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Windows 7: Graphics Card Upgrade

02 Mar 2011   #61
brianzion

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

@wally1324
hi there sorry have not posted for a while been busy writing papers for college. this card looks ok for your system and a good price ( Newegg.com - SPARKLE SXT4301024S3LHS GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card) that stormy13 posted for you it has DirectX 11 support which is essential in windows 7 its always worth giving newegg a telephone call to check.


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02 Mar 2011   #62
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
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.
yes this is good to do they supply the the smaller bracket for it?
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02 Mar 2011   #63
brianzion

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

Asus ENGT430 or GeForce GT 430

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For this card Asus is very specifically going after the HTPC market. The ENGT430 is a half-height card with a low-profile bracket included, and for cooling it uses a decently sized heatsink with a particularly tiny fan we measure at 36mm. The heatsink does stick up some, so the card is explicitly a double-slot card and you’ll want to make sure you have space for it.


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02 Mar 2011   #64
brianzion

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

it must be a bit confusing for you wally1342 the most important things to consider

1. will it fit in your machine ok (so air can move around it etc)
2. will it be power by the board (no psu connection required)
3. directx 11 support
4. better memory than what you have now
5. price comparison for upgrade
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02 Mar 2011   #65
wally1324

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

thanks for all the help i think im going to get the 430
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03 Mar 2011   #66
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I have a Dell 580S too. The bar across it is no problem plus you have to remove it anyway. 1 screw and lift straight up, it just fits in a slot on the other side. The top rim under the bar will then swing out to the back, allowing access to the expansion slots. Dell sold me 2 graphics cards that would not fit, so don't pay any attention to them. On top of the bracket of the graphics card is a cutout, it has to be on the left side of the bracket or it will not fit, it has to fit around a screw. The bar you swung out from the top bracket will swing back - that's what holds the card's bracket in place. You will also find that there are NO POWER PLUGS inside that case. I have looked several times for psu's that will fit and have never found one. You will see that it is quite small and is an odd size. Hope this helps.
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03 Mar 2011   #67
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I have a Dell 580S too. The bar across it is no problem plus you have to remove it anyway. 1 screw and lift straight up, it just fits in a slot on the other side. The top rim under the bar will then swing out to the back, allowing access to the expansion slots. Dell sold me 2 graphics cards that would not fit, so don't pay any attention to them. On top of the bracket of the graphics card is a cutout, it has to be on the left side of the bracket or it will not fit, it has to fit around a screw. The bar you swung out from the top bracket will swing back - that's what holds the card's bracket in place. You will also find that there are NO POWER PLUGS inside that case. I have looked several times for psu's that will fit and have never found one. You will see that it is quite small and is an odd size. Hope this helps.
thanks for this information to the op
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04 Mar 2011   #68
wally1324

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I have a Dell 580S too. The bar across it is no problem plus you have to remove it anyway. 1 screw and lift straight up, it just fits in a slot on the other side. The top rim under the bar will then swing out to the back, allowing access to the expansion slots. Dell sold me 2 graphics cards that would not fit, so don't pay any attention to them. On top of the bracket of the graphics card is a cutout, it has to be on the left side of the bracket or it will not fit, it has to fit around a screw. The bar you swung out from the top bracket will swing back - that's what holds the card's bracket in place. You will also find that there are NO POWER PLUGS inside that case. I have looked several times for psu's that will fit and have never found one. You will see that it is quite small and is an odd size. Hope this helps.
you have the hd5770 listed

do you have any power problems
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04 Mar 2011   #69
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

No, that is on another computer I built. I also have the Dell 580s with the i3 CPU. I do not have a graphics card in the Dell. No power problems. There are no available power connections if you try to install a card that requires a power connection.
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04 Mar 2011   #70
brianzion

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

if you go for a card that does not require psu power and powered by the board you will be ok mine is powered by the board and i run 2 lcd/led monitors and it has never had problems. my software monitor with the ccc (catalyst control center) for the card show it never maxing out in fact it never goes over 50% on any of the meters.


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