[P5925] Graphic card information

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[P5925] Graphic card information

Postby Derryck » Fri Mar 30, 2012 20:42

Hi folks,

I have an Esprimo P5925, which runs a nVidia 7300LE graphic card. My mainboard is D2584-A1, has a PCI-ex x 16 slot (no further description available) and is capable of handling DDRII at 667/800 MHz. I would like to know whether there are any specific requirements that a new graphic card I will buy needs to fulfill. I have bought a Radeon HD 5450 with 512Mb DDR3 memory and all I got was beeps. Shall I return the card, or do I have to change sth in BIOS?

Thanks!

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Re: [P5925] Graphic card information

Postby sabrex » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:00

Max Memory 8GB* DDR2 667/800MHz - 4 DIMM slots
you can not use DDR3 in this machine. ~*actually vid card should be ok


The graphic options for this machine were :
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 256 MB, LP (DirectX 10)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS 512MB

NVIDIA GeForce FX 7300LE 256MB (DirectX 9)
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 256MB (DirectX10)

Tested to work (compatability)

This may be because of other PSU requirements if you move up to power hungry VGA cards. (you may have a 260 or 300 W PSU)
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Re: [P5925] Graphic card information

Postby Derryck » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:06

Actually the Radeon I was trying was having the peak of consumption at 19 Watts... does not seem that much to me... it was having a passive cooler. Thanks, anyway. :)

I have found a GF8400 GS with 512MB DDRII, so that one should be fine I guess? It should work with the basic PSU that is installed...?
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Re: [P5925] Graphic card information

Postby sabrex » Mon Apr 02, 2012 15:04

This vid card 300W minimum

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=64985

Q: What are the power requirements for the GeForce 8400 GS GPU?
A: GeForce 8400 GS cards have a maximum power draw of 71 watts.

this is good power read:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-radeon-power,2122-6.html

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Re: [P5925] Graphic card information

Postby Derryck » Mon Apr 02, 2012 17:04

Well, the chart clearly states the full load of 26.sth Watts... so basically if my PSU is weak, I have to buy a new PSU first and only after that the Graphic Card, right?

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Re: [P5925] Graphic card information

Postby sabrex » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:25

you need to look at the requirements and make sure you PSU (which feeds all your componants) has enough power to feed a vga card aswell. so if they recommend 300 maybe go for 400-500 to cover things.


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