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Best GPU That Doesn't Require PCIe Power

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
June 11, 2010 5:30:07 PM

Hello!

So, I'm getting a hand-me-down computer from my sister. The specs aren't the best, but it'll be much better to game on it than on my laptop (MBP that gets HOT!). The relevant specs:

Intel Pentium Duo E5200 (2.5ghz OC'ed to 2.6ghz)
Foxconn 45GMX 945G
PQI 2GB DDR2 800
Linkworld 430 Watt PSU

There are two things I need to consider:
1) The mobo has a PCIe 1.1 x16 slot (NOT PCIe 2.0)
2) The PSU has no PCIe power cables

So, what's the FASTEST video card I can put in there that won't be too fast for the PCIe 1.1 x16 slot and that requires NO extra PCIe power?

Thanks!

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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 11, 2010 5:33:18 PM

There's no such thing as a video card powered by SATA. If you mean 6-pin, then the fastest would be the HD5670.
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June 11, 2010 5:39:28 PM

Doh! I meant PCIe power. Sorry! I've been reading computing websites all morning and got my acronyms mixed up! Thank you!

Keep the suggestions coming!
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a c 413 U Graphics card
June 11, 2010 6:58:28 PM

HD 5670.

There is no other card.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 2:12:14 AM

Agree with 2 people above, HD5670. :) 
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 2:33:56 AM

A 5750 doesn't use more than 75 watts under crysis anyways.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 12, 2010 8:02:07 AM

Unfortunately, I doubt so.
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