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PSU 379349-001

by Staggering01 / July 23, 2013 4:50 AM PDT

I need to replace my PSU on my HP as it only delivers 240w and I need a minimum of 300w to run a graphics card. This unit is an unusual design and I would really appreciate knowing another model that would fit to help me out.
Any help really appreciated

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Which video card?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2013 10:55 AM PDT
In reply to: PSU 379349-001

The usual one is the ATI 5450 1GB and it's fine in those 240W units.

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PSU Hp 379349-001
by Staggering01 / July 23, 2013 4:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Which video card?

Thanks for a quick response. I was worrying that as the minimum wattage was 300w for the card, that it would crash on my 240w Psu. If you are still confident that this is ok and works I'll feel happier buying the card.
Being that the power is a unit is a unique design is shape, I can't see any alternatives to upgrade the psu to power another card if I need to now
Thanks for your advice and comments

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Sorry if I was unclear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2013 1:28 AM PDT
In reply to: PSU Hp 379349-001

The usual ATI 5450 1GB card might specify 300 Watts for the PSU but if you do your research you find this card is low wattage and draws only a little more than a desktop hard drive (that's pegged at 20W.)

So only those that get spooked by the requirements would not use the usual ATI 5450.

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by Staggering01 / July 24, 2013 5:10 AM PDT

Thanks Bob, I have ordered one and will give it a try

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Won't fit
by Staggering01 / July 30, 2013 3:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Just bought the Radom hd5450 card and it won't fit my pci express slots on the motherboard. I have an hp compaq dc5100 small form factor PC' (ag144aw).
This is not a good day and not sure what to do next
Andrew Happy

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2013 3:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Won't fit
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12145_ca/12145_ca.PDF seems to show low profile cards only in one model. But first, I look up and I never called out which slot or card type (PCI or PCIe, etc.) because and I'm guessing from memory the model was not HP at all and never revealed till this last post AND the question was about Watts so please, in the future supply more details if you need more checks.

OK. There few to rare cards for this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600007853%20600007320&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%205000%20series finds a few.

It may and appears to need a PCI Low Profile card.
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