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How to better cool my Geforce 9800 GT

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Hey guys I have an Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT and I wanted to find a way to cool it better without buying different cooling, right now it idles at 174 Fahrenheit and under 100% load it maxes out at 221 Fahrenheit is there anyway I can keep that sucker cool without buying new cooling or kicking the fan up to 100% 24/7? (fan is really loud)
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post #2 of 19
Making your case cooling better and/or changing the TIM on it?

Edit: Btw that is really high! Just googled the temps, 105C! Make sure your fan is spinning and you dont have any dust there.
Edited by MooMoo - 5/3/12 at 2:19pm
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post #3 of 19
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I know its extreamly high especially the idle temp, I cleaned out the fan and even reapplied the thermal compound and that did nothing -_-
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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by MooMoo View Post

Making your case cooling better and/or changing the TIM on it?
^ This
If you replace the TIM, try using MX-4 or GC Gelid Extreme
post #5 of 19
If you plan to keep the card, look at alternative cooling. If you can find one, I had a duo-orb cooler on my 9800gt, and it kept it nice and cool.
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with that case you should keep the side panel off
    
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post #7 of 19
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Should I try one of my fans I have sitting around, like the one off of my xfx ATI 6570?
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with that case you should keep the side panel off

I did that, no change in the temp at all
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renton577 View Post

I did that, no change in the temp at all

how is that physically possible?......what is your room temp?
    
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post #10 of 19
strap an antec 620 or any of corsairs h series on that bad boy
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