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Upgrade Video card Help!!! Dell Optiplex 755SFF & Sapphire radeon 6450 video card?? Is it compatible

Q: Upgrade Video card Help!!! Dell Optiplex 755SFF & Sapphire radeon 6450 video card?? Is it compatible

My 9 year old has a dell optiplex 755 SFF, he is asking me to upgrade his video card so he can play games like minecraft and some games on steam.
We are on a budget and found this Sapphire radeon 6450 on newegg for $39.99
Will this work in his computer and allow him to play minecraft? steam?

Thanks in advance

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I have a 430 with 6G of ram, running Vista 64.
MY old video card thought a blank screen looks great, so I went out and purchased the ASUS HD 6450 Graphics card, with 2GB of RAM.
i've tried the enclosed drivers, and the ones on their web site, and while the ATI Catalyst program seems to properly install the driver, it clearly doesn't exist on the computer... the device driver list shows that the only driver is the "MIcrosoft VGA" driver from 2006. Needless to say, the screen graphics are quite poor.
Am I limited to using a Dell driver here, and if so, where can I find one?
Kind thanks for any feedback to this question.

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Hello All,

I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 745 SFF. I currently am using a Dell 4100 and it just wasn't cutting it so I decided to do a bit of an upgrade. I'm having difficulty locating a video card for an upgrade. The PSU is only capable of 275 watts (as advertised). I've read a couple of places that this is rating is underestimated of the actual capabilities? Regardless, I still am having a difficult time of locating a video card, mainly because most sites don't advertise the minimum PSU wattage. If someone can point me in the right direction, I'd like to have at least a 256mb video card.

For reference the card needs to be the following:

PCI-E x16
Low Profile
Maximum of 275w...

Thanks all!

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I need an advice for buying a dedicated video card, for my Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF. Curently I have the Intel HD (Intel i3 3240), but I want something more.
Ive found the AMD Radeon HD7470 at a good price, but also the Nvidia Quatro 600 (low profile).
My question: Will Nvidia Quatro 600 work on my system?
The Dell Optiplex SFF has an 240 W power supply. The PCIex16 Slot (BLUE) (Voltage supported 3.3V/12V) has the maximum wattage = 50 W, and the Nvidia Quatro 600 (low profile) has the maximum power consumption = 40 W.
And, if I want to upgrade my CPU to i7 3770 in the future, will the power be enough?
Maximum Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption

A:Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF video card advice (nvidia quatro 600 vs Radeon HD7470)

I've started this thread almost a year ago, looking for some answers. No one answered. I have meanwhile upgraded some components, taking the chance ... 
- 250 Gb SSD (Samsung 850 EVO) 
- 32 Gb DDR3 1600 (4 x 8 Gb Crucial CT102464BA160B)
- PNY Nvidia Quadro K620 
The next things I have in mind: a new CPU (i5 or i7) & another SSD drive (850 PRO this time). 

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Ok, so to start off here is the type of computer I have.
It is a Windows 7, Dell Optiplex 760.
It has 4 GB of Ram, and an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 2.33 Ghz
I am looking for a graphics card that I can install in this computer that will be powerful enough to allow me to play Skyrim on highest graphics settings.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a graphics card that would fit in my computers casing. Also I've found that some graphics cards need to to plug in with PCIE express cables.
I'm not exactly super techie so tell me if I stated something incorrectly.
But anyhow, my question is;
What is the best sff graphics card that I can get to fit this computer? And is this computer exactly sff?
I ask because it wouldn't fit a normal card, but I'm not sure if that means it's sff...

A:Dell Optiplex 760, video card upgrade = Problems

you have a dell sff (small form factor) pc....this pc was not designed to play video games
if u were to buy a decent "half height" video card that fit the dell............ then u would have to buy a more powerfull power supply to power it
then there would be airflow issues and overheating
starting to get the picture??? it is just not worth it!!!
sell the dell and lokk into buying a GAMING pc that will play your video games (sorry for the bad news)

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I replaced a MSI GeForce 4 MX440 with a Sapphire Radeon 9200 in my system. Now while playing games, my system locks up randomly. I can't get my computer to respond, and CTL/ALT/DEL is no good. The only choice I have is to switch it off, or hit the restart. I keep my display settings at 800x600, 75hertz, 32 bit color, but when windows reboots, it has set itself to 1024x768, 60hertz, 256 color. I made sure that I uninstalled the GeForce drivers, and I have the latest Cat drivers for my ATI card, so I can't figure out what it pissing it off. And why it insists on messing up my settings whenever I get back into Windows.

SOYO Dragon KT600 V.1
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
PNY 512MB DDR 2700
Sapphire Radeon 9200
Seagate 40GB 7200RPMs
Windows 2K SP4

A:Video Card Problems. (Sapphire Radeon 9200.)

hi jrmophrey,

I suggest you to do this :

- log on your system in Failsafe mode with administrator login;
- uninstall the drivers of your new video card;
- with your hardware manager : desactivate the video card and uninstall it;
- reboot and log on with the administrator login;
- you should see a dialog box telling you that a new hardware has been detected, close it and check with hardware manager if you see a yellow ? under video card and nothing else
- if it's so, you may reinstall the drivers of your new video card;
- you reboot and run dxdiag.exe to check DirectX report.

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help!

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help :)

A:Graphics card & video card for a Dell Optiplex GX 755 (not the mini tower!)

There are no stellar or even really good low profile fanless 25W cards.  ASUS EAH 5450 has been used in Desktop and SFF.  USFF Cant use anything because it does NOT have slots.  


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I am looking for something to run 2x DVI and HDMI TV all at the same time. Can 6870 do that? I currently have HD5570 and it can only do 2 monitors at a time.

Also is $80 decent for a **USED** 6870 or is there something better that I should be looking at for $80 to run 3 displays?

If there is something better, I would like to make sure there IS a fan. Not interested in fanless.

(EDIT: Seems theres a couple different versions of the 6870, this is the version I am looking at Radeon HD 6870 Video Card | system components | St. Catharines | Kijiji)

A:Is Radeon HD 6870 Video Card compatible w/ ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo MB?

As long as you have a PCI-E x16 Slot in that motherboard (In which case it does), then it will work.

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I recently purchased a Dell 755 but the graphics card could not handle the PC game Company of Heroes. So I bought a: XFX Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT 512MB GDDR3 SLI Dual DVI PCI-E Video Card + TV.
That card was WAY too big. Could someone please help me in deciding the best fit for this rig.
Here's my specs. 
Summary Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz 45 °C Wolfdale 45nm Technology RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18) Motherboard Dell Inc. 0PU052 (CPU) Graphics DELL SE2216H ([email protected]) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Storage 931GB Hitachi HUA721010KLA330 ATA Device (SATA) 44 °C Optical Drives TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L633A ATA Device Audio High Definition Audio Device
Thanks for any help!

A:Optiplex 755, video card, upgrade?

What size Optiplex?  If its not the full desktop, being one of the smaller variations its going to be difficult to find something.  You may want to look for a Small Form Factor graphics card or if you have the normal desktop, something that isn't so bulky.  It also depends on your power supply.  

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I have a small form factor, the spec sheet lists two half height PCIe x16 slots. One is blue and the other is black...so I am not sure if I can use a video card in the black slot simultaneously as the blue?
I need recommendations on a cheap half height PCIe x16 card, that has two digital outputs via DVI or HDMI (preferably both the same type of port, either or).

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Can a Dell optiplex 990 DT have a GTX 1050 Low profile single slot? Card wattage: 75w

A:Optiplex 990, video card upgrade

No, this not possible because this card is only available in full height form factor the desktop tower can only use low profile (half height) cards. Also, this uses two slots so either way, it won't fit inside the case.
this is the GTX 1050:

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Looking for suggestions on updating the video card that came with my SFF Optiplex 980.   The Optiplex has an 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3450 Dual DVI card installed at purchase.I'm looking for the fastest possible card that would be compatible with this chassis and PSU (standard power supply).I would prefer something in the NVIDIA family, if possible.Thanks,Herb...

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Hi.I've a Dell Optiplex 755 MT(the big one)
There are my pc specs: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz Tecnologia Wolfdale 45nm RAM 4GB 800 MHz PSU 305W Motherboard Dell Inc. 0GM819 (CPU) Graphics ASUS VW221 ([email protected]) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Intel Q35 Express Chipset Family (Dell) Memorizzazione 149GB Seagate ST3160318AS (SATA) Drive Ottici HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCCH30N Audio Dispositivo High Definition Audio Model computer: Mini tower
I want upgrade the video card with this:
a 1gb ddr5www.amazon.it/.../ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top
BUT I don't know ifthis card fit in my pc and if the PSU of only 305W does its job.
Can you tell me what video card will fit in my pc?
I prefer don't change PSU of 305W.
list some video card models ,please.
The resolution is 1680 x 1050.
thanks in advance.

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Hello everyone, I'm new here and I really need your help :) I have a Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop and incredible as it seems that I didn't know the desktop had no graphic card (video card?) lol x) The desktop has been offered at Christmas, I wonder if you could indicate an ideal video card for my desktop which is not too expensive, I'm using Windows 7 Pro, I don't know much about computers components but I found this graphic card what do you think? Will work or nah? graphics-cards.specout.com/.../ASUS-GeForce-210-Silent I really need your help guys. 

A:Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop HELP Video Card

Actually thats bad advice because the card in question won't necessarily fit into any case EXCEPT TOWER due to the single slot configuration.  FAT WIDE heatsinks will not physically go into the Desktop SFF models and USFF has no slots so no card is an option.
That card's heatsink sticks out more than 1 slot wide.

This is why I always recommend specific ASUS Radeon HD5450 or 6450 cards.
Asus EAH6450

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Hi Folks, For the last month I have googled every company and forum T find a Video Card for my Computer!
I just want a medium range LP PCI-e Card that pulls no more than 75 watts. I already know what I CANT have because of all the forums and sites I have been to. Can someone please make a valid recommendation?? Thank you for your time and patience. My SysInfo is below. If you need it..I will provide a complete Lavalys Everest Report!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381551 MB, Free - 280177 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WK833
Antivirus: Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Dell Optiplex 745 SFF Video Card

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Dell 760 Optiplex
E8400 intel dual core(core 2 duo)
processor speed 3.0
FSB 1333
small form factor
4 gigs of ram
Windows 7
expansion slots: 1 low-profile PCIe x16 and 1 low-profile PCI
power supply 235 watts
my budget(hope to stay $100 or less)

full specs for this PC here-----> http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/optix/Optiplex_760_Spec_Sheet_en.pdf

Hello. A few years ago I purchased a Radeon HD 4550 graphics card for an old Dell that I have. It has worked great. Here is the item I got before that I have been happy with, FYI. It went into a Dell Small form factor as well(Dell Optiplex GX 280)

I would like to purchase something similar(but better) for a Dell system that I just purchased(specs above).

Here are the things that I want
- HDMI output
- DVI output
- ability to play high bit rate files(such as blu ray) in picture perfect quality
- ability to do editing on video files recorded in high definition

The power supply for this Dell 760 is weak(235 watts). And it is a small form factor. So I think that I will need something with a low power draw and also something that can fit inside this thing.

I am not looking to push this thing to the limit. I do not play computer games. I have no need for gaming whatsoever. I would like to get something which is approximately 75% of the maximum that this system could handle.

I went to the local electronics store to look at the Radeon cards. I checked out the 5000 series ... Read more

A:Need help selecting a video card for my Dell Optiplex 760

There's next to nothing that is designed to run a 235 watt power supply. But some of the Dell PSU's are under rated so you can squeeze a bit more out of it.
This would likely work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261107 - it uses 29 watts.
So should this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141119 - it uses about 33 watts.

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My company just ordered a Dell OptiPlex 7050 full size tower. It comes with a 240 watt platinum power supply. I run three u2515 monitors (1440). If I wanted to put in a discrete graphics card, are there any that have three DP or two DP and one HDMI that will run with that power supply?
Thank you for your help!

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Hi all,
I've searched the forums, and have found some answers, but most are about a year old. I have an Optiplex 7010 with the following setup:

Hard Drive, 1TB, S3, 7.2K, 512E, SGT-GRDABP

Dual In-Line Memory Module, 4G, 1600, 256X64, 8, 240, 2RX8

Card, Controller, 1394A Pc Interface, Full Height, Lsi Logic, Lead Free

Card, Graphics, 1G, OUGA9, Full Height, W8

Assembly, Heatsink, Shroud, Performance, Medium Tower, 95W


Processor, IVB, I7-3770, 3.4, 77W, 4C, E1

I realize to upgrade my graphics card, I will need to upgrade my powersupply, and i'm fine with that. What i'm really struggling with is what the motherboard specs on this computer are. I'd love to know what my PCI-E bandwiths are on it (IE 1 PCI-E X16 1 PCI-E X4?)  
Also, i'd like to get the best graphics card I can get for what will fit (for adobe work). I measured the space, and wow its not much.. most graphics cards are over 10" long, and the space it seems to me is only a bout 7.5" before I run into the housing for the hard drives. I supposed I could cut out the housing and make space, but love to hear what others are using.
Also, I noticed there are only two PCI-E ports, but the 2nd one is most likely useless due to how close its pushed down to the bottom of the case so i'm stuck with a 1 GPU option.
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A:Trying to upgrade video card for an Optiplex 7010

The power supply looks good.  It is only 5.9" long which is what you want for your custom snap in mount that you have on this system.  The MSI card is very short so it looks like a good fit too.  Your system has a PCIe X16 2.0 slot for the video card.  The lower PCI X16 slot is wired to X4 speeds.  With only a 250 watt power supply, this system is just meant for smaller video cards if running two.  The GTX 760 is a powerful video card.  I see no need to put a higher-end video card that costs $500 or more in a Dell system.  For this, do a custom build with a nice gaming case for much better air flow and cooling.  

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I have an Optiplex 755 usff that I got from my school and it was in a perfect condition and it came with 2 GB of RAM for max RAM and it came with the disc drive so that I could read and write DVDs and CDs. How can I upgrade the graphics in it because when I launch a game it looks all weird and I can't see almost everything in it (the games I'm testing are tf2 and portal)?   

A:optiplex 755 usff video card upgrade

You can't upgrade the video card because there is no PCI-E x16 Slots on this model.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 990 mini tower. I believe its specs are here:
It's equipped with the following:
- 265W power supply (stock)- PCI-e 16x slot with maximum wattage rating of 75W- 512MB AMD RADEON HD 6350 Dual DVI videocard (maximum resolution: 1920x1200 on DVI; 1920x1440 on VGA)- Windows 7 Ultimate
I want to use this with a Dell U2715H monitor which has:- native resolution 2560x1440- 2 HDMI(MHL) connector- 1 DisplayPort (version 1.2)- 1 Mini DisplayPort
I also want to connect a second, older DVI monitor, either a Dell U2412M or a Dell 2005FPW.
Obviously, I'll need a new video card to run the U2715H at its native resolution, and of course my current card has no HDMI or DisplayPort connectors. I don't need a powerful gaming card; I use this computer to run office apps and the occasional video. I'm looking for an inexpensive video card that will work well with the U2715H, and also wondering if I will need to upgrade the power supply, given that I don't need a powerful video card. So my questions are:
- Can I use any PCI-e 3.0 card, or do I have to find an older PCI-e x16 card? I think I can use newer cards because they're backwards compatible, but I want to make sure.
- Since I don't need a powerful card, can I keep the existing power supply? I'm not even sure if I can simply replace it with a standard ATX power suppy; do you know if I can?
- Any recommendations on a video card for my purposes? Ideally $100 o... Read more

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I have an OptiPlex 9010 with onboard Display Port & VGA
I am trying to hookup a new 58 inch Samsung TV which only has 2 hdmi ports and composite & component.
I need both hdmi for laptop hookups so I can't use them for the Dell 9010.
I want to run VGA to either the composite or the component.
Will the onboard VGA do this?
I have a cable like this:

A:Does my OptiPlex 9010 video card support S-Video or Composite Video out through its VGA port

Quilty-MUN,The adapter in the image should work for your purpose connecting to the TV.

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I have an HP pavilion a1020n running on
519J Intel 4 processor,
512MB pc2-3200 ddr2 sdram
200gb ata HD

It's a very basic, bough out the store computer with nothing added to it. I purchased a Radeon 9250 PCI 256MB (no fan) card for it, worked fine for about 2 months, then the pc kept freezing at the xp loading screen. Once I removed the card, computer worked just fine. Could it be overeating? If so, what can I do to fix it?

A:Most compatible video card upgrade?

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Will a SAPPHIRE RADEON HD6450 512MB DDR3  MPN 111900120G fit into a Optiplex 755 SFF

A:Optiplex 755 SFF, compatible with Sapphire Radeon HD6450?

The answer is perhaps not due to the heatsink being Too Tall.

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Hello everyone, i would like to ask you if a Dell Optiplex 380 Small Form Factor can be upgraded with this dedicated gpu Radeon HD6850.
My doubt is about that spec

Form Factor
   2 Part Slot Occupied

Do you think i'll have less problem with Radeon HD5450?
I really prefer the first GPU.
Thank you in advance for your attention.

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This is my first post ever, so thank you in advance for helping us people that don't have a clue. I recently bought 2 Nancy Drew games and tried to install them. I was prompted with an error message, that I needed Windows XP with Service Pack 2. So I upgraded my system to the correct version of XP. The games installed, but when I try to play them I got this error message:

Error Code ND-12121
The video card in this computer does not meet the minimum requirements to run the game. Outdated video cards may need to be replaced with new hardware. Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull requires a 32MB video card that is DirectX 9.0 and 32-bit color compatible. To resolve this issue, please contact your computer or video card manufacturer to download new drivers or update the video card. For additional assistance, please contact technical support at [email protected]

My drivers are all updated and my current card says it's 32 mb. Maybe it just isn't Directx 9.0 compatible? I have tried to find a card for my Optiplex 150, but am having trouble. I bought one card off Ebay, that is too small and will not fit. Is there a card out there for my old computer?

Here is the DxDiag info that I ran, for info on my current graphics card:

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation)
Manufacturer: Intel Corpo... Read more

A:Dell Optiplex GX150 video card issue


why not run DxDiag and post ALL of its results rather then selective

Run -> Start -> DxDiag

Wait for the progress bar in lower left to finish and disappear

Click Save All Information to create a txt file on your desktop containing all resutls.

Then attach the file to TechSpot post.

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Graphics Card?
I want to improve the performance of my existing integrated graphics card.
"Intel HD Graphics 630"
Can I purchase an aftermarket one and just plug in?
What is the config process like easy, med, difficult

A:OptiPlex 5050 SFF desktop, video card upgrade

Hi AOE1000,
Yes, you can add a PCIe graphics card. The 5050 only ships with two optional graphics cards, the AMD Radeon R5-430 and the AMD Radeon R7-450. Other graphics cards may work but haven't been validated by Dell and any drivers would need to be sourced from the manufacturer of the graphics card. The drivers for the above cards can be found here:
Fitting the card is fairly straightforward, as shown (pages 9-11) here:
topics-cdn.dell.com/.../optiplex-5050-desktop_owner's manual_en-us.pdf

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Hello I need help fixing the ability to enable Direct3D on my system, or help with a video card upgrade. My pc will not even run screen savers and the only game i'm able to play is peggle! I can play videos on it, but the quality is terrible and the display driver will only allow me to run at 1024 x 768
There seems to be much debate on the best compatible graphics card for the dell optiplex 760 MT. I am trying to install the BEST card that will be supported by stock components. I do not wish to upgrade the PSU or MOBO or CPU. I just need to know which card is going to give me the best power without any other changes.
I have:
Case: Dell Optiplex 760 MT (mini-tower/ Large form factor)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.8Ghz
Motherboard : [Dell : 0M858N] Intel 4 Series
RAM: 8GB (4x2GB)
PSU: 305W
Video Card: ATi Radeon 9200
OS: Windows 7 Proffessional sp1 64bit
I bought an EVGA GTX 750Ti 2GB GDDR5 (superclocked), and unfortunately it DOES NOT FIT. The only PCI slot it could be plugged into is the top slot. The card would face upward, and the bracket is a double, so it will not fit at the top slot. Is there a way to order a single slot pci bracket, because it would fit if it were single.

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A:Optiplex 760 MT ( direct3D will not work / video card upgrade)

Radeon 9200 is going backwards.  You must have at LEAST 128 megs of VIDEO ram and the 9200 has 32 megs of VIDEO ram.

ASUS EAH6450 fits in ALL Models All Sizes EXCEPT USFF.

 ASUS Silent cards fit in all models with X16 video slot. Meaning it doesnt fit USFF because USFF has Zero Slots. These cards fit and work in every dell I have ever tried.

They fit into every Dell Except USFF.
Regulatory Model (Mini-Tower): DCSM
Regulatory Model (Desktop): DCNE
Regulatory Model (Small Form Factor): DCCY
Regulatory Model (Ultra Small Form Factor): DCTR

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My laptop currently has the i5 460m 2.53 GH-z and standard hd graphics installed. I have already upgraded RAM and SSD and am looking to make it a bit better with a new processor and graphics card. I am having a hard time finding the compatible CPU and GPU models. It would be greatly appreciated if someone would help.

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I'm considering buying a used Dell OptiPlex GX790 MT computer, and I'm wondering what the maximum video card length can be without having to remove the hard drive cage.

A:Used Dell OptiPlex GX790 Mini tower video card

The hard drive cage isn't the only problem.  The power supply is not standard.
So a short GTX750 TI non SC would be the max.

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Trying to install a Radeon rx460 (GV-RX6460WF20C-4GD) (low-wattage PCV-16 video card, power goes through the PCI slot on the motherboard, not through an additional power input from the PSU) into a HP Pavilion p7-1227c (MSI MS-7778 Jasmine montherboard).  I switched out the stock 300W PSU for a 400W PSU on the Pavilion, which should provide enough power for such a low-end card.   When I install the video card, the output to the monitor from the rx460 only shows a blank screen, both with DVI and HDMI inputs.  The integrated graphics output also shows a blank screen. When I remove the card, the integrated graphics works normally. I am currently locked out of changing BIOS settings - is there some BIOS setting I need to change in order to enable graphics card output from the rx460? Thanks Greg

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Hello, I need some help finding a decent video card for my old Optiplex 755 Mini Tower. Not sure why they call it a mini as it certainly a medium size tower. Anyway I know these are pretty old computers so a new video card would be crazy. I would rather pull the trigger for something used on eBay if possible.
I need to be able to plug this 755 MT into my TV via HDMI and watch Movies/Videos with it. I would mostly be using Videolan or Plex to pull this off. Can anyone recommend a video card for this? If i get to play some older games with it this video card great!
The important part of this equation is sound over the HDMI connector. As i have a video card now working but it's hooked up with a Display Port on the video card to a Dell HDMI adaptor cable which supports no sound whatsoever.
Thanks in advance for your time.

A:Dell Optiplex 755 MT - Needed Video Card w/Sound Support Over HDMI

There is a specific card that works fine with the 755 all sizes EXCEPT USFF.Works with XP VISTA 7 8 or 10.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121439
Its not expensive and works fine.

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Hi Folks,
I would be most grateful if anyone could help with the following:
I have a DELL 9200 Dimension series desktop pc which has an ATI Radeon X1300 Pro video card installed.
I upgraded from Win XP to Win 7 x64 a few years ago and my X1300 is working fine.
Most info on the web suggests that the X1300 card is not compatible with Win 10.
I'm now trying to get ready to upgrade to Win 10.
However, my mobo PCIe is only level 1.1 and most new graphics cards are PCI 2.0 or greater.so I need to find a PCIe graphics card which is advanced enough to be compatible with Win 10 but old enough or backward compatible right back to PCIe v 1.1
If anybody has already solved this issue I would love to know which card was used.
All help appreciated.

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Audio card for Dell Dimension 8300 compatible with Windows 7?

Hello everybody! Fresh member, and glad to be here !

Lemme start with a problem I am hoping somebody here can help me with :

Last weekend I upgraded my Dell Dimension 8300 to Windows 7. After some work, finally I am left with just one compatibility issue : it came with the SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio card, and I am unable to find drivers for it that work with Windows 7.

I searched online, and found a few others have hit this problem and even suggested solutions, which didn't work for me. I am guessing I will simply have to bite the bullet and buy a replacement audio card?

Problem is, how do I make sure that an Audio card is compatible with both the hardware (Dell Dimension 8300) and the software (Win 7)?

I am not a gamer, so am not looking for the best-of-the-best; just something that allow me to play songs and video.

And yes, the 'integrated' in the existing card's name - does it mean I cannot remove it? or it is integrated with something else (video card)? Will that be an issue?

- radhak

A:Video card for Dell Dimension 8300 compatible with Windows 7?


you can try DriverEasy and see if it finds any working drivers(?) it was recommended to me also here on TechSpot so now I pass it on for me it works really good, the only down side with the free version of the program is that the download is really slow (limited to 8-20kbps).

Do you mean you want to remove the integrated wound card? -basically everything that is "integrated" can be disabled (in the bios) but not removed. If you get an other sound card and install it then most likely the bios will automatically disable the integrated sound card.

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I want to upgrade my video card. My current card is Nvidia GeForce 2 MX 200. I don't want or need anything too fancy - my kids play video games from time to time, such as "Battle for Middle Earth", and their latest games are starting to be too much for my current card.

What are the main things I need to look for? All I know is that I need to get an AGP 4x, 1.5V card and I'd like about 256 MB Ram. I found a card for about $50 that seems to fit the bill - Radeon 9250 256 MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4x/8x (from Newegg). Is that a reasonable card? Are there any pitfalls that I should be aware of? Thanks in advance for your advice.

A:Advice on video card upgrade: Radeon 9250?

If the card says its X4, x8 then it wont work in your pc. You need one that is x2, x4.
Had the same prob with my old motherboard so i upgraded it.

Check out this http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic30156.html

And this http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic26726.html

Hope that helps, Rik.

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I recently purchased a refurbished Optiplex 7010 MT. Core i7 3.40GHz 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, 7P Minor side issue: I have already ordered the memory to upgrade it to 32GB RAM based on the advice of the store that sold it to me and Crucial.  Unfortunately, if I read the dell-optiplex-7010-manual-en.pdf right.  It can take 8gb RAM but only two of them for a total of 16gb.   Is it possible to utilize all four 8gb DIMM?   If not, the importance of the speed of the graphics has become even more important.
I need to upgrade the power supply and video card to run Adobe software -- Photoshop, etc. Based on prior experience, I need the fastest possible graphics option.    I'm thrifty but not stingy ... if I can get a racehorse for a bit more then I will.
The video card that I'm thinking about buying is the GEForce GT 640 recommended by Dell. Is there a specific version since the specifications also say "(OHGA3/M209N)"? I would prefer to be able to use a card with more memory but still PCIe 3.0 which appears to be much faster than the PCIe 2.0. If there is a better card out there, please let me know.
The power supply is standard. Since this is April 2016, the Dell recommended Corsair 650TX appears to be hard to get at best, Is there another power supply that would work?
Thank you for your help. Much appreciated!
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I have an old Inspiron 580 and am adding a video card.  The video card that I purchased is the Visiontek Radeon 6350 SFF 1GB DDR3.  Card is in the PCI x16 slot.  I booted up the computer and it did some updating and viola, no video card or monitor.  The computer automatically installed a generic vga driver and that is running the monitor.  The new card will not run the monitor with the new DVI-DVI cable, had to go back the old reliable vag cable.  The monitor is a Dell E2213.
Also, when I look at the Device Monitor there is no Display Adapter heading.  
I tried going into the Bios Setup (F2 on restart) and didn't see anything that would turn off the on-board video.
What else do I need to do to install this new card installed and recognized by the computer?

Thanks for any help or suggestion in advance..


A:Video Card Upgrade trouble. Insp 580 w/Radeon 6350

you cant get proper resolution with Generic VGA driver.  All Radeon HD5000,6000,7000,8000 series are end of life end of support so the latest and greatest driver WONT SEE THEM AT ALL EVER because the New cards are the R series R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 210 220 230  310 320 330 etc. The last WHQL driver for these products is Catalyst 15.7.1.
AMD Legacy Driver Page

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I have a HP 6005 Pro SFF with a 240W PS, and I would like to upgrade its video card.  It has an ATI Radeon HD 4200.    One HP Forum person (Paul Tikkanen) recommended an upgrade for a 6005 using an optional video card for the HP 6200 Pro SFF:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121439&cm_re=hd_6450-_-14-121-439-_-Product Please confirm this also works for the 6005.  If I replace it, can I actually remove the Radeon 4200 and replace it directly to same motherboard's slot space to save PCI Expansion slot space, or must I use the PCI Express 16x Expansion slot?   If so, is the procedure for direct replacement documented anywhere?

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I am trying to replace an AMD Radeon HD 6670 Video Card (8F60V) in a Dell XPS 8300 with an Intel Core i7 processor (WXGXH).
The current video card functions properly, but the fan is always on and very loud.
I purchased a Dell AMD Radeon HD 6670 Video Card (A5182103) as it appears to be a drop in replacement and has an updated fan.
I have tried installing the new video card with and without the device drivers installed, but I get no video on boot up.
Is there some other step or incompatibility that I am overlooking?  Is the A5182103 a drop in replacement for the 8F60V?

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right now i have a 9500gt and a 1080p monitor. im thinking of getting this Buy the XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR5 PCIe, DVI & HDM Bundle at TigerDirect.ca

im looking for something around 100$

my question is how much better is the hd5670 vs the 9500gt and is there something better i could get for the same price. my psu is 450 watts btw

A:Need advice on video card upgrade nvidia 9500gt vs radeon hd 5670

Answering your last question first then the answer is a resounding yes! For $100 you can get a much better card but it will all depend on what power supply you have in your case. Make, model, watts and more importantly how many amps are on the 12v rail.

If you don't know then can you get the make and model from the side of the psu. To do that just take side of computer and look for something that resembles the pic below. Its the white label like the one shown.

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Hi Yall,
So I have successfully (I think) installed my new Radeon R7 250 "low profile" graphics card on my Dell Optiplex 9020.  I plugged it in the motherboard, started up the computer then went to Device Manager to update the drivers--which I did.  Side note: Ever since plugging the graphics card into the motherboard, some tasks like starting programs or starting windows take 2-10X as long as they used to.  Anyhow, it then asked for a restart, which I did.  The computer still took extra long to start any program, and when I plugged the monitor into the graphics card all I got was a black screen. 
Take two:  I then read that I should have uninstalled my current graphics driver (Intel integrated HD graphics) before I installed my new graphics card, but failing this, I could uninstall my old graphics card and change the default graphics card in the bios.  I uninstalled the old card and went to the bios, but could not change the default...can't remember exactly what it called it, graphics controller or something.  I could see that intel HD graphics was still the default (this is after uninstalling intel HD graphics and then restarting) but could find no way to change this.  Supposedly dell will make the switcheroo on its own...but it doesn't seem to have. 
Take three:  Next I physically removed the graphics card, restarted the computer, then physically inserted the graphics card again, then started the comp... Read more

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I have a Dell OptiPlex 170L desktop, and I was given a PCI video card (Nvidia Geforce FX5500) and I'm having an issue with it: It won't give any signal if I try using it! To make this weirder, I set it to "Auto" in the BIOS and rebooted, and neither the PCI or integrated cards will work in that mode until I physically unplug the card from the PCI slot. I set it back to the default setting where it only uses the integrated card, and I plugged the PCI card back in, booted into Windows, and it actually shows it in the device manager, so it's not the card. I also know it's not the card since I tried it in a different tower and it worked fine there. Any suggestions?

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I have an old Dell XPS 630 and would like to upgrade the video card because its not compatible with a game I play. The current video card is an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT.The requirement by the game is that it be compatible with DirectX 11. Can you advise me about which card to buy for this computer? Thank you so much!

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Hello I'm trying to install a new radeon vid card from Dell, following the instructions with the card I unistalled ( which doesn't make much sense since I can still use the onboard display) the old graphics card. Installed the new card, plugged in power plugged in one of the monitors and got nothing when booting into windows. I take the card out and I can still use the computer as if nothing has happened. Am I missing an uninstall, install step here or what? I'm no longer sure how to even boot windows 10 into safe mode. But not that would matter if I get no signal/display from the new card. Should I install the drivers from the accompaning CD from visiontek to get it work properly?

A:installing a new (purchased from dell) radeon 6350 video card to support running two monitors.

what kind of computer?
did you connect the monitors to the graphics card?

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Hello Tech guys-I have a dell inspiron 530-2.2 ghz 450 celeron-2 gb ram. It appearantly has integrated video but i would like to upgrade to say 512mb video card.Here is link to specs( http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/appendix.htm#wp1123070 ) that i cant understand-lol. I also read somewhere it needs compatible power?Could you please suggest a video upgrade if one is even possible.Thank you very much.

A:Dell inspiron 530 video card upgrade

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I have Dell xps 8300 Intel core i7-2600 CPU 3.40 GHz graphic card AMD Radeon 6670.I would like to upgrade my PSU as well as graphic card.I would like to know my high end video card. I am thinking about gtx 970.Does it work with my pc

A:Dell XPS 8300 video card upgrade

Might not. There seem to be compatability issues with Nvidia.
Perhaps a Radeon 7950 and corsair CS850M would be in order.

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