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9400gt vs 5450

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January 4, 2013 8:43:25 AM

ok so i know they are both not good at all for gaming but which is better and would the 9400gt run on a 240w power supply (+12=7.5a, +12vcpu=11.5A, +12v=0.15A) all i want to play games like dawn of war 2 would either of these cards be suitable

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January 4, 2013 8:51:20 AM

Hd 5450 is better than gt 9400 in all aspects.hd 5450 just consumes 19w tdp whereas gt consumes 50w.hd 5450 supports dx 11.it will work with your psu.simply hd 5450 wins.
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January 4, 2013 9:05:26 AM

the hd 5450 is much better
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January 4, 2013 9:06:38 AM

thanks ill look into the 5450, i bought a 5570 but it didnt work with my power supply
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January 4, 2013 9:08:58 AM

zpaynter96 said:
thanks ill look into the 5450, i bought a 5570 but it didnt work with my power supply

Why not buy a new power supply instead of a new graphics card?
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January 4, 2013 9:10:42 AM

Instead buy new psu
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January 4, 2013 9:12:34 AM

the pc i have bought is a hp dc7700 slimline standard power supplies dont fit and also only low profile cards fit
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January 4, 2013 9:18:41 AM

You can also get local psu with some good amperage ratings as hd 5570 is very low powered card
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January 4, 2013 10:17:51 AM

zpaynter96 said:
the pc i have bought is a hp dc7700 slimline standard power supplies dont fit and also only low profile cards fit


go for the 5450...that will best site your purpose unless you plan to game at high resolutions and high quality settings.

it is not only very efficient but also extremely quiet

good luck
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January 4, 2013 10:42:40 AM

zpaynter96 said:
thanks ill look into the 5450, i bought a 5570 but it didnt work with my power supply

It probably didn't work because it's a PCI-Express 2.1 card and you tried installing it into a system that has a PCI-Express 1.x slot. Power requirements had nothing to do with why it didn't work.

The DC7700 is an old system, built in 2006, and has a PCI-Express 1.x slot. Because it's a pre-built, it likely never received the required BIOS support update to allow the PCI-Express 1.x slot-equipped system to recognize and initialize PCI-Express 2.1 cards. (Manufacturers only issued such updates for certain supported systems in 2009, which is when AMD adopted the 2.1 standard and released its HD5000-series cards.) Unfortunately, all AMD HD5000-series cards (including the HD5450 you're considering) are built using the PCI-Express 2.1 standard, meaning none of them will work in a PCI-Express 1.x slot-based system that didn't receive such an update.

As for upgrades that may actually function in that system, you'll have to look for something from the previous generation - the HD4000-series. I've seen several people successfully install low-profile HD4650's in such systems, and even a few install low-profile 9600GT's in them. However, those cards are extremely hard to find (read as: pretty much non-existent) presently.
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January 11, 2013 12:27:04 AM

thanks for the help everyone, i have bought a gt620 and that seems to fit my needs, i can run dawn of war 2 retribution on max settings at 25fps+ :D 
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