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Old 05-16-2005, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey people not really a problem but what may become one...

I ahve an inno3d geforce4ti card, and earlier while installing a few uv light bars inside my new case I burnt my hand on it's ehatsink nearly. So naturalyl im a bit concerned about temperatures. I have checked the fan and it is running. Are there any temperature monitoring tools for my card? Im not sure if it even has temp monitoring capability. In the meantime will using rivatuner to underclock it slightly (set it back by 25mhz) help keep it cool? Thanks in advance, also i may need to look at alternative cooling solutions for it, but id have to be careful cos the card is a bit cramped in the case (got a network card below it) which may not help heat dissipate but its the only last pci slot i got so i gotta use it. I dont mind doing a bit of diy cooling work but any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well first, i really wouldn't worry about the heat. as long as your not crashing, your fine. you should update your card too... But if your absolutley inlove with it, just get one of those pci (if you can fit another) vandec or vindec or w/e fans that go below your gpu. Its a blue UV card with two fans that circulate the air above the heatsink. it would probably help. but like i said, as long as your not crashing, you should be fine.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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everest, and if they support your mobo - motherboard moniter for measuring temps. Dunnno if they measure your gfx temps though. Anyways, look on Newegg, there are plenty of nice cooling options there.
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Old 05-18-2005, 07:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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cheers mates, just wondered. Maybe im a little jumpy on temperatures but with my past who can blame me? lol, thanks for the advice, ill look into one of those cards, i know what you mean now, and the uv will match my case wahoo.
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Old 05-18-2005, 02:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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put it at the stock clock and if it burns out or something (very unlikely) you can return it.
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