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Inspiron 3668 - 2.5in SSD Caddy

Q: Inspiron 3668 - 2.5in SSD Caddy

Just got an Inspiron Desktop 3886. Looking for the 2.5in SSD caddy.
Saw some other threads about this part number, but want to make sure its the same for the 3668.

Dell Part# X9FV3


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Since there is only one hard drive power slot on the the motherboard, which cable splitter should be used which can connect to the HHD in the 3-1/2 inch bay and the SSD in the 2-1/2 inch bay, as the two bays are about a foot apart.  Just realized that a splitter cable can be used that would bridge the two drive bays;  This allows the power cable from the Hard Drive to be split into two; with one female end going into the original HHD (hard drive) and the other female end going into the SSD.  Just would like someone from Dell to confirm that this would work before buying the splitter cable and attempting the installation.

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I got a brand new computer, Dell Inspiron 3668 yesterday. Downloaded Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve for video editing, the only other things on my brand new desktop is my wedding video files imported directly off of my SD card... Davinci Resolve wont even open on this computer without crashing. So, I then tried Adobe Premiere Pro. I finally got it to load without crashing, and edited 10 minutes worth of video footage. I went to manually save the edited files after it of course periodically saved, but it crashed. I thought okay, it saved, it will still be there. Went to open it, the last saved file will not open anything. Just the videos in the Imported Media section... So I open the last auto-save file... it loads the timeline at 6 minutes.. but now it is giving me "A low level exception occurred. ImporterMPEG and some error number" And the media will say "Media Pending" but the audio will play, but none of my media will load. I have tried uninstalling completely and doing it again, it does not help. Once I have Adobe Premiere Pro opened once, and I exit it, the program will no longer open. No matter where I try to access it from, whether it is from the desktop, running it as an administrator, the task bar, the actual adobe creative cloud app its self... NOTHING WILL LOAD! Dell Tech Support is a JOKE! They will not trouble shoot anything for me without paying for it, even though this computer IS NEW! Keep in mind, I have an older dell running the o... Read more


You've got a big disconnect between the hardware you bought and the applications you want to run - basically, you need the horsepower to tow a 10,000 pound trailer and bought the equivalent of a Honda CIvic to do it.  This is an economy model - fine for family usage, but by far not capable of running the applications you want to run.
What you need:  a minimum of an XPS 8930 system with a solid state boot drive, the best nVidia GPU you can afford, and a minimum of 16 G of RAM.  You may also want to up that to a mid-range Precision workstation, though an XPS as configured will do fine by that software.
There is NO WAY on Earth you're going to run those applications on a $400 economy consumer-grade system.  Figure on about $1,500 or so for an XPS configured to do the job right.

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I am considering purchasing a Dell Inspiron 3668, but I have a few questions about the power supply first.

1:  What are the dimensions of the stock power supply?

2: Can it be easily removed?

3: Will something like one of these be a good fit?
Corsair RM 850x
I am guessing that my current Corsair HX 750 will not fit.

Any help would be appreciated before purchasing!

A:Dell Inspiron 3668 PSU Questions

You need to look for a system in a larger chassis - just about nothing will fit inside these other than the OEM power supply.

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If not, is there a compatible card that fits the following requirements?
NVIDIA GeForce 200 series card or better, or AMD Radeon 3000 series or better (NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon 5000 series preferred)

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I finally finished setting up my new 3668.  Added SSD and 2TB 2.5" drive, and moved all software and apps from my old machine.
Now when I do a shutdown, Win10 shuts down as expected, but the fans (both CPU and desk) switch to high speed and stay there.  The machine never goes quiet.
If I unplug the power cord it shuts up, but restarts as soon as I plug it in again.  This is not the brief fan blip that normally happens when poser is restored.  First I get the blip, then the fans accelerate to full speed.
What I have done temporarily is to set the BIOS to restart Windows after a power failure.  That way, I can keep the machine on all the time, and if power fails it will just restart.  Otherwise, a power failure would give me full fan speed indefinitely when power is restored.  
I would certainly prefer a way to turn the machine off if I choose to - without having to unplug it.
The machine was working properly when I got it.  So, I suspect I disconnected something when I was working inside the case, or inadvertently changed some BIOS setting. 
Any ideas??

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Can I fit a evga gtx 750 ti in my dell inspiron 3668?

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I just purchased an Inspiron 3668 i5-7400. I need to upgrade to a power supply with at least 360 watts and am having great difficulty because the form factor of this Inspiron's power supply is very different  (about 9"x3.25"x2.5") than most PCs. Does anyone know of sites that have such power supplies? Been searching Amazon, Newegg, etc. without any luck.

A:Power supply for Inspiron 3668 i5-7400

The only way you're going to be able to put that capacity power supply in that system is to leave the actual power supply box outside the system and run the cables inside.
You will also most likely need an adapter to use a standard power supply with the mainboard in the Dell, which very likely uses an 8-pin connector.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3668
Specs are:
i3 7100
1 tb
8 gb ram
Can i install Gtx 1050ti in this computer.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3668 with Window 10 Home. 
In the latest Microsoft update: July 11, 2017—KB4025342 (OS Build 15063.483), and the previous one from June 13, 1017, my computer has an issue with the audio.
When I plug in my headphones/earbuds, the audio has an echo type effect to it; the sounds are extremely left or right (there is no balance in the middle). It is as if I am listening to the sound behind me, or in the distance. I have tested this audio with videos, music, and games, and compared the sound balance issue with other devices (laptop, phone, mp3) by testing the same audio files.
I have already reinstalled the Realtek HD Audio Diver and I have adjusted the audio enhancements in the WAVES MaxxAudioPro audio - the issue persists.
The spatial sound is turned off and all enhancements are disabled in the Sound options.
Also, under the “Sound, video, and game controllers” section in “Device Manager,” there are two devices: Intel® Display Audio and Realtek Audio. Is it normal to have both of these present? Is there a method to disable the updates from automatically adjusting the audio?
This computer is less than two months old. I don't want to return it. 
Please help me fix this audio problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 3668 Audio Problem

Hi GingerSnapz,Thanks for posting.If the driver is already up to date. This may be resolved by disabling realtek audio in device manager -> restart -> enable.If updating drivers doesn't work, the problem might not be caused by drivers. You can try to run Audio Troubleshooter and see if it helps. Refer steps below:1. Type "Troubleshoot" in Windows search.2. Click "Playing Audio" then follow the on-screen instructions.

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This is a new PC. 2 weeks old at longest.

2-3 times has not come out of sleep. Have had to hold power button to power down. It has come back up seemingly fine. The last issue was, i actually tried to shut it down myself after working on it. It seemed to be working fine and shutting down ok. Got a message saying "to save your work click cancel and go back". I hit cancel to see if there were anything needing to be saved or stopped. Instead, i got a second message stating, "Shut down blocked". Then seemed to have froze. I shut it down holding the power button. Upon start up, it gave me the option to check windows repair, or something like that. I went ahead and ran it and it said, windows repair could not repair your PC. I went and ahead and started it up normally, i noticed that Firefox tried to recover the previous sessions. I have noticed firefox crashing a few times as well.

I ran Malwarebytes threat scan, no issues. I checked malware bytes reports and noticed there were two websites blocked recently, WWW.CONVERTPDFSNOW.COM. Which i do not recall using, will have to ask my daughter if she was trying to use that.

I thought it was unusual for the new PC to not come out of sleep mode so many times now.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8100 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Gr... Read more

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Hello Dell,
  I have a Dell Inspiron 3668 with Waves Maxx Audio Pro installed.  I have been trying to figure out how to get RID of the echo/reverb sound that spews forth from my speakers.  I've been reading everyone else's post about the same stuff and the only answer that seems to be given is to uninstall and then re-download the realtek drivers and I think reinstall Waves Maxx Pro.  My question is this: can we dispense with all the install and uninstalls and use something else?  I have no idea what else to use, but the last time I bought a Dell computer I used Turtle Beach soundcard and software, maybe this is an option.  I despise the sound that my speakers are making at this moment.  There has to be some other software that can be used since it appears that realtek and maxx audio pro are fighting each other.  Come on guys, most of us WANT a positive music experience with our computers and I am one of them. Figure something else out for us.....

Sign me Completely DISAPPOINTED....

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Hello.  I recently (within the past 2 months) bought two Inspiron 3668 Windows10 machines.  I use them for different purposes in different parts of the house, but they get about the same amount of use.  Both are connected to the network via wifi, and both use primarily Firefox browser.The thing is that I get periodic "Bad Pool Caller" BSOD on both machines.  There doesn't seem to be a specific pattern to the BSODs, but it does seem to occur while web browsing more often than not.I've done all the Windows updates and followed other guidance I found around the internet, but no dice.  Because it's happening on both machines, and no others (we have four other computers who all also use Firefox but have a variety of operating systems), it seems like this is either a Dell build problem or Windows 10.Any assistance is appreciated.  Thank you.

A:Inspiron 3668 x 2 - Bad Pool Caller BSOD

Do you have the latest version of BIOS, v1.4.0?  Did you make any changes to BIOS settings after you got these PCs?
Have you updated the drivers from Dell's Support page? A lot of them were updated in last ~2-3 weeks.
If you're not sure which drivers you need, click the box on that page "Show downloads by Service Tag for factory-installed components" and enter the Service Tag for you system. Note: Use the Service Tag for each PC separately, in case they have (slightly) different hardware to make sure you get the right drivers.
Read/follow instructions to install each driver, but don't use the "download list" option because it can be buggy. Download each driver separately onto the desktop, one right after another, before installing any of them. And it's usually a good idea to reboot in between each new driver.
Drivers are frequently zip files, some of which may install automatically after you double-click them. Others may only unzip the file but not automatically install. So make note of the folder where the unzipped files are saved and if a driver doesn't auto-install, navigate to that folder and look for a setup.exe app to install that driver.

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I went to the windows 10 forums and they told me to find an amd supported driver by dell for my amd graphics card and also to revert my intel rst graphics card to a previous update. I cannot revert the intel graphics card updater through device manager and when using the "detect driver" function on dell support there was no mention of any updates needed. does anyone know how i can find amd drivers supported by dell? the driver i have currently was auto detected by the amd website.

A:Dell inspiron 3668 BSOD due to drivers?

Exactly what BSOD are you seeing, and when do you see it?
Dell's AMD drivers for the 3668 with Win 10 are here:

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3668 I7, 16Gb ram, Graphics card, 2TB HDD.  I have a 250 G SSD, caddy, and SATA power in hand to be installed.  Power for this SSD comes from the second HDD power jack (jack #8 in the manual.
Because of reasons I won't get into here, I have 4 external HDDs in enclosures with USB 3 interfaces and I need to have anywhere from 1 to all 4 of these drives connected and on-line depending on the application.
I would like to install a 4 port USB3 PCIe card on one of the available PCIe slots.  Problem is these cards require some sort of power (either a molex or SATA) cable to work properly.  One worry I have is the power supply in this system is only 240 watts and I am wondering if it will be enough to drive the USB card and where will I get the power from?
Does anyone have suggestions or comments?

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Working with a new Inspiron 3668 and trying to install expansion cards. Three slots are available.
There is a hardware wrinkle that is new to me.  This box uses a card retention bracket that is attached to the chassis.  it swings down and snaps in place--no screw as in the other Dell boxes I have used. Nice idea.
However, the card filler brackets (the metal strips you remove when you insert PCI cards) aren't "floating" the way they do on my other Dells.  They are attached somehow, and I see no obvious way to remove them.  Do I pry them up or push them in or do something else?  The brackets have a cross-shaped cutout as if for a Phillips screwdriver.
The 3668 service manual is quite helpful for many topics, but neglects this one, unfortunately.  I appreciate any advice to help me not break anything.

A:Inspiron 3668 remove filler bracket?

If its what I'm thinking of they are 'welded' or soldered on with gaps to use a flat head screwdriver to push them out.

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I am looking at the "new" Inspiron Desktop, & there is a discrepancy with what rear USB sockets come on this model. The general description says 4 x USB 2.0 on the rear, but the numbered picture at the bottom says 2 x 2.0 & 2 x 3.0 Can anybody confirm which is right?

A:Dell Inspiron Desktop 3668 Rear USB sockets 2.0 or 3.0?

According to the manual, the front ports are USB 3.0 (2 of them) and rear are 2.0 (four of them).

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Hello, i recently got a Desktop Inspiron 3668, and i immediately noticed this problem:when i plug in the power supply, the pc turns on for just 1 second (all leds on, all fans working) then it shuts down automatically. Obviously there's no boot, just leds, fans and HDD working for 1 second. Then if I press the start button, it will boot correctly and no error message appears.  If i shut it down, it will shut down correctly. This problem occurs every time i connect the pc to the powert supply, or simply when i turn on the power strip. But, if i turn off the power strip (or disconnect the power supply) for less than 3-4 seconds, and then turn it on, nothing happens.No other problem on this pc, complete PSA test passed, complete online test passed. The problem appears even when there's nothing connected to the pc (no monitor, no usb, no keyboard) and any "Wake on" option is disabled from BIOS.Already send it to a dell repair center, where they changed CPU and motherboard.Any idea on how to solve this?my pc has this specs:
Intel Core i3-7100 (cache 3 MB, 3,900 GHz)
Windows 10 Home (64 bit)RAM 8 GB, DDR4, 2.400 MHz
SATA 1 TB ( 64 MB) 6 Gb/s 7.200 rpm Intel® HD 630 Dell Wireless 1707 Card 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0
Driver wireless Dell 1707

A:Inspiron 3668 does a fake start when power is supplied

Do you turn off the computer by using the Shutdown command and not Hibernation that responds to a power interruption and wakes? I'm sure you do but had to ask. This model has a motherboard more like a laptop than a desktop. Its only main power is the adapter--no internal battery power--so you should not be unplugging and replugging. Treat it the same way you treat a normal power cord--unplug only when the computer is off and will not be used for extended periods of time like vacation. When you connect power it might wake the computer if the computer is not completely turned off. Or just it turns on lights and fan and shuts down when the computer is not already on.
It is my understanding that adapters should not be plugged into inexpensive power strips without battery backup. Try a direct connection to an outlet or buy a UPS unit instead of using a power strip. That is much better.Those UPS units can handle power adapters. Like this--www.newegg.com/.../ID-72
Check the bios setting for action after power interruptions. Make sure it is not set to turn on.

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Hi all,
What's the best solution to get a decent dual monitor setup for our new Dell desktop?
We currently have two AOC monitors connected one via HDMI, one via VGA but the user is complaining that the VGA one is a bit blurry.
Do we just have to *** it up or would using a VGA->HDMI converter improve things?
How about adding a cheap video card with a Displayport port?
Or should i just be able to set the monitor up manually to best cope with the VGA input.
All thoughts welcome :)
TVM, Dan

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I have been on the phone 6 times and chats 4 times trying to get the nimrods at customer service to identify and sell me SATA cables for a second hard drive I purchased for my brand new 3668. I bought a 1TB 2.5 inch Seagate drive and it came without cables or mounting hardware.  NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO HELP ME!!  This is easy s*** my friends.  Two bloody cables.  One for power and the other data.  I have talked to Customer Care, Sales, Technical Support and they keep bouncing me around.
Does anyone have a phone number to Corporate I can call?  This is ridiculous.  I don't think I will EVER buy anything from Dell again.
> Frustrated Bob in NJ

A:Cables for 2nd hard drive - Inspiron 3668 - Idiots at Dell...

You don't need to buy cables from Dell. Open up your case and see what type of SATA III cable is being used and where to locate your new HDD. Do you need a SATA cable with a straight or a right angle connector at the ends? Do you need an 18 inch cable? Does your power supply have an extra power connector for your HDD? After you get this information go to Amazon or Newegg and order your cable; you don't need a Dell cable, SATA cables are industry standard. You will probably save some money and seeing the inside of your computer will help you plan the installation.
Be sure to look at the mounting of the existing HDD. What you may need from Dell is the hard-drive assembly with release tabs if it does not come with a spare assembly. See the Service Manual section on removing the HDD.

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This morning, Windows update offered me the Windows 10 creators fall update. I agreed to install it, so it downloaded it and installed it. It needed to reboot it and then is counted up to show the installation. When it reached 35%, it went BSOD. The screen said something about ks.sys. It then reinstalled the old Win 10.
I repeated this and the same thing happened. I then tried the Windows 10 update assistant and the same thing happened.
As my 3668 is pretty new, I assume it should be able to be updated. Anyone got any ideas what I should do next? Or how to fix it?

A:Dell Inspiron 3668 desktop BSOD - when updating to Win 10 Creators fall update. Any suggestions?

I pinged my Dell contacts...

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I just got a used  Inspiron 580s.  It did not have a HDD or an HDD Caddy that I can tell.  It does have one of those little Spring Loaded Caddy Releaser for the HDD and Optical Drive.  I cannot tell if it really needs a caddy or not, it's kinda hard to tell and don't have a spare HDD to check.  Maybe it just needs some special Screws to attach to the HDD so it will lock into the Tower Frame.  Here is the Link, and it is one Page 18.  It's also hard to tell here if it needs a caddy or not.  I know I could rig something up, but want to know how it is suppose to be also.  
PLEASE! with the CAPTCHA on this site, it is so difficult to post.  I have to go through like 5-6 times with that thing?

Thanks, Max

A:Dell Inspiron 580s HDD Caddy

I just got a used  Inspiron 580s.  It did not have a HDD or an HDD Caddy that I can tell.  It does have one of those little Spring Loaded Caddy Releaser for the HDD and Optical Drive.  I cannot tell if it really needs a caddy or not, it's kinda hard to tell and don't have a spare HDD to check.  Maybe it just needs some special Screws to attach to the HDD so it will lock into the Tower Frame.  Here is the Link, and it is one Page 18.  It's also hard to tell here if it needs a caddy or not.  I know I could rig something up, but want to know how it is suppose to be also.  
PLEASE! with the CAPTCHA on this site, it is so difficult to post.  I have to go through like 5-6 times with that thing?

Thanks, Max


To install a hard drive in the Inspiron 580s, you need 4 x Dell Shoulder Screws, see page 18 of the manual.
These can be purchased off eBay, Here:

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Hi people.

I´m triying to boot from a 2nd HDD caddy that i recently purchase, my intention is to have 2 OS separately, in the 1st HDD i have W10 and in the 2nd i want to have a Linux distribution, the problem is that i cant boot the Linux instalation that i have in the HDD attached in the caddy.

I´m searching in the BIOS configuration and i was unable to find an option that allows me to do that, BIOS version is A12.
Any help will be apreciated.

A:Boot from 2nd HDD caddy on inspiron n4110

It depends on the caddy you used (all of which are third party and not supported by Dell -- and most of which can be used for storage drives but not bootable ones).  Check with the caddy manufacturer.

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Brand new Inspiron 3668 with Windows 10
When I select Alt-Tab as shortcut to see the Task View (of all open Windows), I see multiple blank tiles with "3459" in the title. See screenshot.

Only two active windows are open. I can switch to these fine. But the longer I use the PC, in the Task View, additional 3459 windows keeping opening and adding to the list. You cannot switch to them - just noise in the task view. Any thoughts what might be creating these fake windows?

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Just got my new laptop today, and of course first thing I do is open it up and put in an SSD. Well it looks like the "holder" that you put the drive in before screwing it into the actual laptop is warped... Photo attached. If you look, towards the left of the pic is where the screw is, then the caddy slowly protrudes out, then goes back in closer to the second screw. Do you guys think this is cause for concern (ie will it randomly one day destroy my entire laptop due to the pressure)? Or if I leave it alone should it be fine.


A:Warped HDD caddy Dell Inspiron 15 7548 (7000 series)

You could take it out, take the drive out, then use light finger pressure to straighten it out. From what I can see, it wouldn't cause me any undo concern. If the retaining screw isn't binding I wouldn't worry about it.

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How to obtain the four screws that secure the caddy to the laptop body?  
(Not the screws that keep the HDD inside the caddy.)
Does anyone know the specification for these screws, and where I can buy them?
Thanks in advance.

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Hello to everybody!I have a HP Pavilion g6-1212sqand I would like to replace the optical drive with a HDD installed inside a caddy/or something similar. My difficulty is to find the right part on the market. I'm confusing because I saw that there is 12,7 mm size and 9,5 mm size. Is there someone that can help me indicating which of this two is good? Will be appreciated any suggestion also where I can buy it, I live in Romania. Thanks in advance to who will answer! Adrian S.


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A:HDD Adapter Caddy / Similar to Caddy

Hi, Firstly your machine uses       12.7 mm (0.50-in) fixed SATA tray load Secondary: I don't know they will ship to Romania or not, please try:     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SATA-2nd-HDD-SSD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-for-12-7mm-Universal-CD-DVD-ROM-Optical-Bay-/280820379708 Regards.

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Sorry for the slightly duplicate question, but I haven't seen any exact instructions for adding an SSD drive to a 3668 desktop. I've seen that it needs a splitter for the power portion of it, but not any actual instructions, or if it needs a bracket of any sort. Maybe there are instructions for another model that are exactly the same? I'd like the SSD to be primary and the 1 TB that comes with it to be secondary. Thank you.

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I was wondering what is the max watts the PCIe x16 card slot can draw in the Dell Inspiron 3668 desktop?

A:3668 Max Watts Used In PCIe x16 Slot?

I believe the max wattage ANY pcie x16 slot can draw is 75w.  If you go over that you have to use a 4-8 pin plug from the power supply.  

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hi,i have dell inspiron 3668 with nvidia 730.can i upgrade my video card to nvidia 1050 ti?

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Hi all,
I recently bought a Vostro 3668 i7 7700 that came with a R9 360 card. From a little search on the web I saw that the TDP for this card is 85W, so I thought that it wouldn't hurt If I buy a 1050 Ti with 75W TDP  (/w stock speeds no extra power cables) to replace it.
Is there anything that I should be aware off? Any BIOS settings? Does it matter that I replace a single slot card with a dual slot card?
I am currently looking at these 2:
ASUS Phoenix GTX 1050 Ti
Thank you for your help

A:Vostro 3668 new graphics card

Unless your applications require nVidia support, this is going to be a lateral move, not an upgrade.  Those two GPUs are pretty evenly matched in terms of performance.
Yes, it may matter in terms of size - many smaller cases like the one you have won't take a dual-slot card.

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The Dell Specifications document for my 3650 (I3 6100) states that a GT 730 2GB DDR3 card is suitable but says nothing about the DDR5 version that requires more power. My PC has a 240W PSU with two 16A 12V rails. Since the I3 and 2GB DDR5 each appear to require about 50W max there appears to be no problem regarding total power but there may be other factors involved. Is any additional information about suitable graphics cards for the 3650 and later I3 7100 model 3668 now available? The 3668 spec even lists the more powerful GT 750TI that would be better for gaming.

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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 ([email protected]) Intel HD Graphics 630 (Dell)

Storage 931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 (SATA)
Optical Drives PLDS DVD+-RW DU-8A5LH

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Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?

A:Where to buy hdd caddy

You can purchase the caddy in the Acer Store.  This caddy is compatible only with: E5-575G-76YK and E5-575G-53VG models.

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I have a G50 80 with no dvd drive in it, will it have the components in it to add a caddy and a ssd if I want too, thanks for your help

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Hello all,

So I find myself in an odd situation. I upgraded form xp to windows 8.1 on an old laptop I had. Since then, this laptops video card has started to go. So what I am looking to do is to take the hd from that pc, put it in a hardrive caddy, and boot from that on a different computer. For certain reasons I need to retain both OS's.

My question is this. How will Microsoft deal with the licensing in this situation. I attempted this and got a notification that I will need to reactivate windows, but does this count as a second pc in their eyes? Or can I make the call and just say that the hardware has changed.

another note, Ideally I would like to move between both computers without re licensing, but I'm assuming this might not be possible.

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Hi guys.  It is safe to install a hdd caddy to my laptop? I upgraded my hhd with an Sandisk SSD 240GB but i need more space to store my work. I want to install the caddy on DVD-RW SATA Slot.  Thanks!

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Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?

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i need to install hdd-caddy to my z51-70 laptophttp://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1347-lenovo-z51-70-hdd-caddy.htmlits legal to do this and i didn't not lose my warranty ??and it will work good with my laptop /?

A:caddy to z51

i need answer please 

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I'm having problems with my WD blue 1TB HDD (which came originally with the laptop) being recognized using it in CD-ROM caddy.
I bought Dell Inspiron 17 5767 like a month ago, and of course I want to upgrade it with SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB), and then use original HDD instead of CD-ROM.
I already read the post: en.community.dell.com/.../19536697
I have Salcar caddy, which is proven good, already in previous 2 laptops, one HP and one Dell. Also the current one with this HDD was tested in older Dell and the disk is recognized and works superb. So from this I can conclude, the caddy and the disk are completely fine, something must be wrong on my new Dell side. 
I upgraded BIOS (to 1.09), SATA and other drivers yesterday ... nothing changes. 
The OS (on the SSD) is original as got from Dell, as the data was migrated with the Samsung utility from original HDD to SSD. Then HDD was formatted, currently has only one partition. 
In BIOS I disabled Virtual machine and LAN boot settings, as they are not needed. Also, LPM is disabled, as suggested in other post. But still no change. 
The HDD in caddy is not recognized in BIOS, nor Windows, nor Disk Management, nor CMD (diskpart).
I also tried to create smaller partition, about 850 GB, still not recognized. I didn't try with smaller than 750 GB, maybe should do this, but I don't believe this is a problem.
I bet there are other users out there with the same problems - did anyone got this worki... Read more

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Hello everyone. I have two "easy" questions: 1) If I open my Lenovo for change HDD with an SSD, I invalidate waranty? 2) Do you know if is reasonable utilize a support caddy for have two drive rather than DVD lector? Thanks

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I've got one lying around somewhere... the CD drive caddy... in which you add an SSD and replace your CD drive.

Dumb question: what can I do with this?
Can I have another copy of the Windows?
Can I have Linux and multiple boots?


A:SSD in caddy - what can I do?

Just wondering why not install the ssd as an internal drive without the caddy?

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Hello,I would like to ask for support with following issue. I bought new SSD HDD and wanted to use it as drive with system. So I removed the original HDD (with installed Windows 10 and more partitions) and installed the SSD. After that I installed OS Windows 10. This system works fine on the SSD. I placed my original HDD to a caddy and connected it instead of optical drive. I disabled booting from CD/DVD and USB in BIOS.  After restart, the drive was recognized in BIOS (displayed in boot order), but the laptop won't boot. It got stuck with HP logo and did not boot. I realized that when I disconnect the caddy, Windows boots from SSD. When I connect the caddy again, after a while hdd is visible in My Computer (all partitions, but without correct labels), but none of the partitions is accessible. I thought it can be because there is still instaled OS on the caddy drive. So I booted GParted from USB, removed all partitions and created one with NTFS. After that the drive is not visible in BIOS boot order, but if I connect it after Windows starts, I can see it in Disk Management.Because I'm lost with this issue, I tried some procedures with GParted and TestDisk which caused the drive was in RAW data format. Finally I removed the one partition in GParted and after boot, the drive is marked as Uninitialized and it asks me for initialize where  I can select MBR or GPT format. I tried GPT, but it failed because IO errors. My questions:1. is it even possible to ... Read more

A:HDD in caddy not working

Hi, Because the old HDD still has a signature therefore you can use a very simple work around 1. Mount old HDD to other machine, NOT HP machine to copy files and reformat it,2, Now put it back to the caddy and machine will boot from SSD. Regards.

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Can you put a normal Blu-Ray drive, ( http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985 ) into a normal external caddy?

I'm thinking there could be HDCP issues?



A:Can you put a Blu-Ray drive into a caddy?

A Blu-Ray drive is the same size a a non-Blu-Ray drive, so yes you can put it in a caddy

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Is there any software program that can read a HDD in a caddy irrespective of the formatting of the files.

What I'm trying to read is a HDD out of a Humax 9200 PVR.

A:reading a HDD in a Caddy

oops sorry I didn't understand the question at first.

I thought you were wanting windows to access it. which it will not do usually. windows only likes to see other windows installs

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I bought this HDD Caddy from NewModeUS to put an additional drive in the UltraBay adapter. There is a clear plastic layer with a tab on the end over the side of the caddy that has the perforated holes in it. Usually I've seen this tab to help pull the hard drive out of it's slot in a computer but I haven't seen it completely cover the perforated holes of the caddy before.  Anyone know if I should leave the plastic layer on the caddy or not? Will it effect the temp of the drive? Thanks,

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A:NewModeUS HDD Caddy

leave the plastic sheet in place. it'll insulate the exposed pcb surface from the caddy.

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