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Windows 7: Graphics Card for Optiplex 745

12 Jan 2011   #1
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Graphics Card for Optiplex 745

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a graphics card for a dell optiplex 745. The PSU is only 260 watts, there are no extra power connectors and the case is pretty small, but anything would be better than the built in GPU


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12 Jan 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The power supply will limit what you can put in it, but not necessarily as much as which of the four different styles the case came in. Which one of these,

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is yours?
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12 Jan 2011   #3
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It's the desktop version.. maybe 4" of space for add in cards.
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12 Jan 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Need a low profile card. Something like this should do,

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card

low power requirements and from what I can see should be just fine on that Dell PSU. If looking at Nvidia instead I wouldn't look at anything lower than the GT 220.
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12 Jan 2011   #5
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Need a low profile card. Something like this should do,

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card

low power requirements and from what I can see should be just fine on that Dell PSU. If looking at Nvidia instead I wouldn't look at anything lower than the GT 220.
Looks like a very good choice. I know there isn't much I can do with that particular machine, but the price was right. Thank you
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