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February 28, 2013 9:19:20 PM

Hey all,

For a few months now, my computer's been shutting off completely after playing World of Warcraft for 30 minutes to an hour or more. Since then I have opened up the case to clean the inside free of dust regularly, as well as cleaned the heatsink and the heatsink fan, but it still shuts off, which leads me to believe that I'm overclocking my graphics card.

Computer system: Dell Inspiron 530
Current Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

I plan to replace the graphics card and possibly the power supply if it requires it.

These are the cards I was looking at, but I was wondering if I could get a few tips regarding either.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks very much in advance! :) 

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February 28, 2013 9:35:06 PM

BUDGET RANGE: $100-200 Before / After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW (definitely does not need to be at highest settings), Microsoft Office work

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT / not sure

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Dell Inspiron 530, 2.0 GB / 4.0 GB max memory

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050
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February 28, 2013 9:37:22 PM

another dell psu gone bad....im not surprised
March 1, 2013 10:04:59 AM

Not sure if your PSU can handle either, going to need to know how much power it has..
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