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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 3:29:07 AM

if my grahpics card already has a fan, can i install a pci slot cooler anways? or do i have to take the original fan off first?

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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 3:30:22 AM

you usually have to take the GPU fan off

is the card too hot? what are the temps?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 3:35:58 AM

im guessing the card is overheating. at idle gpu is about 40 C. Whenever i play starcraft 2, game freezes. (already set the frameratecap and glue). Also used rivaturner to increase fan speed but that didnt help either.

i haave a ati radeaon 4600 hd series.

would getting a pci slot cooller be a good idea?
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 3:41:28 AM

depends which 46xx GPU do you have

and 40C idle isn't bad, that is normal actually

what CPU do you have?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 4:01:10 AM

Upendra09 said:
depends which 46xx GPU do you have

and 40C idle isn't bad, that is normal actually

what CPU do you have?



i have an amd phenom 2 x4 3.4 ghz
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 4:02:54 AM

strange, your CPU can handle the games


what about RAM? is that stable?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2010 4:04:45 AM

i have crappy ddr2 rams 2 gigs.

however, i read that starcraft 2 had problems with overheating the gpu. so i thought i would add a pci cooler right underneath. But i wasnt sure if i had to take the original video card fan out.

is it more effective if i keep the original video card fan and add a pci slot cooler right underneath?


edit: btw its a 4670 hd radeon.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 4:13:40 AM

well you are actually better off adding a better fan onto the GPU

cuz adding a second fan will just disorient hot air coming out of the fan, so just get a more powerful GPU fan
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