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    Changing Fan On The GeForce... Should I

    I just got my GeForce and haven't intalled it yet so that brings me to ask whether they get hot or not during intense gaming? Is the fan sufficient or should I change it to something stronger?

    We're talking about an Asus AGP-V6800 DDR GeForce Deluxe.


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    I don't have a GeForce, so take this with a grain of salt... The more cooling, the better. Put on a 80 mm case fan.

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    I agree with rgwalt. I don't have a g-FORCE yet, but you bet your skippies that my v770 has had extra HS's added, and a bigger fan. I also have one of those slot fans right below my v770U. My AGP was @ 100MHz for a while, but now my MB is giving me problems. I'll be swapping my other BE6-II into this PC while I get this one replaced though.

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    well my voodoo3 3k got a fan then I threw it all out. strapped me a waterblock on it

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    One word:The Card Cooler. Ok, it was more like three. Get The Card Cooler from thecardcooler.com. This is basically two 80mm fans that attach above your expansion slots to cool you video card, and anything underneath. With this thing, you can overclock your video card even more, and it also keeps the the temp in your whole computer cooler. I have one myself, and it lowered the CPU temp by atleast 10 degreesF. So check it out: www.thecardcooler.com

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    i have a G-force and yes they get hot like 63c atleast mine does. i changed the fan i put on a sink and fan combo and it didnt make much of a diff..like 6c cooler i also put mem sinks on.
    here is a pic PICS its at the bottom of the page on the right side

    even with that big fan and sink it still runs hot!! never crashs!! im gonna put a pelt on it soon...

    what G-force do u have?

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    I have an Asus AGP-V6800 GeForce DDR.

    I'm not a serious gamer but I hate the idea that me computer is etting hot. That's it.
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    I Though mem-sinks didn't work??
    Or has no effect...
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    There was an article which stated that the fan included with the GeForce could not cool it down sufficiently. Performance dropped continously, the longer the computer stayed on. I think it was written by a division of PC World. It was not overclocked nor used for intense gaming.
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    Hey tools, i ripped that piece of **** fan off and put a socket7/pga370 fan on it!! No alpha or globalwin **** but one about the same size as a stock intel flipchip heatsink!!

    It used to run at 49C idle and 55C ater Q3
    now it runs at 39C and peaks at 45C or so
    I think it was worth it!!

    Just wedge a butter knife in and use a big yellow resister as the fulcrum, it just popped off for me, without refridgeration.

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    Put on a different heatsink.

    I used a Pentium heatsink on mine (one of those for P120 - 233MMX), took off the fan and placed a PCI-Slot cooler next to the GeForce (which is better than a fan in my opinion - at least with my setup).



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    This great putting a new cooling thing on the graphic card but how much you overclock the damn thing, with and without the cooling gear

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    Asus 6600...

    I took off stock fan and put on 486 heatsink/fan.. Idle temp went from 60c to 45c.. can't be bad...
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    On my GeForce (Guillemot) the Temp went from 50C - 60C (max) to around 32C - 40C.
    I once got it up to 45C. But I also dont game so heavily, but after running SimCity 3000 for 7 hrs on 1280x1024 and UT for a couple of hours I managed to get those 45C.

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