PCI-express or AGP

  mikegm7 16:15 10 Jan 2009

Just bought a new Acer desktop, but has integrated graphics. When I decide to update the graphics,should I be looking at AGP or the newer PCI express.Secondly,how are the two different slots identifiable? Thanks in advance

  AL47 16:17 10 Jan 2009

it may not have either slot

express is better, and now standard, my laptop has it

  DieSse 16:46 10 Jan 2009

"...a new Acer desktop"

Model number please, to advise you correctly.

  mikegm7 21:17 10 Jan 2009

M1201is model number

  GaT7 21:34 10 Jan 2009

It's got a PCI-E slot click here.

What graphics card were you thinking of upgrading to? Check that the power supply has the right connector(s) if the card requires it, & it's powerful enough for the card as well. G

  3gboosterman 00:46 11 Jan 2009

If you play games or graphic intense stuff, I'd go PCI-E.
PCI-E graphics cards are very affordable these days.

Just make sure your motherboard supports it first.

  DieSse 12:06 11 Jan 2009

As Crossbow says above, the system has a PCIe 16x slot for a graphics card - so this is the type you need. Your motherboard definitely supports it - the spec says so. It cannot run an AGP card.

The PSU in the spec is only 250W though - and this is too low for any but low specification graphics cards.

All this just to reinforce what Crossbow said.

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