Topic Title: AMD Radeontm HD 7950 or higher that doesn't take up 2 spaces on mobo?
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 03/25/2014 02:54 PM
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laserbeak43
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Hello,

I'm looking for an AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher that doesn't take up 2 spaces on my motherboard.

I'm using an HP dc7800 and i don't have the space to fit a dual-spaced card. it seems all cards are dual-spaced these days. if i didn't use this PCIe x16 slot, my next option would be to use 2 1x slots, but i'm pretty sure that this mobo doesn't support any dual-card setups.

 03/25/2014 05:00 PM
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Hi that is a mini pc so even if you could fit a 7950 into it it would not cool very well. Also the specs list max power usage on that pc as 250 watt when it was new. So if it has a 350 or 250 watt power supply you need to change that also. The PC is to small for a performance video card. which is what a 7950 is

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 03/25/2014 05:42 PM
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Most powerful single slot card I saw is the PowerColor 250X, but single slot 260X cards may show up in the future. Even if you get the 250X you need to upgrade your power supply to at least a 450w. As Hammey said, your case is to small and has to poor of an airflow profile to allow a high end graphics card.

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 03/25/2014 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by: Hammey Hi that is a mini pc so even if you could fit a 7950 into it it would not cool very well. Also the specs list max power usage on that pc as 250 watt when it was new. So if it has a 350 or 250 watt power supply you need to change that also. The PC is to small for a performance video card. which is what a 7950 is

Hi, 
I actually have the tower version which has 3 pci, 2 pci3 x1 and 1 pci2 x16 slots

http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-compaq-business-dc7800-core-2-duo-e6750-2-66ghz-2gb-ram-160gb-hdd-vista-business-series/specs/

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http://i59.tinypic.com/nv8l76.jpg

 

looks like ATX to me...



Edited: 03/25/2014 at 06:19 PM by laserbeak43
 03/25/2014 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by: laserbeak43
Originally posted by: Hammey Hi that is a mini pc so even if you could fit a 7950 into it it would not cool very well. Also the specs list max power usage on that pc as 250 watt when it was new. So if it has a 350 or 250 watt power supply you need to change that also. The PC is to small for a performance video card. which is what a 7950 is

 

Hi,  I actually have the tower version which has 3 pci, 2 pci3 x1 and 1 pci2 x16 slots

 

http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-compaq-business-dc7800-core-2-duo-e6750-2-66ghz-2gb-ram-160gb-hdd-vista-business-series/specs/

 

pic:

 

http://i59.tinypic.com/nv8l76.jpg

 

 

 

looks like ATX to me...

 

Ohhh...I see your problem - inverted motherboard layout. That's one of the consequences when buying from a big brand OEM.

Given the specifications of your system

  • Socket LGA 775, Core 2 Duo E6750 Dual-Core processor
  • 2GB of DDR2 PC-6400 800MHz RAM
  • 365W power supply
  • Computer case with poor air ventilation

...I wouldn't put anything high caliber like a HD 7950 in there. It would be a pretty major bottleneck - the rest of your system won't be able to keep up with the HD 7950.

 



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 03/25/2014 10:34 PM
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thanks for the clarification. I guess i'll put my newer pc in my office and put this one upstairs

 

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