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Low power graphics card for dual display
Oct 14, 2011, 3:04 PM
I have an Optiplex 380 small form factor pc. It is my work computer and I'd like to have dual monitors. The power supply is 235w.
So I need a low profile, low power consumption graphics card. Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance.
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Oct 14, 2011, 4:30 PM
The ATI website recommends a 400w power supply for the Radeon 5450. Will the 235w on my machine suffice? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I don't know much about graphics cards.
Oct 14, 2011, 4:36 PM
This one is cheap ($35, $15 after MiR) and Asus brand.
Oct 14, 2011, 4:40 PM
Under load, that card should pull max of 25W. So, i guess it depends on what else you have in there but it should be fine.
Oct 14, 2011, 4:52 PM
If you are really worried about power, you can try this. Its more expensive, but no need to open the pc!
Oct 14, 2011, 6:14 PM
Best answer selected by ANowak88.
Oct 14, 2011, 6:15 PM
Thanks for the help! Going with the Asus.
Never buying a Dell...
Oct 14, 2011, 9:47 PM
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