Noob Asking for some Help

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
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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  1. What are the entire pc's specifications?
  2. Type Personal computer
    Product Form Factor Small form factor
    Width 10.4 in
    Depth 12.4 in
    Height 3.9 in
    Localization United States
    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
    Chipset Type NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
    Data Bus Speed 800 MHz
    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
    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 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
    Interface USB
    Technology Optical
    Interface USB
    Modem Fax / modem
    Protocols & Specifications ITU V.92
    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
    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)
  3. What games are you wanting to play on it and at what resolution?
  4. Best answer
    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;

    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.
  5. Whichever card that u want, u must upgrade your PSU for sure with a higher and good one...
  6. he plays World of war craft and something called Everquest pc set for 1024x768 with a 21in screen
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ok thanks folks for your advice = D
  10. 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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