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Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade

Q: Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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 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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I have an XPS 8700 desktop all stock bought a little over a year ago. Last night I turned it off when I went to bed. Today I turned it on and it will not go past the first dell loading screen. It freezes and I'm unable to press any buttons (F2, F12 etc) I put it a different hard drive to see if that was the problem but it still continued. HELP PLEASE??

A:Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, Freezes at dell loading screen unable to boot up.

Hi Mattmazz
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all the connectors and then hold down the power button for 15 secs, now remove the memory modules and put them back one by one and observe for any changes. 
If possible please try another set of memory modules. If there is a separate graphics card, remove that as well and try the onboard. 
Regards

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Everytime i use the Support.Dell.com web site to update my drivers , it makes the SAME 3 recommendations for updates regardless if i just Downloaded them and installed them. They are:
1) Intel Z87 Chipset driver
2) XPS-8700 Chipset driver
3) AMD Radeon 6xxx/7xxx/8xxx/R9 Desktop Graphics Driver

Please advise.

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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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Can anybody tell me what the is the fastest RAM supported on my XPS 8700?  Thanks.

A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM

Hi JWElder342
Thanks for writing to us.
This model has been tested on 1600MHz frequency by Dell.
Should you have any questions do give us a shout.
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
Regards

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EDIT: Rewritten for clarity
On Realtek ALC3861 Audio Driver (ver. 6.0.1.7525, A00) for Windows 10, there is no longer a button labeled "Show Meters" under Speakers/Headphones > Maxx Audio Pro in the bottom right corner (please see attached screenshot). This button in previous versions of the driver for Windows 7 opened a new window with sliders to balance front and back speakers in a surround sound setup.
What I did:
Updated my OS from 7 to 10 and updated the Realtek audio drivers accordingly - to the above mentioned version.
What I expected:
The "Show Meters" button would be present in the newest Realtek driver.
What really happened:
Upon upgrade to the newest driver, the "Show Meters" button disappeared.

I have reinstalled the newest driver multiple times with no avail and tried the driver from Windows 8.1 and the default driver from Realtek with worse affects (Dell Audio window is missing most elements/drop down options, etc)

If anyone would know how to address the issue, if this is intentional, or who to escalate this to, I would appreciate it.

A:Latest Version of Dell Audio is missing "Show Meters" button. (Windows 10, Dell XPS 8700)

I feel that I should be more observant. In Control Panel > Sound > Playback > Select the Realtek device > Properties > Levels there are the exact changes I need. I don't know why I didn't notice until now. Could explain why there was no "Show Meters" button in this release but I thought Windows 7 also had the same leveling and there was the leveling in Dell Audio as well.
I'm still going with a new sound card from Creative however, seen a super nice $70 one that looks awesome and seems to have features to match.

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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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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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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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My Machine, which is only about 6 months old, freezes up several times a day, for 20 to 30 seconds.  It is quite anoying.  The drive light comes on solid whilst the computer is frozen.

A:dell XPS 8700 freezing up

I would look in the windows event log, and run HDD diagnostics.
I would also back up anything that you might care about immediately.

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Good day everyone!
This is my first post to the forums, as I am a recent Dell convert - Dell monitors, a tower and speakers all make up my new workstation! One thing I wanted to do to improve performance from the get go was to use a solid state drive as a boot drive as well as some storage for some intensive games (like Flight Simulator) and for work. This is the drive I chose:
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-2-5-Inch-MZ-75E500B/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1473820312&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=samsung+850+evo+500gb

I did not, however, do as the installation had recommended by connecting it to the USB port with a SATA to USB converter because I had forgotten to buy one, and decided to forego that step and just install it straight in the case, using one of the spare hookups for power for the HDDs and plugging in the SATA cable to the motherboard. The SATA cable I had no issue with, but the cord for the power supply may not be fully plugged in (I heard a click, but the cord is a little short).
I went to go clone the drive with the included Samsung Magician/Data Migration tool and all went well, it only took about 4 minutes to clone the OS (nothing else is installed yet basically). I was hoping that the changes would have turned the SSD into a hard drive/boot drive, but when I turned it back on, the OS was still booting from the old C: drive.
I went inside device manager and the SSD shows, but it's not being recogniz... Read more

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Hello all!
I am looking at purchasing a new PC. I would like to be able to use 3 monitors for business (less so gaming) but do game on occasion. I need to be able to open Excel files with millions of rows of records without super long lag. Also have many windows and programs opened at once (used for business purposes)

This is a computer I'm looking at: Dell XPS 8700 and I can currently get it for $855 after coupon.
Below I will list the specs: (Any comments or help will be greatly appreciated)
XPS 8700
4th Generation IntelŽ Core? i7-4790 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
Dell KB213 Wired Multimedia Keyboard, US-English
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GTX 745 4GB DDR3
Dell SRV Software 1703
1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
XPS 8700, Black Chassis
Dell Laser Mouse
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0
US Power Cord
SERI Guide (ENG/FRN)
1 Year Enhanced Support
RDVD Structured in Addl SW
Module,Placemat,8700,Global
No Adobe Elements Software Requested
Dell.com Order
Non-EPA Ship Materials
GOOD1505_107/US/CA/BTO
Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials without Media
Document Reader Included
Dropbox, Digital Delivery, 20GB for 1 Year Promotion
Label Structured in Addl SW
CFI Not Included
Label Structured in Addl SW
No Office License Included
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A:ISO Comments on this rig: Dell XPS 8700

What is the current computer u have now? As far as business it does not take that much of a computer, and a new video card for it might do for the running of multiple monitors.
 

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 currently with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 745 and I want to upgrade it to a MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card. Is it compatible in terms of size, slots on the motherboard (Dell 0kwvt8), enough power? If it will require more power, what do you recommend for the minimum wattage needed and pls help m select a PSU for me that fits. Thanks a lot.

A:MSI GTX 1060 6GB for Dell XPS 8700 fit?

1) That card will physically fit
The size is identical to the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G which we have in one of our 8700s. The card takes two slots so remove the GT 745 and the PCI slot blank below it.
2) OEM PSU is sufficient, but if/when you want to upgrade there are several good choices. 
3) you MUST upgrade BIOS A10 (windoze 7/81) or A11 (Win10) or the display will black screen on boot. Do this before installing the new card.
4) you  need a dual six pin to single 8 pin PCIe adapter. These can be found on eBay. I'll post a link in a separate response as it might get flagged for moderation because of the eBay link.
5) you will likely need a longer SATA cable. a 16 inch straight-straight or straight-90 will work.
If you have a single HDD, I suggest moving it to position HD2 and completely removing the drive cage. It makes it much easier to get the card in as it is a snug fit. On this system I moved the SSD to the lower optical bay and have the HDD in HD2 position.
here is a picture of how snug things are. note that this 8700 has an aftermarket CPU cooler, updated case fan and an upgraded PSU along with the GTX 970
You can probably sell the GT 745 on eBay and net about $30 after selling fees and shipping.
after you install the new card, I suggest using DDU to remove all traces of the prior graphics card driver and then re-install the driver directly from nVidia. checkout www DOT wagnardsoft.com (replace the DOT) with a .

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 currently with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 745 and I want to upgrade it to a MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card.Is it compatible in terms of size, slots on the motherboard (Dell 0kwvt8), enough power?If it will require more power, what do you recommend for the minimum wattage needed and pls help m select a PSU for me that fits. Thanks a lot.

A:MSI GTX 1060 6GB for Dell XPS 8700 fit?

I replied in your other post.

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I plan to sort of rebuild my Dell XPS 8700 desktop... I would like a new case, new psu, and a new GPU and possibly a new cooler! I plan on getting these items

GPU: GTX 970 superclocked 4gb  
Case: Sentey® Bx1-4284 Plus Gaming Computer Case
PSU: Corsair CX750 750w PSU

The main thing that I am confused about is the case... I heard the motherboard may or may not fit the case properly, and I am in need of a better case, I need better cooling also due to my house being 80 degrees in the summertime... *** to *** huh? I don't feel like buying a new AC unit just to make sure my computer doesn't melt... 

So any help would be awesome, I am set on buying that PSU and GPU, but the Case is a different ball game for me... I know Dell doesn't recommend replacing cases... but I bought the computer so I want to do it! Thanks!

A:DELL XPS 8700 rebuild?

Bumping this. I believe others have moved the guts of the XPS 8700 into a new case. I would like to hear success stories. I'm thinking abou getting a Thermaltake V31.

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I have issue with this system 32gb from dell issue?
means this error showing
sata ssd on controller 0 port 5 incompatible

A:Dell Xps 8700 SSD issue?

* Reboot into the BIOS. Do all the drives show there?* Does the computer boot into windows and show all the drives?* Are you getting BSODs while in windows?* Did you download and reinstall the IRST driver?

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I have issue with this system 32gb from dell issue?
means this error showing
sata ssd on controller 0 port 5 incompatible

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I have varied the screen saver settings and find that the screen saver does not always come on, and if it does, it rarely ever triggers the computer to go into sleep mode as I desire it to.  It has gotten worse with the new windows 10 anniversary update.

Appreciate thoughts

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I am upgrading the spinning hdds with two ssds.
Rather than removing both old drives, I was wondering if I replaced one drive at a time letting the Raid 1 rebuild itself on the new ssd then removing the 2nd hdd and replacing it with the new ssd.
Will this work, or is it too clever by half, and thereby doomed to failure?

A:Raid 1 on Dell XPS 8700

I think it is doomed to failure :) Ok, just kidding.
Here's what I would do.
1) backup all data
2) revert the raid mirror.
- shutdown reboot, remove ( aka Disconnect) one HDD make sure the system is good on a single non-RAID HDD
3) clone the HDD to an SSD
- reboot disconnect both HDDs and verify the system works with just the SSD
4) re-enable RAID mirror
That said, I've stopped using RAID1.
I don't need the fault tolerance and instead make a clone of my boot SSD and keep that clone offline. this defends both a hardware failure to the SSD as well as a Borked windoze build which IMO is more likely than a hardware failure.
I clone the SSD to the HDD every month or two and then just power down the HDD and leave it in the case disconnected.
Note that this is just one piece of my backup strategy. I started to do this for all of my Win7 systems because of the time it takes to reinstall the OS including all the nagging updates is insanely long.
good luck !

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I'm considering installing an SSD on my desktop computer, and have read several places I need to set my BIOS to AHCI mode. I have no such mode listed in my BIOS. The only 2 options listed are LEGACY and UEFI. Is Legacy just Dell's description for AHCI? Can I just install using LEGACY? I can't seem to get any answers from the Dell forums. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit OS. I think the bios version is 8. If I use the LEGACY mode, will Trim still work? This will be a clone, not a fresh Windows install.
Thanks.

A:Installing SSD on Dell XPS 8700

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Nothing for ssd's is automatic in 7
If you get a Samsung ssd they have a utility that makes using an ssd easy though
It's called Samsung magician a separate download.

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What are the possible cpu coolers that you can install on the mobo dell xps 8700 motherboard without any fancy ghetto mounting. Just as if it was a normal motherboard?

A:CPU COOLER DELL XPS 8700

The XPS 8500, the precursor to the XPS 8700, has standard Socket 1155 spacing. Socket 1150 shares the spacing of the 1155, and thus I believe an aftermarket cooler should work.
A Cooler Master Vortex was a perfect fit on my XPS 8500 motherboard, and I assume the same would hold true for an XPS 8700. You will use optical drive-type screws to fasten the cooler to the board rather than the flimsy plastic push-pins.
Looking at an XPS 8700 mainboard on eBay, I can see a standard four-pin CPU fan header, just like that of the XPS 8500.

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Have a Dell XPS 8700 that I purchased in October of 2013.  The other day while my daughter was doing her homework the tower just shut down.  Will not power up at this time.  The green light on the back of the power supply is not illuminated.  The yellow "Aux Power" light inside of the case is on. 
When I press the reset button, next to green light, on the back of the power supply the light comes on the fans in the case operate an the optical drive powers on.  So, is it the power supply or is the motherboard kaput?  Or is there some waay to reset things?  Tried the "hold power button down for 25 sec" thing to no avail and also left it unplugged overnight.

A:Dell XPS 8700 No Power

Remove the CMOS battery located on the motherboard. Leave it out for a few seconds then put it back in. Try booting up the computer after. The green light on the power supply shuts off while the computer is not powered on. Since the light does turn on and things spin up when you press the test button your power supply should be fine. It could be your motherboard, before we know try resetting the CMOS battery like I mentioned above. Hope this helps!
-Brandon

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My XPS 8700 Freezes EVERYTIME after booting up, and once at the desktop screen. I have read these threads, unplugged everything, powered down, plugged in the basics, still freezes. I have reinstalled the os on the hard drive several times, but it kept freezing during install.
I bought a new hard drive, installed win 7 pro. It still freezes.
I have unplugged the wifi adapter on the mother board. It still freezes.
I have booted in safe mode - it works fine here, but i cannot update the bios from here. I did download it though. but Once i restart & it gets to the desktop and freezes so I cannot RUN the download.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME???

A:Dell XPS 8700 Freezes

Do you have a 32-GB SSD drive that's used as a cache for Windows?
Have you tried reseating RAM, PCI-e cards and cable connections and using some canned air to blow out the dust?
If PC works ok in Safe Mode, this probably isn't a BIOS issue and I would NOT update BIOS unless/until you get the system running stably or you could brick your motherboard.
Sounds more likely that you have a driver or software issue.  Do you have the latest chipsets (3), video drivers (both Intel HD Graphics and for your specific video card), and Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver, etc?  
Drivers for Win 7, 64-bit are here:
www.dell.com/.../advanced
Disable all non-essential software that isn't loaded in Safe Mode and see if that allows PC to boot ok in "normal' mode.

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We bought this pc for our developers because of the power. I configured it and gave it to our developer and he gave it back saying it freezes. I wiped the hard drive and reinstalled Win 7 pro. Everytime it boots up and gets to the desktop screen it freezes and stops. I have to power it down. That's as far as i get EVERYTIME I power it back on. I can't even get to dell support to download the bios. I went and bought a replacement Hard drive Same thing. I get booted up and tahhhhdahhhhh FREEZE! How in the world am I going to download the bios from another source say a jump drive if i can't get past the FREEZE screen?

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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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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

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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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 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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Is Dell Xps 8700 have "UASP" Mode? Because i am not gettimg more than 100 to 120mbps transfer rate of Samsung T5 SSD using this xps 8700 with usb 3.0 port and samsung asking are you have "UASP' Mode?

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Hello Dell community!
I was messing around with things and I ran GPU-Z and noticed that my GTX 1060 was Running at PCI-e x4 speeds instead of x16!

As you can see, the thing supports x16, but the card is only running at x4
Can someone help me fix this issue or at least tell me why this is happening?

A:Dell XPS 8700 GPU running at x4 Speeds

try running a load on the graphics card, and checking again.
spin up a quick run of Furmark or one of the Unigine tools like Valley or Heaven while GPU-Z is running and see what happens..
I can't remember, but GPU-Z might even have a stress button behind that question mark.pu

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I have seen some posts that answer this, but wanted some help as I a complete rookie here. The back of my Dell XPS 8700 looks like in the pictures below. I have one DVI, one VGA, 2 HDMI and 1 Display Port. 
How can I connect three Monitors to the system and which is the best way to connect the monitors. I have already enabled Multi-Display in the BIOS.
https://ibb.co/jVo3n5
https://ibb.co/hurZukhttps://ibb.co/h5jLZkhttps://ibb.co/nE99S5https://ibb.co/dzN7Ek

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I have a new Dell XPS 8700.  I had to reinstall the operating system and now the Network Controller and SM Bus Controllers need drivers.  In Device Manager, they appear with Yellow Triangles with Question Marks.  I have searched the net for drivers through Windows to no avail.  Any advice on how to clear this up?

A:Dell XPS 8700 Driving Me Nuts

Hi teacherdan,
It seems that the wireless and chipset drivers are missing. Click on this link http://dell.to/11iojrK -> type the service tag of the computer -> choose the operating system -> expand Chipset, download all the options listed. Then expand Network, download and install either Dell DW1703 or Intel 6235 WIFI driver.
Hope this helps.

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Since I upgraded to W10, the Audio Service and internet connection both keep crashing. Randomly.

My computer is the only one hard-wired to the router. We have others and none loses their signal. I made sure to try wi-fi on and off, no difference. Tried a different cable.

The Audio service crashing is much more annoying. It happens every 15 minutes. Everytime, I can restart the service like if nothing happened.

I tried to update drivers, disable / uninstall every listing in the Audio controllers (device manager). I have NVIDIA, Realtek and Logitec Webcam 500 High Definition Audio.

Audio service keeps crashing, no matter what.

A:My Dell XPS 8700 2014 is driving me nut

So far the culprit is *tadam*; Microsoft Security Center.

Now disabled and back with Avast.

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Hi i am interested in buying a new desktop pc from Dell with these following specs:-

Dell XPS 8700 - €1350 inc VAT
Intel? Core™ i7-4790 Processor (3.6Ghz 8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
16GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel
2TB SATA 3 Hard Drive (7200rpm)
256GB SSD Drive
16X DVD-RW Optical Drive
4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 745
Dell Wireless N1703 + Bluetooth 4.0
Dell Keyboard & Mouse
Windows 8.1 (64BIT)
Warranty 3 Years Parts & 1 Year Labour

What do you guys thing, is it really worth buying? i know the graphic card ain't much but the other specifications look quite good, Thanks.

A:Buying the Dell XPS 8700, Suggestions?

If or when you buy, make sure you order the Dell Recovery disk ('s).

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Recently, I changed a monitor from 2560x1440 to 2048x1920 and the X51 updated to Windows 10. Next, without any hardware changes, the XPS 8700 updated to Windows 10.
Aurora R1 is running Windows 7.x
Aurora R3 is running WIndows 7.x
What MS OS can the Aurora R1 support (2560x1440 display, updated GPU)
What MS OS can the Aurora R3 support (2560x1440 display)
Can either move to Windows 8.1.x? Or both?
Can either or both move to Windows 10.x?
What is significantly different between Win 8.1.x Pro and Win 10 Pro?

Thanks gurus!
Srosxi

A:DELL ALIENWARE AURORA R1, R3, X51, and XPS 8700

First there is a free upgrade from Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 Retail so there is absolutely zero point in purchasing a Windows 8.1 Retail license...
Windows 10 TH2 is essentially a fixed version of Windows 8.1 where Metro Apps work correctly as "Windows".
Almost any system shipped with Windows 7 can run Windows 10. As they are 2009 and 2011 models respectively Dell did not provide updated drivers for Windows 8.x or Windows 10 because they are all out of warranty. All the drivers should be inbuilt into Windows 10 TH2 or automatically obtained via Windows Update. Its advised to update your BIOS to the latest revision before proceeding.
A Clean Installation also in general performs better. See here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr
Both systems likely have a legacy (non-UEFI) BIOS so take that into account when making the Bootable USB. Although you may want to look at the BIOS settings for the 2011 model to see if there is UEFI support.

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Hello,
I would like to find out how to replace the dell xps 8700 motherboard replacement.
Thank you.

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