Replacement Graphics Card

Hello, I need a replacement card for HP s5229 slimline desktop. Current card is Nvidia Gt210, but fan has broken. Needs to be low profile. Advice about a suitable replacement appreciated, many thanks.
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  1. well you can go with anything current around that model like the gt520, or lower end of amd cards, more cards in that range would come with the LP bracket. If you are not using it for gaming they would work just fine.
  2. Son does use the PC for games.
  3. HI, hope this is the right info,as I'm not near the PC at the moment, but copied this off earlier from graphics card info. PC RAM is DDR3.
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
    DirectX version: 11.0
    GPU processor: GeForce G210
    Driver version: 296.10
    DirectX support: 10.1
    CUDA Cores: 16
    Core clock: 589 MHz
    Shader clock: 1402 MHz
    Memory clock: 499 MHz (998 MHz data rate)
    Memory interface: 64-bit
    Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
    Dedicated video memory: 512 MB DDR2
    System video memory: 0 MB
    Shared system memory: 1791 MB
    Video BIOS version: 70.18.09.00.11
    IRQ: 17
    Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2
  4. AMD Athlon II x64 620 CPU, sorry I don't have the PSU info.
  5. Possibly, if I can find it in the UK, but probably looking at £100/$150 max. I suspect the PSU is not very good from Googling about HP Slimline PCs
  6. if its a slimline you are looking about anywhere between 250W-350W, which is enough to run a Video card that does not require a 6-pin power adapter.
  7. Will This one be OK?
  8. Thank you.
  9. Make your minds up guys ;-). I had my finger on the order button
  10. The PSU is 220W, it won't be able to run that card.
  11. ^ Oh hush - it will be fine.

    Good thing you didn't order the ASUS, Hells - you'd have a time trying to stuff that ASUS card in a slim-tower.

    It's cool, Recon - an easy thing to miss. Just glad I posted in time.
  12. Thanks to all, graphics card arrived this afternoon, so the PC is dismantled,old card removed, and new card installed . BUT (and it's a big one), the card is not being detected. I've made sure all connectors are seated in place and all cables are securely connected.
  13. Switch back to the old card, remove the nVidia drivers, then install the AMD card.
  14. Hells Bells said:
    Thanks to all, graphics card arrived this afternoon, so the PC is dismantled,old card removed, and new card installed . BUT (and it's a big one), the card is not being detected. I've made sure all connectors are seated in place and all cables are securely connected.

    You plugged your monitor directly into the card, right?
  15. Of course, what else would I do? Is there another way?
  16. Hells Bells said:
    Of course, what else would I do? Is there another way?

    Directly into the mobo, using the IGP. But anyway - so no display at all? Does the computer sound like it's starting up normally, or does it immediately shut back down?
  17. Computer is starting up fine, monitor just says it is going to sleep.
  18. and I'm definitely plugging it in to the card.
  19. It might be insufficient power. Did you get a better PSU?
  20. No choice of using a different cable, I only have a VGA connection on the monitor. It was working earlier using the same cable, although it was plugged into the previous card via a DVI adapter. Can't use that on this card as it is DVI-D so I've had to use the extra VGA port that is plugged into the card via a ribbon cable.
  21. No new PSU, if card wasn't suitable for what I had already why was it recommended?
  22. Hells Bells said:
    Computer is starting up fine

    Not the PSU.

    Do you have a TV with an HDMI cable? Try that.
  23. Quote:
    It is enough.
    Is your board a 1.0 PCI-E slot?


    The connections are exactly the same as on the old card, and it fits into the slots.
  24. Yes, that is my PC, and my power supply.
  25. and it is VERY quiet.
  26. Back to the old card for the time being. I've got too much to do to spend all day on it.
  27. fpoon said:
    Switch back to the old card, remove the nVidia drivers, then install the AMD card.


    Try this. Remove the nvidia drivers from your old card, and then start the computer up with your new card installed. See if this works.
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