Hey guys, I've gotten a computer for christmas, its alright but I dont know anything about computers any more and I want to know exactly what type of graphics card i can buy for it, it's an Acer aspire m3970.
I'm going to cover a few general areas but i want to stick to the graphics card area of the motherboard, ram probably wont be an issue for me to upgrade.
Slot Designation: PCIE1
Slot Type: PCI Express x2
Slot Usage: In use
Slot Data Bus Width: 1x / x1
Slot Length: Short
This is the Info it gave me on the pci-e slots upon opening said file.
So it's a pci-e x16 2.0 slot if I'm understanding correctly?
I wanted to plug the old graphics card from my other older computer into this one but got scared when i was unable to find the black 6 pin connector (I think?) that goes from my PSU directly into the graphics card, the last time i attempted to plug it without on an much older computer the graphics card made a very loud beep, probably signifying some sort of danger having it plugged in.
Anyways, If I do require that cord, does acer generally use propriety hardware and power supplies (I.e. only acer branded stuff otherwise it will break). What are my options? What would be the best way of upgrading this so that it can play at least wow similar on par grahpical games (i.e. im not looking to play bf3 on this but it would be nice if I could!)
I've just always remember horror stories about dell pc and people trying to upgrade their powersupplies only to blast everything, so i've had that mentality regarding them ever since, the only hard ware i really trust is the stuff i buy on my own. actually, the side of my pc case IS currently open, so if you told me what information to post i would be more than happy to do so...