I have a dell 8200...and the case has only one 80mm fan coverin the cpu...I was wonderin which card generated more heat? I dont want to pay xtra for more cooling...so i was wonderin which card generated more heat..i could always add in a pci fan for the rad...but not for the 5900 because all my slots would be full after the fan it comes with...Thanks..
well u see, FX5900 might be hotter, but they have goddamn nice cooling systems, hence the Gainward one (drools) look at ATi it's got a puny little ugly fan on it's card and it doesn't even have cooling for ram
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A PCI fan could help, right under the Graphx card but I'd suggest more exhaust fan to get that warm air out of the case. Also I never had any Dell but if their internal layout is f****** up like compaq chances are that the card wont fit. My case is a mid tower plus and the extra power connector is touching one of my hds. If the card was 2millimeter longer it wouldnt fit...So again make sure its gonna fit.
Yeah MMmmm, I see your Gainward and Raise you a Hercules! :tongue:
Ramsinks, Nice fan with COOLING blue LED. :cool: The eddition of the LED must make the fan better or else why do it? :wink:
I have a feeling, all kidding aside that the R9800Pro-256 might give the FX5900U a run for it's money in the mem. department. It would be interesting to see that. The last heat measures I saw (just ambient changes, not contact temps) involved an early 9800PRo and FX5900 combo. The FX5900U did lead to higher temps, but the R9800P-256 is definitely a different fish. Just ask jiffy, it gets kinda warm, eh!
Anywhoo, think if you're REALLY worried about heat for OCing I would say stick with the R9800PRo as it will do fairly well on the stock fan, which yes looks poor, but seems to do the job.
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