Graphics Card Heatsink

tofudude

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I'm trying to find a heat sink and fan for my EVGA 8400GS. I'm trying to get it as cold as possible without water cooling it. I've seen a few but i'm not quite sure if they will fit.
 

tofudude

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its probably the best thing that will work in my computer being that its only pci. the reason i want to cool it more is that it turned my computer into a friggen heater.
 

pcfreak101

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A better cooler isn't going to fix that. The point of a cooler is to radiate heat away from the component, in this case, the graphics card. A cooler cannot actually stop the heat from occuring, as that would defy the laws of the universe as we know them. Instead, it simply puts it where its not harming anything, aka into your case, or ideally, into the room the computer is in. So in otherwords, a better cooler would keep more heat away from your graphics card, but there would still be an equal amount of heat coming from your computer. Besides, gpu coolers are big, and if your computer only has a pci slot, then I'm guessing that it wouldn't be able to fit one.
 

Nawal_23d

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well evn i need a cooler lol
my card is weak..still i aint a gamer..a multimedia person !
XFX 8600GT 512MB DDR3
i do photoshop , java ,flash and these things..so i dont really need sumthin big !
well cooler..i saw some nice heatsinks like zalman .. costin just 10-20 $
try them..at least 5-10 degree decrease i guess !

gl
 

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Did you not read pcfreak101's comment? He was right saying that while your GPU may be cooler, the hot air in your system won't be, no point in getting a new GPU when the problem is to do with case temps. The only way case temps can be brought down is through underclocking (less heat production) or improving the airflow in the case (transporting the hot air out of the case) through cable management and the installation of more/better fans.
 

runswindows95

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The fact the system does not have a PCIE slot makes me think it's an OEM system. OEM systems use stock CPU coolers, and if you're lucky, one rear fan. I agree with pcfreak, and the OP should start with the case first. I have a 8400GS, and it does not run that hot.
 

tofudude

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well its in a sony vaio the case is really cramped. the only fan thats in there stock is the psu fan and that already is doing double duty with the cpu directly in front of it. i put a pci slot fan but there is not enough air flow through the case. i want the bigger heatsink just to send the heat some where else cause my card will heat up to failure or laggy game play. i guess i just got a shotty one