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I didn't take it out of course but I'm pretty sure it's the second. The first looks a lot bigger.
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Yes, confirmed it is the second one, > http://viewitem.eim....ndex.en-US.html
Reported measurement from 2 sites, "3 7/8 in (H) x 5 7/8 in (W) x 6 1/4 in (L) is what I measured. " source, > http://en.community....t/19266875.aspx
From this topic, user has fitted a replacement and last post says this will fit, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817151094
source, > http://en.community....t/19411854.aspx

Dell resources, > http://www.dell.com/...studio-xps-9000
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So the solution is a new power supply? :confused:
After the terrible news about the next Xbox I'll be upgrading for the next gen at some point anyway.
Is it ok to get a higher one now so I won't need to later or will that cause the card to overload or some such thing?
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Gday.
A new PSU is the first solution.
A 520 watt as suggested is good for almost any system with a single video card, if you think you may over clock in the future, a 600W will do the job.

You main problem with an upgrade path is the Dell case, hence the selection of the Seasonic PSU, (for it's size)
The Dell case has a very limited number of PSUs that will fit. Little if any upgrade path for cooling. No USB 3.0 on the front.

If you purchased a new case and PSU, you could then transfer the rest of your parts.
Your upgrade later would be a new MB, CPU and RAM.

or will that cause the card to overload or some such thing?


No, the system will only draw as much power as it needs, even if you had a 1000W PSU.
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Ok thanks.

Aren't the more powerful cards in the future going to need more than 520? Like a HD 9970.
That doesn't seem very good for the price. (I'm in Canada so changing it to .ca makes it cost $30 more, $20 in price and $10 in shipping.)
What about these?
Case: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811147153
Power: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817182200

I tried one more time in case the dust clear out was any help and this time it crashed to the desktop and said the display driver stopped responding instead of locking everything up and needing to cut the power. I don't know if that's any further useful info or not.
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As tech gets better power requirement for GPU and CPU tend to come down though It does not harm to have a little in reserve. AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition. 500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power
The Case and PSU will do the job
and both get quite good reviews on Newegg.
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I've noticed that's a mid-tower. I believe I have a full. Does that matter?
Also my hard drive isn't going to delete itself being swapped into the new case is it? :upset:
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I don't think you will have any problems with the case size, you do not have a lot going in, MB, RAM, 2 drives, GPU.
No, your drive will not be wiped.

We can see if the below tool finds any problems on your computer, click on the diagnose now button, and follow the prompts. I would start with the software first, then the hardware..
> http://www.dell.com/...studio-xps-9000
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That still doesn't do anything. I left it running for 3 hours and nothing. Then 90 minutes just for the videocard itself and nothing even though it says 10 minutes to 1 hour.
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Did you get a prompt when starting the tool saying,
"The Dell System Detect application may not be running on your computer. Click Download button to install.?"
If yes, you should go to the program and install it, then run the Diagnostic tool again.
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Yes. I downloaded it, installed it, ran it and just like before it refuses to acknowledge it's running. It's stuck at "gathering information" no matter what.

I downloaded this: http://www.afterdawn...rmation/siw.cfm but I'm not sure how to get the relevant info.

The only thing it flagged that I could find was this: Posted Image
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Gday.
Looks like we will have to abandon the Dell Tool.
ii have installed the SIW software to try out. some good features. Have not worked out yet how to upload the files, many file types are not supported on G2G.
Error message shown in SIW may be false as I have looked back at your Speccy report and RAM shows as A/OK
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It looked to me like it just couldn't read how much there was so came up like that. It does acknowledge an unexpected shutdown in the event log but not the game crashes/lock ups.
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The Home edition of SIW will only generate a quick report, so no good to us. Screen shots will be the only way to upload info.
Please take screen shots of the following.
On the top tool bar, > click Tools, > Options, > general, > tick, Detailed Reports, > Save, > OK, >
Next, > click hardware, > click Sensors, take screen shot.
Next, > click Tools, > CPU and Memory Usage, > take screen shot.





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There's only a language option under tools -> options -> general.
http://i.imgur.com/qUD95B5.png

Here's the sensor:
http://i.imgur.com/NHIFpwK.png

and CPU:
http://i.imgur.com/0hO4rXs.png
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