Solved et1331g-03w Motherboard specifications for External Video

June 30, 2012 at 10:26:56
Specs: Windows 7, Am2 anthalon
GeForce 6150 Se motherboard Model # MCP61PM-GM (rev 2.4) with Nforce 430 chipset I Want to Upgrade to an external Video card. need to know what the specs are for the motherboard, What Share Video Memory limit, like 1gb shared video and such.
I know I will have to upgrade Psu, but need the Limit on the MOB for video. I have a PCI express X 16 slot can someone please tell me the technical spec limits I have hunted on Emachines,Gateway,Acer, and many googled search but nothing comes up with what im looking for. also every site for this computer states it has only 4GB ram limit.

More Detailed information below:
Desktop
AMD Athlon 2.7 GHz
DVD-ROM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
750 GB
6 GB (DDR2 SDRAM Installed)
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 nForce 430 chipset
AM2 Athlon DuoCore
2.7 GHz
DDR2 SDRAM
2 MB L2Cache
4 x DIMMs Slots
6 GB Ram Installed
8 GB Ram max upgrade
USB 2.0 x 6 ports
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Memory Stick
Serial ATA
Serial ATA
750 GB basic (Replaced with 1T- Hd.)
7,200 RPM
32x (CD-RW)
48x (CD-R)
16x (DVD)
DVD±RW Dual Layer / DVD-RAM
Headphones
Microphone Jack
15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1
Ethernet
Integrated 10/100 Network Card
PCI Express x 16


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July 18, 2012 at 13:25:41
I just wanted to add some input, I have a eMachine ET1331G-03W, I added a Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 (At the time 400 series was the latest) Video Card, and a Cooler Master GX 750W Power Supply. I've had it for over 2 years, and everything still works great.

I spent about $750 for the computer, video card, and power supply, 2 years ago.

So anyone that wants to play some games and just so happens to have this PC, I suggest upgrading ;).

Bboy



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June 30, 2012 at 12:35:50
Here's your board specs, I don't know what it is you can't find?

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHER...

I wouldn't suggest sinking too much money into that system, but if you make the right choices, you should be able to turn it into something fairly decent for about $75-100.

"Want to Upgrade to an external Video card"

I don't think an "external Video card" is what you want. I think you mean a discrete graphics card or just "graphics card". The Gefore 6150 SE isn't a card at all, it's an "integrated graphics processor" (aka IGP) that's built into the motherboard. IGPs share system memory, graphics card do not - they have they own dedicated memory built into the card. 1GB cards are pretty much the standard these days. The type of memory used on the card is important, as is the memory buswidth. If you're into gaming, stay away from 64-bit cards. And stay away from cards that use DDR2 memory. Most low to mid range gaming cards use 128-bit DDR3 or GDDR3 memory, better cards use GDDR5. GDDR5 is the preferred type of memory. It's faster & has a high memory bandwidth. Higher end cards use 192-bit, 256-bit, 384-bit, 512-bit, etc GDDR5 memory.

This link has gotten posted a lot lately:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

You can't beat this deal on a Corsair 500W PSU for just $30 after promo code & rebate, but act fast:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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July 8, 2012 at 22:15:09
Thanks for the imput but I do Want to put in an External Video Graphics Card....
the integrated video is not enough power for the MMO im playing now since there upgraded game version came out. all the video is set to low settings and its still somewhat sluggish ingame.... Im planning on getting an external card,,What I was asking is....
IS there a shared video limitation on the mother board or can I just put in a 1 1/2 GB PCI x16 card with its own memory and fan.?
Im no computer buff but I do know there is a limit the motherboard will accept even with an integrated video that will be bypassed in the bios setup settings.

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#3
July 9, 2012 at 02:00:57
I suspect you've got the terminology wrong.
This is an external Video Graphics card: http://www.geepu.net/external-video...

Everything you write above implies that you mean a Dedicated Graphics card, as explained by Riider above, however you keep referring to it as a Dedicated Graphics card.

Nigel

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July 18, 2012 at 13:25:41
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I just wanted to add some input, I have a eMachine ET1331G-03W, I added a Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 (At the time 400 series was the latest) Video Card, and a Cooler Master GX 750W Power Supply. I've had it for over 2 years, and everything still works great.

I spent about $750 for the computer, video card, and power supply, 2 years ago.

So anyone that wants to play some games and just so happens to have this PC, I suggest upgrading ;).

Bboy


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July 18, 2012 at 16:00:41
This is my Answer I was looking for. Ty for the simplicity explains it all...
now I know what it will accept and what PS i have to get ...
AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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#6
July 18, 2012 at 16:02:11
Thank you your Answer is the one I was looking for..
Thumbs up to you!

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