Which Graphics Card for an upgrade???

  BradBourbon 16:21 07 Mar 2009

I am trying to upgrade my computer and have just installed some new RAm, I now want to upgrade the graphics card but I have no idea how to work out whether a card has to be compatible( iguess it does ) and what all the numbers really mean. Is there anywhere that scans your system and then tells you what to buy. A bit like Crucial for RAM.

  gengiscant 09:24 08 Mar 2009

If you download and install click here
it will tell you what your motherboard is which you can post back here,then folks will be able to advise you on your graphics card upgrade.

  BradBourbon 20:15 08 Mar 2009

Hi, thanks for the response but a little worried about downloading and installing from a link. There must be another way of finding the name of the motherboard.

  MAT ALAN 20:18 08 Mar 2009

Nothing wrong with the link it has been recommended many times on this forum...

  BradBourbon 20:27 08 Mar 2009

Property Value
Manufacturer Acer
Model EM61SM/EM61PM

North Bridge NVIDIA MCP61 Revision A3
South Bridge NVIDIA MCP61 Revision A3

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+
Cpu Socket Socket AM2 (940)

System Slots 7 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 16384 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

  gengiscant 10:51 09 Mar 2009

Am I right in thinking its an Acer PC,if so what is the model?

  BradBourbon 11:40 09 Mar 2009

Hi , yes it is an Acer T180, it now has 2GB RAM upgraded from its original 512mb

  stebull77 17:59 13 Mar 2009

does this model currently have on board Nvidia Geforce 6100 graphics? Power supply is also important when looking at graphics card do you know what it is?

  BradBourbon 12:51 17 Mar 2009

Yes, it says Geforce 6100 Nforce 405, how do i find out the power supply

  stebull77 21:13 19 Mar 2009

You can open the case and have a look, it should tell you the wattage on the psu. (power supply unit)

  BradBourbon 08:00 20 Mar 2009

I have opened the case and it reads;

220 - 240v / 3.15A 50hz

Output 250W max

+3.3v& +5v Total output cant exceed 110W

+3.3v& +5v& +12v Total output cant exceed 245W

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