I'm going to buy this card http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-281&depa=1 It will fit into my AGP 4x slot, but I've heard from a lot of sources that this card needs more cooling, I have a 763n HP Pavilion computer, does this video card need more cooling than my computer and the card provide? And if so, where would I get something like that and where would it go inside the computer?
Try the card first mate it will probably be ok on its own. Youll find most Pavilion's dont have much space on the front or back of the case inside. However if you do have space, fans are a cheap solution.
Another option would be to fit a Zalman GPU cooler or similar.
Wow that was a fast response, how do I tell which coolors are right for my computer?
First of all try some case options before you mod the card. I have seen to many people destroy a card by improperly trying to remove heatsinks.
I am not familiar with your case but you might just add some case fans. All it would take is a case fan added to the side of the case over the agp port and that would dramatically cool the card.
Also on a side note are you sure of your power needs. That ATI card is a power hog and would demand alot. Most companies like HP dont alway install quality components. I would check the Power supply pwoer rating before ordering the card.
here are my computer specs http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Hewlett_Packard_HP_Pavilion_763n_P9853AABA
Would this be a good fan? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-186-109&depa=1 I think that would be enough, I'd have three fans. One from my computer, one on the video card itself, and this one. Would I mount this fan somewhere near my video card?
What is your power supply?
You need enough watts to use this card.
Atleast 400watts would be my guess.
That fan would be fine an 80mm vantec stealth would be better.
Quiet is always better
Cut a hole in the side of the case over the agp port and your done.
Where can I find power supply? Do you think my comp has 400 watts?
Turn it off. Open the case and you should find alot of numbers on the PSU. It should tell you.
Maybe it has enough
I think a lot of people say it runs hot because they overclock it. I'm not going to overclock it at all, just put it in, install CD and use it as a regular graphics card. How much of a downgrade would this card be? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-293&depa=0 It runs cool, and it says its liquid cooled. Lower price...