Question about Acer Aspire T160-US321H (AST160-U-S321H) PC Desktop
I have an acer AST160-US321H. I have a 320gig SATA HD, and 4 gigs of ram. now i want video. I see a EVGA 01G-P3-1302-LR (1gig pci exp card for $35 ) and a GIGABYTE GV-R435OC-512I (512MB pci exp for 25). Both of these would likely blow the doors off what i currently get. But i want to know if these are good choices. Neither mention power supply minimuns. So what do you think?
Your right, both cards will be quite an inprovement in graphics. Your weak link is going to be the CPU, Your specs say AMD Semperon 3200 1.8GHz. Your power supply is a 300w, right? The EVGA 01G-P3-1302-LR has a MIN. 350w. http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=01G-P3-1302-LR&seeReview=true, you should be OK. The GIGABYTE GV-R435OC-512I Min. 300w. PCIE 2.0 :http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2924#sp Both sound good for you , I have both ATI/AMD and Nvidia in laptops and desktops. I like Nvidia. It's your choise, of course, Both are a lot of bang for the bucks. They do get Hot, so keep them as cool as you can. Both have fans! If the graphics card starts giving you little issues, upgrade the PSU to say 400w. Remember, every device you add requires a bit more power.Enjoy!
Posted on Nov 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: upgrading graphics card
Connect the monitor to the onboard video connector first. then
you need to disable the on-board graphics in the BIOS save the setting and shutdown. Then connect the monitor to the GeForce video connector and boot up then you will get a video signal on the GeForce video card.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
SOURCE: New graphics card
You can buy an Nvidia 8800GTS with 320MB for $180, and a 9600 woth 512MB for 130. If I were you I'd pick either of these, they're both good cards for a good price.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
The motherboard will support any PCI Express x16 or PCI Express 2.0 x16 video cards. Your main concern should be with the power supply since it is either a 300w or 250w.
Here is a pretty good choice for your price range:
Input your info here to see if you need a power supply upgrade.
A little money for system memory would be good if you have less than 1 Gig.
You can test it here:
If you are saving money by not buying a motherboard and want to spend it (which is what I would do), I would put the money into a the video card and power supply.
I do not know the dimensions of the Aspire Case, so one thing to keep in mind is the dimensions of the card and the power supply. Make sure they will fit before buying.
If you start replacing motherboards and such, you might as well just go with a whole new system. A new motherboard, new CPU, new memory, new graphics, new power supply, fast hard drives, new case.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
It is not the monitor that is your problem. Your monitor is fine, it is a software problem with your CPU/Computer. You need to put your operating cd in the cd tray, boot computer in this order...cd rom first, then hard drive, etc. Your operating sysytem is corupt/missing some files, it won't boot up thru the hard drive, because it can't, it need to boot from the cd, where the files are that it needs.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
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