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Replace ATI 4830HD with lower temperature card

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July 7, 2013 7:47:56 AM

Can anyone suggest a video card to replace an ATI 4830HD that will run at a noticeably lower temperature?

The computer is just adding too much heat to the room and the video card seems responsible for a large chunk of it.

The system isn't used for gaming. Just multitasking and lots of HD video playback, so the 4830 is likely overkill...

The rest of the system is an Intel i7 860 with 8GB RAM and the ATI 4830 has 1GB of RAM.

All I really care about is that the replacement card is cheap, runs a lot cooler, and won't degrade performance over what I've got now.

Can anyone suggest a few I should look at?
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July 7, 2013 7:57:37 AM

7750 or the 630-640 nvidia gpu both are made for small form factor pc with small power supply's. There also nvidia 550 ti cards. These cards have newer gpu that run cooler then the older cards.
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July 7, 2013 8:04:30 AM

I think you can even find fanless 7750's. My old 5450 was fanless. I don't see how a video card could heat up a room though. My space heater doesn't even heat up my room lol.
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July 7, 2013 8:07:46 AM

Well, current-gen Core processors from Intel have really nice iGPUs in them, they're integrated so you won't have to worry about cooling them, so you might want to look into them. However, you will have to get a new mobo with that. The very least I could recommend are HTPC cards like the GT 640 from Nvidia or entry-level cards such as the HD 7750 from AMD.
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July 7, 2013 8:40:08 AM

Yeah, honestly, my whole system is likely vastly overpowered for what I use it for.

I was even thinking about just selling the motherboard, cpu and video card, and replacing it all with something more current and power efficient but I have no idea what my current stuff would be worth, etc. Seems like a hassle.

I'm just looking for a way to cut the power consumption and heat output... and I've seen video cards with 512mb RAM for as little as $25... and I cant help but think that surely one of those would be suitable for me and may help a little for a small price.

But, I don't really know :) 
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