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4890 cooling

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  • Heatsinks
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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 16, 2010 7:00:06 PM

i recently purchased a XFX 4890, althougn i havent used it yet, i have heard that they get pretty hot.. so i was wondering if i remove the cover that is over the heatsink, will i get a cooler video card??? :pt1cable: 

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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 3:32:37 AM

I wouldn’t modify the cooler that it comes with, apart from possibly voiding your warranty the cooler will be most likely sufficient in cooling the card.
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 3:37:26 AM

no, the case promotes airflow. removing it will mess it up.

you dont think XFXs engineers know what they are doing? if removing the cover made it more efficient, they wouldn't put one on there.

if you are concerned, you can buy after-market coolers that will help it run cooler. the scythe musashi or accellero twin turbo are good choices.
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 3:39:23 AM

At least try it first.I'm sure there won't be any problem.
January 17, 2010 8:09:37 AM

cool cool, shot guys