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June 14, 2012 2:34:53 PM

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.



June 14, 2012 2:53:44 PM

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.
June 14, 2012 3:05:37 PM

Son does use the PC for games.
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June 14, 2012 3:09:58 PM

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
June 14, 2012 3:16:21 PM

AMD Athlon II x64 620 CPU, sorry I don't have the PSU info.
June 14, 2012 3:30:36 PM

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
June 14, 2012 3:40:53 PM

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.
June 14, 2012 4:39:03 PM

Make your minds up guys ;-). I had my finger on the order button
June 14, 2012 5:10:44 PM

The PSU is 220W, it won't be able to run that card.
a b U Graphics card
June 14, 2012 5:57:46 PM

^ 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.
June 15, 2012 6:24:18 PM

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.
June 15, 2012 6:28:03 PM

Switch back to the old card, remove the nVidia drivers, then install the AMD card.
a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 6:30:40 PM

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?
June 15, 2012 6:31:45 PM

Of course, what else would I do? Is there another way?
a b U Graphics card
June 15, 2012 6:35:49 PM

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?
June 15, 2012 6:36:57 PM

Computer is starting up fine, monitor just says it is going to sleep.
June 15, 2012 6:37:35 PM

and I'm definitely plugging it in to the card.
June 15, 2012 6:37:42 PM

It might be insufficient power. Did you get a better PSU?
June 15, 2012 6:39:30 PM

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.
June 15, 2012 6:40:22 PM

No new PSU, if card wasn't suitable for what I had already why was it recommended?
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June 15, 2012 6:42:13 PM

Hells Bells said:
Computer is starting up fine

Not the PSU.

Do you have a TV with an HDMI cable? Try that.
June 15, 2012 6:44:53 PM

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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.

June 15, 2012 7:49:12 PM

Yes, that is my PC, and my power supply.
June 15, 2012 7:49:36 PM

and it is VERY quiet.
June 16, 2012 7:08:58 AM

Back to the old card for the time being. I've got too much to do to spend all day on it.
June 16, 2012 9:46:43 AM

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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