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Need video card for emachine el1352-07e for diablo 3 help

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May 19, 2012 5:19:45 PM

Can anyone help me out I'm trying to play diablo 3 on my pc and need a new video card for my emachine el1352-07e . It's a pretty slim pc do Im in dire need of help .thank you
May 19, 2012 6:03:20 PM

Oh ok cool Anything will work I'm not sure the power supply that is In my system how many watts. Would it be enough?
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a c 191 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 6:12:01 PM

I looked up the power supply, and you have about 220W, which should be about enough to safely run a 6570 like the one posted.
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 6:23:18 PM

I don't think you can safely put any discrete card in that system.

A 220W power supply is absolutely pitiful. That's about as small as they make them, and they do it both to cut costs and to prevent you from upgrading your computer (they make more money when you go through them for upgrades).

Putting your system specs into this PSU calculator gives me a minimum power of 178W, and a recommended of 228W. This means you're going to be maxing out the PSU pretty much at all times, which is going to stress it a great deal. Run the computer long enough (probably a few months to a year) and you're going to kill the power supply. Dying PSUs have a nasty habit of taking other components with them.

That system is nearly impossible to do any meaningful upgrades with. The eMachines are well known as some of the worst OEM computers ever made.

Sorry buddy, but any discrete video card you put in that system is going to carry a lot of risk with it. If you can replace the power supply with one about twice as powerful, that's the only way I'd ever recommend a video card upgrade.
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May 19, 2012 6:25:36 PM

What psu upgrade would fit in it ?
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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 6:39:32 PM

Did a quick search on eBay and your options are really limited. Found a 250W supply, which would safely handle the 6570, but it's ludicrously expensive at $105. My top of the line, SeaSonic X650 Gold (one of the best 650W PSUs on the planet) barely cost that much. Managed to find the same PSU on another site for $80, but that's still grossly overpriced.

Looks like people are exploiting people like you who are just trying to get a bit more life out of old computers by gouging on the PSU. These PSUs should cost, at most, a third of what they're asking, probably less. 250W supplies are dirt cheap.

The only way I could see you getting a new PSU for any kind of reasonable price would require that you leave the side panel off the case and just lay the PSU on top of it. All PSUs, even these crappy oddly shaped ones like you need, use the same connectors and produce the same voltages. Almost any old PSU will plug into your motherboard and power it, the question is only of whether or not you can actually attach it to your case, which isn't strictly necessary.

But again, this is not something I'd really recommend doing. It's unsightly, and if you're careless and bump into the case while the PSU is perched precariously, it could fall into the case and cause permanent damage to your motherboard. Your computer will also be louder, may run hotter (just as likely to run cooler actually), will collect more dust, and if you have a cat...
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 6:57:43 PM

dycegamez said:
What psu upgrade would fit in it ?


1. emachines is nototrious for using the cheapest PSU, ive replaced a lot of them. you need a TFX PSU rather then the more common ATX/EPS. this seasonic one is solid and will do the job

http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-SS-300TFX-80PLUS-BRONZE-...

2. you need a low profile video card with a low profile bracket. standard PCI slot cards will not fit in a slim line case. the AMD 6670 is one of the better low profile cards on the market.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 20, 2012 12:56:49 AM

what if I keep the psu thats in it and dsable something else on the pc so its not being used?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 3:18:33 AM

the ATI 5570 hardly draws any power. you can get that and play D3. i know at 720p it will run just fine with that card and decent dual core CPU. few low profile versions of them are on the market though



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a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 4:31:46 AM

dycegamez said:
what if I keep the psu thats in it and dsable something else on the pc so its not being used?

The computer is already at close to a minimum draw. The DVD burner will pull around 25 watts when being used, and each hard drive is around 8-10 watts, and you can only improve on that by going with an SSD. Each USB device also draws a bit of power (my calculations were for 4 active USB devices).

220W is just a ridiculously low amount of power.
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May 20, 2012 2:04:52 PM

What ati 5570 should I get?
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May 20, 2012 4:22:38 PM

Oh ok that sounds good and 60. Is perfect so that'll work and I won't have to go anything else? Thank you
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May 25, 2012 1:32:46 AM

dycegamez said:
Oh ok that sounds good and 60. Is perfect so that'll work and I won't have to go anything else? Thank you

ok i just wanted to tell you that i have the same computer and thinking of buying that card can you tell me if that card worked on your computer
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May 25, 2012 1:42:02 AM

I ordered it . I should get it any day
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May 25, 2012 2:23:48 PM

dycegamez said:
I ordered it . I should get it any day

Can you please tell me when you recieve the card and when you install please?
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May 25, 2012 9:01:14 PM

hey guys signed up just for this cause i have the same problem. Dycegamez please let us know if that works cause ill buy one my self. For the rest of you though i have an ATI radeon HD4650 now its not low profile but lets say i could get it to fit could my pc run this? I have the same one as Dycegamez
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May 25, 2012 11:10:51 PM

K no prob it should be tonight when I get home from my 16 hour shift . Hope it came in the mail today
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May 26, 2012 1:34:10 AM

dycegamez said:
K no prob it should be tonight when I get home from my 16 hour shift . Hope it came in the mail today

Did you recieve it if yes please reply and also tell me if it worked.
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May 26, 2012 4:20:22 AM

yes it worked
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May 26, 2012 5:08:46 AM

well it keeps freezing so no, is that because the power supply ?
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May 26, 2012 11:42:36 AM

dycegamez said:
well it keeps freezing so no, is that because the power supply ?

Yes it is because of the power supply it is using more watts then you thought. Does anyone over here know a graphics card that will use a lot less watts the the Nvidia 430 GT?
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May 26, 2012 11:46:25 AM

ct1615 said:
i don't see any on the market that are low profile. the nvidia GT 430 will also let you play the game and barely draws power. it comes with a low profile bracket, see the link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dycegames bought the graphics card and installed it. It kept freezing as he said is their a solution to this or do you know of any other graphics card that use less watts then the GT 430?
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May 26, 2012 12:52:55 PM

I have the ati 5570
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May 26, 2012 1:05:41 PM

dycegamez said:
I have the ati 5570

oh i thought you bought the gt 430
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May 26, 2012 1:19:08 PM

dycegamez said:
I have the ati 5570

Im sorry i meant to say that the ati 5570 takes more watts then you thought. You will need to find a graphics card that will use less then watts then this card.
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May 26, 2012 5:16:37 PM

ct1615 said:
like i said in my first statement, the emachine PSU are awful even for vendors PSU. most won't last more then a few years even with no video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I dont know if that going to fit. the computer psu is very slim and there is barely enough space to put that one in. Are you sure its going to fit.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 5:20:57 PM

it's a TFX power supply, the spec for slim line cases
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 5:23:35 PM

dycegamez said:
well it keeps freezing so no, is that because the power supply ?


it can also be the drivers. make sure they are updated from the AMD web site.
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May 26, 2012 6:26:37 PM

I can barely make it passed the start up screen
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May 26, 2012 7:02:06 PM

dycegamez said:
I can barely make it passed the start up screen

following what ct161 said that you have to update the driver press on the power button and as soon as it lights up start hiting f12 rapidly. now click on run safe mode with networking. your computer will start. know uninstall your graphics drivers only. now it might ask you to restart so restart and go into safe mode again with networking. open your browser and download and install the drivers then restart your computer and make it start up in normal mode. see if that works. if it doesn't you will have to get a new psu like what ct161 said.
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May 26, 2012 7:05:17 PM

ct1615 said:
it's a TFX power supply, the spec for slim line cases

i still dont think thats going to work thats only 300 watts on newegg it said that it needs an minimum of 400 watts.

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May 26, 2012 7:27:00 PM

What would be a good power supply wattage to get then?
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May 26, 2012 7:30:13 PM

dycegamez said:
What would be a good power supply wattage to get then?

400 to around 600 watts that would be excellent. i really dont know any power supplies with 400 to 600 watts that are slim and can fit in the computer.
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May 26, 2012 7:32:14 PM

if you find any power supplies that are slim and high in watts please tell me.
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May 26, 2012 8:29:08 PM

Oh the 300 watt isnt gonna work?
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May 26, 2012 9:33:15 PM

dycegamez said:
Oh the 300 watt isnt gonna work?

probably not it saids the minimum is 400.
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May 26, 2012 10:18:11 PM

Oh ok damn not sure what power supply to use
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May 26, 2012 11:57:26 PM

dycegamez said:
Oh ok damn not sure what power supply to use

i really dont know of any slim power supplies. i guess youll have to move wvery part into a new and bigger computer case to make room for a big power supplie instead.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 12:53:53 AM

theking946 said:
i still dont think thats going to work thats only 300 watts on newegg it said that it needs an minimum of 400 watts.


you do not need a 400w unless it's a cheap 400w unit like the cheap 220w enachine unit. that seasonic unit has 21a on its12v rail. the emachine probably has 12a (if lucky). the 12v rail powers most of a modern PC including the CPU, GPU and HDD. so that seasonic is basically twice the power of the emachine for a modern PSU. learn facts about hardware before just posting an opinion (especially when its incorrect)
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May 27, 2012 1:11:48 AM

ct1615 said:
you do not need a 400w unless it's a cheap 400w unit like the cheap 220w enachine unit. that seasonic unit has 21a on its12v rail. the emachine probably has 12a (if lucky). the 12v rail powers most of a modern PC including the CPU, GPU and HDD. so that seasonic is basically twice the power of the emachine for a modern PSU. learn facts about hardware before just posting an opinion (especially when its incorrect)

We cant just guess we need real information so we dont waste anymore money for nothing. I'll start searching right know.
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May 27, 2012 2:46:33 AM

dycegamez said:
Ya I'm not that great with the power supply's . And this is the first time with a pc this small and crappy , I'm trying to get it to work for my friend . So this one would be fine to use? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really don't know I could be wright I could be wrong maybe it will fit maybe it will not if you want to experiment buy and try to see if it fits like what ct1615 said
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May 27, 2012 2:59:58 AM

Hi ct1516 , you seem to know a lot more then I do , so would that power supply work for me ? Thanks a million
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 3:16:49 AM

dycegamez said:
Hi ct1516 , you seem to know a lot more then I do , so would that power supply work for me ? Thanks a million


i've used to it to replace the PSU in other slim line DELL & emachine cases.

without the video card, the PC boots up just fine? with the video card, the PC freezes on boot up?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 3:19:35 AM

theking946 said:
We cant just guess we need real information so we dont waste anymore money for nothing. I'll start searching right know.


i'm not guessing. ive replaced enough emachine PSU to know they suck. I've owned plenty of seasonic (or seasonic oem) PSU plus read enough reviews to know what they can or can not do.
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May 27, 2012 11:19:55 AM

Ok so what power supply would you guys recommend for me to put in this machine ? Thank you
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