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Old 07-08-2008, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default about to buy a new graphics card

so i might be able to sell my X1950 GT for $50, think its a good price?
and when i do, i am going to get an 4850, but the reviews says that it runs 70-80 degress celsius from idle to load.
seems kind of hot, since mines runs 50 idle, and 65 under load.
think i should still get it?
EDIT - Nevermind, turns out that the fans were locked at 14% and they googled fan fix 4850 and made it to 45-55 idle to load.
quick question, is it possible to make it a dual slot grfx card?
is this efficient putting it under the card?
or should i just get then pci slot fans and put them on the top or bottom?
something like this to put on the bottom
and this to put on top

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: about to buy a new graphics card

im not to sure with graphics card but i did some research, their about 60-70pound that X1950 GT , selling it second hand would downgrade it to 25-35, which you should get around 60$ for it,try $60 1st mate.

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:24 AM   #3
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The stock cooler is sufficient as long as you turn up the fan speed slightly. If you really want it to be cooler, order an Accelero S1 along with the 4850 and strap a 92/120mm fan to it.
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