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I know stock coolers exhaust hot air from the card outwards but they keep the card cooler. But what I want to know is how much effect does this really have on the CPU?

If I buy the MSI Twin Frozr II card, will it really overheat my CPU processor? My CPU cooler will be a Noctua D14.
Edited by v1p3r - 5/21/11 at 12:45pm
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Why would manufacturers put aftermarket coolers on their cards if they ended up running hotter than the reference designs?

In cases with lots of airflow, custom coolers like the TF line allow for more heat to be exhausted inside of the case than would normally exhausted by a reference cooler. Reference coolers maintain lower case temperature in low airflow cases, but custom coolers normally keep chip temps lower while sacrificing case temperatures.
    
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No it will not overheat your CPU. This cooler does exhaust heat into the case, so a side fan pushing outward is recommended.
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If you have any airflow at all, this is not an issue. The best part about the Twin Frozr II design is that it not only keeps the GPU cooler, but it's also much quieter.
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Just the design of the cooler will exhaust heat into your case, but then the GPU core temperature is lower. So yes, it will make your CPU slightly hotter but not by much provided you have good airflow.
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I love my Twin Frozr II. It runs cool and quiet (30% fan speed and 35C while idle).
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post #7 of 11
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Question is though - how much would a custom cooler increase the case temp (or CPU temp) by compared to a normal cooler?
Edited by v1p3r - 5/21/11 at 12:55pm
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Question is though - how much would a custom cooler increase the case temp (or CPU temp) by compared to a normal cooler?
That is 100% dependent on your airflow through the case. If it's mostly stagnant... probably a lot. However, if you have air moving into and out of your case, there will be a minimal difference, if any.
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Question is though - how much would a custom cooler increase the case temp (or CPU temp) by compared to a normal cooler?
I have not noticed any temperature increases after installing this card.
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That is 100% dependent on your airflow through the case. If it's mostly stagnant... probably a lot. However, if you have air moving into and out of your case, there will be a minimal difference, if any.
Well the case I'm going to buy is a Fractal Define R3. It comes with an intake fan at the front and an exhaust fan at the back.

I'll probably add another intake at the front. Would that be fine?
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