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Putting a PCI Express 2.0 in a Dell M52
Oct 30, 2010, 4:57 PM
I just bought a Dell M52 for my girlfriend and I'm currently looking for a good video card to put in.
After some research I'd start considering a Radeon HD 5570, mainly for her low power consumption and good average game performance for a card under 100$.
As stated in the spec sheet, the M52 have a PCI Express x1 slot.
According to what I red, a PCI Express 2.0 card would fit in a PCI Express 1.0 slot but would not perform at her maximum capacity.
Could someone tell me it my information is good and if it would be ok to put a Radeon HD 5570 in a Dell M52?
Here is the link to the spec sheet of the M52
and the kind of card I would buy
Oct 30, 2010
putting express dell
Oct 30, 2010, 5:56 PM
If by PCIE x1 you mean something like this :
then it probably won't even work and if it does i doubt it'd be any improvement over the integrated graphics because of how severely limited it'll be.
buying a pc with no pcie x16 was a BAD decition
Oct 30, 2010, 6:09 PM
If my memory serves me right, I remember seeing a x16 slot when the demo was open.
I guess I'll have to wait until it arrives and check in to make sure everything is fine...
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Oct 30, 2010, 6:16 PM
I just found this diagram
I guess it would be fine then. Other models don't even have a PCI Express slot.
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