dcheck
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

supremefive What kind of video card is that and do you have all memory slots full?

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supremefive
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

dcheck,

it is an Sapphire Ati Radeon HD 5770 1GB , and  6 x 1GB  OCZ Extreme XMP tri channel ram. The ram is designed for overclocking (two profiles 1.5v/ 1006 mhz, and 1.6v/ 1600 MHz, dell's MB bio's is locked, i believe the max is 1333mhz..

 

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dcheck
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

supremefive,

does your computer ever hang on start, whenever I install ram in all six slots my computer hangs on the bios screen, until I remove a stick of ram.

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Pogostick
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

I'm curious why 6x1GB (6 DIMMs) is used instead of 3x2GB (3 DIMMs)...isn't DDR3 memory supposed to work best in trios?

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supremefive
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

Yes , I installed all six at one time and the system didnt start, it just beeped 3-4 times in a row. That let me know that i needed to install one at a time. So what i did was install one ram stick,  then start the system to check if it posted. I did slot's 1 then 3, and 5. Then followed by 2, 4 and 6. The total process took around 10-15minutes.

dcheck  do slots 1, 3 and 5 first, each one at a time then start your system after each ram stick is installed. if it makes it past the bios screen without a beep, then you are good to go.

 

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dcheck
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

I'm curious why 6x1GB (6 DIMMs) is used instead of 3x2GB (3 DIMMs)...isn't DDR3 memory supposed to work best in trios?

 

Because when I brought the computer it came with 3x1GB and the cheapest way to upgrade to 6GB was to buy 3x1GB, still runs triple channel because if you use three or six dimms it runs triple channel, but the problem I've found is that when you have a video card that requires extra power from the power supply you cant install six dimms it hangs on start up. Dell replaced four motherboards, memory three times and finally replaced the computer and still will not start with six dimms installed. I talked to a tech yesterday that told me its because I need to go buy a bigger power supply, what? I bought this computer right off of their website and everything in it is what they sell online in the configurator.

 

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dcheck
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

Yes , I installed all six at one time and the system didnt start, it just beeped 3-4 times in a row. That let me know that i needed to install one at a time. So what i did was install one ram stick,  then start the system to check if it posted. I did slot's 1 then 3, and 5. Then followed by 2, 4 and 6. The total process took around 10-15minutes.

dcheck  do slots 1, 3 and 5 first, each one at a time then start your system after each ram stick is installed. if it makes it past the bios screen without a beep, then you are good to go.

Tried that never beeps just hangs at post screen every-time, on two different computers, every now and then it would start and run with six sticks installed until I had to restart or the power went out and then would not start again, very frustrating.

 

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supremefive
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

I forgot to mention i installed an Antec Earthwatts 550watt PSU prior to the ram install. Was the second set of (3) 1GB ram the same as the set that can with the computer (DDR3 1006mhz)?

if so, who was the manufacture of the ram?

I know the dell 475watt PSU has a PCI -E 6 pin connector cable, did your video card require the pci-e connection?

 

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dcheck
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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

I forgot to mention i installed an Antec Earthwatts 550watt PSU prior to the ram install. Was the second set of (3) 1GB ram the same as the set that can with the computer (DDR3 1006mhz)?

if so, who was the manufacture of the ram?

I know the dell 475watt PSU has a PCI -E 6 pin connector cable, did your video card require the pci-e connection?

 

All my ram is dell oem samsung and yes my video card does require the 6 pin connector. The dell 475watt power supply in mine has two 6 pin connectors.

see post http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19301286/19587366.aspx#19587366

 

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Re: NEW.. Any and all concerns about the new XPS 435/8000/9000

OK as of 11:37am on 11/11/09 my 9000 was picked up by Fed EX I just checked and it is still sitting and not in transit it is giving me a 11/17/09 delivery date. I don't know why once they have it why there is no movement----probaly won't move till Friday just to keep your nerves up.I can probaly order something from cali and have it by the time I get this. I guess I am just anxious to get it and they are just gonna tease you with more delays. Well at least I can say one thing it is on the way (I think) emoticon.TongueTied.title

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