• Ghetto-Rigging a fan to my video card.
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Unfortunately, it's that time of year where it's unbearably hot, and my house is lacking air conditioning. This takes quite the toll upon my hardware, forcing my 8800GT up to 80 degrees under load, and 60 at idle. I do not like that. Yes, they're designed to run that hot, but it's usually around 40 idle and 50 load, and that much of a dramatic increase makes me nervous. So, after a bit of debate and lack of money, I took apart an old Pentium 2 Cartridge Processor, removing the fan from the heatsink. I then used 4 zip ties to hold it snugly against the top of the card, allowing for air to be blown across the backside of the GPU, and flowing out from the 1/4 inch of clearance the fan allows. And voila, a 5 degree drop in temperatures, although I'm debating whether or not it's worth it. Technically, it should run no risk to the card, seeing as plastic (all I used) is non-conductive, and the zip ties are not tight enough to damage or warp the card. [img]http://filesmelt.com/Imagehosting/pics/2fc22f633fc7c8530d8858f3ab80d4c6.JPG[/img]
Heh, that's pretty neat.
You will see a vast difference if you tie the fan to the heatsink below rather on the support on the back.
The main heatsink already has a fan. :downs:
[QUOTE=Obliterator;16337662]You will see a vast difference if you tie the fan to the heatsink below rather on the support on the back.[/QUOTE] Tie a fan on top of another fan? This sounds like a bad plan.
If the sound from it isn't annoyingly loud, a 5 degrees decrease is actually pretty good. Especially when running up in the 70-80's
[QUOTE=PrismatexV6;16337681]The main heatsink already has a fan. :downs:[/QUOTE] but what if the fan gets hot? :smile:
[QUOTE=Ultralast;16337690]Tie a fan on top of another fan? This sounds like a bad plan.[/QUOTE] Yo dawg. We heard you like fans, so we put a fan on yo fan so it can cool while it cools.
[QUOTE=johan svensk;16337891]but what if the fan gets hot? :smile:[/QUOTE] I think if you wrapped the small fan to the graphic card's large fan, it'd spin horribly and break something. :buddy:
I remember my old 5900GT. It had a fucking huge heatsink on it with the fan at one end. I stuck a cpu fan to the other end of the heatsink with blutac. 4C reduction :smugdog:
or.. you could just get one of those fans that rotate and set it up in front of ur pc?
that doesn't look very stable :). but it sure looks awesome
I did this with my old computer because the fan stopped working on the graphics card. I found a small fan that was lying around and i used some string and hung it under the card.
[QUOTE=cosmeticplague;16338612]or.. you could just get one of those fans that rotate and set it up in front of ur pc?[/QUOTE] Rotating fans are cost to much today. The Ionization fans work much better. Also pretty cool fan. I would do something like that, but with Antec 900 and two extra fans. Anything else would be overkill or kill the flow.:happyelf:
Mine has recently been doing the same thing. I just open the side and stick a box fan near it.
Have you turned up fan speed yet? Like with Rivatuner or something?
[QUOTE=Metropolis;16341184]Have you turned up fan speed yet? Like with Rivatuner or something?[/QUOTE] It's at 70%. Always is. I don't understand why people complain about noise, I could care less. My music is always louder anyways.
[QUOTE=Ultralast;16341346]It's at 70%. Always is. I don't understand why people complain about noise, I could care less. My music is always louder anyways.[/QUOTE] I can't even hear my computer over my air conditioner and the fan that is currently blowing on me at the maximum setting :v:
Reminds me of a ghetto GPU fan I once did on an old FX5200.. [img]http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7079/dsc02695ir4.jpg[/img] Yup, Lego bitches..
[QUOTE=rieda1589;16346491]Reminds me of a ghetto GPU fan I once did on an old FX5200.. [img]http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7079/dsc02695ir4.jpg[/img] Yup, Lego bitches..[/QUOTE] That's really creative.
I like the battery slot on that mobo how its like a vending machine...that lets you take back your coin after you're done with it.... +nice ghettomods
[QUOTE=rieda1589;16346491]Reminds me of a ghetto GPU fan I once did on an old FX5200.. [ghetto lego fan picture] Yup, Lego bitches..[/QUOTE] [i]Damn[/i], Lego is at ghetto as it gets.
a friend of mine (fusionpoo) has his case with a door taken off and has a huge fan facing into it, it stays pretty cool, idk the actual temps atm, but it's REALLY loud and annoying. i have also seen some prebuilts that only have rear fan and a side where someone use the air vent as holes for a screw and added an extra fan inside.
I had an idea a few weeks ago that involved attaching a centrifugal fan to a computer part. I'm still working on getting a centrifugal fan small enough to fit inside a computer case. also [img]http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/imgad?id=CMa277Obs6D5hAEQ2AUYTzIIu1HXiik9DvQ[/img]
Did that whit a to replace my CPU fan. No shop had the one of the size I needed :\.
I finally dug up the photos from my Saga of Ghetto rigging a fan to a video card. It was a normal Inno3D nVidia 6600, just like any other... [media]http://imgkk.com/i/6_U6NF.jpg[/media] Sleek, black and shiny, just look at that profile! [media]http://imgkk.com/i/67nzpT.jpg[/media] One day, shit got ugly, and the 6600 started overheating! I removed the heatsink and broke the pushpins in my fury (I'd bought this card for my GF for £20 off eBay, her 7300 had died...) I applied new Artic Silver 5 thermal paste, and had to Zip-Tie the Fan back down. Worked a treat... [media]http://imgkk.com/i/2ibqc9.jpg[/media] It worked a treat until the Fan stopped spinning completely, as if it were off centre, dead motor? I decided to salvage an AMD K6-2 Fan from a very old PC in my cellar... I attached this with Zip-Locks too! [media]http://imgkk.com/i/YHkdf2.jpg[/media] The poor 6600 got fat, the sleek profile lost... It just wasn't cool any more... Except, it was. The temperatures dropped by loads... She no longer overheated... [media]http://imgkk.com/i/Y_CiHO.jpg[/media] In fact, she even committed self-harm, just look at that bent fin... (Used to hold the screw, woo ingenuity!) [media]http://imgkk.com/i/mDu1f9.jpg[/media] Here is a photo of the electro-magnet fan, in all it's broken ass glory. [media]http://imgkk.com/i/TTW_JR.jpg[/media] Hope you enjoyed the story! [editline]05:10PM[/editline] Originally i posted this at XS: [url]http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=150891[/url]
[QUOTE=Ultralast;16337471]Unfortunately, it's that time of year where it's unbearably hot in Escondido, California, and my house is lacking air conditioning. This takes quite the toll upon my hardware, forcing my 8800GT up to 80 degrees under load, and 60 at idle. I do not like that. Yes, they're designed to run that hot, but it's usually around 40 idle and 50 load, and that much of a dramatic increase makes me nervous. So, after a bit of debate and lack of money, I took apart an old Pentium 2 Cartridge Processor, removing the fan from the heatsink. I then used 4 zip ties to hold it snugly against the top of the card, allowing for air to be blown across the backside of the GPU, and flowing out from the 1/4 inch of clearance the fan allows. And voila, a 5 degree drop in temperatures, although I'm debating whether or not it's worth it. Technically, it should run no risk to the card, seeing as plastic (all I used) is non-conductive, and the zip ties are not tight enough to damage or warp the card. [img]http://filesmelt.com/Imagehosting/pics/2fc22f633fc7c8530d8858f3ab80d4c6.JPG[/img][/QUOTE] hey I have that CPU cooler, it works great.
Weedy video card fans are awful, This is what I did: [img]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b93/tezzanator/P010609_1902.jpg[/img]
I once screwed a 240v AC 80mm fan into the PCI slot area underneath my 6600GT that liked to get bloody damn hot.
OP is fag and retarded. Two fans on top of each other doesn't increase more airflow. /facepalm Too lazy to find article and explain for OP but still /facepalm [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Flaming." - lazyV))[/highlight]
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