Question about Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Noisy piece of "Dell" lol

This is charles516. some pc history. precision 670 board. i'm dealing with 2 precision computers. one died with bad caps. so i got a 670 board at a good price. free.. nice huh? vitually the same as the 470 board. so installed it into the 470 box. put in the 2-> 2.8 gig procs and the vrm. so far so good. starts up sounding loud like you'd expect. after boot up it gets to the normal sound but cycles as we all know they could. and not loud at all. no problem to me there. BUT, when it ramps up to speed it is deafening and cycles very loud at this rate and NEVER drops from this range of speed. By the way, the 670 board fit into the 470 box just fine if you didn't catch that. Only the primary cpu fan did the high speed thing. Not the secondary one. Hmmmm. So i put in the zeon 3.2 gig proc that i have and took out the 2 procs. , 2nd fan and vrm. Fan does absolutely fine and never does the high speed noise thing at all with a single proc in it. So, what do you think? Kick it to the curb? thx for looking at this. charles

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • charles516 May 20, 2009

    caps are a standard problem on several Dell boards. They got a killer deal on capacitors a few years ago. And what a deal it was. :) this was the 3rd board gone bad starting with the original board installed. procs, vrm, board, ram psu, you name it it's all been changed twice. just bad caps. I could always switch psu from other unit to see what happens.... and cooling in the box is all factory. 1 hard drive, a 40gig ide drive. So i'm not stuffed with components in there. And the 2 2.8 gig procs and vrm work wonderful in the other 470 board. that may be useful to know. thx

  • charles516 May 21, 2009

    I was definately considering tossing the board. But it is a challenge to figure out. A curious problem for the back-burner. If i hang on to it I'll play around some. If i come up with a solution that corrects the board or something that i missed, then I'll send word on this string. thank you very much for taking the time. Charles

  • charles516 Jun 02, 2009

    The problem with the caps was that Dell got one of those killer deals. Just bad caps from manufacturer on the original mobo. I researched this awhile ago for gx270/280 boards. I haven't swapped out the PSU yet. Been using the other pc with the 470 board. The 670 board which is in question has the newer aluminum looking caps on it and all looks well visually. It does fine with one 3.2 gig proc. I back-burnered this for the moment. This was the free mobo. But I'm not giving up entirely. Just giving time to think of a new angle of attack. thanks again. Charles

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

That's a confusing description of the events charles.

Have you identified the cause of the original problem - the dead caps? Is Over Voltage a possibility - have you verified the stability of the PSU?

Apologies if I've misunderstood.


noisy piece of Read more >> Options >> answers-logo.gif

Posted on May 20, 2009

  • NL71 May 21, 2009

    If the board has an intrinsic weakness due to poor components, I can only suggest ditching it and replacing with an appropriate alternative.

    It's unlikely you are going to manage to obtain stability or medium to long term reliability with a mobo that has such a major basic flaw.

    Unless you are willing to get busy with a magnifying lamp, soldering iron and desoldering pump and have several hours to dedicate to the boring task, I'd definitely look for a cheap alternative.

    I suspect you already are thinking along those lines.


  • NL71 Jun 02, 2009

    Thanks for the update Charles. I'm still curious regarding the cause.

    Best of luck, please let me me know how it goes.

    I admire your determination; it's rarely seen now.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell precision 670 diagnostic lights y g y


http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/precision-470

Click on -
Dell Precision Workstation 470 and 670 Computer User's Guide

In the list on the right side, click on - Tools to Help Solve Problems

In the list on the left side, click on - Diagnostic Lights

Yellow (A) Green (B) Yellow (C)

"A possible VRM 1 failure has occurred"

VRM stands for Voltage Regulator Module.

It regulates Voltage for the Processor.

The Processor MUST have a steady, 'clean', supply of Voltage; and it MUST be kept within the tight voltage range, for the Processor.

Too little, or too much; and the Processor turns off. (BIOS turns it off)

Your motherboard supports two Processors.

1) Processor (CPU_0) Zero which is in the middle of the motherboard, next to the PCI Express x16 slot;

2) and Processor (CPU_1) One, which is next to it.

The VRM 1 has failed. Needs to be replaced.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-H2703-PRECISION-470-670-VRM-VOLTAGE-REGULATOR-MODULE-TH-0H2703-WS470-WS670-/380369885440

VRM's used are interchangeable.

IMHO you can remove Processor 1 (CPU_1), and it's VRM, and still use the computer; albiet slower though.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 22, 2013 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

1 Answer

DELL Precision Workstation 670 second processor not working


Update your motherboard's Bios to the latest version.

Jul 24, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Chipset heatsink workstation 670


Open your computer and I bet you will find a piece of metal that is a heat-sink just rolling around inside. Probably fell of of the video chip.

Apr 08, 2012 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

3 Answers

Bios update for Dell Precision workstation 670 & instructions?


DONT EVER UPDATE BIOS....99.99% IT WILL MAKE UR PC A DUD....MFGS DONT MAKE NEW UPDATES FOR OLD BIOS...AS BIOS CHIPS ARE HARDWARE MFG SPECIFIC...IF U STILL WANT TO DO...U NEED TO BE 1000000% SURE OF WHAT BIOS IS IN UR MACHINE AND WHAT BIOS SOFTWARE IS INSIDE THAT.....EVEN I AS AN EXPERT DONT ATEMPT IT....AS ANY CHANGE TO BIOS IS DIFFICULT TO REVERSE....
writing in all caps amounts to shouting....
sorry i wrote it in capital....not ment to shout at u...
just warning u

Sep 26, 2010 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Precision 670 crash during bios upgrade from dell site, now when i start the computer it beeps and nothing happens. I need solutions! Thanks, Pablo


How many beeps? Any pattern? (e.g., short, short, long, long, low, high) ?

Contact Dell, and purchase a replacement motherboard.

Sep 02, 2010 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer beeps six times after installing new game. Precision workstation 670. Ram sticks are a 1GB each. My old ram works fine with the computer.


You need the EXACT speed rated RAM.
Your support page states it needs.....
400-MHz DDR2 SDRAM
NOTE: Your computer supports only registered memory

Memory capacities
256-MB, 512-MB, 1-GB, 2-GB, and 4-GB ECC

256-MB, 512-MB, 1-GB, 2-GB, and 4-GB ECC modules to a max of 16GB
more info here
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws470/en/ug_en/about.htm

Jul 26, 2010 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Take a 2-CPU Precision 670 down to 1-CPU


You probably removed the "primary" CPU,
and the computer cannot operate only with the "secondary" CPU installed.

Move the CPU from the "secondary" slot to the "primary" slot.

Jan 13, 2010 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Can I use a SL8MA 2.8 dual core 4mb / 800 fsb processor in a dell precision 670?


I know this is late but it is the CORRECT answer.

Dell used different motherboards in the Precision 670 and they are listed as follows:
X0392XC837MG022U7565
I am running the XC837 motherboard and it WILL support the SL8MA processors. I have been told that the XC837 is the ONLY motherboard what will support the Dual Core Paxville Processors. If you are trying to use them in a 470 you will need XC838 Motherboard.

Nov 25, 2009 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop Logo

663 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18391 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...