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IBM System x3650

IBM System x3650
alaScore 84

254 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 reviews of IBM System x3650. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the IBM System x3650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for IBM System x3650


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of IBM System x3650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The reliability also gets good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for IBM System x3650


alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of IBM System x3650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the reliability. The usability also gets good feedback.

price, usability, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

IBM System x3650 M4 review


A 2U rack server, which comes with Intel Xeon processors and introduces IBM's pay-as-you-grow design.

SMBs and enterprises looking for a general purpose 2U rack server or a solid platform to run their critical apps on will find IBM’s new x3650 M4 a worthy candidate. Management features aren’t as sophisticated as those found in HP’s new ProLiants but it...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

IBM System x3650 Server


The System x3650 delivers a superb specification and presents it in a very well designed chassis. It offers a high storage capacity, plenty of room to expand and quality remote management features although Dell and HP do offer better value.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Neil Bennett (

IntelliStation Z Pro


The last IBM workstation we looked at was rather behind the times - but this is right up-to-date. Dealer Matek's entry into our last workstation group test was a generation behind much of the competition, but this is the first computer we've seen to...

Obscenely powerful 3D performance. Fast image rendering and processing.

High price. Small, single hard drive. No DVD reader.

This Z Pro is driven by the fastest Xeon processors available: two 3.6GHz chips with 2MB of Level 2 cache each. These are fed by 2GB of DDR2 RAM across an 800MHz system bus, and connected to a motherboard with an almost full set of PCI-Express, PCI-X,...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : John Virata (

IBM IntelliStation Z Pro


IBM's IntelliStation Z Pro is the company's latest foray into graphics workstation computing. The company also has a dual AMD Opteron based offering in the IBM IntelliStation A Pro. Both systems target the digital content creation space and both...

Oct, 2004


Expert review by : PCWizKid (

Athlon II X3 435 - AM3 CPU Review


Recently, AMD launched the new Athlon II X3 435 CPU, a triple core CPU codenamed RANA.  PCWizKid has the opportunity to test ride the CPU compared to its earlier released Athlon II X2 and x4 editions tested.  Previously when we reviewed the X2 model it...

PCWizKid was interested in seeing how well the standard 95W CPU triple core would result, and as expected it lied exactly in between a Ahlon II X2 and a X4.  To no surprise power consumption was low and temperature readings as seen in the video review...

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Works great at stock freq but it's only in a standard machine that never really gets stressed.

Sep, 2011

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Bought this along with a motherboard and some ram (qf: 246637 & 247672 respectively) to get away from an old pentium 4 rig I was using for 3D work lol. This turned out to be so unexpectedly good I ended up trading my gaming rig for my work rig and...

Jun, 2011

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AMD Athlon II X3 450


Running nice and cool at 3.4 GHz on stock cooler. It's quick and it's cheap. What more can we ask ?

Mar, 2011

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Very good processor.


Running OpenBSD 4.8 and fluxbox with firefox and other applications. System is very very fast indeed. Great value. Fan is not noisy. Tried with Windows 7 64bit as well and multitasks very well. Games on steam are good. Motherboard was 880GMA-UD2H.

Mar, 2011

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For my first build


easy to install and so far (4 months) has given my no problems

May, 2014

Product Specifications

The System x3650 T server is engineered from the start to support telecommunications environments where NEBS compliance is required. This full-function, cost-effective, carrier-grade solution combines Intel processor technology and Linux operating system support to deliver high performance at a fraction of the cost of similar UNIX-based solutions. Ideally suited for telecommunications, wireless, and other applications that require dc power, these 2 U high, 20-inch deep rack models provide outstanding function for System x products. Preconfigured with two-way SMP processors, substantial system memory, redundant power supplies, and Ultra320 SCSI HDDs, these servers are ready to handle advanced Telco applications.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Front Accessible Bays Qty:1/2/3
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:2/6/8
Internal Bays Qty:2
Manufacturer Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SAS/SCSI

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/24GB/24MB/4MB/6MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:12MB/2MB/4MB/6MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:EMEA/Europe/Nordics/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM/IBM System x3650/IBM System x3650 T


Chipset Type:Intel 5000P
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/667MHz/800MHz


Colour:Stealth black
Manufacturer Selling Program:IBM Express/IBM Express Seller


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:4Gb Fibre Channel / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:24x
Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed:24x

Power Device

Power Redundancy:Built-in/Optional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz/2.33GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2.83GHz/2GHz/3.16GHz/3.2GHz/3.33GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1/2
Max Supported Qty:2
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:5050/5063/5110/5120/5130/5140/5150/5160/E5205/E5310/E5320/E5335/E5345/E5405/E5410/E5420/E5430/E5440/E5450/L5310/L5320/L5420/X5355/X5365/X5450/X5460/X5470
Server Scalability:2-way
Type:Dual-Core Xeon/Quad-Core Xeon/Xeon


CAS Latency:CL4
Data Integrity Check:ECC Chipkill
Form Factor:FB-DIMM 240-pin
Installed Size:1GB/24GB/2GB/4GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/48GB
Memory Specification Compliance:PC2-5300
Memory Speed:667MHz
Registered or Buffered:Fully Buffered
Storage Capacity:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM
Upgrade Type:System specific

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 1E / RAID 5 / RAID 6/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / RAID 6

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 1E / RAID 5 / RAID 50 / RAID 5EE / RAID 6 / RAID 60
Type:IDE/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial Attached SCSI/Ultra320 SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/1.27TB/146.8GB/146GB/220.2GB/292GB/294GB/438GB/72.8GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server / Microsoft Windows 2000 Server / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition / Novell NetWare 6.5 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for AMD64 / EM64T / Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 for AMD64/EM64T / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
Recommended Use:Corporate business/Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB/32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI ES1000/ATI RAGE XL
Interface Type:PCI