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Graphics Card for Acer EM61SM/EM61PM

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January 20, 2010 6:34:49 PM


Sorry for the long post but I've been reading similar questions and hopefully this is all the info needed,

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card to something with an HDMI output soI can run my standard monitor and HDTV at the same time, with different programs on each.

I've been looking at the Gigabyte GeForce 9400GT, 1GB,ATX HDMI, can anyone tell me if it would be ok on my pc?

My system stats from belarc:

Windows 7 Home Premium (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom) Acer Aspire T180 R01-A2
System Serial Number: 92DUB7ZUFM64605A722702
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Acer EM61SM/EM61PM
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD R01-A2 09/14/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
1153.96 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
842.20 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
ST316081 2AS SCSI Disk Device (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 4LS3EZ8R, SMART Status: Healthy
WD 10EADS External USB Device [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WCAV51471254 2816 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 76.62 GB 19.13 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 77.14 GB 75.53 GB free
j: (NTFS on drive 1) 1000.20 GB 747.54 GB free

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a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2010 7:32:37 PM

According to this you have a 250w psu. You will need to upgrade it with whatever card you pick.

If you are not doing any gaming then that 9400 GT will be fine. Also a good 350-400w psu from corsair, seasonic, pc power & cooling or antec.
January 20, 2010 8:31:53 PM

that's fantastic, might have a look for one thats a bit better for gaming, would only be very occasionally for red alert 3 or the likes but will definitely upgrade the psu too, cheers mate
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a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2010 9:39:15 PM

Something like the hd 4670 or hd 5670 would be a good occasional gaming graphics card, then go up form there depending on how much you are willing to spend.
January 21, 2010 4:21:44 PM

Yeah i read about the 4670 in the reviews on here last night actually, will check the 5670 too. Thanks for the advice again.