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So i got my old dell 4700 folding 24/7 with a 8600gt..

It hits 80c and hovers around there at 100% fan..

And i know i think nvidia recommends 350 watts for the card, but my psu is only 300 watt, how long until one of these things give away? i tell yeah this pc is one hot bugger.
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a zalman vf700 will knock down the temps allot like it did on my 8600gts.
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The PSU should be able to cope for quite a while. The 8600gt pulls less than 75 watts on load.

As far as temps, I would upgrade the exhaust fan, and see if you can tidy up some cables in there. Maybe add a PCI slot fan near the GPU.
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post #4 of 5
Just put an 80mm fan for exhaust in the back of your case.
I did that with my old E521 w/8800GT and I had a VF900 on it. For an 8600GT not needed.
Your psu is plenty for the 8600GT @ 22amps.

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Yup. PSU is fine, temps are okay.
I ran an 8600GT on a 12amps 12v rail 300w generic PSU for 3 months - nothing blew up.
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