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  1. Thread: What Performance/Maintance/Repair Tool Do You Use? by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Basically nothing. I let Windows take care of...

    Basically nothing. I let Windows take care of itself.
  2. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    As there are two posts on the Dell forum of the...

    As there are two posts on the Dell forum of the same issue, I would be surprised if the new box fixes it. Probably a "global" problem but as most of this model is ordered with separate video card...
  3. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Thanks for the update. That it appears to work...

    Thanks for the update. That it appears to work with display port is what was reported on the Dell forum.

    I had a problem with easy BCD on my Dual boot desktop. I had to manually key in the...
  4. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Its been a week and no update. I'm going to...

    Its been a week and no update. I'm going to assume its either been resolved or the PC was returned.
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    I recently upgraded the CPU in my Gigabyte...

    I recently upgraded the CPU in my Gigabyte "Designare" Z390 motherboard to an i9 9900K. There was no change in PC hardware other than the upgraded CPU, and everything worked as it did with old CPU....
  6. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    Any update?

    Any update?
  7. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    We have found two other users with the same or...

    We have found two other users with the same or similar slow boot problems with Intel video on the 9340.
    The one that reported, apparently, the identical problem got it working with an actual...
  8. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    My main instrument is Pedal Steel Guitar, but I...

    My main instrument is Pedal Steel Guitar, but I also play 6 string guitar and bass. I have Cakewalk (Sonar) and Studio One 4.6 Pro DAWs. Lots of VST's including Melodyne and Izotope Ozone (V9). I...
  9. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Dell has a history of proprietary and using...

    Dell has a history of proprietary and using specific parts reference to how its ordered. The 8940 does not appear to be an exception. Most customers are happy with their purchase. Considering the...
  10. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    The consensus at the Dell forum is that it is a...

    The consensus at the Dell forum is that it is a version that requires a video card.
  11. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    Is that the written Dell specs or the actual...

    Is that the written Dell specs or the actual CPU-Z (or similar) program report?
  12. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    Still waiting on a response on the "K" or "KF".

    Still waiting on a response on the "K" or "KF".
  13. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    Can you verify which CPU you actually have - a K...

    Can you verify which CPU you actually have - a K or KF. If its a KF (and according to my Dell contacts the KF's are frequently used) then the Dell support was correct that you need the separate...
  14. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    Another I found on the Dell forum. HDMI VS...

    Another I found on the Dell forum. HDMI VS Display Port for monitor:
    Got a Dell 8940 XPS without Graphics Card for a bargain. So far so good. A great compact machine, but the HDMI port on the...
  15. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    Here is the 8940 motherboard list. No info on...

    Here is the 8940 motherboard list. No info on the differences.

    XPS 8940 motherboards =
    KV3RP Foxconn 02012PQ00-600-G, Released July 9, 2020
    2W4W1 Foxconn 02012TA00-600-G, Released December 1,...
  16. Thread: Loss of Sounds by fireberd
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 5 Views 314

    I wrote tech documentation for Apollo tracking...

    I wrote tech documentation for Apollo tracking station Telemetry equipment when I worked for a NASA Contractor (Bendix Field Engineering). I used to "fight" with the tech writers as they would...
  17. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    One item of note, from the Dell forum. Dell uses...

    One item of note, from the Dell forum. Dell uses a "KF" CPU in some models. Maybe what you have?
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    InCD is a packet writing method. Discs made with...

    InCD is a packet writing method. Discs made with packet writing methods are known to lose format and/or data.
    The InCD program is for formatting and writing to a disc, it is NOT for reading data...
  19. Thread: Loss of Sounds by fireberd
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 5 Views 314

    That monitor has an audio out port that could be...

    That monitor has an audio out port that could be used if you were using HDMI audio. Probably reason it shows up. You can ignore it.
    Here is the link to the Dell manual: Dell P2314T/P2714T Monitor...
  20. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    I have a feeler out on the Dell "Rockstar" forum...

    I have a feeler out on the Dell "Rockstar" forum section to see if there are different motherboards. I'll post here when I get an answer.
    The Dell specs for the 8940 list 26 different 10th and 11th...
  21. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    One other possibility is the motherboard. Dell,...

    One other possibility is the motherboard. Dell, on many models over the years, has used different motherboards relative to how it was ordered. Probably the reason the Dell support mentioned if it...
  22. Thread: Loss of Sounds by fireberd
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 5 Views 314

    The Dell supplied Realtek driver should be used. ...

    The Dell supplied Realtek driver should be used. We find, on the Dell forums, reinstalling the Dell driver fixes a lot of sound problems.

    Dell Realtek Driver

    In the Sound setup, if you are...
  23. Thread: DELL PC taking 5+minuts to boot by fireberd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 29 Views 1,098

    What is the actual XPS model? 8940? The Dell...

    What is the actual XPS model? 8940?

    The Dell POST (Power On Self Test) and the Support Assist are probably searching for the NVIDIA.
    If you take the video card out, do a CMOS reset first, before...
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    Usually, if its working "don't fix it". If the...

    Usually, if its working "don't fix it". If the vendors have compatible drivers install them if needed.

    I have a Dell monitor and it works the same with or without the Dell driver.
  25. Thread: Constant BSOD on Dell by fireberd
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 5 Views 279

    If you haven't done it, replace the CR2032 coin...

    If you haven't done it, replace the CR2032 coin cell (CMOS Memory) battery. We find that cures some flakey problems, on the Dell support forums.

    Power off, unplug the AC power cord, push the...
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