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post #31 of 48
I have the MSI cyclone cooler on my card and on the box it says 'dust preventer design'

Lol
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TomsHardware has become an amazing fail. There isn't even a pic of the gpu or the gpu fans in question!
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post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by Aedric View Post
Heh mine does that every single time I start up my computer. I always assumed it was a bug in the design.
It's a driver bug with msi afterburner, when you use custom fan profiles.
post #34 of 48
This wouldn't help out my old Antec 900 while the case fans are running on high.

I had to clean out my CPU heat sink every couple of months because of how much dust it sucked in.
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post #35 of 48
If it's the same price, I would say every GPU maker should do this- even if it only helps a moderate amount. It seems fairly simple to implement.
post #36 of 48
if it's just dumped back in the case..wont it get sucked back up by the GFX card?
    
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if it's just dumped back in the case..wont it get sucked back up by the GFX card?


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post #38 of 48
For people saying reversing the fan won't clean a heatsink from dust clumps...it's there to prevent dust bunnies in the first place. For the average user who turns their computer off each day, the fans will get rid of any dust that accumulated inside the GPU shroud that day.

For people complaining that it gets blown back into the case...it's much easier for people to clean out that dust than it is to take apart a GPU, void the warranty and scrape the dust out from the heatsink.
post #39 of 48
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Cleaning your case isn't the problem, it's getting dust out of your covered GPU heatsink. Usually you have to take it apart to get everything... Pic of my 8800 after a couple years operating in a relatively well cleaned computer:

True that. This was why I bought a Cyclone GPU this time, it's a piece of cake to clean.


I'm going for a fully dust proof revival of the sig rig when I get my Fractal Mini. Then I will be looking ot do the same with my upcoming build.
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post #40 of 48
I guess it's fine until all the dust from the GPU collects all over your other PC parts.

This is basically the card just giving the finger to the rest of the computer.

"Here's my dust, choke on it you fat bastards!"
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