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All right, so I'm going to be buying a new computer off amazon very soon, theone I was looking at was an Acer AM3910-U4012. Here are its specs
Intel core I3-550 3.2GHz
6GB of DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA Hard drive
Integrated Intel HD Graphics :\
The thing that I don't like is that the video card, if I should even call itthat, is integrated with either the processor or the motherboard, I can'treally tell what they're talking about. I've always just used Linux on 10 yearold desktops, so hardware was never a huge issue with me.All ofthe core i3 processors have the embedded graphics capability however you arenever limited to just the built in graphics processing you can always add yourown PCI-E graphics solution from your favorite card manufacturer.
If I buy this one, I'd like to upgrade the video card. Someone on a differentforum recommended this one - link
, because I would like to play some newer games.Ideally I'd like to play Skyrim, but that might be a little extreme. If I couldjust play oblivion with these specs that would be perfect. I would dual-bootinto Windows 7 for games and Ubuntu for everything else (because Linux r00lslol)
The thing is though, is it possible to remove this integrated HD Graphicsthing? (NO butit will automatically disable its self upon seeing a new video processor.)
And is this card compatible with my computer? (Yes it is as it uses a single 16XPCI-e Slot)
Also, (keep in mind I'm new at this), when the manual says it has available PCIslots, does that mean it has room for graphics cards? (YES if you use the 16XPCI-E slot)
Itsays "Expansion slots include 1 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1 (1 available), and 1 PCI-Ex16"
Sorry for asking a lot of questions, but if I can get this video card thingfigured out, I'll be ready for purchasing.
Oh, and for a full run down of how this machine looks, its full specs, etc.here's a ton of information I found on a website - link
. It also shows inside and the back panel.
Thanks so much in advance for any kind of direction! Clearly, I'm a bit lost onhardware.
Sorry about slaughtering your post with my text but it seemed the only way toclearly answer the questions you had.
Larry D. Lawrence II
MCSE, MCP,ACMT, ACTC
Dell, HP, Toshiba, Apple, Lenovo, and IBM Certified Technician