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can i run Asus AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card ???

hi guys.. i am thinking to buy Asus AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card
but i am not sure that will it work on my pc? is my mobo capable ?
my pc specs are-
Operating system : Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
CPU : Intel Pentium dual core E5400 @ 2.70GHz Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM : 2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard : Intel Corporation DG41RQ (J2E1)
Graphics : SMB2030 (1600x900@60Hz) Intel G41 Express Chipset (Intel)
Storage : 465GB Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical drives : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA Device
Audio : Realtek High Definition Audio
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  1. Yes and it will work fine. The PCIe spec indicates backward compatibility. That's a PCIe 2.0 card. Your board supports PCIe 1.1. This is fine. The 5450 isn't a high-end card, but it's a good general-purpose card and should pair nicely with that motherboard:

    http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17250/eng/DG41RQ_TechProdSpec.pdf

    Do make sure your motherboard is updated to the latest BIOS rev level to ensure compatibility with the newer hardware:

    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/dsktpboards/dg41rq
  2. thanks..buddy can you also tell me the power consumption of this gpu??? and also it has a fan..is it meant for cooling or for dust proof??????
  3. No fan is meant for dust-proofing. The job of the fan is to cool. As a matter of fact, you should clean the fan often with compressed air because it will collect dust.

    If you plan for the card to use 30-40W (3A-4A on the 12V rail) you'll be fine:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5450,2549-12.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_5450_review,6.html

    This is the same toms review saying the card needs a max of just under 20W (requiring <2A on the 12V):
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5450,2549-2.html

    Bottom line is this card doesn't use much power.
  4. what is its life span?
  5. Best answer
    What is the lifespan of what? The video card??? That's kind of like asking what the lifespan is of a wall switch or lamp.

    I would take the manufacturer's warranty and consider that a lifespan. It should last much longer, but there's a reason for a warranty term length. Anything beyond that is great and what makes you go back to a brand.
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