Will this graphics card fit and work in my slim computer?

March 5, 2012 at 20:47:44
Specs: Windows 7
I was wondering if this graphics card would fit into my slim computer.. here's the card

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=88888...

and my computer is a HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1020 Desktop PC and my computer specifications are

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
CPU TYPE:
PentiumĀ® Dual-Core CPU E6800 @ 3.33GHz
CPU SPEED:
3.35 GHz
SYSTEM MEMORY:
3.97 GB
VIDEO CARD MODEL:
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset
VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
1.66 GB
VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
igdumdx32.dll
DESKTOP RESOLUTION:
1366x768
HARD DISK SIZE:
919.48 GB
HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
846.75 GB (92%)
DOWNLOAD SPEED:
1.84 MB/s (15.4 mbps)

any advice would be great
thanks :)


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#1
March 6, 2012 at 05:41:58
First of all, your slimline case requires that any add in cards be of the low profile type. The card you ask about doesn't appear to be low profile. That card requires a 450W minimum power supply and needs a 6 pin PCIe power connector.

The specs from HP for your computer don't state anything about your power supply. Open the case and see if you have a 6 pin PCIe power connector. The link below shows what that connector looks like. Any powerful card will require at least one 6 pin connector. Some require more. That means a better power supply than you may currently have.

Shop for low profile cards. Some are shipped with both low profile and standard brackets.

http://www.google.com/search?q=PCIe...

The 450W spec is just a guide. You need a name brand power supply. That card draws 108W at full power which pulls 9A from the +12V rail.

Post back before buying anything.


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#2
March 6, 2012 at 08:45:20
I agree. You'll need a low profile card & quite possibly a better power supply. Have a look at this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

And you might wanna have a look at newegg.ca

http://www.newegg.ca/


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#3
March 6, 2012 at 12:19:12
Hey, thanks for replying. I looked up a low profile version of what i posted before and found this

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/...

It says low profile and even says that it should fit in most slim cases. I'm not sure if i would need a new power supply for this card (i hope not). I don't know anything about graphics cards or computer parts so thanks for helping me with this.


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#4
March 6, 2012 at 13:13:33
I told you what to check inside the case. If your power supply has at least ONE of the 6 pin PCIe power connectors then it theoretically should work.

While you are inside the case you can look at the PCIe 16 slot. It is the top most slot on the motherboard. What the statement that the card should fit in most means is that some motherboards may have something in the way of the far end of the card. For instance the memory modules may interfere.

If you read the details for the card you should be able to find a measurement for the length.

Measure from the back of the case (where the card stick out the back) and see if that measurement clears everything.


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