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Windows 7: Can I upgrade my graphics card..?

23 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can I upgrade my graphics card..?

Just took a look inside my PC and the HDMI/VGA port is on the motherboard..
Was wondering if its possible to upgrade it to something with 2 HDMI + VGA?

PC: Acer Aspire-X1301

Board layout: HERE

On board #16 & #17
16 - PCI Express x16 slot
17 - PCI Express x1 slot

Can I connect a upgraded graphics card to these? If so what wires do I need?

Sorry for the nooby post


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23 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Jacko,

Yes, you can put a graphic card on your mobo.

But, first thing. How much you want to spent? What power supply you have? We can suggest better if we get the answers.

For starters, try some of these and keep us posted.

PCI Express x16 HDMI | eBay
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23 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hey Jacko,

Yes, you can put a graphic card on your mobo.

But, first thing. How much you want to spent? What power supply you have? We can suggest better if we get the answers.

For starters, try some of these and keep us posted.

PCI Express x16 HDMI | eBay
Ok, Well I've attached some pictures of some specs on my PC.. Should help.
Edit: Won't upload, links below.

& I'm from the UK, I'm not sure exactly how much I want to spend..
Looking on upgrading a couple of things
- RAM 2x 8GB
- Graphics card
- HDD (was 1TB but it broke, Haven't had time to check it yet)

Anything else that can be recommended !

PICTURE 1
PICTURE 2
PICTURE 3
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23 Dec 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

A good solid state drive is a good upgrade to consider - it will really speed up your system
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23 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
A good solid state drive is a good upgrade to consider - it will really speed up your system
Whats one of those?
Could it be connected via ESATA?
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23 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacko900000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hey Jacko,

Yes, you can put a graphic card on your mobo.

But, first thing. How much you want to spent? What power supply you have? We can suggest better if we get the answers.

For starters, try some of these and keep us posted.

PCI Express x16 HDMI | eBay
Ok, Well I've attached some pictures of some specs on my PC.. Should help.
Edit: Won't upload, links below.

& I'm from the UK, I'm not sure exactly how much I want to spend..
Looking on upgrading a couple of things
- RAM 2x 8GB
- Graphics card
- HDD (was 1TB but it broke, Haven't had time to check it yet)

Anything else that can be recommended !

PICTURE 1
PICTURE 2
PICTURE 3
Reason I asked for the budget, because the hardware you mentioned comes in lot of varieties. Once you decide a range, we can give you best choice for your PC. As already mentioned by Golden above that a SSD is a good choice for speeding up the system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacko900000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
A good solid state drive is a good upgrade to consider - it will really speed up your system
Whats one of those?
Could it be connected via ESATA?
Use it as an internal disk to install Windows/Programs too.

Solid-state drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SSD vs HDD: What's the Difference? | PCMag.com
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23 Dec 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacko900000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hey Jacko,

Yes, you can put a graphic card on your mobo.

But, first thing. How much you want to spent? What power supply you have? We can suggest better if we get the answers.

For starters, try some of these and keep us posted.

PCI Express x16 HDMI | eBay
Ok, Well I've attached some pictures of some specs on my PC.. Should help.
Edit: Won't upload, links below.

& I'm from the UK, I'm not sure exactly how much I want to spend..
Looking on upgrading a couple of things
- RAM 2x 8GB
- Graphics card
- HDD (was 1TB but it broke, Haven't had time to check it yet)

Anything else that can be recommended !

PICTURE 1
PICTURE 2
PICTURE 3
Reason I asked for the budget, because the hardware you mentioned comes in lot of varieties. Once you decide a range, we can give you best choice for your PC. As already mentioned by Golden above that a SSD is a good choice for speeding up the system.
Thanks,
I've seen 8GB RAM in Maplins for 50 each.
Graphics card - 80?
HDD/SSD - 100 (if its good)
Power supply - Not sure, Show me?
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23 Dec 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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23 Dec 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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