I have an Acer Aspire T180 R01-B3 with the following motherboard Acer EM61SM/EM61PM, running Windows Vista Home Basic (32 bit). It has a AMD Sempron 3500+ (2ghz) processor. http://www.amazon.co...data/B000NFYQHA
I wish to upgrade the graphics card so I can watch HD video and wanted to know if this is possible. As of now, 10gb h.264 movie files are choppy and slow.
The PSU is only 250w, however I am currently running an ATI FireGL V5100 (I think that requires 300w and it has always run fine).
I have seen the following card that is cheap and cheerful, and the reviews says it deals fine with HD playback
ASUS ATI RADEON HD4350 http://www.overclock..._source=froogle
I am worried about a few things though.
It is a 16x PCI-E card. I am not certain but the only information relating to that board suggests it is an 8x slot. Will it work and if so how will performance be affected?
The only information regarding power usage states it requires 300w, which I am willing to take a chance on as my current one works fine and that is also 300w. Can anyone confirm/deny whether it only needs 300w?
Many thanks for any help and feel free to highlight any potential issues I might have ignored.
Edited by DjFonti, 30 October 2010 - 04:13 AM.