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November 29, 2009 12:07:07 AM

Hey Folks,
My son has a Aspire ax1700-u3700a power supply of 220w and the oem card is a Nvida Geforce G100 spec's bellow i would like to upgrade his card but issue I have it has to be Low profile and no clue what can I get also the G100 need 300W but if the pc came with a 220 PS is that ok?

PU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores 8
Graphics Clock (MHz) 567 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz) 1400 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 4.3
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz) 500
Standard Memory Config 512 MB DDR2
Memory Interface Width 64-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 8.0
Feature Support:
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology* HD
NVIDIA PhysX™-ready yes *
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology yes
HybridPower™ Technology* yes
GeForce Boost yes
Microsoft DirectX 10
OpenGL 2.1
Bus Support PCI-E 2.0
Certified for Windows Vista yes
Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution 2560x1600
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536
Standard Display Connectors HDTV
VGA
Dual Link DVI
Multi Monitor yes
HDCP* yes
HDMI* yes
Audio Input for HDMI SPDIF
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height 2.7 inches
Length 6.6 inches
Width Single-slot
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 105 C
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 35 W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 300 W

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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2009 12:21:39 AM

What are the entire pc's specifications?
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November 29, 2009 12:25:57 AM

Type Personal computer
Product Form Factor Small form factor
Width 10.4 in
Depth 12.4 in
Height 3.9 in
Localization United States
Processor
Type Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 / 2.4 GHz
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
Installed Qty 1
Max Supported Qty 1
Cache Memory
Type L2 cache
Installed Size 1 MB
Cache Per Processor 1 MB
Mainboard
Chipset Type NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
Data Bus Speed 800 MHz
RAM
Installed Size 4 GB / 4 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Configuration Features 2 x 2 GB
Storage Controller
Type 1 x Serial ATA - integrated
Controller Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Storage
Hard Drive 1 x 640 GB - standard - Serial ATA-300
Optical Storage
Type DVD±RW / DVD-RAM
Card Reader
Type Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, miniSD, RS-MMC, MultiMediaCardmobile
Monitor
Monitor Type None.
Graphics Controller
Type Plug-in card
Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce G100
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Audio Output
Type Sound card - integrated
Sound Output Mode 5.1 channel surround
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Speaker(s) 2 x right / left channel
Input Device
Type Mouse, keyboard
Keyboard
Interface USB
Mouse
Technology Optical
Interface USB
Telecom
Modem Fax / modem
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92
Networking
Networking Network adapter - integrated
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H 1 ( 0 ) x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x processor - LGA775 Socket 2 ( 0 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin 1 PCI Express x1 1 ( 0 ) x PCI Express x16
Interfaces 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 1 x display / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x display / video - DVI-Digital - 24 pin digital DVI 1 x serial - RS-232 - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) 9 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ( 5 in front ) 1 x headphones - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 5 x audio
Power
Device Type Power supply
Power Provided 220 Watt
Operating System / Software
OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Software Adobe Acrobat Reader, Acer Empowering Technology, Microsoft Works 8.5, McAfee Internet Security Suite (Trial), Acer Arcade Live, eSobi (OEM), Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (60 days trial), NTI Media Maker (OEM)
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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2009 12:31:33 AM

What games are you wanting to play on it and at what resolution?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
November 29, 2009 12:33:53 AM

Small form factor means you need a low profile card. It also means upgrading your crappy PSU would be a bitch so I guess you are going to have to work with that one. All of that adds up to the HD4650;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's not a very good card for gaming but it will do ok at low resolutions(1024x768) and it's the best that will work in that machine.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 29, 2009 12:35:01 AM

Whichever card that u want, u must upgrade your PSU for sure with a higher and good one...
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November 29, 2009 12:49:40 AM

he plays World of war craft and something called Everquest pc set for 1024x768 with a 21in screen
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November 29, 2009 1:13:20 AM

Trying to find a PS that will fit the size of the one it has is 10.7 H x 4 maybe under 500w any thoughts? tks again
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a c 376 U Graphics card
November 29, 2009 2:57:13 AM

An HD4650 should be ok for those games at that resolution.
It looks like that case needs a card that is both low profile and strictly single slot which means the are no better cards than the HD4650 that will fit in that case. So forget about a new PSU
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November 30, 2009 5:49:46 PM

ok thanks folks for your advice = D
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December 1, 2009 10:56:11 PM

Tks guys I order the 4650 install it works well with no issue's so my 220 watt PSU can handle it my son notice a little more GFX on his wow & everquest games now I can go Build my own Dream machine = D

Tks again
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