PCI cooling fans
Have just worked out that my GeForce4 Ti4200 is over-heating. I have no more room for a case mounted fan so is it possible to get a fan that slots into the PCI socket...i've heard you can. Any idea where i can try?
Something like this is probably what you want:
$10 at 2cooltek.
That system blow should work great. You could under-clock the ti4200 until you get it to prevent damage/heat buildup.
I like the system blowers that say "system blower" 50 times on the side. A friend of mine has one, and we needle him constantly about it.
Well, you could also mount a case fan off to the side of your AGP/PCI cards to give them an extra blast of air (ala "cardcooler").
You can go here for instructions on how to make a bracket for it. It's really easy: http://users.rcn.com/chinmonster
Thanks for the replies guys. I had a look at the overclockers website (I'm also based in the UK). What I am not sure about is if the system blowers you've been describing are any good....will they provide decent cooling or do they just blow air out the rear of the case?
Also, I've seen a couple of fans on US sites that are basically a bored with 2 fans on it sitting next to each other that pop in an expansion slot. I know its possible to make one, but i'm a bit apprehensive about that. One in particular is the buss-cool fan, but where can i get one in the UK?
You can pick up slot blowers at Maplin's too, they also do the twin fans that sit in an expansion slot.
As for whether or not they work, well, the slot blower sitting underneath my 8500 is constantly blowing out warm air so it can't be that bad.
Yeah maplins are prety good all rounders for individual bits and bobs in the UK, shame my nearest store is in bleedin Middlesbrough
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