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Support I have dell optiplex GX280 series(4 in number).They were working well for about a year.what happens now is that,whenever I am switching on the pc it goes on well up to the Bios setup.But by the time it tries to load the os(win xp) from the hard disk to the RAM,there is a big noise heared and everything crashes there. I have tried many options such as changing the hard disk,the fan and heat sink,the processor,and even the power supply,but these don't help me much.Only using the PATA and win 98 was a solution I'm able to get,but I need to use win xp and the SATA. thanks in advance for your help.

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Hi Chery Regarding the posted solution to your problem re using an erasor to clean the gold plated RAM contacts I have no issue with this post as such as it was good advice, except never use an erasor to clean gold plated contacts ! The reason? An erasor is an abrasive tool that will definately remove the gold plating and reduce its long term reliability (if youve alreay done it, look at the contacts with a strong magnifier and see what I mean!) One large, international computer company had excellent employee relationships, but they would sack you immediately if you used an erasor to clean any of their companies gold plated products ! Instead use an alcohol soaked lint free clean soft cloth and rub the contacts with this. Avoid touching the contacts wth your fingers etc as deposited oils will lead to more problems later. You used to be able to buy prepackaged alcohol soaked cotton wool "buds" which are similar to the cleaning "wands" used to clean the heads on mainframe hard disk heads and video vcr heads and these are an alternative. Try your local chemist Good luck to you hpxref

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Pleasure in advance. ok, it sounds like the computer is having a very hard time. this massive falure can be caused by many things, heat stress, component faluire, etc... but as its getting through the post, i suggest the problem lies, in either the HDD, partition, IDE CABLE, and/or RAM. take the ram out and being carfull for the clips! take a soft eraser, pencil eraser and gently rub the glod connectors on the RAM and when it shines up replace the RAM and find old or new IDE cables and replace thoes, checking for broken pins on the HDD or on the motherboard. if everything stull doesnt work, look here: (pdf) http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/spec_optix_gx280_en.pdf for further understanding and troubble shooting and possibly reload the BIOS at: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&releaseid=R113394&SystemID=PLX_GX280&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=162&devlib=0&typecnt=1&vercnt=6&formatcnt=1&fileid=148801 good luck !

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Im wondering if I can put th processor from my 518 in my GX280


With the flood of information you posted I can barely sift through it

Do I assume you are referring to a Dell Inspiron 518 desktop computer's, processor; to go into a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop computer?

You know Dell is a computer company that was founded on the principle, to give the customer what they wanted; and to be able to choose from several options.

That being stated, in reality I have no idea of what Processor is in YOUR Dell Inspiron 518, or Optiplex GX280.

However, if I am to assume the specs (Specifications), shown in the following link to be true; for Your computer, then the answer is NO,

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-518/4505-3118_7-33186145.html

States an Intel Quad Core Q6600 processor.
(Operates at a maximum frequency rate {'Speed'} of 2.4GigaHertz.
2.4GHz )

Now let's look at the Dell Optiplex GX280 specifications,

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-optiplex-gx280/4507-3118_7-30998912.html

Both the Inspiron 518, and the Optiplex GX280 use an LGA 775 processor socket, on the motherboard.

This is good because both the Intel Quad Core Q6600, and the Intel Pentium 4, model 540; use the LGA 775 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_T

What is Not good, is the motherboard chipset used on the Optiplex GX280, will Not support a dual core processor; much less a quad core processor.

The motherboard chipset for the Optiplex GX280 is an Intel 915G,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4.2FPentium_D.2FPentium_EE_chipsets

The Intel 915G chipset supports Single Core processors -> ONLY.
Intel Pentium 4, or Intel Celeron D.

Front Side Bus (FSB) support is either 533MegaHertz, or 800MHz.

The Intel Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Celeron#Prescott-256

"The Intel Celeron D processor works with the Intel 845 and 865 chipset families.

The D suffix actually has no official designation, and does not indicate that these models are dual-core.

It is used simply to distinguish this line of Celeron from the previous, lower performing Northwood and Willamette series, and also from the mobile series, the Celeron M (which also uses 3xx model numbers).
Unlike the Pentium D the Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor."

The Inspiron 518 has an Intel G33 motherboard chipset,

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-518/4507-3118_7-33186145.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Scroll down to G33 in the left column.
Read across, and look at the headings above.

Here we see the Intel G33 motherboard chipset, supports dual core, and quad core processors.
Intel Pentium Dual Core, Intel Core 2 Duo, and Intel Core 2 Quad.

Front Side Bus (FSB) support is for processors, that have either an 800MegaHertz FSB, or 1066MHz FSB, or 1333MHz FSB.

Short answer?

If it is a dual core, or quad core Intel processor, the answer is NO.

Do you know how to find out what processor is in the Inspiron 518, and the Optiplex GX280?

1) Are the computers working, and internet ready?

No?

2) Do you know about Anti-Static Procedures, and how to read the sSpec number on the processor?

Post back in a Comment.

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I dont have audio device pls let me know what will i do to my dell dimension series 8250 . thanks


Dell Dimension 8250 Drivers
Visit the above link from Dell Official Support. Click Audio, download the files and install.

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You can download drivers for your PC from Dell's professional website. Click on free drivers download, enter your model number and operating system. Download all drivers you want.

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The fan(which runs on a bearing) has aged, it must be replaced. Luckily this is an easy and cheap fix. Pick one
http://bit.ly/9qzXBz

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I need dell gx280 vista drivers


http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=881633

http://www.bioticaindia.com/dell-optiplex-gx280.html

http://nowdownloadall.com/your-file.asp?pb=4&PID=92d75e3c-6ff7-408e-8a60-6c1abcebcf98&q=dell%20optiplex%20gx280%20display%20driver%20vista

You may have to open the system and see if there are manufacturers names and model numbers for some of the devices you are seeking drivers for. Most of this hardware has not been supported by Dell to use with Vista or Windows 7, however, if you find drivers for windows 7, it uses the same cire as Vista so they may work.

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Confirm no leaking or bulging capacitors on your mothboard.
refer to here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

As this was a common problem with the GX280.
If found, you will need to replace the capacitors.

The other check is to make sure the heatsink is fitted correctly, perhaps reaply the thermal paste if you have any. I know that high temps would switch the GX280 off.

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You hit that one right on the dot.  ATI website showed the specs for that graphics card you installed as needing a 300 Watt power supply.  Good news though... I researched newegg.com and I believe I found your 300W power supply.  There are 4 different Optiplex gx280 designs with 4 completely different power supplies.  Since you bought the low-profile video card, I believe you have the slim computer case and this power supply should work for you...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817374002

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