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Old 12-23-12, 03:04 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?


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 dusty after about two years of usage.

I noticed this video card's fan goes to maximum speed (over 5,000 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
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +143.6F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1: +140.0F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 2: +141.8F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 3: +147.2F (high = +176.0F, crit = +212.0F)

Adapter: ISA adapter
+3.3V: +3.30 V
in1: +1.14 V (max = +2.04 V)
in2: +0.85 V
in3: +0.94 V
in4: +1.09 V
in5: +0.88 V
in6: +0.69 V
3VSB: +3.30 V
Vbat: +3.22 V
fan1: 1197 RPM
fan2: 1083 RPM
fan3: 0 RPM ALARM
fan4: 0 RPM ALARM
temp1: +105.8F (high = +185.0F, hyst = +177.8F)
(crit = +122.0F, hyst = +114.8F) sensor = transistor
temp2: +116.6F (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

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: 5283 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
fan2: 0 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
fan3: 0 RPM (min = 164 RPM) ALARM
fan4: 0 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
temp1: +168.8F (low = +149.0F, high = +185.0F)
Board Temp: +154.4F (low = +68.0F, high = +140.0F) ALARM
temp3: +168.8F (low = +176.0F, high = +221.0F) ALARM

Thank you in advance.
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