Does it matter if my graphics card is too close to base of my tower Tags: Graphics Cards Overclocking Graphics Last response: January 14, 2012 6:47 PM in Graphics & Displays Share fuggles January 14, 2012 1:17:33 AM I only have one slot between the base of my pc tower case and the graphics card The card is a gtx 460 super overclock. But does the distance matter in terms of heat ? More about : matter graphics card close base tower chesteracorgi a b U Graphics card a b K Overclocking January 14, 2012 1:24:48 AM Get a program to monitor the GPU temps (MSI Afterburner is a good one eve in you don't want to OC your GPU). If idle temps are mid 40's then they are too high. A stress test may produce temps in the 90's for that GPU. chesteracorgi a b U Graphics card a b K Overclocking January 14, 2012 1:25:47 AM If it is too hot then either move the card, change your cooling to the GPU or case, or get a new case. Related resources Graphics Card Running Too Hot!!! - Forum A RAID that just works - no matter what - Forum My graphics card is running at close to 90 C. Is this okay? - Forum Gaming computer for as close to $400 as possible - Forum Does brand matter in choosing a Video Card ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fuggles January 14, 2012 1:30:54 AM or get a new motherboard so the gpu is one slot higher what about a 16X Ribbon Cable fuggles January 14, 2012 1:41:42 AM but in sli won't it be a problem also ? It will be if you bump this thread again. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFPS, does it really matter ? ForumDoes cache size matter that much? ForumGTX 560Ti in SLI too close to each other. high temp. ForumDell Optiplex 755 Mini- tower - best graphics that will fit?? ForumBuilding a $600 base computer to expand later ForumUpgrade Graphics Card /PSU ForumNeed help for upgrading my current Graphics Card ForumWhats a good graphics card for wow if these are my base components ForumDoes it matter which way a CPU cooler faces? ForumTower gets hot Forum24" and resolution question ForumPc boots no signal to vid card ForumWill a ddr3 graphics card work with ddr2 ram ForumWhat card should i get for... ForumLookimg for a good video card for my computer. More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !