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Just leave the side panel open while gaming imo. No, don't buy a 730 unless its really really dirt cheap. 

Allow me to start by introducing the situation.


I've been trying to help someone I know with their Dell Inspiron 3650, they're having issues with thermal throttling after prolonged gaming sessions which I think happens because the heatsink is so small. They usually play Team Fortress 2, which is a CPU intensive game and on top of that their CPU is also busy with integrated graphics too, so I got thinking. Maybe it would be a good idea to buy an appropriate GPU for this PC to help off-load some of that stress off of the CPU by letting another component deal with the graphics.

 

I know upgrading to a whole new PC is the actual solution here and they're going to but that's gonna take a while and so we want to work with what we have. I just need to know if buying something like a GT 730 would help and if it would be enough for it to be worth it. If it's not we'll just wait until they can buy a new PC.

 

My thanks to anyone who can give me some insight here.

Current Dell Inspiron 3650 specs that I could find (will try to clarify if necessary):
CPU: i3-6100

GPU: none

Memory: 4GBx2 of DDR3L (1600 MHz)

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Just leave the side panel open while gaming imo. No, don't buy a 730 unless its really really dirt cheap. 

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4 minutes ago, xAcid9 said:

Just leave the side panel open while gaming imo. No, don't buy a 730 unless its really really dirt cheap. 

It's like 50$ on amazon. Also, thanks for replying

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7 minutes ago, Slander said:

It's like 50$ on amazon. Also, thanks for replying

 

About $40 too expensive. 

Your "PC master race" thing is cringe. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Middcore said:

 

About $40 too expensive. 

aight thanks man

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