WastefulNick
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Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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I'm planning to upgrade my computer as it's not the best for the moment, I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade to an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING graphics card. 

My specs (according to Speccy):

CPU
Intel Core i3 7100 @ 3.90GHz
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology


RAM
8.00GB Single-Channel Unknown @ 1196MHz (17-17-17-39)


Motherboard
Dell Inc. 07KY25 (Socket 0)


Graphics
S2318H/HX (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 630 (Dell)

Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 (SATA)

Optical Drives
PLDS DVD+-RW DU-8A5LH

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speedstep
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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Short Cards will go in but they may need an ugly external power supply.  
The 240W power supply seems ok


http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-3668-desktop/manuals


  If your 3668 has a 240W power supply then a NON OVERCLOCKED 75W version of the ZOTAC  1050TI or Gigabyte Windforce Radeon RX460 GV-RX460WF2OC-2GD will work fine.

The 3650 is a different machine

https://www.walmart.com/ip/49455390

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Windforce-Graphics-GV-RX460WF2OC-2GD/dp/B01K1JV83C/

 

 

 

 

 


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Woody J
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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Yes, I can see that (i.e. if the clock runs faster than the Dell GPU clock, the card would do more work, with a corresponding increased load). The ZOTAC card I’ve used has 2GB and, insofar as I know runs at nominal speed (1354Mhz) so I feel reasonably safe, certainly in view of the fact that Dell offer their own (perhaps underclocked, from your advice) 1050 GPU along with an i7, with the subsequent extra power needs of this CPU. Is my reasoning sound?

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Many thanks, Chris M, for your advice.

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speedstep
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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Depends.  Short Cards will go in but they may need an ugly external power supply.  The 240W power supply in the 3650 seems ok but the 200W power supply in the 3668 doesn't seem sufficient.


http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-3668-desktop/manuals

 

 

It is possible to hack a 3650 working by removing the power supply entirely and using adapter and placing power supply OUTSIDE the case.  There is no hack for 3668 6 PIN 200W power supply.

EVGA 700B1   Any power supply REQUIRES the MODDIY adapter. The EPS12v CPU connection is still 4 pin but the 24 pin needs to be converted to 8 pin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438066

 

 

Dual slot SHORT cards(GTX960/970) See Recommended card below are fine. 12 inch long cards do not fit.  EVGA 500W unit is recommended for a 960.  EVGA NEX 700B1 is recommended for a GTX970.

A MODDIY adapter is needed to convert 24 pin to 8 pin.  The 3668 has 6 pin so there may not be an option to fix this.  I would get a 3650 rather than 3668 because of this alone.

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

 

 


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WastefulNick
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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Depends.  Short Cards will go in but they may need an ugly external power supply.  The 240W power supply in the 3650 seems ok but the 200W power supply in the 3668 doesn't seem sufficient.


http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-3668-desktop/manuals

 

 

It is possible to hack a 3650 working by removing the power supply entirely and using adapter and placing power supply OUTSIDE the case.  There is no hack for 3668 6 PIN 200W power supply.

EVGA 700B1   Any power supply REQUIRES the MODDIY adapter. The EPS12v CPU connection is still 4 pin but the 24 pin needs to be converted to 8 pin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438066

 

 

Dual slot SHORT cards(GTX960/970) See Recommended card below are fine. 12 inch long cards do not fit.  EVGA 500W unit is recommended for a 960.  EVGA NEX 700B1 is recommended for a GTX970.

A MODDIY adapter is needed to convert 24 pin to 8 pin.  The 3668 has 6 pin so there may not be an option to fix this.  I would get a 3650 rather than 3668 because of this alone.

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

 

 

Thank you for all this information! But I have one question, my power supply said that the max DC output was 240W, and you said my PSU was 200W. Is my PSU actually a 240W, or is that just the mac watt (as stated). I'm aware that this may be a very stupid question

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speedstep
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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Short Cards will go in but they may need an ugly external power supply.  
The 240W power supply seems ok


http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-3668-desktop/manuals


  If your 3668 has a 240W power supply then a NON OVERCLOCKED 75W version of the ZOTAC  1050TI or Gigabyte Windforce Radeon RX460 GV-RX460WF2OC-2GD will work fine.

The 3650 is a different machine

https://www.walmart.com/ip/49455390

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Windforce-Graphics-GV-RX460WF2OC-2GD/dp/B01K1JV83C/

 

 

 

 

 


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WastefulNick
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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They reduced the size of the PSU on the 3668 to 200W and went from 8 pin to 6 pin connector.  Short versions of the Card will fit but that does not overcome the power supply limitation.   If your 3668 has a 240W power supply then a NON OVERCLOCKED 75W version of the ZOTAC  1050TI or Gigabyte Windforce Radeon RX460 GV-RX460WF2OC-2GD will work fine.

The 3650 is a different machine

https://www.walmart.com/ip/49455390

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Windforce-Graphics-GV-RX460WF2OC-2GD/dp/B01K1JV83C/

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you very much for the help! Now I just have one final question, the ZOTAC GeForce 1050Ti Low Profile is dual slot, and I'm not 100% sure what this means (except that it takes up 2 slots). I have 2 PCI Express slots (only a available) and one PCI Express 3.0 slot. Would a dual slot graphics card work with this? 

PCI data from Speccy:

Slot PCI-E
Slot Type - PCI-E
Slot Usage - In Use
Data lanes - x1
Slot Designation - SLOT1
Characteristics - 3.3V, PME
Slot Number - 0

Slot PCI-E Gen 3
Slot Type - PCI-E Gen 3
Slot Usage - Available
Data lanes - x16
Slot Designation - SLOT2
Characteristics - 3.3V, PME
Slot Number - 1

Slot PCI-E
Slot Type - PCI-E
Slot Usage - Available
Data lanes - x1
Slot Designation - SLOT3
Characteristics - 3.3V, PME
Slot Number - 2

Thanks in advance!

-Andreas

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WastefulNick
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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Never mind about the dual slot thing, I forgot to Google first

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WastefulNick
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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Now I'm about to buy the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile (www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx and before I mess up I just want to make sure that it is compatible with my hardware. Thanks!

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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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That card would work in a 3650.  May work in 3668 with 240W PSU.


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WastefulNick
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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I understand, but I believe that my PSU is 240W it says "Maximum continuous total DC output power shall not exceed 240W" on my PSU. Does this mean that it is 240W? It also says 100-240V~ on it.

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KingHippo87
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RE: Will an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming work with my Insipron 3668?

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I have the same specs as you WastefulNick and my 3668 came with a 240 watt power supply. I know Dell sells a i7 3668 that comes with a GTX 1050 2GB. A rep at Dell told me all Inspiron 3668 desktops come with a 240 watt power supply.

I wanted to install a GTX 1050 Ti but a local computer store tech told me the 240 watts might not be enough for this graphics card. I decided to go with a GT 1030, which has 30 watts of power consumption compared to the 75W of the 1050 Ti. I'm planning on installing one this coming week and will keep you posted.

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