20 Most Recent Dell OptiPlex 160L (160LMIN) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

It's a matter of finding a compatible video card for your machine. In all likelihood, your machine will accept a PCI Express video card. Choose what size you'd like, (unless you're a serious gamer who requires a lot of vid memory, a 256MB or 512MB card will do). Then remove and unplug cables from your Desktop and pull out the tower. Remove the cowl and blank so you can add your card to the appropriate slot. Once the card is installed, plug everything back in and turn the machine on. Since it's Plug n Play, your machine will automatically identify the new hardware. At this point, uninstall your previous video hardware in the Hardware Manager and install the new card either by downloading the driver online of if provided, use the disk that should have come with the new card.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 30, 2012

See http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op160l/en/ug/smtabout.htm#1189371 which is the Dell Optiplex 160L User Guide and shows the internal layout of this computer with instructions for removing expansion cards.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Dec 22, 2011

check to motherboard fro a jumper labeled pswrst/pasrst or turn off teove cmos battery restart shutdown reinsert battery and start that should blankit out

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

Go into your BIOS and change the boot order so that it boots from the CD drive first

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 15, 2010

Since you can't upgrade memory on a video card especially if its built on to the motherboard your best bet is to purchase a new PCI video with the proper amount of memory you need and install into your dell PC. you may have to go into the BIOS and disable the on board video card and tell the system to use the new one. Just make sure the new card you purchase has drivers for whatever operating system you are running.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010

THIS LINK is what I believe you're looking for.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jun 29, 2010

There must be a tiny hole in front of the CD-ROM for malfunctions like this. If you press with a needle in that hole you can open the CD manually.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jun 23, 2010

this woudl depend on the motherboard but yes most do. look for a silk screen mark on the board marking USB1 or USB2. look at the yellow connectors on this pic for an idea of what to look for


they can be found usually on the bottom front of the board when the board is verticle

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Feb 22, 2010

Sometimes the USB connectors at the front of the PC are not attached. If someone can open the PC for you and see if there are wires inside running to those connectors that would be handy.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

Listen to the pattern of beeps, or look at the back of the computer to see the pattern of the diagnostic lights ( 4 lights just under the keyboard/mouse connectors) and check out this site to see what they mean:
Beep Code Meanings

Diagnostic Light Meanings

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on May 29, 2009

Here is the download page, you need to select model and OS: Driver & Download

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 26, 2009

Driver link as below. (you may need to register with this site to be allowed to download).


Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Jan 13, 2009

that's not surprising..many of the drivers for 98 went unsupported when MSoft dropped it's own support for that platform.

time to migrate folks.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 05, 2008

Sounds like your on Google Chrome, this has started popping up since the last update and only on secure webpages at random, try running Windows Update and make sure it's up to date, it check the root certificates which should come with the windows updates.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 22, 2019

ok 960 SFF is not the same as MT or the big case MOBO.
SFF has its own mobo (motherboards)
it has 11x2 row non ATX spec, power . not yours as it has 12x2 some SFF have 2 diffr. mobo
and a dell custom PSU for just this mobo and its odd duck jack. (called PICO plug)
why not buy a new PSU? that matches this PC?
even the SFF PSU case is not ATX spec.


Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Feb 23, 2019

Go into device manager. Uninstall audio driver.

Restart computer.

This will reinstall the default driver. Try again.

If it doesn't work, go to Dell website to find specific driver for your computer (using the service tag) and install that.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 08, 2016

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