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Low profile, low power PCIE card supporting 2560x1440

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May 5, 2013 8:01:23 AM

Hello,

I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 in the small form factor (SFF) case, which can handle only low profile PCI cards. Does anyone know of a low profile card that supports 2560x1440? I don't need any gaming power, just a lot of pixels, and the power supply is wimpy so I couldn't handle a high end card anyway.

Thanks,

Tom
May 5, 2013 8:09:26 AM

pretty much anything with a DL-DVI or display port will do that. Which means about any low profile card out there from the last 5 years... Even the HD3450 did that. If your not using it for video just find the cheapest you can. The max resolution is right in the specs.....
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May 5, 2013 8:09:51 AM

tschotland said:
Hello,

I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 in the small form factor (SFF) case, which can handle only low profile PCI cards. Does anyone know of a low profile card that supports 2560x1440? I don't need any gaming power, just a lot of pixels, and the power supply is wimpy so I couldn't handle a high end card anyway.

Thanks,

Tom


We need the specs of your machine before we can recommend anything.
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May 5, 2013 8:43:57 AM

Thanks all for your replies. I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 in the SFF case, it has a one PCIE 2.0 x16 slot and one x1 slot, power supply is 275W. I won't have anything in the x1 slot. The HIS H545HO512 Radeon HD 5450 recommended by BigMack70 says it requires a 400W supply.

Is there a database of graphics cards out there somewhere so I don't have to bother people with these kinds of questions?

Thanks,

Tom
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May 5, 2013 8:49:39 AM

275 watts should be fine with the 5450. I couldnt imagine that card using any more than 75 watts under full load.
Then give 75 watts for whatever cpu you have (probably uses less but just to be safe).
and about 35-50 watts for the rest of your system leaves you at 185-200 watts MAX and you have 275. you should be okay.
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May 5, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Thanks all. I've ordered the card. And yes BigMack70, I do believe you. FWIW I found a spec sheet that says the card uses 19W and requires a 400W supply! Meanwhile the card I have that won't fit my case uses 29W and says it requires 300!
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May 7, 2013 10:19:54 AM

tschotland said:
Thanks all. I've ordered the card. And yes BigMack70, I do believe you. FWIW I found a spec sheet that says the card uses 19W and requires a 400W supply! Meanwhile the card I have that won't fit my case uses 29W and says it requires 300!


If you still in doubt look at what Dell recommends as upgrade for your system - 7750 card: http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us...
Officially 7750 as well require 400 watt. what a joke!
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May 8, 2013 3:48:09 PM

BigMack70 said:
Hope you enjoy the card!


It's working perfectly, thanks for your help!

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