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Will this PSU fit my Dell Studio XPS 8100?

Q: Will this PSU fit my Dell Studio XPS 8100?

I need a new PSU for my desktop since the one that i currently have is only 350 watts and it makes really annoying fan noise.
You think this is a good deal and will it fit my computer?
500W Power Supply fo Dell Studio XPS 8000/8100 K159T PC | eBay
If you guys have any other suggestions feel free.
And sorry if this isn't in the right topic.

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Preferred Solution: Will this PSU fit my Dell Studio XPS 8100?

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A: Will this PSU fit my Dell Studio XPS 8100?

It may "fit", but that doesn't mean anything.

At one time, most Dells used a proprietary wiring setup on their power supplies. For those PCs, you could NOT simply change to an industry-standard ATX power supply.

Dell has largely moved away from that practice, but a Google search implies that some Dells (possibly including the XPS 8100) still use proprietary wiring on PSUs. I couldn't quickly find definitive information.

So you may still need a "special" PSU for that PC and that may be what the Ebay dealer is selling.

But even then I wouldn't buy the PSU you linked. It's a no-name brand and you have no way of evaluating it nor do you know anything about its noise level (which I guess is one of your complaints).

I would:

1: Google to try to find definitive info on whether or not you need a "special" PSU for your PC.
2: If you do, I would then buy a standard ATX PSU along with a connection adapter designed to allow use of a standard ATX PSU in this particular Dell. The adapters are widely available for about $15. is one source for the adapter--among others.

I'd get a Seasonic or Corsair PSU that are known to have low noise levels. You may have to spend a bit more money.

On the other hand, you may find that your PC can use a standard PSU---in which case you would not need the adapter.

At any rate, I would not buy that Ebay PSU regardless. Go somewhere like Newegg as a source.

I'd also measure the existing PSU and make sure there are no space/clearance issues should you go with a standard PSU. For all I know, the Dell cases are very cramped or they may have even used a non-standard size as well as non-standard wiring.

You might contact forum member "Fireberd" about this. He has a lot of Dell experience and provides support on Dell forums.
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Dumps blame a hardware error triggered by win32k.sys, you have probably a defective RAM or GPU
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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A:NDIS.sys BSOD on Studio XPS 8100 related to network card

Quote: Originally Posted by GigaG

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We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
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* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
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Hi, welcome to the forum

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LOL. I had a giggle at your description of all the "things" you took off

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A:Need help on Dell Dimension 8100

Dell Dimension 8100

Follow the link below to see how to remove case, etc.
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A:Dell Dimension 8100 does not boot

What exactly do you mean by " booted the cdom drive".
Are you saying that the bios boot screen only shows the cd rom drive ?
Did you double check power connectors ,IDE cables and card seating? I have loosened a connector or two during my spring cleaning.
Do you have the diagnostic disks that come with Dell's ? They are pretty informative and they are bootable.
P.S. Welcome to Techspot!
I would also try the Dell recovery disk.
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Have currently been given a good old dell inpiron 8100!!
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A:Problem with Dell inspiron 8100 on xp sp2

and welcome to the Forum

If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD


If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here ( You will have to change the operating system to match yours.
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here you go m8 .. this should have everything you need
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A:HELP!!! Replacement Fan for Dell Dimension 8100

You should have 2 fans in the back. One on the top (power supply) and one below. The one below may serve two purposes. It may be in a plastic shroud that ducts air to/from the processor. If that one is not working, your processor may not power up. Fans usually come in 3 sizes. 80MM, 92MM and 120 MM.
120 = 4.75"
92 = 3.75" (approx)
80 = 3" (approx)

Most computer stores carry them. If not, newegg has all sizes. Just make sure where it is plugged in on the mobo. It probably is a 3 pin connector, but newer boards are starting to go to a 4 pin.
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A:Wiping Out Everything on Dell XPS 8100 Desktop

Everything needed is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 based on what's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here.

Be sure to read the Special Note to Dell OWners at the end for how to decide whether to keep the Utility partition, otherwise you'll delete all partitions during the booted install.

Pay close attention to how drivers are handled in Win7 which is not at all like XP.

You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you follow the tutorial which has been used by a million consumers without a single complaint.
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A:dell inspiron 8100 HELP asap!!

If your harddrive is truly crashed, you're totally out of luck, unless you want to pay a good grand to have the data recovered.

Is this a windows problem - or a physical hard drive problem? If it's just windows, we can most likely get your data back. Physical.. much harder.
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A:Dell Inspiron 8100 locks up...

Dude. Nothing wrong in HackJackThis list you have given to us.

Freezing up normaly results in Networking, power supply or Memory problem. Turn off your PC, and open the case. Remove the dust. Remove and put back the memory, and try again.

If same thing occurs, I wouldn't bother and reinstall Windows.

Same thing occurs, I would put a nice power bar attached to your PC.

Same thing occurs, change the power supply.

Same things occurs, you're screwed. ;-)
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External clock: 133 MHz

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Firmware: 00H5A0G3
LBA support: yes
LBA sectors: 19640880 (= 9.366 GB)
Disk cache size: 512 KB
Supported UDMA modes: 0-5
Current UDMA mode: 5
Acoustic Management support: yes
Acoustic Management enabled: yes
Current Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
Recommended Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
SMART support: yes
Temperature support: yes
Current temperature: 141░F

My questions are:

1. What is a normal operating temperature range (in Fahrenheit-degrees) for this CPU and hard disk drive?

2. What temperature would be considered "high" (resulting in damage to the CPU/HDD)?

3. Should there be frequent changes in temperature?


A:CPU/HDD Temps-Dell Inspiron 8100

Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop CPU/HDD Temperature Questions:

1. What is the standard CPU and hard disk drive temperature range during
operation (i.e. 120-150 degrees)?
2. At what temperature should the cooling fan start (CPU/HDD)?
3. At what temperature should the cooling fan stop?(CPU/HDD)?
4. At what temperature is the CPU/HDD at risk for damage?

Please provide temperatures/temperature range in degrees (Farhenheit).

Computer Information:

System manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
Product name: Inspiron 8100
CPU manufacturer: Intel
Current CPU speed: 866 MHz
External clock: 133 MHz
Max. CPU speed supported by board: 1200 MHz
L1 cache size: 32 KB (internal)
L2 cache size: 512 KB (internal)

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Firmware: 00H5A0G3
LBA support: yes
LBA sectors: 19640880 (= 9.366 GB)
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Supported UDMA modes: 0-5
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Acoustic Management support: yes
Acoustic Management enabled: yes
Current Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
Recommended Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
SMART support: yes
Temperature support: yes
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A:Need XP Drivers for Dell Dimension 8100


All Dells should have a Service Tag ID on back or underneath for notebooks.

Record that case-sensitive and take it here>

Type in Service Tag (or let it be detected)

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A:Dell Dimension 8100 power supply...

I am afraid some Dell power supplies have an extra connection to the motherboard and to use a non Dell item could lead to you frying your board.
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A:Dell Dimension 8100 Will Not Boot After Shutdown

Oh yeah, I ordered a new Dimension 8100 specific 410 watt power supply from to replace the existing Dell 250 watt stock PSU.

I know the mobo diagnostic code is saying it is a memory problem but i am still skeptical.

I really need some help here!! Here is some more information about my pc:

Dell Dimension 8100
Stock 250 Watt PSU
Pentium 4 1.4 Ghz Processor
1024 Megs Rambus Ram
2 7200 RPM 60 Gig HDs
Nvidia GeForce 3 64 MB GPU
USB 2.0/Fireware (3 and 2 slots respectively) PCI Card
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56k modem (just collects dust)
DVD ROM Drive (LG)
DVD Burner (Sony)
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A:Shopping for Dell Dimension 8100 Case Fan

mostlikely any 80mm fan would work.
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As i checked with da Dell support web, they provide a hint :

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thanx in advance.


A:Memory upgrade - Dell Dimension 8100, plz help

Your Dell uses RDRAM and those must be installed in matched pairs only, as the instruction from Dell plainly states. You will not be able to use your single 512MB module unless it is RDRAM (not SDRAM) AND you can pair it up with another identical one. Ordinarily you can only buy RDRAM in pairs regardless of capacity so I suspect your 512MB module is not RDRAM and, therefore, you can't use it.
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A:Memory Upgrade - Dell Dimension 8100, plz help

I answered your identical post elsewhere. You shouldn't post multiple identical posts as it leads to confusion when different people answer each one.
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A:Help with a blank screen on a Dell Inspiron 8100


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There have been several Posts lately concerning failed 'backlights' on LCD displays.
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A:Need Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password

Contact Dell?
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Hello. I want to replace my Radeon HD 5700 video card in a 2009 build Studio XPS 8100. The card has a long plastic piece on it that makes the card almost as long as the computer case and I can't figure out how to get the card out.

Can anyone help?

A:How to remove Radeon HD 5700 from Dell XPS 8100

Page 31 shows you how to remove the bracket

Removing the Graphics Card Bracket 1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin. 2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover). 3. Remove the two screws that secure the graphics card bracket to the drive panel. 4. Pivot the graphics card bracket up and lift it off the hinge clamp slot. 5. Set the graphics card bracket aside in a secure location.
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Hello: I need some advice on how to remove the hard drive from a Dell Dimension 8100.
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Thanks for any help.
Bob Rinaldi

A:Removing drive from Dell Dimension 8100

Click on this link then click removing and replacing parts>hard drive. It gives step by step instructions along with pics.

One thing that I find helpful when working on something I am not familiar with is to take a few pics of whatever it is with a digital camera before you start removing parts. If you need to find out where something went, just look at the pic.
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Could someone more 8100 Assistance Dimension Troubleshooting Dell in the know that I help me troubleshoot a critical problem with my Dell Dimension I m trying to figure out whether my problem is likely a failed hard drive or something more serious Problem The machine failed to boot when I powered it up yesterday The Dell startup routine displays as ususal but Windows XP does not load I just get a blank black screen with the cursor blinking in the upper left corner What I ve tried I made a Windows XP boot disk put Dell Dimension 8100 Troubleshooting Assistance it in my internal floppy drive and turned the machine on It boots to an A-prompt showing the machine recognizes the A drive When I attempt to access the hard drive by entering C I get quot invalid drive specification quot Dell Dimension 8100 Troubleshooting Assistance I get the same result when I try to access the CD-R W and DVD devices However when I power up the machine I do get LED displays on the CD-R W and DVD devices I have gone into the setup menu set the boot sequence to boot from the CD-R W drive and placed a bootable CD in the drive The machine does ot boot I Dell Dimension 8100 Troubleshooting Assistance have removed the cover turned on the machine and touched the hard drive to check for vibration No vibration I am concerned about the quot invalid drive specification quot messages above when I try to access the hard drive and CD-R W and DVD drives Does that suggest something other than a hard drive failure Anyone out there want to hazard a guess as to what my problem is nbsp

A:Dell Dimension 8100 Troubleshooting Assistance


Easy thing to try first is to pull the Hdd and see if it will boot from Cd/rom.. If not try the other way.. Unhook A:/ Try to boot. Unhook D:/ (cd) try to boot.. let us know but its probably the hard drive failed.
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A:Dell 8100 -Alert! System fan not detected

You're going to need a fan that connects to the motherboard header. Here are about 200 of 'em.

I assume you have the dell setup with the giant green shroud between the heatsink and the back of the case....

Notice that they have a 3 pin AND 4 pin connector. That will tell your BIOS that you have a fan.

That warning is wired into the motherboard so that you don't torch your CPU if it comes unplugged. Without that other connector, the system thinks you don't have a fan.
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A:Dell Inspiron 8100 Notebook-No sound

The device with the "!", right click on it and select Properties, then click on the Details tab, then on Hardware ID in the dropdown box. It should be in this format:"PCI\VEN_4444&DEV_0016&SUBSYS_40090070&REV_01"Post back what you find.
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A:Dell Dimension 8100 mobo trouble

1. Try resetting the BIOS
2. Check to see if your monitor is working by putting it in another comp
3. Try a new PSU
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I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 and it list the processor clock speed at 1000/733 mhz. The processor speed is currently at 733 mhz. Is there a setting that can be changed to achieve the full 1000mhz clock speed?
Any suggestions would be helpful.

A:Is Dell Inspiron 8100 processor speed correct?

Your Inspiron like many notebooks will throttle back your processor speed to reduce heat and prolong battery life. So even though it is a ~1Ghz processor it will at times run at 733MHz. That's normal behavior. You might be able to disable this feature in Control Panel/Power Options.
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Hello all, 

Have some questions concerning upgrading my 8100,
i am trying to get it run as a gaming computer to run things such as the most recent total war games, 
At the moment i have no graphics card (last one broke)  and am in need of a new one....
Have  looked on the web concerning this and have found that people have used the Radeon r9 270x as an upgrade. 
Which obviously means upgrading the original 350 watt PSU to support it, people have  recommended the Seasonic S12II 520  to others.....
So my question is can i just add in the radeon r9 270x and the Seasonic S12II 520 without any issues? 
Please let me know where you think i should go with this! 
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Not a computer genius nor a complete goof either.. so please be patient!!

I have a dell XPS 8100 with windows 7 Home premium sp1 64 bit

Recently this computer got a virus transferred to it from a camera card.

I took this computer to a local computer shop and the tech removed things which made my computer, in short, not the dell i purchased 2 years ago.

I contacted dell and received an OS disc for windows 7 home premium.

when i use the F8 prompt to get into restoring my computer to factory settings.. This is the first few things that confuse me as do many...
First: There is no prompt in the F8 to reset to factory condition, only a option to restore image.
2nd: I try to use advanced commands to find the OS disc which i have in the D drive but it never finds it..

Any guidance or suggestion would be of great help..
thanks so much

A:How do I install windows 7 HPsp1 64 bit on a dell xps 8100 from a disc

Hello brocker1234567 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

I strongly suspect the place you brought the system into likely wiped something necessary to see the restoration option available while cleaning the system up for you. With the recovery disk you have now received from Dell that will only see a full clean install of 7 go on once it wipes the C primary clean during the installation process.

The recovery disks acts just like any other full install media but is Dell branded. Once the clean copy of Windows is back on and you enter the OEM product key found on the sticker attached to the machine itself you will then need to go to the Dell support site to download the updates for that model. Since you already have the 7 media to use just follow the rest in the guide for performing a clean install of 7. Clean Install Windows 7
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Before I send it off, I found a couple of dell dimension 8100 base units on ebay. One of them has a harddrive on 20gb, the other has a 60gb hard drive. My harddrive in my dimension 8100 is 80gb. Dell told me that the data should still be on my 80gb drive. I have some important data that I need to restore. Is it possible if I buy one of the dell dimension 8100 base units, to transfer my 80gb hard drive to the dimension 8100 base unit from ebay without any problems? Would it work?

A:will this hard drive work on my dell dimension 8100?

should work like a charm but u heard from the techtv screen savers that dell uses differant motherborads and what not. but if you manage to get the same exact motherboard it will be no problem.i would ask the seller before you bought it what type it is. the only other thing is windows may detect the change but may not
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A:Toshiba Tecra 8100 & Dell LatitudeCPx Laptops

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A:Dell Inspiron 8100 screen display problems

I'm having this same issue on my sony vaio...

I would also like some input as the black bars are getting a little annoying...
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A:dell deminsion 8100 bios/setup prob.

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Can i use that one, too?

Thanks in advance

A:Broken Headphone Jack (Dell Inspiron 8100)

You need to buy/acquire a 3.5mm stereo screw plug.

There`s no point trying to mess with the mic plug.Even if you could
connect it,you`d only get mono.

The other socket you refer to,is most likely a Line IN.
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A:Dell Inspiron 8100 Model PP01X. Won't power up

Remove the battery and AC Adapter. Press and hold the power button for 2 minutes. Plug in the AC adapter and see if the computer turns on normally. If not, the laptop will have to be serviced
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A:DELL Dimension 8100 hard drive upgrade

Welcome to Techspot!
My Dell 8000 took a toshiba 40 Gig upgrade, with no hitches.
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A:dell studio 1737 laptop wont boot past dell logo

It could be any number of things but my first 2 guesses are possibly the hard drive or might want to take it somewhere so that you will get a correct diagnosis.
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A:How do I remove the cover from my Dell Dimension 8100? Would love to hear how!

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A:Dell XPS 8100, new hard drive - problem loading drivers

Have tried booting the computer from the DVD you created?  Insert the DVD while the computer is running, shut down the computer, restart.
Give a link to the Dell instructions for creating the DVD.
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A:Solved: Upgrading a Dell Dim 8100 - is replacing the motherboard an option

The first thing to consider is if you install a new mobo then you will have reinstall windows and software.
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This cpu is 7 yrs old.

So far no luck fixing this one or my Toshiba and have both been reduced to eeprom reset as only viable option.



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A:i need help unlocking a hard drive locked with a passord from a Dell Inspirion 8100

the only way i could think of would be to use the drive as a slave in another system with it's own operating system. this may allow you to simply view and access all of your data as a second drive.

if you can't simply access it through windows, then you may need to use a recovery program to access it.