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Windows 7: Will this graphics card work?

04 Mar 2013   #1
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Will this graphics card work?

Will this graphics card
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004...ls_o02_s00_i00

allow my Dell Dimension 3100C to support the aero theme on Windows 7 etc?

If looking for answer please ensure you are looking into a Dell Dimension 3100C and not a Dell Dimension 3100, a common mistake forgetting the 'C'

I'm unsure as about the wattage for the graphics card and the PSU.


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04 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you have a pci-e x1 port that graphic card will work
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05 Mar 2013   #3
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
If you have a pci-e x1 port that graphic card will work
I do
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05 Mar 2013   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Everything (PCI-E X1, low profile ready) looks OK, except:

PowerColor specifies a 350W PSU or greater. The 3100C has a 220W PSU.

PowerColor Official Website - Graphics, Cases, Power Supply -- PowerColor Go! Green HD5450 512MB DDR2 PCIEx1

I'd guess that the PSU is overspecified; I think that this is a 25W card.

Feeling lucky?
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05 Mar 2013   #5
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Everything (PCI-E X1, low profile ready) looks OK, except:

PowerColor specifies a 350W PSU or greater. The 3100C has a 220W PSU.

PowerColor Official Website - Graphics, Cases, Power Supply -- PowerColor Go! Green HD5450 512MB DDR2 PCIEx1

I'd guess that the PSU is overspecified; I think that this is a 25W card.

Feeling lucky?
Well I ordered it as I asked on the Dell forum and a person suggested it should work

Link -http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19493891.aspx

When it arrives, if it installs and loads does that mean it works?

Or do I have to analyse it in the long-term?

P.S. I still have time to cancel it (approx 8 hours from this post) as it hasn't been dispatched yet.
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05 Mar 2013   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You'll probably find out pretty quick. If you start getting Bug Checks, you'll know. That's pushing past the published limits of the PSU. Your CPU could shut down and/or you could damage the on-board voltage regulator. Believe it or not, hardware does have its limits.
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05 Mar 2013   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Looks like a 5450 has a lower power draw than a 3450:

Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards - BeHardware

As Dell sold the 3450 for use in that system, you ought to be OK.

If you want to beat on the card, try Furmark:

FurMark 1.10.4 Released - 3D Tech News and Pixel Hacking - Geeks3D.com
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06 Mar 2013   #8
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Looks like a 5450 has a lower power draw than a 3450:

Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards - BeHardware

As Dell sold the 3450 for use in that system, you ought to be OK.

If you want to beat on the card, try Furmark:

FurMark 1.10.4 Released - 3D Tech News and Pixel Hacking - Geeks3D.com
Thanks for your reply.

Beat on the card?
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06 Mar 2013   #9
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Looks like a 5450 has a lower power draw than a 3450:

Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards - BeHardware

As Dell sold the 3450 for use in that system, you ought to be OK.

If you want to beat on the card, try Furmark:

FurMark 1.10.4 Released - 3D Tech News and Pixel Hacking - Geeks3D.com
Thanks for your reply.

Beat on the card?
Stress it.

But I wouldn't stress a low profile card with passive cooling, on a small form factor computer with such a weak psu
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11 Mar 2013   #10
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Looks like a 5450 has a lower power draw than a 3450:

Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards - BeHardware

As Dell sold the 3450 for use in that system, you ought to be OK.

If you want to beat on the card, try Furmark:

FurMark 1.10.4 Released - 3D Tech News and Pixel Hacking - Geeks3D.com
Thanks for your reply.

Beat on the card?
Stress it.

But I wouldn't stress a low profile card with passive cooling, on a small form factor computer with such a weak psu
Ok thanks for the reply.

Graphics card arrived, I will try it at the weekend and report back with the findings.
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