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    Video card temps.

    Hey all I own a Gf3 Ti500 and I just downloaded asus smartdoctor to check the temps on my video card in I'm astounded to find that my vid. chipset is at 62C!!!

    Now I was going to oc it, but not anymore... I've got some as3 lying around - but other than that what else can I do without placing some crazy heatsinks on it.

    Thanks!

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    Lap the video cards' HSF prior to application of a thermal compound ...
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    That temp isn't all THAT bad. GPUs do run damn hot. I would maybe get a better heatsink (larger, WITH a fan) if you want to do any serious overclocking.

    I'm not too sure lapping it will have that much effect on a GPU with such a small heatsink. Maybe increasing airflow over the card would help quite a bit. Arctic Silver may help a little bit as well, but the main thing is to be able to take the heat away from the heatsink as well.
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    Use a slot fan that exhaust the air out of the case. What you can do to improve the effectiveness of the slot fan is:

    1. Leave a empty slot between the vid card and the slot fan

    2. Use a couple of used phone cards or something of that size and using hot glue of something similar, stick these cards lengthwise across the top of the vid card and slot fa, being careful not to leave any spaces. This will serve as a sort of ducting that will permit air to flow across the gpu hs and out the case.
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    Originally posted by daisuke
    2. Use a couple of used phone cards or something of that size and using hot glue of something similar, stick these cards lengthwise across the top of the vid card and slot fa, being careful not to leave any spaces. This will serve as a sort of ducting that will permit air to flow across the gpu hs and out the case.
    Do you have a picture of this or could draw one in PAINT or something and upload it? I'm a bit interested in this technique.
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    Here is a pic. This one uses 3 phonecards, cut to fit the curved edge of the slot fan.

    This pic also shows an additional 80 mm fan blowing into the "duct."
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    sorry. there are 4 phone cards here...
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    Hmm that's a pretty sweet idea. I think I see 4 phone cards though
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    whoa that's wicked

    I've got one of those slot exausts about 2 pci's away from the card and I'll give the phone card thing a try... I was actually thinking of rigging a 80mm fan between the exaust and the card but then I didn't think it'd make a dif. cause the gpu already has a fan on it.

    But I'll give it a go anyway. Thanks for your help!

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