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Old 07-13-2008, 04:41 PM   #11
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And how could I check that? Under dxdiag like aowen said?
Only way to check a PSU's power, from my knowledge, is to open your case up and look. There should be a label on it, indicating a number in watts.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:43 PM   #12
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To tell you the truth I don't even remember how I figured out whether my Dell was ATX/MATX =/

edit: I figured it out how I figure out the form factor. I googled specs for my machine and there was this:

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Which means MATX

edit 2: From this: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/del...-31530074.html

I think you have an ATX case. You have a 375W PSU, which if you want to do more upgrades in the future, I would buy a 600W or so. Unfortunately you RAM is becoming out-dated. It is DDR, standard is becoming DDR2.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:54 PM   #13
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http://www.911forpcs.com/xps400.html

I think this is what Im looking for right? It says ATX

So I should buy ram first? Then when i get some more money I should get a video card?
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http://www.911forpcs.com/xps400.html

I think this is what Im looking for right? It says ATX

So I should buy ram first? Then when i get some more money I should get a video card?
For the PSU, just ask Dell about it?
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #15
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For the PSU, just ask Dell about it?
Tried that, they didnt help me... at all.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:49 PM   #16
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Here's the thing. MATX fits into ATX, but not the other way around. I'm almost sure that your Dell is ATX as it is not listed other wise (ATX is standard). If they didn't help you at all, try to find a friend with an ATX PSU and see if it fits. If I were you I would upgrade PSU and CPU. If there's money left-over you can upgrade RAM and Video Card.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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Any sertant PSU I should look for?


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...e-dell-limited


They are saying that I xps 400 can run a 8800GT?
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