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My Dell XPS 8700 2014 is driving me nut

Q: My Dell XPS 8700 2014 is driving me nut

Since I upgraded to W10, the Audio Service and internet connection both keep crashing. Randomly.

My computer is the only one hard-wired to the router. We have others and none loses their signal. I made sure to try wi-fi on and off, no difference. Tried a different cable.

The Audio service crashing is much more annoying. It happens every 15 minutes. Everytime, I can restart the service like if nothing happened.

I tried to update drivers, disable / uninstall every listing in the Audio controllers (device manager). I have NVIDIA, Realtek and Logitec Webcam 500 High Definition Audio.

Audio service keeps crashing, no matter what.

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A: My Dell XPS 8700 2014 is driving me nut

So far the culprit is *tadam*; Microsoft Security Center.

Now disabled and back with Avast.

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A:Dell XPS 8700 Driving Me Nuts

Hi teacherdan,
It seems that the wireless and chipset drivers are missing. Click on this link http://dell.to/11iojrK -> type the service tag of the computer -> choose the operating system -> expand Chipset, download all the options listed. Then expand Network, download and install either Dell DW1703 or Intel 6235 WIFI driver.
Hope this helps.

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A:Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, Freezes at dell loading screen unable to boot up.

Hi Mattmazz
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all the connectors and then hold down the power button for 15 secs, now remove the memory modules and put them back one by one and observe for any changes. 
If possible please try another set of memory modules. If there is a separate graphics card, remove that as well and try the onboard. 
Regards

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A:Latest Version of Dell Audio is missing "Show Meters" button. (Windows 10, Dell XPS 8700)

I feel that I should be more observant. In Control Panel > Sound > Playback > Select the Realtek device > Properties > Levels there are the exact changes I need. I don't know why I didn't notice until now. Could explain why there was no "Show Meters" button in this release but I thought Windows 7 also had the same leveling and there was the leveling in Dell Audio as well.
I'm still going with a new sound card from Creative however, seen a super nice $70 one that looks awesome and seems to have features to match.

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A:ISO Comments on this rig: Dell XPS 8700

What is the current computer u have now? As far as business it does not take that much of a computer, and a new video card for it might do for the running of multiple monitors.
 

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A:Dell XPS 8700 RAM upgrade

Laptops first started using DDR3L which is why the market is flooded with it, however you just need to look for the desktop version for your computer.  If you go to crucial they should have an auto test that will detect the correct ram for your machine and give you the list of options you can pick from.  

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My suggestion. shutdown, unplug both power and SATA from your old HDD reboot and see if it works.
Assuming it does, we can sort out next steps to get your HDD setup as a data disk.
What version of Windoze? What BIOS version. It don't think either matter but it might help to answer the questions.

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What OS version?
have you run build-in diagnostics?
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A:Installing SSD on Dell XPS 8700

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Nothing for ssd's is automatic in 7
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A:Dell XPS 8700 crashing after install ssd

What did you use to install Windows 8.1?
 
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A:BSOD mostly while playing (Dell XPS 8700)

Apologies for the delay, do you still need help with the BSOD's?

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If you have the current bios A10 or later yes.  Older systems will require a bios update.
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NEW thread started to discuss XPS 8700 Nvidia GTX video card upgradesPlace holder for new thread to discuss XPS 8700 AMD video card upgrades===============================
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A:What do the flashing lights mean on the front of the Dell XPS 8700?

Hi Troyj1972
Thanks for writing to us. 
Do you see a cylindrical icon beside the light, it indicates the hard drive. 
Which means there is a continuous access of data on the system which is indicated by the hard drive activity light. Even if you haven open any programs the HD activity will still blink as the windows is using few backend programs , drivers etc. 
The system is working normal, nothing to worry about. 
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A:Need some help with Dell 8700 XPS i7-4790 - won't turbo boost

Can we double check your cpu clock measurements?
What are you using to measure core processor speeds?
I suggest HWiNFO64 as it shows per-core clock and current/min/max
Another good tool is Intel XTU.

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you are the best

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A:Problem installing ATI HD 5770 on Dell XPS 8700

Hi Was your Original OS Windows 8? ...

It also seems possible that your Computer is not Compatible with some Graphics Cards ..
Have seen this with your Model and Xps 8500..
I am sure that you have checked that the card does work ...

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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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A:Which 32 RAM upgrade for Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK

nancygail
Could someone give me some specific links, perferalby on amazon, to the RAM i'd need to upgrade my current machine Dell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktp, which has 16 in 4 slots (of course) to 32?
I'd like to do it as cheap as possible.
Thanks!
Nancy 
nancygail
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A:Audio distortion with Windows 7 Pro on a Dell XPS 8700 SE

Before you go getting a new hard drive, I also had this issue. There are two versions of Win 7, one includes drivers and one doesn´t. Try this: go into your device manager and scan down to find your Audio then look to see if there are any big yellow questions marks. These will be missing or out of date drivers. Update or install these drivers then see how you go. Control panel> sound> test. Good luck.

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BSOD dump files attached.

? OS - Windows 8 64bit
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 8 64bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Came-preinstalled, but I reinstalled it when installing brand new SSD
? Age of system (hardware) Less than 2 weeks
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Less than 2 weeks

? CPU: Intel i7
? Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GE GT625
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage

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A:Brand New Dell XPS 8700 - Multiple BSODs

I have debugged the dumps and all seem to have the same error, I have done some research about your crashes and have found some possible causes:

1.) Incorrect BIOS Configuration
2.) Faulty RAM Module

The Fixes for these are as follows:
1.) Restore the BIOS Configuration
-OR-
2.) Remove the faulty RAM.

Modifying BIOS/CMOS settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. I cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk. But it may be the only way to fix the BSOD's you are encountering.

If I was in your position I would try restoring the BIOS first, before trying to remove RAM. If you are ensure on how to restore the BIOS please look at this before trying: How can I reset CMOS or BIOS settings?

I wouldn't try the hard reset unless the normal defaults do not work. If neither work then try removing the RAM.

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A:Dell XPS 8700 BACKUP-RESTORE MEDIA

As far as I know yes, just keep your backup files/folders in a single folder in the root directory.  The restore program should ignore it since I believe its just a generic script that it runs.

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A:Dell XPS 8700 slowing to crawl with Low Memory warnings

You have a high end CPU and 8GB of RAM. You should NOT be having slowness issues, tbh.

Have you checked that the HSF is free if dirt dust and debris? Have you checked the CPU temps while under load?

Open msconfig and post everything under the STARTUP tab.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-xps-8700-slowing-to-crawl-with-low-memory-warnings.1166873/
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I have also have added an addition 3TB Hard Drive to the PC as well

Will my current PSU suffice? or do i need to upgrade my PSU as well? If so, any recommendations?

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I do think you will need another power supply. It has been reported that it is better to buy a power supply with a depth of around 5.9". Retail power supplies added to replace the Dell OEM 460w power supply =Seasonic X650 Gold 650wCorsair AX760 ATX 750w

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A:Windows 10 failed to install on Dell 8700 Desktop

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www.youtube.com/watch

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A:Dell XPS 8700, PCASp60, NIDS6 & multiple BSOD crashes per day

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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The optical drive is:
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Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver version: 6.1.7601.19133
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A:Dell XPS 8700 Optical drive rejecting ALL discs for burning

Forgot to add..
the Optical drive is
HL - DT- ST- DVD+ RW GHA2N SCSI CDRom Device

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A:Dell XPS 8700 with AMD Radeon R9 270 - random black screens and shut downs

*Which* 8700 system did you buy?
The system that you bought was *fine* for how it was delivered and "spec'ed" for.
The system that you bought was *not* designed to allow the user to do "any type of upgrade" they wanted.
For *most* XPS 8700 systems, an MD Radeon R9 270 is far past what the system was spec'ed for.
Dell offers *many* *options* in building systems. :-)

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www.realhardtechx.com/.../Page362.htm

www.tomshardware.com/.../power-supply-270-system.html

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That's what's *required* for advanced graphics cards, *unless other mods are done to the system*.
For one, I strongly suggest a heat-sink upgrade along with a bigger power supply.

[on Soapbox] :)
Imho, if people want an gaming system, then Dell sells gaming systems. :-)
***If people want to upgrade a desktop, the it's 110% up to the user to do the required mods. And, realize that you loose your Dell warranty, and Dell support may not be able to help with any system problems. Dell support knows the systems that Dell sells. They can't know, or support, the trillions of combinations that are possible by mixing/matching parts.
[off Soapbox] :)
So, in summary: Get a bigger power supply and get a better CPU cooler. If you want a gaming system next time, check out the Dell systems designed for gaming and high performance graphics.

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A:[XPS 8700] Problems Installing Dell Wireless 1703 Driver Version 10.0.0.301, A01

Try this driver:
http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02227589M/1/3340_Network_Driver_XVXC6_WN_10.0.0.320_A00.EXE

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A:dell xps 12 ghosting screen burn effect after warranty is over in 2014.

Hi Mbnz230,
Can you send me a PM with the Service Tags of the 2 affected XPS12's and I'll check them for you. 
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LED on the motherboard will be on as long as the PC is plugged into a working outlet. It's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
If you unplug the PC from the wall and press/hold the power button for ~15 sec, that LED will go off. Again, perfectly normal...
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Hi,
Good security combination,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/206705-good-free-system-security-combination.html
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Hi Cheech63
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all connector and hold down the power button for 10 sec and then try to boot up again. 
Also if there is a separate graphics card, remove the graphics card and try the onboard connection. Simultaneously you can try another monitor just in case, to rule out the monitor. 
Await your response.
Regards

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A:Still getting 5 beeps on XPS 8700

Hi Catechuman,
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Hi,
Good day !Thank you for writing to the Dell community forum.
In this case since the light on the motherboard is ON,  it confirms that the system board is receiving power from the power supply unit,but unable to transmit it .It is important for us to confirm the status of the power button .Kindly assist me by performing these troubleshooting steps,
1)What is the status of the power button.
2)when we try to turn on the system ,check and advise if you hear beeps from the system.Since they also indicate the faulty component.
3)Also remove the memory modules from the system ,try turning on the system with 1 memory module at a time by testing them on each slot individually .
4)I would like to know if the system's graphic card and memory modules works on different system .
Awaiting your reply.If there are any more queries do reply to this community thread,we will be glad to assist you .
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When you go on vacation you should unplug the computer from the power outlet especially in the summer when thunderstorms are prevalent. Buying a UPS battery backup device for constant protection is a good idea. Power surges are deadly to electronics.
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Hi timaltmann,
Thank you for reaching out to us.
Please update the BIOS to the latest version available on the Dell Support site.
Has there been any recent hardware or software changes done? Does this happen on using any specific application?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
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Those might work, but these will work. The OEM timings are CL11, and those are CL9. if the BIOS likes that memory it might run at DDR3 1600 or might downclock the memory to 1333.
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www.crucial.com/.../CT7350422
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Hi Gkrlid,Thanks for posting.Not sure if the PSU will power the z97 motherboard as Dell's power supplies are proprietary.  Here's an article from Tom's Hardware that might be helpful.

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A:Won't Start - Intermittent XPS 8700

Hi JIM HARDIN,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please try to start the system with one memory module at a time or with alternate memory module.
You can also follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the below link:
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(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
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I have a new Dell XPS 8700 , it has 6 audio jacks with teeny tiny symbols, which colored jack do I plug my stereo speakers into? For now I have them plugged into the headphone jack on top of the computer. The volume here is very low. I tried plugging into the 6 jacks with no luck. The speakers are from an older Dell.

A:XPS 8700, audio jacks

green=stereo output front channels                 black=stereo output rear              grey=stereo output side
gold=dual output, center, subwoofer                blue=stereo output line level        pink=mono microphone output
At least that's what my xps 8700 book says.  Check the speaker icon in the taskbar for sound levels, they may be set real low. Also check accessories,sound, recorder, click on O.K., click on speakers. Hope this helps.
 

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I currently have an XPS 8700 running a Geforce GT 640 card with three monitors, and want to add two more.  I attempted to purchase another 640 card and SLI the two together, but they won't fit into the case together.  My next step was to purchase a GT 620 card an attempt to run the two of those together(but not SLI), but for some reason my computer isn't recognizing the new card.  I'm fairly certain the 620 has power and I installed the drivers for it, but it's still not recognizing it and the monitors won't work when plugged in.  Is there some setting that I have to change to get the system to run two cards at once?

If it isn't possible to run 5 monitors in this fashion, what would be the best way to do so?  

Thank you for any help.

A:XPS 8700 - trying to run 5 monitors with Geforce

You only have one PCI-e X16 slot for video in the XPS 8700 so where are you installing that second video card? The other PCI-e slots (x1 and x4) probably don't  have enough bandwidth for a video card.
If your 3 monitors are currently connected to the add-in GT 640 video card, you should be able to connect the fourth to one of the onboard video ports, but only after you go into BIOS setup and enable the Intel Multi-Display option.
A fifth monitor could be connected using a USB>{video} dongle, where {video} is one of the ports available on the monitor, eg USB>HDMI or USB>VGA, etc.

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The Speakers work fine, but no headphones.  Thanks if you can help.

A:Headphones on XPS 8700 not working

Try plugging the headphones into the top of the tower headphone jack instead of the back one which is hard to see and identify correctly. The top of the tower has 2 usb ports, a mic port and a headphone port.

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Does the XPS 8700 come with an internal microphone? When I go to speakers and right click on the icon, then go to recording devices.  It shows that the microphone is not plugged in. I figure that is for an external microphone. How do I verbally communicate with Cortana or use a webcam without a microphone (other than buying an external one)?
Please let me know where to look to find the internal microphone?

A:Internal Microphone for XPS 8700

The XPS 8700 does not have an internal microphone. You must purchase one and connect it to the pink port on the rear of the tower.
Realtek ALC3861 7.1 integrated audioGray = Middle surround outBlack = Rear surround outOrange = Sub-woofer and center out Pink = Microphone inGreen = Front Speaker out, Headphone out Blue = Stereo Line in

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT4K8G3D1608ET3LX0

Cas Latency: 8
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Item #: N82E16820148659
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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Hello there.
I bought my XPS 8700 two years ago, and it was going very well, until some months ago.
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My system specs:
Video card: Nvidia GT635
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There is no mention nor indication of any lights in any picture or manual I could find on the web.

A:XPS 8700 Indicator Lights

Yes. It has a small white HDD indicator light on the front, and the power button on top lights up too. 

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P.S. OS is Windows 8.1 Pro

A:XPS 8700 BIOS update from A04 to A11

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I want to update the BIOS from its present A04 edition to the latest A11 edition in order to use a GTX 960 graphics card without bricking the mobo or otherwise running into problems. Is it safe to use the A11 update executable directly or do I have to go through individual updates to editions 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11 one at a time? If so, are there any known current problems and workarounds? I would be grateful for help based on experience with edition-jump updates. TIA, BobInPhila
P.S. OS is Windows 8.1 Pro
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You only need use the latest BIOS version A11.
Bev.

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A:XPS 8700, Low audio from S2415H?

Explain in detail how the XPS 8700 is connecting to the S2415H. Every cable, every port.

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