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July 30, 2012 1:07:23 PM

Basically my problem is an overheating graphics card. I have the maximum amount of fans my case will allow (3) and they all are running at 100%. Anyway I want to attach a fan I got of an old graphics card of mine to the heat sink of my current graphics card what would be the best way to do this?
The graphics card is this: http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/features/radeonhd5450.aspx

thank you for you help.

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July 30, 2012 1:50:24 PM

How hot is hot?

Graphics cards do run hot, but they are built to do so.
Up to 100c may be OK.

Since your card is fanless, it would help to add some airflow.
You could just tie a 120mm case fan to the heat sink, and you would get better cooling. Not a bad idea.

Are your case fans operating properly? Are they blowing in the proper direction(in front, out top/rear)

To see if you really have a case cooling issue, see if you do much better with the side of the case removed.

If you use the pc for gaming, then it might be a good idea to buy a stronger card.
July 30, 2012 7:10:43 PM

I hadn't thought of tying the fan to the heat sink. I have done that and it is making a huge difference. Thanks for the help and the quick replies
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