Question GPU upgrade recommendations - older desktop

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Currently have Intel Board DG33FB (CPU Q9550) 4GB memory with planned upgrade to Bd max of 8gb PC2 6400 that will hopefully dual channel. Board has a PCIe 2.0 x16 Slot
Current GPU is a Radeon HD 5750 1Gb, a PCIe 2.0 x16 card.
Looking at two options, both shorty versions as the current card is so long it butts against a hard drive and is an airflow blocker.
RX560 4Gb or GTX 1050TI 4Gb. Both of there are PCIe 3.0 though my Board is PCIe 2.0
I run dual boot W10 and XP-for the old racing games i play. Not interested in most modern games.
Please point out any problems in my choices as well/ Advice to get a total upgrade of everything is not what i am looking for.
 
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adam19255

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I think your board won't support this GPUs, older MOBOs don't have the instructions needed to run new GPUs, you will need to but a new platform altogether in my opinion, but if you want to try then I recommend you go with an RX570 instead of those options, it 50% more powerful than a 1050Ti and costs less like this one: https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-Graphics-Black-RX-570P427D6/dp/B06ZXY43VC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=rx+570&qid=1585567492&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=xm3a06-20&linkId=99203c59ed80321ac146122563d03c2a&language=en_US

You need to have at least a 350-400W PSU with good Voltages to run this cards with no problems
 
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Length is an issue that is why i want a shorty GPU. In addition, neither of the choices i made require an external power plug, all power is via the PCIe slot. My PS was upgraded sometime ago(i think 500W) to make sure i had the power needed to add a few things as well as GPU that require external power.
Remember, i am only looking to play games that pretty much came out before PCIe was in use so a lot of power would be wasted...
 
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I think your board won't support this GPUs, older MOBOs don't have the instructions needed to run new GPUs, you will need to but a new platform altogether in my opinion, but if you want to try then I recommend you go with an RX570 instead of those options, it 50% more powerful than a 1050Ti and costs less like this one:

You need to have at least a 350-400W PSU with good Voltages to run this cards with no problems
FYI- i need a shorty GPU prefer one that wont need the extra power cable- my HD5750 was just about right up against a hard drive/back to back. A shorty with a power cord would work wit the extra space though.
I also have learned that intel has discontinued support so i cant even download any of the updated BIOS from the past couple years. I can understand not developing anything new, but they are gone despite some avaialability(found a few new DG33 bds). So, given that what is my next best bet? 1151 or move to AMD? What do you recommend?
 

AJNameS

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I'd go for 1151 (newer chipset) if wondering between both sockets (brands).
1050 ti is a pretty good idea; if not too big for the mobo/case, why not. 1650 is even stronger and has xtra small variations with no PSU-cabels needed (ye, more dollars needed there). Cheap small non-pretentious 1030s and 750 ti also appear from time to time, but I dunno ur pocket and performance needs.
3.0 cards works on 2.0 slot, this would not be a problem., I have a 1050 on a similar mobo (dq45cb).
for OS, win 10 usually feels better on sockets 1150 & 1151 & amd-equivalents, while socket 775 feels better with 7 & xp, but do as u wish.
For the bios update...well, it is highly unlikely there to be a problem. I can not guarantee 1000% if not having the latest, but I don't have the latest for mine either. (123 in latest 133, also un-findable).
A good seller would let u return video card if incompatible (I give possible failure a 0.05% chance).
 
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I'd go for 1151 (newer chipset) if wondering between both sockets (brands).
1050 ti is a pretty good idea; if not too big for the mobo/case, why not. 1650 is even stronger and has xtra small variations with no PSU-cabels needed (ye, more dollars needed there). Cheap small non-pretentious 1030s and 750 ti also appear from time to time, but I dunno ur pocket and performance needs.
3.0 cards works on 2.0 slot, this would not be a problem., I have a 1050 on a similar mobo (dq45cb).
for OS, win 10 usually feels better on sockets 1150 & 1151 & amd-equivalents, while socket 775 feels better with 7 & xp, but do as u wish.
For the bios update...well, it is highly unlikely there to be a problem. I can not guarantee 1000% if not having the latest, but I don't have the latest for mine either. (123 in latest 133, also un-findable).
A good seller would let u return video card if incompatible (I give possible failure a 0.05% chance).
I think there was a bios update that allowed the MB to use the quad core CPUs but im not sure.If i get a board with original bios...i dunno.
 

AJNameS

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I think there was a bios update that allowed the MB to use the quad core CPUs but im not sure.If i get a board with original bios...i dunno.
I think I would just go for the 1050 ti with its latest drivers and just go on.
As I am tryng to say, it is extremely unlikely it to have issues with accepting the gpu.
I just did not care when taking my 1050.
 
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