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
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.
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
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
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.