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i was playing dead space 2 for maybe half an hour and the card got blistering hot even with the fan maxed and 4 fans pointed at it and a giant floor fan sucking hot air out of the case. what can i do to drop temps?
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You could get a side case fan going right next to the GPU?
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;12209399 
You could get a side case fan going right next to the GPU?

already have on i=on side panel of case and only dropped 1.5C
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post #4 of 23
Aftermarket cooling is your best bet. Back in the 8800GT days VF1000 and Du Orb were popular choices.
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While 85c is hot, it's still well within the safe range of 105c.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica;12209411 
Aftermarket cooling is your best bet. Back in the 8800GT days VF1000 and Du Orb were popular choices.

where would i get one those are pretty old.

found one but how are the memory coolers? is the tape on them cheap like the accelero?

http://www.buy.com/prod/thermaltake-duorb-vga-cooler-2500rpm-thermaltake-duorb-vga-cooler/q/sellerid/13770897/loc/101/206526716.html
Edited by philhalo66 - 1/31/11 at 7:59am
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r;12209414 
While 85c is hot, it's still well within the safe range of 105c.

i know that but id feel alot better if i kept it under 70C
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;12209424 
i know that but id feel alot better if i kept it under 70C

Lol, GL doing that on the stock cooler, they're practically designed to hover around 90c at full load. Like most other cards.

You need an aftermarket cooler as mentioned. I'm also wondering why you didn't just turn down your overclock if you're so scared of temps. 85c on the stock cooler is pretty good when sporting a 15% OC.
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post #9 of 23
my old 8800GTX stayed around 80C at full load after i baked it in the oven
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Here is what I did for an 8800GT,cost 50.00 (card only cost 70.00)
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