Forum discussion tagged with Optiplex.
  1. J

    Question Optiplex 9010 power draw/GPU upgrade/CPU tdp question?

    I have a Dell 9010 sff. I ran AIDA64 and noticed that the 3rd gen i5 never drew more than 30-35 watts. Is this normal for SFF Optiplexes? Does Dell throttle the CPU like that? (for my purposes, it's a retro gaming rig, so that's perfectly fine). Main reason I'm asking is because I found a...
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    Question My PC takes hours to boot

    Hello everyone, I hope you can help me with my problem. I have an Optiplex 7010 SFF, with 4GB of RAM. The PC worked fine, but when I installed Windows 10 on the PC, I got a BSOD, it happens I think after the first reset and just before the creation of the user. The PC still works, but it can...
  3. 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...
  4. AlergicToTheSun

    [SOLVED] My ram is running slow?

    I have a dell optiplex with 16GB of DDR3 1600 MHz ram, task manager says it's running at 1600 MHz but MSI afterburner says it's running at 1000MHz. Which is correct and if it is running at 1000MHz what can I do to get it to run at its designated speed? Thanks!
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    Question Dell Optiplex 9020 randomly gives no signal from graphics card!

    My Geforce 1050 Ti and Dell Optiplex 9020 combo was working fine until a couple of weeks ago. The graphics card has stopped giving a signal when booting. It sometimes works, but I'd have to reboot the computer several times for it to work. The onboard graphics gives signal but I can't game using...
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    Question Nothing sees Virtual Drives, can't install Windows to them. Help please?

    I'm working on a home-NAS and bought a Lenovo Serveraid M5110 to server as a RAID controller. The MOBO and CPU are from a DELL OPTIPLEX 7010, I3-3220. As of now I can access WebBios fine, and have setup a virtual disk from one hard drive as a test. It's set as the primary boot device as well...
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    [SOLVED] I built a sleeper a few years ago, and it never posted. Not once. Help.

    When I was about 12 I tried building a PC In 2019 I bought a faulty OptiPlex motherboard of Newegg https://www.newegg.com/p/1JW-000H-00NA1?Item=9SIAH9B93X5283 A 4gb ddr3 ram stick from crucial An i7 4770k priced at 177.70 at the time I bought it. (it was originally priced at 97 usd, but...
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    [SOLVED] CPU to get for less bottlenecking

    I have Dell Optiplex and I put honestly to much in this machine. It has an SSD, GTX 1650, 2 4gb of DDR3 ram but I need to upgrade the CPU. The CPU is a i3 (don’t remember the specific model) but it’s the one that came with the pc. I’m pretty sure it would bottleneck the GPU. Can anyone recommend...
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    [SOLVED] Dell Optiplex 3020 Shutting down

    I have a Dell Optiplex 3020 and this problem began months ago. The specs are a new GTX 1650 LP, new 8gb of DDR3 ram, and new SSD and the rest are stock dell parts. When I get into a game it looks perfectly fine and normal nothings wrong but suddenly it goes through the shutting down process...
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    [SOLVED] Raid solution for small medical office server cont

    I've been building pcs for years. Not experieced in raid arrays I am replacing the win10pro server in my good friend's small med office (HIPAA compliant) and would like to raid 1 the single boot/storage drive for DRIVE redundancy, in cart is: dell Optiplex MINITOWER 7070 i5-8500 win10pro...
  11. ashold7

    [SOLVED] Optiplex 760 recognizes PCI-Express card as SDVO

    Hello, I plugged a hp nc364t network card into the PCI-Express slot of my Optiplex 760. The NIC is fully working I tested it in another PC. However the Optiplex just recognizes the NIC as a SDVO card according to the BIOS. If I plug an Ethernet cable into a port of the NIC nothing happens... The...
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    [SOLVED] Can I put a PCI-E WiFi adaptor in a PCI-E 16x (wire x4) connector?

    Hey, I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 7010. I have no way of getting an ethernet cable in my room as my router is downstairs so I have had to order a PCI-E WiFi adaptor, I know that these fit in PCI-E slots, (16x 1x etc.), however I can't put it in the 1x slot as my GPU blocks it. Are you...
  13. Alextotal09

    [SOLVED] Dell Optiplex 7010 MT PSU Upgrades?

    Wondered whats the best psu upgrades for this I had a previous post but actually put in the wrong system as I thought it was a dt but its actually a mini tower! I have heard this might be a good shout? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164254490199?hash=item263e549e57:g:rp4AAOSwq~5e7iCF&autorefresh=true
  14. tomreedtoon

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to power a SFF computer with a standard ATX PSU outside the case?

    I'm interested in upgrading Dell Optiplex computers for gaming, video editing and just plain fast purposes. With mini-tower formats, it's easy to switch to a larger ATX supply (usually with adapter cables). But the Small Form Factor models are more plentiful, and they use proprietary PSU's with...
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    [SOLVED] Dell Optiplex 9010 MT + r9 290? Help please on build.

    Hello guys, I was interested in building a pc for my girlfriend to do some gaming with. We've been bored with this quarantine, but while following the Covid - 19 "guidelines" we end up with a lot of at home time. So I'm hoping to build the best bang for a buck pc, I've always wanted to do so but...
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    [SOLVED] Why won't my Optiplex 580 mobo recognize my Phenom II x4 840T

    I am trying to upgrade my CPU to the AMD Phenom II x4 840T, and from what I can tell it is compatible with the Dell Optiplex 580... but it shows up as an unknown AMD processor, and only runs at 800mHz. Shows up as 800mHz in CPU-Z too, but is at least able to identify what processor it is...
  17. CheetosKing12

    [SOLVED] Is this power supply compatible?

    Hi there, so I currently have a 255W power supply for the Dell Optiplex 3020 (SFF). I want to upgrade quiet a lot of components and therefore, I now need a 700W power supply (ATX). My question is, is it possible to connect it to the Optiplex? I know I will need the 24 pin to 8 pin adapter...
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    [SOLVED] Black screen after upgrading CPU

    Hey guys hope you can help me with this one. I have a Dell Optiplex 390 DT, it came with an Intel core i3 2120 3.30GHz. I put in an old 720 GT GPU and upgraded to 8GB RAM. This all works, however I am trying to upgrade the CPU. I put in a XEON e3-1220V2 3.10GHz, added thermal paste and put the...
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    [SOLVED] Dell Optiplex Power supply

    PC specs Dell OptiPlex 7070 i7 9700 (65 watt) 8GB RAM 1TB hdd DVD r/w I've bought new Dell Optiplex 7070 tower, for home use, and I also order (not arrived yet) the gtx 1650 low profile that consumes 75watt. the reason why I got the graphics card is just to make my pc animation smoother as...
  20. PigTailedPete

    [SOLVED] HELP. Ihave a 3010dt optiplex and was woundering if a 1050ti mini would fit in ? Ive heard that the pcie is only 50w when the 1050ti mini needs 75w?

    3010DT with i5 3470 8gb ram . I need to know if the 1050ti mini will fit and work in my machine ? If not then what's a good substitute? I can't upgrade the psu so it's the stock psu
  21. yupu

    Question is ram voltage important?

    hello, i have a dell optiplex 990dt, recently one of the ram modules i have died i guess, the pc basically dose not turn on when that ram module is on it, so i assumed its dead, so im looking for a ram module of 8gb ddr3 and ive just noticed ram sticks have different voltages but i just cant...
  22. Hishelem

    Question Optiplex 745

    Hello, this is my first time posting here so excuse me if i make any mistake. I have an old Optiplex 745 i'm planing to upgrade for my dad (he's in his sixties and wants to learn the basics) I upgraded the ram from 1 to 3 GB, not a huge boost but is enough for the thing's he's going to do. I...
  23. Info Dell Optiplex 9020mt upgrade limitations + final result (10/10 would not recommend)

    This is just some information for people thinking about upgrading their Optiplex 9020 mt, or who are thinking about buying one for a budget gaming PC, and are looking for information on what will fit. Before I started, I swear I read every forum post on the internet and every Optiplex upgrade...
  24. [SOLVED] running Atx psu and gpu on SFF pc

    Hi guys, so basically, lets say i have small form factor dell optiplex 7010 machine with i7-3770 cpu and 8gb ram. In pictures i can find on internet i can see that motherboard does have a pci express slot for GPU which would be gtx 960. also i can see 24 pin motherboard power port so i dont...
  25. KeshXVI

    Question i7-2600k at 3.4 GHz low fps/ stuttering in games?

    I have Dell Optiplex 790 MT with an RX570 8vram, 8gbs ram and a recently installed stock i7-2600k and I'm getting unstable fps in most games especially in Destiny 2 . I've checked CPU temps and done a few stress tests, there isn't any thermal throttling, turbo boost and hyper threading is on...
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    [SOLVED] Unusual Startup Repair Loop

    I have an old Dell Optiplex 330 that I was trying to update the bios on to fix another issue. After I installed the updated bios file from Dell, I restarted the computer, leading to issues that are described in the other post. Basically, it was telling me that the boot disc was corrupted. I took...
  27. zacara

    [SOLVED] Looking for a compatible Gpu for optiplex 790 DT for 2k19 Gaming

    Greetings, i do own an Optiplex 790 DT [ https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61DKUYUlKCL._SY741_.jpg ] ___ Specifications: OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro ( Legacy ) Cpu : i7 2600 ( not K) Memory : 12gb System Model: OptiPlex 790 DT BIOS...
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    [SOLVED] Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF PSU UPGRADE

    Hello everyone, im looking forward to upgrading my Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF (Model Number: AC240ES-01) to a standard ATX PSU. The reason is that im transplanting the whole computer to a normal ATX Case for GPU Reasons and stuff. A pinout diagramm would help a lot. I also read on the forums that...
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    [SOLVED] Putting a GPU in a Dell Optiplex Mini Tower

    I'm currently trying to turn my old Dell Optiplex 330 into a lowish-spec gaming PC, sort of along the lines of this Linus Tech Tips video. So as far as the gpu goes, I have some questions. In the video, they slapped the GTX 650 in there with the extension cable and it worked perfectly. I was...
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    Question What is the best performing CPU that is compatible with a Dell Optiplex 330?

    I'm thinking about upgrading a Dell Optiplex 330 mini tower and I wanted to know the best performing compatible CPU. On the Dell technical guidebook for this computer, what looks like to me as the best CPU listed is a Intel Core 2 Duo E6850. Is there any other CPU that is compatible and...
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    Question Compatibility of Optiplex 9020/7020, RX 570, and CX450M & Adapter

    Hello everyone, I'm planning to make a build out of an Optiplex 9020/7020, but have just gotten a bit confused as to compatibility between these components and hope someone can straighten me out. CX450M & Adapter - I understand I'll need at 12 to 8 pin (Dell specific) adapter for the new PSU to...
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    [SOLVED] Alert! Air Temperature Sensor Not Directed - Dell Opt 9010

    Hey. I am new at this, so work with me please. I have been getting this since I got a new Dell Optiplex 9010 MT mobo. I didn't have all the parts so I would get other alerts, but then once I installed them, they went away. ATS has not. When I ran the Diagnostics, it said it was the Ambient...
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    Question Upgrading Dell 7010 SFF

    Hey everyone, I know I'm going to catch some heat for attempting this config at all but bear with me, I think there is a solution here that makes sense. I have: a Dell Optiplex SFF 7010 3rd Gen Core i5 - 8GB RAM / 1TB Hard Drive a GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB GDDR5 The problem: a 240W stock...
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    [SOLVED] Does Optiplex 7010 Have SATA 3.0 (6gb/s) Port

    Hi , I'm thinking to upgrade from my Optiplex 390 motherboard to Optiplex 7010 MT Motherboard , but before that i need to know some info's please : Does Optiplex 7010 Have a SATA 3.0 (6gb/s) Port ? because i have an ssd that needs this speed . ( Kingston A400 250Gb ) Does Pci Express 16...
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    Question GPU Compatability

    Hi, Interested to know what GPU's may be compatible with a Dell Optiplex 3060 Mini Tower. Looking for something with a single DP and HDMI port. Thanks.
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    Question Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB in an OptiPlex 9020 SFF?

    Hello all. I am looking to game on a somewhat considerable budget (for me anyway) and was wondering if a full-size Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB would fit in the OptiPlex 9020 SFF case and work with an upgraded PSU (currently looking at an EVGA 430W PSU and will use an adapter to connect it as dell used...
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    Question 24 pin to 8pin adapter dell opti 5040

    I ordered a 24 to 8 pin adapter off of amazon to juice up my optiplex 5040 sff . My question is ; has anyone used one of these before ? Is there any related danger - short or long term . The reviews were good enough on amazon just would like some additional feed back ! Thanks in advance.
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    Question Upgrades for Optiplex XE SFF

    Hello. I am currently trying to upgrade my Dell Optiplex XE. The computer right now has a Intel core 2 duo E7400 which is a dual core cpu at 2.8ghz. I am trying to upgrade the CPU but I don't know which one is compatible. Do you guys have any suggestions? I was looking at the Q9650...
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    [SOLVED] Solutions for fitting a long GPU in Dell Optiplex 790 Full tower

    I recently bought a Dell Optiplex 790 full tower to attempt to make it into a budget gaming machine. I upgraded the PSU from the stock dell PSU to a rosewill ARC 450, The RAM from 4gb to 12gb, the HDD from 160gb to 32gb ssd and 1tb HDD, and the GPU to a Sapphire RX 480. The GPU will not fit...