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May 27, 2013 3:07:10 AM

So, I'd like to upgrade my graphics card, ATi Radeon 5450 to the GTX 550 Ti.
My motherboard is the 018D1Y, and the power supply is a delta, 300 watts. Will the new graphics card fit on my motherboard, and get enough power at the same time? The dimensions of the 550 Ti are 30.5 x 5 x 20.3 cm and the dimensions of the Radeon 5450 are 23 x 16.4 x 5.2 cm. So, do I need to buy another motherboard, a new power supply? Or can someone show me a graphics card with the same / a bit less / a bit more power but which will fit my motherboard? Thank you

Also, the motherboard says it has PCI Express Link width x16 and max supported x16, if it helps with anything.
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May 27, 2013 3:41:54 AM

Will it fit on your motherboard? Yes.

Will it work with your Power Supply? No. That you are going to have to upgrade to at least a good brand 450w.

Given how old that motherboard is, I would be curious to know the rest of the specs for your system.
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May 28, 2013 8:29:53 AM

Laurent Stoican said:
So, I'd like to upgrade my graphics card, ATi Radeon 5450 to the GTX 550 Ti.
My motherboard is the 018D1Y, and the power supply is a delta, 300 watts. Will the new graphics card fit on my motherboard, and get enough power at the same time? The dimensions of the 550 Ti are 30.5 x 5 x 20.3 cm and the dimensions of the Radeon 5450 are 23 x 16.4 x 5.2 cm. So, do I need to buy another motherboard, a new power supply? Or can someone show me a graphics card with the same / a bit less / a bit more power but which will fit my motherboard? Thank you

Also, the motherboard says it has PCI Express Link width x16 and max supported x16, if it helps with anything.


When you are asking questions about the physical fit, you have to provide your Dell (how do I know) model number, also it would be very beneficial, or it is better say Important to provide your video card full model number, so we can take a look by ourself.

I save you a bit time - you have Inspiron 560



This is with Sapphire 5770 Vapor edition, this card is definately smaller than yours



So judging by the pictures I was able to get, without your help, you might be in deep troubles - your card might have to go under hard drive cage to fit, so

PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR VIDEO CARD FULL MODEL NUMBER for fit confirmation, if you can take a ruler and measure distance from back panel (back of PC) to hard drive cage, this would be nice.

The more information you provide the better, I had to spend 1 hour looking for my answers.
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May 28, 2013 8:36:55 AM

Absolutely forgot about power supply (PSU for short)

Any standard ATX PSU with 4 SATA power connectors, 24 (or 20+4) pin main power connector and P4 4 pin ancillary power connector - minimum requirements, since 450 watt is minimum requirement for 550TI I would suggest Corsair CX500M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... to save space with Modular PSU.

Now we done.
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