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How can i fit a x1950 xtx in a dell optiplex gx620 case?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 20, 2009 1:35:32 PM

i have a radeon x1950 xtx that i just bought. when i went to put the graphics card in my computer (dell optiplex gx620 the full sized tower)the heatsink was in the way. is there any way to get a new heatsink that will work or any other way that i am missing to put this all together?

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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May 20, 2009 1:46:58 PM

You can buy smaller heat sinks, search on newegg. I wouldn't start doing that sort of thing unless you know what you are doing, though a cheep 1950 is probably the best place to learn in case you break it :) .

Is there another card inteh way, or something else? If it is a card perhaps you could movie it.

You have to make sure to consider things like space before you get a graphics card, though I can't imagine a 1950 cost you much to worry about that. Just buy a 4670 which is much smaller and roughly the same performance.
May 20, 2009 2:20:00 PM

There are no other cards in the way. The graphics card is just too long. That is a good idea on the smaller heatsink, but I am worried about overheating. Will a smaller heatsink be able to cool my cpu enough with the additional heat added from the graphics card?
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May 20, 2009 3:58:27 PM

What is a safe operating temperature for my cpu, and will a smaller heatsink be able to cool it ?
May 20, 2009 8:49:15 PM

I think the Dell Optiplex GX260 has a AGP slot only for graphics card upgrades.
May 21, 2009 3:30:25 PM

My computer has a PCI- Express slot for the graphics card.
May 22, 2009 11:18:23 PM

You might want to consider a card with a smaller HSF design.
May 22, 2009 11:19:21 PM

1950xtx what a nice card. Such high power idnex fror nothing

1+9+5=15 +x ;/ old trubos suck