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Can I replace a Radeon HD 5450 with a Radeon R7 260x?


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#1 Enteroblex

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:21 PM

I'm looking to upgrade my GPU. I have the Radeon HD 5450 right now. Someone suggested the R7 260X. But I'm not sure that it's the same form factor for my mobo.

 

Does anyone know if the R7 260x can replace the HD 5450?

 

Thanks!


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:24 PM

They are not quite the same.  The HD 5450 is a low profile single slot card, while the R7-260X is a twin slot full height card.  As long as they both use the PCIexpress interface and the system will physically accommodate a full height, twin slot card then it will be likely to fit.  Be aware that the R7-260X is a much more powerful card than the HD 5450.  It is much faster and it requires a lot more power from the power supply.  It requires a six pin PCIe power connector, and a 500w or more PSU is recommended.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:41 AM

Hi, could you please provide any information on the system you currently have?

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:37 AM

I have a Dell Studio XPS Phenom II 1035T - 8GB RAM - 2 1TB HDDs - Radeon HD 5450 GPU - Dell 0GK1K2 mobo

 

The ATI HD 5450 is single slot height with no removable plate for the slot beneath it. I suppose I could just cut out that separator between the slots to make room for the R7 260X.

 

It appears my computer isn't really all that upgradeable after all.

 

I don't know about single slot replacements. I haven't been able to find anyone else who upgraded this model machine.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

I can't say for sure but it really looks like it should take a dual slot card from the pictures I can see online.  For example below is a XPS 7100 with a dual slot Radeon card installed.

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

Wow. That's great news! That looks like my computer for sure. Okay, I'll get the R7 260X.

 

I've been troubleshooting BSODs and I've narrowed it down to the GPU or the MoBo itself.

 

That's so much for your help!






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