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Old 11-26-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Looking to upgrade Graphics Card..

I currently have an Acer Aspire ASE700. I'm trying to spend under $200 for a new graphics card that will allow me to play WoW and other games like it smoothly. My computer has 2gb ddr2 ram and its current graphics card is ATI Radeon X1650SE. Any suggestions to which graphics card i should buy?


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Old 11-26-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Check you power supply
Please open you computer and see how much watt your power is
Then we know what you can upgrade to with out changing your power supply
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
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having trouble opening this thing up.. just got it but is there a way to check the power watt supply on my desktop?
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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Acer Aspire stock PSUs are generally 250watt and don't have 12v rails. Manufacturer is probably Delta Electronics
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #5
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ok if it does have 250 watt, where can i find some graphics card that will fit my computer?

im looking at some nvidia gx285 cards.. will one of those fit my computer?
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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ok if it does have 250 watt, where can i find some graphics card that will fit my computer?
You'll need a better power supply for the card you mention, look at this; http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240999

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oim looking at some nvidia gx285 cards.. will one of those fit my computer?
As long as you have a PCI-E 16x 1.0 or 2.0 slot and enough space as they are quite long.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:26 PM   #7
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i would go for a 4850 or gt 250 and get a new psu
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:43 PM   #8
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is there any graphics card out there that i dont need to buy the psu for and are good enough to make wow run smoothly?

this graphics card seems to fit my specs.. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Galaxy+-...dia&cp=1&lp=13

is it worth it?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102871

That's a better card, cheaper. It also uses at most 60-65 watts under load.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:12 PM   #10
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it says it recommends 400W or greater power supply.. and im pretty sure mine has 300W. Will it still work fine?
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