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Thread: will I need xtra cooling for a gf fx5900??

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003


    I have a dell 8200...and im guessing the cooling sucks...but im planning on getting a fx 5900. my case only has one 80mm exhaust fan at the back and power supply you think that ill need any xtra cooling for the case? Could i just take out the 3.5 cover panel for better airflow...or should i buy a 3.5 bay fan?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003


    i'm pretty sure that Dells use a 92mm exhaust, with some ducting around the heatsink.

    maybe upgrade the exhaust fan and add one of these above the card
    rig changes too much
    dual boot: WinXP SP1, Mandrake 9.2

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    Well, not to scare you or anything, but I've found putting aftermarket stuff in my 8200 raises the temp (and fan RPM's, and therefore noise) so bad that it's unbearable; read my post a little below this one. My Ti4200, which doesnt run nearly as hot as that FX5900, raises the case temp too much. The antec blower looks good, and I'm going to put in an intake fan too. I'm getting the parts tomorrow, so if you wanna let my case be the guinea pig, wait a bit, and I can reply back with how it went, and how the cooling changed :thumb:. : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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