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Acer aspire x1700 video card upgrade

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February 11, 2010 9:41:07 PM

The G100 video board in the Acer Aspire x1700 scores a measly 3.7 on the Windows 7 hardware performance test. The next
lowest score is a 5.9. So, if I can upgrade the video board I should have pretty decent overall performance. Is it possible to upgrade the video board and what are my choices? I have a Samsung 24" wide screen display connected via DVI.
I would appreciate any help.
Thank you.

-Fidel
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February 11, 2010 10:27:12 PM

Your Aspire x1700 appears to be low profile... that is a big problem and will limit your selection. Also your PSU is 220w's so you will need to upgrade.

looks like a HD5570 or 9800GT are the most powerfull low profile solutions on newegg after a quick search.
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February 11, 2010 11:14:34 PM

paperfox said:
Your Aspire x1700 appears to be low profile... that is a big problem and will limit your selection. Also your PSU is 220w's so you will need to upgrade.

looks like a HD5570 or 9800GT are the most powerfull low profile solutions on newegg after a quick search.


Do you think it's possible to upgrade the cpu as well?
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February 12, 2010 12:56:55 AM

Which CPU do you have? If Vista/7 is giving it a 5.9 then you dont need to upgrade it.
My E8500 overclocked to 3.8 ghz gets only a 5.8, so yours is probly some sort of quad core?
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February 12, 2010 4:10:32 PM

The CPU is an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz. I didn't think I needed to upgrade it, I just wondered if it was possible to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo. But, yes
according to Windows 7 performance index:
Processor: Calculations per second 5.9
Memory (RAM): Memory operations per second 5.9
Graphics: Desktop perforance for Windows Aero 3.7
Gaming graphics: 3D business and gaming graphics 5.3
Primary hard disk: Disk data transfer rate 5.9

So, I suppose if I replace the video board as you suggested with Newegg's
(POWERCOLOR AX5570 1GBD3-LH Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 Low Profile Ready) video card - My system should do fine.
Thank you again.
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February 12, 2010 4:34:02 PM

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/ser...

According to page 59 your motherboard supports FSB 800/1066/1333 MHZ as well as the specs say:
Intel® Core™2 Quad processor (up to 95 W)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor
Intel® Celeron® dual-core processor
Intel® Celeron® processor
(varies by model)
So you do have a variety of Core 2 Duo's to choose from but it is not needed, your current CPU should handle anything your new 5570 can throw at it.
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February 12, 2010 6:31:00 PM

I ordered the 5570 board from NewEgg.
Thanky you very much. You have been very helpful.
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February 16, 2010 12:35:12 AM

paperfox said:
Your Aspire x1700 appears to be low profile... that is a big problem and will limit your selection. Also your PSU is 220w's so you will need to upgrade.

looks like a HD5570 or 9800GT are the most powerfull low profile solutions on newegg after a quick search.




Will those models fit in the back slot? The aspire x1700 is a mini and I have had trouble finding parts that will fit.
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February 23, 2010 6:47:34 PM

fidel said:
I ordered the 5570 board from NewEgg.
Thanky you very much. You have been very helpful.


I need a video card for the same computer. Did the 5570 work alright?
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March 16, 2010 9:27:27 PM

I have geforce 9600gt in my aspire 1700 fits and works great gave me a 5.9 on graphics.. i also upgraded my cpu to a intel core 2 quad 2.83 ghz again 5.9 rateing.. my problem is RAM i just put in gskill F2-8500cl5d-4gb pack ddr2-1066 and only get a 4.8.. mind u my os is vista 64 bit.. but im still stumped why i get such a low rating on ram
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March 31, 2010 7:54:12 AM

Does it fit in the little shell of the computer? Because I also have a X1700 but I'm afraid that it wont fit.
I live in the Netherlands and almost nobody has experience with this computer. So that's why I'm asking you.

I'm sorry if my Englisch is not very well.
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April 10, 2010 8:04:30 AM

lucaskeizer said:
Does it fit in the little shell of the computer? Because I also have a X1700 but I'm afraid that it wont fit.
I live in the Netherlands and almost nobody has experience with this computer. So that's why I'm asking you.

I'm sorry if my Englisch is not very well.



Yes it fits perfectly and works great.. I am very happy with it
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January 28, 2013 4:38:08 AM

fidel said:
I ordered the 5570 board from NewEgg.
How did it work out for you , because i am considering upgrading my gpu. The only thing is on new egg both of those gpus say that 400w power supply is requiered. Were you able to run it with the 220W
Thanky you very much. You have been very helpful.

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