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There's a slot in the back of my case, near the video card, it's parallel with the card, beside all the ports, but it's screwed on. I'm wondering if I take it off, I will get more airflow? Or is it unsafe?
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post #2 of 108
Dont take it off. Most likely you'll just get dust in there. Even if you do, its so small it wont make a difference with cooling it.
Edited by CtrlAltElite - 2/4/11 at 9:02pm
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you could take it out, and put like a USB backplate there.
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Ugh, this is driving me nuts. I'm taking my entire Machine back and getting a refund. Maybe down the line I will get a new machine, but my temps on my card are hitting 97c in Dead Space 2. I have the CM 690 Advanced II case, with all the fans going, and the fan on the card is abnormaly loud. this is my THIRD card. I'm done, I'll take it back and get my money tomorrow. /endrant. HAD IT!
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um.


That doesn't sound right.
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Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
Ugh, this is driving me nuts. I'm taking my entire Machine back and getting a refund. Maybe down the line I will get a new machine, but my temps on my card are hitting 97c in Dead Space 2. I have the CM 690 Advanced II case, with all the fans going, and the fan on the card is abnormaly loud. this is my THIRD card. I'm done, I'll take it back and get my money tomorrow. /endrant. HAD IT!
Just RMA the card.
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Just RMA the card.
he said that he has tried 3 cards.
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post #8 of 108
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Yeah, I know it doesn't sound right. And sorry for being rude, but everyone says "well take the card back" I've done that twice now, and the people who are running diagnostics on it are saying it doesn't exceed 85c. BS! They keep saying the card is defective, yet they put a new one in and say it's fine. Maybe I'll just let the card run at 100c and explode. Then I can return it and throw it in their face. I searched for 2 months looking for a good setup and the past 3 weeks this machine has had THREE defective cards.
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post #9 of 108
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Unless this thing is wired incorrectly or I have a defective PSU not giving the card enough power, I don't know. The PCI-E slots are plugged into the card, and the card is in the MOBO, that's all i need to do right?
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What program are you using to get temperatures?
    
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