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Old 01-15-2009, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question upgrading dell xps 420

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i have just bought a quad core Q8200, 3gb ddr2, 500gb hdd, 512mb nvidia 9800gt, so on and so on, dell xps 420. which is a really nice computer. but i play a few games here and there on it and my video card runs really hot. around 70-80 degrees with automatic fan control. i take direct control of the fan, using nvidia ntune, and i can get it down to 50-60 while i am gaming but i wuld like to make it drop down some more. does anyone have any ideas on how i could cool my 9800gt? also any other mods that is possible to do to a dell xps 420.
thanks for your help.

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Old 01-18-2009, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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After doing a quick google search for 'nvidia 9800gt temps' it seems that most people are getting those same temps, 70-80. So your 50-60 isn't all that bad when you are gaming.
Not sure how well your case is setup for moving air, but you could look into that and see if you cant shave a few degrees off that way.

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well dells usually suck in the air flow department. so you could get a few more case fans and a aftermarket cooler.

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