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EMachines EL1852G-52W graphics card?

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February 20, 2013 12:28:45 AM

Hi, so I have an eMachines EL1852G-52W.
Now I know that there are already other people who have asked this same thing, but I just couldn't find a satisfying answer, so I'll be asking again.
I need to find a graphics card for this computer (as it only has an integrated chipset).
The problem is that the power supply is only 220W, and my Pentium Dual-Core E6600 already takes quite a lot of it.
I am unable to upload a photo or anything, but I can tell you what I have already said up there.

Note: If you're familiar with this computer model then you might expect my CPU to be a Pentium DC E5800. For some reason, mine seems to be an E6600 Pentium DC (According to CPUID CPU-Z, CCleaner, and Speccy).

I'm aware that if I CAN get a video card then it will be preeeeetty low-end. Other people have already tried buying graphics cards for this computer, but none have said if it worked or not. The case is really small, and I believe the graphics card goes in the PCIe x16 thing.

Any answer would be appreciated. Thank you very much :) 

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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2013 1:07:04 AM

Even the most low end cards of the new power efficient nvidia 600 series require at least a 300 watt power supply. I don't think you should put a card in that PC. Are you sure it has a pci express x 16 slot? You may be able to find a slim power supply on newegg.com that will give it more power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 20, 2013 1:16:19 AM

swilczak said:
Even the most low end cards of the new power efficient nvidia 600 series require at least a 300 watt power supply. I don't think you should put a card in that PC. Are you sure it has a pci express x 16 slot? You may be able to find a slim power supply on newegg.com that will give it more power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm sure it has a PCIe x16 slot. I emailed an eMachines representatives (gawd, they are so not helpful at all) and here is a direct quote:
"The system has got Add-in card slots: One PCI Express® x 16 slot

One PCI Express® x 1 slot
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February 20, 2013 1:17:09 AM

swilczak said:
Even the most low end cards of the new power efficient nvidia 600 series require at least a 300 watt power supply. I don't think you should put a card in that PC. Are you sure it has a pci express x 16 slot? You may be able to find a slim power supply on newegg.com that will give it more power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh, and also, I took a look at the link and I think the card might be too large for my case. It's tiny.
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February 20, 2013 1:35:55 AM

I know what your desktop looks like and that card will fit. It's the smallest of desktop graphics cards, it just looks big in the picture. If you don't want to ruin your whole system, you would need a PSU upgrade like the one on the link I provided.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FSP-FSP350-601U-350W-A-S-LOW-PR...
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February 20, 2013 1:51:10 AM

Oh, ok. I just assumed that since it's such an unknown brand that most people wouldn't know about it. Woopsie me. Anyway, thank you for the help!
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February 20, 2013 1:54:27 AM

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