PCI slot cooler and graphics card Tags: Homebuilt Fan Cooling PCI Graphics Cards Systems Last response: August 10, 2010 4:13 AM in Systems Share computernewb 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? thanks! More about : pci slot cooler graphics card Upendra09 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? m 0 l computernewb 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? m 0 l Related resources Does PCI Express 3.0 x16 graphics card work on PCI Express 2.0 slot? - Forum My graphics card covers my PCI-E x1 slot - Forum 3.0 PCI Express Graphics card in 2.0 slot motherboard - Forum New Graphics card won't work in one pci slot. - Forum PCI-e 2.0 slot with PCI-e 3.0 graphics card. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Upendra09 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? m 0 l computernewb 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 m 0 l Upendra09 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? m 0 l computernewb 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. m 0 l Upendra09 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedcan I convert a pci slot to pci-e for a graphics card Forum Solvedwhat is the best graphics card to get for the pci express slot x16 version 1.0 guys? Please help me Forum SolvedGraphics Card for PCI Express X16 Slot Forum I have a pcl slot for graphics card. can I put a pci express card in it Forum SolvedWhere to insert GTX 770 graphics card? In the AGP Slot or in the PCI-E slot? Forum PCI Express 3.0 graphics card in a 1.0 slot Forum SolvedPC won't boot with graphics card in the top PCI-E slot, but will in the bottom slot. Broken motherboard? Forum Solvedwill my graphics card fit in case if motherboard only has 1 pci slot Forum Solvedhow do i know if a graphics card is compatible with pci express slot Forum SolvedExpresscard slot 2.0 supports pci express 3.0 graphics card Forum Does PCI Express 3.0 graphics card work on PCI Express 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedCan't find a slot on my graphics card to plug in PCI-E from Power Supply Forum Graphics card for Dell Optiplex 3020 mini tower. ONe PCI E slot x16, 290w PSU Forum My graphics card is covering up my pci express slot Forum Solvedwill a graphics card with PCI Express 2.0 x16 work with my 3.0 PCI Express x16 expansion slot? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !