Question regarding addition of 9800pro

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by amill94, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. amill94

    amill94 Well-Known Member OT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2003
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    I have a p4 machine that I built myself last October. Its a 3.0HT w/ 1 gig dual channel. The thing usually runs around 39C when idle. I added a 9800pro last night b/c I needed to upgrade the old video card. Now the machine idles 10degrees more Celsius with the addition of the card. You guys think I need a new heatsink and fan? Its the standard intel one that comes with the processor. My only thought is that since the 9800pro requires a power supply connection, it must need a decent amount of power and probably generates more heat. My processor also spikes to 66C when playing games.
  2. DAN513

    DAN513 Active Member OT Supporter

    Mar 10, 2003
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    Try blowing the dust out of the heatsink on the P4. That can easily make temps increast 5-10°. You could also look at getting one of the Arctic cooling vga silencers. They take up and extra pci slot, but they blow all the hot air out the back of the case, none of it stays inside.

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