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What type of pcie slot do I have and what works with it

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September 28, 2012 4:53:53 AM

I have a dell optiplex gx620 http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/e...

I was thinking about updating the graphics card. I have upgraded an agp card before but not a pcie.


I think my comp has a pcie 16x slot. I read of different pcie slot and card types being 1.0a, 2, 2.1, 2.2 and 3. Is my my slot type 1.0a?

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a c 103 U Graphics card
September 28, 2012 5:33:42 AM

your PCIE slot is 1.0 doesnt really matter though bc PCIE is backwards compatible so any card will work in it....this means PCIE 3.0, 2.0 cards will work...are you looking for a suggestion for a video card? If so the pc will only fit low profile cards so your choices are limited

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this would be as fast as you can get...but I am guessing this pc has a pentium 4 in it? if so I wouldnt sink any more money into it.....the p4 would bottleneck that gpu pretty hard
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September 28, 2012 6:10:18 AM

I would save your money and upgrade your system, a cpu upgrade can and in this case will increase your frame rates as much as a video card upgrade would.
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September 28, 2012 6:47:27 PM

I have a Pentium d 2.8 ghz
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a c 103 U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 3:20:58 AM

the pentium d is a lot better that makes it a harder decision...its up to you if you want to sink more money into the rig or save up and buy a new one..if you do buy the video card the link I posted is the best you are gonna get
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September 29, 2012 4:07:54 PM

what Nvidia Graphics Card is the HD 7750 equivalent to? Just wondering.
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September 29, 2012 4:10:55 PM

and would I be able to run that card with a 275 W PS?
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a c 140 U Graphics card
September 29, 2012 5:18:17 PM

You need to clarify. Do you have a Dell Optiplex GX260 as you typed, or a Dell Optiplex GX620 as you linked? The GX260 only has an AGP slot and will not accept any PCI-E graphics card.

-Wolf sends
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September 29, 2012 10:25:32 PM

Sorry that was a mistype I have 620 not 260
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a c 103 U Graphics card
September 30, 2012 10:19:48 PM

what did you end up deciding? did you get a new card or are you gonna wait?
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September 30, 2012 11:51:19 PM

Michael89 said:
what Nvidia Graphics Card is the HD 7750 equivalent to? Just wondering.

none in low profile form. but that AMD card is top notch.
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October 8, 2012 3:22:18 AM

drums101 said:
what did you end up deciding? did you get a new card or are you gonna wait?

Im waiting I was just thinking about what I should get when I do decide to get one
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December 18, 2012 8:53:59 PM

drums101 said:
your PCIE slot is 1.0 doesnt really matter though bc PCIE is backwards compatible so any card will work in it....this means PCIE 3.0, 2.0 cards will work...are you looking for a suggestion for a video card? If so the pc will only fit low profile cards so your choices are limited

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this would be as fast as you can get...but I am guessing this pc has a pentium 4 in it? if so I wouldnt sink any more money into it.....the p4 would bottleneck that gpu pretty hard


I think I only have a 275 Watt Power Supply would that be much of an issue with this graphics card?
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a c 103 U Graphics card
December 20, 2012 9:51:46 PM

yea i would give it a shot. your cpu doesnt consume that much power and there really isnt anything else that is drawing alot of power. go for it. your only other option is buying a whole new pc not really worth throwing too much money into it
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December 25, 2012 7:32:36 PM

do you think this graphics card would fit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's dimensions are 6.65" x 3.7" x 0.75"
That's length x width x height right? Just trying to clarify this if I get down and measure my comp.

The low profile video card that I was suggested was 6.69" x 2.64" x 0.71"

so about an inch more to worry about in width.
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December 25, 2012 9:15:57 PM

That link I provided was for a sff optiplex 620 is wrong I have a mini tower oops Haha.
Guess I don't need to worry about low profile cards then. Thanks for all the help you guys. I think I may get that card in the link above.
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December 25, 2012 9:16:15 PM

Best answer selected by Michael89.
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