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Windows 7: Cooling

20 Jun 2011   #11
RealGoneKid

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hi just wondering if anyone could offer a suggestion on cooling my graphics cards? This case picks up so much dust that I have to clean it every 2 weeks. In that time the graphics card temps go up and up. I have both a pci expansion slot cooler and exhaust to hand but just wondered if there was a sure fire way to know which works best?
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20 Jun 2011   #12
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I have used my power fan header for a case fan, no problem. Or you could get a Power supply Molex to fan adapter and run it off your Power supply directly.
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20 Jun 2011   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RealGoneKid View Post
This case picks up so much dust that I have to clean it every 2 weeks.
Get a new case with dust filters...they make a huge difference.
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20 Jun 2011   #14
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Agree with that. Or your could buy filters that go over the intake fans. Some sport magnetic edges. Have those on a couple of 'puters.
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20 Jun 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My computer (in an Antec P182) has been running for 2 years now. It sits in my basement, about 4 inches off the floor and I haven't had to clean it out once. The fans on the CPU and back of case look almost like new.

I just rinse off the front case intake dust shields about once every 2 months.

Here was my CPU fan at the 8 month mark;


And here is the rear exhaust fan at 8 months;
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21 Jun 2011   #16
RealGoneKid

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thanks for your replies, Sorry I didn't get point over properly, I have dust filters on all intakes except the graphics cards, when I say I have to clean the PC I mean I have to clean dust out of the filters. There is no problem powering whichever device I use Exhaust or Intake, My question was which device would cool my graphics better?
Sorry for mis-understanding.
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