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July 27, 2011 12:59:30 PM

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!

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July 27, 2011 1:26:25 PM

Excellent thanks :)  so i need to look for a single-slot card and possibly a power supply and i'll be good to go? Am mostly gonna be using it for Starcraft II if that's of any use at all lol
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July 27, 2011 4:45:04 PM

Cool beans thanks for the info..
this is gonna sound really stupid, but do they not deliver to the UK? & i can't even find it on amazon or e-bay lol
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 4:50:32 PM

Mikey666 said:
Cool beans thanks for the info..
this is gonna sound really stupid, but do they not deliver to the UK? & i can't even find it on amazon or e-bay lol

Newegg do not deliver to the UK but there are an awful lot of forum users who cannot comprehend the simple fact that there are other countries in the world.
July 27, 2011 5:06:31 PM

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? :( 
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 5:12:49 PM

Download and run GPUz, the box labelled 'Bus Interface' will tell you what slot you have.
July 27, 2011 5:26:55 PM

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?
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 5:32:27 PM

Pretty much yes, just don't get a GTX460 SE as that is a severely gimped version and would not be worth crossing the road to pee on if it was on fire.
July 27, 2011 5:53:28 PM

Sorry to be a pain in the backside, could you recommend any decent graphics cards that would fit PCI? am losing the will to live trying to find one, just my luck i would buy the wrong one lol
July 27, 2011 6:05:46 PM

Oh cool, so that's good? lol. I haven't actually had a look inside no
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 6:09:44 PM

Mikey666 said:
Oh cool, so that's good? lol. I haven't actually had a look inside no

Yes that is good as it means you can run any card on the market today.
July 27, 2011 6:13:30 PM

Excellent! That's awesome news. Thank you so much, you've been a massive help! :D 
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 6:21:36 PM

NP.
July 27, 2011 6:45:02 PM

Sorry guys, could you possibly recommend a decent graphics card i could use? no idea what to go for, wanna be able to own starcraft II on ultra basically lol
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 6:46:52 PM

I don't play SC II but from what I've read it seems to be very CPU orientated.
July 27, 2011 6:53:51 PM

Yes, i checked out canirunit.com and it says this for recommended specs:

CPU Speed
Recommended: Dual Core 2.4 GHz Processor
You Have: 2.8 GHz Performance Rated at: 5.46 GHz
PASS

RAM
Recommended: 2 GB
You Have: 3.7 GB
PASS

OS
Recommended: Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
PASS

Video Card
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
PASS

so i assume i just need a decent graphics card? have been told a Nvidia 9800gt could be a good option?
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 7:06:04 PM

That's an old card and not worth buying IMHO.
July 27, 2011 7:07:33 PM

ah fair one lol. is there anything you could recommend? :) 
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 7:22:40 PM

It depends on your budget, I myself would not go lower than a GTX560Ti.
July 27, 2011 7:24:42 PM

probably looking at £150 max, do you know of any decent single slot cards or where would be a good place to hunt one down?
July 27, 2011 7:33:15 PM

Excellent, i think that's the one for me! Cheers for all your help :D 
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 27, 2011 7:36:25 PM

NP.
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