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Windows 7: Graphics card heating question

05 Jan 2010   #31
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
I'd say the card is going to be fine; although, to do a thorough test I would game for an hour or two, if that's normal for you, then check the temps again. A hot card in a small case can really heat up internal case temps, which in turn will further heat up the card.

I didn't think you had a laptop, which is why I made the suggestions I did. thefabe suggested it might have been a laptop, but since neither of us did our due diligence, we asked.

Anyway, you can hook up any monitor you want to a laptop: dual display.
Yeah i know, and i didnt mean to like blame you or anything... Anyway, im going to play for a few hours and then check the temps.
Thanks for your help!


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05 Jan 2010   #32
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No worries. Hope what little help I gave helps.
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05 Jan 2010   #33
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Get these fans and put it under your graphic card, it's also very very easy to make your own, I made myself 1 yesterday, haven't tested it yet cause I didn't get my PC back from maintenance yet..

http://www.pcabusers.com/reviews/vantec/fancard/p1.html
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05 Jan 2010   #34
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Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
No worries. Hope what little help I gave helps.
So, been playing for about 2h and 93 C
So am i screwed?
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05 Jan 2010   #35
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Screwed? No, but you are approaching what that card can tolerate... and are running outside of my comfort zone.

Personally I'd buy an aftermarket heatsink and fan and do anything to increase case flow. How much room you have to play with?
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05 Jan 2010   #36
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If his case looks anything like this,



it really shouldn't have a problem with cooling, unless there isn't a fan blowing out and only relying on the power supply to vent the hot air out.
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05 Jan 2010   #37
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can definitely work with that... no dremel needed. Get some air pushing past that bad boy.
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05 Jan 2010   #38
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Factory cases are poor - I picked up a cheap Antec 200 that has a 140mm exhaust at the top and 120mm at the back - it also has 3 mounts for another 3 120mm TriCool fans. Going to mount one on the side. That temp isn't normal. My 4890 never hits past 70 degrees celsius - although the PSU is mounted on the bottom blowing air up past a PCI card.
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06 Jan 2010   #39
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If his case looks anything like this,



it really shouldn't have a problem with cooling, unless there isn't a fan blowing out and only relying on the power supply to vent the hot air out.
yeah thats almost it. So, what can i do? Instructions please.
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06 Jan 2010   #40
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What does it have now in the way of fans?

A picture or two of inside the case would help (couldn't find any when searching). It may just be a matter of adding another fan or two (or better ones than what are there now, and possibly a bit of cable management (OEM's are notorious for leaving it a right bird's nest) to help improve airflow.
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