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Why can't I find a graphics card that will fit!!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 2, 2010 1:07:44 PM

I have been looking for a new graphics card to upgrade my integrated at the moment but I can never find any that fit I've found the low profile geforce 8400 gs but after looking in my computer it seems as if there is. A ps2 port stopping me can anyone please tell me if it will fit, if not link some similar ones that will

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a c 161 Î Nvidia
a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 1:44:06 PM

Post full system specs please!
January 2, 2010 2:02:45 PM

3GB ram
220 Watt PSU
Related resources
January 2, 2010 2:05:08 PM

Operating System1 Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-/64-bit2)(Service Pack 1)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic (Service Pack 1)
Linpus™ Linux® X-Windows version
Processor1 Intel® Core™2 Quad processor (up to 95 W)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
Intel® Pentium® processor
Intel® Celeron® processor
Chipset1 Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Memory1 Up to 8 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM (dual-channel support on four DIMMs)

Intel® G43 on-die graphics solution, featuring:

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA) X4500
Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (Intel® DVMT 5.0) support
Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support
Enhanced 3D and Intel® Clear Video Technology support
PCI Express® 2.0 x16 graphics card support (low-profile)
TV-tuner card3 Hybrid analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) and digital (DVB-T or ATSC format) TV-tuner card, supporting hardware or software MPEG-2 stream encoding

Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby Home Theater®4 audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Inverse Filtering, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® High Frequency Enhancer, Dolby® Natural Bass, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Sound Space Expander, and Dolby® Digital Live technologies5
Embedded high-definition audio with 5.1-channel surround sound support
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support
Hard Drive1 Serial ATA hard disk up to 1 TB
Card Reader1

Media card reader supporting:

* CompactFlash® (Type I and II)
* CF+™ Microdrive
* MultiMediaCard (MMC)
* Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
* Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
* xD-Picture Card™
* Memory Stick™
* Memory Stick PRO™

Expansion bays

One 5.25" drive bay
One internal 3.5" drive bay
Optical Drive1

BD & SuperMulti burner
BD reader & SuperMulti burner
SuperMulti with Labelflash™ technology
I/O Ports


* Multi-in-1 card reader1
* Five USB 2.0 ports
* High-definition headphone
* Microphone-in jack
* IEEE 1394 port (4-pin)


* Four USB 2.0 ports
* PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
* Five audio ports
* Ethernet (RJ-45) port
* D-sub VGA port
* HDMI™ port
* eSATA port
* Optical S/PDIF port

I/O expansion: PCI Express® 2.0 x16 slot
PCI Express® 2.0 x1 slot
Networking Gigabit Ethernet
WLAN3: IEEE 802.11 b/g/Draft-N
56K modem1


AMI PnP BIOS compatible with SMBIOS 2.4
Power Supply

220 W
(W × D × H) 265 (H) x 352 (D) x 100 (W) mm (with bezel)
Software Acer Recovery Management
Acer Arcade™ Deluxe6
Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial with Microsoft® Works1
McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2009 (60-day trial)
Adobe® Reader®
Windows Live™ Essentials
CyberLink® PowerDirector™4 DE
CyberLink® MediaShow™ DEX
NTI Media Maker™
Google Toolbar™ and Desktop Search™

System compliance
System compliance PC 2001
a c 161 Î Nvidia
a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 2:15:17 PM

I take it that this is a small form factor case! Your only change is a low profile card like the 8400 you found pretty much all of them are about the same size except the more powerful ones have a bigger cooler and are therefore thicker. Here is one that is a little better than the 8400 you found
January 2, 2010 2:27:24 PM

Yes but the problem I have is that on the back of my case theres not 2 connectors things like there is on these graphic cards, cant explain it
U know the blue thinga with the screws? theres only 1 of them on my computer atm :S
a c 161 Î Nvidia
a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 3:44:08 PM

Can you post a picture? I have suspicion that you are talking about your integrated with all the other motherboard outputs the dedicated card is going to be in an expansion slot underneath all of those.
January 2, 2010 4:14:43 PM

ok. Ill try post a picture
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 4:33:37 PM

I think the blue thinga with screws is the intergrated VGA port.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 197 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 5:15:44 PM

@ Stoppy: If you can't post a picture, link us to the manufacturer site or give us the EXACT make and model number.
January 2, 2010 5:38:35 PM

Rolli59 looking at that picture it looks the exact same, but Im gonna check inside my computer later, to see if the dedicated graphicsc are at the top, I havent seen them before
a c 161 Î Nvidia
a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 5:42:47 PM

You have a integrated so you will not find a card there but the slot you are going to put your card in is there.
January 2, 2010 5:51:01 PM

Oh ok, So I can order this card and it will go there?
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 6:00:42 PM

How much are you looking to spend and what kind of performance do you want?

Depending on the depth you have you might be able to spend more on a more powerful card than a 4350.

This would probably be the most powerful option (depending on if the cooler fit in your case)
January 2, 2010 6:08:04 PM

I was just looking at the geforce 8400 really, If it fits im happy with that
January 2, 2010 6:08:54 PM

Yeh that wont work, needs 250 PSu, i have 220
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 6:13:35 PM

OK-- well in the 8400 range I would get an ATI 4350 instead. It is more power efficient, and a little faster.
a c 161 Î Nvidia
a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 6:13:58 PM

It will run on your 220watt the manufacturers specs are always a little higher to be save.
January 2, 2010 6:28:28 PM

Thx for all your help! So, If I order the 8400/ATI 4350, Do i just slot it into the top part of my case?
a c 161 Î Nvidia
a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 6:37:04 PM

Yes. Step one would be uninstall the current GPU in device manager. Shut down and install the card, hook up your monitor lead into the card witch will now run on the win default VGA drivers after boot up follow the steps in the found new hardware wizard to install the GPU drivers.
January 2, 2010 6:40:55 PM

The GPU Is my intel integrated blabla stuff?
a c 161 Î Nvidia
a c 1415 U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 6:52:56 PM

yes Graphics Processing Unit.
January 5, 2010 1:37:23 PM

Ok ive got a the graphics card now, just need to put it in
January 5, 2010 2:53:27 PM

Argh!!!! Ive tried to put it in but then whenever I try install nvidia's drivers it says theres no drivers in my computer
January 5, 2010 2:53:58 PM

Im so annoyed, Do i have to unstill or just disable my integrated graphics for it to work?
January 5, 2010 3:57:41 PM

Please help me! ive now unistalled and now i cant run anything, why isnt my computing recognising the card!!
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2010 4:27:32 PM

Install the drivers from the CD that came with the card.
January 5, 2010 7:25:14 PM

Ive tried! All it says is nvidia cannot recognise any drivers that require this driver
January 6, 2010 4:36:16 AM

Well, if your on vista, just hit windows update, should find a driver for you. It says your on Service Pack 1 in your spec list, I hope you've updated to SP2.
January 6, 2010 1:26:33 PM

Im upgrading to SP2 now
January 6, 2010 3:02:29 PM

Works now :D 
January 6, 2010 7:33:36 PM

stoppy said:
Works now :D 

Your welcome, glad I could help.