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Help with upgrading a GPU

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#1 Ian_Murdoch


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out with this.

Would this computer( http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model/DT.SRQAA.027)
Be able to handle a Nvidia gtx 970 if I upgraded the power supply?
I'm having trouble finding any info out about the motherboard and I don't actually own it yet so I can't look under the hood or use the gpu-z program to identify it. If it can't what would be the highest level Nvidia card I could install on this system?


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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 17 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

It is difficult to say without being able to see inside the machine.  Manufactured machines are not designed with much room for upgrades.  Normally RAM and hard drive are the only two things you can know that you can upgrade.  You may not be able to put a different power supply in the machine as manufacturers tend to put custom designed components in their machines.  This would mean that a standard power supply may not fit.


Looking at this review of a similar machine you should be able to put in a standard power supply, but no guarantee.  Also there is no shot of the slots on the motherboard, so there may not be a slot for the card.  There is a 16x PCI Express slot, but it doesn't mention which version of PCI-E it is.

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