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Are you wanting a image of my own card or just a reference image for which one I have exactly?
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Are you wanting a image of my own card or just a reference image for which one I have exactly?

Just want to see how things are arranged in your chassis thumb.gif
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So definitely take the whole card apart for a cleaning. animals will cause tons of dust. also make sure you have some good thermal paste to throw on there as a replacement.

as others have said, probably not as5. there are other brands for the same price that will do just as good if not better with out the break in time. apply only the size of half a grain of uncooked rice directly in the middle of the die. trust me you need no more than that. then put the heat sink back on and it will spread itself.

If doing all that doesn't get you the results you want, one more thing that might help is to put a fan in the bottom side panel vent of your thermaltake case. having some fresh air for the gpu to suck in will help a ton.

again though as others have said first thing to try is a solid cleaning thumb.gif
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So definitely take the whole card apart for a cleaning. animals will cause tons of dust. also make sure you have some good thermal paste to throw on there as a replacement.

as others have said, probably not as5. there are other brands for the same price that will do just as good if not better with out the break in time. apply only the size of half a grain of uncooked rice directly in the middle of the die. trust me you need no more than that. then put the heat sink back on and it will spread itself.

If doing all that doesn't get you the results you want, one more thing that might help is to put a fan in the bottom side panel vent of your thermaltake case. having some fresh air for the gpu to suck in will help a ton.

Great forward thinking, but without an image of his airflow setup inside the chassis, we cannot make a good assumption based on what we currently have as info.

If airflow is good and all, this is great info however.
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As requested! Sorry if it's a little dark. Hope you can see everything. There is one fan on the top back (near the Hypercooler) and one at the front-bottom you can't really see to well. Used to have one on the bottom but since my PC sits on a shelf there is very little space below the case so airflow from that fan was minimal. I have been running it with the sidepanel off for a month or so now just because, though, so I dont think there should be air choking up the system.

Sorry it's not extremely neat, I tried to route most of it behind the back panel but some wires were too short and had to go from point A to point B directly so it doesn't look the best.
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Can you not tuck those cables behind your mobo tray?


I also see a large gap in the chassis where air will not circulate well due to lack of force..

As suggested in an above post, fit a side panel fan to your case (if applicable)

I would also try and put a fan directly to the side of the card (needs 2 screws) as a last resort.
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The side panel does actually have a fan grille that lines up almost exactly with the graphics card - the card is almots exactly in the middle of the grille. I can mount a fan on it for sure (used to have one there). Should this fan be positioned for exhaust or intake? I'm guessing exhaust?
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Should be an intake mate thumb.gif

Also once done, retest smile.gif
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post #29 of 58
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Completely cleaned out my baby and did in fact take the plastic cover off the video card - was simply 6 screws - and boy am I glad I did. Saw as much grey as I did other colors.
Also the CPU fan.... I pulled it off and the CPU cooler was clogged up to say the least. Got a few more cables behind the tray. Got a new fan on the case.


The pink/red box you see is about where the fan sits on the side panel that is off so you can see the insides.

After 10 minutes the GPU was sitting idle at 55c. Not perfect but definitely better than the 61c it was hitting last time!
I think I put the new sidepanel fan in wrong way (as exhaust not intake) even though I doublechecked the arrows on the fan, so I will be flipping that around shortly. But like I said I'm already seeing a 6c drop and that's awesome!
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Nice! have you tested the card under full gaming load?
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