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Dell Optiplex GX520 SFF GPU Compatibilty


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#1 Guest_WesoLabeshnai_*

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

Hi everyone!
I have an old Dell Optiplex GX520 SFF and i'm planning to use it as a media centre pc as its just lying around in my room. Unfortunatly the computer is only using intergrated graphics and it's not powerful enough for running at a 1280x800 resoloution through VGA so i'm looking for a new Graphics Card for it.

Specs:
Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
1GB Ram
40GB Hard Drive
Windows XP

I live in the UK by the way, don't tell me to buy a new computer as i don't watch films that often. And they are usually only in 720p max. 

Any suggestions? Thanks

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

None of those will work as the motherboard does not have a PCI-E slot, only a PCI slot. The best graphics card that i could find, is the Zotac GT610 which should work in your system.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

Dell OptiPlex GX520 Quick Reference Guide

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:07 AM

In the service manual, there is a motherboard layout on page 161 where the only slot that is on the motherboard is a PCI.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

As killerx525 correctly pointed out, there is no PCI-E slot on that motherboard, just a PCI.  Finding a PCI videocard, narrow/short form factor, with no cooling solution in order to fit amongst all of the plastic shrouds and baffling in that little case, that won't overtax a mediocre power supply, is a tall, if not near impossible order.

 

Here is a list.  No guarantee that they will clear the internals of the present case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709+600007853+600001667&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=48&description=&hisInDesc=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:18 AM

Ooops, sorry. See it now. Didn't dig deep enough. PCI only. Also see where you can buy the whole computer (used) for less than all of those video cards. :)



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:51 AM

I know this will sound stupid,but what if I would use a RISER,and put the hard drive outside the PC case to make some space inside for the GPU.I would use the hard drive on the PC with a adapter and a power supply.Of course I would have to consider that I have to find a GPU that can run on a 220W power supply and that would fit inside the case.What do you guys think?


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:35 AM

I know this will sound stupid,but what if I would use a RISER,and put the hard drive outside the PC case to make some space inside for the GPU.I would use the hard drive on the PC with a adapter and a power supply.Of course I would have to consider that I have to find a GPU that can run on a 220W power supply and that would fit inside the case.What do you guys think?

 

Hmm... NO!

 

You're using a very old Pentium 4 computer with casing and other components that are easily over 10 years old. 

 

Riser? No!

 

Please donate that computer to a museum.

It's a great educational tool for our today's children to see how the old computer technology worked.






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