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Dell Dimension e520/ Dell XPS 400 Upgrade GPU

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by CrazyApple, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. CrazyApple New Member

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    Hi, i just bought a 700 watt psu and a gtx 460 video card for my dimension e520.

    (Links: http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/EZCool-Infi...omputing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item45fcb2a155

    http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/Palit-Sonic...raphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item336b3c1db6

    Right after that, i searched up to make sure it perfectly goes with my pc.
    I found some articles that tells me that my gtx 460 won't fit in the case.
    But i also found people that tell that it will fit in the e520.

    I'm kind of confused, the gpu & psu can arrive now at any day so i'm kind of worried.
    I already upgraded my gpu onec to a geforce 9500gt pci-e.
    Gtx 460 is should be a PCI-E too.

    The gtx460 also takes 2 card slots. I'm going to open my case to see if it can fit my pc.

    If anyone has some suggestions, please tell them.

    Thanks, Apple.
     
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    Since you already ordered it, the best thing to do would be to see if it fits when you get it.
    If not, maybe a little case modding will give it the room it needs.
     
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    I opened up my case and i see that my PCI slots are on top and the PCI-E is under them.
    And it has 2 slots and my GTX460 needs 2 slots aswell, i will just wait it out and see what will happen.

    I will inform if i get it.

    Thanks until than, Apple.
     
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    If your board differs from the picture, then you may be lucky. If there is a free slot above the PCIe x16 slot, then you should be okay.
     
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    Like i said, i will update my thread, so here i am :D

    My card isn't fitting in my pc correctly, is it a big problem if i cut parts out of the plastic fan holder and my cpu heatsink plastic holder? The fan wont be as stable but 1 screw still holds it...
     
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    Yeah, thought about that, the only problem is, i have a BTX case witch means if i buy a new case, i need a new cpu cooler& heatsink.
     
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    Update 2: So i've removed my original fan and placed another one that fits in it. Sadly my temp on the card runs up to 80C by just playing a non-intense game.

    Ive played league of legends for about 3-4 hours without any problems (60C-80C) on high/very high settings.
    After that i ran the new Dead Island on high settings after 2-3 mins my monitor blacked out and i had to reboot.

    I'm thinking about getting a Zalman VF2000 cooling, but i don't really know if it's worth it. The stock cooling is a f****ing joke. I've bought a simple fan for 10 euros, but as you can see, it's worthless.

    I bought the card used so i can't RMA, i really don't know what to do, i need help.

    Things I've tried:

    CoD4 with custom performance config: 70c-80c (10 min gameplay)
    League of Legends: 60c - 70c (3-4 hrs gameplay)
    Dead Island: 80c - 105c (2-3 min gameplay)
    CoD: Black ops: 70c (5 min gameplay)

    I will post some pictures of my pc as soon as i can.

    If someone has the Palit GTX 460 2GB version and can help, please do i really need help.

    Specs:

    Intel Q6600 2.4 (no oc)
    Palit GTX460 2GB (700mhz stock)
    4gb 800mhz ram
    700w ezcool infinity PSU
    Intel G43 chipset (i know it's old)

    My pc is 6 years old i know it's old i bought it back in 2006. It's a dell dimension e520, the case is pretty small but the card still fits in it.

    Any help is appriciated,

    Thank you, Apple.
     

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