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Will Audigy 7.1 Sound Card Block Airflow To My HD5770?

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a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 2:00:50 PM

At the time of purchase I was on a tight budget and I brought a ''gigabyte ga-g41m-es2l''

After I'd installed the graphic's card I had hardly any room for any PCI hardware except the very last PCI-slot..

Now 3 months later I want to install a sound card...

The card will fit but it will be very close to the GPU fan & pretty much covering it?
(enough for air to flow may I add)

So my question is will it do any damage to my graphic's card in terms of temps?
Also it with it being quite close it won't effect the sound in anyway will it?


My current GPU temps are idle - 30c

After gaming for few hours - 40c / 45c


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My make-shift side fan for extra-cooling..


The PCI-Slot in which I'm hoping to put that sound card...


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a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 2:24:42 PM

Yep i'll say it will definitely increase your gpu temps.
If you buy a pci-e sound card you could use it in your first slot no-problems.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 2:49:45 PM

How much of an increase would it be?
A bad increase .. to point where it could do damage to the card long-term.

Cause this card can take being in 40's and 50's can't it even 60's..

Here is current screen dump my temps..

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a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 5:41:59 PM

Quote:
How much of an increase would it be?
A bad increase .. to point where it could do damage to the card long-term.

Cause this card can take being in 40's and 50's can't it even 60's..

Here is current screen dump my temps..

http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/10/08/26/dd9.png

Yes your card can easily idle in the high 40's or low 50's no problem.
Even when under load and gaming anything under 90C won't damage your card.
You should try it out and post the results.
a c 197 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 5:53:36 PM

If you already have the card, just plug it in and see what happens.
No damage will occur by running with restricted airflow for a minuet or so, it takes time for the heat mass of the card to reach dangerous temperatures.
That said, I'd download and install both GPU-Z and Furmark first, so you can monitor the temperatures under idle and load.
Furmark is a VERY stressful test but as long at the temperatures stay below 80C running that beast you'll have no problems with games.
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 6:13:13 PM

davcon said:

If you buy a pci-e sound card you could use it in your first slot no-problems.


This 100 times over. I see a PCI slot up there, use it.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 10:02:50 PM

davcon said:

If you buy a pci-e sound card you could use it in your first slot no-problems.


Helltech said:
This 100 times over. I see a PCI slot up there, use it.


I'm going with what you both said...

I've just brought a new ''Sound Blaster X-fi Titanium Fatal1ty PCIe'' on ebay for £80.

Figured PCIe would be better anyway.


Thanks for all your input lads...

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