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post #1 of 15
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Will upgrade video card soon (6800gs agp) and definately try to OC it, but im afraid that might creat more hot air in my Dell case. So i was thinking if i can leave the side panel open and use a table fan to blow into it!!..
so what do you guys think??
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Sounds good. BTW you have checked the mobo for an agp slot because the newer ones dont have an agp slot.
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Sounds good. BTW you have checked the mobo for an agp slot because the newer ones dont have an agp slot.
ahh my dell is 4600 it comes with the agp which this sucky fx5200 is already installed..


hehe i took the pic on my webcam
So what do you guys think..
Which set up do you think is more effective to move out hot air from my PC??
oh btw i can feel the cold air


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Well since it is a dell so you really only need to worry about the things you CAN oc *the video card* I would say yes that is a good soulution, but if you wouldent mind messing with other things when you do get the card just to get those extra mhz out of the card like a true overclocker.
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I heard geforce 6800 gs is really good at OCing; some people OCed it up 500/1200? or maybe more. So i guess it must be the same for the AGP version.
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I have heard that the agp version of most of these new pci e cards will suffer a little when oc'ing, but it shouldent be too much of a difference in games.
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post #7 of 15
Humm what you're doing with the fan is almost completly useless ... open the other side pannel so that there is an air flow ..

btw pic 1 is the worst set up
pic 2 is the best IF you have the secon pannel open
pic 3 is good since it's blowing where your card is and there is some open spots at the back to allow circulation.

Open the second pannel and go between pic 2-3 and your setup should be optimized.
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post #8 of 15
Wow, you have my exact same Dell setup. You have a Sound Blaster Live! sound card, right?

Anyway, I'd have it blowing straight on in to the case. That way, you'll have enough flow to get over the video card and the rest of the components.
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post #9 of 15
You should see if Arctic Cooler makes a cooler for that card....it exhausts air out the back instead of recycling air in the case.
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post #10 of 15
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Wow, you have my exact same Dell setup. You have a Sound Blaster Live! sound card, right?
yea its a sound blaster live sound card..

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pic 2 is the best IF you have the secon pannel open
Can't get the second panel open
I think i would go for the set-up number 3

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You should see if Arctic Cooler makes a cooler for that card....it exhausts air out the back instead of recycling air in the case.
Do you mean the PCI adapter fan? can you give me a link hehe


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