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I might be wrong. The gpu is blowing the hot air to the front and sucking in air from the rear. So I have to be able to blow air in with the pci blower. My rear fan does blow air out instead of in. It seems the front part of my case is really hot. Should I put a fan on the side of my case? Blowing air in or out? I would probably wont to blow that air out but then I have no place that I am blowing air in, so I would wont to put a blower blowing air into my case. When it means 4 pin does it mean like the ones that plug into your hard drive/optical drive?

I'll post pictures tommorrow if needed. I'm on 56k
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I think most GPUs are intake fans (so it blows air taking it in through the fan, and out through the back..) They work by the same principle as the blower (the style, shape of the blades push the air sideways and along edge to desired opening.)

You can test it by taking a pencil and attaching something very light and *non-metallic*.. I have a stick with a small piece of plstic (about like a human hair) that I use to check air directions.

As to case fans..
Yes, one on front, one on back. Not sure what kind of case you have, so not really sure what would be possible

But to protect your investment, a few buck in fans can go a long way. If your rear fan is blowing out, your front fan should blow in. There are probably passive vents on the front of the case that are letting the air in that the rear fan is currently ejecting.

Currently, adding a blower will increase the chance of more of that air getting to your video card (GPU).. Probably not most efficient, but would probably help.
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I had what your having, but with a Geforce 5700 Ultra.
I just baught:

Vantec VGA heatsink (runs at like 3500RPM from 3pin mobo)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7919&CatId=498

Vantec PCI Slot blower (helps more then some people think)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5&Sku=V13-4200

and since ur mobo doesnt have any 3 pin connectors...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5213&CatId=474
(That should make the heatsink runa lil' faster)
    
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