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What type of Ram & Graphics Card?


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#1 adidaz

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:33 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right section for my question but I was wondering what type of Ram & Graphics Card would be compatible with my computer.
Right now I have an eMachine Desktop,
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (64 bit)
AMD Athlon Duel Core Processor 4050e 2.10 GHz,
2GB of Ram (used to be 3 but had it repaired & now the 3rd one doesn't fit)
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Graphics Card.

I was hoping to upgrade to a 256MB or 512MB Graphics Card & 4GB of ram, any help on what types would work would be great. Thanks :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 03:40 PM

What is the model number for your eMachines desktop? We need this so we can find more specific information on your PC. We need to know which type of RAM you use (DDR, DDR2, DDR3) and the speed (400, 800, 1066, etc.) as well as the number of RAM slots in your PC. We will also need to know if your computer uses PCI, AGP, or PCI-Express expansion cards and what the wattage on your power supply is. With the model number, we can look most, if not all, of this information up online.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:42 PM

You can also use a program like Everest or Speecy to quickly find out about the guts of your computer (I think Speecy is better). :huh:

Good luck! :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:34 PM

Thanks for the links, that helped a ton! here's a screen shot of the summery
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How do I find out about the PCI & power supply wattage?

It is an eMachine ET1161 with 2 RAM slots. The information you find online may not be fully correct because I had to have it repaired due to a lightning storm. The motherboard & power supply were both replaced.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:18 PM

Do you happen to happen to have a parts list or invoice of some kind listing the parts purchased/installed upon repair?

Other than that, I don't really know. If it's not a stock part, then without an invoice or something of the like, it's hard to know what was put in there without taking it apart and reading the label (assuming it has one).
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:57 PM

i think the PCI, you can find it out in the manual of the motherboard.

and as for the PSU you can open the side of your CPU and read the label on the PSU.

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