Re: Problem with Dell Inspiron
Have you tried opening it up and blowing out the fan, heatsink, and shroud? That would probably make a world of difference right there. It wouldn't hurt to pull the graphics card and blow it out, too.
I wouldn't worry about a new cooling system as that case wouldn't hold anything big, plus it can't be overclocked so what you see is what you get.
A new/better card would help you in gaming, but your power supply may be your main limitation. I can't find any specs on what you have for a PSU, so you will have to open up the case and let us know. Odds are you would have to replace the PSU in order to power a better card (which would have to be low profile or at least low profile ready).
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