NIDIA Geforce 6100 video card is not sufficient to run some games my kid has. Acer support tech would not support changing video cards (possibly build into mother board?). Can I add another video card without making things worse, provided there is a slot available? As the unit is a couple of years old, the PCI Express boards are likely to not be compatible...I am not a strong tech person, but have added a few boards to computers before.
Fist off yes you may add a video card onto the pc but it may not be as fast as you hoped. if you have nothing but "PCI" slots not "PCI-E" but pci you may want to look into the geforce 8400 gs which offers both AGP and PCI also the brand ATI offers pci cards too. its not that quite hard to do make sure you get a anti static band and attach it to the pc and your wrist to ground yourself or you will damage the computer. place in the card making sure you dont touch the connecting pins of the card and make sure everything is secure. most manufactures have intstructions on installation, most are easy to understand. once you have the card installed you will need to go into the BIOS and disable the onboard video thats already inbedded in the motherboard, also when doing this will alleviate the missing memory that was taken by the onboard video card. save and exit out of the bios and the pc will restart. load into windows then install drivers before anything else then restart again.
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Re: Want to upgrade the video card in computer
Yes you can upgrade the video card on your computer. The ones that the computer comes with are built in. There should be enough of a variety of Plug and Play video cards available that will work. You did not say what kind of computer you have but when you go to buy the video card you want to install be sure that the person selling it to you guarantees that it will work for your system. Circuit City, Best Buy and other computer software and hardware companies will do at least that so you do not get stuck with something that is not compatible. The installation disc that comes with the card should be straight forward enough and you should not have to answer too many prompts in the pop up window wizard. It should tell you in the end how much video memory you have total after installation and also on power up during the diagnostics and in the setup of the cmos bios. You should not run into any problems. Look for a reputable dealer and good luck.
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Unfortunately, laptops are generally locked down in terms of graphics cards. The GPU is integrated into the laptop mainboard due to space constraints.
Your only option if tied down to a laptop for any reason would be to purchase a more recent laptop with a specific graphics card in it.
Any discrete (NVIDIA or ATI) graphics card that was manufactured after 2008 should be sufficient to run most games.
If you're looking to play games on more intense graphic settings, your best bet would be to look for laptops with the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M/240M or better, or the ATI Mobility Radeon 4600/5400 or better. Either brand with at least 512 MB of video RAM will work well.
probably that your power supply is not sufficient to handle geforce fx5500. you may try to install the latest driver for this video card or if not, try to check if upgrading your power supply will help
If the error message says "Cannot find any compatible Direct 3D devices" it means that you do not have a supported video on your system, and that you need to upgrade your video card.
The Recommended and Minimum System Requirements for the are game mentioned below your system has to meet at least the Minimum System Requirements for the game to launch on your system. Recommended System Requirements: - 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor - 1GB System Ram - ATI Radeon X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or higher video card 1.2. Minimum System Requirements Minimum System Requirements: - Windows XP - 512MB System RAM - 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor - 128MB Direct3D compatible video card with DirectX 9.0c compatible driver - CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive - 4.6GB free hard disk space - DirectX 9.0c (included) - DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card - Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework for toolset (included) - Broadband connection for multiplayer online play - Keyboard, Mouse 1.3. Supported Video Cards
- ATI Radeon X1900 series - ATI Radeon X1800 series - ATI Radeon X1600 series - ATI Radeon X1300 series - ATI Radeon X850 series - ATI Radeon X800 series - ATI Radeon X700 series - ATI Radeon X600 series - ATI Radeon X300 series - ATI Radeon 9800 series - ATI Radeon 9600 series - ATI Radeon 9500 series - NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series - NVIDIA GeForce 7800 series - NVIDIA GeForce 7600 series - NVIDIA GeForce 7300 series - NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series - NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series - NVIDIA GeForce 6500 series - NVIDIA GeForce 6200 series - NVIDIA GeForce 6100 series - NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 series - NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 series - NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 series - NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 series
Aspire T180 Specifications
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 x 2 or Athlon 64 or Sempron (940 pin)
256MB DDR2 533/667/800 SDRAM expandable to 4GB 1 Ok now that i found the spec for your computer here we go you can install the amd 64 x2 but not Phenom x4 9950
2 As for the graphic card you seem to know a little about computers so you can install and pci express x 16 graphics card that only needs one slot but remember some need power and this mean you my have to upgrade your power supply.So really you can by any single slot pci express graphics card for your computer so it comes down to how much you want to spend. 3.Ok for ram your max will be 4 gbs most likely ddr2 which mean that you have 4 ram spot in your computer. hope this help please vote for me.
You have a PCI Express slot to put a graphics card in. You can get a bigger graphics card to install in the machine but the power supply you are using in your comptuer is only 300 watts. If the specs of the memory card tell you to upgrade the power supply if its blow x amount watts you will have to do that in order to not run into problems. The good thing about e-machines is that you can upgrade the power supply at the same time. Usually they don't cost a lot of money.
You might have to get one thats around 425 to 475 watts depending on what the instructions tell you. If the new video card you are using is running a fan for cooling, chance are it will need an upgrade.