I have an NVIDIA 8500 GT on a low profile card in a slim-line computer (ie not much space), but there is an open slot just next to thte video card which will allow vertical space for a vga cooling solution.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a quiet cooling solution for smaller spaces? The standard fan on the video card is very loud.
I have been looking at the ZALMAN VF900 and VF700 solutions but was not sure of their compatibility or sizing for the half-height video card as the 8500 is not listed on their compatibility list. I have also been looking at the Jetart VC3600 but was unsure of the size as well.
When running at load (maximizing rivatuner monitor and setting update rate to 1 - ie many bitblits) the system peaks out at 72C and appears to idle between 65 and 68C when the fan is at 30%, which is very quiet.
Is 72C a safe temp for the NVIDIA 8500 GT? and other components? What would be considred a safe max temp?
just to let you know the throttle temp for the Nvidia chip is about 100C or 110C cant remember exactly.but as long as the graphics card doesnt produce artifact then its fine.but lower temp is always better for any parts.