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right now im running my 8800GT in my machine and it get pretty warm (pcb 50C and GPU 78C).
i have a 150 CFM 120MM fan directly behind my cpu pulling the air out the back of my case. i am going to put it on the side panel but what way should i set it up for optimal temps on my 8800 and future 570? its an antec 300 case so it will be less than 3 inches away from the video card.

this is the 880 im referring to

Edited by philhalo66 - 5/19/11 at 8:38pm
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150 CFM
what fan is it ?

edit: 78c is ok on a gpu
85c is when I'd worry
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150 CFM
what fan is it ?

edit: 78c is ok on a gpu
85c is when I'd worry
it is a nidec ta450dc i took the fan i took from my dell PC and i wired it up to control the fan speed

i know its fine but i dont want it that hot it has died 3 times from heat already and i don't want to fix it again.
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when was the last time you re-tim'ed and clean the sink
and is it oc'ed
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I would put the fan blowing air directly onto the GPU from the side panel.
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when was the last time you re-tim'ed and clean the sink
and is it oc'ed
it was cleaned 2 days ago and i bought some dust filters so dust wont be a problem for a while atleast.

yes its overclocked by default its a BFG OC2 so its stock speed is 675MHz core 1691MHz shaders and 975MHz memory.


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I would put the fan blowing air directly onto the GPU from the side panel.
i have a cheap 120 MM doing that now and it helps but not good enough for my liking because from what i hear the 570's run at 90C+ not to mention the PCB's hit 70C or hotter now whether thats true or not is another story

i was planning to do that but i wanted some advice from here
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
it was cleaned 2 days ago and i bought some dust filters so dust wont be a problem for a while atleast.

yes its overclocked by default its a BFG OC2 so its stock speed is 675MHz core 1691MHz shaders and 975MHz memory
you can remove the oc
that will help a little
but liker I sad 78c is 100% fine on a gpu
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you can remove the oc
that will help a little
but liker I sad 78c is 100% fine on a gpu
lol it barely runs resident evil 5 now i cant imagine it without the overclock. how much will that help?

i also have an older 92MM fan laying around would it be a good idea to set it on top of the PCB blowing air right onto the top of the PCB? or would it not be worth the noise because its really loud.
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lol it barely runs resident evil 5 now i cant imagine it without the overclock. how much will that help?

i also have an older 92MM fan laying around would it be a good idea to set it on top of the PCB blowing air right onto the top of the PCB? or would it not be worth the noise because its really loud.
run the fan @ 5v
also turn off physx
that will help for re5
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run the fan @ 5v
also turn off physx
that will help for re5
good idea lol i got unused floppy connector i can splice off into
re5 has physx? wow no wonder gpu usage was 70-99%
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