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October 31, 2013 8:45:52 AM

I have an Acer Aspire XC600. I bought an ASUS GTX 650 2gb graphics card to replace my old one, a AMD Radeon HD 8470. When I opened my PC up, this is what it looked like: http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag150/adam-cheaib/P...

On the website that I bought it from, it says that the graphics card is dedicated and not integrated.

Is it possible to change it or not, there are two screws on the left side, but there is barely space to use a screw driver..

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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2013 8:57:19 AM

Yes, but not to the card you have bought. You need something which is only half height.
7750's at least come in half height form factors.
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November 1, 2013 2:21:31 AM

rvilkman said:
Yes, but not to the card you have bought. You need something which is only half height.
7750's at least come in half height form factors.


Oh.. there is one solution I'm hoping for, and that is to change the PC case. My PC is a minitower but what if I buy a midtower case and put everything inside the midtower case?
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a b U Graphics card
November 10, 2013 1:37:12 AM

If the motherboard in your case is a standard mini ITX motherboard then some midtower cases 'should' be able to handle the motherboard, if they say they support mini ITX. But there is really no guarantee. The motherboard can be some custom thing made for the original case and not abide with standards. And if i am not completely mistaken the motherboard is also somehow inverted, although that might be just the picture, since normally the expansion slots are to the right of the backpanel connectors.

Also the powersupply in the current case wouldn't go very well in the new case, so i would recommend you get a new one if you get the case.
Something 400-500W range from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX should do well for you.

Overall i would say it is a problematic thing indeed.
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