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Forum: Hardware & Devices 39 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By fireberd
I wouldn't mess changing anything on an old...

I wouldn't mess changing anything on an old motherboard. After you get done spending $$ you still have the same motherboard and basically the same PC. The i7 will get you more cores, but on the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By fireberd
Looking at the comparison of the two, very little...

Looking at the comparison of the two, very little difference. Not enough that I see to make it worth while.

Intel Core i5-2400 vs Intel Core i5-2500K | CPU comparison...
Forum: Drivers 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By fireberd
Here are the listed downloads for Win 7 64 bit. ...

Here are the listed downloads for Win 7 64 bit.
Support for Vostro 3550 | Drivers & downloads | Dell US
(http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/vostro-3550/drivers)
...
Forum: Drivers 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By fireberd
The correct install sequence for a Dell is (1)...

The correct install sequence for a Dell is (1) Install Windows (2) Install Dell Desktop (or Laptop) Support Software (3) Install Intel Motherboard Chipset Drivers (4) Install Device drivers including...
Forum: Sound & Audio 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By fireberd
I do some support on the Dell forums and don't...

I do some support on the Dell forums and don't recall seeing anyone else with an XPS 8700 with this problem.
When it happens do you still have Headset audio from the front panel headset jack?
...
Forum: Sound & Audio 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By fireberd
Please fill in the "My System Spec's". All we...

Please fill in the "My System Spec's". All we can do is guess or offer general suggestions without it.

One "general" thought is something in standby that is powering off something.
Forum: System Security 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By fireberd
Sounds like a scam "scareware".

Sounds like a scam "scareware".
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By fireberd
In the set programs panel, select Outlook instead...

In the set programs panel, select Outlook instead of "Use my current e-mail program" and see if that helps. I've had similar problems in the past with a different application and had to change that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By fireberd
Just seems that you don't need that, just the...

Just seems that you don't need that, just the optical drive, unless I'm missing something.
See this thread and if it applies to your installation.
Multiple spawning (50 at boot) Discsoft Virtual...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By fireberd
Why do you have the "DiscSoft Virtual SCSI CdRom...

Why do you have the "DiscSoft Virtual SCSI CdRom Device"?
Temporarily disable this in the device manager. Restart the PC and then see if the optical drive works OK. If it does, uninstall the...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By fireberd
I once tried Google Chrome on a Win 7 system. A...

I once tried Google Chrome on a Win 7 system. A big mistake. Beside Chrome, it installed a Google "Updater" program. The Updater program caused interruptions (dropouts) in my recording studio...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,439
Posted By fireberd
For my Recording studio system, Win 10 was a...

For my Recording studio system, Win 10 was a plus. My audio recording latency dropped from (Useable) 6.1 ms to 4.2 ms. That is significant in recording system audio latency. There are several...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,439
Posted By fireberd
I've worked with computers, starting in 1961, and...

I've worked with computers, starting in 1961, and that was my career. Change was the one thing that was always happening. Whether with an Operating System (Supervisor as IBM called the mainframe...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,547
Posted By fireberd
Dell does not have a "refurbish" center. They...

Dell does not have a "refurbish" center. They sell under warranty returns (basically new in the first 30 days) as "refurbished" but not old PC's. Dell, like other PC vendors, want to sell you new...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,547
Posted By fireberd
I worked the Dell forums for over 10 years (I'm...

I worked the Dell forums for over 10 years (I'm still listed as one of the "rockstars") The "standard" install procedure we gave to all users.
1 Install Windows, 2 Install Dell Laptop (or Desktop...
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By fireberd
You can uninstall them in the Device Manager. ...

You can uninstall them in the Device Manager.

First thing I notice, you do not have the actual PC sound hardware driver, just the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,439
Posted By fireberd
There will always be a "new improved" whatever. ...

There will always be a "new improved" whatever. Its "Marketing 101". I built a new desktop for my recording studio (finished it the first of December last year). Its a Z170 with an i7 6700K. Its...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By fireberd
As a first step, download and run the free...

As a first step, download and run the free Resplendence Latency Mon (http://www.resplendence.com/latencymon)program. It will help and may point you to the problem.

Stuttering and several other...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,547
Posted By fireberd
Whether "XPS" or "Vostro" drivers list, as long...

Whether "XPS" or "Vostro" drivers list, as long as they are for the same hardware devices it doesn't matter.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,547
Posted By fireberd
The Vostro line (laptops and desktops) were sold...

The Vostro line (laptops and desktops) were sold as Dell's "entry level" business systems. As I recall, the Vostro line was discontinued a couple of years ago. If you still have an issue with the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By fireberd
See my original post on the correct install...

See my original post on the correct install sequence. I used to work the Dell forums and the install sequence was a must for a successful install.

Also, there are several chipset drivers...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By fireberd
Were all the Dell drivers installed, including...

Were all the Dell drivers installed, including the Wi-Fi?
Proper installation procedure is (1) Install Windows (2) install Dell Laptop Support Software (3) Install motherboard chipset drivers (4)...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By fireberd
The mouse, from your description. is defective. ...

The mouse, from your description. is defective. You will have to replace it. Mice are, in most cases, not repairable or if it can be repaired the cost to repair it is more than the cost of the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By fireberd
Have you tried to access the partitions? If you...

Have you tried to access the partitions? If you can you should be able to copy the data to another drive.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By fireberd
Please explain further. If its a "USB" drive...

Please explain further. If its a "USB" drive then it has to connected to a USB port. If you take it out of the USB assembly and its a SATA interface you can connect it to a SATA port (and SATA...
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