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Hello

I have acer aSPIRE z 3771
http://www.acer.co.nz/ac/en/NZ/content/model/PW.SHP02.006

my graphics card is playing up. which graphics card should I buy for this computer
post #2 of 5
GPU upgrades for AIO PCs are severely limited due to poor heat dissipation. The specs info says you're using a GeForce GT520. As I'm sure alot of planning going into picking the best GPU for an AIO... Acer picked the GT520, so the best option would be to replace it for another GeForce GT520.

If you want a different card, my only suggestion would be to scale down. The absolute highest you should use for an AIO is the model it already includes.
Edited by Wnivre - 9/3/12 at 3:07am
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May I ask, how is your graphics card "playing up"?
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I have acer aSPIRE z 3771
http://www.acer.co.nz/ac/en/NZ/content/model/PW.SHP02.006

i haVE window home 7 premium trial version right now and now every thing is working fine but the nvedia grapics card.
when i play a movie the pixels burst. and when i go to nvidea control panel it comes to YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY USING A DISPLAY ATTACHED TO NVIDEA GPU.

when i go to acer website and download nvidea grapics card and try to install them it gives me an error YOU MUST INSTALL INTEL DRIVER FIRST and when i try to install intel drivers downloaded from acer website for my computer it gives an error YOU COMPUTER DOES NOT MATCH THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.

now i have installed n videa drivers directly from nvidea website but the movies dont work good.

also in my device manager my pci device is not installed i dont know how to install it. Please help
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Ok. Is it still under warranty?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 250G SSD WD Blue EZEX 1TB (RAID 0) WD Blue EZEX 1TB (RAID 0) 2TB WD My Book USB3 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp DVD-RW Corsair H80i Windows 10 Pro x64 24" BenQ GL2440HM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" Phillips 247E Gigabyte K8100 InWin Commander III 700W 80+ Gold Thermaltake Dokker 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Goliathus Plantronics 777 7.1 Gaming Headset Logitech X530 5.1 Surround System 
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Intel Core i5 520M Intel HM55 Nvidia GeForce GT 325M 4GB DDR3 1066MHz 
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500GB (7200 RPM) Super Multi Optical Disk Drive Windows 7 Professional x64 16" HD LED LCD-backlit Widescreen 
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