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I just got my new EVGA 8800gt Superclocked Edition, and as everyone said, it is loud but still not as bad as people make it sound. I also heard a lot about how it gets hot really quick? I haven't really had a chance to test. I just upgraded from an XFX 8500gt that had no cooling fan, just a HUGE heatsink covering the whole card. Would it be wise to put this right beneath my 8800gt just to disperse the heat, or would it not help much?

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post #2 of 9
Put what right below your 8800GT? The 8500GT?
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Yeah. That way the heatsink on the 8500gt would move some of that hot air over to my exhaust fans? I don't know, I didn't think through it fully.
    
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post #4 of 9
thats a rediculous idea, don't do that. If you really need to lower your temperatures, get a new HSF for it.
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I've never really put a new fan on a video card before. I crumble under pressure and I don't feel like putting something I just bought with money I DON'T HAVE under construction.

Any good slot coolers for < $20?
    
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post #6 of 9
Yeah, there are quite a few slot coolers. That is the best idea.
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post #7 of 9
Gonna agree, just get something like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835888309

And if you really want good temps throw an aftermarket cooler on the 8800GT itself like a Zalman VF900.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
post #8 of 9
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I really would love to spend $30 on that Zalman, but I don't want to put my card under the knife. Especially since I've never done it before, and that's a little too risky for my taste.

As for that express slot cooler, is it good enough move the heat from my GPU? Seems like a steal for $6
    
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post #9 of 9
I use this slot cooler with one slot space between the it and the vga. It works pretty well, blows cool air onto the card, and shoves hot air out the back.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835114024
    
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