Today's computer mod

posted by Jeff | Saturday, March 18, 2006, 3:21 PM | comments: 0

I was browsing on Newegg the other day and they had a replacement cooler for video cards on sale. Impulse buy!

OK, not entirely. See, the video card that was in my HTPC in the living room had an old Nvidia 5600 in it with a loud ass fan. The CPU and power supply fans aren't that loud, but this thing was like a jet engine, and it doesn't even get that hot in the first place. So when I saw this cooler, I figured I'd put it on my desktop video card, a 6800 GT, and put then swap the cards. It "weakens" my desktop, but I don't do a lot of 3D gaming on it lately anyway.

The good news is that it worked. I wouldn't call the HTPC entirely quiet at this point, but it's a lot better than it was. The cooler is enormous, two slots wide, and it barely fit, but I'm pleased.


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