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Could I install a 5450 or a 4350

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February 9, 2011 7:40:15 PM

I have an old PC spec are below. It had a 6800 graphics card which has died, I have built a new pc for gaming. I was going to use this old pc with new graphic card as htpc. Is it possible.??? How do I know if motherboard or power will support. I am looking for cheap quiet card with HDMI out.

Thanks

LD


CPU
Intel Pentium 4 531
Prescott 90nm Technology
RAM
2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR @ 200MHz (3-3-3-8)
Motherboard
Intel Corporation D915GAG (J2E1)
Graphics
@ 1364x768
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Hard Drives
160GB Maxtor Maxtor 6L160M0 ATA Device (SATA) 37 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552U ATA Device
TSSTcorp DVD-ROM SH-D162C ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 9:20:42 PM

well it was incredibly difficult to find the specs on your board haha. but according to this

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15197/eng/D915GAV_D915G...

you have a pci x16 slot so yes you can use either card you mentioned.

as far as the power goes, idk what your power supply is. but just look at what your power supply is, it should say on the side of it.
February 9, 2011 9:28:05 PM

opexx said:
well it was incredibly difficult to find the specs on your board haha. but according to this

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15197/eng/D915GAV_D915G...

you have a pci x16 slot so yes you can use either card you mentioned.

as far as the power goes, idk what your power supply is. but just look at what your power supply is, it should say on the side of it.





Thanks yes its an old board. I cant see the power supply for case and will have to remove at weekend. How much power do above cards need??

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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 9:32:00 PM

I'm sure your current power supply could handle both cards. I've run the 9600 off a 350 watt power supply with no problem, so you'll be just fine. And don't pay attention to dominaz. I've run 2.0 cards in old slots without any problems before. I ran the 9600 in a board that had an old p4 like you and that was a 2.0 card. You can use either card you mentioned without problems.
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 9:41:11 PM

2.0 cards in old slots ok
2.1 cards in old slots -> trouble
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 9:46:33 PM
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2011 9:59:57 PM

You could be more polite....
Anyway as you will now there are problems because some times like one of the gpus you said (The first one)

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


Newegg (or Sapphire)advertise one card as PCIE 2.0 BUT IT´S A PCIE 2.1. Look the picture...

I´ve read about this issue in this forum a couple of days ago...
a c 173 U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 12:09:27 AM

i believe all amd/ati 5xxx series are pcie-2.1, even if the box says otherwise.
February 10, 2011 12:40:31 AM

You can use both-4350 is decent.Its not the same card when ATI launched it.It's performance was seriously degraded due to the passive cooling system ATI initially powered it with.Now it uses 40mm fan and yuuuuuup...The performance goes up---I have a 1366x768 res TFT and the frame rates for cod6 are 35-40 avg(using FRAPS sometimes 65 also)cod5 25-35 avg...This card is an example of how a bad cooling system can cause performance issues.Anyways it's still a low end card for HTPC soln.Yesterday i was playing bad company 2 on it at avg 20-21 FPS(FRAPS).However rather than using 5450 you can opt for HD 5670-Its the best card you could possibly get without upgrading to a new PSU(Rs 2500 app).It cost about 5500Rs here in kolkata ..Its GDDR5 DX 11 and will definitely provide you a Hi-Fi GAMING Experience at that resolution...
You can also get NVIDIA GTS 240..Its a little down in performance ..DX 10..Price Not sure
check out reviews at various websites.

ok.Inform if you have any more problems
February 10, 2011 11:27:42 AM

Thanks for all the help and suggestions guys.

LD
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