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Windows 7: How i set up my new graphic card?

12 May 2012   #1
VincentStrike

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How i set up my new graphic card?

So, i was thinking that i want to buy a new graphic card for my computer.
My computer is very small Acer aspire x1301 <--- I don't know where is the processor and where is the graphic card and does the new graphic card even fit inside? -acer-x1301-3-von-innen.jpg




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12 May 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Vincent,

That big fan is covering the CPU. The graphics card is the long card in the upper right corner of your picture (also where you plug your monitor into... you can follow it to the inside of the computer).

From what I can tell, it would appear your computer supports PCI-e x16 GPUs (Graphics cards).

Your specs are here: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/de...X1301sp2.shtml

You will need a low profile card, which means it cannot be very big.

Hope this helps
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13 May 2012   #3
VincentStrike

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Hello Vincent,

That big fan is covering the CPU. The graphics card is the long card in the upper right corner of your picture (also where you plug your monitor into... you can follow it to the inside of the computer).

From what I can tell, it would appear your computer supports PCI-e x16 GPUs (Graphics cards).

Your specs are here: Acer Support: Acer Aspire X1301 Desktop Series Specifications

You will need a low profile card, which means it cannot be very big.

Hope this helps
Thank you really much, but if i needl low profile card, where can i buy it? CAn you link some good low profile graphic card that's around 100€ - 200€, and do i have to remove the ''big fan'' so i can replace the graphic card? And is there any harms that could happen? Or can you show from here ''http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/catalog/706b/Naytonohjaimet'' Some good graphic card around 100€ - 200€ that could fit in my PC. Thanks for your help m8
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13 May 2012   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The power supply on that PC is a 220W one. Needing a low-profile graphics card is limiting, but a 220W PSU is worse. For example:

Sapphire Technology Web Site#

(Radeon HD 6670, low profile.)

Sapphire recommends at least a 400W PSU. That seems high, but I'm unable to argue with it.

Your power supply is the package at the bottom of your picture. It may be possible to replace it with a more power unit, but it's not a standard ATX type, which will again narrow your choices.

SFF (small form factor) systems like this aren't intended for easy upgrades.
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14 May 2012   #5
VincentStrike

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Hmm

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
The power supply on that PC is a 220W one. Needing a low-profile graphics card is limiting, but a 220W PSU is worse. For example:

Sapphire Technology Web Site#

(Radeon HD 6670, low profile.)

Sapphire recommends at least a 400W PSU. That seems high, but I'm unable to argue with it.

Your power supply is the package at the bottom of your picture. It may be possible to replace it with a more power unit, but it's not a standard ATX type, which will again narrow your choices.

SFF (small form factor) systems like this aren't intended for easy upgrades.
So, if i buy new power supply how much will it cost to me? And how much will the low profile good graphic cards cost? And where i can get them? And are you sure it will fit in to my computer? MY friend said i have ''intergred''. And btw my computer is 26½cm high 50cm long and 10cm wide. Something like that. PS. Got birthday today xD
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14 May 2012   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VincentStrike View Post
So, if i buy new power supply how much will it cost to me? And how much will the low profile good graphic cards cost? And where i can get them? And are you sure it will fit in to my computer? MY friend said i have ''intergred''. And btw my computer is 26½cm high 50cm long and 10cm wide. Something like that. PS. Got birthday today xD
As far as I know, none of the US vendors I'm familiar with would ship to Finland.

Your current graphics are discrete (not integrated), but low-end.

A little Web searching suggests that it may be difficult to find a better power supply that would fit in your case.

If you're entirely serious about upgrading, it might make more sense to move the motherboard to an industry-standard case (if it will fit). Basically, though, I suggest regarding a small form factor PC like a notebook: good for its intended purpose, but with limited upgrade options.
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17 May 2012   #7
VincentStrike

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VincentStrike View Post
So, if i buy new power supply how much will it cost to me? And how much will the low profile good graphic cards cost? And where i can get them? And are you sure it will fit in to my computer? MY friend said i have ''intergred''. And btw my computer is 26½cm high 50cm long and 10cm wide. Something like that. PS. Got birthday today xD
As far as I know, none of the US vendors I'm familiar with would ship to Finland.

Your current graphics are discrete (not integrated), but low-end.

A little Web searching suggests that it may be difficult to find a better power supply that would fit in your case.

If you're entirely serious about upgrading, it might make more sense to move the motherboard to an industry-standard case (if it will fit). Basically, though, I suggest regarding a small form factor PC like a notebook: good for its intended purpose, but with limited upgrade options.
Thanks for your help . Tomorrow i'm going to buy new case and power source and when i'm transfering items to other case it will be my first time! Lucky me my friends will help me, i hope so.
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17 May 2012   #8
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Here are a few wise words: Thermal Paste Questions

Will need to remove any pre-applied thermal paste, apply some more, and make sure all wiring is plugged back into the correct place. I actually had a good time figuring it all out the first time. Need any help, don't hesitate to ask!
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