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Has anyone tried to cover up the open vents on the cooler cover?
I mean what is the point of having extra heat pumped back into your case from open vents.The 2900XT doesnt have open vents on the cooler cover,Whats the deal with that? Im just so sick of adding MORE Fans
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You can tape up those vents... I have heard of performance improvements from that.
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I highly doubt that would help performance but it would keep your case cooler
    
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Originally Posted by Mr.Bones View Post
Has anyone tried to cover up the open vents on the cooler cover?
I mean what is the point of having extra heat pumped back into your case from open vents.The 2900XT doesnt have open vents on the cooler cover,Whats the deal with that? Im just so sick of adding MORE Fans
Which is why it runs 30 degrees hotter! jk...

Anyways, I tried taping the vents on the side and my temps dropped like 3 degrees on idle. Not sure about load temps but I will keep an eye on it and report back here.
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have you considered watercooling?
    
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i've heard that only cold air gets dumped out of the slots based on the fact that heat energy rises. personally i use a slot exhaust, but it does worry me somewhat that whatevers on the end of the card may not get the cooling it should due to most of the air going through the slots... but whats at that end anyway?
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post #7 of 8
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have you considered watercooling?
Nope I have not.......Just my luck it would spring a leak
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Which is why it runs 30 degrees hotter! jk...

Anyways, I tried taping the vents on the side and my temps dropped like 3 degrees on idle. Not sure about load temps but I will keep an eye on it and report back here.
Cool....I would like to see if there is much of a difference
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