Does anyone know if these two cards are the same size? My daughter has a Dell Inspiron 546 its a small tower, I think its a mini tower. It has a EVGA 8600GT in it that I purchased many years ago but the 8600GT is failing and I need to upgrade.
I don't want to spend over $125 on a video card and should be able to find a small one around that price I am just worried the GPU won't fit. I have a old 9800GTX+ and it was to big for the motherboard it wouldn't fit into the case. It would hook into the PCI slot but the face plate was sitting the outter edge of the case and wouldn't sit down into the motherboard... card was just to big. The 8600GT is pretty much the right size, I wouldn't mind a HD 4670 or a 8800GTX but not sure of the size difference in these cards?
Anyone that could throw some input out or point me in the right direction?
Can you confirm that is in fact a slimline PC? (slot for the card in the back of the PC (the bracket) around 2.5 in instead of around 4in) If its a normal sized PC we should be taking you in a slightly different direction (full sized cards run slightly cheaper than the low profile ones).
If it is slim, I agree with the above. If you are interested, here is a slightly more powerful model of the above card:
Should make the call on whether to upgrade with that 4670, the 6570, or the 6670 based on how old the PC is and how much the performance matters. Any of them is a jump over an old 8600, however the higher model numbers will perform better.
Note that when you install you will need to remove Nvidia drivers/software and install AMD software. Not doing this correctly can cause problems.
She plays browser based games and the sims 3, she doesn't play stuff like BF3.
I think the PC has a 450watt PSU I am pretty sure I put that into it when I put the 8600GT in it. I would will have to look, if it hasn't been upgraded then I am pretty sure it came with a 300watt which wouldn't be enough, so I will have to upgrade.