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February 12, 2007 8:52:03 AM

Hello,

My graphics card just blew up, I had an ATI Radeon X700SE HM 512mb. I don't very much about computers so bare with me please. I am in the process of purchasing a new card but am asked this,"To make sure my computer has a PCI Express 16x-contact". How will I be able to check this?

This is the rest of my computer information if it helps:

AMD Athlon 64x2 3800+
2GB DDR Ram

It's an Acer Aspire tower. Thank you for your help

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February 12, 2007 10:11:41 AM

It's an Acer Aspire E360, the strange thing though is whenever I look that model up on the internet it doesn't correspond with what I have. Will take pictures as well but here are some of the numbers I wrote

Board rev 0.1
ASIC P/N 2155CAAKA12F
BIOS P/N 113-AA56002-101
MEMORY SAMSUNG K4D551638F-TC40
COOLING SYSTEM fansink(35oorpm)

M/B MBP3109003601014E8EK03
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February 12, 2007 10:22:51 AM

Quote:
It's an Acer Aspire E360, the strange thing though is whenever I look that model up on the internet it doesn't correspond with what I have. Will take pictures as well but here are some of the numbers I wrote

Board rev 0.1
ASIC P/N 2155CAAKA12F
BIOS P/N 113-AA56002-101
MEMORY SAMSUNG K4D551638F-TC40
COOLING SYSTEM fansink(35oorpm)

M/B MBP3109003601014E8EK03


For what i could check in the below URL, i believe the system has 1 PCI-Express x16 slot:
http://tech.yahoo.com/ps/acer-aspire-e360/1993864461;_ylt=Aq6q8dIKKP4w8TE3iqMXIzr_LZA5

Anyway, if you're going to replace the graphic card, than you could take it to a store (or show it to someone that understands HW) and ask.

Good luck!
February 12, 2007 10:34:15 AM

Yes, do u have a warranty on the Aspire? usually 1 yr or 3 yr.

if u do then u can take it back to where u bought, bring ur warranty info, and they will then fix it for no cost.

U should also get a UPS, to help minimize these burn-ups u are having.

Get one with a 750 or 1000 designation on it, such as tripplite 1000
or APC 1000, or Backups 1000 u get the idea.

a UPS is an uninterruptible power supply, u plug in your monitor and pc into the UPS, then u plug the UPS into the WALL outlet, then turn the UPS on.

The UPS should have 4 to 6 outlets on the back of it, and will have a battery side marked in small letters. You want to plug ur pc and monitor on the battery side for the most electrical protection.

Never plug in a laser or inkjet printer into a UPS.

If u have speakers or anything else that uses black adapters then those dont go onto the UPS either, they can go onto a surge strip which then goes into the wall.
February 12, 2007 10:37:02 AM

I do have a warranty that requires you bring along your receipt and for once in my life I don't hold on to a peice of paper of course:) 
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