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was reading about my old ti4200 and new fx5200...

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and i read that the ti4200 is a better card? at least the 4200 has a heatsink and fan, the 5200 has nothing but a heatsink. ive already overclocked the ti4200 to faster then i could overclock the fx5500... question though, what program can i use to monitor the temps of the video card, if any? i know its ancient, but its hard choosing between a new monitor(mine makes noise of death on startups) or a 6600gt... only have 158 to spend, but id spend the extra 55-60 for a good 17 inch lcd...

but program to monitor temps? thats what im looking for... im at 320/522 just incase you guys wanted to know. i think thats decent, up from 240/460

edit: 351/570
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If you have an old P2/P3 laying around grab the fan from it's heatsink... It's probably the perfect size to fit on your FX card. That model doesn't have a temperature sensor in it so you would need to buy a hardware one (only a few bucks) I have one but it needs a new battery -- so I've been going by touch.

If it's cool to the touch then I don't worry about it. Also, the fan I put on mine runs at 7000+ RPM so that might be a factor. You can flash the firmware to get the 5200 up to 5500 specs to get a little more juice out of it. I hope this answered your question...
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yeah it kinda did. i played around with it some more last night and eventually got up to 358/625 which is freakin awsome from 240/460 but it started putting dots on the screen and wasnt stable. so i backed it off and now im just oc'ing a little and waiting to see what i do with the 150 i have... cant decide.
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Your system looks pretty good... Second HDD perhaps?
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Your specs show a 6600GT......but you want to buy another?
 
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