Setting Up Your Computer. Dell Precision 690, JD963, precision workstation


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Setting Up Your Computer

CAUTION:

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

You must complete all steps to properly set up your computer.

1

Connect the keyboard and the mouse.

2

Connect the modem or the network cable.

NOTICE:

Do not connect a modem cable to the network adapter. Voltage from telephone communications can damage the network adapter.

NOTE:

If your computer has a network card installed, connect the network cable to the card.

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3

Connect the monitor.

Depending on your graphics card, you can connect your monitor in various ways.

NOTE:

You may need to use the provided adapter or cable to connect your monitor to the computer.

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Quick Reference Guide

For single- and dual-monitor capable cards with a single connector

One VGA adapter:

VGA

Use the VGA adapter when you have a single-monitor graphics card and you want to connect your computer to a VGA monitor.

Dual VGA Y cable adapter: Dual DVI Y cable adapter:

VGA

DVI

VGA

DVI

Use the appropriate Y cable when your graphics card has a single connector and you want to connect your computer to one or two VGA monitors.

Use the appropriate Y cable when your graphics card has a single connector and you want to connect your computer to one or two DVI monitors.

The dual-monitor cable is color-coded; the blue connector is for the primary monitor, and the black connector is for the second monitor. To enable dual-monitor support, both monitors must be attached to the computer when you start the computer.

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For dual-monitor capable cards with one DVI connector and one VGA connector

One DVI connector and one VGA connector: Two VGA connectors with one VGA adapter:

DVI

VGA

VGA

Use the VGA adapter when you want to connect your computer to two VGA monitors.

VGA

Use the appropriate connector(s) when you want to connect your computer to one or two monitors.

For dual-monitor capable cards with two DVI connectors

Two DVI connectors: Two DVI connectors with one VGA adapter:

Two DVI connectors with two VGA adapters:

DVI

DVI

DVI

VGA

VGA

VGA

Use the DVI connectors to connect your computer to one or two DVI monitors.

Use the VGA adapter to connect a

VGA monitor to one of the DVI connectors on your computer

Use two VGA adapters to connect two VGA monitors to the DVI connectors on your computer.

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4

Connect the speakers.

NOTE:

If your computer has a sound card installed, connect the speakers to the card.

5

Connect the power cables and turn on the computer and monitor.

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