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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 08:48 PM

My graphics card has been having some problems lately and I have decided its due to heat. Tonight for instance I was playing games for an hour or two and decided to open my case. I put my hand to feel the air being blown by my graphics cards fan and it was extremely hot. After leaving my case opened for 10 minutes, I felt the air and it was much cooler.

So I'm thinking maybe a PCI slot fan will help it out? My graphics card (Red thing) is right next to a empty spot with just a bracket, but no pci slot. I figure the fan will suck in the heat from the graphics card immediately as it comes out. This will prevent the hot air from just sitting in the case. Will this work this way, and help? I was looking at the ones on newegg.com. If anyone has any experiences with these please give me feedback, Thanks!

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:30 PM

As long as you set the fan in the case, facing upwards it should help.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:32 PM

Mate, you are probably better off getting an aftermarket cooler for your card first. Arctic Cooling make great coolers. I had an X800GTO and was getting the VPU recovery (which I figured was from overheating). Whacked on the ATI 4 rev 2 and no more problems.

I believe you have an X1300 (according to your sig), and looking at ArcticCooling website, you need the Accelero S2. Most PC shops stock them, or can at least get them in.

It would be well worth the investment. If you still have dramas, I would go get a slot cooler, and lastly a ventilated side/side mounted case fan....

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:39 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention that that is a passive cooler, and you would need the "Turbo Module" to bump up the cooling ability...Don't ask me where to find that though.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:20 PM

Yeah, from reports I've heard PCI fan cards can get quite noisy. An aftermarket cooler might be a bit better. For my X700. I bought a Zalman fan and it's currently silent and working great.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:30 PM

We are talking about the cpu heat sink that can be replaced by an actual cooler

you would have to remove the shroud (green thing) so that the fans would not conflict with each other.

I still dont like the Dell cooling solution for the Pentium 4s. All the ones that I have seen seem to run to hot.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:01 AM

I looked all over the internet and can't find anywhere that sell that cooler, JPHarvey. Does anyone know where I can get one.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 05:57 PM

Good point Sterling, nor could I, except for one Aussie shop which don't do the whole international thing...

You may have to go for one of these Zalman coolers. They are just as good, if not better in some instances, than AC coolers... :thumbsup:
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