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Need Help Upgrading/Fixing a Cooling Issue.

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#1 MadeaIsMad


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

Hello There Bleeping Computer Forum,

I have a Dell XPS 435T or XPS 9000 It looks a lot like the picture I have included below. I upgraded the default GFX card to a ATI HD Radeon 6770. The problem I am having is that The positioning of the card slot for this GFX card sits almost at the bottom of the case and doesn't get much ventilation so overheating is a big issue. I am trying to see whether or not I can add a case fan or some other type of cooling for under 100$ and I know that isn't a lot and I apologize.
If you guys could help me out that would be super awesome.

If you need more specs let me know.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

You may have to do a little surgery, but yes add a decent sized fan.  Most all standard production cases have minimal case venting.  Most have the PSU blowing out add a fan blowing in, I have in the past added make shift deflectors to channel the air where I felt it would help the most. 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:42 AM

Hi, could you provide a photo of the system with the side panel off?

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