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Graphics Card Upgrade

Will the ASUS GeForce GTX STRIX 950 linked here fit inside a Dell Inspiron 3650?

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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

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Thanks for writing to us.

ASUS GeForce GTX STRIX 950 is not tested by Dell.

Following are the cards that are tested and are sure to work.

NVIDIA, GeForce GT 730

AMD, Radeon R9 360

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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

While it may fit in the case BARELY the stock power supply is too small.  Some have overcome this Limitation by removing the tiny power supply completely and running the wires for a standard EPS12v supply in the back thru the hole left by removing the power supply and using an adapter.

This requires an adapter.

http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-Inspiron-3650-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-8%252dPin-Adapter-Cab...

Inspiron 3650 [Intel] Service Manual,    

  http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3650-...

Inspiron 3650 Specifications,

 http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3650-...

Note: Dell has not published the wattage of the Inspiron 3650 power supply.

Inspiron-3656 [AMD] Service Manual,

  http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3656-...

Inspiron 3656 Specifications,    

 http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3656-...

Note: Dell has not published the wattage of the Inspiron 3656 power supply, plus this model has a BGA motherboard, that does not allow you to upgrade the processor, without replacing the motherboard.


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NewbieDellUser
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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

What about this card?  Will it fit?

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

What about this card?  Will it fit?

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

Please re-read the complete reply from SpeedStep above.

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NewbieDellUser
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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

I'm wondering if it will fit, not if there's enough power.

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NewbieDellUser
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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

Also, the other graphics card is a low wattage card, so I'm wondering if it even needs external power.

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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

Asus GeForce 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 Graphics Cards (STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5) is NOT a low power card nor is the other card  EACH of those is OVER 75W and therefore needs a SIX PIN PCI-E aux power connection.  Some overclocked cards need 2 X 6 pin or 1 X 8 pin power.

The itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow poka dot power supply in the 36XX series is under 200w and DOES NOT USE standard power supply connectors and has ZERO 6 pin 150w PCI-E power connectors.


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NewbieDellUser
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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

I've read many articles saying that the Amd RX 460 only needs 75watts.

"With a sub-75 watt power draw in its reference configuration, the RX 460 can draw all of its power from your PC’s motherboard, no extra power connectors required. That makes it an ideal option for giving a prebuilt “big box” PC beefed-up gaming capabilties."

Here's an article measuring the watts

www.tomshardware.com/.../amd-radeon-rx-460,4707-5.html

Here's another:

"The RX 460 draws less than 75W, which enables it the card to draw all of its power via your motherboard’s PCI-E slot—no addition 6-pin or 8-pin power connectors required."

www.pcworld.com/.../full-details-revealed-amd-radeon-rx-470-and-rx-460-specs-and-release-dates.html

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NewbieDellUser
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RE: Graphics Card Upgrade

Are the above articles true?

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