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Is GTS 450 with DDR3 ok??

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May 18, 2011 9:06:32 AM


Found this card at good price and is one of 2 shorter length cards which i am limited too.

Only disadvantage i can see is DDr3 ram instead of the usual DDr5 will this make much differance on my older dell 531 and 19" wide Lcd?

Cheers Kev :sol: 

(PS my other option is

But still havent heard back from them or Galaxy to confirm Dimensions ! :ange:  )

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a c 1411 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 9:52:31 AM

It is going to be a little bit slower than a DDR5 card but should work just fine.
May 18, 2011 9:56:21 AM

Thanks again Rolli

I assume it will still be a lot better than Gt440 as twice the cuda cores.

I 'll make up my mind soon and make a decision! :D 

Cheers Kev :cool:
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 10:17:00 AM

If the ddr5 card is an option why not get it instead? Ram speed matters on a 128-bit bus like the GTS 450 has.
May 18, 2011 10:20:33 AM

The KFA2 DDR5 is £16 more which would be fine but i cannot for the life of me get the overall dimensions of the card from anywhere at all !!?? :whistle: 

Cheers Kev :sol: 
a c 376 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 10:25:51 AM

They are pretty clearly the same size from the pics IMO. The PCI-E slot is a certain length. You should be able to get a very good idea of how large these cards are from how much it extends past the slot.
Why do you need such a short card? The pics I'm seeing of the Dell Inspirion 531 show no need for cards this short.
May 18, 2011 10:30:30 AM

Scaling it was how i came down to these 2 cards but images arent always correct from what i've found . It is very close to the bank of sata ports and can only be 190mm max and not too big a fan either.

How do you attach a photo to this forum as i have a pic of it ??

Cheers Kev
a c 376 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 10:51:51 AM

All of the information I am seeing about the motherboard in your computer does not agree with the numbers you are giving. The bank of sata ports is several inches beyond the PCIe x16 slot while you seem to be fretting about the exact measurements of cards that obviously won't even come close to being near them from the pictures.
This is supposedly your motherboard

I doubt the cards you are looking at would even make it to underneath the RAM slots, much less be an issue for the SATA ports on the other side of them.
May 18, 2011 10:53:28 AM

How do i post a pic on this forum?? :sol: 

a c 376 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 11:00:44 AM

Just link it
May 18, 2011 11:12:55 AM

I have jpeg on desktop how do you link it ? or does it have to be a web page? Usually just insert image on most forums .

Thats the board anyway with the group of sata connectors at the end of the card.

Cheers Kev :sol: 
a c 376 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 11:18:00 AM

There are sites to upload images like tinypic or imgur but it doesn't matter if that is your motherboard. As I said the cards you are looking at will not even come close to the SATA ports. You can in fact use even longer cards.
May 18, 2011 11:30:20 AM

Do these work? :) 
May 18, 2011 11:40:59 AM

Got the imge thing sussed even if it wasnt a thumbnail first try!! :pt1cable: 

I assume the right angled sata cables come in left and right.

Also HDs overhang which doesnt help either.

Thanks both of you for your help.

Cheers Kev :sol: 
a c 376 U Graphics card
May 18, 2011 11:55:36 AM

I do believe the cards you are looking at are actually shorter than the one you already have installed. All of this does not matter however because as rolli points out there are SATA cables with right angle connectors that should make this a non-issue. This one is half the price however;
I think you should only need one.