can i put a new 300w power supply in my acer

March 18, 2011 at 06:47:06
Specs: Windows Vista, Athlon 7450 dual core
I really want to put a high end GPU in this computer. But it has a 220w power supple.

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#1
March 18, 2011 at 07:20:09
Your dual core cpu can't advantage of high end gpu. U can still install a decent gaming v-card if u change psu. If 300w psu can fit into the system then go ahead and install it. We need to know psu specs(post the amps found on +3.3v, +5v, +12v) and system model #.

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#2
March 18, 2011 at 08:43:41
A high end graphics card (GPU is the graphics chip used on the card) will most likely require more than a 300W PSU. Consider getting a decent 500W unit, for example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#3
March 18, 2011 at 09:04:07
like mentioned above its called video card or graphics card.
the gpu is the chipset on the card itself.
now for u to install a high end gaming card u need to supply us with ur current specs speacially the motherboard.
second of all, ur dual core can not take full advantage of lets say a gtx570 or equivilant.im not saying its bad, in fact the dual core processor u have can and should handle a 9800gt perfectly a radeon HD 5670 a gt 240 an HD 4670 those are all gaming cards that will fit perfectly if u have a pci-e motherboard and a decent psu

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#4
March 18, 2011 at 09:34:46
my motherboard is a nvida nforce mcp78 692


I think my big problem in the slim tower . will I need a custom size pwr sup ?


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#5
March 18, 2011 at 10:35:12
"I think my big problem in the slim tower"

Why haven't you posted the make/model of your system?

Since you have a slim tower, you're screwed. A standard "off the shelf" power supply probably won't fit, plus the choices in low profile gaming cards is fairly slim (no pun intended).

low profile gaming cards at newegg

The 1st card on the list is a lower end gaming card (but it IS a gaming card) & will probably work with your exisitng power supply.


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#6
March 18, 2011 at 11:45:09
Acer Aspire AX1300-U1801A Athlon X2 7450(2.4GHz) 3GB DDR2 320GB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit




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#7
March 18, 2011 at 13:16:45
"geoforce 8200"
well any card that miqlick mentioned in his link is wayyy better than wut u have now, from what i saw in that link the HD 4670 and HD 4650 are ur best choices

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#8
March 18, 2011 at 14:12:59
Look at the pics. It's one of those upside-down systems with the video card at the very top.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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