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Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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I have a Dell studio Slim ( Sevice tag <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>) with a  ATi radeon Hd 3450 - 256 Mo. as video card.....

This poor card doesn't work well anymore, so, I want to replace it for this one (ASUS Radeon HD 6450 650MHZ 2GB 1.2GHZ DDR3 CrossFireX DVI HDMI D-Sub HDCP PCI-E DX11) , my question is: is this card compatible with my  system. I still have a windows vista as operating system.

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Re: Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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If this is the card you are talking about, then it will be fine as long as it comes with a low profile bracket.  If not, you can probably take the bracket off your HD 3450 and put it on this card.  Most low profile cards come with a full size bracket attached and you must remove it and put on the low profile bracket for it to fit in the slim cases.    

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As long as it is a low profile card, the Asus HD 6450 will work fine.  Just make sure you uninstall the driver for the HD 3450 first before removing it and then install the new card and its driver.  

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Re: Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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Hi pemio,

Dell Studio 540s is a slim tower you can only upgrade to half height video cards. The above card is not compatible. Also, Studio 540s has 250 watt PSU. You will have to keep this into consideration while upgrading the Video card.

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If this is the card you are talking about, then it will be fine as long as it comes with a low profile bracket.  If not, you can probably take the bracket off your HD 3450 and put it on this card.  Most low profile cards come with a full size bracket attached and you must remove it and put on the low profile bracket for it to fit in the slim cases.    

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Re: Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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This poor card doesn't work well anymore, so, I want to replace it for this one (ASUS Radeon HD 6450 650MHZ 2GB 1.2GHZ DDR3 CrossFireX DVI HDMI D-Sub HDCP PCI-E DX11) , my question is: is this card compatible with my  system. I still have a windows vista as operating system.

I think it will, but this one will fit for sure.

I haven't heard of a full-height 6450.

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Re: Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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Are you saying that this video card is not compatible because the bracket is to big?

I already change my PSU last year, for a MIOS switching power supply. Model No. KY-500ATX  P4

AC Input : 115/230V, 10A/5A, 50/60Hz

AC Output: 545W (Peak Power)

Thanks

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Re: Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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Thank you.

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No.  Most low profile video cards come with low profile brackets but the full size bracket is attached to the card.  You have to change the brackets on these cards for them to fit in your case.  It has nothing to do with your power supply.  The HD 6450 works fine on a 250 watt power supply.  I'm not sure how you put in an ATX power supply because they don't fit in slim cases. You just need to make sure the card you get has low profile brackets if indeed you have a Dell slim case.    

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Re: Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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Do you have a Studio 540 or a 540S?


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Re: Video Card for a Dell studio Slim ( low profile video card)

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Ok thanhk you.

I have been  waiting for  more than 3 months for a PSU from Dell...., at the end I will  finally buy this one, and I left it outside de case.