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Is sata 160 gb hard drive supported on dell optiplex gx240

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No unfortunately it is not supported in your system.

You can maximize your system hard drive up to 40 GB.

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Go to BIOS by pressing the F10 button(may vary product to product).
check the boot option, it might be changed, you need to change it for 160 GB hard disk.

If it does not works, then it might be the failure of harddisk.
Contact you Vender in this case.

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Can I install Seagate barracuda 160 gb 7200 sata hd to replace hd in OptiPlex 360?


Hello

Yes you can
Assuming you have backed up all your data that is important to you (pictures , files, documents etc)
WARNING you will have to reinstall windows on to your computer after installing new hard drive!! make sure you have windows disks
here is the link on how you replace it. Its on page 70
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-360_service%20manual_en-us.pdf

hope that helps

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HDD Upgrade


That model has standard IDE interface for hard drive. Don't think 500 GB or higher comes with that interface. The standard now is SATA interface for hard drives. Here is a lnk to the owner's manual for you model:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-gx60_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf
You tell the difference between standard IDE and SATA in that the standard IDE interface uses a wide flat ribbon cable to connect to the drive. SATA uses a small thin cable as shon in the following link:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cooldrives.com/lib/cooldrives/ultraflex-sata-cable-2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cooldrives.com/24seatsaiiul.html&h=514&w=600&sz=35&tbnid=wGLj8F1otpnJYM:&tbnh=97&tbnw=113&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwhat%2Bdoes%2Ba%2Bsata%2Bcable%2Blook%2Blike%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=what+does+a+sata+cable+look+like&usg=__57zU4K_H2rpvq5AyZ41v_Ag4RTk=&docid=m3f9D21nEcMb3M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NZQVUbrfDJD49gSd44CAAg&sqi=2&ved=0CFkQ9QEwBA&dur=81

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I have dell optiplex 755. Does my system support ati radeon 3650?. Also recommend me any else card which is suitable for my computer


what model is this small form factor ? mini tower?anyhow, here are the things that you may consider .
if its a small form factor unit then you may need to get a video card that is Low Profile
and also consider the power supply :
The ATI Radeon HD 4650 512MB Low Profile PCIe x16 graphics card should work fine with the 275w PSU.
Max power draw is 48 watts

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Dell optiplex gx240 dhp wont boot up


Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty



One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle of restarting or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive



Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems



motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail



check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working



also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat

Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.


Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.

hope this helps

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Need to download for free vga driver for my dell gx240 optiplex


Go to Dell.com there you will find under support downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and look for driver for video card. They should have it there. John

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My desktop is not finding the cd rom hardware plz help it tried 2 cd romz but non was recognized plz help i use xp service 3 dell optiplex gx240


If you have the power cable connected to the cdrom and the data cable (ide or sata) then as long as the cd rom drive is working it should be detected automatically. If the back of the cdrom has a jumper make sure it is set to cable select. Finally go into bios (hit F2 when you see the Dell Logo) and see if there is a setting to enable the cdrom drive. It may have been disabled for some reason. If these fail then its possible the cd drive is bad.

Oct 15, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX240 PC Desktop

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Can GX240 hold second hard drive


It depends of the form factor of your GX240, please see below:
Small Form Factor - you can not add a second hard drive.
Small Desktop - you can add, but you have to remove the CDROM drive.
Small Minitower - YES. you can add a 2nd hard disk.
Source:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx240/en/ug/specs.htm

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I have a dell optiplex gx 620 put in with new wd sata 500gb hard drive but will only show 130 gb


maybe the hard drive is not yet recognized by the system. try to reformat your hard drive by using disc management. got to control panel, performance and maintenance, administrative tools, computer management. under storage, click disc management, right click on the new hard disc drive and click format.

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SATA Hard Drive Type The Dell Optiplex GX280 Takes?


Hi,

It makes no difference providing the computer motherboards support SATA interface.

SATA 1 and 2 drivers are in the BIOS. If all the computers have SATA 1 you can upgrade the BIOS to latest version via Dell's support website.





Regards.

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