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Need some help with a graphics upgrade

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 4, 2009 9:10:05 PM

I bought an acer ax3200 u3600a desktop about a year ago and I want to upgrade my graphics card from the integrated geforce 8200. I am limited by the small form factor - I have one open pci e x16 slot (must be low profile card) and a 220w power supply that can do 16A at 12V. Does anyone have any suggestions for a card that will meet these specs? I have been looking at some 8400 GS's on newegg but I'm not sure if they'll work. Also, if I end up having to upgrade my PSU, will I need some sort of smaller-than-standard size PSU?

PSU Specs

Desktop Specs

One card I am considering

Thanks, I'm relatively new to modding PC's.

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November 4, 2009 9:42:56 PM

should fit. idk about that psu though. minimum is about 300w.

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November 4, 2009 10:35:25 PM

Sapphire HD 4650 512 MB Low-Profile - $54.99

This is several graphical steps above a 8400 GS (8 steps up based on Tom's hierarchy charts), will still fit your case and PSU parameters.