Dell Optiplex Upgrades, New Hard Drive, Memory And Video Card

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Optiplex Upgrades, New Hard Drive, Memory And Video Card

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  1. Could you go over the connections to add a second drive…. following my manual , the hard drive Sata 0, second drive(SSD) I want to instal but not sure how, should be Sata1 and the Optical drive Sata 2…….. I followed that and when I switched on power all I got was a buzzing sound….. so somewhere I have gone wrong.

  2. Hello! I'm a Computer Tech. I've been upgrading computers since 1998. I have a vendor that sells me used SFF Dell's Optiplex like the one you are displaying here. I only request the Intel i3's, i5's and i7's. They don't have any hard drives or memory which, I can have at my shop. Believe it or not, he sells me the units for $20.00. Of course, they are in great shape. I bring my own hard drive and ram to make sure they are functioning correctly.I just add 1 TB Western Digital Green hard drives, and 8 GB Ram, I install whatever OS it says on the Product Key and that is all to it. Oh! I sell them for only $99.00 each. And I give the clients a 1 year warranty too!

  3. I recently got my hands on one of these 755s (The small form factor version) and discovered something interesting about it. I had upgraded the CPU to a Core2 Quad Q9650 when I realized the Bios now showed options related to Vt-d virtualization technology. Turns out both it's motherboard and the CPU I'd installed supported it.

    I never got to play with Vt-d and I am a fan of virtualization so I thought about what I could do with it. Naturally, gaming is my first go to when contemplating ideas so I came up with setting up a couple of VMs and see if I can't play some multiplayer between them.

    So I got my hands on a couple of gt 520 cards (one pci and one pcie x1) with 512mb of video ram and slotted them in. They aren't powerful cards by today's standards, but plenty good enough for some older games I was interested in installing.

    I gave the system 8 Gb of 800mhz RAM and a 1 Tb 10krpm HDD. I knew that since it was going to end up basically being a server and two desktop computers that even though I was just installing older games, it needed all the RAM and drive speed it could get without compromising storage space for the games to be installed on.

    I installed Ubuntu Server on the computer along with Linux KVM to be the hypervisor. Then I set up my drive partitions and two virtual machines, and I assigned each one of the graphics cards. Then I installed Ubuntu Desktop on each VM and they were good to go and have the games installed via wine.

    I debated whether to set up a multi-seat configuration by just plugging in two monitors and keyboard/mouse combos, or whether I wanted it to run as a headless server for a couple of thin clients, but I settled on the multi-seat setup for perfomance reasons. Remote desktop just adds a delay to everything, and for gaming it needed to be responsive. That said, so long as I wasn't trying to remote in over the internet it should have been more managable.

    I now run it as a headless server with a few cheap thin clients in separate rooms so neither player can complain about cheating by looking at the other's screen.

  4. Good quality video, nice job. One thing that would be good to include was the vid card model so we can know what works well with the board. You know the Dell, HP, Lenovo and other manufacturers don't always play nice with certain brands.

  5. For those of you asking what video card he's using, here's the best way to determine what will work: Look at how many amps a card takes up, then look at how many amps the power supply can withstand on the 12 volt rail. You also need to figure in how many amps the processor is taking up, because that's also on the 12v rail. I've had success with the Radeon HD 2400 pro, the Had 3450 pro, and the HD 4550. Look for cards with comparable amps to those 3.

  6. Found one of these in the dumpster with a fried Pentium D and no RAM, HDD, nor optical drive. Dropped $45 for a Core 2 Quad, Radeon HD, and 8 GB of RAM. Surprisingly fast and capable, considering it's a decade old.

  7. Anyone Got Spare Dell Optiplexes or any OEM PC with Socket 775 and a PCI-E Slot? I would love to take it in exchange of an origin account with

    Battlefield 3
    Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012
    FIFA 18
    Dragon Age Inquisition
    Dragon Age II
    FIFA MANAGER 14 Legacy Edition

  8. Hello mr steve… i have a question about dell optiplex 760.. i have these pc for quite sometime now and i just recently upgrade from 4gb memory to 8 gb memory.. now my question is would i be able to upgrade my processor from core 2 duo to core 2 quad which is the highest one i need is a q9650 processor that runs 3.00 ghz.. thank you and have a good day

  9. I'm sorry to tell you this, but 4 gb ddr2 sticks don't exist :S, but I see you can put in the old two 2 gb sticks for a total of 8gb, don't put two of the same next to each other, so like {0, 1, 0, 1} if you know what I mean.

    I notice now this video is 4 years old, rip.

  10. can i run gt 730 2gb ddr3 on this mother board
    • Socket LGA775
    • Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual Core, Celeron Dual Core

    • North Bridge: Intel Q45
    • South Bridge: Intel ICH10

    • 4x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Dual Channel 1333/1066 MHz non-ECC unbuff Max 16GB

    Integrated Graphics
    • Intel GMA x4500

    Expansion Slots
    • 1x PCI
    • 1x PCI Express x16

    • ADI 198x – High Definition

    • Intel 82567LM – (Gigabit)

    Rear Panel
    • 1x Display port
    • 1x RJ45 LAN
    • 6x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1x Serial port
    • 1x Parallel port
    • 1x Audio I/O
    • 1x VGA port
    • 1x eSATA
    Part Number: 3NVJ6 03NVJ6 CN-03NVJ6

  11. I got a optiplex 320 it have a ati radeon xpress 200 series graphics card.i can't lunch epic games because they says that there is a problem with your graphics card .please ensure that your card meets.the minimum system requirements and that you have the latest drivers installed.i don't no what to do please someone help me


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