an optiplex 745 SMALL FORM FACTOR is looking for video card


As the title say, it is a small form factor form with a DC Power Supply - Wattage : 275w

Knowing I won't change the power supply, i must find a compatible card.. (low profile)
I was looking for the MSI GT 710 but it look to require a 300w power supply...

Help! :)
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  1. If this is what the inside of your PC looks like, the gxf card needs to be low-profile and true single-slot (due to the location of the PCIe x16 slot).
    The GT 710 is fine if it meets those requirements, but if this is for gaming, don't waste your money.

    One of these GT 1030 cards would be a much much faster card for gaming at reduced settings.
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  2. Thanks for your time Clutchc,

    This is indeed the same motherboard, it need to be Low Profile and single-slot like you said.
    Question : Using the gt 710 requiring 300w with a 275w power supply isn't a problem?

    some infos about the computer:
    intel core 4300 @1.80ghz
    windows 7 32 bits
    4go ram

    Also, it is for retro gaming, the 710 should be good enough for me (and my wallet)
    Reply to valf05
  3. Not a problem. The GT 710 is only a 30W card. So is the GT 1030. But at least with the GT 1030, you'll be able to game. The GT 710 isn't a whole lot better than the integrated graphics.
    Reply to clutchc
  4. I agree with the GT 1030. It is the best GPU you can get with that because that motherboard's PCIe x16 slot is power limited to <50w.
    Reply to Rexper
  5. Ok, I'll give another thought about the graphic card so.
    About the cpu, upgrading the 4300 to a E8400 will make good difference too?
    There is the Q8300, which is looking good too, but 95w

    Hum, What can I expect with one of these new cpu + the GT1030 + 4 go ram
    or just with the new cpu + integrated graphic card

    Reply to valf05
  6. Go to the Dell support website for your PC. Key in your Service Tag. You will be able to find what upgrades are recognized for that PC and if any newer BIOS is required.
    Reply to clutchc
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