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T3500 upgrading questions

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hello,

I have Dell Precision T3500:
Xeon 3,06 GHz
24 GB RAM
1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate
MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
Steelseries Apex
Logitech g502 Proteus Core

Questions:
1. Can I upgrade memory up or 24GB is max ?

2. Can I upgrade processors up or it is max?

3. I would like to buy Sound Blaster Recon 3d, is good choice for this specification ?

4. What kind of speakers system do you recommend ?

thank you for help
Luke

Dell T3610

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RE: T3500 upgrading questions

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With the GTX970 its quite capable as a gaming platform And its a reliable workhorse.

The processor can be upgraded to a 6 core version but dell only supports the processor that it came with.

The 970 makes it superior to most gaming systems out there because the GPU counts more than the cpu.


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24 gb is the max and very few users can utilize more than that. Other users will comment on the other upgrades. Remember this is a win 7 business workstation, not a gaming computer.

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/precision-workstation-t3500 

specs-- www.dell.com/.../q2wk6_dell_precision_t3500_spec_sheet.pdf

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1. Yes, 24Gb is "probably" your max, but the possibility of using more (or even using that much) is dependent on the specific model of your processor. "Xeon 3.06GHz" is not an adequate description of the model you have installed, but assuming a W3550, 24GB is the maximum supported.

2. In general, yes, the processor can be upgraded, but again, whether or not you can install an upgrade for your configuration depends on which CPU you are currently using.

3. It certainly isn't validated for this model, but it would "probably" work. Thing about business machines vs. gaming/consumer machines is that consumer machines are designed to be more generically compatible with hardware and software, and business machines are designed to be compatible with specific devices for specific uses, so using anything else is at the users risk.

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Hello Mary G, The Flash 1932 Sorry, yes it is Xeon-3.07Ghz-W3550 Quad Core You have right but this configuration works great for gaming thank you for your help

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It probably does work fine as a gaming PC, but it was not designed to be a gaming PC, so when you start upgrading it, it is important to know that not everything will work and be compatible like you might expect from a true gaming machine.

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With the GTX970 its quite capable as a gaming platform And its a reliable workhorse.

The processor can be upgraded to a 6 core version but dell only supports the processor that it came with.

The 970 makes it superior to most gaming systems out there because the GPU counts more than the cpu.


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Does a GTX 970 fit in a Precision T3500 desktop without physical modification and stock PSU? Do I need power connector adapters of some sort and is there a recommended GTX970 that will fit optimally in the T3500 (physically and cooling/reliability). Thank you.

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GTX 970 PSU requirements I've seen are around 500W, original T3500 PSU is 525W, so you're likely ok there. 

Physical fit may depend on specific GTX 970.  I'd measure your PCIe x16 card available space in the T3500 (especially max card length), pick 970 you want and check it's specs for dimensions.  Some of the 3 fan models can get around 12" in length and conversely there are some single fan models around 7" in length (which can have larger card height, though).  They're all dual slot, of course.  Note additional power connectors at rear or top of card can effect space used by the card.

I have a EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC Gaming ACX 2.0+ (04G-P4-3975-KR), but it's running in a different machine (works so far with my 475W PSU, haven't overclocked it, though).  It's a 2 fan model:  4.376" x 10.1", 500W min PSU according to spec. 

Can't speak to T3500 power connectors. 

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Thanks, I've seen 2 people on YouTube posted that they have GTX 970 in a T3500 chassis but not a lot more info. I think one mentioned MSI. It's been a while since I've looked into GPUs. I currently have a ATI radeon 6950 2GB card and it's a bit of power hog, but runs fine on 550w PSU w/ a Xeon quad, 2 optical, 2 SSDs, 2 HDDs, and a 7 USB devices.

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