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Dell XPS 8700 and EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 SC

Q: Dell XPS 8700 and EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 SC

Easy strait forward upgrade, NO PSU upgrade required, size of the card makes it easy to install, scores better than GTX 980 with less power consumption. Just make sure you clean uninstall the previous card download the driver form Evga for the new one and your done. 10-15 min upgrade.
I don't game so I cant day how well it does but I will be using this for video editing so i will post updates if needed. Here is a bench-test I've done: www.passmark.com/.../display.php

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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there (the post below sums it up pretty well). You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

Summary of laptop password help thread:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html
 

A:Dell BIOS password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting.

Mobile Password Help

The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password
If all options have been tried and you still require help removing your password, search Google for 3rd party alternatives
TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times, it is against our guidelines to link to external paid services
You are advised to try any or all options, with your first point of contact being the laptop manufacture, being the best option

TechSpot forums are FREE and manufacture support only

Click >Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post613153-2.html
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post572530-1.html

Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International: http://support.dell.com/support/top...ansfer_form1?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International warranty contact phone numbers
http://support.dell.com/support/top...dellcare/international_travel?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies)

Downloads

Dell Manuals :
http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~cat=12#12

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)
http://www.savefile.com/files/2063585

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html
PDF Document: http://www.savefile.com/files/2059217

laptops unlocked: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645683-913.html
Chip 24C02 24C04: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post698486-1134.html
Dell IC Numbers: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645922-916.html

SvcTag.exe :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe

Asset.com :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

Attachments
HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
How to use

 

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A:Dell Latitude E6510 will not start up

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A:Dell Optiplex 7010 motherboard

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A:I need advice on upgrading the CPU's on my Dell Precision T5400

I have a few computers and none of them come anywhere near yours so I'm puzzled that you feel any pressure to upgrade. There may be some interesting developments next year with Windows 10 and new hardware worth splashing out on.
 

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A:Nvidia GeForce GT635 video card

It says "HDMI resolution: 1920 x 1080". Which is a common port you would connect to a TV.
 

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I have a SR cd from another system and it works just fine :whew:

Don't get caught up a creek w/o a paddle - - if you plan on using a System Image to recover a system,
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-Then we click on Reset Color Settings, Input Color Format: RGB, Preset Modes: Standard.

-When click on Factory Reset again, Contrast/Brightness and Color Setting come back to the same condition as above (Contrast/Brightness are 0, Input color Format: None.
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A:Dell monitor U2713H error: settings can't be saved

What I would suggest is ask Dell if they would warenty it new it should have one and Dell should honor it. I would say they will but I have not done business with them in years, although the monitor I am using right now is one of theirs and is many years old.
 

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You might as well try installing the new fan because from your description of what you did you already voided the warranty. My guess is that those tiny pieces have a function otherwise they wouldn't be there in the first place. If your graphics card doesn't work anymore, you're just going to have to buy a new one.
 

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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19258463/19430485.aspx
 

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VitalyT said:





Dell is releasing a new 5K monitor in Q4 this year. That's your ideal 2560 x 1440 quadrupled for retina effect, while keeping the perfect proportions, with the software that supports it that is, for the total of 5120 x 2880 madness.Click to expand...

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How would you get to the control panel to disable it if it won't turn on?
 

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Which Windows and how much free space do you have?
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 3512 AMD Radeon HD 8500/8700M crashed and failed to recover

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A:Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z Benchmark

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http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/

Final Thought:




...
If you can live with high settings however, you'll boost your frame rates by around 60%, sometimes as much as 80%, which is enough to make the GTX 660 and HD 7850 practical options. ...
Fortunately, there's less to consider when choosing a processor -- just make sure you have a quad-core chip. It doesn't even have to be a new one, as even the Core i7-920 and Phenom II X4 980 took care of business. ...Click to expand...

Side note:




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The new PSU is bad as well
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Do you have a budget for how much you can spend on the Video Card itself? I would suggest shopping around because Amazon doesn't always have the best deals. Depending on where you are located, you could find some really sweet deals. Spending another $10 you can get an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487024 ) or for the same price as GTX 650 you can get a PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB ( http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8906822&CatId=7387 ). I'm not saying you have to buy either of those cards, just showing you that you have options. You could also go with an AMD video card if you wanted to. Let us know how much you can spend (on either just the Video Card or the whole system) and we can help you out.
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Hi SaAni Awan,

Please click on the link below to troubleshoot the issue you are facing with your Dell Latitude E6400. You may have to update the BIOS on your computer in order to resolve the issue.

Latitude E6400 Intermittent Slow Performance, Lock Ups, and Overheating: http://dell.to/1bwcBQB

Click on this Youtube link for a video on how to update your Dell PC's BIOS in 99 Seconds: http://dell.to/1fGmlNu

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Troubleshooting System Performance Issues on my Dell Laptop: http://dell.to/16hW6qA

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Try this:
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Generaltuber said:





I'm not familiar with any other graphics cards so some help would be nice. I'm looking for a card that can run any game on ultra settings for under 500 dollars. That is possible by the way, that's what the Gtx 570 was. It also needs to be able to support dual monitors.Click to expand...

If you can wait a few more months AMD will be releasing their next generation of graphics cards. AMD has what is know as Eyefinity, which commonly supports 3 independent monitors per graphics card.


 

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Quote found here - http://hardforum.com/showpost.php




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Click on the links below to troubleshoot and resolve Wired and Wireless Networking Issues on your Dell computer.

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A:Need advice for soldering Dell Inspiron 1501 motherboard

Can you post an photo of your soldering?I'm not sure if I can help, but an image might help us understand what you are looking at.

I solder quite often, and have done repair work such as you are attempting. I do know it is easiest to when there is only one solder joint to contend with. One joint such as a wire you can pull the wire as you heat and once hot enough the wire will pull free. Several solder joints are a different ballgame. There are two choices, and one choice I've never had the equipment to do so. Heating every join at the same time, can be done by blowing hot air across the component. I've never had the equipment for it, so I've been left with the choice of cleaning each joint one at a time. I noticed this is how you were attempting solder removal.

Solder tips must be clean and prepped for use. A trashy tip can cause an insulated barrier and prevent heating of the solder joint. Always tin your tips with a tad of solder before you ever use it the first time. If you don't tin your tip, you will always have trouble using it.
Pre-heat the tip so you are not waiting and possibly causing damage to the solder joint and/or component. Spending too much time on a solder joint is never a good idea. You want to heat the joint as quickly as possible without heating everything else.
On removal with the wick, the wick needs to be just as clean as the solder tip or it will not absorb any of the solder. A little bit of soldering flux may help the wick absorb. But if the wick has already been used, it is doubtful it will work again.
Soldering flux is always helpful when soldering joints back in place anyway. Especially on surfaces that have not been soldered previously. It doesn't take much, a finger smear is plenty sufficient. however on multi-strand wire you will want enough flux to absorb into the strands of the wire.
Don't bubble your joint, all you need is a slim joint connection. More solder will do nothing for the joint. Watch for solder beads, that can unexpectedly drop off your tip cause shorts.
One last piece of advice, soldering is no different than welding metal. Solder will not stick unless both surfaces are heated. If you only heat one side of the joint, solder will not stick to the other side. It's usually a better to try and heat the larger surface first as the smaller heats up more quickly. It's the timing of both surfaces that you want heated at the same time.
 

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A:Dell Studio - Screen goes dark when moving the lid

I had the same problem with a laptop a couple of years ago. I actually pin pointed the problem down to a wire. A wire that feeds into the screen was getting pinched slightly and it was causing the backlight not to work. If you are inclined to try, I would carefully take it apart and check for any pinched or crimped wire(s).
 

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A:Dell XPS M1530 screen be funky

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A:Nvidia geforce 315m?

It will probably run BF3 at low settings with a terrible frame rate, there are a few videos on you tube.



If you are buying the laptop for just high end gaming. I would not bother.

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