Cons of low profile?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by deethebee, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. deethebee
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    deethebee GBAtemp Regular

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    oregonazm!
    Are there any cons to having a low profile graphics card rather then a regular one?

    4650 for my uncle if u wanted to know [​IMG]
     
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    Depends on what he uses it for.
     
  3. Joe88

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    well if you dont need a low profile card then stick with a normal sized one as they can cool better
    but if you do then go for it
     
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    He wants to know if you can overclock it as well as you could on a standard card and like temp differences hes going to be gaming
     
  5. Originality

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    Better cooling = lower temperatures = higher overclocking potential. Not all graphics cards can be overclocked (some are locked) but generally if you do try overclocking a graphics card, you'll want a good cooler and possibly replace the thermal paste too.

    It can also be asked why exactly you want to overclock a graphics card - you won't be able to squeeze much extra performance out of it (especially on a generation-old mid-ranged graphics card like the HD 4650) and will only shorten its lifespan (not to mention risk system instability) with the increased temperatures overclocking produces.
     
  6. tk_saturn

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    There really is no point in getting a HD4650 if you for something to overclock etc. The reason why it's a low profile card is because its not that fast, hence less components and less cooling required.

    As for low profile vs standard height, not much difference unless of course you have a low profile case.