Forum discussion tagged with Dell.
  1. J

    Question Inspiron 5680 Power Supply Making Loud Noise

    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 5680 since around June 2018. I had heard these noise in the past few months. I thought it was the CPU fan or the rear fan but it is not. I opened the case and when it was making that sound, I placed my hands on the power supply and I could feel something. But when the...
  2. S

    [SOLVED] The proper AC adapter to power Dell G7 7588

    I have a Dell G7 7588 that I bought in 2018. The specs are i7 8750H, GTX 1050ti, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and 1TB HDD. I have heard that my laptop is using hybrid power (it's using the AC adapter and the battery simultaneously) because the AC adapter that I got in the box (130W) is not enough to...
  3. C

    Question Bluetooth paired but not connected - Possible fixes please

    Hi there. So I haven't used bluetooth in a long time and don't know exactly when this issue might have occurred. My bluetooth audio devices connect to my laptop, but within a couple seconds, they go into paired mode (Connected > Paired). I've tried to isolate the issue and it comes down to...
  4. S

    [SOLVED] Security concerns with switch

    Hello, I recently purchased a used Dell PowerConnect 6248 switch for use in LAN parties with my friends (I'm aware it's quite overkill), but I have absolutely zero experience with managed switches or anything network related. I am motivated to learn more about operating and configuring this...
  5. J

    Question How good of an idea is to keep using a worn out battery?

    TL;DR: could it be any downside in heavily using a worn-out battery to 23% of its original capacity in a gaming laptop? Hello, I have a Dell 7577. I bought it in 2018 and as it was my first laptop with a decent GPU, I didn't know how quickly the battery of these things wear out. By the end of...
  6. dumbleburn

    Question Need help deciding which laptop to buy

    1. What is your budget? 400 ~ 500 USD 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Any size. 3. What screen resolution do you want? 1366 x 768 or above. 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable. 5. How much battery life do you need? Enough to get...
  7. LowTier

    What is the best ultrabook besides Mac M1?

    I am looking for the best 1500$ laptop for productivity. This won't be for gaming, I have a desktop for that. I am looking for long battery life and a nice display. I have been researching the Dell xps 13 11th gen but have heard bad things.
  8. Bessel Raj

    Question How to setup external monitor for my HP 15" CE062 TX Laptop using a docking station?

    Hi all. I have an HP laptop, bought in 2018, 15"CE062TX. I also have docking station given to me from work which is the Dell WD19 180W Docking Station (130W Power Delivery) USB-C, HDMI, Dual DisplayPort, Black. I want to use my personal laptop with this docking station to output the display...
  9. S

    [SOLVED] Multiple driver-related issues on Dell laptop ?

    Dell Inspiron 15 3593 i5-1035G1 NVIDIA GeForce MX230 Primary problem: DELL driver related laptop problem('s). Windows 10 keeps removing official dell audio drivers and replacing with corrupted ones. Mostly every time there's problem with audio driver (cross mark), it boots into Windows...
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    Question Can I upgrade my power supply on a Dell G5? Should I?

    Hello, I recently ordered a customized g5 from dell with the intel i5 10th gen and GTX 1660 super. I only bought 8 gb of ram aswell, thinking I could double later. Its just been shipping and I realized I only bought a 360w PSU. After googling, my machine should have a 450w PSU. I plan to buy one...
  11. nicknico2

    Question GT 1030 not working in Dell Optiplex 890

    I was having too many problems with my gaming PC, so I bought a corporate PC with what I knew was the minimum decent for pimp. Which was an i5-2400. I currently have it with the following configuration: Intel Core i5-2400. 4x4GB DDR3 1333Mhz on DC. 2TB Toshiba P300 7200RPM. The following...
  12. halolah

    Question Extreme FPS drops in any game ?

    This issue began one day prior to the "Season 3 Reloaded" update of Warzone and hasn't gone away since. Before this issue began I would be able to hit 90-100+ FPS without a problem, but as soon as I hopped on Warzone (on the day prior to the "update") I saw my CPU time would immediately drop to...
  13. Dean0919

    Question G-sync problem

    Hello, I'm in this situation currently: Bought new monitor - Dell S2721D. It's a freesync monitor, but people say that they made it work with G-sync without problems. I tried it too, but somehow G-sync clearly didn't work. Someone mentioned on forums that he used Display Port 1.4 interface...
  14. S

    Question Dell T7500 2-3-4 Flashing, Power Amber

    Hi Guys, I Have a Dell T7500 and it is showing 2-3-4 Flashing lights with Power at Amber. I have been facing this problem since last year, and there is not any specific solution to this. My Processor is x5690, Bios is updated, PSU is fine, GPU is fine. I have changed the processor an x5650 to...
  15. editor1

    Question Dell latitude e6400 BIOS security question's

    Hi all How important is it to have the newest BIOS/motherboards for security on my home network ? Throw away laptop or look into custom flash for security fixes if is needed ?
  16. G

    Question Monitor native resolution issue

    I just found out that playing in a res lower than native highly affects graphics ,so when I tried to change it to native ,it didn't show up on win10 settings ,and when I try to I install driver of monitor(dell e1914h)it says monitor connected is "AGO plug and play"and drivers found"e1914h"...
  17. Question DELL XPS showing screen very bright oval / cloudy areas. Any chance to fix?

    Dell XPS 12 9Q23 Brightness/backlight on screen is significantly inhomogeneous but shows strange shapes on display. It started some weeks ago with small effects but it gets worse over time. The brightness of the screen got very different mainly on the lower edge of the display. Using a...
  18. B

    Question Dell E5470: What is this port right here?

    I've got a Dell Latitude E5470. Can you please help me identify this port from the E5470s motherboard? Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 Pic 4
  19. Question Dell DZ87M01 motherboard clicking noise and wont power on

    When I press the power button, or anything, nothing happens at all. Just a clicking noise whenever it is plugged in. No fans, LEDs, or beeps. Even with everything except for the 24 pin connected it still gives this clicking noise. I have tried a variety of components to use with it and none seem...
  20. B

    Question Light rectangular patches on laptop display ?

    What are these light "patches" of symmetrical and neatly-aligned squares on my laptop's display ? For reference, I have a Dell Latitude E5480. It's subtle, only show up in bright lighting. Can you please help me identify what this phenomenon is? Img 1 Img 1 Rendered Img 2 Img 2 Rendered
  21. M

    Question Dell precision t3500 and ryzen 5 3600

    Hi there. I wanted to know if Ryzen 5 3600 3rd gen compatible with my Dell Precision T3500 which has 09kpnv motherboard. if not then please suggest the best gpu instead of a processor that is compatible with this motherboard. I have 8gb of ddr3 ram, Amd hd 7470 gpu, and an intel Xeon W3565...
  22. R

    change Dell N4030 CPu

    Hi I found an old Dell N4030 laptop in my office which monitor was broken when I took it to the repair shop, they said this old version of laptops are capable to change the cpu because it's not soldered or glued to motherboard but may be the motherboard could not work probley with new cpu and...
  23. T

    Question Dell laptop stuck in a turn on turn off loop after factory reset of BIOS

    Hi, after clicking on reset to factory settings in BIOS laptop won't boot at all, even to BIOS. All other components are fine. Does it mean laptop is bricked?
  24. C

    Question Odd issue where my Dell Precision M6700 Laptop locks up and freezes all Ethernet wired devices in my home (but wireless still works)

    So I, like many others, have multiple hardwired and wireless devices connected to my home Xfinity system (using their modem/router combo). I don't think the issue is with the router and here's why... I have 2 desktop PC's hardwired to the modem. I also have an IP phone system hardwired. I...
  25. nzrajput

    Question Laptop purchase suggestions required - Core i7 11th Generation

    Hi, I am planning to buy a new laptop. 1. What is your budget? As less as possible 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15.6" 3. What screen resolution do you want? Full HD 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable 5. How much battery life do...
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    Question Should I buy a new Lenovo IdeaPad 5 or a used Dell XPS 13 ?

    Hey! I am going to buy a new laptop for 600 - 700 Euro and had decided to buy a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14 ”with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 2.3 GHz and 8GB RAM. But now I am thinking about if I instead should buy a refurbished Dell XPS 13 9370 with Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz and 8GB RAM. Which do you think I...
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    Question Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series VERY slow/lags/sporadically unresponsive

    I've been having this problem for over a year. My Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series laptop has been getting progressively slower to load. Also, once it does start up, everything is slow to respond to input. Opening an app, the browser, a notepad document, ect., can take up to a minute to open...
  28. pouya.1991

    Question Problems with refurbished Dell gaming PC

    Hi, I have a Dell Alienware Aurora R11 gaming PC that comes with an Nvidia 3080 GPU which I bought from BestBuy as a refurbished machine 10 days ago. I just started using it and tried to install the middle earth shadow of the war on it, and it caused the machine to crash and showing this image...
  29. Abbisid

    Question Graphic Card Dell Precision M6700

    I have Dell Precision M 6700 3rd Generation Laptop, My graphics card is dead and I am not able to find in market, anyone can help? and also want to know that can I Install 4GB Card in this series because previous card was 2GB
  30. Babzee1

    Question Laptop is unresponsive and restarting doesn’t work

    When booting my laptop it works fine for the first 10 minutes then google chrome stops responding and then when checking task manager it shows cpu utilising at 60% but when sorting to see what is being used everything shows 0% I tried opening cmd but then I cant type into it and when trying to...
  31. C

    [SOLVED] Dell Bios Upgraded to 1.9.1: Can I Safely Downgrade?

    I have a Dell XPS 7590, which has well-known fan-noise problem and which I resolved by going to Dell Power Manager, choosing the Thermal Management tab, and selecting the Quiet option. I updated the bios to 1.9.1 last night in response to an update notice from Dell labeling it "urgent". But...
  32. T

    Question Is 2 cores enough for studies in 2020? (i7 7500u)

    Hello people! I have some component knowledge inside my head but since I only look and learn about components when I’m looking to upgrade my rig, I am now quite out of date. So I turn to you! I’m planning to start my studies this fall, to become a real estate agent, so the time to get myself a...
  33. forzahorizon3guy

    Question Wierd Linux Issues Possibly Hardware Plz help

    So basically i just built a NAS for myself, its a pretty ghetto machine but a NAS Basically i got the thing up and running and was able to do things like run linux in its live form off a USB drive before, but the NAS wasnt completed it had no cooling so the Hard drives started cooking in a few...
  34. S

    Question Dell laptop charging issue

    Latitude E5570. original battery and charger. Just got is used it charger normally at first but around 30 percent it really slows down and then suddenly shoots up to 90 %s. I let it drain to 0 % but the issues persists
  35. C

    Question Upgrading my current PC to handle 120+ fps

    Hi All, My current monitor has died which is a dell u2414h 24 inch 60hz monitor. I am going to buy the Dell S3220 32 inch 166 hz monitor. The question is with my current specs will I need to upgrade my parts? I play FPS games and would like to see smoother results. With low settings on...
  36. Lejend

    Question Which 360Hz is better for competitive first person shooters? Asus PG259QN or Alienware AW2521H?

    Which 360Hz is better for competitive first person shooters? Asus PG259QN or Alienware AW2521H? Not really sure which one to choose purely for competitive first person shooters. I have a 4k monitor for other purposes.
  37. C

    Question Dell Inspiron P87G screen power failure whilst moving hinge.

    Hi, slight movement of the hinge results in the screen blacking out. Only at a certain angle is the screen working. Nudging the cable connecting the screen to the motherboard replicates the fault at any hinge angle. See link to pinterest. Freeing the cable running through the hinge does not...
  38. E

    Question Computer will not boot on ssd

    I installed a m.2 nvme 970 evo drive in dell g5 5000, cloned my hdd to sdd using Samsung migration tool, set sdd as first in boot sequence but when booting it still boots to hdd, I unplug the hdd and boot into ssd perfectly no issues, my bios driver is 1.1.0 which is the latest. I also turned...
  39. EnriqueBorja

    Question Monitor won’t turn on after power outage

    Hello everyone! Two days ago my youngest kid tripped with the power cord of my UPS and my computer and two monitors shut down, everything turned on except one monitor, this have happened to me before with the same monitor, but after a couple of restarts and cable disconnect and connects...
  40. Mk782001

    Question Problems I can face on an Old Laptop?

    Hey Guys, Sorry if the title is vague, didn't knew what to right. Soo, here is the problem. My friend has an old Dell Vostro 1550 (2gb variant), it was his old man's, now he wanna use it for college work and college work alone. He's willing to get a 240gb ssd to replace his old hdd and add 4gb...