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Windows 7: is GTS 450 compatible with Dell Optiplex 780

12 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
is GTS 450 compatible with Dell Optiplex 780

just as the title says .
i just want to know if nvidia geforce gts 450 is compatible w/ my dell optiplex 780

here are the specifications of my desktop.

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz

2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz
Manufacturer Kingston
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 532.6 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 7 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 7 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 7 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 20 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 1T


DELL E1910 @ 1440x900
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
313GB Seagate ST3320418AS (SATA)
SoundMAX Integrated Digital High Definition Audio

Monitor
Name DELL E1910 on Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Current Resolution 1440x900 pixels
Work Resolution 1440x860 pixels
State enabled, primary, output devices support
Monitor Width 1440
Monitor Height 900
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 75 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0


i dont know anything about computers, so i just copied the specifications of my desktop using speccy ..

thanks .


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12 Nov 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The power supply is the problem. Only 255W in the desk top version. The GTS450 needs one 6 pin power cable and it is very unlikely your PSU has one.

OptiPlex 780 Desktop Details | Dell
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12 Nov 2010   #3

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
The power supply is the problem. Only 255W in the desk top version. The GTS450 needs one 6 pin power cable and it is very unlikely your PSU has one.

OptiPlex 780 Desktop Details | Dell
Not only the PSU problem the GTS450 is a BIG unit and takes an PCI e16 slot plus the one next to it. It may not fit.
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12 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
The power supply is the problem. Only 255W in the desk top version. The GTS450 needs one 6 pin power cable and it is very unlikely your PSU has one.

OptiPlex 780 Desktop Details | Dell
Not only the PSU problem the GTS450 is a BIG unit and takes an PCI e16 slot plus the one next to it. It may not fit.

thanks for answering my question .. can u please help me choose a graphic card (NVIDIA) for my desktop ?
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12 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A few questions for you before we can do that,

1. What size is the case? If it is anything other than the first one as shown in the link Hopalong posted, then you are looking at low profile cards only. The 450 you were asking about is available in low profile,

Newegg.com - Palit NE5S4500F0601 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

but you would still need a new power supply.

2. What is the primary use of the card going to be? Gaming, office use, HTPC, etc?

3. Nvidia only or is a card from AMD OK?
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12 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
A few questions for you before we can do that,

1. What size is the case? If it is anything other than the first one as shown in the link Hopalong posted, then you are looking at low profile cards only. The 450 you were asking about is available in low profile,

Newegg.com - Palit NE5S4500F0601 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

but you would still need a new power supply.

2. What is the primary use of the card going to be? Gaming, office use, HTPC, etc?

3. Nvidia only or is a card from AMD OK?
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..is this the size of the case ? ~

1)Mini-Tower:

Dimensions(H x W x D) Inches/(cm): 16.1 x 7.4 x 17.0 / (40.8 x 18.7 x 43.3)

Weight (lbs/kg): 25.8 / 11.7

Number of Bays:

2 internal 3.5"
1 external 3.5"
2 external 5.25"

Expansion Slots:

1 full height PCIe x16
1 full height PCIe x1
2 full height PCI

DIMM Slots: 4

2) For gaming
3) i'd prefer nvidia ..
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12 Nov 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yours look like this on the inside,

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If so you may run into a problem with most of the new(er) cards as they are pretty much all dual slot cards (second slot covered but not used, by the heatsink and fan on the card), and from looking at that picture there is a good possibility that the card and/or the heatsink on it will be bumping into the fan shroud on the CPU; if that shroud isn't outright in the way. Also there is one other small problem with that case, you can't put a dual slot card in it as there is only one slot/bracket in the back panel for a card, which means single slot cards only.

Also as mentioned previously you will need a new power supply for any cards made today that require an extra power connection from the PSU. here are the full specs for the PSU's that come with the 780,

is GTS 450 compatible with Dell Optiplex 780-780psu.png

and based on the specs of them I'm not sure I would even try running a card that doesn't require the extra connection.

Also what games are you looking to play?


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12 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
A few questions for you before we can do that,

1. What size is the case? If it is anything other than the first one as shown in the link Hopalong posted, then you are looking at low profile cards only. The 450 you were asking about is available in low profile,

Newegg.com - Palit NE5S4500F0601 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

but you would still need a new power supply.

2. What is the primary use of the card going to be? Gaming, office use, HTPC, etc?

3. Nvidia only or is a card from AMD OK?
LOL! How cute is that hahahahaha.

That's probably the smallest dedicated video card I've seen.
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12 Nov 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sad thing is even if he had the power supply to run that card, he couldn't install it in the case due to the PCI-E slot location and lack of mounting slots in the back panel.
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12 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Dell has a list of recommended graphics cards for an Optiplex 780 Mini Tower:

Graphics Cards : Parts & Upgrades | Dell

They're pretty much low-end cards. At a guess, the ATI Radeon 4670 may be the most powerful card listed. It seems like it would want a larger power supply than on the 780, but Dell lists it as compatible. (Seems like it should work. The max power for a card without auxiliary power connectors is 75W.)
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