I need help finding a graphics card for a Dell Optiplex 745 Desktop PC (DT) size Case. I have a power supply box in the case of 280Watts as standard. Below is the link and information to the motherboard and slots on the motherboard etc.
I know I will need a low profile card, I just need choices of graphics card which will be safe to use with the system specs.
This should permit two full height cards although my riser board was then fitted with a low profile card. Do you have this riser boad in your computer?
My computer refused to boot and I thought the machine was dead until I removed the riser - it still works but I'm currently running off the onboad graphics which I find is okay for the web and flash movies.
I started looking for a replacement but was unsure how many watts I had spare considering the size of the power supply.
There are various site which have power supply calculators - after consulting some of these I came to the conclution I would need to go for the very bottom of the video card market - which didn't seem worth it.
This is the card that was originally fitted to my machine:
I do not have a riser board inserted but will buy one if it's restricting me in anyway, I have done research into the x1300 pro graphics card recommended and supported by dell as they offer the drivers on there website. I was thinking about something better knowing PSU restricts me quite a bit. I looked for a PSU replacement for the DT case and can not find one anywhere.
I have been looking at charts on power consumption and noticed the Radeon HD 4550 uses the same as a x1300pro with a requirement PSU of 300 Would this work?