Dell Optiplex Gx240 System Bios

I want to get the new bios for my desktop computer, but i do not have a floppy drive. I currently have the a02 bios and the program that dell gives me to get the bios requires u make a disk and reboot the computer from it. Can i make the disk on another computer or will it screw up the other computer? Or is there a way to use a cd-rom? I tried and it seems to really want a floppy. I am running xp home edition oem.

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Dell Gx240 Freezes

I have a dell gx240 desktop, its about 6-7 years old. Has always performed top notch considering its age. Only 80 on the hard drive, 1/2 gig on the ram. Have all standard programs plus 5 more that are not in use. I have ccleaner that i use regularly to clean out temp files and clean up registry. I have nortons anti virus and also super-antispyware that's run regularly, both of these come up with nothing on scans. Just started he last couple weeks the computer after about 15 mins of use, starts freezing every 1. 5 to 2 minutes. Then unfreezes then freezes again whether it connected online or not. Freezes as in cursor not moving no response then un-freezes, any info would be helpful. I have mozilla/firefox and explorer. Same issue with both. The hard-drive is only half full. Can anyone give any idea as to why it might be freezing like this all of a sudden?

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Overclock Dell Optiplex Gs 110

I have a dell optiplex gs 110 733mhz p3. Questions:

1. Can i overclock to 800mhz?
2. Can i do it in the bios?
3. How to do it?

Note: to play games.

Posted On: April 26th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Dell Optiplex 280 Drivers

I am trying to install drivers of dell optiplex 280. I found them over dell's website under download section but here it's problem, those are available in application type. I surf web for this and finally came to know that this kind of file is designed for click once kind of application and installed .net framework, with thought that would help but it didn't. Is anybody know how to use this application type drivers? Or is it possible to download executable files of drivers from somewhere?

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Dell Optiplex 260 Boot Up Issue

I have a dell optiplex 260. It has been functioning very well until this weekend, when i decided to give it a birthday. I fitted an ati radeon 9550 budget card, a new canon mp500 printer and reformatted and reloaded the main drive. Now for some weird reason in restarting or a cold boot the machine is freezing immediately after the splash screen for the bios. I have tried entering setup to see if there is some issue in the bios and it refuses to go there. Essentially on powering up the bios screen splashes up, the harddrive indicator flashes the floppy disk drive light flashes and then a cursor sits at the top of the screen for an indeterminate period of time, sometimes 3-4 minutes other times for a considerable 20 minutes. This is very frustrating as i don't know what the possible cause is and as such don't know where to look.

Posted On: August 20th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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When i bought my computer i wasn't thinking about a video card so it is very obsolete for what i want to do. I want to connect my computer to my plasma screen so that i can play hd videos and such. The problem now is that i only have a vga output so the quality isn't very good. I'm looking for a card that has an hdmi output that will make hd movies look good on my plasma. I don't do much gaming but some. I'm looking for a very cheap one, i'm hoping under $50. Also my computer is a dell optiplex gx620 if that helps.

Posted On: January 20th 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hard Drive For Dell Optiplex Gx280

What type of hard drive does a dell optiplex gx280 take? What kind of hard drive does it take? Here's the specs:


And here's a picture: Nz/products_pictures/pcdegx280-d.jpg

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Dell Optiplex Gx280 Compatible With Ps-5161-7d ?

Will a ps-5161-7d work for a dell optiplex gx280?. ? I have a dell gx280 optiplex and the power supply model is ps-5161-7ds but i bought a ps-5161-7d power supply will it still work with it?

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Will Geforce Gt 220 Fit In Dell Optiplex ?

Will a graphics card fit in a dell optiplex? I'm planning on buying one and updating the graphics. Will a graphics card (nvidia geforce gt220) fit in there? I'm aware there's a slim version and a tower version apparently? Is there a specific model i should look for as in terms of weather i can fit a graphics card in there?

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Dell Optiplex Pentium 4 Running Slow

Dell optiplex pentium 4 /1gb running extremely slow. I formated the drive, too about 8 hrs to install os. 3 mins to load on a bootup. Tried different hd and memory. What could it be? Must be hardware right? Or anything in bios i need to check.

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Graphics Card For Dell Optiplex 360

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Video Card For Dell Optiplex Gx520

Whats a good video card that works with a dell optiplex gx520 that doesn't have a pci-e slot?

Answer:- oh you have the mini gx520 i take it. Well as long as the standard pci slot is unused there are a few cards available on new egg and tiger direct:

http://bit. Ly/70d5jr
http://bit. Ly/apfemu

None of them are going to break any speed records being limited by the pci slot bus speed but will help for hd viewing and older game titles. P. S. Your looking for a low profile card as well if this is the mini.

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Dell Optiplex Gx260 Cd Drive Problem

I just bought some memorex cd-r 40x blank disk so i cant put on the big bang theory season 3 and when i put in the cd-r disk into my samsung cd-rom sn-124 cd drive and i can hear it spinning for like a couple of secs then it stops then spins and then just completely stops i don't know whats wrong

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Dell Optiplex Gx520 Support Core I7 ?

Does dell optiplex gx520 support core i7 or core 2 quad? I have pentium 4 ht and i want a good gaming processor.

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Dell Optiplex 745 Sound Problem

My dell optiplex 745 has failed to play sound after installation of sound drivers? I have tried downloading from support and download but the driver there too has failed. The pci cards also do not detect.could my board have a problem?

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Dell Optiplex Gs 110 Video Card Upgrade

Dell optiplex gs 110, pentium iii 733mhz, 512mg ram with ati radeon 7000 pci 64meg. I am looking for some good old pci video card to improve games performance. Nothing more than $100. Any suggestion?

Posted On: February 22nd 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Dell Optiplex 755 Mt Processor Upgrade Issue

I have a dell optiplex 755 mt that was purchased as a barebones w/o a processor, memory or hd. I upgrade and added 250 gb hard drive 2gb memory and a e8400 dual core processor. When i start it up i get the dell screen and able to select f2 setup and get into the bios setting (have a04 bios) the processor shows all the correct info and the drives are also listed. When i try to boot up and install os i get "system does not support installed processor"

I also tried making a bootable cd with dos and adding the newest bios a11. Start up and selected f12 selected boot from cd and just goes to the same message processor not supported. I have seen other 755's listed in the dell outlet that show the e8400 cpu being used. Will this cpu work or will i have to get a different one?

Read that the e6850 was used in the 755. What is the difference in these two cpu's

Posted On: October 20th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Optiplex Gx620 Video Card Upgrade

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I need to restore a dell optiplex 170l to factory settings but don't have a disk, and ive tried ctrl+f11, but it doesn't work, any other way i can do this?

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Dell Optiplex 745 Power Supply Upgrade

I need to upgrade the measly 280w powr supply of the dell optiplex 745 desktop(not tower). Do i have any options. Dell has special power supplies.

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Dell Optiplex Gx280 Sound Wont Work

I have a dell optiplex gx280 and the sound wont work help. I have hooked up speakers checked drivers and done everything i can think off.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Optiplex Flashing Yellow Power Button

My dell optiplex 745 has a flashing yellow power button and wont start up? On the power supply if i reset the fan runs but no video and there is still a flashing yellow power button.

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Will Evga Gts 250 Fit In Dell Optiplex Gx620 ?

I have a dell optiplex gx620 with coolermaster extreme, psu 460 watt now is the hardest part can i fit evga gts 250 card in my dell case its seem to have the space but i m not sure of it.

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Weird Bios Errors And Unstable System

For a while i've had a problem when turning on the system. When i press the power button very often the power light will come on for a second as if it's about to start then nothing. The only way i can get it to power up after that is to reach around and turn off the power supply switch on the back of the computer for a few seconds, then turn it back on. Sometimes i have to do this a few times, sometimes just once, then hit the power button again and it works. However, sometimes it will start back up after i just turn on the power supply switch without even pushing the main power button on the front. Often after getting it to power on i would get a message "new cpu inserted, press f1 to enter setup", which i would do and everything seemed fine, i could exit and boot up as normal. That's been a minor annoyance and i was thinking i may need a new power button. The video card went bad and i replaced it and for a little while the problem went a way then came back, probably just coincidence as it was an intermittent problem anyway. Now i'm getting weird bios issues, it will say "overclocking failed, enter setup bla bla bla" (i'm not overclocking anything), or "hard drive not found!" When i enter setup after that message the hard drive is there but is not in the boot list. I'll reset and sometimes it will boot into windows but is very unstable and hangs or gives errors. Sometimes it just hangs on post. It's an asus a8v amd 3200 wd 80 gig radeon x800xt 256meg mobo on the way out? Bios messed up?

Posted On: October 29th, 2008, 10:19 AM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Dell Dimension - How To Enter Into Bios ?

How to get to the bios on a dell dimension 9100? I am trying to increase the video memory by imputing more ram. They say you press the del key when you start the computer but all there is f2 setup and f12 the boot menu. When i press del nothing happens. Answer:- for entering into dell dimension bios and for most dell computers, you should press "f2" within a second or two after turning the power on. When the blue dell logo appears, press immediately. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

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Pc Only Shows Dell Bios Screen

My computer froze after i opened a few programs up, because i only have 256mb of ram. I turned it off by holding the power button, and now when i turn it on, it only shows the dell bios screen, and after that the screen is blank. The only thing that runs is the fan. Tia happened to me also about a week ago, but then it worked again. I am able to get into the norton recovery program that is built in to my computer, it says that my computer is fine, but it is not. Can anybody help? I van completely reset it but that is not an option because i have irreplaceable documents in it. My pc is a dell dimension 1100 desktop.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Reset Bios Password Jumper On Dell Desktop

How do you reset the bios password jumper on a dell desktop?

Answer:- i know some methods. 1. The best and easiest method: close os and shut down the electricity power of computer. Open your computer box, take out the cmos battery from the main-board. Then the bios password will be reset to blank. Put it back after a few minutes. 2. Follow some hard tutorials, it is difficult to do. It is better that you are a expert. For example this tutorial: bypass bios password or crack cmos password?

3. Use the bios password recovery tool, but that is not free!

So i would suggest you the 1st method. Hope it helps.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .