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Community Article Microphone and Line-In Problems with Dell Vostro 3470 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Microphone and Line-In Problems with Dell Vostro 3470 Carl ✭ April 2020 in General Discussion We are having problems with the line-in port, and the microphone to the microphone port of our Dell Vostro 3470.  We need to connect and make recordings from our digital piano to the line-in port, and the microphone to the microphone port of the Vostro.  Neither of these are working.  We cannot make any recordings because the recording software will not load when it cannot find a microphone.  We've tried any number of things to get it to work with no success.  For one thing, the instructions "how to setup a microphone for Windows 10" appears to be incorrect.  How do we configure a microphone? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Fan for Dell Inspiron 3500 Model P86F — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Fan for Dell Inspiron 3500 Model P86F Ladybugf8 ✭ July 2020 in General Discussion My fan is dying.  Dell really dropped the ball on this one. I downloaded the specs for my laptop, nothing with the word "fan" in it. I called their support, person disconnected the call. I searched their tech support--no part number for a fan. The laptop is out of warranty by a couple weeks and Dell refuses to replace it. I hate taking apart laptops and only want to do it once--when I actually replace the fan. Anyone know how to find out the part number? I want to get the correct fan. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin July 2020 When you searched for Dell's part number, did you go to their website and try looking it up by the service tag? https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/partsforyourdell/index?~ck=mn I'd start there, if you haven't.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ladybugf8 ✭ July 2020 That was the first thing I did. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin July 2020 If Dell won't provide the part information, I'm not sure there's a better way to figure out what fan is in a system than just Googling it, or opening up the computer and checking the part number on the unit itself. Our service desk could verify the correct parts with Dell if you were to bring it in to us for repair, but it sounds like you want to do it yourself.  I tried to find some information online but "Inspiron 3500" doesn't appear to be a model I can find information on, I found information for Latitude 3500 or Vostro 3500 instead. Are you sure this is an Inspiron model? If you private message me your service tag I can double check.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I know with Apple products this is done automatically, but in checking Dell's support site, it still shows the laptop as only having the base one-year coverage. Any advice is appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin January 3 Hello @saturnotaku What day did you purchase the Dell laptop? The ProSupport you purchase from us would register with Dell automatically, however, it can take a few days for this to be updated in their system. You can also verify the service tag on the laptop itself to make sure it matches the one on the receipt.  If it has already been a few days and it is still not showing the accurate warranty info, then go ahead and send me the reference number in a DM, I will be happy to help you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook saturnotaku ✭ January 4 Hi Joseph, I received an email from Dell confirming that the ProSupport coverage for the laptop has been activated. Like I said I'm used to Apple products where it shows on the receipt, and coverage activates immediately. Guess I needed to exercise a little more patience.  Appreciate the reply all the same.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 4 Glad to hear that the warranty information was activated. Sometimes Dell does take a little time to process this coverage activation. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any other concerns or questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 823 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Registering a Dell ProSupport warranty purchased from MicroCenter — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Registering a Dell ProSupport warranty purchased from MicroCenter Shane_Motes ✭ June 30 in Store Information and Policy Howdy, I recently purchased a system from Micro Center with a 4 year warranty from Dell but it has not updated on their website. Would someone be able to assist me in making sure the warranty get's updated? Thank you, Shane Motes 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin July 1 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8826/registering-a-dell-prosupport-warranty-purchased-from-microcenter Hello, I have sent you an email regarding this. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Shane_Motes ✭ July 15 I got an email pertaining to my cart being updated with the corrected service tag but my warranty has yet to be updated on the Dell site. Please advise. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34289#Comment_34289 Greetings, looking into this, it appears our team has already been in contact with you via email last night. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Do you have a Dell 65Wh battery in store? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Do you have a Dell 65Wh battery in store? Flo ✭ October 2020 edited June 3 in General Discussion Do you have a Dell65Wh battery in the store? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSKevinG admin October 2020 Good Morning Flo and welcome to the Micro Center community.  Do you by chance have the specific model of the Dell laptop that you are need the battery for? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Build of the Week: 8/7 - 8/13 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Build Showcase Build of the Week: 8/7 - 8/13 SeanM admin August 13 edited September 3 in Build Showcase Every week, we choose some of our favorite builds submitted to our Build Showcase, with one very talented builder getting highlighted as our Community Build of the Week and also getting an exclusive Micro Center T-Shirt! This week's Community build is: Rainbow Bonsai Created by Garrett H Want your chance to be showcased? Just submit your build to our Build Showcase and you might be the new Community Build of the Week! And be sure to follow our socials @MicroCenter with the hashtag #MCFeatureFriday to get every Build of the Week in your feed! Looking for past Build Of The Weeks? We've got them all in the Build Showcase section of the forum! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin August 13 Congrats! Lovely looking build! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook This discussion has been closed. Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 34 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 821 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to enable or disable the Touchpad on a Dell Inspiron 15R Notebook - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker How to enable or disable the Touchpad on a Dell Inspiron 15R Notebook - Micro Center This article will show you how to enable and disable the touchpad on a Dell Inspiron 15R Notebook. NOTE: While this model is no longer sold by Micro Center or the manufacturer, this information may still be useful to those using this model of computer. Here is how to do this: First, locate the FN (Function) key. It is located at the bottom left corner of the keyboard to the right of the CTRL (Control) key. Notice that the FN key is orange. Now take a look at the top row of keys on the keyboard there is a row of keys starting with the letter F (F1, F2, F3, F4...) on each of these F keys there is an orange icon. The FN key allows you to use those orange icons. In this instance, we want to enable or disable the touchpad if you notice on the F3 key there is a picture of a touchpad with an X through it. This will allow you to enable or disable your touchpad. First press and hold the FN key and then press the F3 key at the same time. Notice at the top of your touchpad an orange light came on this means your touchpad is disabled. If you press FN and F3 at the same time again the light above the touchpad will turn off meaning the touchpad is now enabled. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article What does refurbished mean? - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker What does refurbished mean? - Micro Center What what do Certified Refurbished, Remanufactured, and Off Lease Refurbished mean? Certified Refurbished This product has been refurbished to original factory specifications or better by the original manufacturer or their designated manufacturing facility.  The product is fully tested by component. Any electronic hardware not passing diagnostic testing is replaced. Any case, screen, or other external components of the product are inspected for imperfections, and defects are repaired or replaced to meet or exceed the original specifications; some manufacturers will allow minor cosmetic blemishes that do not affect device performance or enjoyment. Consumable components like batteries must meet a highly acceptable standard or are replaced with new. The product must run through and pass normal manufacturer testing before being repackaged for sale. Certified Refurbished products come fully backed with a limited warranty that is typically backed by the original manufacturer and can also be promptly facilitated at the Micro Center Store. *Apple, HP, Dell, and others use the description Certified Refurbished *Similar descriptions of Certified Refurbished might include Certified Pre-Owned (Samsung) Remanufactured This product has been remanufactured to factory specifications by a reputable repair company. It is NOT just a used product that has been cleaned up and called refurbished; this product will have all the form, fit and function of a like new product. The product is disassembled and fully tested by component. Any electronic hardware not passing diagnostic testing is replaced. Any case, screen, or other external components of the product are inspected for imperfections, and defects are repaired or replaced to meet or exceed the original manufacturer specifications. Consumable components like batteries must meet a highly acceptable standard or are replaced with new. The product is reassembled and must run through and pass normal manufacturer testing before being repackaged for sale. Remanufactured products come fully backed with a limited warranty that is promptly facilitated at the Micro Center Store. Off Lease Refurbished Off lease refurbished products typically refer to a product that has been used for a period of time, often in a business or educational environment, but still has useful life remaining. An off-lease product typically goes through general testing to make sure that it works before it is offered for resale but is not necessarily restored to a specific like-new condition. Off lease refurbished products may have some cosmetic blemishes due to normal use, and while they come with all components necessary to function as intended, the components may not exactly match the original manufacturer specification of that model. One benefit with off lease refurbished products is they offer potentially the most significant savings compared to refurbished, remanufactured, or similar brand-new product. Off lease refurbished products are backed with a limited warranty that is promptly facilitated at the Micro Center Store. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Replacement for Dell Part # A8733212 (8GB - 2Rx8 DDR3L UDIMM 1600MHz) — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Replacement for Dell Part # A8733212 (8GB - 2Rx8 DDR3L UDIMM 1600MHz) Jred ✭ February 7 edited June 7 in General Discussion We are looking to upgrade a few Dell OptiPlex 3040 Small Form Factor (SFF) workstations to 16 GB of RAM.  Although Dell confirmed that each upgrade would require two 8 GB RAM sticks with Dell Part # A8733212 (8GB - 2Rx8 DDR3L UDIMM 1600MHz), they no longer offer this particular part or a replacement.  They relayed that our only option would be a third party vendor.  Do you offer a replacement for Dell Part # A8733212 that would be compatible with a Dell OpiPlex 3040 SFF workstation?  Thanks for any information you can provide. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin February 7 Greetings @Jred Here's a product from Crucial that matches the specifications and should work just fine for you: https://www.microcenter.com/product/460739/crucial-8gb-(1-x-8gb)-ddr3l-1600-pc3-12800-cl11-single-channel-desktop-memory-module-ct102464bd160b---green  It is listed on Crucial's compatible upgrade site for the 3040 SFF here as well: https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/dell/optiplex-3040-small-form-factor  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 823 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Screen replacement for Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop non-touch screen — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Screen replacement for Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop non-touch screen Gus ✭ December 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I want to replace the screen on my Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop non-touch screen because the ideal viewing angle is about 120 degrees and this aims the webcam over my head, making it not so useful for video chat. Is it possible to replace the screen with another screen that isn't the one it was originally manufactured to be used with? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin December 2020 @Gus I'm not sure another screen will solve your issue. For a Dell, those systems could function with an aftermarket LCD screen that is designed for the Inspiron 3593. But those screens would be designed for the Inspiron 3593 and to work with it; so the screen would function the same way the current Inspiron 3593 screen works. You could get an external web cam and plug it into the Dell's USB port and have the webcam to the side of the laptop for better video chat. Just a suggestion. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article 3 part question about Dell Inspiron 1564 Harddrive replacement — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts 3 part question about Dell Inspiron 1564 Harddrive replacement Kec2 ✭ March 13 in Help Choosing Parts 1) I need a recommendation (confirmation) on a hardrive for this laptop. I have been told I can upgrade to SATA 1TB 7.2rpm 512e 2.5in What drives meet this specification? 2) Can my exixting drive be copied over so I can use it pretty much plug and play? 3) Does the tech dept do this? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 13 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7919/3-part-question-about-dell-inspiron-1564-harddrive-replacement Hello! Yes you can change the hard drive in this. A 2.5" 7200rpm drive is a tough find. As seeing the laptop already has a 5400rpm drive, if you're looking for an upgrade in storage and speed, I'd suggest looking at a 1 TB 2.5" SSD for just a few dollars more than a standard 1TB 5400RPM drive. Something such as https://www.microcenter.com/product/508183/inland-professional-1tb-ssd-3d-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive will work great with your laptop. We can assist you with this process. 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It has been a very long time since I was last down to St. Davids PA and am planning to travel back down to purchase everything based on the answer(s) to this post- some time this week, most likely. My current system is a Gateway FX6803-35. This is a dual channel Core i7, running Windows 7 (64) Ultimate. I would prefer to select and install mid-to-high speed motherboard and CPU, have a good graphics arrangement with reasonable speed, (video editing, some gaming but nothing that would classify me as a cutting-edge gamer,) that supports at least two monitors. I really want to run through HDMI as this is what my monitors and larger flat screens have. While I am not opposed to a complete off-the-shelf option, I was screwed by Gateway the first and last time I purchased- because they used a defective sound setup that was patched- and every time Microsoft did an update, it completely hosed the install, and is the reason I now have a total of four 1.5 TB drives... because it was the fastest option to get back up and running at the time. So a full OTS system will be a hard sell, but I would consider it for the right configuration. I would like to keep: (3x) SATA HDDs, a Blu-Ray drive, my CD/DVD drive, and my power supply, if possible. I am a HUGE interconnection geek. I run a Nostromo gaming pad, a VisTablet pen input pad, a Steinway music interface, a USB ergo keyboard, USB and wireless gaming mice, and often utilize a serial port adapter (USB) to run an external Shortwave radio that I wrote an application to control. I create digital music, process digital video, and do a ton of photo editing- using Adobe Creative Master Suite CS5. (Adobe "assured" me that I could reinstall their package on this new system... holding breath with a smirk...) I am looking for recommendations. (Is PowerSpec a store brand? If so I would definitely reconsider my hesitation to buy an Off-The-Shelf / pre-built system. I really trust your company, and that is understated to save space here...) I am not dead-set against anything, but I am a pragmatic person who isn't afraid to put money where it makes the most significant improvement, and hesitate spending it just to have "the best available." The kind of person who will drive a vehicle because it still goes, not because it looks good. The current Gateway : 2.8 GHz core duo, *9 GB DDR3*, *Radeon Graphics CARD, I think! w/1024 MB*, Windows 7 Ultimate (will install Win 10, unless I could port all my apps to Linux and break out of the MS racket,) DDR3 SDRAM, Serial ATA HDDs (room for 3 HDD and two optical drives.), DVD +R and Blu-Ray. I apologize that this is so wordy, AND that it is likely I left out some key information. I have always built my own systems, but stopped 10 years ago... and have been paying for it ever since. I lost track of the changes in technology along the way. Heck... the online source I used to buy from doesn't even exist anymore LOL! Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer! I am excited to take a trip back down to Philly... 20 years ago this was a destination for me and a few friends to take a road trip! -"Savage223" 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Savage223 ✭ April 11 edited April 11 EEsh... I apologize... my didn't work for the content on what I think I need. Note that I do not know what my form factor is, and the information i've been able to find online is limited. I also want to keep my case, so that's why I want to know. I would like to add 32GB of fast system memory, possibly 64. I would consider both re-using or replacing my current graphics card. Stupid, but I THINK this was a discreet card instead of an on-board/on-chip graphics system... I don't have the computer where I am right now to look. I think I should be in the Core i5 to Core i7 CPU category, and am perfectly fine considering AMD if it is thought they are just as good. I'd like a decent cache but have no clue if a high cache is actually utilized optimally (if it is worth the extra dough,) or even if my apps can utilize the added capacity in a way that makes the extra expenditure worth my while. I prefer USB 3.0, if it is actually backwards compatible, and really only need 1-2 USB C connections. I prefer the full-sized port, because I have only a GoPro and a phone that use USB-C. Forgive me for the early omission. I'll be glad to answer as need be. Thanks again! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 11 Hello @Savage223 and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. If you are wanting to upgrade your Gateway to a video editing and gaming pc, we'd recommend to invest in a pre-built pc that already has the parts for this type of computing. There's not much benefit in upgrading older PCs to be newer systems. At the point, a re-build PC from scratch is needed. May as well just go with a pre-built system that already has everything you need and works. If you can share what your budget is for a PC, we'll can inform you of some pre-built system to look at. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 11 Thanks for the quick reply! I expect to pay around $1000. If will go higher, but would want to see a fast primary drive- likely a SSD that would be sized large enough to run the OS paging and graphics caches; a fast i7 class CPU; 64gb of fast ram minimum; an optical drive, (Blu-Ray is not necessary in the new system,) the HDMI and USB I need; built-in WiFI and an included external antenna (if possible, though I can easily run CAT5 to it,) and a decent sound card that supports 5.1 surround sound at minimum. This may be totally unreasonable at my desired high point of $1500. Note that I do not need "extreme gamer" level graphics; I am more interested in running video that is, at most, the 4k produced by GoPro and Sony action video cameras. I use Adobe Premier for video editing, and I expect some lag in processing times, but this is consumer level versus semi-professional video production. I hope this makes sense... :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 11 @Savage223 what MC store are you near? $1500 will get you the 64gb of RAM, GPU and a fast processor. We can look up the computer at your store. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 11 St. David's, PA - Just outside of Philadelphia. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 11 @Savage223 take a look at the link below. Take a look at the Powerspec G164 sku# 210286. It has 16gig of ram which is a great start for video editing and gaming. You can add more memory later up to 64 gigs or more. It has a RX 5500 XT which is a great card, can do 4k with a display port cable and 4K monitor, if you have one. Also look at the Dell XPS 8940 sku# 150383. Good card and 16 gigs of memory. And last, the Powerspec G508 sku# 251918 has 16 gb of RAM, RTX 3060 GPU (one of the best graphic card on the market), with a Ryzen 5 5600x CPU. This would be the recommended machine to go with based on the current St. Davids inventory as of today. Link: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294967292+4294819035&myStore=true&storeid=061 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 12 These seem right on, especially the PowerSpec, with a few issues, I think. (I could only take a quick look for the moment.) I run dual HDMI based monitors, and none have more than one port. I want to maintain an optical drive, because I have a lot of wedding photos and other things archived on discs. I want to be able to add at least one separate HDD to the system, and I actually have three that have very low hours and test good. It doesn't look like these (cases, at least,) will accept more than 1 drive, if even that. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 12 To hook up multiple HDMI monitors (if it only has one port), you'd need a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter/converter cable. For a DVD drive, you'd need an external option for this PC (and most PCs these days) - Any of these would connect via USB and work: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966941 Which specific system / model were you looking at in regards to adding extra hard drives? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 14 I actually like all three of these 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31133#Comment_31133 Hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the Dell, SKU 150383 has maybe 1 slot for an additional drive at the top right. The G509 SKU 251918 and G164 21028 both have 1 internal 2.5" bay as they share the same case. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 17 I chose the G707! More than I planned on spending, but for the reasons follow after a quick question: What is the BEST way to create a baseline recovery "disc"? Of course, there is no optical drive for "disc," and I used a dedicated thumb drive for my HP Laptop for this purpose. But this is Win10 and a pre-built system- so what is your recommendation for a recovery disc that allows me to re-install the pre-installed Win10 software? At what other points would you recommend making a baseline recovery disc, or is there a better way to capture significant configuration events, such as installation of all my hardware, installation of larger apps like Adobe Suite, and that kind of thing? Do you just keep verifying everything works after every significant change or set of changes? What do you recommend? I chose the G707 over the others because: 2 available SATA ports on the board. (Maybe no room, but at least I can connect a HDD for file transfer purposes, even if temporarily.) ATX vs MicroATX (better power management) based on what I read beforehand on a separate site. Twice the installed RAM This is just the short list. I have to try to fire it up today, very excited! Thanks for your advice so far! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 17 You would be looking for a system image with what you are describing, we have a guide on how to make that and recover from that (if needed) here on our Community forum: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2315/how-to-create-and-restore-from-a-system-image-in-windows-10 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 34 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 823 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Interesting.  I have a 1x PCIe riser on the way ($6) to get an idle P106-90 running.  I'll have to compare it to the other P106 that's in an 8x slot right now.  4x risers are cheap, but out of China, so sloooow delivery. Currently running: R7 1700 + RTX 2070 Ubuntu 18.04 i5-6600K + GTX 1070 + P106-90 Ubuntu 18.04 i5-2400 + GTX 1650 (when it itsn't running Zwift) Windows 10 Core2Duo + GT 1030 Ubuntu 20.04 P71 Laptop i7-7700HQ + Quadro M620 Windows 10 @Yellowbillycat The info above about running FAH on pcie 4x Nvidia GPU was out-of-date.  Apparently, about a yr-ago, Nvidia killed running on pcie 4x connections (also M2 feeds).  I suspect these connections were not able to handle the GPUs power needs & frying systems.  So that scrapped my plan to use a Supermicro server mobo with to 2-8x & 2-4x.  The 8x slots worked great, but the 4x had zero GPU compute capability.  Lesson learned. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 cine_chris said: Another huge milestone, 2B points for @MightyMayfield . I did a sprint self-challenge attempting to hit 200M points before MM hit 2B.  Yes, I lost, by 2M points, but I hit my top PPD 8.5M, now ranked in the top 4K & completed 2,500 WUs.  So, it was a worthwhile effort.  kmiller922 said: @cine_chris and @MightyMayfield congrats nice work! Thank you and congratulations! ryau said: Happy to offer a giveaway for our [email protected] team members, as a way to say thanks and give back to you: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/3763/july-folding-home-giveaway Good luck! I see that "sponsor's employees need eligible" clause  Very nice! Always cool to see these sorts of things 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Yellowbillycat ✭ June 2020 cine_chris said: @Yellowbillycat The info above about running FAH on pcie 4x Nvidia GPU was out-of-date.  Apparently, about a yr-ago, Nvidia killed running on pcie 4x connections (also M2 feeds).  I suspect these connections were not able to handle the GPUs power needs & frying systems.  So that scrapped my plan to use a Supermicro server mobo with to 2-8x & 2-4x.  The 8x slots worked great, but the 4x had zero GPU compute capability.  Lesson learned. @cine_chris Good to know.  I only tried the 1x PCIE riser.  It did work, and if there was any slowdown, it was inside the normal run-to-run variation in PPD.  I had 2 P106-90's, one in an 8x slot and one using the 1x riser. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 Yellowbillycat said: @cine_chris Good to know.  I only tried the 1x PCIE riser.  It did work, and if there was any slowdown, it was inside the normal run-to-run variation in PPD.  I had 2 P106-90's, one in an 8x slot and one using the 1x riser. @Yellowbillycat The crypto-cards must be immune to the current GPU 4x limitations? I tried 4x with a 1050Ti & 1660super on Windows 10. Perhaps Linux with an earlier driver might work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kmiller922 Glenside, Pa ✭✭✭ June 2020 @JADO & @Pittbug Welcome to the 100 Million club 5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ June 2020 cine_chris said: Yellowbillycat said: @cine_chris Good to know.  I only tried the 1x PCIE riser.  It did work, and if there was any slowdown, it was inside the normal run-to-run variation in PPD.  I had 2 P106-90's, one in an 8x slot and one using the 1x riser. @Yellowbillycat The crypto-cards must be immune to the current GPU 4x limitations? I tried 4x with a 1050Ti & 1660super on Windows 10. Perhaps Linux with an earlier driver might work? @Yellowbillycat Not an OS issue, apparently at the lowest level, it's a motherboard bios related function and what the motherboard mfg chooses to support from what I've been able to determine.       0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ June 2020 We're making progress with COVID-19 research! I've pasted below a Facebook post from the [email protected] team: With your help, [email protected] became the first #exascale computer, collected 100,000X more data than a normal paper, learned how the #Demogorgon evades our immune system, and discovered drug targets called ‘cryptic’ pockets (#FAHPockets)! Read it for free on the biorxiv preprint server! https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.27.175430v1 4 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook pittbug admin July 2020 kmiller922 said: @JADO & @Pittbug Welcome to the 100 Million club Thanks! Seems the latest Windows update has helped a little as I'm now seeing 2M PPD on a regular basis. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook teamtempest ✭ July 2020 I notice some of the entrants in the July folding giveaway (thanks, Ryau!) have done appreciable work but the fine print in the screenshots say "0 go to MicrocenterOfficials's total of ….". Is this a misconfiguration or just something that sometimes happens even after you join a team? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ July 2020 teamtempest said: I notice some of the entrants in the July folding giveaway (thanks, Ryau!) have done appreciable work but the fine print in the screenshots say "0 go to MicrocenterOfficials's total of ….". Is this a misconfiguration or just something that sometimes happens even after you join a team? We won't just be going by the screenshots to view participation of team members. If someone has just switched team, the stats probably won't have updated in the client yet. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 0legravy_leg ✭ July 2020 edited July 2020 24 hours in after switching teams and making some good progress, putting all that microcenter merch to work on the down time 2080ti xc hydro / 3900x 5700xt (asus refrence on water block) / 3950x 5700 (asus refrence on water block) / 3600x 2060 ko ultra / 1600x typically produces 3 - 6 million a day depending on which systems are folding and how efficiently [email protected] feeds me work units.   3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ July 2020 0legravy_leg said: 24 hours in after switching teams and making some good progress, putting all that microcenter merch to work on the down time 2080ti xc hydro / 3900x 5700xt (asus refrence on water block) / 3950x 5700 (asus refrence on water block) / 3600x 2060 ko ultra / 1600x typically produces 3 - 6 million a day depending on which systems are folding and how efficiently [email protected] feeds me work units.   Welcome! Yeah, the FAH network stability seems a bit wavy these days. Can make anything from 18-33m PPD depending on how it feels  2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ July 2020 edited July 2020 MightyMayfield said: Yeah, the FAH network stability seems a bit wavy these days. Can make anything from 18-33m PPD depending on how it feels  I noticed several of the MC donors were low #`s today.  I`m not folding on any CPUs currently & my #`s were up ~400k.  That`s despite having to replace a dead mobo & losing a couple of WUs in the process.   I guess Forrest Gumpisms apply to folding too,  WUs are like a box of chocloates   2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ July 2020 cine_chris said: MightyMayfield said: Yeah, the FAH network stability seems a bit wavy these days. Can make anything from 18-33m PPD depending on how it feels  I noticed several of the MC donors were low #`s today.  I`m not folding on any CPUs currently & my #`s were up ~400k.  That`s despite having to replace a dead mobo & losing a couple of WUs in the process.   I guess Forrest Gumpisms apply to folding too,  WUs are like a box of chocloates   I'm pretty sure our local network protection does some overzealous protecting things sometimes as well. I can't really blame it for doing its job, but man is it frustrating to see a handful of machines with like a dozen units stuck on UPLOAD for a few days until they time out. Ah well, science still gets done. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ July 2020 teamtempest said: I notice some of the entrants in the July folding giveaway (thanks, Ryau!) have done appreciable work but the fine print in the screenshots say "0 go to MicrocenterOfficials's total of ….". Is this a misconfiguration or just something that sometimes happens even after you join a team? @teamtempest As a note, your team points don`t follow you, they stay with the team at the time they were accumulated.  Reading in the docs yesterday,  you can even assign slots to different teams with advanced config features.  Kinda makes sense as allegiances change & competitions at any level can make people do funny things.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook teamtempest ✭ July 2020 Yeah, that seems like reasonable explanation. I'll go with it. Another note: my measly little GT-730 that only draws 30 watts still manages to have a very noticeable effect: 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook teamtempest ✭ July 2020 I was stupid. I let M$oft update do its thing. It installed a new browser and promptly broke a whole lot of things that were working perfectly fine. Among them the FAH client, which just kept causing the screen to "blink" every few seconds without doing anything else. I used a system restore in hopes it would get rid of the "new, improved, super duper browser!". No joy; it's still the newest piece of junk. I downloaded and installed the latest client. It worked once, but I left it on minimum power because I planned to turn it up later. But now, while I'm sure it's running, the client refuses to talk to me. It just spins its little cursor thing, and after a while it shows a little menu of other things I might try, none of which actually do anything useful.  Is there something else I might try to get control back? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ July 2020 edited July 2020 teamtempest said: Yeah, that seems like reasonable explanation. I'll go with it. Another note: my measly little GT-730 that only draws 30 watts still manages to have a very noticeable effect: That looks like your billing plan was changed to a level-cost plan or could be a faulty meter perhaps?  A typical 100 watt device should be <$9/month.  I`d call their customer support and ask why.  Also, CPUs can have a much lower PPD/watt efficiency, especially with older gear.     0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kirito ✭✭ July 2020 teamtempest said: I was stupid. I let M$oft update do its thing. It installed a new browser and promptly broke a whole lot of things that were working perfectly fine. Among them the FAH client, which just kept causing the screen to "blink" every few seconds without doing anything else. I used a system restore in hopes it would get rid of the "new, improved, super duper browser!". No joy; it's still the newest piece of junk. I downloaded and installed the latest client. It worked once, but I left it on minimum power because I planned to turn it up later. But now, while I'm sure it's running, the client refuses to talk to me. It just spins its little cursor thing, and after a while it shows a little menu of other things I might try, none of which actually do anything useful.  Is there something else I might try to get control back? I had the same issue after a Win Update, followed by some sort of forced update when my computer completely slowed to a crawl until I did the update.  I didn't trust it so I sandboxed the update on a linux box to test it first but it seems clean.  I let the install go on the Windows machine and it broke a lot of stuff.  Once I figured out most of it, mostly related to my security settings not allowing cookies, tracking, location (all of which had been turned on somehow) the last thing was FAH.  Low and behold I had to uninstall it and reload the whole thing again.  Fortunately I had written my passkey down and re-entered it.  Once I got it to reconnect to the host, which was listed in my MS firewall as to be excluded, and fixed that everything was working again.  Not sure why all that happened. Scanned the windows machine six ways from Sunday and didn't find malware, virus's or anything else.  I presume I have in some small way pi**ed off MS by not allowing them to have any data.  It's the reason I usually use a ToR browser and Fedora Linux.  I have three machines running FAH on Linux and not one has given me much of a problem.  One did hiccup when I upgraded the OS but otherwise they spin all day long.  My Windows box requires much more attention. So the short answer is to save your passkey as a text doc on 2 dimensional media (what used to be referred to as paper) unistall FAH and reinstall it.  That was the only solution I found. Kirito 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ July 2020 Not looking forward to reinstalling FAH on dozens of machines...guess I know what I'll be doing holiday weekend. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ July 2020 My little motivational Folding goal for this month is a July Hat Trick... (3`s) Top3k, 300M PPD, 3k WU.  Just something to help keep the fire lit & noticing the 3`s commonality, 3 goals with 3s.  For my first setup, it was to reach 5M/5days. 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kmiller922 Glenside, Pa ✭✭✭ July 2020 As its said in the Navy darn the torpedos full speed ahead 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ July 2020 Trying some new settings configurations today. So far seems promising. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kirito ✭✭ July 2020 If someone finds abetter answer than mine please post it.  I'm not a computer science major and I only have one Windows machine running this. It was easy for me to go to the nuclear option.  There may very well be a better answer out there. Kirito 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ July 2020 edited July 2020 Kirito said: If someone finds abetter answer than mine please post it.  I'm not a computer science major and I only have one Windows machine running this. It was easy for me to go to the nuclear option.  There may very well be a better answer out there. Kirito What I do, FWIW..  1) sometimes the windows network mode can get set to Public, set it  Private.  2) setting fixed IP addresses rather than DHCP random seemed to also help, especially for the remote access/control which also requires a restart of both systems. to connect 3) & most weird to fix windows strangeness is defragging with a real defrag util, although it`s no longer supported, I still use myDeFrag, Auslogics is another I`ve used.  (pause or shutdown other apps while running) 4) Temporarily disable Windows Firewall to test if it`s the hang. 5) I also set the DNS servers to Google in the NIC manual settings, 8.8.4.4 8.8.8.8  6) for virus scan I like Malwarebytes, not that it fixes anything, but it often blocks malware sites.   also, I seldom do CPU folding & only with later-faster CPUs when I do.  Try pausing CPU folding to see if it affects anything. HTH 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ChrisHarshman ✭✭ July 2020 I got a "new" old computer this week, setting up an I7-2600 with a motherboard that is actually capable of running multiple graphics cards.  This case has much better air circulation than my other cases too.  I can finally retire that old Core 2 Duo I was using.  So far the 2 graphics cards seem okay together (GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1650 Super) and are estimating good PPD numbers without getting hot enough to throttle down. Anyone have tips on running multiple GPU cards in the same box? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ July 2020 edited July 2020 ChrisHarshman said: Anyone have tips on running multiple GPU cards in the same box? I have 3 tower closed boxes... two of them are Antec 300 cases.  All 3 have a 120mm Cooler Master Sickleflow 60cfm fan side-mounted pumping room air directly into the GPUs.  I still power cap to keep them in the mid60Cs temp range as req`d.   One of the reasons I run Windows is to get the MSI Afterburner S/W for monitoring & tuning.  I even have the GPU fans tuned to minimize temp fluctuations during the [email protected] checkpoints.  Note the negligible temp drop during the checkpoint spike.  This system is a GTX1050Ti running at 59C at 90% power, it`s relatively quiet. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ChrisHarshman ✭✭ July 2020 This case is an Antec Twelve Hundred and does have the option to mount a side fan like you're saying, but unfortunately right now the CPU cooler is in the way.  I run Lubuntu 18.04 so I just have NVIDIA X Server tool and the nvidia-smi command line tool, but that's okay for now. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1…10111213141516…25» Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Rami ✭ April 2020 in Store Information and Policy I added items to my cart and on checkout there was no way to use my Dell preferred account to pay.Is this something i have to do IN-STORE when i get there? how does it work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer TSSaharM admin April 2020 Accepted Answer Hello @Rami, Thank you for contacting us and joining the Micro Center Community. 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Then repeats. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin September 4 Accepted Answer Greetings, Dell has a guide for this on their website - https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-hr/000126021/a-reference-guide-to-the-dell-optiplex-diagnostic-indicators Per their guide "2 blinks followed by a short pause, 3 blinks, long pause, then repeats." is Bad Motherboard, Memory, or Processor. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 34 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 821 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Jose_Guijarro_01 ✭ May 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Yesterday I went to the Microcenter store to have them install a NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB graphics card on my computer that I bought right there, this graphics card was recommended to me in the Microcenter forum but in the store the customer service technician told me that it doesn't fit in the computer case and then they installed me a GeForce GT 710; When I got home I started to investigate and I could verify that in the Microcenter store they sell a Dell OptiPlex 9020 SFF Desktop Computer (Refurbished) Intel Core i7 4770 3.4GHz Processor; 32GB DDR3-1600 RAM; 512GB SSD; NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB; SKU 993048 is the product identification code, and as you can see, it has the graphics card installed that I wanted it to put on my computer; I would like to know if this can be solved for me in Microcenter, that is to say that if finally you can put the graphic card that I want NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB. 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I just got an e-mail from Dell asking if I want to pay for another year of Dell's warranty protection.  Should I extend the Dell plan or am I getting the same coverage already from MicroCenter? TIA 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin May 2020 Hello @hcmmike!  Welcome to the Micro Center Community! You do not need to extend the Dell manufacturer warranty since our protection plan covers the same things as the Dell plan.  For more information on our protection plans and what they cover, you can find it here; https://www.microcenter.com/site/customer-support/protection-plans/protection-plan-computers-tablets.aspx.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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However, looking at the Dell forums, they're pointing out to make sure you match the specifications on the label of the PSU. The 5v/3.3v combined wattage seems high for a 460W PSU at 142W combined. Other concerns are on higher wattage units, they may be too long to reinstall the crossbar. I'd say pull the power supply and bring it in with you, or bring the system. I'm confident we can find a replacement for you that'll work fine. The information the Dell forum here should help you as well: https://www.dell.com/community/Desktops-General-Read-Only/8910-PSU-upgradeable-with-aftermarket-PSUs/td-p/5080238  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DMA ✭ January 29 Dell is notorious for having proprietary components in their builds. Power supplies especially! Ask me how I know. 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I am trying to purchase either one of these dell computer on these links: https://www.newegg.com/dell-optiplex-9020-business-desktops-workstations/p/83-163-237 https://www.newegg.com/dell-7020-sff-business-desktops-workstations/p/N82E16883163096?Item=9SIAKWU9MJ7921 But I need to put a GPU in it. The GPU doesn't need to be super expensive. Because all I do with this machine is to live stream to YouTube a single 30-minute meditation music video that plays over and over. I currently have a Dell Optiplex 990 SFF. But this machine keeps failing as the hardware is not good enough. So, anyways. Does anyone know what compatible GPU I can purchase for this computer in the link so that it's not super expensive but also is sufficient enough for video encoding so that my Live Stream on YouTube wouldn't get disconnected all of a sudden for encoder issues? Also, do I need to update bios or anything else if I want to put in a GPU inside a system? I am just asking in general. Because I have never done this before. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin August 4 Greetings. Looking those over, those processors are quite old (4th gen Intel), and for your purposes you'd want to look for a system with a more modern processor. If you aren't gaming, a GPU wouldn't be necessary to stream but the processors there wouldn't be good for this. What was your intended budget for this? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook raminjan ✭ August 5 Well right now cpu is my deal breaker to be honest. Do you know what cpu is best for my live streaming purposes? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 5 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34789#Comment_34789 For currently available processors, you can start at a Ryzen 3600 for AMD (or better), or a i5-10600k for Intel (or better). 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭ September 8 Have you run the windows resource monitor to see what's having a hard time keeping up? It may be something simple like just not enough RAM or too slow of a hard drive. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 823 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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On top of the cabinet is a windows sticker with the new Windows activation code, but the first set of digits is covered by a small Microsoft sticker. Do I peel off this small sticker to reveal the activation code? Or does this mess up the windows sticker? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTonyV admin May 2020 Hello @jetthroe! Welcome to the Community.  Do not peel the sticker. The silver Microsoft rectangle is scratch off. Scratch it gently with a coin to reveal the Windows product key underneath. If you peel the sticker instead of scratching, you will almost certainly ruin the key and we don't keep these keys on file, so you'll be out of luck at that point. Be careful not to scratch too hard either, I've seen some people scratch so hard they tore the sticker and ruined it that was as well.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 824 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 87 Consumer Tech 27 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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