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Where do you keep your system? I mean, is it in an enclosed area like a desk hole, or is it out in the open?
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post #12 of 28
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It's sitting on the left side of my desk, so it's out in the open. I'm just on the second floor of my house and I always keep the door closed, so the room tends to heat up. The 100 degrees temp is on a 30 degree day.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Solveig View Post
It's sitting on the left side of my desk, so it's out in the open. I'm just on the second floor of my house and I always keep the door closed, so the room tends to heat up. The 100 degrees temp is on a 30 degree day.
Is that 30 in your room, or just 30 outside? The important air temperature is the air temperature that any intake fans are pulling in.
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30 outside. I wouldn't know the temperature in the room, it'd probably be hotter considering when I open the window the air outside feels cooler.
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30 outside. I wouldn't know the temperature in the room, it'd probably be hotter considering when I open the window the air outside feels cooler.
Oh, then I think we're beginning to find the culprit.
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Oh, then I think we're beginning to find the culprit.
Don't get me wrong, I know the rooms hot. Just wondering if the 460's will be fine even in this heat...?
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30 degrees is 86 Fahrenheit.

I accidentally hit quote instead of edit and didn't notice till after I posted. I'm an idiot >.<
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Solveig View Post
Don't get me wrong, I know the rooms hot. Just wondering if the 460's will be fine even in this heat...?
I don't know, actually. I can't predict that. But if we are able to go strictly by what we're seeing here, then I would guess not. But even then, what if they'd be better due to possibly having superior cooling? I don't know.

Is it possible to test it and then return them if they can't handle the heat?

Quote:
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30 degrees is 86 Fahrenheit.

I accidentally hit quote instead of edit and didn't notice till after I posted. I'm an idiot >.<
Yep! I know how hot 30°C is. I mean, I know you didn't mean 30°F because no one refers to 30°F as "hot". Besides, good scientists only use Celsius (or, maybe they call it Centigrade).
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Hey Guys

So I'm planning on upgrading my computer just after christmas, early January, with a bit of extra RAM and some new graphics cards.

Currently I'm running two XFX 9600GT XXX Editions (512MB) in SLI on a XFX 790i SLI mobo. It's all running inside a Thermaltake Armor+ MX. Currently I see peak temps around 80 degree's on both my cards running on passive air cooling whilst gaming. Both cards have another card of some sort sitting infront of the fan, so they're currently not getting their full cooling potential.

I'm thinking of upgrading to two EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB EE SuperClocked's. I've been led to believe these are two slot cards and thus I'll have to move some of my other smaller cards around in order to fit it all in. I'm aware that the cards will also have the same problem of limited space and again, will not recieve their full cooling potential.

So to this I pose the question of whether or not these cards will basically set fire and die, or whether they'll be fine to run on air cooling despite their limited space. I'm also not a diehard fan of trying to get the coolest temps, just want it to be cool enough that they'll last atleast two or so years before I think about upgrading again if need be.



TL;DR: Limited space in case, current cards have other smaller misc cards blocking air intake and thus are not getting full cooling potential. Will new two slot cards be fine on passive air cooling despite lack of space, or will they just crash and burn (literally)?


Thanks in advance guys!
1. It often helps in these discussions, if one has his or her computer specifications in the signature.

2. You might consider taking a picture of the inside of your case so that we can see how you have your cable management and fans set up.

3. One thing that you might try is using software to turn the fans up to 100 percent to drop the temps on the cards 5 to 10 degrees. (EVGA Precision, MSI Afterburner, Rivatuner)
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Depending on how concerned you are with looking cool, and whether you think jerry rigged stuff is cool, you could always go with the old method of removing the side of your pc case and pointing a box fan at it. I have yet to see a pc overheat while using this method. For the true jerry rigged look though, you should duct tape the box fan to the pc, and tie the plug into your power supply.
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