Can my Aspire X3810 Support the gigabyte gtx 1050?

gamingguy27

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Hi people, I just wanted to know if my aspire X3810 can support the gtx 1050 since i am planning to upgrade, also any clues what i do? I'm not sure if I should upgrade my PSU! This computer was prebuilt so im not sure what to do please help! Thank you.
 

Barty1884

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That link has a DualCore E5200?

Looking at the case, it doesn't even look like you'll be able to fit a GPU in there anyway. The x16 slot is right at the top, and doesn't appear to have room for even a single-slot design, let alone anything that runs you to dual-slots. The PSU is also a non-standard dimension, so you're looking at a new case + PSU + GPU as a minimum to be able to do anything with that setup..

IMO, it's just not worth the investment.


**EDIT** Ok, so it looks the same, but oyu have a C2Q8300. I'd be very surprised if you could fit a GPU in there.
Would need to be half-height, and likely a single slot design to have any chance..... and on the OEM 220W (8-9 year old) PSU that's non-standard in it's layout, it's not going to happen.
 

Barty1884

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Appears to be a Core2Quad system (at best)? Do you have the specific model?
I think the "best" CPU available for it was a Q8300, so hopefully you at least have that. A 1050 would be the max performing card I'd look to pair with it.

Older prebuilts, using OEM motherboards can be a bit problematic with newer GPUs. I think it relates to the UEFI (or lack thereof).
I think the 900 series behaved a little better on older boards, as did the 700 series. I would anticipate a GPU like a 750TI to just be simpler overall, albeit older and a bit lesser of a performer.

I'd expect the PSU to be pretty low powered and, if the system is original from the C2Q era, it's somewhere between 8-10 years old at the point, and I'd suggest replacing*.

*Depending on the motherboard though, the power connectors may be proprietary, making replacing the PSU no simple task.


*EDIT* Assuming your motherboard looks like this:
https://www.ebay.com/i/351957520472?rt=nc

Then those are standard 20/24pin ATX and 4pin EPS, so it'll be easy enough to replace..... assuming the PSU has the same physical ATX dimensions, otherwise you're looking at replacing the case too.
 

gamingguy27

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By the way its a vista but upgraded to windows 10. Do I need to like replace the mother board? but continue using the cpu since i found out it was good and it has 4 cores or no?
 

Barty1884

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It's a dated chip regardless, but a Core2Quad is still somewhat sufficient for modern gaming, providing you're realistic.

As I mentioned, I'd personally look for a 750TI* to avoid compatibility issues...... and yes, you should be looking to replace the PSU also.

The 1050 might work, but unless you can find anybody else online who can verify 100% that the near 10 year old board/chipset is compatible with a 2017 GPU, I would err on the side of caution.
 

Barty1884

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That link has a DualCore E5200?

Looking at the case, it doesn't even look like you'll be able to fit a GPU in there anyway. The x16 slot is right at the top, and doesn't appear to have room for even a single-slot design, let alone anything that runs you to dual-slots. The PSU is also a non-standard dimension, so you're looking at a new case + PSU + GPU as a minimum to be able to do anything with that setup..

IMO, it's just not worth the investment.


**EDIT** Ok, so it looks the same, but oyu have a C2Q8300. I'd be very surprised if you could fit a GPU in there.
Would need to be half-height, and likely a single slot design to have any chance..... and on the OEM 220W (8-9 year old) PSU that's non-standard in it's layout, it's not going to happen.
 

Barty1884

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Looks to be a standard mATX motherboard, so any case supporting the mATX form-factor will work just fine.

I'd look to keep this as cheap as possible though, as the rest of the system is pretty dated.

Assuming you're ok with mail-in rebates, this keeps it pretty cheap (while still giving you a good quality PSU)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Case: Rosewill - Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.75 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $44.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-29 18:28 EDT-0400

The CX550 is overkill for the system, but for the price, it's pretty tough to beat right now (after rebate).

Then, try to pick up a 750TI cheaply:
https://www.ebay.com/b/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-Computer-Graphics-Cards/27386/bn_27470932?_sop=15

BUT, be careful. There are fakes out there. Generally they're unbranded, stock images.... and I think generally have 1GB VRAM.
Stick with the branded cards, 2GB VRAM. If you can find one under $70-$80, that's a pretty decent deal IMO.

 

gamingguy27

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Thanks bro, sorry for not answering for a while. So about the GTX 750 TI can I just get it off newegg or amazon or something like that? Please let me know and provide a link thank you!
 

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