EGPU setup for Dell AIO

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Yo can someone help? I got an xfx rx 460 and mini pci 16x riser to try and update my graphics on a Dell all in one running windows 10 pro. But I think during boot up the system doesn’t recognize the mini pci to usb so it shuts off the port and the screen stays black? Or maybe I need a separate monitor for VGA/HDMI output?. Once I turn PSU off and reboot it starts normal but doesn’t detect graphics card...any solutions??
 

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What is the exact model number and the exact 7-character service tag number on that Dell all-in-one?
 

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According to that service tag number, you have THIS Dell OptiPlex 3011 20" All-In-One Desktop PC.

According to its product details section, it came with:
Intel Pentium G2120 3.10 GHz dual core processor

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Intel HD Graphics 2500 integrated graphics
4 GB x 1 DDR3-1600 RAM (supports 4 GB x 2)
Seagate 500 GB SATA3 hard disk drive
180W power adapter

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Besides the fact the Radeon RX 460 graphics card will be noticeably handicapped by the weak performance of the processor and the small amount of RAM, I'm not sure if your current setup would work.

I'll leave you with someone else here who may be able to help you.

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I'm almost 99% sure you cannot add a video card to AIOs due to the form factor. I don't know if anyone has successfully have done this... Maybe check Linus TechTips and see if they done it?
 
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I'm with Couriant on this.................

Even if it's possible....my concern would be the power.....does the AIO have a big enough PSU to run it.

If possible....there would have to be some kind of modding to the AIO.
 

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According to that service tag number, you have THIS Dell OptiPlex 3011 20" All-In-One Desktop PC.

According to its product details section, it came with:
Intel Pentium G2120 3.10 GHz dual core processor

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Intel HD Graphics 2500 integrated graphics
4 GB x 1 DDR3-1600 RAM (supports 4 GB x 2)
Seagate 500 GB SATA3 hard disk drive
180W power adapter

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View attachment 281141

Besides the fact the Radeon RX 460 graphics card will be noticeably handicapped by the weak performance of the processor and the small amount of RAM, I'm not sure if your current setup would work.

I'll leave you with someone else here who may be able to help you.

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Not sure how helpful this was as these are things I already know
 

mattgray7

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I'm with Couriant on this.................

Even if it's possible....my concern would be the power.....does the AIO have a big enough PSU to run it.

If possible....there would have to be some kind of modding to the AIO.
I have a 450W Thermaltake PSU and and the GPU only requires 400W.I kinda figured I’d have to pioneer something myself. My question I guess is where I would start?
 
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I have a 450W Thermaltake PSU and and the GPU only requires 400W.I kinda figured I’d have to pioneer something myself. My question I guess is where I would start?
TBH....I wouldn't even attempt it.....other than being a pet project to just throw money at it. Since I don't, my money would be better spent on doing a new build.

That said.....I wouldn't know where to start other than completely disassembling the AIO. Then I'd be standing there looking at this big mess, scratching my head wondering what did I do look and posture. LOL.

If you do, do this......please post pictures and keep us updated on your project. I'm quite interested in seeing how you get along with it.
 

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TBH....I wouldn't even attempt it.....other than being a pet project to just throw money at it. Since I don't, my money would be better spent on doing a new build.

That said.....I wouldn't know where to start other than completely disassembling the AIO. Then I'd be standing there looking at this big mess, scratching my head wondering what did I do look and posture. LOL.

If you do, do this......please post pictures and keep us updated on your project. I'm quite interested in seeing how you get along with it.
I’ll probably start by taking the integrated gpu out and adapting it to the PCI cable connection
 

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Considering how weak the dual core processor is and that no more than 8 GB of DDR3-1600 RAM can be used, I think you're fighting a losing battle, especially if your intent is to use that 7 years old all-in-one for gaming.

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Considering how weak the dual core processor is and that no more than 8 GB of DDR3-1600 RAM can be used, I think you're fighting a losing battle, especially if your intent is to use that 7 years old all-in-one for gaming.

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technically, and you should know, you can turn any computing system into a gaming rig with enough knowledge about the system. Again. You aren’t telling me anything I don’t already know
 

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UPDATE

first look at new setup. GPU required DVI input to separate from integrated graphics processor. I’m running games like Space Engineers on medium and high quality with a 500GB SSD. After all was said and done; paid 90 for the tower and 100 for the GPU and runs better than expected

THANKS EVERYONE FOR THEIR VALID INPUT!
 

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