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Asus Aspire x3910 (Graphics Card) Upgrade


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OGxquisite

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So I have this Aspire x3910 at home it's has a slim profile case.
I want to add a graphics card but reading online through other forums from people asking the same question I heard it has a PSU 220W which we all know isn't enough to run a graphics card.
There is this one where someone said they used a EVGA GT 210 and it works fine so I need you'd guys help to see if you guys think I can run this without it blowing up or catching on fire.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130602

I'm only going to use this to play League of Legends not major games like crysis or anything like that I just want my game to look smooth and run smooth unlike the built in Intel Graphics

Please read specs on the card page it says minimum 300w PSU but then it says something about volts I don't know what that means.

Thanks for your help!
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Hello OGxquisite

Do not be tempted to use an under powered PSU as it will damage your hardware, that is if it will even boot up the computer.

The amps that you refer to are what the +12V rail on the PSU is capable of putting out, the card at your link requires 18 amps so when looking at PSU options check the output ratings such as the example at the link http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139026 which shows that the +12V rail supplies 32 amps.
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The thing is I'm not sure what's the size of my current PSU so I can't find one to replace it.
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Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted, note the shape of the stock PSU for your computer http://www.acerparts...wer-supply.html this will make upgrading difficult.

Full computer specs http://support.acer....eX3910sp2.shtml
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So your telling me that there really isn't any PSUs the size of the one currently in the system that's what I was thinking because I never seem a PSU that size before.
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You can get them but the max output is not very high and they can be expensive http://www.dealtime..../info?tab=specs
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