|I just recently purchased a new Sparkle 9400gt 1gb videocard and I love it over the onboard graphics 6150se, but it get's VERY hot at idle and load.|
like 59c after 5to10 minutes with nothing running on desktop and as hot as 73c when playing eve for 10 minutes, so I think it might even get hotter.
I knew I was taking a risk by getting a passive video card, but I didn't think it would get this hot so quick.
could it be software? I'm using forceware 182.08 atm that came with the card? I'm downloading the current drivers and hope that helps with the temperatures.
I'm thinking I should buy a PCI fan cooler :D and 120mm fan, but I don't think my PSU can handle the load...I didn't even think my PSU can handle this card, but it is 300watt 19amps
ok so I wanna get this PCI fan
the way my case is set up is....
the video card passive heatsink is facing up towards the PSU (top mounted) and I guess the 120mm vent is at the bottom of the case where the cpu is, so I don't think a 120mm vent fan will help the gpu as much, but will help the cpu? (doesn't need it though)I'm just worried the PCI fan won't help any if it's blowing air directly on videocard.
I would like to see the temps drop in the 60's at full load..