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Does having a GPU right above the PSU heat up the GPU?

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Cos, I have my 8800 in the slot directly above my psu, Just wondering if it heats it up majorly, or should I change slots?

my temp is about 64 idle :/ is this about right?
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Well in all theory, when not running sli, the card should be in the primary pci-e slot, i.e the one closest to the processor.
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Originally Posted by vwgti View Post
Well in all theory, when not running sli, the card should be in the primary pci-e slot, i.e the one closest to the processor.
That does make sense actually. OK, cheers for that, Ill switch slots tomorrow.

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Well, does your PSU have a fan on the bottom/top? Because that fan sucks in, not blows out. So in theory it might actually help cooler your GPU. I cant confirm this though.
    
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Well, does your PSU have a fan on the bottom/top? Because that fan sucks in, not blows out. So in theory it might actually help cooler your GPU. I cant confirm this though.


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Doesn't really matter if your PSU has a fan on the top or the bottom because it is blowing the exhaust out of the case no matter what the configuration. Your card can only get heat from the PSU if the box itself gets hot. Here is where your fan concern comes into play. If you have the intake fan coming from the case the PSU is using that already warm are to cool itself. If you have a vent on the bottom of your case you can flip your PSU upside down so that it sucks the ambient air from outside the case to cool itself. Just make sure that it is not blocked by carpeting or some other obstruction.

If you can install one or have one on your case, the side panel fan is usually at the perfect location to be blowing cool air right onto your cards and can help a lot.
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Your idle temp is higher than my load temp. I would say change slots.
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Your idle temp is higher than my load temp. I would say change slots.
Yeah I didnt notice his idle temps. Yeah might want to try changing them.
    
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it should have zero effect on temps unless its blocking the fan on the GPU. if i were you i would up the gpu fan speed because those temps seem way high
    
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wah.. you seriesly getting 64 idle!??!?!? im getting my 2nd 8800 GTS tomaro.. i have the same case.. and power supply -_-.........
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