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Windows 7: Graphics Card Upgrade

28 Feb 2011   #51
wally1324

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
The Radeon HD 5570 shown in the last post will fit as it is half-height. All you would have to do is attach the low profile brackets and you would be just fine.
And the power usage wont be a problem


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28 Feb 2011   #52
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As said before, you shouldn't have a problem with power usage either.
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28 Feb 2011   #53
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sapphire Radeon HD5570 1GB DDR3 Single & Crossfire Review - Page 19

Graphics Card Upgrade-5570temps.png

Dell wouldn't have said the 4650 was OK with that power supply if it wasn't, and the 5570 uses a bit less than the 4650 so it should be more than OK.


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28 Feb 2011   #54
wally1324

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

thanks for all the help
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28 Feb 2011   #55
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wally1324 View Post
I spoke with dell and they gave me this ling with compatible cards

Graphics Cards : Computer Components | Dell
To climb up the thread to here:

That's good news, although the Dell prices are very high.

If you're in the US, I suggest looking at www.newegg.com, even if you decide to do business elsewhere. Their power search is particularly useful.I don't know how well this will paste, here's a list of low profile or low profile ready cards (where you'd have to swap mounting brackets, supplied), for PCI-E X16, with a 128 bit path to video RAM, and supporting DirectX 10, 10.1, or 11:

Newegg.com - Retail, Yes, PCI Express 2.1 x16, DirectX 11, DirectX 10.1, PCI Express 2.0 x16, Low Profile Ready, Low Profile, DirectX 10, PCI Expre...

Looks like the Radeon 5570 has the best performance for a card that uses less than 50W.
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01 Mar 2011   #56
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Yes it will. The card itself is low profile and it comes with both the regular length bracket and the low profile brackets,

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Just a matter of which way it comes in the box. Probably comes with th regular bracket attached, but it is juts a matter of removing it and attaching the others.
@wally1324
this is a good card. stormy13 has given you good advice like i said in a early post ring before you buy for advice, it does not hurt to ask the retailer for help.
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02 Mar 2011   #57
wally1324

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

does the GT430 come with a smaller plate to fit in the slim computer
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02 Mar 2011   #58
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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02 Mar 2011   #59
wally1324

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

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02 Mar 2011   #60
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I've owned more nVidia cards than ATI, but if this is to be believed:

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430: The Next HTPC King? - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

the HD 5570 is generally superior to the nVidia GT 430.
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