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Dell 660s Mini-Desktop PC

Here are the technical specs / order details for a Dell 660s SFF desktop PC ordered earlier this year: Quantity Item Number Description 1 225-2907 INSPIRON 660s 1 319-0168 3rd gen Intel Core i5-3330s processor 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.20 GHz 1 317-9672 8GB SDRAM at 1600MHz -2X4G 1 331-9333 Dell KB113 USB Wired Entry Keyboard, US-English 1 320-7810 If accessories are purchased, they may ship separately 1 320-3255 Integrated Intel HD Graphics 1 421-8486 DW1506

Dell PowerEdge 1950 & 2950 CMOS/RAID battery

The Dell PowerEdge 1950 3rd generation server uses a standard CR2032 battery for CMOS/BIOS purposes. If your server is showing an orange warning on the front panel about low battery, you can buy a replacement battery here for less than $5 USD: 3 Volts, 2032, 2 batteries (Lithium Button Cell) CR2032http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DSVS8/This pair of three-volt lithium coin batteries is perfect for servers. 20mm diameter and 3.2mm height. Likewise, if the RAID controller’s battery is low you can find replacements starting at

Dell PowerEdge 1950 III Drivers and Firmware Updates (2013)

I recently set up two new Dell PowerEdge 1950 III servers. One for Weblogs.us (free blog hosting) and one for Branson’s Nantucket (a lakefront resort in Branson). Dell makes very nice servers but their support pages can be a bit confusing. Therefore, here are the latest updates/drivers for the PowerEdge 1950 III, as of July 2013: Latest Dell PERC 6/i Integrated Update, v.6.3.1-0003, A14http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/driverdetails?driverid=W83M2Fixes: 1. Fixes an issue where the Perc battery does not always charge up properly, causing Virtual Disks

Download the latest version of ESXi for Dell

Today I needed to download the latest Dell customized ISO of VMWare ESXi. It took me a moment to find the latest version, so here is a link to help you find it faster: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=RD5JN This is VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 and it was released on April 29th 2013. You can burn it to a CD or mount it via an IPMI/DRAC interface if you so desire. Also, you will need a USB thumbdrive to install ESXi to as you

Dell laptop brightness adjustment stuck [SOLVED]

Q. My Dell Inspiron 1520 screen brightness adjustment sometimes get stuck after I suspend/resume a few times. When I try to adjust the screen brightness by holding the Fn key and then press the up/down arrows nothing happens at all and it is really annoying as I have to reboot to get it to work again. 🙁 Can you suggest a way that I can fix it without having to reboot? –Hank Chambers A. Yes, I have had a similar issue with

What is O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver? [answered]

Q. On my laptop I have a program listed in my add/remove programs page as O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver, do you know what this is? Is it a virus? Should I uninstall it? A. That is the driver for an O2Micro Memory Card Reader and you should have corresponding hardware listed in the device manager ‘Disk drives’ section as O2Micro SD SCSI Disk Drive. I would not recommend uninstalling it, since that would effectively disabled you SD card reader. Also, if

Work laptops for 2013

I recently dropped my Dell Latitude E6430. This was a pretty serious drop onto some pavement and while the laptop still works, it has a rather large dent in it. 🙁 I have had a few previous issues with the laptop, mainly software related (Intel wifi driver issues, occasional lockups) so with the new dent being the final straw, it is now time for a new laptop 😉 Here are a few I considered: (dimensions/weight courtesy of notebookcheck.net) E6530 35