I have an acer aspire t180//ast180-ud400b// amd 64 atholon x2 // my on board card is a gforce 6100 n force 405// the new graphics card i purchased is a Geforce 8400 gs PCI express. I have went through the whole disabling onboard card then Powering off the machine, putting in New card , and hooking up my monitor to new card. Unfourtanetly the MOnitor is not responding to new card and when i check in Device Manager after plugging in my monitor to OLd card I only see my Onboard card... iHAve aslo tried RIght Clicking n Scanning for new hardware but NOthing, for some reason the the PC is not Seeing that New card. Ihave also checked 4 times to See if it Card is Seated Correctly it seemed to be. ALso whats Wierd is the Small fan On new graphic card is Spinning while plugged into PC, so theres has to be a CConnection there. Acer wants my Soul and my first born for 30 minutes of tech suport
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AM2+ mainboard will mean that you will be able to install AM2 and AM3 CPU's. That includes Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon 2 X2 to X4.
My advice would be to look at an Athlon 2 X2 250 3.0GHz CPU at least. It will be able to run on DDR2 or DDR3 RAM, it depends which socket you install it in. AM2+ is DDR2 and AM3 is DDR3.
Try and get an AM3 mainboard if you can it is worth it, ASUS is good. However then you may need new RAM. You may want a new Graphics card as well. Go to a computer store or use the net to look around and learn more about the AMD computer. Computer stores build special gaming computers, very good looking and great performers. It all depends on your budget.
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.
can you pls tell me what is your video card and did you install the driver for your video card? it might be the problem. if you have the cd driver for your video card install it and it should work just fine. hope that helps!
Is your onboard video busted? as i check your specs; you have these slots available in your motherboard
2 ( 2 ) x PCI ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x1 ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x16 ¦ 1 ( 0 ) x processor ¦ Memory
base from: http://www.twenga.co.uk/specs-Aspire-T180-ACER-Desktop-PC-243132
so, you can go to your nearest computer shop and ask them for a videocard that uses PCI Express x16, if its for gaming then go for the higher specs, i can't assist you further with regard to the exact video card model though.