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Graphics Card Compatability with XPS 8700

Q: Graphics Card Compatability with XPS 8700

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to make my 8700 desktop VR ready and need to upgrade the graphics card to do so. I was wondering what VR capable cards would work with my existing system. It looks like the Nvidia GTX 1050 ti would work fine, but the VR hardware recommends the 1060, which needs an 8-pin PCI-E power connector. Does anyone know if the 8700 has this, or maybe a 6-pin connector instead? If not, can anyone recommend a good alternative VR ready graphics card? I'm looking at EVGA products for everything mentioned above.

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Hey all!  I've been looking to update the graphics card on my Dell XPS 8700 from a GTX 645 to a GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia graphics card.   Everything I looked at says it checks out:
-PCIE x16 card compatible with  PCI- Express x16 card slot
- 1.5 Width (Dual Slot Width) x 5.7 Length x 4.38 Height graphics card should fit in PC (original dimensions for the GTX 645 are 4.376 Height, 5.7 Length, Single Slot width).   Only problem I can see here is the width for the 1050 is dual slot while the original has a single slot width.  However, there should be enough space right?  
- 75W power draw with a 460W PSU.   Here is another (unlikely) potential problem.  I have no idea how much power everything else is drawing so I don't know how much spare power I have.   However, seeing as the 645 has a max power draw of 65 W, I think I'm fine since that's only a 10 W difference
Does anybody see any problems with my logic/anything that I'm missing?  Thanks all and have a great day.   

A:Upgrading Dell XPS 8700 with EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Sc Graphics Card Card

you MUST upgrade BIOS to A10 for Win7/81 or A11 for Win10 for GTX 9x0 or higher and all GTX 10x0 cards as well.
What software are you running? If gaming at 1920x1080 resolution a GTX 1060 is perhaps the "best' option for an XPS 8700. The 8700 will easily fit a dual width card and the 1060 is the right mix of lots of graphics card, but it doesn't need a ton of power to run it.
The motherboard provides up to 75W via the PCIe slot, and extra power comes from the two six pin PCIe power connectors if the card needs more power.
Some GTX 1060 cards need a single 8 pin connector and the solution is a very low cost adapter ( $ 8.00 on eBay)

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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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Hello All,
I recently upgraded my graphics card from the GTX 745 to a GTX 1060.  I did my research and have found many others who have made this upgrade successfully.  But now that it's in, the computer tries to start up and beeps twice, which is a dell code for a RAM issue.  I have four sticks of RAM, 32g total.
Things I have tried and still got the same 2-beep result:
-Re-seating all of the RAM
-Removed all of the RAM and the graphics card
-Putting only one stick of RAM in the first slot
-Pulling out the small silver watch battery on the mother board and placing in back in after a few minutes

-Things I have not done:
-Update BIOS
-Re-insert old card

Any ideas or suggestions?  I'm avoiding the conclusion of a mother board failure just yet.  I was in a low static area with a grounding bracelet.  

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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 would like to share this thread with my own question if alright?  I have a P6210Y http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01859864 . I have added a 400W PS with a 6 pin connector. I also now have 8GB ram. I have added in the past a Galaxy Gforce 550ti  Single slot card. I would like to update to a EVGA GTX 1060  3gb dual slot card. It seems to meet all specs. I am just worried about it hitting the heatsink on the mother board (M2N78-LA). The Heatsink is located pretty close to the PCIe slot. It is slightly higher than the slot.

A:Re: Graphics card compatability

 I will actually have to say that it won't fit. Keep your money in your pocket and search for one that is shorter than 9.6".    The Violet motherboard is 9.6" x  9.6"    See the form factor on the following HP web documenthttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01635734 The EVGA GTX 1060  3gb card video card is 10.5" long and 4.376" high.  See the dimensions for the video card on the following  EVGA web document. http://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=45FDE092-800A-4D18-BC15-07C5FA480EAC

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Hello everyone. I am getting ready to build a new pc and i am worried about my graphics card that i already own working with the configuration that i have planned and would rather not waver from. My case is a Antec Nine Hundred (already have), my graphics card is a Sapphire x1950 GT (already have). The rest of the plan is as follows.
Power Supply= Antec TruePower Trio 650
Motherboard= EVGA nForce 680i SLI
CPU= Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Memory= 1GB Corsair TwinX DDR2/800

Haven't decided on my hard or optical drives yet. Shouldn't make much bearing on my problem. I'm pretty sure my card will work but what i'm worried about is when i decide to get a second x1950 to run a crossfire configuration. If the setup looks familiar it is. It was in a mag which will remain nameless. I was happy with the benchmarks and price range.
If i will not run into problems please let me know so I won't loose any more sleep. If problems will occure please help with a solution that will give me close to what i'm shooting for. I will be overclocking. I would like to overclock the cpu from the stock 1.86 to 3. Someone please help. I need sleep.

A:Graphics Card Compatability?

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Can someone tell me whether I can use my old Asus GTS 250 graphics card 1024MB DDR3 in my new build with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard (1156 Intel P55).???



A:Graphics card compatability

Most likely yes. It's a PCI-Express card and the motherboard has PCI-Express.

The video card also requires a minimum 450 watt power supply: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gts_250_us.html

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Hey hopping someone can help me out here.

i am looking to buy a new graphics card as my present one is long overdue to be replaced. I had my computer custom built by someone so to that extent he said it should be upgradeable. the problem ive run into is i basically have no idea on which graphics card would be compatable with my computer.
A few basic things i know about it:

it has a Gigabyte motherboard. model name : GA-8IPE1000 Pro G
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...&ProductID=1759&ProductName=GA-8IPE1000 Pro-G (the link for motherboard website-has more info about it)
1Gb ram
pentium 4 2.8hz
windows xp profesional
120gb HD
SB Audio A000

other than that im not too sure.

IF you have any other questions i will try to find out as best i can.
im looking to spend around 200 but can go a bit higher or lower depending on what is best. thanks for the help in advance

A:New graphics card compatability

You should have an AGP video slot on that MB. Not too long ago I upgraded an AGP based system I have with an EVGA 7800GS AGP card. Not sure what might be the best option these days, but I'm sure you'll get some opinions.

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Nvidia Geforce4 TI4200 64MB AGP Video Card
Nvidia Geforce4 TI4200 64MB AGP Video Card
Hi there i am looking to upgrade my graphics card for my pc, and i have a hp pavilion 734n pc with an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 graphics card with a 4x AGP plug in slot and was wondering before i buy a NVIDIA GeForce4 Tl4200 64mb AGP video card with an 8x AGP slot if it would work in my pc.. i have been looking online and even called hp and none could help me so if you can that would be greatly appreciated.

A:graphics card compatability


Some may work but hard to say.....but the power-supply maybe the problem as it might not have enough power to run it.

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I have an XPS 8500 and it came stock, but I just changed the memory from 8 to 24GB, I'm a photographer and a gamer sometimes. I was wondering if anybody knew of a good graphics card that would go well with my system?

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hey i have a geforce 8400 gs graphics card.i know a ball of crap probably i am getting a new radeon during the summer anyways i have a motherboard with an internal graphics card and it doesnt know that the graphics card is in when in its in.i think that like half a notch of gold is taken off of the graphics card too so either theres a problem between the nvidia and the ati internal or the card needs a bit of gold added.if you know which one then tell me and if you know off a way to add the gold without having to throw out the card please tell me.

A:graphics card compatability problems

There is a way of repairing this gold contact properly. But it requires special circuit plating equipment and a cyanide based plating solution. Costing more than $2000 USD just for the proper equipment. Also training is involved. so I would bet that is out here. You might get away if you can get your hand on a circuit trace repair kit and a soldering iron. THe trace repair would be first attached to the circuit board material and the remainder of the gold trace then soldered for continuity. But having just priced one of these kits with out the appropriate soldering iron, it comes to $179.00 US for the kit.

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I'd like to find a graphics card that is compatable with my system. Right now i have an AMD HD 7670. 

A:hp-1330z graphics card compatability

@River2626?, welcome to the forum. There are some things to consider when choosing a video card.  The newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  There is no way to upgrade the motherboard to UEFI.  The last cards that didn't require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.  MSI does make a card that switches between Legacy and UEFI.  You could contact their Tech Support to see which card that they recommend for your computer.  This is the best way to know.  It will assure that you won't have to return a card that doesn't work. You had to choose the power supply unit (PSU) from three choices: 300W, 460W or 600W.  The 460W and 600W would be good for most newer cards, but if you chose the 300W PSU, it would have to be upgraded. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I have a Precision 690 system with an OMY171 motherboard and dual x5355 CPUs. I understand this system is well out of warranty, but for any Dell techs here that means feel free to respond with info other than official documentation--in fact, nobody quote the official documentation as I've already proven it outdated and obsolete by using a 1gb Firepro v4800 GPU in the system and having it work while official documentation says that cards with over 512 mb RAM are not supported. Only respond if you have personal experience with this situation or if you can demonstrate concrete hardware incompatibilities that would make this impossible. 
Cut to the chase: I'm looking to use a Tahiti LE based HD 7870 GPU in my system. The exact card is a Powercolor PCS HD 7870 2gb. I understand that it would only be running at PCIe 2.0 x8, however rigorous tests have shown no real performance loss with even the prior GTX Titan in SLI when using PCIe x8. 
Will this work, and if not then why do you say that? 
If you've used any card above an AMD based on Tahiti or newer or even an Nvidia based on Maxwell or newer with this system, do tell!
Thanks in advance for any help.

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I currently have an Acer Predator G5900 and I am trying to upgrade the graphics card, would I be able to use this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-GeFor...1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1351171234&sr=1-2 with the current system and a VGA monitor?


A:Solved: Graphics card compatability

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I'm wondering if my computer is compatible with the graphics card Nvidia gtx 580
my computer is an acer aspire 5750G
if you need any more details just ask please help, sorry I'm not very good with graphics cards

A:Solved: Graphics card compatability

As far as I can tell the Acer Aspire 5750G (and there are several different models of 5750G) is a laptop, so the simple answer would be no, it isn't compatible. The majority if laptops can not have the graphics card changed.

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Okay, so I'm buying a new pre-built Desktop PC:

I'd like to know if my current Graphics Card:

and Power Supply:

Would be compatible with this new PC(Essentially I'm pretty sure they are, but Will they fit?)
Thank you for any information you can provide

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I have a Precision 690 system with an OMY171 motherboard and dual x5355 CPUs. I understand this system is well out of warranty, but for any Dell techs here that means feel free to respond with info other than official documentation--in fact, nobody quote the official documentation as I've already proven it outdated and obsolete by using a 1gb Firepro v4800 GPU in the system and having it work while official documentation says that cards with over 512 mb RAM are not supported. Only respond if you have personal experience with this situation or if you can demonstrate concrete hardware incompatibilities that would make this impossible. 
Cut to the chase: I'm looking to use a Tahiti LE based HD 7870 GPU in my system. The exact card is a Powercolor PCS HD 7870 2gb. I understand that it would only be running at PCIe 2.0 x8, however rigorous tests have shown no real performance loss with even the prior GTX Titan in SLI when using PCIe x8. 
Will this work, and if not then why do you say that? 
If you've used any card above an AMD based on Tahiti or newer or even an Nvidia based on Maxwell or newer with this system, do tell!
Thanks in advance for any help.

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Do i need to worry about compatability when looking to buy a graphics card for my PC?
or is it a one size fits all thing?

A:Upgrading: Graphics card, compatability?

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I have a M91P-4512 with latest bios. I have installed a Radeon HD5450 which seems to prevent the PC booting (with no error bleeps or anything). I have changed the bios video option (Auto, PCI, PEG). It works fine in other PC's.If you guys can advise on a fix that would be great!I am also happy to buy a  cheap replacement half-height card that has an HDMI output. Please advise what works. Thanks in advance!

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I have a second PC with an older motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-6WMM7 (1Gz Celeron + 512mb SDRAM - these are the max poss for this system) which has 4mb of on-board graphics. I'd like to juice the graphics capabilities up a bit for what I use it for as it struggles playing media. The graphics card expansion slot is an ISA one and the compatable cards are typically only about 2mb or 4mb. Therefore I was thinking about using a PCI graphics card, 64mb or 128mb. Before I purchase a PCI graphics card are there any compatability issues I should be aware of? Like a reason why I can't buy a modern PCI graphics card. I've included a bit more of a spec on the motherboard below.
Your help, as always, is greatfully appreciated.

The Gigabyte GA-6WMM7
Intel 810 socket 370 motherboard


Based on the Intel 810 AGPset, the new Gigabyte GA-6WMM7 socket 370 motherboard uses a PV1.1 onboard 2D/3D graphic card (4Mb display cache) as well as an onboard optional Yamaha 744 PCI sound card. Contrarily to many other i810 boards, the GA-6WMM7 has 1 ISA expansion slot. A DFP (Digital Flat Panel) connector is also available as an option on this motherboard. Some other very interesting features such as Auto Speed Down and CPU temperature overheating and fan failures monitoring are also supported on this motherboard. But, one of the most interesting feature of this motherboard is the DUAL BIOS feature as recently developed for the slot 1 GA-BX2000 motherboard. With th... Read more

A:Motherboard and PCI graphics card compatability

i have never had any problems with PCI graphics cards and older mobos, that is what my parents have on their computer.

Its cool that your computer has the ISA slot, definitly don't see those alot.

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Hello, I just bought a Radeon HD 4650 card and when I installed it, the sound card, which is a Realtek HD audio driver (built in with the motherboard). And after the installation, the sound card no longer shows up anywhere. Its now using the radeon as the default sound source, but I have 5.1 speakers and not 7.1 (the radeon has 7.1 outputs) so that's not an alternative. I was just wondering how i can reconnect the sound card so the computer reads and is functional with it. Tips and advice would be much appreciated as the computer is a lot less fun without sound.

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I have bought a new graphics card, a x850 xt. Although the website i purchased it from made no mention of it being crossfire it appears that it is. I'am wondering whether this will work in my non-crossfire motherboard, Asus P5B.

I'm unsure as to whether you can run a crossfire card but not in crossfire mode, ona normal motherboard.

Thanks for help.

A:Crossfire Graphics card compatability issue

Yes you can run this card in a non crossfire board. Crossfire is just for "linking" 2 cards on boards that support it but your not required to have a crossfire board. The only thing is if you don't have a crossfire board you can't expect to go and buy another video card and just plop it in your machine you have to upgrade the MB.

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I got my XPS in 2014 and my service warranty finished in Jan 2015 before I installed Windows 10. So ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 I started having problems with by XPS 8700. Now I don't have any warranty. I thought once they released a BIOS update it would get better and it did for a while unfortunately within the past few months I have noticed two big issues.

1) Upon starting and restarting my computer my monitor does not end up receiving the signal from the pc and remains dark.
- I check that this is not an issue with the monitor by testing it with other pcs
- I checked in Device Manager and there was an Yellow Alert Next to Display Adapters/ NVIDIA GeForce GT 635
- Upon clicking on it showed me this: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

This unfortunately is not the only problem related to the graphics card.

2) My Sleep Mode has disappeared (It's related to Graphics and BIOS).
-  I have tried the to go in power setting to add it but it was not even listed.
-  I went into Command Prompt and looked up powercfg.exe This is what I found out:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -a
The following sleep states are available on this system:
Fast Startup

The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S1)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
An  internal system component has disabled this standby state.
Standby (S2)
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A:Please Help Fix Code 43 for Graphics Card Error For XPS 8700 (Along with Sleep/Standby Mode Disappearance) (Windows 10)

Did you get the windows 10 drivers from Dell? XPS 8700 is approved for windows 10 and Dell has provided win 10 drivers at Dell Support, Downloads and Drivers. Allow it to scan the computer and install the necessary drivers. Worked very well for my 8700. 

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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)

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The CPU I am talking about, is the AMD FX6300 on my Asus M5A78L- M LE board. ATI 3000 graphics onboard.

In my "Bits Boxes", I have several older graphics cards: 2x Gigabyte HD4350 (one with 512Mb, one has 1GB.) 1x Asus AMD 6770 and 1x Sapphire 4850. My questions being, (a) are any or all of these cards compatible with the CPU? (b) would it be worth installing one of them? The simple board has only one PCI - E slot, so anything along the Crossfire lines, is out and I don't want anything complex, I am not a Gamer, but I do have a TV card, which does not work as well without the 6770 that was in my previous (dead) board. The picture is not as sharp and I use the TV card to watch stuff which my missus does not like.

I would appreciate any advice. If another card is recommended, please keep in mind that this must be at a budget price, as I intend to sell this desktop in a few months and buy a laptop as a desktop replacement.

Thanks everyone.

A:CPU graphics compatability

All of your cards would be compatible with the CPU, so no worries there.

I would install the 6770, as its the most capable card of the lot, and you can still get drivers for it from AMD.

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Will a mainboard that supports DDR type memory, support a graphics card with DDR2 ?

A:graphics memory compatability

I would like to know the answer to this question also.

Does a motherboard that supports DDR2 memory support a graphics card with DDR3 memory?

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I have a mid-2013 model XPS 8700 desktop, It came with an internal wifi card which the system configuration describes as:

In my house, I have a wifi router which has both 2G and 5G wifi networks. I've noticed that this desktop will only connect to the 2G network. Other equipment in the same room as the desktop will happily connect to the 5G network.

Which leads to two questions:

1/ Is it a known restriction that this card will only connect to 2G networks?
2/ Is there a replacement card that I can by which will connect to the 5G network?

If it's useful, the system is running Fedora 25.



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I want to upgrade my graphic card and I want to know if palit geforce gtx 1060 dual 6gb gddr5 would work with my xps 8700 with 12 gb ram, 460W power supply and a i7 4770 3.4 ghz.
Thanks anyway.

A:Graphic card for xps 8700

Hi sheleftavor,Thanks for posting.According to their website it only needs a 400w PSU (power supply unit). So yes, it will work on the XPS 8700. http://dell.to/2vFf2ki

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Is it capable of reading/writing to SDXC 64gb or larger SDXC?

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Hi, I am currently trying to upgrade my gt 720 graphics card, I don't know if I should get a gtx 1050 or 1060, I plan to use this for gaming.  My price limit is 200-250. I currently use an XPS 8700 desktop, I don't know if it'll fit or not and what parts I need to buy extra. These are my specs as follow,processor: i7 4790 3.6 GHz
graphics card: gt 720 
storage: HDD 1 TB
ram: 24 GB

So my questions are, do I need to buy a different PSU, does it fit in my case, and if it does, how do I install it? I would also enjoy if I could get advice on where to buy them and where it'd be cheaper.

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I have replaced the card driver and cable for this system and reinstalled the software. Still does not work. The only place I can find in the Device Manager that mentions the card driver is under the USB connections. I would appreciate if someone with a working driver could tell me if there is another Realtek entry.

A:Card Reader XPS 8700

Thanks for reaching out to us.
Please uninstall all the USB Root Hub including the Realtek and reinstall again. 
Please PM us the system tag# and the part number of card reader that's replaced.

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I currently have Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Sound Card installed in the second PCIe x1 below the graphic card PCIe x16 slot.My question is after reading a thread on this forum that explains that the PCIe x4 is only wired to perform as an X1 slot, can I switch the sound card to that slot even though the slot is longer than the other two PCIe x1 slots?Here's the thread I'm referring to... en.community.dell.com/.../20661808


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I have a one month old XPS 8700 which is upgraded to Win 8.1 (64bit).  I tried to use the card reader for the first time yesterday with no success.  No indication upon inserting a valid SD card(tried 2), nothing in File Explorer .  No obvious entry in the Device Manager indicating the existence of the device.  No HW in the device manager indicating any HW issues.  Any thoughts other than opening up the box to see if it's connected?   Bailey05

A:XPS 8700 Media Card Reader Does not appear anywhere

Had the same issue with xps8700, win8.1.  Called Dell.  Was told to shut down, unplug machine, hold power button for 15 sec, then restart.  Worked like a charm!  Was told it is due to static charge on card reader.  Don't know whether that's true, but the fix worked!! Easy!

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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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Has anyone else had an issue where the SD card reader on their desktop tower works for several insertions of and SD card and then fails?
The only method I have found for getting it working again is to shutdown and boot up the machine. A reboot does not work, which leads me to think that the XPS 8700 does a warm reboot (I thought that was gone in modern PCs).

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I read elsewhere about the incompatibility between a Dell XPS 8500 and an eSATA PCIe 1X card that the user had installed.  The user said that the card was not recognised by the Device Manager and was thus rendered inoperable.  I do not recall the problem being resolved.
Of course, I only read about this problem when I too experienced the same problem on my XPS 8700.  I fitted a brand new eSATA card in to the PCIe 1X slot and Bingo! - absolutely nothing. 
I do not think that driver based solutions to this problem are of relevance because as far as the XPS is concerned there is no card on board.  The XPS updated its BIOS soon after I commissioned the computer from new (about 2 weeks ago).
Does anyone have any ideas or solutions worth trying? 
Is anyone else experiencing similar problems and, if so, are Dell 'on the case'?
Best regards

A:XPS 8700 - eSATA card incompatibility

There are 2 issues and neither of them is Dell related.
Safe Boot Must be off and Legacy CSM with option roms on.
The card must be PCI-E version 2.1 or 3.0 to work. The power on the bus and the clock speed are not downward compatible to 1.0 or 2.0.
OLDER PCI-E 1.0 and 2.0 cards will not be "seen" because the PCI-E bus will not downclock to version
1.0 on the X1 slot.

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According to device manager I have a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 card, Driver version dated 2/22/15.

For some reason I have intermittent wifi signal drops, and I have to go into settings, network and settings, and do the trouble shooter to get it to work again.  This happens on a daily basis.

My laptop and other computers in our home are NOT having this issue.  I thought at first it might be the router, etc.

According the scans on the computer via the dell software everything is up to date.  So, I'm guessing my driver is up to date.  

Does this sound like I need to replace the wireless card?  Or is there something else I could try?

Thank you!


A:Dell 8700 Wifi Card

Maybe. It could be a driver. Also, is it windoze 10? Even higher chance of a driver issue.
Try deleting the device in device manager. Also, if you are not using BlueTooth, disable that.
For me, I gave up on wifi cards in 8700s.
I went with a powerline ethernet adapter with one and another I use a Router setup in wireless bridge mode for another. The rest run switched ethernet.
Other options are the USB type wireless adapters. I haven't used them on 8700s but have on other systems and they work in most cases better than the card in the laptop.

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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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My bluetooth keyboards and mice randomly disconnect often.  My headset audio loses sync with video. Other times audio is fine but video lags to a crawl but immediately fixes once my bluetooth device is disconnected. I've tried updating drivers..etc and can't seem to solve the problem. I'd rather just buy a new card and see if that solves everything. Can someone please recommend a great card that would be compatible with my computer. 802.11ac preferably 
Dell XPS 8700, Windows 10

A:Can someone recommend a compatible bluetooth card for XPS 8700

I would add a PCIe adapter card with antennas on the back: like this:
search ebay for this "wireless mini pcie to pcie adapter" and you'll find several for about $10 USD.
and then add in a mini pcie card of your choosing: I think I'd choose this one:
intel dual band wireless-ac 7260HMW WiFi+Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe Half Mini Wifi Card
New on ebay for about $25 USD.
I'd expect drivers from Intel would work without any issues, but Windoze 10 will take care of the drivers anyway weather you like it or not.

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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.

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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Now that the XPS A10 8700 BIOS update is out, Chris-M would like to close the long Black screen of death thread.
Let's use this to post successes and links out to other forums with tips, tricks and how-to-resolve issues with high-end nVidia GTX cards. 
This will help others choose wisely or perhaps find a solution to an already solved problem.
In the body of your post, if you have upgraded to a high-end nVidia GTX graphics card, please list the following.
* specific video card* exact driver version* Brand monitor and resolution and cable type: HDMI, DVI, Display Port or (yikes) VGA* specific power supply you are using if you upgraded or indicate Stock Dell 460W.
Ask questions, link to benchmarks, describe what has gone well and reflect on what you might have done differently.
I encourage AMD owners to start a similar discussion, but let us keep this thread to high end nVidia GTX cards only. 

High end should imply above and beyond what Dell has shipped, or more than a GTX 660 or GTX 750ti.
GTX 760, 770, 780, 780ti, 970 and 980 graphics cards are what I would consider high-end.

A:XPS 8700 nVidia GTX video card upgrades,


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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?


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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Hi,  I bought a new Dell XPS 8700 three months ago.  It shipped with Windows 8 even though I asked for Win10 preinstalled.  The Win10 upgrade process was straight forward enough.  However so far three times the SD card reader has stopped working.  I fix it by reinstalling the drivers.  Its not working again, and my USB drive has stopped working too.  Is there some background process that's interfering with the USB / SD card drivers ?  Has any one else noticed this behavior.
Rgds Frank

A:Dell XPS 8700 Windows 10 issues with SD card reader

You can try this:
Go into Device Manager and double-click the entry for your SD card reader. Assuming it has one, click the Power Management tab and uncheck the box "Allow PC to turn off...". Now do the same thing in Device Manager for all your USB root hubs.
Then go to Win 10 Power options screen, click Advanced settings and disable Hybrid Sleep. Reboot and see if that helps.

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Recurring issue with Windows 10 updates, including the latest "creators" update, resulting in loss of connection with SD card reader even though the card reader light continues to flash.  I've spent hours scouring the web with a huge array of solutions posted.  I think in the past an updated driver from Dell solved the problem, but not so this time (card reader driver on Dell's site is two years old).
So taking a cue from a post regarding a different model, I checked the Realtek web site for its most recent card reader driver, which is dated 7/25/17, and it worked.
I'm posting this in the hope that others with the same issue will benefit.

A:XPS 8700 SD Card Reader Stops After Windows 10 Update

Good info.

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I recently experienced an XPS 8700 motherboard failure (burning electronics smell, overheating of an IC on the MB, PS shutting off, etc).  I purchased and installed a replacement MB, transferred the CPU, SSD, etc and was able to get everything functioning except I have an intermittent problem with the stock Geforce GTX650 Ti video card preventing my system from booting.   It sometimes gets stuck with a black screen that never displays the Dell splash-screen.
After much troubleshooting, here is what I have learned:
1.  I can always boot with an older Radeon X800GT PCI-E video card installed (although it only supports a single monitor).   
2.  I have intermittent boot success with the stock GTX650 video card.   If I do get it to boot, and then shut down, it may not reboot (e.g. appears stuck in the BIOS boot process).
3.  Thinking the GTX650 video card may be bad, I purchased a new GTX750Ti video card, however it too causes the system to get stuck in the boot process (same as the GTX650).    I have never gotten the new GTX750Ti to work in the computer.
4.  I measured all PS voltages and they are all good.
5.  I did update the MB BIOS firmware from A07 to A10.   Using the GTX650 card, it seemed to work for awhile, and I was thinking having the old firmware version was the problem.   However, after using the system for a few hours, it once again would get stuck on a power cycle/reboot.
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