Forum discussion tagged with Optiplex.
  1. Diegoleyi

    Question RX 470 | Optiplex 3040 MT

    I have an 3040 MT w/ i5 6500 + rx 460 and i want to upgrade to rx 470 but my power supply is 240w max output (PSU model H240AM-02) but i have no idea if that psu can handle it without blowing up, so what do u thinks guys
  2. D

    Question How to install Windows 7 on a 970 Evo NVMe SSD ?

    hello 2 days ago i bought Dell Optiplex 9020, and i have watched some videos and managed to modify the bios and add nvme driver in to it and i made it boot windows 10 off 970 nvme ssd using an adapter. today i felt the need to go even deeper and i want to install windows 7 on that same pc using...
  3. K

    Question Dell Optiplex 7010 doesn't turn off help

    Hello, Recently, I bought a used Dell Optiplex 7010 (i5 3rd gen 128 SSD) for regular internet browsing. however, I ran into a problem. When I turned on the computer and tried to use Windows 10 shutdown button PC went dark for a few seconds and then immediately started to show signing in screen...
  4. ICED_EZ

    Question Pc turning on but no display does not boot at all and no power to ports

    I recently cleaned my computer which is an optillex 9020 with replaced GPU, ram, and drives. I cleaned it by basically blowing air into it with an industrial vacuum, it was clean and worked perfectly fine after a couple of days I come home and when I turn it on it will power on the hard drives...
  5. E

    Question Dell Optiplex 5080 i3-10100 or HP EliteDesk 800 G5 i5-9500?? Should I downgrade or Not?

    Hello…. I currently own the Dell Optiplex 5080 10th Gen but I have gotten a good deal on the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 and I am contemplating on whether to Sell my Dell 10th Gen i3 and buy the HP 9th Gen i5…. Looking at the upgrade path on both of these systems the Dell can go up to i9-10900K (10...
  6. T

    [SOLVED] Dell Optiplex 3050 Micro - very poor CPU Benchmarking

    So, bought the above to be a cheap to run as a media server, but I thought it a bit more sluggish that I expected. When I benchmarked (CPU-Z & UserBenchmark) it had terrible CPU scores (single core described as barely able to handle email and light browsing - 24% - on UserBenchmark). 6%...
  7. J

    Question Optiplex 9020 MT "no boot device found" (Windows 10) ?

    Hi everyone, I recently bought this Optiplex 9020 MT and upon turning it on I am met with a screen telling me "no boot device has been found". In diagnostics it says no problems found, however it also says no Hard drive found. I have a ssd plugged in with the correct wires. Any help? Thanks
  8. chris.weii

    Question Optiplex 3040 SFF BIOS - 2+7 Flashing Amber ?

    I got my hands on a Optiplex 3040 SFF and it's flashing a 2+7 Amber light. I looked up what that means, it says that I need to flash BIOS. Is there any way I can do that without buying additional hardware?
  9. R

    Question I want to put a different motherboard into my dell optiplex 9020mt

    So currently i have a dell optiplex 9020 mt with i7-4790, i have upgraded the powersupply to a 650 watt psu, and an rtx 2060 super in it and i wanted to upgrade the motherboard in so i can put a new cpu so my gpu doesn't bottleneck. I want to know what motherboards i can put into it and if it...
  10. T

    Question System has Power but No Post or Display

    I bought a Dell Optiplex 990 the other day. The system has power but doesn’t show a post screen or a display output. The display port detects something is connect but nothing else. There is no beep codes or led error codes as well. Any suggestions? I have tried Clearing the CMOS Reseating the...
  11. patrickfeeney

    Question What graphics card should I get for a Dell Optiplex 7020 ?

    Hello, I just got a Dell Optiplex 7020 MT. It has an i7-4790, 16 ram ddr3 (4 sticks), 500 sata ssd 3d nand, 290 watts power supply. It's a fullsize tower. I would like to get a graphics card for it. I think I should go second hand and get something like a Gtx 1070 or something with similar...
  12. N

    Question Tried upgrading PSU but motherboard won't take it

    Hey guys! I need some help getting my motherboard to accept my new power supply. I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 desktop. It has an Intel I7, 16GB of RAM, Running windows 11. I recently upgraded my graphics card to a MSI 1660 GTX and had to upgrade my stock Dell power supply in order to supply my...
  13. Ionics.

    [SOLVED] Can I safely use RX 470 and Xeon E3 1240 v2 on a Dell Optiplex 9010 motherboard?

    Current specs Optiplex 9010 motherboard (don't know model number msinfo doesn't show anything) 275 WATT PSU i3 3220 3.30ghz GTX 1050ti Want to upgrade to 500 WATT PSU Xeon 1240 v2 Rx 470 4GB 500 WATT PSU While keeping the same motherboard. Is it possible and is it safe?
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    Question GTX 650 Not showing in an OptiPlex 390

    I've installed a GTX 650 into an older OptiPlex 390 on the newest possible bios version A14, A14. It does not show up at all in the device manager. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling windows, the graphics card and tried to install the drivers for it (it does not detect the card either.)...
  15. S

    [SOLVED] moving an newer optiplex motherboard into a optiplex 980

    i know this maybe such a goofy question , however i see that these optiplex's can now be transferred into an entirely different case , is it possible to maybe lets say put a 9010 or 3020's optiplex's motherboard into my optiplex 980?
  16. JayTee3

    [SOLVED] Best CPU a Optiplex 990 SFF can have?

    That the motherboard supports? Here is a CPU-Z validation showing the motherboard and etc https://valid.x86.fr/8k0rr3 from googling it seems a 1155 socket (tho googling it also shows a 1156 socket weirdly?) but pretty sure its 1155, so curious to what this board supports, I'm on the latest...
  17. JayTee3

    [SOLVED] Optiplex 980 Won’t turn on anymore

    I wrote out a whole post just for it to be removed by my phone :( so I’m gonna do a TL:DR this time Computer was working beautifully fine only thing I can think of that changed from yesterday (when it was working) is that heavy rain hit, tho we didn’t see any lightning, but it was connected to...
  18. C

    [SOLVED] Old 4k gaming gpu?

    I have a dell optiplex 3010 I gave my parents and now I am getting a new psu so I will give them the thermaltake smart 600w. They will mostly not use the pc but my mother does like playing old cods specifically bo2 and bo1 zombies they have a 4k surround sound in the basement and I would like...
  19. M

    Question MSI GTX1050TI Strange HD Audio Problem

    Hi chaps, Running Windows 10 64-bit here on a Dell Optiplex 790 PC. I have just installed a second-hand MSI GTX 1050TI. I use an old TV connected to the graphics card via the Display Port connector. When I am using a media player, MAME or a web site such as YouTube there is no sound coming...
  20. 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...
  21. F

    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...
  22. nicknico2

    [SOLVED] 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...
  23. 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!
  24. E

    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...
  25. H

    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...
  27. G

    [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...
  28. G

    [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...
  29. T

    [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...
  30. 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...
  31. E

    [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...
  32. 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
  33. 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...
  34. B

    [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...
  35. N

    [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...
  36. 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...
  37. T

    [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...
  38. I

    [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...
  39. 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
  40. 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...