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Windows 7: GeForce GT 220 Fan Blocked

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601
GeForce GT 220 Fan Blocked

I have a GeForce GT 220 installed on a PCI-e slot and right underneat that I have a TV turner installed on a (what I think is a) mini PCI slot. I bought this computer with the TV turner already installed. My PC is a Gateway DX4300-15e. My motherboard is a Gateway RS780 (AM2).

So, my question is since he fan of the graphics card is being blocked by the TV Turner, is there a fan I can buy to replace the one that it is on it or any type of cooling system that can be combined with one to cool the cpu as well? Thanks for the help in advance. And what is the temp that it should be running at? I have notecte that the temp runs aywhere from 150 to over 200*F. Included are some snapshots.

Thanks for the help in advance!


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04 Mar 2011   #2

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That does look a bit tight, those dell boxes aren't exactly good with airflow to begin with though.

At this stage I would honestly suggest a better case, that has proper front to back ariflow.

However here is a temporary option
Thermaltake Cyclo Blue LED Slot Cooler at Xoxide!

It will help move air, and will fit in that bottom pci slot space.

...I really think you are approaching the need for a new case though.
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05 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601

Yeah, I would love to buy a new case. The only problem is the money part! Lol.
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05 Mar 2011   #4

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200 F is crazy for a low end card. But according to Nvidia, it's still in the safe zone (105 C maximum or 221 F)
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10 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601

OK, So I have obviously started this thread a long time ago and the temp of my graphics card is becoming an issue again. So I was wondering if there was a such thing as PCI-e extentions? What I am thinking about is is either a card taht plugs into your PCI-e slot and connects to something where you can run multiple PCI-e cards or just a cable to where I can somehow makeshift a box or something to put the PCI-e card in. Any ideas?
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