Dell XPS Studio Desktop 8GB Tri-channel DDR3 Question

By yukka ยท 181 replies
Dec 22, 2008
  1. dan2009

    dan2009 TS Rookie

    fracturex, thank you for your help. Just one quick question to follow up. Would you recommend SATA II drive? Also, I intend to have total of 2 optical drives and 2 hard drives in my pc, I wonder if it has any SATA port left on the MB. I can't wait to get my pc, it suppose to deliver by tomorow.

    Again thank you for your help.
  2. fracturex

    fracturex TS Rookie

    I think there are 4 sata ports. either sata or sata II will work. I got three hdds in mine and one optical drive, so you should be fine. as long as the hdd meets my needs for the right price at the right storage and speed it doesn't matter whether it's sata or sata II
  3. dan2009

    dan2009 TS Rookie

    I just received my XPS 435MT and it is a Certified Refurbished. It is an amazing fast machine. I am very happy with its performance so far. However, this pc has a weird problem, it has a very strong cigarette odors coming out on the back of the machine. It seems strange that how the cigarette odor get inside the PC. I open the case and put an open box of baking soda next to it hoping that the smell would disappear. Is anybody experience this? I will give it a few days to see if the smell goes away. If not, I have to return it.
  4. fracturex

    fracturex TS Rookie

    very strange, mine was certified refurbished as well from Dell Outlet. Mine was band new, probably just taken out of the box and back into it. No smell, except the "new" smell of electronics. Sorry to hear about your problem. Hope it's gone by now.
  5. NIggedigge

    NIggedigge TS Rookie

    Change cpu cooler

    Can anyone provide any recommendations for upgrading the stock i7 920 cpu cooler / heatsink in my Dell Studio XPS Desktop 435MT? Given the small size of the 435MT, I've been pulling out my hair trying to find an aftermarket cooler that will fit, keep the CPU cool and be quiet. Keeping the stock cooler is not an option. Price is no object, I want the best I can get.

    I have found 2 cooler that is intresting
    Scythe Shuriken and Gelid Silent Spirit, which is better and is there any other cooler that you recommend?

    Want a quiet one, and good one

    Thank you.
  6. jswanstr

    jswanstr TS Rookie

    Is there any way to tell if I am running in symmetric or isometric?
  7. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +67

    Anyone have any idea what is the best fastest card to upgrade to from a ATI 4850 that will fit in the standard case? I bought an arctic cooler for the 4850 and there wasnt enough room to install it and every card ive seen recently seems to be dual slot for cooling.

    Any fast single slot solutions that fit the original case out there?
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