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March 12, 2012 6:21:54 PM

Hi All
This is my second post.I recently built up my first gaming computer.
4gb ram
amd phenomII x4 945 @3.00 ghz
generic 450w psu
and a normal cheapest computer store case.
Ok so my problem:my gtx 550ti(stock overclocked to normal 970mhz) reaches 75degrees when playing cod 4.I am worried,is that ok for that card?My case has 5 fans:1 in front,2 top,1 bottom,1 back.The front one is blows cool air in case,Back is exhaust.Now the bottom one is just below motherboard and harddrives.Currently it is in exhaust.The 2 top ones blow cool air in the case.
Thanks all answers are appreciated. :bounce: 

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March 12, 2012 6:26:10 PM

Ah... close!

Top and bottom = Intake
Rear and two top = Exhaust

You are probably bringing in cool from the front, then immediately sending it out the bottom exhaust fan. Probably the same thing with the top / rear fans. ....the airflow isn't going from front-to-back across your components. Make the change above and let the forum know if you still have temp issues.
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March 12, 2012 9:08:52 PM

Swapping the fans round is a cheaper option to explore first, free is the best price for a mod
March 13, 2012 11:45:46 AM

xXZeboXx said:
Ok thanks I will swop the top two around.BTW this is my gtx550ti:It already has a vga cooler on it doesn't it?

Don't forget about swapping the bottom one around to be an intake fan.

Yes. Your GTX 550ti already has a cooler, however there are plenty of aftermarket (better) options like The Great Randini was getting at.
March 13, 2012 12:39:34 PM

Ok thanks will do.Everyones reply is appreciated.:D 
March 13, 2012 1:26:14 PM

Here is a great guide if you need some pics,

Part 1

Part 2

Remember hot air rises so plan accordingly!
March 13, 2012 1:57:49 PM

Lokster1 said:
Here is a great guide if you need some pics,

Part 1

Part 2

Remember hot air rises so plan accordingly!

+1 these guides will help you to fix you're computers airflow.