EMachines EL1210-09 GPU upgrade options

By slifer8910
Jan 8, 2012
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  1. I had you guy help me add a processor to this computer(which worked) and now I am thinking about adding a new GPU so I can play Star Wars:The Old Republic. According to my computer I can use SLI even thought it has a integrated GPU but I don`t know much about SLI. Here is some information give me some help if you can guys. Thanks!

    http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socketam2/boxer_wmcp78m.shtml

    http://www.nvidia.co.uk/page/hybrid_sli_desktop.html

    http://www.swtor.com/info/faq#171060

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883114070

    EDIT:I have some info on my current graphics card
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9200
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 9200
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_084B&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_A2
    Display Memory: 1392 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 241 MB
    Shared Memory: 1151 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver Version: 8.17.0012.8562 (English)
    DDI Version: 10
    BGRA Supported: Yes
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 10/15/2011 03:53:00, 13205312 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

    On an SFF system with a 220w PSU your video card options are going to be rather limited.

    Here are some recommendations:
    ECS NGT430C-1GQR-F GeForce GT 430 = $57 ($37 after rebate)
    ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP) GeForce GT 430 = $60


    A Geforce 430 is about the max you can go with that PSU. Make sure that any card you get has a fan since that SFF case gets pretty hot and doesn't have great airflow so a fan less card will likely bake in there.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,061   +1,179

    The only cards that will fit in a eMachines EL1210-09 Desktop PC are single slot low profile cards. That severely minimizes the selection of cards to choose from.

    newegg search for a low profile card. Sadly I couldn't filter out the cards that use two slots.

    Unfortunately the case was not designed with gaming cards in mind. Current cards rated for gaming are usually full height dual slot cards.
  4. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TechSpot Member Topic Starter

    Ha thanks I guys I severely need a new computer!
  5. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TechSpot Member Topic Starter

    Should I get the ASUS or ECS GPU?


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