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My Ambient is 40C atm i believe this to be to high because my cpu can't go any lower than 40C which means i idle @ 44C

i'm sure the high ambient is down to my X1900GT as the heat goes into my case instead of out the back as with X1900XT +

is there anything i can do ?

one idea my dad had is to put a "shelf" above the VGA to trap the warm air which will then be taken out the side by my 80mm exhaust as it is the same height as my VGA

any other thoughts or advancments on these?
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post #2 of 59
Your ambient can't be 40c, you would die, thats about 140 farenheight.
(ambient is your room temp)
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post #3 of 59
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its 38C = 100F at the moment (not my room temp my case ambient)
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post #4 of 59
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Originally Posted by tUDJ View Post
My Ambient is 40C atm i believe this to be to high because my cpu can't go any lower than 40C which means i idle @ 44C

i'm sure the high ambient is down to my X1900GT as the heat goes into my case instead of out the back as with X1900XT +

is there anything i can do ?

one idea my dad had is to put a "shelf" above the VGA to trap the warm air which will then be taken out the side by my 80mm exhaust as it is the same height as my VGA

any other thoughts or advancments on these?
Open your case door and put a desk/table fan in front of it
    
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post #5 of 59
just set up your fans for balanced airflow to keep things moving, same cfm in as out, you could also get one of those pci slot coolers to suck air away from the VC.
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post #6 of 59
Best cooling happens with case closed, they are designed to move air around components.
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post #7 of 59
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i have 2x120mm intake and 1x120mm+1x80mm exhaust

If i get a PCI slot cooler it wouldnt be as good as my VF900 which means no OC
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post #8 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by fstfrddy View Post
Best cooling happens with case closed, they are designed to move air around components.
Stop for a second and picture your average case, picture the fan placements in most cases....

Now tell me that closed cases are better
    
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post #9 of 59
closed cases are better, with proper fan setups.
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post #10 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by fstfrddy View Post
closed cases are better, with proper fan setups.
Proper fan setups are impossible, at least with 99% of the cases. Unless they have a 120mm fan positioned both behind and front of the GPU's and 120mm fan infront and behind the CPU then closed cases are not better
    
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