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September 15, 2012 11:37:30 PM

Hello, can i put a HD graphics card on this MB ?

946gzt-am v:1.0

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September 16, 2012 12:13:37 AM

That mobo has 1xPCI-e x16 slot, so provided that it's not currently occupied, then yes you can add a gpu to that slot. What psu do you have? You will need to make sure your psu is sufficient to power the gpu you wish to buy.
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September 16, 2012 12:52:47 AM

Thank you Black Duck, its funny you asked that. After i posting i read some other postings, and opened up my case to see...lol its a Orion model XP320,---guess i need to upgrade that too huh !?!?
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a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 1:10:15 AM

Mark1312 said:
Thank you Black Duck, its funny you asked that. After i posting i read some other postings, and opened up my case to see...lol its a Orion model XP320,---guess i need to upgrade that too huh !?!?

You're welcome, pleased to be of some assistance. Re the psu, I would deffo replace the psu (but then I'm a bit of a power whore, will never buy a psu that isn't at least bronze certified and from a reputable manufacturer) I would suggest looking at the seasonic, or corsair psu ranges. Without knowing more of your system requirements, it's a bit difficult to make specific recommendations, but somewhere in the 400W-500W range will satisfy most single gpu setups with a little room to spare.
Good luck.
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September 16, 2012 2:18:54 AM

Just to let you know, this is my 1st attempt at ( building a better system ) or upgrading, i'm a gamer, i play wow ( don't laugh ) my system does ok i guess, runs at 20-25 fps. I loaded Diablo III and it wont even start (GPU) not supported lol... so here i am.
I guess my biggest question would be, is it a wast of time upgrading this system ?

Acer
Intel(R) Core 2 cpu 4400 @ 2.00GHz
2.00 GB (RAM)
Graphics : Intel(R) 946GZ Express Chipset Family
Gaming Graphics : 256 MB Total available graphics memory
Mobo 946GZT-AM V : 1.0
PSU :o rion model XP320

Thank you for any and ALL suggestions, and i will look into the psu, before the gpu.
Thanks again !!!
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September 16, 2012 2:31:59 AM

do you have a budget or preference for AMD or nVidia graphics cards?
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September 16, 2012 5:02:35 AM

budget yes, no pref.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 5:20:15 AM

So what's your budget? You think we can read your mind? :lol: 
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September 23, 2012 3:23:29 AM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 23, 2012 10:04:33 AM

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