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Windows 7: Will this graphics card work on my computer?

08 Aug 2011   #1
douggoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Will this graphics card work on my computer?

Hi, I recently got a new desktop, an Acer Aspire X1420G-U5832, 1TB, quad-core processor desktop. Well, I was planning on using games on this computer, but I also needed autodesk to run on this computer. It does, but not very well. So I wanted to upgrade the graphics card. I purchased a SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card from newegg .com Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card . but I'm worried that it wont fit in my computer, or that you can't upgrade its graphics, because I can't find the graphics card (I may know alot of things about computers, but the graphics card and motherbored, etc. Thats something I know very little about). Heres some pictures of the inside of the computer.









Now, if someone could tell me which one of these is the graphics card and how I replace it with the new one would be a BIG help (like it would for anyone that asks for help on here, lol) but yeah, any help would be much appreciated.


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08 Aug 2011   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

the motherboard has built in nforce 430 graphics, can't find the proper specs for the motherboard to tell if there is 16x lane avail...
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08 Aug 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The graphics card is apparently integrated.
Meaning the chip is on the motherboard somewhere and physically a part of it.

Unfortunately from what I can determine your system has no expansion slot into which that card can be plugged as it apparently has no pci-e slot.
AX1420G-U5832 | Product Model

DMholt - are you sure it has a pci-e slot, from the images that slot appears to be a regular pci.
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08 Aug 2011   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I found an older thread regarding pretty much the same thing on here, it does't look great from what I gather from it.

But may help a little

New computer question
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08 Aug 2011   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I found an older thread regarding pretty much the same thing on here, it does't look great from what I gather from it.

But may help a little

New computer question
I participated in the earlier thread.

The Walmart specs for the system claimed that it had two PCI-E X16 slots, and two PCI-E X1 slots.

From the photos from douggood, looks more like one PCI-E X1 and one PCI (not express). (I guess that it's PCI, due to its placement near the edge of the motherboard.)

Short version: no PCI-E graphics upgrade possible. Any graphics card upgrade is dicey, thanks to the Acer's 220W PSU. (It's a small form factor system, 4" thick, 10 1/2" tall.)

It may be posssible to use a low-profile PCI graphics card. Unfortunately, the choices will be limited, and the prices high compared to PCI-E.

Your best choice would be to use it as Walmart and Acer intended: it's an appliance PC. It's quite impressive for its price: AMD quad core, 4 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive, all for $400US.
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08 Aug 2011   #6
douggoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I found an older thread regarding pretty much the same thing on here, it does't look great from what I gather from it.

But may help a little

New computer question
I participated in the earlier thread.

The Walmart specs for the system claimed that it had two PCI-E X16 slots, and two PCI-E X1 slots.

From the photos from douggood, looks more like one PCI-E X1 and one PCI (not express). (I guess that it's PCI, due to its placement near the edge of the motherboard.)

Short version: no PCI-E graphics upgrade possible. Any graphics card upgrade is dicey, thanks to the Acer's 220W PSU. (It's a small form factor system, 4" thick, 10 1/2" tall.)

It may be posssible to use a low-profile PCI graphics card. Unfortunately, the choices will be limited, and the prices high compared to PCI-E.

Your best choice would be to use it as Walmart and Acer intended: it's an appliance PC. It's quite impressive for its price: AMD quad core, 4 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive, all for $400US.
So the graphics card I got won't work? The one I got IS a low profile one. Is there a way to change the motherboard and make it possible to make a graphics upgrade, because I really need a better graphics card, the one in this thing can't run things very well that need more power (graphically anyways). The new graphics card actually doesn't take too much more power too (at least thats what they said on newegg). I mean, I think the graphics card in my moms old 2002 Dell was better than this one, which is kinda sad. There has to be a way to do some wiring to fix it, right? I'm about willing to do anything right now.
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08 Aug 2011   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by douggoud View Post
So the graphics card I got won't work? The one I got IS a low profile one. Is there a way to change the motherboard and make it possible to make a graphics upgrade, because I really need a better graphics card, the one in this thing can't run things very well that need more power (graphically anyways). The new graphics card actually doesn't take too much more power too (at least thats what they said on newegg). I mean, I think the graphics card in my moms old 2002 Dell was better than this one, which is kinda sad. There has to be a way to do some wiring to fix it, right? I'm about willing to do anything right now.
The only practical way to change the motherboard is to replace it.

While you're at it. replace the case and power supply. You can re-use the CPU, RAM, and drives. (The optical drive might be a challenge in a regular case, if it's a laptop style one.) You probably can't re-use Windows, as it'd be an OEM license (tied to the original motherboard).

If I'm wrong about the PCI-E slot, I apologize. I'm fairly sure about it, though.

Motherboards at Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...h=1&srchInDesc=

(About $50. Avoid the open box deals, which may not include I/O shields.)

Antec 300 case w/ 430W PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129065

($95 + $15 shipping). You might need a normal DVD burner for about $20. If you can't transfer the CPU cooler from the Acer, that might be another $20 or so. Windows 7 Home Premium OEM, another $100. Total, without graphics card, approx. $300.
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09 Aug 2011   #8
douggoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

actually, in response to your last post, The one I got is a PCI graphics card, I looked up PCI graphics cards, and luckly it popped up, but where in gods name would I put it? (and I don't care if I have to leave the side off of the case. I only say that because I see a slot, but if I were to put that card in it would stick out the side, though I'm guessing that what I'm looking at is for memory expansion). Do I need to take more pictures? Because I can if you need them to find it. $300? Thats about as much as this whole system, I don't know if I can fork out that much just to use a new graphics card. $50 would be easy for one of those new plugs for more power, but $300 is quite a bit
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09 Aug 2011   #9
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by douggoud View Post
actually, in response to your last post, The one I got is a PCI graphics card, I looked up PCI graphics cards, and luckly it popped up, but where in gods name would I put it? (and I don't care if I have to leave the side off of the case. I only say that because I see a slot, but if I were to put that card in it would stick out the side, though I'm guessing that what I'm looking at is for memory expansion). Do I need to take more pictures? Because I can if you need them to find it. $300? Thats about as much as this whole system, I don't know if I can fork out that much just to use a new graphics card. $50 would be easy for one of those new plugs for more power, but $300 is quite a bit
Sorry but the card you got is a PCI Express (PCIe) and will not fit in a PCI slot.

Jim
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09 Aug 2011   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Sorry but the card you got is a PCI Express (PCIe) and will not fit in a PCI slot.

Jim
Right. It was inconsiderate of Intel to name their new slot architecture "PCI Express", as it's completely incompatible with PCI cards and vice versa.
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