Will Radeon HD 5450 work in PCI-e 1x16 graphics slot?

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onlytanmoy

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[SOLVED] Will Radeon HD 5450 work in PCI-e 1x16 graphics slot?

Dear All,

Need a quick suggestion before i seal the deal.

I intend to buy the Radeon HD 5450. It has PCI-e 2.1 x16 bus interface.

My motherboard model is Foxconn WinFast NF4K8MC. It has PCI-e 1 x16 graphics slot.

My query is- will the graphics card work with this motherboard or not?

Thanks in advance,
Troy.
 
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Tech_Wiz

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PCI-E 2.x card fit in 1.x without any issue. Its backward compatible. You card is low end so bandwidth also wont be any problem at all.
 

topgear

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the mobo you have ie Foxconn WinFast NF4K8MC is based on nVidia nForce4 chipset and has a PCI-Express x16 slot - now some users with old nforce chip based mobos have faced compatibility issue with pci-e 2.1 gfx cards which can be easily fixed with a bios update - so update your mobos bios to the latest version.
 
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onlytanmoy

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thanks for your suggestion mate...even i goggled up and saw many ppl reporting problems..as for bios update for my mobo..i found nothing on their site :( may be i will go for a PCI-e 2 x16 card like Geforce GT 210.
 

Cilus

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^^ Please find the link below for the BIOS of your motherboard:-

Foxconn NF4K8MC-EKRS BIOS

Official download link

BTW, what is your budget for the Graphics card? Let us know so that we can suggest better alternatives. HD 5450 or GT 210 is basically HTPC Graphics cards, used maily for decoding High definination contents like Bluray. They offer very very less gaming support.
 
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onlytanmoy

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wow..many thanks for the BIOS links Cilus.

Budget for the card is not much..its only 2500 INR (may be i can stretch it to 2800)..u think i will get any good deal other than GT 210? Plz suggest now. I will make the purchase today evening.
 

Cilus

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Then get MSI/Zotac/Palit GT 520 1 GB GDDR3. It is available within 2.5K to 3K range.
 
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onlytanmoy

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@Cilus>> ok..many thanks for ur suggestion bro.
one query- my PSU is 300 Watt and the card has a Minimum Recommended System Power (W) of 300 W. is it ok to use the card??
 
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Cilus

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^^ It may support your Gfx card. But my suggestion is to spend another 500 bucks to get a 500W PSU from Zebronics (not the platinum one, standard), Foxin or Frontech to be on the safer side.
 
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onlytanmoy

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thanks Cilus...i see you are also from kolkata..plz suggest me in which shop of chadni chowk i can get the 500W Standard Zebronics PSU within 500 bucks.
 

topgear

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@ onlytanmoy - I think Grabit has place for top PSU mounting so the PSUs recommended in here should fit without any issue inside of that cabby ;-)
 
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onlytanmoy

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@topgear>> u r correct mate..thanks a lot..anyways i got my card yesterday :) it's working fine with the existing 300 W PSU..will see later if i need the 500W PSU or not.

thanks to all who responded here..Happy Diwali to all you dear friends..Cheers !!!
 

topgear

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^^ congrats and nice to know that the gfx card is working with the 300W PSU ;-)

BTW, how much you paid for the gfx card and what's the brand ??
 
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