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Older Dell 170L

by Willy / May 23, 2015 1:30 AM PDT

I had a Dell Optiplex 170L, that started to have reboot problems. It would start and the display "video artifacts/lines" and get to XP window and then start reboot. I found the on-board video was causing the display problem and installed a PCI(plain) in open PCI slot. These PCI slots were all that was available, no PCI-e or AGP slots. However the old PCI card wasn't big on memory and produced reboots too. While the display was clear, it seems it hits a video memory requirement and wouldn't allow a complete boot. Being that the PC was old, I decided to scrap it as any cost associated with the final repair or the hassle of any OS reload, etc.. Alas being XP and the minor use of the PC sealed it as scrap.

*NOTE* I had done other areas for a fix, but it seems the video and related s/w requirement or XP values couldn't recover or provide a final fix. I did enjoy the 4yrs.+ of a freebie PC which it was.

tada ------Willy Happy

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