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    Question Passively Cooled GPUs?

    well, my XFX GeForce 8500GT doesnt have a fan, it has a large heatsink. When i first got it, temps wud reach 55-75 C idle, and 80-94+ C when gaming (with lowest graphics in NFSMW, NFSC). So i mounted my old P4's stock cooler and it did the trick. temps idle now at 45-50 C and 53-55 C when gaming (Full Graphics 800x600 in COD4, NFSUC)

    I always keep one side panel of the Casing open. But my question is, is it safe to run like this? im new to cooling and all....

    btw this is what my card looks like,

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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    Dust beshi na hole problem nai. tomar aro kom temp lagle ekta table fan dite paro. not kidding.
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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    My old passively cooled GF6200 used to reach close to 100C when gaming. Just don't let dust buildup on your card as it has a terrible impact on temps. The table fan idea is quite good as well.
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    unless they introduce PoP/Mirror Edge styles with lara croft in bikini (gfx on par or better than AniMatrix), this game is hopeless =,='

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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    yeah i will definitely keep my card tidy. and the temp is okay. i dont think i need another fan or two. so i can now relieve myself tht its safe now ryt?

    heres my card with the fan ---



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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    This is exactly i have been keeping my 8500 cool. Exactly the same.

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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    just keep your fan and VRam's clear every one or two monthes your temp would be good.

    mine was going to 97C but i cleared my fan yesterday and crysis load temp came down to 75C highest.

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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScS :: XTR View Post
    yeah i will definitely keep my card tidy. and the temp is okay. i dont think i need another fan or two. so i can now relieve myself tht its safe now ryt?
    If the load temp is the same as mentioned in your specs then you shouldn't worry at all.
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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    nice, i will do as you guys say, im quite relieved now. thanks guys i appreciate it

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    Default Re: Passively Cooled GPUs?

    Theres a good thing about passively cooled cards. Usually the heatsinks are much larger in passive cards compared to the actively cooled cards, so sticking a fan on top of the comparatively larger heatsink results in better overclocking

    I had a Gigabyte 8600 that was passively cooled, and stuck a 120mm fan on it for a massive overclock

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