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I need opinions on how to upgrade my very low PC


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#16 Drillingmachine

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 02:36 PM

Wait, does my build have PCIE

 

https://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/guide/mobo_pcie.jpg

 

PCIe x16 slot on that picture, your motherboard should have same. Check just to be sure. Googled your motherboard model and your build should have but ...



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Posted 25 December 2015 - 03:03 PM

OptiPlex 780 SFF has 1 off PCI-e x16 slot & 1 off PCI slot (per Dell OptiPlex 780 Technical Guidebook).


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 07:32 AM

Thank you so much everyone especially rqt i got this    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HR7E4PQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 and if its not correct I can easily return it so no harm done :)



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 07:48 AM

Unfortunately I suspect you might have a problem with this. Firstly this card appears to ship without the low profile brackets which I believe you will require to fit this to your machine. The brackets can be ordered separately so this is a soluble problem. The second is that I expect (based on OptiPlex 755 & 760 SFF experience) that the heat sink on this card may be far too large to fit in the space available - I think the hard disk mounting may prevent you from fitting it. 



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:14 AM

I have checked measurements and it looks good and arrives tomorrow I will inform on outcome



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:17 PM

You're right it didnt fit I didn't anticipate how big the heatsink would be thats my money  now wasted going to have a go with Radeon 5450



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:48 PM

I can guarantee that the Asus cards like this fit (I have an Asus HD6450 card in an SFF OptiPlex 755):-

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Radeon-Silent-Graphics-PCI-Express/dp/B004U4WYLU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1451237774&sr=8-3&keywords=hd5450

 

but unfortunately I can't be sure whether this includes the low profile end brackets you will need.

 

& I'm pretty sure the Sapphire card mentioned above will also fit. Look for a low profile card with a very compact heat sink & check with the supplier that comes with the low profile brackets - most Asus & Sapphire cards I've seen have them but some don't. Alternatively order the brackets as an extra. Also you could consider ebay - I've had used HD5450 cards complete with low profile brackets included for under £12 delivered.


Edited by rqt, 27 December 2015 - 01:03 PM.





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