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3 Slimline Card Comparision & Compatability Opinions?

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November 14, 2012 7:31:30 PM

Hi there,

I've been researching a HPs5615uk-m and realise that it's going to need a low profile card, so I've done some shopping around and if anyone would be willing to take a look at the following and suggest which might be the best and if it's compatable, I'd really appreciate it. :hello: 

http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphire-technology-ati-ra...

http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-ati-radeon-6450-hd-625...

http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-geforce-gt-610-1gb-pc...



And if it works, which I'm not at all sure it will, this is the compare list I had up of all of them, with a comparision table;

http://www.dabs.com/Product/Compare?CompareList=6L96%2C...


Thanks very much, any help would be greatly appreciated and if I've broken any rules in posting, I apologise and would appreciate the chance to amend the question, thank you.
a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 7:41:49 PM

The 6450 is the most powerful card you linked. When your putting a GPU in a slimline computer the stock power supplies are very cheap, and theres not much you can do about it. If your running the "standard" 220w in your slimline, the 6450 takes enough power that it might be pushing it. A 5450 won't perform as well but it'll run on less than 10w, so you'll have more than enough power to cause any worry. It depends on how far you want to push your luck with the stock PSU.
November 14, 2012 7:55:31 PM

mace200200 said:
The 6450 is the most powerful card you linked. When your putting a GPU in a slimline computer the stock power supplies are very cheap, and theres not much you can do about it. If your running the "standard" 220w in your slimline, the 6450 takes enough power that it might be pushing it. A 5450 won't perform as well but it'll run on less than 10w, so you'll have more than enough power to cause any worry. It depends on how far you want to push your luck with the stock PSU.



Hi, and thanks Mace,

To answer your question, I don't really want to push it without installing a new PSU, which is just another thing to worry about, but I came across this in a review of the 5450 card,

"it takes it's power from the PCI-e slot. So, ignore the part about needing a 400 Watt power supply- my 305 Watt, bog-standard DELL PSU, handles it without any issues"

Is this correct, would it make a difference?

thanks again for your reply I apprecite it
a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 10:03:24 PM

That's not really true, a GPU can pull up to 80w from the PCI lane, but if you throw a 55w GPU into a machine, that machine will take 55w more power than it did before even though all that power is coming from the PCI lane. My brother runs a 5450 in his slim line, it's not very good, but it's better than the on board graphics for sure.
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