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N0toriou5 03-13-2006 12:02 AM

Help with onboard video
 
hello, i was looking at an Acer computer today and i liked everything about it, everything except the "Vga onboard video." Ok, so heres my question, can i add a video card to this or will it always be onboard? also can u upgrade onboard video? and finally, is it worth buying?

thanks in advance

-Just!n

aliasaid 03-13-2006 02:37 AM

depends.. some mobos have slots for vid cards and some don't.. you gotta give us a lot more detail than that. give us a link or something to the comp you wanna get.

SHAWN 03-13-2006 08:37 AM

Check to see if the motherboard has an AGP or PCI-e slot. If so, then your in business to install another video card.

Jorsoft 03-13-2006 01:48 PM

If it's a new, retail Acer anything with an Athlon 64 or up should have a pci-e slot. Do you know the model number of it or anything like that? Or can you link us?

N0toriou5 03-14-2006 12:00 AM

no, sorry, i can't. the computer is from Zellers if that helps any :S. it is has 256 ram, 2.93 ghz celeron processor, ect... do acers usually come with pci-e slots? are nvidia graphics cards supported by this kind of slot?

vaderpro 03-14-2006 12:09 AM

Dont expect too much out of a celeron computer with 256mbs of ram, even if you do upgrade the video card....but it depends what you want to do....

Maybe its this, which doesnt have a pci-e slot ...only an agp slot...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103007

If you have to buy an Acer, you'd be better off with at least something like this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883103003

N0toriou5 03-14-2006 12:11 AM

well, im not going to keep the 256.. i was thinking about adding a 1 gig stick to the 256.

N0toriou5 03-14-2006 12:13 AM

also, is an agp slot worse then a pci-e slot? whats the difference?

N0toriou5 03-14-2006 12:36 AM

asloo, if it is infact integrated video without a videocard slot, can i just buy a whole new motherboard and put the processor and whatnot on the new motherboard?

N0toriou5 03-14-2006 12:56 PM

BUMP, plz answer my questionss!!


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