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Graphic card measurments & motherboards


adambucky

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Hi I am buying a new pc and want to buy another graphics card to replace the one that comes with the machine. Shopping around i have noticed that the sizes (measurments in mm/cm)of the cards appear to vary - how can i know what size to get?

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adambucky

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Apologies question about motherboard (in title of thread) is a seperate post

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Terry Brown

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If you are buying a DELL computer, they use a special size- only made by Dell.

If it is a Desktop,Upright, there should be no problems height wise, however some of the more powerful cards require 2 spaces (slots) and a seperate power supply.

I assume it is a machine with SATA drives and a PCI-e card (16)slot, if it takes a PCI card (generally larger and longer)and/or IDE drives you may have a problem getting one as they are now obsolete.

Terry

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KRONOS the First

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It would help to know what PC you intend to buy, or at least what make and model of case your PC will come in as this can have a bearing on the size of graphics card you can install. Some are quite long so some cases have not got the space the width to handle the longer cards.

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