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Posted: 6/2/2008 2:38:05 PM EST
Greetings,

I purchased a EVGA GeForce 8600 GT Video Card and it runs great for the money. However the thing is getting HOT! It shows that it is reaching 150-160f when gaming.

I have fan in the front of case drawing in air, One in the back taking out the air, one PCI fan below the card drawing out air. Lots of air movement there to be sure.

What can I do to cool it more? WHat availiable fans/heatsinks will fit on the card that will allow the thing to cool down?

I am having no luck in finding any info on add on fans to install to this thing.

What say you?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 2:47:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 2:50:34 PM EST by RDT]


http://shop4.frys.com/product/5388898?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


http://shop4.frys.com/product/5019225?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:48:05 PM EST
Them water things are spendy for sure.

How bout this mabey...

Is there a set protocol for the mounting stuff? I seen some chipset/VGA fan heatsink things. Some reviews given list only certain VGA boards and not the one I have.

Are these boards pretty much the same layout as far as connecting these VGA fans?

Will the GeForce 8600GT mounting style be the same as something for the GeForce 8800GT and the 9600's ?

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:12:43 PM EST
I've seen people using this with a fan zip tied to it or this with an 8600gt.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 7:36:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 7:37:30 PM EST by NimmerMehr]
Why do you need to cool it? Does it have problems?

> one PCI fan below the card drawing out air

make sure that fan work with and not against the fan (if any) on the card.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:35:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ex0331:
Greetings,

I purchased a EVGA GeForce 8600 GT Video Card and it runs great for the money. However the thing is getting HOT! It shows that it is reaching 150-160f when gaming.

I have fan in the front of case drawing in air, One in the back taking out the air, one PCI fan below the card drawing out air. Lots of air movement there to be sure.

What can I do to cool it more? WHat availiable fans/heatsinks will fit on the card that will allow the thing to cool down?

I am having no luck in finding any info on add on fans to install to this thing.

What say you?


First, that's not that hot, actually. 160f = 71C. That's not bad. The general rule with most 8xxx series cards is that if your below the 75-80 range you're OK. It's once you get above 80C you need to start worrying. Either way....

Download RivaTuner. Great program for controlling all facets of of your video card experience. Follow this guide to set up fan profiles for it.

Heck, when in the program, just adjust the fan speed to 50% and see if it affects the temps. My 8800GTS on stock fan speed (I think about 20-25%) runs in the mid 60s C, but when I bump it up to 50% fan speed I drop down to about 52-53. Load temps run in the 65-68 range. And before you ask, I'd have to have my head down next to the tower to notice the noise difference due to the speed increase.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 11:33:13 AM EST
I'm using a Swiftech Stealth waterblock on my 8800GTS
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