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Watch this video for help in locating the source of the issue, and troubleshooting the most common causes in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Closed captions available in many languages. Watch this video for help in locating the source of the issue, and troubleshooting the most common causes in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Closed captions available in many languages. IDG Communications neither assumes legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any product specifications supplied. View our privacy policy before signing up. Now you can Sign up here Copyright 2013 IDG Communications. Sign up now. This was not the first upgrade for this aging PC as it was purchased from from Dell in 2008 but it was one of the best upgrades I have ever done. More on that later. Dell sold many of these units and most of them are still pretty powerful even by today’s standards but with just a few simple upgrades, it will give even more life to this oldie but goodie. Here is what the desktop looked like at the time of purchase. Specs were pulled by Speccy, which is a great program to see your PC hardware specs by the way. The gem here is the Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. Enthusiasts were easily overclocking this CPU to get even more speed but unfortunately, the Dell BIOS has these settings locked so I have been running it at stock speed (2.4 GHz) since the beginning. Even then, as is, this stock Vostro 410 was fast enough for everything I threw at it; note, I am not a hardcore gamer. Using an SSD as the OS drive literally made this PC the fastest it’s ever been (by far). This is no surprise and I still stand by my post that an SSD is the best upgrade in the last 20 years of computing. It’s an entry level GPU but does have 1GB of DDR5 RAM and has handled everything I have thrown at it including editing 1080 60p HD videos in Premiere Pro. It’s not a high performance GPU by any means but it got the job done.

With only 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, this may be the system’s bottle neck now. Since 2008, I have actually been looking to bump RAM to 8 GB but Dell specs the 0J584C motherboard to max out at 4 GB so after seeing that, I never gave it much thought and learned to work within this limitation. Then I found a few users on the Dell forum saying they got their Vostro 410 desktops to recognize 8 GB of RAM. That was interesting news. Further research showed that part sellers on ebay also listed this particular motherboard to be able to handle up to 8 GB of RAM. To make a long story short, I found an ebay seller who was selling 4 x 2GB of brand new DDR2 RAM that works on Intel-based motherboards and it was priced at 50% of what branded RAM manufacturers were asking for. Took the plunge, swapped out the original 4 x 1GB and lo and behold, this PC booted up just fine and showed 8GB of RAM ready for use. Some other Vostro owners were speculating that this desktop was spec’ed to max out at 4 GB of RAM so Dell, at that time, could push their more expensive XPS line that was promoted as being able to handle 8 GB of RAM. True or not and whether Dell officially supported 8 GB on this PC or not, 8 GB is indeed recognized by BIOS (1.0.3) and Windows 7 can utilize all of it. IN fact, the original sticks were only 667 MHz so that is a slight speed upgrade as well as capacity. Glad I found the right ebay seller. But, I discovered that there is a mod that actually allows many Socket 775 boards to accept a 771 CPU. The one I had my eye on was the X5450 Xeon processor. Xeons are server-based CPU’s and the X5450 is supposed to be comparable to the Q9650. It was a no brainer, I had to try the mod. Your best bet is to check the manufacturer’s manual to find out what CPU’s are compatible with your motherboard. If it can take a certain Core 2 Quad, the article listed previously will show you the most compatible Xeons that it may also accept.

Dell lists the Vostro 410 as being compatible with any “Core 2 Quad processor with a FSB of up to 1333MHz”. This gave even more assurance that the X5450 should be compatible. The Q6600 held it’s own but I have to say, the X5450 just does it better. There was a minor issue with CPU temps increasing after installing the X5450 but I was able to use ThrottleStop 6.0 to undervolt the Xeon to bring temps closer to what the Q6600 was showing. Remember, I ran the Q6600 at a stock speed of 2.4 GHz and now the X5450 at up to 3.0 GHz. The X5450 undervolted nicely (stable, no crashes) and temps were even 8-10C lower when undervolted at 3 GHz versus running stock voltage at 2 GHz. So that was a nice outcome. In fact, I like this so much that I am going to undervolt my laptops to get lower temps and a longer battery life out of them. I had to enter the BIOS and “enable” the Limit CPUID Value. By default, this is disabled. Odd thing is, for Windows XP and newer OS’s, you are supposed to disable this feature. But by enabling it and after a reboot into Windows, ThrottleStop gained access to select the CPU multiplier from 6.0 to 9.0 in half steps. Making this adjustment somehow “unlocked” the multiplier settings on the Xeon X5450 and it can now be undervolted. After this function was unlocked, I disabled Limit CPUID Value again in the BIOS but the multiplier stayed unlocked. Not sure why this was the case but it turned out in my favour. My Dell motherboard clock speed is 332.5 MHz. During power saver mode (SpeedStep), the CPU frequency would fluctuate between 2.0 GHz (6.0 x 332.5 Mhz) and 3.0 (9.0 x 332.5); it does this by regulating the multiplier (ie. In short, I am running static voltage at 1.1 and a dynamic multiplier (6 to 9), which in turns determines the final CPU frequency. I am extremely pleased with this combination as final CPU temps are now within 2-3 degrees Celsius of the Q6600 running at stock 2.4 GHz!

But after a low-cost CPU and RAM upgrade, an old workhorse became a new and improved workhorse. The SSD upgrade gave the most significant (I would say 3-4 times) speed performance for general computing, especially for Windows 7 boot up. Launching programs, using Photoshop for photo work and editing HD video in Premiere Pro worked wonderfully well. Then the later bump in RAM and the Xeon CPU upgrade just took the PC to another level. For heavy everyday use, photo and video work, web development and business applications, the Vostro 410 just keeps on ticking; and, it’s faster and stronger than ever before. Even if you don’t upgrade the CPU, just moving up to an SSD and 8 GM of RAM yields a good performance boost. Besides hardcore gaming and intense video editing, this rig is now ready to take on any task that I throw at it. Happy upgrading! Who else has an older PC that they still find useful? Fallen in love with basketball all over again as I coach my daughter's team. I hear you about running VirtualBox, I have done that as well. I ended up with this RAM and it worked for my specific motherboard: If you have the Q9650, try and install it. If you have the right motherboard, it should just work. Yes i have the Q9650 but still using the Q6600 before retrying. The load default settings after that in BIOS also as to calibrate with new CPU. I guess this is in the perfect scenario. Hope you get it sorted out. Keep us updated. I am sure it will help others out there. Will post a message again of outcome also for anyone else stumbling across this problem. I’ll be buying another one rather. I have a Dell Vostro 410 as a secondary computer, running very well with Windows 10 Professional, and after reading your article I ordered immediately 8 GB of RAM. My Vostro 410 has a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 CPU. Should I be able to replace this CPU more or less easily with a Q6600 CPU, and would the computer’s performance benefit from that at least moderately.

I would Youtube some vids on this CPU to make sure it meets your needs first before investing in any RAM for this PC. Good luck! As for an SSD, I would say yes if you plan to use this. Check it out: It’s still free as of today if you just upgrade. I happen to try it yesterday and it worked flawlessly. I would upgrade the SSD first, then upgrade to Win 10. That way, Microsoft can assign you a digital key based on your latest hardware profile. I can assure you that SSD upgrade will make your Vostro faster than it has ever been. Plus an SSD can easily be used for your next PC so not much waste. Looking for more hidden “Corona gems” today! Ken Not sure if you were addressing me or another commenter as I was the one who posted the 800 MHz RAM. Nonetheless, congrats on getting this workhorse to work once again! The latest BIOS version you mention, 1.0.3, is what I have installed on my system. There are only two options to select, IDE or RAID, and you cannot configure individual SATA ports, it looks either it’s all IDE or all RAID. I have a new SSD (dual boot both Windows 7 and Windows 10) that been running in IDE, and I see boot time is much faster, but it’s still supposedly not optimal without AHCI. Two problems I’m aware of to get AHCI to work: I have other hard drives in this PC that are not SSD, so they don’t need AHCI. But I read somewhere that if you want to enable AHCI and you don’t have that option in your BIOS you should select RAID. Changing IDE to RAID resulted in better speeds and there is a specific order that you need to edit your registry. Move forward at your on risk! lol Got the partitions aligned with GParted, had to fix Boot record with Windows 7 installation USB drive. All looked well, but my registry for msahci and iaStorV keys was already set at a value of 3, not 0, so there was nothing to change.

When I then went to BIOS and switched from IDE to RAID, system started to boot but then went back to a BIOS error screen, and when I managed to get more info it said all discs were “Non-RAID.” I also tried to run the Windows 7 USB Install again and it tried to repair but didn’t work. I set BIOS back to IDE and all was okay again.Referring to this: If you do sort things out, please share with us. Otherwise, even in IDE mode, enjoy the SSD on your Vostro 410. It’s the best upgrade available for this model. Maybe that’s the difference. Even the article you linked to says “Either 0 or 3”. It may also be that Win 7 and Win 10 may have different methodology to deal with this issue. If you feel brave, adjust those keys to 0 and see if RAID boots up for you. I bet it will! I can’t seem to get past that. Any harm to just run in IDE mode. I can see from boot time it runs much faster with the SSD. If so, sometimes this may cause boot issues. As I mentioned, this has not been documented well by Dell. Having said that, don’t sweat AHCI vs IDE. SSD on IDE still runs fast, even faster than when you first purchased the Vostro. Enjoy it! I don’t even know if that’s perceivable. I run the system as a digital analog workstation (DAW) and can still do what I need to. I was just concerned running the SSD in IDE might break something ?? Thanks for your help and info! Love hearing others giving new life to aging PC’s like the Vostro 410. This was a classic model, very well built by Dell before they started to learn how to cut some corners. Who knows how long the capacitors on the motherboards will last but enjoy the “new” system while it does. Your system must be about around 12 yrs old by now? lol Thanks to the shelter-in-place order, I am able to find time to fully upgrade my old Vostro 410. I bought X5470 first hoping it can run fine on my computer, but it looks x5470 doesn’t really work with windows 10 Pro 64 bit (it might work with windows 7).

It can boot into the system once but after the restart, it enters into boot loop nightmare. The bios can recognize the CPU, but windows can’t, I guess full bios microcodes might not be there. suggests to modify microcodes in the bios but I am not able to find the bios source codes. After several trials in vain, I decided to give up. Later I bought Q9650. It is easy enough to install and no additional work is needed to run windows 10. I also enabled AHCI following your steps and this article ( ?). After registry modification, I do have to restart to safe mode first (during which I change bios setting to RAID mode), and then restart into the normal mode. I also see what Petros has seen on the bios error screen but I choose to ignore that and no issues to boot into the system. Now my vostro 410 is running with Q9650 CPU, 8GB RAM, 2TB SSD with AHCI mode:-) The specs you listed definitely created a machine that is far superior than the original 410. Congrats! You can also subscribe without commenting. Fallen in love with basketball all over again as I coach my daughter's team. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. We are a trusted supplier to 1000s of schools, government agencies, military and repair shops worldwide. Send your laptop to the Dell Experts! Parts-People began as a small company 18 years ago in an extra bedroom of my house. I had saved a small sum of money to purchase some computer parts and began selling them on eBay. After a few months I realized that people needed a place to go for Dell parts so I began building our website. Since we are located in Austin, Texas, where was founded, I was able to set up a solid supply line with Dell. From the start, we focused on customer satisfaction and selling quality parts.

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Purchasing managers can elect to include up to four 7200RPM hard disks (3TB), and the units feature one PCIe x16 slot, two PCIe x1 slots, 3 PCI slots, 8 USB 2.0 ports and a Firewire (IEEE1394) port for expansion and peripheral connectivity. The systems boast numerous expansion drive bays, connectivity ports and motherboard PCIe and PCI slots. Designed properly, these tower systems can serve as everything from a simple desktop that manages office productivity tasks, Internet and e-mail to a higher-end system that manages 3D design work or even video editing. As a result, small businesses can better leverage their tight information technology budgets. Initially skeptical of the (less-expensive compared to the OptiPlex series) new product line, I've found Vostro desktops to prove fast and reliable. While time will tell for sure, Vostro desktop and tower units have made deployment, installation and data migrations quick and easy due to their connectivity and expansion options, fast Intel chips, Windows OS flexibility and tool-free case access. A simple door hides USB, audio, video and an optional media card reader located on the system's front case. The tower's clean lines easily match that of some Sony Vaio models purchased a few years earlier (at easily twice the price). Still, these tower models deliver considerable performance at reasonable cost and include several Energy Smart settings that can be activated, should users wish. It'd be nice to see the three-year warranty standard on the Vostro 410, but considering the price difference, it's easier to purchase a Vostro and simply add the three-year warranty option as an upgrade. As a result, the 410 tower is a capable desktop PC that is easily configured to meet most small business needs and budgets. While design investments are minimal, the Vostro 410 possesses a professional look with clean lines. More important, the boxes are highly functional and are built with proven, reliable components.

Combined with reasonable pricing and a variety of warranty options, expect these tower PCs to faithfully fulfill daily computing tasks for small businesses everywhere. If so, what do you think. Rate the product below and compare the results to what other TechRepublic members think. Give your own personal review of the Vostro 410 in Comments or let us know if you think we left anything out in our review. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o. CAUTION: To guard against the likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades, or other expected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer. Tools. Power Lights. The two-color power-button light located on the front of the computer illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states If the power light is off, the computer is either turned off or is not receiving power. If the power light is steady blue and the computer is not responding, ensure that the display is connected and powered on. If the power light is blinking blue, the computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the keyboard, move the mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation. If the power light is blinking amber, the computer is receiving electrical power, a device such as a memory module or graphics card might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed. If the power light is steady amber, there may be a power problem or an internal device malfunction. Beep Codes. Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem.

One possible beep code consists of repetitive three short beeps. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a possible motherboard failure. TroubleshootingIf the power light is blinking amber, the One possible beep code consists of repetitive three short. Si vous avez des questions sur ce driver, veuillez nous contacter via le formulaire de contact. Sur cette page, vous pouvez discuter notamment de l'installation, la desinstallation et la mise a jour du driver.The installationThe installationInitial Release This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.Fixes- Fixed tilt-wheel lost of function in high privilegeThe installationThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.This file format consists of an archive of files that may beThe installationDo not power off the system during the firmware update. FloppyThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.Firmware update to enhance the read stability of specific autorunThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. TheThis file format consists of an archive of files that may beThe installationThe installationFixes:- Fixed the CD boot issue that occurs during warm boot ifEnhancements:- NotThe installationThe installationThe installationThe installationThe installationThe installationInitial Release This file format consists of an archive of files that may beThe installation. If purchasing a SSD or Memory Upgrade please use these links as I will get a tiny bit of commission which will help fund my guides Ensure to include your form factor when asking for a Graphics Card Upgrade Recommendation. The Windows Vista OEM or Windows XP Product Key won't be compatible with Windows 10 Installation Media however you can run Windows 10 Unlicensed. Windows 10 will have most of the system drivers required inbuilt however you can install the Windows 7 Drivers if you have any unknown Devices in the Device Manager.

If the Driver fails to install, there is no need to try and install the rest in this category. The Realtek is the onboard Video and the Creative Labs driver is if you have installed a dedicated Sound Card. This PC can run Windows 7 64 Bit pretty well. It can run Windows 10 64 Bit if this PC has enough RAM (4 GB) and a SSD. Without the SSD it may run but poorly as the Hard Drive is cranked up to continuous 100 % Disc Usage. If you were an early adopter and had activated your system with Windows 10 Insider Build 10130 you can clean install Windows 10 Pro without a Product Key. With Windows 10 there is no trial, instead your Desktop and Settings will be watermarked and you will be unable to personalise some user settings but otherwise it’ll be fully functional. You can also activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7 Key or Windows 8.x Key. For the vast majority of systems I have listed 64 Bit drivers if they can run Windows 7 64 Bit and 32 Bit drivers if they are unable to run Windows 7 64 Bit. In some systems I have listed both drivers because a hardware upgrade is required for Windows 7 64 Bit compatibility. This particular set of system drivers are for Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit. Some of the drivers listed will of course work for both versions but some for instance the Dell System Software mentioned on this page will only work for Windows 7 64 Bit. What do you think? Thanks for the help. Thanks for the help and it works good just like you said it would. Learn how your comment data is processed. I do not work for either Microsoft or Dell but have been recognised by both companies for expertise as a Dell Community Rockstar and Microsoft Windows Insider MVP. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here. Please feel free to browse our website for other available items.

Dell meets the current and future demands of high-performance, power embedded computing, making it ideal for communications, transaction terminal, interactive client, industrial automation applications, as well as for standard home use.Please do not navigate to another page during this process. Thank you for your patience.All Rights Reserved. Terms of use.Quad-core performance. High-powered 3D. 15-month Internet Security subscription. Windows XP, or XP plus Vista discs to upgrade, are options. Included online storage is only one year. A single business user will be happy with the high-end performance, added features, and no bloatware. It's the big brother, in both size and power, to the Vostro 200 and 400, introduced last year. The Vostros are Dell's PC line for small businesses and sole proprietorships. The Vostro 410 updates the line with more internal space for components, faster quad-core CPUs, and more powerful 3D graphics. The version I looked at is a good compromise between the high-end multimedia consumer PC you thought you were going to buy for your business and the staid yet underpowered business system you had on your short list. It's for the smallish (1- to 30-user) business without a full-time IT staffer. There's also a pair of PCIe x1 slots and three old-school PCI slots. This is the business system you want if you're planning on using expansion cards like those for input devices such as bar-code readers. The Vostro 410 I reviewed came with the aforementioned GeForce 8800GT card in the single PCIe x16 card slot. The case, drives, and card slots require a screwdriver to service or install components. SEE ALSO: The Best Gaming Desktops for 2020 You get 10GB of online storage linked to your Vostro, though the free period lasts only a year. There are small-business-oriented message boards and case studies of businesses using technology on Dell's Web site.

The unit I reviewed came with Microsoft Works—the one with the full version of Word 2003—so it's useful out of the gate. It also came with a 15-month subscription to McAfee Total Protection (antivirus, anti-spam, firewall, and so forth), so it's protected from Internet threats. Fifteen months is a big improvement over the 60 to 90 days you get from many retail consumer PCs. Aside from that, the only other programs were Dell tech-support programs like DataSafe Online and Dell Support Center, the useful Roxio Creator program, PowerDVD for viewing DVD movies, and Adobe Reader. Only Google Desktop and Google Toolbar could be considered bloatware, but they are useful enough to forgive. You can also choose XP Pro or Home, Vista Home, Premium, or Ultimate; or a special XP-Vista configuration in which your system comes with XP on the hard drive, but also includes Vista discs so you can upgrade later if you so desire. The system had an Overall score of 150 points on BAPCo's SYSmark 2007 Preview. Our recently reviewed business PCs clocked in with scores of 73 to 103 points. I usually don't test business PCs with our consumer and gaming tests, but I did this time, and the Vostro passed (some of) them with flying colors. It completed the Photoshop CS2 test in a speedy 30 seconds, while it was able to play the 3D game World in Conflict at a rock-steady and playable 61 frames per second at 1,280-by-1,024 resolution. Thus, the Vostro 410 could be a good dual-purpose PC for business and play. And if you're lucky enough to be in a job that involves play, the Vostro 410 as configured here would be a great choice. Between all the extras and the power-hungry GeForce 8800GT graphics card, it consumed a relatively high 152 watts while idle, and an average of 226W when under load. Leave the basic PCs with integrated graphics like the Vostro 200 or the Lenovo ThinkCentre a61e to the workers; the boss gets a more powerful machine like the Vostro 410.