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I have a 7950 GX2 and need some ideas on how to cool this puppy

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Muhad, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Muhad

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    This 7950 GX2 runs hot; as high as 165F on gpu2. I have a case fan blowing over the cards but would like some other technique that works better. Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

    Using a Visiontek 3870 OC
     
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    I have a X1800XT that I would like to sell, and it runs cooler.




    But really, you are kinda stuck with the cooling that you have. But you might try some extra exhaust fans to lower your ambient case temps.
     
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    pm me if u are willing to do trades...

    back to the agenda, u can always go water cooling, although the blocks are 100 to 150 bucks and then u can spend another 60 on an aquagate (on sale at newegg). the other option is to buy the spacers for that card which seperate them enough to fit a zalman, that seems a more viable option
     
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    Move to a cold part of the country and leave your pc outside under cover. Hopefully somewhere where it snows. Then it's cool as heck, just run cablying inside
     
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    The fan speed is a tad low in the BIOS. I upped mine from the 35% speed to 80%. Still quiet. I also created a 2D mode, so that idle speeds were much lower. I, like you, used a case fan to blow on the cards which worked well. Idle was 48C on both cards and about 65C load. I also took the opportunity to set the card at 600/800 in the BIOS.

    Use NiBiToR to edit the BIOS. Get it at mvktech.net
     

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