Originally Posted by silicon???
yeah tanamoril we got nickspohn badddd *high five*
Don't think so
Originally Posted by euph_CF
ok... so I have 2 7800 GTX's... one with AS5 and one without... I have applied AS5 in all manners to one 7800 and the temps just dont get down to the stock 7800... any advice? Ive applied AS to the gpu and heatspreader, just to the gpu, a thin layer.. a not so thin layer....
It seems for some reason Dawn of war on 1 or 2 maps brings the GPU to like 91 on the AS5 and up to the mid 80's on the stock...SW:BF2 is mid 80's and CoD2 is also mid 80's... this is using the nvidia temps...
Originally Posted by CelticGibson
I decided not to go the AS5 route for fear of messing it up. I wanted to test as to whether an external cooling solution would make any difference. I bought 2 PCI dual slot extractor fans with molex connectors and hooked them up to a 15v power supply from an old toshiba laptop. I placed the fans on each side of the 9300, right beside the vents. I ran AtiTool for an hour then RTHDRIBL for 30 mins and noticed the temps never went above 77c. Without the fans the temps would go much higher, usually in the mid 80's. Note also that i am oc 730c1200m using XPS A04 BIOS (no i9kfangui) and stock cooling pad. At idle the GPU would be in the low 40's and the CPU, 28c.
The only problem is the fan noise and the fans might be taking up some space, but what the hell, with cooling like this, i really cannot complain!