Hey guys, am in a spot of trouble!! I bought a new Acer Aspire X1420 desktop yesterday & the douche that sold it to me said that if i wanna pop a new Video Card in it, i need to find a slim version? He suggested looking for a ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE PCI-E Graphics Card - 1GB and get it in a slim version?? i don't know if i've been blagged or not, because i can't find it anywhere!
am a bit of a n00b so any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
I don't mean to sound like a complete tool, but how do i figure out if i have PCI, PCI express or AGP on my computer? i have found a single slot Gforce 9800 gt but i really have no idea if it's any good? or compatible with my pc?
Excellent thanks it says i currently have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE, which isn't great, it also says it supports & is currently running PCI. Apologies again for my ignorance, but is it just a case of getting the right graphics card and PSU and plugging it all in?
Yes, i checked out canirunit.com and it says this for recommended specs:
Recommended: Dual Core 2.4 GHz Processor
You Have: 2.8 GHz Performance Rated at: 5.46 GHz
Recommended: 2 GB
You Have: 3.7 GB
Recommended: Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Recommended: 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better
You Have: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your Video Card does not meet this requirement. Click here to see some recommendations.
Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Video RAM 512 MB 1.9 GB
Hardware T&L Yes Yes
Pixel Shader version 4.0 3.0
Vertex Shader version 4.0 3.0
Free Disk Space
Recommended: 12 GB available HD space
You Have: 456.8 GB
so i assume i just need a decent graphics card? have been told a Nvidia 9800gt could be a good option?