[mythtv-users] Do GeForce GT220s run hot? Was rebooting my system on anything above VDAPUA slim.

Tyler T tylernt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 02:34:11 UTC 2010


> GPU fan is not working and looks hard to replace. The fan looks designed for
> the heatsink, and finding a replacement heatsink isn't easy either.

When I was in your shoes, I found an easy fix: Zalman ZM-NB32K. I
chose it to replace the grinding HS+fan on my 8400GS because it has
"universal" mounting arms to fit the diagonally-mounted GPU, and
because it was cheap. I pointed a 40x20mm 12V fan running at 5V at it,
and now I typically see 60C with peaks of 69C watching HD content at
82F ambient (note: I have also underclocked the GPU to 333MHz). I
beleive a 40mm fan could be mounted to the top of the NB32K if you
used the correct size of wood screw to bite into the cooling fins for
even better cooling than my "sticky-taped nearby" fan, but of course
this tall assembly would protrude over most if not all of your
adjacent PCI slots.


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