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So I have a 1U case and the mobos internal graphics have shown signs of failing so I opted to get a cheap PCI display card which is a Gefore FX 5500 however the the heatsink is a little too tall for ti put it in. i removed the sink and it fit. Now I wont do gaming or anything special. Im just wondering if this okay with out the heatsink? If not can I just reduce the GPU clock or voltage so that it wont overheat.
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Now thats a thin case. You should have something to help cool the gpu. Can you modify the heatsink, file it down maybe. If you must remove the fan is there some where you can place one to blow air across it? If not I think you will have the same problem even if you can lower the voltage.
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The GPU will overheat in about the time it takes you to boot up windows. You 100% absolutely need a heatsink on a GPU. Typically a GPU boots on full clock on boot up then it'll throttle down once everything is rendered, that amount of time would be enough to fry it.

You can pick up cheap heatsinks from new egg if you'd like.
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Fuuuuu. This card just wont fit!!!! Ugh! Tried diffrent heatsinks but no bieno. Ik maybe some one can chime in. The reason Im using this server is for a remote managment server so remotely I can call up the server and will be able to control it from a far so that it can manag my other servers. I will be using LogmeIn for that part. Or do I really need a GPU to be able to see the screen?
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Never mind found that my router can be a VPN so I can connect to my bridge so that I can turn on my servers remotlely. Although the GPU went in my folding rig smile.gif so not bad at all smile.gif
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Never mind found that my router can be a VPN so I can connect to my bridge so that I can turn on my servers remotlely. Although the GPU went in my folding rig smile.gif so not bad at all smile.gif
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