Originally Posted by 2Late4Me
Is that side mount fine above the GPU?
Is it intake or exhaust fan?
For 4850 you would want it to blow air right on to the GPU due to how/where the 4850 pulls air from... If that fan above the gpu is exhaust fan then you are creating a low pressure area where the 4850 is trying to get its fresh air from basically starving it of fresh cool air...
So the fan on the GPU is pulling cool air in, not pushing hot air out? I figured it was pushing hot air out, so I put the GPU case fan on exhaust.
I just ran the CSS Video Stress Test (1680x1050, all High) and CPUID had this to say:
Those numbers include before, during, and after the test. So I'm willing to bet that FurMark was pushing my 4850 way harder than any game will be able to. After seeing these results, I'm not going to RMA (or return to Best Buy
So, I'll turn the GPU case fan around. I should probably replace the broken front intake fan on my case, too