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[EOCF] Tim
11-08-07, 10:19 AM
I was wondering, the GTX seems to push quite a bit of hot air back in the case, people have tried to block those vents, but they actually got temps higher, like the fan isn't strong enough.

Has anyone tried that and what were your results? I suppose adding a slot fan would be a good idea, but kind of impractical in SLI due to the X-fi being in between.

Any remedies to this problem? It sucks the heat back up anyway, creating higher temps.

Slammin
11-08-07, 10:35 AM
You need to have positive case air pressure to make these cards' HSF work best. Just add another 120m intake to your case if you can. I did and it really improved my temps all-around.

[EOCF] Tim
11-08-07, 10:39 AM
You need to have positive case air pressure to make these cards' HSF work best. Just add another 120m intake to your case if you can. I did and it really improved my temps all-around.

Ah that makes sense then, I have one coming in, and two going out. But I'm switiching to another case soon. I do get much better temps when putting a 120mm in front of them, blowing any hot air loops away.

Armed_Baboon
11-08-07, 06:38 PM
I've got a slot fan next to mine. blows a whole lot of hot air out of the case and reduces the temps of the vid card significantly. mine looks like it would fit under an sli bridge.

$n][pErMan
11-08-07, 07:23 PM
I have one of these right under my video card... lowered temps by about 9C :D
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/35-888-602-02.JPG

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835888602