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Need help upgrading Dell Optiplex 755

Hello, Recently I purchased a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF to do some gaming on (Not my best choice but i'm on a VERY tight budget right now) I specifically want to play Star Wars: The Old Republic on my Optiplex 755 and maybe a few other games I believe I am up to par with everything except my video card to play this game (I'll post my current DxDiag below and the Star Wars The Old Republic system requirements below just for comparison in case I missed something) basically I guess I have two questions.

1. What is a Video Card that can work in my Optiplex 755 SFF to play Star Wars The Old Republic WITHOUT me upgrading my power supply? I don't mind playing on low settings but if there is a cheap card that can help me play it higher settings i'm all for it lol also would any of these allow me to play Star Wars?

[View:www.ebay.com/.../261460570214]

[View:www.ebay.com/.../251674746850]

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-ATI-Radeon-X2400-XT-PRO-256MB-PCI-Express-Low-Profile-Videocard-CP309-/...

if those can't work could I please have some suggestions on what video cards can?

 

 

2.From my Dxdiag below and the system requirements for Star Wars is there anything else I will need to upgrade?


Dxdiag-  Operating System: Windows Vista™ Business (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.130707-1535)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
       System Model: OptiPlex 755                
               BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A11
          Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4600  @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
             Memory: 3316MB RAM
          Page File: 1225MB used, 5617MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

 

 

Star Wars The Old Republic Requirements-
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better
Operating System: Windows XP or later
RAM:Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.
Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better.
Examples include: ATI X1800 or better nVidia 7800 or better Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better
 
Thank you everyone in advance for your replies 🙂
 
 
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8 Xenon

RE: Need help upgrading Dell Optiplex 755

Ancient cards are directx9 or directx 10 shader 2 cards.

One of the few cards that fits is ASUS EAH 6450.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121439

 


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RE: Need help upgrading Dell Optiplex 755

hey speedstep,

what about this low profile hd 6570 ???  http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATI-RADEON-HD6570-1GB-HDMI-VGA-HALF-HEIGHT-LOW-PROFILE-VIDEO-CARD-109-C24157...

would this work? size and power wise?  it has a very small footprint but would the power supply run it? only reason i ask is with that system the game play on a HD 6450 is going to be terrible

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4 Germanium

RE: Need help upgrading Dell Optiplex 755

The HD 6570 should be fine with your 275 watt power supply.  I use the HD 6570 on a Dell 220 watt unit and it works fine.  The problem with the SFF cases and gaming though is that everything gets hot and parts can fail prematurely because of heat build up.  I don't recommend these cases along with extensive gaming, but there's really not much you can do.  There's not much breathing room for the video card at the bottom of the case.  On the SFF Inspiron 660 that I have, they put the video card location at the top of the case and there's vent holes in the case right above it which is an improvement.                                       

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8 Xenon

RE: Need help upgrading Dell Optiplex 755

That specific card should be fine.


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