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Both my Nividia 460's have burnt out, I want to buy upgrades, but not sure what to do.

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#1 Zaros


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

So I have an Alienware Aurora ALX, and after 3 years and many problems, it's safe to say I ----- hate alienware and will never buy one again. The way they set up the video card slots makes them basically hug the sound card and internet card, giving the fans almost no room to breath at all, which explains why both cards have slowly burnt out. After about half a year, the first one burnt out, so I've been running off one, and finally last night the other one just went. I could black screen at any moment as I'm typing this.

So, I have as a video card (2 of them):

Video_Caption: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460


The processor is:
CPU_Name: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz


I'm not sure what the power supply is, but a yahoo answers post said from 2009 that the power supply is 875W (I can't look, it's on the side that isn't visable when I open the case) - If anybody can confirm this, please do so.


So yeah, I need to figure out which ones would fit my computer and still have room for the sound and internet card. I know they won't really have room to breathe either, but I need video cards regardless to even keep the computer on.

If need be I can take a picture of the set up and post it, just let me know.

Thanks again everybody, I really appreciate it.

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#2 computerxpds


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:35 PM


Yes please post a picture of the setup. You probably should only buy one new card to replace it, no real need for two, especially if they do not fit.
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