please.
 

A:processor upgrade

Can't find much but apparently you have an 440lx chipset. That chipset is not coppermine compatible so I don't believe you can upgrade that high. Also you motherboard was built to support 66mhz front side bus, I beleive the 900 is a 100mhz front side bus. 533 maybe as high as you can go.
 

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My laptop type is dell inspiron 14 3421 celeron 1007u 1.5gHz socket BGA1023 ..... I'll dicided to upgrade my processor to core i3 ..... but I don't know about the processor type..... my question is, what type processor the same with my socket???

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