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Old 12-23-12, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question Modding my old EVGA GeForce 8800 GT video card's fan to blow heat from the PC case?

Hello.

I have an old EVGA GeForce 8800 GT video card's fan in a brand new Antec Sonata Proto mid tower ATX case with two case 120mm case fans, MSI P43 NEO3-F (MSI-7514) motherboard, etc. See http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt for the details for this secondary computer. Also, hardwares were cleaned last night from its dust pileups after about two years of usage.

I noticed this video card's fan goes to maximum speed (4,000 RPM) even when my computer is idling. I think its air flow is not good in this new case. I know my old MSI ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB) blows its hot air in the rear, but this NVIDIA card doesn't. Is there a way to mod its cooler to blow out heat?

FYI for my system's sensors:
$ sensors -f
coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +129.2F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

coretemp-isa-0001
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1: +125.6F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

coretemp-isa-0002
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 2: +125.6F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

coretemp-isa-0003
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 3: +132.8F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

f71882fg-isa-0a00
Adapter: ISA adapter
+3.3V: +3.30 V
in1: +1.14 V (max = +2.04 V)
in2: +0.86 V
in3: +0.94 V
in4: +1.10 V
in5: +0.89 V
in6: +0.72 V
3VSB: +3.31 V
Vbat: +3.22 V
fan1: 1138 RPM
fan2: 1075 RPM
fan3: 0 RPM ALARM
fan4: 0 RPM ALARM
temp1: +89.6F (high = +185.0F, hyst = +177.8F)
(crit = +122.0F, hyst = +114.8F) sensor = transistor
temp2: +98.6F (high = +185.0F, hyst = +177.8F)
(crit = +212.0F, hyst = +204.8F) sensor = transistor
temp3: FAULT (high = +158.0F, hyst = +154.4F)
(crit = +185.0F, hyst = +181.4F) sensor = transistor

adt7473-i2c-4-2e
Adapter: NVIDIA i2c adapter
in1: +2.99 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +2.99 V)
+3.3V: +3.25 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +4.38 V)
fan1: 3121 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
fan2: 0 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
fan3: 0 RPM (min = 164 RPM) ALARM
fan4: 0 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
temp1: +152.6F (low = +149.0F, high = +185.0F) ALARM
Board Temp: +136.4F (low = +68.0F, high = +140.0F)
temp3: +152.6F (low = +176.0F, high = +221.0F) ALARM


Thank you in advance.
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