Confused about PCI-E slots.

August 4, 2010 at 11:40:38
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello all, im currently looking to upgrade my Graphics Card, unfortunately im abit confused about what slots I have open in my computer. I've opened it and looked inside it and I can see a white slot which I believe is just for PCI cards and I saw a Red Slot, which i've heard is a PCI-E slot.

To make sure I got this right I downloaded CPU-Z which told me nothing, and then I got a trial of Everest Ultimate Edition, which showed me all the slots but confused me as I saw two open slots in my computer, but said only one was empty on the program. And that it was just a normal PCI slot.

Can anyone help me out here?


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#1
August 4, 2010 at 11:49:11
http://www.hwinfo.com

HWINFO32 will list you PC details including the mainboard model, without any info except Vista we are groping in the dark !


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#2
August 4, 2010 at 12:05:07
We can't tell u unless we know board name. Use hwinfo32 as stated above.

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#3
August 4, 2010 at 13:43:52
It says for Motherboard I have a
Manufacturer- Acer
Model- EM61SM/EM61PM

If this isnt right I dont know what to really look at, could use the help on what info you guys need.


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#4
August 4, 2010 at 15:04:16
your system model is acer aspire t180 and it has one pci-e x16 slot and two pci slots.

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#5
March 8, 2011 at 08:04:12
hey please help me.
i have acre aspire 4738z with intel hd graphics. and i need to upgrade it.
please tell me, does my laptop have pci-e slot for graphics. so that i could install a new card into that slot. please help me.
thanks.

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#6
March 8, 2011 at 08:17:57
@meharyar
dude open ur own post
plus the aspire 4738z is a labtop model if im not mistaken.
u cant upgrade video on laptops

computers are a second home
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#7
March 8, 2011 at 09:54:04
Meheryar,

Absolutely not. Laptop video cards cannot be upgraded 99% of the time. Unless you buy a laptop that is specifically made to be upgraded...which cost thousands of dollars.

Especially in your case, the Aspire is not built for gaming, and the Intel integrated graphics are all it will ever have.


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#8
March 9, 2011 at 04:04:36
try this link http://tamingthebeast.net/training/... and got the solution of your data card problem
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#9
March 11, 2011 at 04:28:05
but i have intel core i3 380. 2.53 ghz..
4 gb ram.
with latest drivers and directX 11.
still i can't play the game...:(

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#10
March 20, 2011 at 23:44:56
i just got a Dell Alienware m11x and it runs like a dream. Even with Crisis 2. highly recommend it if anyones in the market for a new gaming laptop

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