Discrete vs. integrated graphics
From a practical standpoint, for someone who will spend most of their time checking email, surfing the web, and writing the occasional Word document, does it matter whether they have a discrete video card or if the graphics are integrated with the motherboard? Does it make a difference if the PC needs to last 5+ ... 14 Mar 2010 22:04
Well, my Studio XPS 8100 desktop showed up today...with a Windows 7 disc (among other discs.) Some may recall that after I placed my order, I read in a Dell knowledgebase article that Dell was no longer shipping Windows discs with its computers. That made me /mucho/ unhappy. It may be that Dell will continu... 18 Mar 2010 00:29
Booting USB devices from Dell DImension 8250?
Hello. Does this old Dell PC model not support bootable USB devices? I tried an external USB 3.5" floppy disk drive, bootable USB Flash drives, etc. BIOS' boot doesn't even show the USB device. Thank you in advance. :) -- "Any spoke will lead the ant to the hub." --unknown /\___/\ / /\ /\ \ ... 13 Mar 2010 02:07
The Old 4550 Is Still Hummin'!
Just got a good deal on used DDR and upped her to 2X512. I does make a big difference...but I wasn't about to pay what the want for new DDR! bob_v ... 11 Mar 2010 07:47
Hearing System Noises in Ear Phones
I have a Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook. I recently installed Windows 7 H. Prem. on it. I also put a new 500 gig Segate 5400 rpm drive in it also. I am hearing system noise when I have my earbuds plugged in. Like when the drive is spinnnig or maybe when my mouse is moving. And every so often it just stops. Even whe... 10 Mar 2010 18:39
I'm looking to buy a basic, inexpensive, 15 inch Laptop for about $500 to $800. Looking at the Dell web site they have six versions, Inspiron, Studio, Vestro, Latitude, Precision and XPS. I would appreciate suggestions or comments? Thanks, Geri ... 8 Mar 2010 11:54
Bios Update Stalled
I was updating my XPS 435T\9000 with bios A15 when about 16% into the update it stalled. I waited what I considered a long time, after about 40 minutes I decided to do a forced shutdown. When I tried to boot the processor starts but nothing appears on the monitor. Can someone provide suggestions as to how I c... 9 Mar 2010 08:54
News Flash! No More Windows Discs!
Attention All: Dell was the last of the major OEMs to furnish a genuine Windows install disc (albeit an OEM version) as well as a Resource DVD. Not any more. "Dell no longer provides the operating system or resource disks in the box for Windows 7 Systems. It is important for you to create recovery disks ... 29 Mar 2010 16:56
Optiplex case build good?
Can anyone who owns an Optiplex 380 tell me how the case build is on it? Or one the Optiplex line general? Sturdy case with quick easy access to innards? Plenty of cooling? ... 5 Mar 2010 15:02
Recommended External Hard Drive?? - Thanks
Many thanks to all of you for the excellent information! William, I especially appreciate your comment "They are loading this so-called SmartWare on them." So the My Book 3.0 is one HD I definitely will not be buying. Sam. ... 1 Mar 2010 20:57