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asd
04-23-08, 11:58 AM
Due to the high temp of my card, I decided to buy something to cool it down, any good suggestion? having 82C temp when gaming isn't a funny thing. :(

Bman212121
04-23-08, 12:39 PM
That is just the normal temps of the cards. If you load up rivatuner you'll see that the fan on the card isn't even running at full speed yet. You can force the stock fan to run at full speed if you really want and it will drop the temps under 70C.

The other options would be the Thermalright HR-03 Plus VGA Cooler which can dramatically cool the GPU down when paired with a good fan, or the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800. Either way make sure you have good case airflow first otherwise it won't matter what cooler you have.

Thermalright
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/vga/hr03plus/product_vga_cooler_hr03plus.htm?art=MTQyMywxLCxoZW 50aHVzaWFzdA==

Arctic Cooling
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=154

CaptNKILL
04-23-08, 01:29 PM
I have something similar to this and it helped lower my temps quite a bit:

http://www.jab-tech.com/UV-Blue-System-Exhaust-Blower-pr-2243.html

The stock GTX heat sink has vents on the top of the card near the back plate. This tends to pump hot air right back into the card's fan. By putting an exhaust fan under those vents, you can make sure that all of the card's hot air is being removed from the case completely.

There is significantly more hot air coming out of my slot exhaust fan than out of my GTX's exhaust.

asd
04-23-08, 02:12 PM
Thanks guys for the quick reply, I will try the rivatuner method first to see if it will slove my problem, the reason that I decided to cool down my card is that I can't stand with the system lock up anymore, when playing games under DX10 mode, my system will always lockup due to the infamous nlkdddem.sys error, which could be caused by high temp of my card.

Madpistol
04-23-08, 03:45 PM
http://www.marco.org/images/kmart.jpg

This should do the trick.

JaxMacFL
04-23-08, 04:45 PM
:lol2:What kind of mounting bracket does that come with? !!!ROFL!!!!

Dazz
04-24-08, 04:50 PM
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cooler/VGAnCHIPnMEM/CL-G0102/cl-g0102.asp is a good product and compatible with most cards.

XDanger
04-24-08, 04:55 PM
I have something similar to this and it helped lower my temps quite a bit:

http://www.jab-tech.com/UV-Blue-System-Exhaust-Blower-pr-2243.html

The stock GTX heat sink has vents on the top of the card near the back plate. This tends to pump hot air right back into the card's fan. By putting an exhaust fan under those vents, you can make sure that all of the card's hot air is being removed from the case completely.

There is significantly more hot air coming out of my slot exhaust fan than out of my GTX's exhaust.
Used the same thing on my 640mb GTS, Temps lowered by 10c

Might be a good idea to replace the thermal compound also ,
And give the thing a good clean! Dust is a killer

Libertysyclone
04-24-08, 06:10 PM
I have an 8800 Ultra cooler that you are more than welcome to if you care to pay shipping, but those temps are well within range of normal.

breathemetal
04-24-08, 07:08 PM
http://www.marco.org/images/kmart.jpg

This should do the trick.

I have 4 of those mounted onto my case. I just use superglue and some good ole spit.

mcolbourn
04-29-08, 02:41 AM
I have 4 of those mounted onto my case. I just use superglue and some good ole spit.


I would recomend that you weld them in really :captnkill: :captnkill: :captnkill: cus I don't think that the glue will hold them :captnkill: :captnkill: :captnkill:

WeReWoLf
04-29-08, 04:04 AM
I got one of these
http://www.abbeypowertools.co.uk/webupload/APOWER/DRAPER/APOWERLARGE71396_fan6.jpg

DRen72
04-29-08, 10:44 AM
Panzies, I had to have a crew install mine into my rig...

http://www.aoc.gov/cvc/photos/images/bigfan_lg.jpg

mullet
04-29-08, 11:32 AM
Zalman
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/image/6324/vid-96_6.jpg/vid-95/Zalman_VF1000_LED_VGA_Cooler_ZM-VF1000.html