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Can one install a Nvidia GPU such as Tesla™ C2075 to a Dell Precision T3500 to use?

Thanks for any helpful answers!

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Stay away from cheap knock off brands and go with NVidia. – kobaltz Apr 3 '12 at 23:27
    
Yes, it should be Nvidia. – md98 Apr 3 '12 at 23:32

Dell says, in their specifications for the Precision T3500:

Support for 2 PCI Express x16 Gen 2 graphics cards up to 150 watts (total):

and the Tesla C2075 datasheet says:

SYSTEM INTERFACE: PCIe x16 Gen2 POWER CONSUMPTION: 225W TDP

So while it can be installed, it probably will be too much for the power supply, as it goes over Dell's recomendations.

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Thanks for your answer. But is it possible to use a GPU on a T3500? – md98 Apr 3 '12 at 23:46
    
@md98 I think so, as long as it is PCI Express X16 and doesn't consume more than 150 W. – Renan Apr 4 '12 at 0:03
    
Is it better to use a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for parallel computing or super computing? – md98 Apr 4 '12 at 0:05
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You could always swap the PSU - for most part they are standard. – Journeyman Geek Apr 4 '12 at 1:46
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Probably they only say this TDP limit as cooling may not be enough. Keep an eye on the temps and you'll probably be right. – Tim Apr 4 '12 at 2:06

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