Graphics Card Cooling

  Mastermind 14:40 20 Aug 03

My latest build uses an Abit Geforce FX 5200 graphics card. I have noticed that the heatsink on it is getting very hot, so I was wondering if I need to do anything to improve the cooling.

At first I had a look at a new side panel for my case with a fan built into the side, but this was quite expensive.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated?

Is it possible to change the passive heatsink on the card for and active heatsink? If it is can anyone point me at a website that would help me do this?

  The Sack 14:51 20 Aug 03

If the heatsink is getting hot then it is doing its job, it is if it is cold when you need to worry.

The FX5200 is a particulaly powerfull card and it doesnt need active cooling.

  Mastermind 15:00 20 Aug 03

It was just my opinion that it was getting hotter than it should (too hot to touch) and I'd rather be safe than sorry.

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