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September 28, 2011 5:40:51 PM

Hi i have an acer aspire X3810 Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50 GHz 4G 64 bit OS. So im looking for a graphic card That will run games like Battlefield 2 , crimcraft ,APB ect.... I can run these games now on the comp They are realy choppy tho So what kind of card do ineed to run these smoothly? It doesnt have to be the best card also just what my comp can handle. I 'm not so good with computers. I need a PCI card. I was looking at these


EVGA GeForce GT 520 1024 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1521-KR




PNY GeForce GT 520 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 DVI+VGA+HDMI Low Profile Graphics Card VCGGT5201XPB



Palit Geforce GT220 512 MB 128 bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 HDCP Ready Video Card NE2T2200FHD51

Please help thanks...

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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:00:03 PM

What card do you have now? What power supply do you have? What resolution is your monitor?
September 28, 2011 6:12:03 PM

i don't have a card now its an onboard card. How do i find out what power supply? Resolution is 1366x768
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:30:52 PM

john_poison said:
i don't have a card now its an onboard card. How do i find out what power supply? Resolution is 1366x768


Looking at Acer's support site and putting in your model number X3810 brought up a system with an AMD CPU. The X3812 and X3910 were Intel CPUs. But ALL of those systems have a 220W power supply and a low-profile graphics card requirement. You should double-check your exact model number at the website and confirm this since those are very limiting factors and that info is critical in recommending a particular graphics card.
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:34:43 PM

if you dont know what power supply, and it came with your computer bought from a store, odds are you will need a new one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
there you go, a nice balance to your setup you have; at that resolution you will be able to play very well.
If your case is the one with the mini tower... pretty much nothing will fit you will need a new case as well
September 28, 2011 6:43:32 PM

Ok so i enterd my SNID on the acer support site this is what it gave me for description


AX3810-E3850A; PENTIUM DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR E2210, 2.2GHZ, 1M L2 CACHE, VHP64BIT
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:48:33 PM

You will need a new case im thinking, to get a new power supply and card in there, you will need more room, or something specifically from the manufacturer. In that case, heres something else to look at then
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will fit ANY card currently out
September 28, 2011 6:51:50 PM

Its the one in the mini caser also . Im also in canada some sites do not ship to canada...
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:53:11 PM

if you cant get the items i linked from newegg, there are plenty of places you can. I was mostly going with a card that is balanced with your setup as well as good items that werent too expensive but were still good quality
September 28, 2011 7:03:41 PM

I see that newegg will not deliver theses items to me . So i need to find some where else... There are no cards that fit in the mini casesÉ
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 7:04:38 PM

try tiger direct
September 28, 2011 7:14:57 PM

By the way thanks for the help . i will check back if i need more :D 
a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 7:22:36 PM

john_poison said:
Ok so i enterd my SNID on the acer support site this is what it gave me for description


AX3810-E3850A; PENTIUM DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR E2210, 2.2GHZ, 1M L2 CACHE, VHP64BIT


hmmm, now I'm confused, is the CPU an E2210 or an E5200? I guess it doesn't matter all that much. As others have said, it appears that your case and PSU are going to be limiting factors.

Your case restricts you to low-profile cards.
Your PSU @220W restricts you to very low-power cards.

The best low-profile that I see over at Newegg is the NVIDIA 430. Some of them aren't listing their requirement but the Sparkle one wants a 300W minimum PSU which seems to exceed yours.

In regards to upgrading your PSU/Case: Whether your case uses a standard ATX power supply I don't know for sure, so even upgrading the PSU might be problematic. For all I know Acer used some proprietary size PSU.

Edit: And if you're getting a new case/PSU/GPU you might as well get a newer CPU/mobo/ram. You'll certainly have a better gaming experience.
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