1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    Ultralast's Avatar
    August 2007
    1,252 Posts
    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.


  2. Post #2
    PrismatexV6's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,157 Posts
    Heh, that's pretty neat.

  3. Post #3

    April 2009
    25 Posts
    You will see a vast difference if you tie the fan to the heatsink below rather on the support on the back.

  4. Post #4
    PrismatexV6's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,157 Posts
    The main heatsink already has a fan.

  5. Post #5
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    Ultralast's Avatar
    August 2007
    1,252 Posts
    You will see a vast difference if you tie the fan to the heatsink below rather on the support on the back.
    Tie a fan on top of another fan?

    This sounds like a bad plan.

  6. Post #6
    -Slash-'s Avatar
    July 2009
    47 Posts
    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

  7. Post #7
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    johan svensk's Avatar
    November 2008
    2,944 Posts
    The main heatsink already has a fan.
    but what if the fan gets hot?

  8. Post #8
    PrismatexV6's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,157 Posts
    Tie a fan on top of another fan?

    This sounds like a bad plan.
    Yo dawg.
    We heard you like fans, so we put a fan on yo fan so it can cool while it cools.

  9. Post #9
    -Slash-'s Avatar
    July 2009
    47 Posts
    but what if the fan gets hot?
    I think if you wrapped the small fan to the graphic card's large fan, it'd spin horribly and break something. :buddy:

  10. Post #10
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    Cluckyx's Avatar
    October 2005
    1,429 Posts
    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:

  11. Post #11
    cosmeticplague's Avatar
    April 2009
    446 Posts
    or.. you could just get one of those fans that rotate and set it up in front of ur pc?

  12. Post #12
    bodenlan's Avatar
    May 2008
    610 Posts
    that doesn't look very stable :).
    but it sure looks awesome

  13. Post #13
    gforce7's Avatar
    July 2005
    71 Posts
    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.

  14. Post #14
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    Bonzai11's Avatar
    June 2005
    1,902 Posts
    or.. you could just get one of those fans that rotate and set it up in front of ur pc?
    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:

  15. Post #15
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    Enishi's Avatar
    June 2005
    5,073 Posts
    Mine has recently been doing the same thing. I just open the side and stick a box fan near it.

  16. Post #16
    Metropolis's Avatar
    March 2008
    130 Posts
    Have you turned up fan speed yet? Like with Rivatuner or something?

  17. Post #17
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    Ultralast's Avatar
    August 2007
    1,252 Posts
    Have you turned up fan speed yet? Like with Rivatuner or something?
    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.

  18. Post #18
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    TrafficMan's Avatar
    August 2008
    5,225 Posts
    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.
    I can't even hear my computer over my air conditioner and the fan that is currently blowing on me at the maximum setting

  19. Post #19
    Facepunch iSeries!
    rieda1589's Avatar
    November 2007
    4,363 Posts
    Reminds me of a ghetto GPU fan I once did on an old FX5200..



    Yup, Lego bitches..

  20. Post #20
    Sour Grapes
    Bengley's Avatar
    March 2007
    4,703 Posts
    Reminds me of a ghetto GPU fan I once did on an old FX5200..



    Yup, Lego bitches..
    That's really creative.

  21. Post #21
    ninjia's Avatar
    June 2008
    133 Posts
    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

  22. Post #22
    Dennab
    May 2009
    1,349 Posts
    Reminds me of a ghetto GPU fan I once did on an old FX5200..

    [ghetto lego fan picture]

    Yup, Lego bitches..
    Damn, Lego is at ghetto as it gets.

  23. Post #23
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    39,018 Posts
    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.

  24. Post #24
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    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

  25. Post #25
    Baldr's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,886 Posts
    Did that whit a to replace my CPU fan. No shop had the one of the size I needed :\.

  26. Post #26
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    Druchii's Avatar
    October 2006
    1,012 Posts
    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...
    http://imgkk.com/i/6_U6NF.jpg
    Sleek, black and shiny, just look at that profile!
    http://imgkk.com/i/67nzpT.jpg
    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...
    http://imgkk.com/i/2ibqc9.jpg
    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!
    http://imgkk.com/i/YHkdf2.jpg
    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...
    http://imgkk.com/i/Y_CiHO.jpg
    In fact, she even committed self-harm, just look at that bent fin... (Used to hold the screw, woo ingenuity!)
    http://imgkk.com/i/mDu1f9.jpg
    Here is a photo of the electro-magnet fan, in all it's broken ass glory.
    http://imgkk.com/i/TTW_JR.jpg
    Hope you enjoyed the story!

    Edited:

    Originally i posted this at XS: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=150891

  27. Post #27
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    November 2008
    10,947 Posts
    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.

    hey I have that CPU cooler, it works great.

  28. Post #28
    Tezza1234's Avatar
    September 2005
    1,115 Posts
    Weedy video card fans are awful, This is what I did:

  29. Post #29
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    anklyne's Avatar
    December 2005
    780 Posts
    I once screwed a 240v AC 80mm fan into the PCI slot area underneath my 6600GT that liked to get bloody damn hot.

  30. Post #30
    1337asian's Avatar
    February 2009
    168 Posts
    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

    (User was banned for this post ("Flaming." - lazyV))

  31. Post #31
    Anzonix's Avatar
    May 2008
    931 Posts
    Well they do, and they are not on top of each other.

    Are you retarded?

  32. Post #32
    The Mad Scientist
    Daniellynet's Avatar
    September 2008
    20,468 Posts
    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
    They actually can.

    Look. 1 fan sucking out against 10 fans sucking out. Hm?

  33. Post #33
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    39,018 Posts
    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
    how does putting two fans together make the OP a fag? i fail to see any connection between the two.

    are you calling people fags to cover for something you dont want us to know?

  34. Post #34
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    dual elites's Avatar
    December 2005
    6,022 Posts
    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
    You didn't even look at the picture you fucking idiot.
    I hope your mother dies.

  35. Post #35
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    AugustBurnsRed's Avatar
    May 2009
    5,643 Posts
    You all gave me ideas!

    I've been putting my old parts in an emachines for a spare game computer
    It overheats, but i have an old 1997-ish ABS computer with four fans i can take :razz:

  36. Post #36
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    hexpunK's Avatar
    August 2008
    15,456 Posts
    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
    /facepalm one more time and I'll eat your fucking fingers.

    Then your toes so you can't fall back on them either...

  37. Post #37
    trainman1337's Avatar
    May 2007
    320 Posts
    Nice mod there OP. My friend had to do something like this as the fan on his PNY 9600GT blew up a few months ago so he had his older brother rip out the fan and the plastic heatsink cover, put new thermal grease on the GPU, and he got a Vantec fan card and put it 2 slots below the card to blow on the exposed heastink. Surprisingly, the fan card keeps the GPU between 40C and 60C. :science:

  38. Post #38
    4RT1LL3RY's Avatar
    April 2008
    1,242 Posts
    Zipties + 120mm fan = My setup

    I have an Accelero S1 rev 2. I have a 120mm zip tied to it. Works awesome.

  39. Post #39
    Facepunch iSeries!
    rieda1589's Avatar
    November 2007
    4,363 Posts
    I read somewhere you can drop a GTX 260's temp by 20 degrees (idle and load) by putting a standard 80mm fan ontop of the heatsink when the plastic cover is off.

    I might try it some time considering mine idles at about 60 degrees.