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Old 27th November, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Some of you may know about my girlfrends PC problems as it keeps locking up after a while, over the weekend I downloaded 3Dmark06 and a temp monitor. Although her PC scored 7900ish in the test he gfx card's temp went from 56oC to 98oC! I think this may be why her PC is slowing down when she is gaming an finaly shuting down as the Nforce4 chip is right between the 2 gfx cards and so must also be getting quite toasty!

With her case she has a grill abover her gfx cards however there are no fan mounting points there, I do have a spare 80mm fan that I was going to mount in there but not sure on the best way. There is not enough clearence to drill holes, I was thinking of some strong double sided sticky foam or I have some sticky loopholes that I can use and then tie the fan to them using cable ties. Idealy I would get her a new case with better cooling but as xmas is coming up I really cant afford it as I have already got her a Wii.

Any cheap ideas would be cool (pardan the pun)
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Old 27th November, 2006, 11:33 AM
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If you have a scarp of metal you could fashion a fan mounting bracket and attach it to the case. I definatly wouldn't go drilling holes in my mobo though! If that is what you meant
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Old 27th November, 2006, 12:05 PM
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ah sorry meant about drilling holes in the case
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Old 27th November, 2006, 12:59 PM
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Carefully cut a hole in the case at the point where the fan will blow right on the cards and the chipset. This should cool them all. You would be better off with a bigger fan. A 120mm would be great. They are quite cheap. You can use a CD for the hole template. Mark out you hole location. Drill a hole next to your line and then use a jig saw to finish out your cut. You may want to use masking tape to cover where your going to cut before you mark and cut your hole.

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