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Woody J
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Dell OPTIPLEX 3050 GPU upgrade

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I own a DELL OPTIPLEX 3050 and wish to fit a new GPU (GeForce GTX 1660).

 

I’ve bought a 500W PSU and a large PC case, along with the 24 pin to 8 pin motherboard adapter (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Optiplex-Power-Supply-Motherboard-Adapter/dp/B0758H3WVX/ref=sr_1_1?keywords...).

 

I intend to transfer the innards of the 3050 (excluding the old PSU) into the new PC case.

 

Can anybody foresee any problems?

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Woody J
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Re: Dell OPTIPLEX 3050 GPU upgrade

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Thank you. It’s obviously more complicated than I originally thought. I’m not going to attempt this.

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bradthetechnut
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Re: Dell OPTIPLEX 3050 GPU upgrade

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Yah, for short Dell is too proprietary for case swaps.  Case swaps with another brand or even another Dell model are rarer.

- Please consider giving posts you like a thumbs up.
- Please "Accept as Solution" posts that are a solution.
- If you have an Optiplex, stating its model number and size speeds troubleshooting.

I'm a big fan of Dell, a Dell user, and not an employee. This forum is mainly user to user with occasional moderation or additional knowledge by a Rockstar or Dell employee.

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Re: Dell OPTIPLEX 3050 GPU upgrade

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I can see lots of problems.  In general what you got is not going to work.

https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/optiplex-3050-desktop_owners-manual2_en-us.pdf

https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln305143/optiplex-3050-visual-guide-to-your-computer?...

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/optiplex-3050-desktop/docs

3050 has to use 24 to 6 pin not 8 pin connector.

https://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-OptiPlex-3040-3050-3060-Main-Power-24-Pin-to-6-Pin-Adapter-Cabl...

Dell fan wiring is not standard.

https://www.amazon.com/Pocaton-Female-Socket-Connector-Cooling/dp/B073XJV5L9/

Dell power button, usb and front panel audio cables are not standard nor are they documented.

There is no support or documentation for what you want to do.

https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln284978/a-reference-guide-to-the-dell-optiplex-diagn...

S3MEM2, 72 blinks followed by a short pause, 7 blinks, long pause, then repeatsMemory failures
  • Memory subsystem configuration activity is in progress. Appropriate memory modules were detected but a memory failure has occurred.
  • If you can assist to troubleshoot, narrow down the issue with reseating memory and swapping a known good memory if available.
  • If nothing works, replace the memory.

Power Button LED State Description

OffOffPower is Off. LED is blank.
Blinking AmberBlinking AmberInitial State of LED at power up. Refer to the table below for Blinking Amber pattern diagnostic suggestions and possible failures.
Solid AmberSolid AmberThe second state of the LED at power up, indicates that the POWER_GOOD signal is active and it is probable that the power supply is fine.
Blinking WhiteBlinking WhiteSystem is in a low power state, either S1 or S3. This does not indicate a fault condition.
Solid WhiteSolid WhiteSystem is in S0 state. This is the normal power states of a functioning machine. The BIOS will turn the LED to this states to indicate it has started fetching op-codes.

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Woody J
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Re: Dell OPTIPLEX 3050 GPU upgrade

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Thank you. It’s obviously more complicated than I originally thought. I’m not going to attempt this.

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bradthetechnut
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Re: Dell OPTIPLEX 3050 GPU upgrade

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Yah, for short Dell is too proprietary for case swaps.  Case swaps with another brand or even another Dell model are rarer.

- Please consider giving posts you like a thumbs up.
- Please "Accept as Solution" posts that are a solution.
- If you have an Optiplex, stating its model number and size speeds troubleshooting.

I'm a big fan of Dell, a Dell user, and not an employee. This forum is mainly user to user with occasional moderation or additional knowledge by a Rockstar or Dell employee.

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