would a graphic card fan like the arctic cooler better fix my problem or a power supply? edit: p.s. i have a visiontek xtasy radeon 9600 (NO DAMN FAN) only heatsink..
Poor kittens...er, um...
What kind of problems are you having? And what kind of GFX card do you have?
The fans and heatsinks that come on graphics cards are not known for their reliability. I have gone through 2 fans on my Geforce Ti 4200-128mb and Im on my 3rd fan but I am getting a new GFX card soon so not a biggie.
Any aftermarket cooling for your GFX card will usually do good
Power supply fans are usually 80mm and are usually pretty durable. And worst case there is a bracket that attaches to the back of you power supply that will allow a second 80mm fan to be attached to aid in airflow.
gfx? :uhoh: i have problems in various games such as cod i get spots and blotches in the air and on the ground and i see lines coming out of players n stuff. I opened my case and blew a fan into it...and it fixed my problem so yah
Sounds like your having texturing artifacts. Sounds like over heating. So yes open up the case, blow the dust out and make sure your GFX card fan is working and spinning up to speed. May need a new fan.
Either convert to a WaterCooled system, or get a Chassis Fan and have it blow directly onto the Radeon.
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Yeah having just a heatsink on a 9600 XT will for sure burn it up :angry: Also that's one think about CoD, it tends to suck up alot of system resources and still ask for more. Spyder's right tho, liquid cooling would fix any heat problem, or you can install a VGA cooler w/heatpipe.
my arctic vga siliencer fan just came in the mail today.. frickin sweet..fixed all my problems and cooled wonderfully i reccomend this fan to anyone havin problems