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What does cooling GPU means?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Eugene482, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Eugene482

    Eugene482 Regular member

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    I thought I just need to buy 8800GTS and insert and use. But i have to look after the temperature as well? Umm, could someone explain? Thanks.
     
  2. GrandpaBW

    GrandpaBW Active member

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    If you are a gamer or use graphic intensive programs, it will use the video card GPU, and it can heat up. You need a good fan to cool it.

    The video card that you want to buy is a high end card, and should be fine for you, although you may explain why you need to buy it. It does have a good fan.

    The answers you get here will vary on the reason for the need.
     
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  3. Eugene482

    Eugene482 Regular member

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    I am building a new PC soon. My PC is very dated and can't even load simple programs well.

    P4 @ 1.8 GHz
    256mb RAM
    Geforce 440 MX w/ 32mb
    20GB HD

    and upgrading to:

    E6600
    8800GTS w/ 320 mb
    2GB RAM
    300GB HD

    because I want to work faster, and also play games like Crysis. Thanks.
     
  4. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    GPUs cool themselves, albeit noisily, you just have to make sure your case has a reasonable fan in it, and that's about it. You should only be concerned if one of the fans gets stopped for any reason (so make sure it doesn't happen! :) )
     

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