Could I upgrade just the gpu on this.

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/acer-aspire-desktop-computer-intel-core-i3-540-processor-black-ax3950-ew10p/10061152?trail=&fromPLP=true&ancestorID=&searchString=&moduleName=&startSearch=&fromSearchBox=&addFacet=

My friend was thinking about getting this he do much gaming but he wants to play swtor. I don't think it could play the game as it is right now. So my question is is there an ok gpu that could go in this? He could spend another $80-$90 later on for a gpu.
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  1. MSI N640GT-MD1GD3 GeForce GT 640 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127686

    You can put this video card in there and your friend would only have to save another $10 , also I would check the video card minimum requirements to see what your choices are for a video card and then look at the chart below to see where certian cards fall.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  2. Small Form Factor so you need a LOW PROFILE video card.

    GT 640 is an option, power draw 65W
    HD 6670 is better choice for gaming (same game, lower price)
    From http://www.anandtech.com/show/5969/zotac-geforce-gt-640-review-/9


    Here is a low profile 6670. for $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161397

    SWTOR min spec:

    CPU:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core or better
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better

    RAM:

    Windows XP: 1.5GB
    NOTE: 2GB if your computer uses on-board graphics processing.
    Windows Vista/Windows 7: 2GB

    Video Card:

    ATI X1800 or better
    nVidia 7800 or better
    Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better

    An HD6670 is better than an X1800 or 7800. See the hierarchy chart on the last page.... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
    Your friends CPU is better than a core 2 2ghz.
  3. inzone said:
    MSI N640GT-MD1GD3 GeForce GT 640 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127686

    You can put this video card in there and your friend would only have to save another $10 , also I would check the video card minimum requirements to see what your choices are for a video card and then look at the chart below to see where certian cards fall.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html


    Hi, given teh case is a SFF are you sure the 640 would fit? It look double wide and not low profile from the photo.....
  4. I'm pretty sure those Acer Aspires (I have one) only have 220W power supplies.
  5. Deemo13 said:
    I'm pretty sure those Acer Aspires (I have one) only have 220W power supplies.


    Yup, that what this spec page says. http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model/PT.SE6P2.004

    proc = i3-540 = Max TDP 73 W http://ark.intel.com/products/46473/Intel-Core-i3-540-Processor-%284M-Cache-3_06-GHz%29
    video = Hd6670 = 66W

    These will work fine together with MB, etc on a 220W psu.
  6. First off thanks for all the help everyone.

    Do you guys think this card will work? I forgot to say he is in canada so he has to use that there newegg. Also I picked that card becasue with that one he could also get a cheap power supply.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988
  7. helpme3212355555 said:
    First off thanks for all the help everyone.

    Do you guys think this card will work? I forgot to say he is in canada so he has to use that there newegg. Also I picked that card becasue with that one he could also get a cheap power supply.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102988


    I don't think this is a LOW PROFILE card needed for a SMALL FORM FACTOR pc.

    Compare the photo of the card you linked with this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161397&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-Hightech+Information+System+Ltd.-_-14161397

    Do you see how the second card is not as tall as the first. In the photos of the second card do you see the provide a bracket that is not as tall. See the 'low profile' in the description?

    If you search newegg in CA for 'low profile 6670' what results do you get? (Please double check that the PC is a SFF pc, it sure looks like one)

    EDIT: He doesn't need a new PSU with a 6670, but if you get him one, please be careful which one you recomend. Here are some good and bad ones. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/350450w-roundup-11-cheap-psus
  8. Yea I wasn't thinking about the small case, but after talking to him and having him look at some gpu he wanted to know if this card would work in his computer. He knows it's not as good as you recommend but all he really wants to play is swtor which it should.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127611&fb_source=message
  9. helpme3212355555 said:
    Y he wanted to know if this card would work in his computer. ...

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127611&fb_source=message


    YES, and it will work fine with his power supply. And it meets minimums for SWTOR. Radeon HD 6570. It will run with the 220W PSU, it only draws 50W max TDP.

    Here is what gameplay will look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TxglQTwZmo
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