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VGA Cooler for my 4850? 3 options help

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August 5, 2010 10:58:08 PM

Hey guys, to get straight to the point, my 4850 reaches temps of 100+ C while playing sometimes and I am desperately in need of a good vga cooler.
Of these 3 which do you guys suggest from 1 to 3: Note that the last link is of one that costs only $19.99 but I have read great reviews from 4850 users stating that temps dropped as much as 20+ also if I could save 40+ dollars without buying the expensive ones that would be a great bonus.... anyways here are the links, and thank you.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $51.99
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=48358&vpn=Twinturbopro&ma... $49.99
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42005&vpn=AcceleroL2Pro&m... $19.99

August 6, 2010 1:26:07 AM

Does your current card have a single or dual slot cooler? If it's the dual slot, then the best solution would be to remove the cooler, clean out all the dust, and then reinstall it with fresh thermal paste.
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August 6, 2010 3:10:52 AM

^ And it'll save you from wasting 50 bucks on a card that is now worth about as much. Any other factors causing the card to burn up that you know of (OCing, inefficient tower ventilation)? If not, just clean out the card (along with the rest of your hardware), apply the new thermal and you're good to go.
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August 6, 2010 3:36:42 AM

thanks, I will do that, gotta get my hands on some paste, other than that I have dusted it out. No oc'ing or anything else, card has just been running crazy hot since i got it, mind you fan speed is usually 75%+.. it did the same to me when i played age of conan
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