Dell Optiplex 745

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Dell Optiplex 745
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Dell Optiplex 745
Dell Optiplex 745
Product familyOptiplex
TypeDesktop computer
Release dateLate 2006
Introductory price$810
Operating systemWindows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, English
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo-6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Memory2 GB (DDR2 667 MHz)
Storage120 GB Kingston A400 SATA SSD
GraphicsIntel GMA 3000
Connectivity8 USB 2.0, 1 Printer port, 1 VGA, 1 Serial port, 4 Audio jacks

The Dell Optiplex 745 is Dell's high-end business desktop from late 2006. Dell sold many different configurations of this deskop. For the processor, an Intel Celeron, Pentium, or Core 2 Duo could be chosen. For memory, 512 MB to 4 GB of DDR2 could be selected. An 80 GB, 160 GB, or 250 GB SATA hard drive could also be chosen from. For the graphics card, buyers could select the defualt Intel integrated graphics or an ATI Radeon X1300 or X1300PRO.

Collection Specifics

I bought this Dell Optiplex 745 from a White Dove Thrift Shoppe, a Phoenix-area thrift store chain, for $15, sometime in 2019 maybe. This computer is now a part of my Active Directory home network.

Operating System

This computer would've originally shipped with Windows XP, but was also marketed as Windows Vista capable. When I originally bought the computer, it still had an original Dell Windows Vista installation on it. Since then, however, I have reinstalled the operating system a couple of times and upgraded it to Windows 8.1 for now.


I believe my specific Optiplex 745 came with the 160 GB preinstalled hard drive. On January 15, 2023, however, I finally upgraded the hard drive to a 120 GB Kingston SSD.