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Upgrade a acer ase380-ud440a

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May 13, 2009 7:01:50 PM

i would like to upgrade my acer for modest gaming. also i will be using it for autoCADD and revit as a student. i don't know how to find out what the motherboard will support. it say on it HT 2000 MCP61PM-AM.

acer ase380-ud440a
PSU 480w (upgraded)
MSI NX8500GT TD512E (upgraded)
2GB DDR2 RAM
AMD ATHLON 64X2 4400+
XP home 32bit

some one said that it will support a AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+ processor. also i read that if one updates the BIOS it will support a Athlon64 X2 6000+ processor.

as far as the video card, i was thinking a 9800GTX or a GTX 260. Even though theses card are 2ed gen. PCIe I read that they should work in a 1st gen. PCIe slot (which is what i think my board has) but at a slower speed, and with not much difference in benchmarks.

so is this a good idea, keeping in mind that I have a limited budget.
May 13, 2009 8:17:10 PM

i found this about the motherboard:
CPU

* Socket AM2 (940 pins)
* AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core and Sempron processors
* 2 GHz HyperTransport interface speed

Chipset

* NVIDIA nForce 430 Northbridge with Integrated Graphics Processor
* NVIDIA nForce 405 Southbridge

System Memory

* DDR2 800/667/533, 4 banks with Dual Channel support
* Support for up to 4 GB system memory

Integrated Video

* NVIDIA Geforce 6150SE

Expansion Slots

* 1x PCI Express 16X
* 1x PCI Express 1X
* 2x PCI

Ethernet Controller

* LAN 10/100 (Marvell 88E8039)

Audio

* High Definition Audio subsystem using the Realtek ALC 888 audio codec

IDE (HDD, ODD)

* 4 SATA II connectors

fallingdog said:
i would like to upgrade my acer for modest gaming. also i will be using it for autoCADD and revit as a student. i don't know how to find out what the motherboard will support. it say on it HT 2000 MCP61PM-AM.

acer ase380-ud440a
PSU 480w (upgraded)
MSI NX8500GT TD512E (upgraded)
2GB DDR2 RAM
AMD ATHLON 64X2 4400+
XP home 32bit

some one said that it will support a AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+ processor. also i read that if one updates the BIOS it will support a Athlon64 X2 6000+ processor.

as far as the video card, i was thinking a 9800GTX or a GTX 260. Even though theses card are 2ed gen. PCIe I read that they should work in a 1st gen. PCIe slot (which is what i think my board has) but at a slower speed, and with not much difference in benchmarks.

so is this a good idea, keeping in mind that I have a limited budget.

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