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#1 Alumar

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:56 AM

I just installed a new video card in my system, the card is a Inno3d Geforce 9500/128bit card.
I already have installed a rear CPU fan to help it cool down, I have read that it's normal for Video cards to heat up, Just afraid to fry up my System.
My CPU case is the Medium size not the Standard and the wires are actually blocking the Side exhaust fan, would changing into a regular size Case help it cool down? Any tip will be appreciated.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:46 AM

Good airflow and a clean computer.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:21 AM

Good airflow and a clean computer.



thnx for the reply..my system is just 2 months old, and there is not that much dust build up in the board or anywhere

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:24 AM

Download hardware monitor and take a screenshot and post it.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:20 PM

I have just moved some wires inside my system and run GPUZ and I have noticed a decrease of Temps.
BTW I have two fans installed, Would the two be exhaust or I should set the one at the back as Intake..thanks

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:26 PM

airflow typically moving from the front/bottom to the rear/top usually has the best effect for me, and if it runs to hot programs like rivatuner can help boost the GPU fan to cool it off better.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

I only have a side and back fan ports..maybe I should try bigger fans..both I using are 80mm only

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:36 PM

well, are you having a cooling issue? what temp is it running at? if its not overheating then no problem. . . if it is then do something about it. Most cases, you can add a fan to the front by using a drill.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:40 PM

well i just checked the temp while playing a game and it hit 60 degrees, i would prefer buying a new case than drilling on it

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:41 PM

well, are you having a cooling issue? what temp is it running at? if its not overheating then no problem. . . if it is then do something about it. Most cases, you can add a fan to the front by using a drill.

That's what i did, used a drill to make holes for mounting a intake fan to my case.

well i just checked the temp while playing a game and it hit 60 degrees, i would prefer buying a new case than drilling on it

Any budget for your new case?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:54 PM

ohh you mean you did drilled to make Ventilation holes in front of your case?
I really don't find that easy for me since I have just went to the store looked at the parts list and have the tech guy put my system together, but I was the one who choose the parts.


I'm looking at this Astone Enforcer case, it was a 120mm side case fan and a Ventilation port at the Front and I will just add another 120mm fan at the back.
And it's only $37.. is this too cheap for a case?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

This here is a solid case.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

I have drilled on a couple occasions, as long as you remove the components first and clean it out well before reinserting them it works well, ive done it before. 60C isnt a bad temp under load for most video cards, and manually turning up the fan on the video card using something like rivatuner should drop it down to the 50s pretty easy under load.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:14 PM

I have drilled on a couple occasions, as long as you remove the components first and clean it out well before reinserting them it works well, ive done it before. 60C isnt a bad temp under load for most video cards, and manually turning up the fan on the video card using something like rivatuner should drop it down to the 50s pretty easy under load.

Yep that's what i did to mine one and it works!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:21 PM

btw..how many months do you blow off the dust from your system? mine is just 2 months old I'm seeing dust build up but not that much..do you guys recommend Tune up utilities?




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