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EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB PCIe Video Card & Dell Optiplex 755

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December 25, 2013 9:02:37 PM

Can anyone tell me if the evga e-geforce 8800 gts 640 MB PCIe card will fit in the Dell Optiplex 755 (small form factor version) and actually work without mods?
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December 25, 2013 9:07:32 PM

Nope. Physically won't fit and PSU does not have enough power.
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December 25, 2013 9:12:35 PM

Dom_79 said:
Nope. Physically won't fit and PSU does not have enough power.


Thanks, Dom... any recommendations? Bought Transformers: Fall of Cybertron for my boy this Christmas without researching the minimums required. Doesn't run real well on the hand-me-down Pentium 4 machine. I want to give him the Dell to game on because of the Dual-Core processor. The game site suggests a GeForce 8800 GT 512MB as minimum. If you know of a compatible card, suggestions would be a blessing.
By the way, I'm willing to upgrade the PSU if necessary.

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December 25, 2013 9:43:15 PM

Can you check what the PSU is rated for (max Watts)? That and the fact that you will need a single-slot, low-profile card will hold you back on your choices. You can get slightly better performance (in some instances - not sure about the Transformers game) and lower power consumption (good for the stock Dell PSU) from AMD cards but I won't recommend their products. As far as NVidia based cards here is a link to one I almost bought for my Dell -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will need to be sure your PSU can handle that (stock one won't, I'm almost sure)

Here's another that give a little less performance (very slight) but may be a little noisy(won't hear it over the game) and will work PERFECTLY without upgrading the PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can't get into the GTX 650 or higher range because they aren't available in low-profile and require more power.

As I mentioned I won't recommend AMD *stuff* but that is my personal opinion. If you don't mind that manufacturer and want to ask around or do some searching, I'm sure there is a wide selection for your needs (low power consumption and low-profile card). Look into cards in the HD 5670 range (more than that will not really be of benefit on your system due to CPU and RAM - not knocking just mentioning)
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December 26, 2013 5:55:17 AM

Thanks again for your reply, Dom. You and I share a common opinion of AMD, so no offense there. I will probably go with the ASUS card you recommended. I've used their mobos in the past and I respect the brand. I'm looking for a quick solution to get me by until I actually have to break down and build my boy a machine for gaming. Not having much experience working on Dells brought me here for advice. Not having to upgrade the PSU on the Dell is a plus. Thanks again. I really appreciate your input.

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December 26, 2013 1:36:56 PM

You're welcome! Glad you found a suitable solution to this issue.
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December 26, 2013 3:36:10 PM

Dom_79 said:
Can you check what the PSU is rated for (max Watts)? That and the fact that you will need a single-slot, low-profile card will hold you back on your choices. You can get slightly better performance (in some instances - not sure about the Transformers game) and lower power consumption (good for the stock Dell PSU) from AMD cards but I won't recommend their products. As far as NVidia based cards here is a link to one I almost bought for my Dell -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will need to be sure your PSU can handle that (stock one won't, I'm almost sure)

Here's another that give a little less performance (very slight) but may be a little noisy(won't hear it over the game) and will work PERFECTLY without upgrading the PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can't get into the GTX 650 or higher range because they aren't available in low-profile and require more power.

As I mentioned I won't recommend AMD *stuff* but that is my personal opinion. If you don't mind that manufacturer and want to ask around or do some searching, I'm sure there is a wide selection for your needs (low power consumption and low-profile card). Look into cards in the HD 5670 range (more than that will not really be of benefit on your system due to CPU and RAM - not knocking just mentioning)


I seen that you don't like AMD cards, me too for some reason, but if you want stronger card to fit inside, this is the only option and power supply upgrade is not necessary Sapphire 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-100357LP-128-bit-Express...
If you can find this cheaper - this is best option!
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