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Which/Will this Graphics Card fit in a Dell Optiplex 745 SFF?

Hi, my computer is a Dell OptiPlex 745 SFF (Small Form Factor), but the problem is the graphics really sucks on it, I have upgraded my processor and Ram which are now suitable for my games which is really The Sims 3 since I am a massive Sims fan but I have found the right Graphics Card for the pc which is a Asus Geforce GT210 1GB graphics card but I need to know whether it can properly fit in the Dell computer that I am using. Due to it's lack of space inside the motherboard, there is only one Graphics card slot to fit in and it is too close to the hard drive, but if anyone knows whether it fits or not or if anyone has had success with it or not, here is the graphics card I am using: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/2101GD3L/gallery/

My PC Specs:

Dell OptiPlex 745 SFF (Small Form Factor)
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 - 2.40Ghz
4GB DDR2 800mhz Ram
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
Hard Drive: 250gb Sata

Thanks!

P.S: If the graphics card does not fit can anyone recommend me a graphics card that will fit this computer, thanks!
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    You will need a GPU that specifically states it is low profile and includes a low profile bracket. I think the best one they make is an HD7750 (I'm not sure if its still made). Also keep in mind that using the low profile bracket sometimes means you disconnect and remove the VGA port.
    Take a look thru these on Newegg. You might consider the asus 610 as its more powerfull than the 210 but neither one is a "Gaming Class" card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&SrchInDesc=low%20profile&Page=1&PageSize=20
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  2. popatim said:
    You will need a GPU that specifically states it is low profile and includes a low profile bracket. I think the best one they make is an HD7750 (I'm not sure if its still made). Also keep in mind that using the low profile bracket sometimes means you disconnect and remove the VGA port.
    Take a look thru these on Newegg. You might consider the asus 610 as its more powerfull than the 210 but neither one is a "Gaming Class" card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&SrchInDesc=low%20profile&Page=1&PageSize=20


    I just need one that will play The Sims smoothly but not on High settings and play videos in good quality, I took a look on Newegg and I also took a look on Amazon and this is the only one in my price range http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008BFWBZ8/ref=ox_sc...
    I took a look on GameDebate and it says the graphics will run fine with my Sims games. I already have a low profile bracket with one that has a DVI and HDMI slot and one with a VGA slot and the GT210 does say that it's low profile. With a GT610 I did actually buy that graphics card a few months ago but when it came, it was fully compatible but the size did not fit inside, so that's why I am considering this graphics card by the looks and reviews it has had to work completely on this Dell computer but thanks for the info, it helped!
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  3. From experience the best card for most Dell OptiPlex 745, 755, 760 and 780's is the Radeon HD6450 or HD5450 with 1 GB DDR3. It has no fan and uses very little wattage. You can purchase them on Amazon and other places for $40-$50. There are many variations of these from different companies. I like the ASUS HD 6450 Silent with 1 GB DDR3. It has VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs. This card will work with towers and small form factor PCs with most stock Dell power supply units (PSU). In the OptiPlex towers you can add a larger power supply and that would increase the types of video cards you can use.
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  4. Hi Gavin, have you solved your graphic card? I got the same PC as yours and want to upgrade it as well, I have bought GT610 and 210, neither one fits in it, the space is too small! I'm really want to know what card you upgraded,thanks
    Gavin Jones said:
    Hi, my computer is a Dell OptiPlex 745 SFF (Small Form Factor), but the problem is the graphics really sucks on it, I have upgraded my processor and Ram which are now suitable for my games which is really The Sims 3 since I am a massive Sims fan but I have found the right Graphics Card for the pc which is a Asus Geforce GT210 1GB graphics card but I need to know whether it can properly fit in the Dell computer that I am using. Due to it's lack of space inside the motherboard, there is only one Graphics card slot to fit in and it is too close to the hard drive, but if anyone knows whether it fits or not or if anyone has had success with it or not, here is the graphics card I am using: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/2101GD3L/gallery/

    My PC Specs:

    Dell OptiPlex 745 SFF (Small Form Factor)
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 - 2.40Ghz
    4GB DDR2 800mhz Ram
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
    Hard Drive: 250gb Sata

    Thanks!

    P.S: If the graphics card does not fit can anyone recommend me a graphics card that will fit this computer, thanks!
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  5. daming said:
    Hi Gavin, have you solved your graphic card? I got the same PC as yours and want to upgrade it as well, I have bought GT610 and 210, neither one fits in it, the space is too small! I'm really want to know what card you upgraded,thanks[


    Hi, I came across a number of posts regarding graphics cards for small form factor PCs having been doing the research myself. I have a Dell OptiPlex 3020 SFF and have recently installed a Geforce 730 (1gb GDDR5) which works a treat (will even run the new version of Doom).

    If the 745 is anything like the 3020 the problems you'll find are:


    The Dell website also states that you can use the ATI R5-240 (or R7-240 as I think they are practically the same). I had a look for these but could only find DDR3 versions in low profile which, probably, wouldn't be a quick as the DDR5 of the 730 (although the differences are probably only a few frame rates).

    If you are not looking for gaming then things like the ATI/AMD HD 3450/3470 will fit and work fine for general computing and video. That's what's in the Dell SFFs in my workplace for basic FEM and CAD work. Again it will need to be low profile but you can pick them up for around £10.
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