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Okay need to cool my video card

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#1 rkoelsch


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 09:38 AM

Okay I downloaded PC wizard to check out my motherboard because I couldn't remember what it was. loved that it had a little monitor. Started playing Dragon's age and it faulted out after a while. Thats when I saw that the graphics card temp was over 60 C when it started at about 42 C. Looking at the case I didn't see any good airflow options so I think I need a new case. Til then I was thinking of getting this PCI fan

First is my guess that 60 C too high for a Graphics card?

And is pci card a good solution? My CPU seems to be staying pretty cool but of course it has a heatsink.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 09:56 AM

It depends on the video cards specs and what it can handle.

I know I added a spare processor fan to the heat sink of my Nvidia 6200 AGP card and it worked tremendously in dropping the chip temp 10 degrees. Of course I had to alter the fins a bit to accommodate the fans mounting screws.

If you have an open slot next to the video card, this device should do the trick.

You didn't offer much info on the video card or what type of desktop case you have, but any increase in air-flow inside the case will help.

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#3 rkoelsch

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:44 PM

ah I forgot have an nvidia 8600 gt and the case is big but not sure what think a generic

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