Solved i have a new el1360g desktop how do i install a video card

June 4, 2012 at 18:02:28
Specs: Windows 7
i have old pci video card, slots in pc are pciexpress

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June 4, 2012 at 18:58:51
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EL1360G-UW11P ( PT.ND5P2.002 ) (home support page)


Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium - 1.3GHz AMD Dual-Core E-300 - 4GB memory - 500GB storage - Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD6300 Graphics - 16X DVD±RW DL - gigabit LAN - HDMI®

Processor Model E-300

Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Model A45 Fusion

Number of Total Expansion Slots 2

Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 1
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 1

Physical Characteristics
Height 10.4"
Width 3.9"
Depth 14.6"

Maximum Power Supply Wattage 220 W

Warranty One-year Limited Warranty

Downloads and Support Documents

Click on Support documents, then the blue Support Documents link
- no manual

Click on User Guides
- Generic User Guide

eMachines only makes el-cheapo computers.

You have an el-cheapo el-cheapo computer .

eMachines Black EL1360G-UW11P Desktop PC


You cannot install a PCI video card on this computer.

In any case, an old PCI video card would probably not perform as well as the video adapter that's built into the E-300 APU.

AMD E-Series E-300 - EME300GBB22GV

Notes on AMD EME300GBB22GV
Integrated Radeon HD 6310 GPU with 80 shader units runs at 488 MHz

(You may have a E-300 APU with a different part number, integrated Radeon HD 6300 GPU.)

The very narrow case cannot have a standard sized power supply installed in it - it's got an oddball sized tiny power supply that has only a 220 watt max output capacity.

You could install a PCI-E X16 video card, however your choices are very limited, because there are very few video chipsets that will work fine when your system has only a 220 watt power supply. You might be able to get away with one a recommended 250 watt power supply is specified for.

Radeon X1300, X1300Pro, X1300SE, X1300XT;
GeForce 5200, FX 5200, 7200 GS (250 watt PS)

Radeon HD 2400 (200 watt PS)

Your power supply must have at least the minimum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.
(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD ! )
If that info is not in the ad for the video card, you can go to the video card maker's web site and look up the specs for the model - often under system requirements - the minimum PS wattage, and, more important, the minimum amperage the PS must supply at 12v is stated. If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements. Some power supplies have two or more +12v ratings - in that case, add those ratings to determine the total +12v current capacity.

If you find the part number on the power supply and search the web with that for a replacement power supply, you MAY find an oddball one that has a higher wattage capacity that will fit in the computer case, but it won't likely be any higher than 350 watts or so.

The video card probably must have a Low Profile (shorter in height) metal bracket, or both a regular sized and Low Profile bracket.
Some video cards have two Low Profile brackets - the second one installs in a slot space and has another type of port hole, in case you need that - one of the ports on the card connects via a ribbon cable to the card - that port can be installed in the port hole in the bracket in the slot space.

Another alternative is to upgrade the CPU to one that has a better integrated video adapter.
Contact emachines about that.

Or - return the computer, spend more money, and get a better one that has a regular sized (width) tower case - they're much easier to upgrade !
Or, get one that already has a decent video card installed in a mboard slot.

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June 5, 2012 at 14:16:11
thanks that pretty much sums it up!!!

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