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Old 02-16-2011, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there im 20 years old and i recently got a job at a movie theater and im in the process of buying a new GPU for my computer and i have alot of questions.

First off here is my DXdiag

System Information
Time of this report: 2/15/2011, 16:11:37
Machine name: HOME-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire X1800
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3840MB RAM
Page File: 1608MB used, 6068MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07E1&SUBSYS_01581025&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1912 MB
Dedicated Memory: 248 MB
Shared Memory: 1663 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: X183H
Monitor Id: ACR006A
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.790Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.6658 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Model: WDDM 1.0
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/7/2011 22:27:00, 12859496 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-44A1-11CF-9769-54211CC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x07E1
SubSys ID: 0x01581025
Revision ID: 0x00A2

My computer model is the Acer X1800

Ok now i have a budget of 100 bucks and looking to buy a GPU im interested in this one currently

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (512P3N973TR) GDDR3 512MB on (item 300524647101 end time 11-Mar-11 19:38:44 EST)

And i need help can i use any type of GPU for my system or do i need a specific kind if so can you please tell my id apperatice it alot thanks so much

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help Buying new GPU! Dxdiag inside!

Is this your computer?

Acer Support: AspireX1800*Acer Aspire X1800 Desktop Series

If it is your going to need a new power supply to handle a dedicated video card.

And I wouldn't buy computer parts from ebay, they have a bad habit of not working or not showing up.
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