ok, heres my situation:
Dell Dimension 4600 with the following upgrades
BFG tech NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 512mb video card
2gb patriot signature ram
500W FSU PSU
i just installed the video card, which is a huge upgrade from my previous ATI Radeon 9800 pro, and im worried about cooling.
the previous video card didnt even have a heatsink, and this one has its own heatsink, fan, and it requires a 4pin power connector all to itself.
should i be worried about cooling? its winter, and im in a room that is basically glass on 2 sides (80% of the wall is window)
what i have for now is the side panel off, facing towards my desk, and the window directly behind it cracked a bit to let the cold cold air from the outside go in. should i close the case, should i close the window?
i dont want to take chances, but my parents are complaining about the temperature.
also, is there any way to check the running temperatures of my hardware? i dont think i have hardware stuff, but i could be wrong, i know i havent installed any temp-monitors, could someone point me towards a good software one if that thing even exists?
And above all else this, to thine own self be true.