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January 25, 2011 2:01:57 AM

Hello,I have a Dell Inspron 580S running Windows 7, Intel Core i3-550 prodessor, 4mb cache, 3.20GHz. I want to run two monitor, I understand that I need a PCIe video card. Due to the small case the standard size card is not appropriate. Can anyone recommend a card fit for my needs.

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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2011 3:11:08 AM

Probably a low-profile card. I recommend the radeon 5450. It's about $30 and can run two monitors. I also like newegg.com, their prices are pretty good.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 25, 2011 3:51:14 AM

The PSUs in those Dells are pretty decent. I have an XPS 210 with a low profile 4650 in it for some time now. Anyway, if you're not going to be gaming then a 4550 or 5450 would be the way to go. If you want some low level gaming then go with this 5570

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 25, 2011 9:47:15 AM

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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2011 2:20:31 PM

megamanx00 hit the nail on the head. A low-profile 5570 that doesn't use a PCI-e power connection is the way you need to go. I don't think the 580S power supply has a PCI-e power connection, or enough free molex connectors to use a molex-PCI-e adapter pigtail.
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January 25, 2011 2:21:38 PM

The most powerful half size card available now is GTX450, consider that if you are into any gaming
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a c 106 U Graphics card
January 25, 2011 2:39:04 PM

^ @hardcore

The GTS450 (there is no GTX 450) uses way too much power for that little 250W PSU. That's not a good idea at all :non: 
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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2011 3:49:49 PM

A GTS450 would not work in that system at all. Too much power consumption for a system with a 250w PSU.

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