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Old 03-15-2009, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK I am having a problem with my video cards running to hot. Like somewhere of 96C and up while playing some games. I have tried adding a fan in the front of my case in front of my HDDs, didnt really help so I kinda jimmy rigged another fan behind that on the other side of my HDDs (PIC) and that has helped but I am still running up in the high 90s. Is there anything I can try that would help with my temps? I know my case is kinda small 2 big cards like I have but I didnt really have any money for a bigger case. I am thinking about trying my luck at making my own side cover so I can put some big fans like right on top of them but I figured I would ask on here to see if anyone had any ideas.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not to sound stupid, but have you blown out your case/cards with some compressed air?
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea I do that every few weeks or so
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Ok, just checking. The main problem is probably the case being so cramped in there...is there no way to fix the wires to allow a little more airflow or breathing room?
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I have tried moving wires... could go through and see if I can't figure any other ways though
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See if you can't tuck any wires behind the mobo tray...I took about 2 hours trying to rout all my cables, lol.
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nvr thought about tryng to put any behind the mobo, not a bad idea
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Take off the other side panel and see if there's any room under the tray itself, some cases have a little pocket or something that has some space. I don't know anything about your case though...I just taped mine right to the tray and my side cover still fits.
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this is kinda dumb question, but what percent do you have the fans on the gpu's at?
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this is kinda dumb question, but what percent do you have the fans on the gpu's at?
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