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Upgrading a Dell XPS 630

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August 26, 2011 6:05:33 AM

A few weeks back, my motherboard died. Thinking it was my graphic card (I had some heat issues with it), I bought the following card to replace it: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Now, my problem is that when I plugged it, the computer stopped working and won't pass POST (I get beeping sounds related to the card not being recognized, when its brand new) and to make matter worse, the old card won't work anymore (I pass the POST, but the computer freezes during BIOS). I am looking for replacements for the stock XPS 630i motherboard, but from what I gathered the change is a nightmare to work out because of the case requirements and the heat sink choice is very limited.

I am thinking of this card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... to replace it, but can't be sure.

It should be noted that everything I have in my tower is stock, from the PSU (650 or 750 W), to the RAM (4x 1GB).

Also, I plan on giving the computer to my parents when I am done rebuilding it so OC-friendly boards are not a necessity.

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August 26, 2011 6:11:14 AM

Gotta be sure that the power supply doesn't have Dell Proprietary connectors on it first, because I have a few dells in the family and the XPS series that we own have a different(10 pin) and (12 pin) connectors for connecting the motherboard. I would investigate this further before you spend money on the motherboard because you might have to upgrade the power supply and case first.
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