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Windows 7: 4gb graphics card without fan vs. 2gb card with fan?

21 Jun 2016   #1
archz2

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 
4gb graphics card without fan vs. 2gb card with fan?

My pc is running windows 7 - 64 bit ultimate. I upgraded the motherboard of my PC in 2010 with second generation i3 processor and 4GB RAM. It has integrated intel graphics. I'm planning to buy a new graphic card for my PC.

I found graphics card of 2GB and 4GB under my budget of 7000 bucks.


I am considering the following options


#1 Zotac-GeForce GT 730 4GB (without cooling fan) priced at Rs. 6494


#2 Zotac Nvidia Gt 730 - 2Gb (with cooling fan) priced at Rs. 5198



I do page layout composing that includes photographs of 8 megapixels. I also do photoshop work, HD video editing in Adobe Premiere, 3d modeling in Sketchup and still scene photo realistic rendering in Sketchup using vray.


I don't play games at all.


Is it safe to buy a graphics card (option #1 i.e. 4Gb variant) that does not have a fan?


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21 Jun 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Can you post links to those cards please.
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21 Jun 2016   #3
archz2

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes



ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 4GB Synergy Edition Graphics Card https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00R5UW038/..._k8sAxb6WC06BC


ZOTAC NVIDIA GT 730 2GB 2 GB DDR5 Graphics Card https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00L61VGPU/..._Y8sAxbYFX5H4E
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21 Jun 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'd probably go with the 2gb card at least it has gddr5 memory and a fan so it would at the least cool it's self a lot better.
ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 DirectX 12 ZT-71101-10L 2GB 64-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8 lanes) HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
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21 Jun 2016   #5
archz2

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I'd probably go with the 2gb card at least it has gddr5 memory and a fan so it would at the least cool it's self a lot better.
ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 DirectX 12 ZT-71101-10L 2GB 64-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8 lanes) HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Newegg.com
Will it also perform significantly better than the 4GB version? I live in India that has summer temperatures as 46 degree celsius. Therefore, does a graphic card with a cooling fan becomes a necessity for me?
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21 Jun 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes if the case has poor ventilation already
Using one without a fan would need some pretty awesome intake and exhaust fans but gddr3 memory is way too old.

Every system needs dedicated intake and exhaust fans though.
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21 Jun 2016   #7
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Agree with ThrashZone, I'd go with the 2GB GDDR5 instead of DDR3.
And if you're living in a hot country then I would definitely prefer a fan than just a heatsink. Even here in
England, with our 2 days of summer, I would still prefer one with a fan.
I do have Windows open a lot in my house though, no matter what the weather, so get plenty of fresh air coming in. And my case does have 5 intake fans which helps.
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21 Jun 2016   #8
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

I have added fans to cool fanless graphics cards, most recently 'Asus HD 5450 SILENT'. Not the most powerful card for sure, but man, it was getting HOT! Fan made huge diff.

-c-
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21 Jun 2016   #9
archz2

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Wow! Thanks everyone for such great help in recommending a graphics card with fan.
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21 Jun 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well the real factor was gddr5 verses gddr3 memory
The fan was just the coincidence
Although a 4gb card without a fan is insane
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