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Will a GTS 250 Fit in my motherboard

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January 2, 2010 3:00:57 PM



hey, i am looking to upgrade my desktop with a new graphics card the computer is completely stardard currently with the addition of some memory.

the model number is : a compaq SR5129UK



I am looking to install a nvidia GT 250 - as I want this graphics card I will have to get a more powerful power supply- i am looking into getting the Antec true power 550w.

Currently my PC has the P5LP-LE (Leonite2) motherboard, my main question is, will a relatively large graphics card fit in this motherboard unhindered

I think the power supply should fit but if anyone else knows otherwise you may save me from buying the wrong thing.

Links - Motherboard http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

Power Supply http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

GPU http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
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a c 1119 V Motherboard
January 2, 2010 4:37:42 PM

The GTS250 will fit in the motherboard if there is enough space inside the case for the length of the card.
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January 2, 2010 4:37:51 PM

Sure it will do it
Go for it
If you haven't bought your GPU, i suggest you look at radeon 5770
For a little price difference you will get DirectX 11 and noticeable gain in performance
Personally i like NVIDIA
Good luck
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January 2, 2010 4:45:51 PM

It will fit on the mobo, but might not in the case.
Maybe you should try a look at the 5770, more performance & DX11, also it's shorter, making it easier to fit.
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January 2, 2010 5:01:05 PM

thanks for all your replys my case shouldnt really be an issue there is a good 2-3 inches gap from the motherboard to the edge of the case mainly i am just worried about things like heatsincs etc that stick out blocking it - thats my main worry
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January 2, 2010 5:06:36 PM

wouldnt let me edit my last message but would you reccomend the 5750 perhaps? how does it compare to the 250? and is it smaller?

Thanks again
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January 2, 2010 5:11:34 PM

HD5750 and GTS250 are neck to neck performance wise, but if they are the same price you would get the DX11 support with the ATI card which of course is only useful if you are running Windows Vista or 7.
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January 2, 2010 5:24:14 PM

The 5750 would probably pull ahead of the GTS 250 over time due to better drivers & DX11 optimizations.
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January 2, 2010 5:26:43 PM

It will go into the PCI-E slot no problem. The question is, will it fit in your case :D . I recommend using some measuring tape to see how much length you have. If the slot runs parallel to the Hard Drive then you may want to move it out of the way to another bay.
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January 2, 2010 5:44:57 PM

well i have forked out the extra £25 and gone for a 5770 with a 500w OCZ power supply. Thanks everyone for your help!
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January 2, 2010 5:47:13 PM

Enjoy!
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January 3, 2010 11:14:03 AM

Good luck
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