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Help my upgrade my Acer Aspire E360

by Brolly84 / July 17, 2008 7:43 AM PDT

I'm not sure whether I should upgrade my computer or just buy a new one because they are so cheap these days. Please help me decide! I'm looking to upgrade it probably for gaming purposes. What would you suggest? I'm looking to be fairly frugal as well.


It's an Acer Aspire E360 (with windows vista ultimate).
I've added 512mg(total 1.5g) of ram and thats the only upgrade I've done so far.
CPU is a AMD Athlon 64x2 3800+
The video card is a radeon x600 (I know crappy)
Here is a link to a picture of my PSU
http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nashvilleandrandom070lq6.jpg

Here is a link to just about the exact same computer.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/acer-aspire-e360-2/4507-3118_7-31749343.html?tag=sub

Thanks very much for the help.
Please ask if you need any more info!

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If you upgrade the gfx card
by damasta55r / July 17, 2008 11:54 AM PDT

you'd probably need a new psu. I think you have dual +12V rails, but max output is only 300w. Maybe add another 512mb ram as you're using vista.

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also
by CODAMAN12 / July 18, 2008 2:33 AM PDT

you will have to find a low profile graphic card for you have a small form factor case. A normal size card will not fit!

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yikes
by Brolly84 / July 18, 2008 4:57 AM PDT
In reply to: also

A low profile card? Oh man that blows, I've never even heard of one of those.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
Please keep it coming.

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sorry
by CODAMAN12 / July 19, 2008 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: yikes

I looked up the machine and I stand corrected. It will take a standard graphic card! Just make sure (as posted before) you get a good power supply. About a 500 or 600 watt would do it.

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