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Got about 50 Dell DHM Optiplex without OS, HD and ?

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#1 ET KY


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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:54 PM

Got all these Dells at a school auction of excess technology equipment, and for security reasons they had to remove hard drives and operating system - that's all they mentioned, but I'm not sure that's all they removed. My problem is that when I install a HD I can't get any output to the monitor (I've tried several monitors) and three different computers. I've also tried inserting a Windows XP disc with no effect. I'm guessing that I need some Dell software, and who knows what else. If you can tell me how to resurrect these thinks, I'd be grateful.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:56 PM

When you pop open the side panel, are all the components there? like memory, processor, video card (unless it integrated) and is everything fit snugly? and is it like this with all of them or just some of them?



Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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