Clueless S.O.S call for tech help

Status
Not open for further replies.
Solution
A) Yes, that graphics card is compatible with your system/motherboard (you'll need to use the included low-profile bracket).
B) Even your weak power supply is required to provide a minimum amount of power to the PCI-E bus (which is what your graphics card plugs into on the motherboard). PCI-E standards state you should get 75 watts of power from the PCI-Ex16 slot for a graphics card. Any card that requires more will have an external power connect. Some motherboard manufacturers buck the PCI-E standards and hard wire the PCI-E slot to only 25-35 watts. Even so, the Radeon HD5450 only requires between 15 and 25 watts of power. It should work without issue.

-Wolf sends

popimpexpress

Honorable
Jan 26, 2013
38
0
10,540


I don't do any gaming but I watch a lot of movies and would like a better picture without the pixelated picture. Here's everything I can think of to provide and my spending limit is fairly low so without sounding too poor would you mind just helping me out with the lowest to mid level upgrade options? Again I thank you for your prompt response time.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1114 Desktop PC/ United States NTSC/ Monitor:1360x768 LCD 60hz
Processor: G620/Operating speed:2.6 GHz 2 Cores Socket: LGA1155
Slimline bay 3.33 cm (5.25 inch)8.89 cm (3.5 inch)/
Power supply: 200mm x 85mm x 53mm (7.9"x3.3"x2.1")
220W Nominal input voltage range:
100-127V/6A (50-60Hz)
200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
 

popimpexpress

Honorable
Jan 26, 2013
38
0
10,540
Hi everyone,
Can someone please help a guy that doesn't know much if any tech talk on what kind of graphics upgrade can I get for replacing a DX10.1 on a Carmel2 IPISB-CU motherboard?

I don't do any gaming but I watch a lot of movies and would like a better picture without the pixelated picture. Here's everything I can think of to provide and my spending limit is fairly low so without sounding too poor would you mind just helping me out with the lowest to mid level upgrade options? Again I thank you for your prompt response time.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1114 Desktop PC/ United States NTSC/ Monitor:1360x768 LCD 60hz
Processor: G620/Operating speed:2.6 GHz 2 Cores Socket: LGA1155
Slimline bay 3.33 cm (5.25 inch)8.89 cm (3.5 inch)/
Power supply: 200mm x 85mm x 53mm (7.9"x3.3"x2.1" )
220W Nominal input voltage range:
100-127V/6A (50-60Hz)
200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
 
As you have a slimline case you would need a low-profile card. This is an example of a decent card for video play back, although need to make sure you dont need the top video connector as it would have to be disconnected to install it in your case

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102933

However I think the Intel graphics on the G620 should be able to handle video without any problem at 1360x768... It does have some hardware features disabled but most people wouldn't use them. Maybe there's another problem. Software or drivers.

how are you watching your movies? DVD? Blu-Ray? Netflix or online?

If its Netflix for example they have several quality settings you can select to save data or that they adjust based on you're internet speed.
 

Kari

Splendid
well the good thing is your mobo has a pci-e x16 slot, the bad thing is the power supply is only 220W.
You could get something like HD6450 (GDDR5) if you can find one cheaply somewhere, they are previous gen cards and might be had for a bargain, should do nicely as a htpc card:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4263/amds-radeon-hd-6450-uvd3-meets-htpc/3

edit looked at newegg and they dont have gddr5 versions available anymore, only (G)DDR3 models and those dont have enough memory bandwidht with 64bit buswidth). The next step up would be HD6570 (128bit DDR3) for $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102994
it says it needs 400W psu but the card itself uses like 50W max and less watching blurays...

edit or gt640 would be brilliant as well, current gen card and a bit more expensive. and newegg dont have any... :/
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5969/zotac-geforce-gt-640-review-
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_640/26.html
 

popimpexpress

Honorable
Jan 26, 2013
38
0
10,540
Ok first I wanna thank everyone who has contributed in any way. Thank you. Now I will disclose what I've been looking at and where I am stuck. I was thinking maybe this card

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-I/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100292DDR3L

But now I'm not sure if A) It's compatible and B) where, what, how to even find out what specs I'm looking for in regards to power supply. Anybody?
 

popimpexpress

Honorable
Jan 26, 2013
38
0
10,540
Can someone please help a guy that doesn't know much if any tech talk on what kind of graphics upgrade can I get for replacing a DX10.1 on a Carmel2 IPISB-CU motherboard?

I don't do any gaming but I watch a lot of movies and would like a better picture without the pixelated picture. Here's everything I can think of to provide and my spending limit is fairly low so without sounding too poor would you mind just helping me out with the lowest to mid level upgrade options? Again I thank you for your prompt response time.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1114 Desktop PC/ United States NTSC/ Monitor:1360x768 LCD 60hz
Processor: G620/Operating speed:2.6 GHz 2 Cores Socket: LGA1155
Slimline bay 3.33 cm (5.25 inch)8.89 cm (3.5 inch)/
Power supply: 200mm x 85mm x 53mm (7.9"x3.3"x2.1" )
220W Nominal input voltage range:
100-127V/6A (50-60Hz)
200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)


Ok first I wanna thank everyone who has contributed in any way. Thank you. Now I will disclose what I've been looking at and where I am stuck. I was thinking maybe this card

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-I/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100292DDR3L

But now I'm not sure if A) It's compatible and B) where, what, how to even find out what specs I'm looking for in regards to power supply. Anybody?
 

Wolfshadw

Titan
Moderator
A) Yes, that graphics card is compatible with your system/motherboard (you'll need to use the included low-profile bracket).
B) Even your weak power supply is required to provide a minimum amount of power to the PCI-E bus (which is what your graphics card plugs into on the motherboard). PCI-E standards state you should get 75 watts of power from the PCI-Ex16 slot for a graphics card. Any card that requires more will have an external power connect. Some motherboard manufacturers buck the PCI-E standards and hard wire the PCI-E slot to only 25-35 watts. Even so, the Radeon HD5450 only requires between 15 and 25 watts of power. It should work without issue.

-Wolf sends
 
Solution

popimpexpress

Honorable
Jan 26, 2013
38
0
10,540



Wow I really do appreciate your input Wolf. Now if I could just trouble you for a little information on how I'm supposed to go about retrieving that power? Or are you saying that even though the specs I read that say it requires a minimum of 400 watt power supply I'm ok without purchasing a power supply upgrade?
 

popimpexpress

Honorable
Jan 26, 2013
38
0
10,540







So I don't need to upgrade power supply?
Awesome sweet thanks you've been a hell of an asset to me today

 

JeauxBleaux

Honorable
Dec 27, 2012
213
0
10,710
BTW, pixelated videos are not generally due to low end graphics cards. Virtually any on-board or low end modern graphics card will display HD video without issues and when they do have issues, it isn't pixelation but rather, stuttering.

Pixelation is almost always due to poor/excessive compression applied at the creation of the content.

Your motherboard has an Intel H61 chipset -> "High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) delivers uncompressed HD video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in a single cable, supporting all HD formats including 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Dual independent display expands the viewable workspace to two monitors."

It is capable of doing what you want without resorting to an external PCIe GPU.

What is the source of your content? Online, DVD, BluRay, stored videos on your harddrive? I believe your monitor (@ 1366x768) upgrade will be the key to getting you where you want to be. Your monitor does not support 1080i/p graphics and will make the pictures look terrible.
 

popimpexpress

Honorable
Jan 26, 2013
38
0
10,540





Thanks Mr Jo Blo,
I actually knew it wasn't the right term for it but it was the closest I could think of for the current subject. Now I know... Thanks
 
Status
Not open for further replies.