can i install a cpu air cooler on a graphics card ?

tm8000

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It would not be possible because there is no mounting bracket for a CPU cooler on the GPU. Also, the contact for heat transfer would be completely wrong. On another note, why would you want to do this anyway?
 

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just an experiment .. every body uses an aio liquid cooler on there gpus .. and i guess they use the same bracket
so is it possible or not ?
 

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You'd still have to get a bracket made, CPU mounts and GPU mounts are not interchangeable. Most CPU coolers are not made to handle the heat of a GPU. Many modern processors don't even break 100W while GPUs frequently exceed 200W. That power dissipation requirement varies wildly between SKUs. But generally a CPU cooler is outclassed by a GPU cooler.
 

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so its doable but not as effective ?
 

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It all depends on the specific cooler you are using or replacing. But generally GPU coolers particularly on higher end models are capable of handling more heat than a typical CPU cooler could comfortably handle. For reference stock 1080TI 250W TDP, 8700K 95W TDP.

If you wanted to somehow install something like a Noctua D15 on a GPU that would probably be more effective than the GPU cooler installed on the card, except that your Vram would no longer be cooled and you'd have to tweak the mounting and it'd likely be too big to fit without a GPU riser. But if you were planning to slap an Intel stock cooler on a GPU you'd likely see worse performance. And still have to modify the mounting and get a GPU riser.

So yes, you could do it but the "how" would seem to outweigh the "why"
 
what you want and they do make them for custom pc coolings is a pci slot cooler. it have one or two 120mm fans. you would plug this in next to the gpu. what your trying ot do is move air over the gpu card to help cool it.
 

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