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Dell precision 670

I have trouble trying to boot my precision 670! i have everything going but i can't seem to get pass the screen that says boot press f-1 i used a regular SATA hard drive only! what kind of hard drive do i need in order to make it work? do i need the SCSI ULTRA U320 hard drive?

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Re: Dell precision 670

Ok go to bios setup and then "load bios default" and press "F10" to save and exit. i will tell you in case this not work just tell me.

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Upgrade hard drives on 670

There is a 2TB limit with MBR (Master Boot Record), but even a larger drive can be partitioned. So a single 4TB (biggest on the market) drive will look like several drives.
External drives that are bigger than 4TB are really several physical drives combined by an array.

RAID 1 requires optional SCSI drives, cables, and even software?

Add on SATA 3 cards to PCI are not a good idea if you are looking for speed. They just bottlenecks the throughput.

Oct 22, 2012 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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I have a Precision 670 that I put two 512MB DDR CL3 ECC REG ram sticks in and it will start up but when it reboots, it beeps two slow, two fast, two slow and stops. lights on front turn: AC are...

The issue seems to be that your PC can not handle the supported memory. After review of your system specs on dell's website, I see that you're computer would require DDR2 Memory. This seems to be what is causing the beeping. Please check to ensure you are using the correct memory stick. I hope this has helped

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Dell precision 670. Adding 8 gb total memory. Using Kingston KX1563-NAB; DDR2 2gb 2Rx4 PC3200 EEC, registered. Accepts 4 gb in dimms 1 and 2 (2 gb modules) and boots fine. Adding 4 more gb in dimms 3...


From what I can tell the Dell Precision Workstation 670 does support over 4GB of RAM. However when you have over 4GB of RAM installed in the system you have to have the Memory Cooling Shroud connected to keep the memory cool. Also this is only shipped out when the system is ordered with over 4GB of RAM originally. If you do not have this part you can order it from Dell buy calling 877-671-3355.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


Jan 27, 2011 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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Computer wont find hard drive to reboot dell percision 670 not sure what settings to have on in bios

go bios press by f 2 or f 1 >change the boot sequence >first boot cd rom >2nd boot hdd.
ensure that *********** has recocknise the hdd if not ,should change the cable for hdd.Or can fit it can see the hdd from driver configaration.

think it will you

Nov 24, 2010 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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My Dell 670 had a blue screen when the c drive

try to remove or detach any newly hardware.and check the Ram

Feb 03, 2010 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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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:
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

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With my Dell precision 670 the USB ports do not initailze

You can try updating the bios firmware but more than likely it's a hardware problem since you've experienced it with two separate operating systems.

If you've got one usb port that works really well you can get a powered usb hub and that will "solve" some of your problems.

Nov 20, 2009 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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Dell Precision 670 throws "BIOS not installed!" message

i think this means that the harddrive needs to be refoarmated as the bios sees no logical drive in which the boot.ini file resides

Sep 01, 2008 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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Dell 670 BIOS not installed

If you are installing a new hard drive, it is possible that you have not connected the cables correctly. Check if these are seated firmly in the corresponding pins.

Aug 31, 2008 | Dell Precision Workstation 670 PC Desktop

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Have you tried a differnt video card?  Also disconnect everything including the hard drive to see if the system will POST.  If it does, them start connecting 1 item at a time.

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