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08-11-2010 01:04 PM
You may have to reset the cmos.If you want you can buy a new pc case and just migrate everything into it so you can fit any video card in it which is what i did.Here's a quick pic of my compaq cq5320 parts in my cooler master elite 310 case.
I a;lso upgraded the gfx to an zotac eco geforce 9800gt from using the integrated 6150se.
08-16-2010 08:15 PM
I have the s3505f with dual core 2.6ghz and I'm considering a video card upgrade.
My only objective is to run Starcraft 2 on it, this is the only PC game I will be playing. I'vre tried it tonight with my original slimline hardware, and I got a wonderful 7 fps. The video card is not enough performing I guess ( Geforce7100 with 128 mb of memory) . I still have plenty of virtual memory when the game is running ( about 1 gig left) The Radeon 5450 seems the best bet for my slimline, so I'm wondering if it will be sufficient to run Starcraft 2 with low quality settings. I'm also wondering if the card is compatible with the s3505f power supply. I could determine if it has the same power supply than the s3220n
For the ATI Radeon, Would the 1Gb version make a big difference over the 512mb?
Starcraft 2 minimum requirements :
08-16-2010 08:28 PM
This slimline does have a 220 watt power supply and some decent video cards. A word of caution on this slimline. I don't know if a bigger PSU is installed with the bigger video cards listed. HP has been known to "detune" video cards using different specifications that will cause the video card to consume less power.
08-17-2010 01:17 AM - edited 08-17-2010 01:18 AM
ati 5450 uses 10-15 watts so I think the stock psu will be enough. coz there are people who installed 4550 on 160w stock and there is no problem. 5450 consumes lesser power than 4550.
2.6ghz dual core 2 and 5450 will be more than enough to play starcraft 2 in low setting.
my pc is 2.0ghz and 7300LE, I can play sc2 well. Just a little lag when moving the screen. I think my processor is the problem. 7300LE on low setting is good already.
if you want to buy ati product line 5xxx. like 5450, you have to make sure your motherboard is pci 2.0 or 2.1 or else it will not be compatible.
09-09-2010 04:19 AM
SAME PROBLEM HEREEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have HP Slimline s5390d.
220w power supply.
INTEL GMA HD IS NOT ENOUGH FOR ME!
Can anybody give me the best low profile video card for my pc without upgrading my power supply?
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
09-12-2010 04:01 AM - edited 09-12-2010 04:06 AM
Carlsonbl: Strange, the HD 5450 should work fine in place of that other video card. Was the Windows driver updated to reflect that you had a different video card in there?
09-09-2011 07:05 PM
No, I couldn't get it to work. The machine never posted so it was hard to troubleshoot. I tried all the relevant settings in the BIOS (PCI-E settings), and even tried different types of 5450 cards, but nothing worked. I ended up buying an identical stock card (Geforce 8500GT) on eBay and the machine has been working great ever since.
03-10-2012 05:43 AM
On the gigabyte website (which I reached by pasting 'GIGABYTE GV-R545OC-512I Radeon HD 5450' into Google), I found the miniumum power supple requirement to be 400w.
So how can that work with only 160w? Does it just cope well with being severely under-powered/under-clocked, whatever the phrase is?