Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 17

Thread: system cooling or GPU cooling?

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    system cooling or GPU cooling?

    the stock GPU fan normally is not powerful enough, e.g. GTX 480, and I'm wondering, rather than replacing the stock fan, is it an alternative to cooling all system by using extra system fan?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,401
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked
    151 times in 145 posts
    • Willzzz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte
      • CPU:
      • 4670K
      • PSU:
      • FD Newton R3 600W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 350D

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    The stock fan should be perfectly capable under normal conditions, so yes adding an extra system fan may help.

    What is your case and what fans does it have?

  3. #3
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    30,928
    Thanks
    1,843
    Thanked
    3,354 times in 2,696 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9 9900k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB DDR4 3200 CL16
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 970Evo+ NVMe
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2721DGF
      • Internet:
      • rubbish

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Yep as above - GPU cooler should be fine, but of course you can assist it with good case airflow, or hamper it with heat from other components or poor airflow.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    354
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    43 times in 43 posts
    • technodean's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Z77 LX ASUS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.4 Noctua 14s
      • Memory:
      • 32 GB 1866mhz vengeance pro
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 850 250gb x 2, 3tb 7200rpm, synology dj216
      • Graphics card(s):
      • sapphire rx580 8gb
      • PSU:
      • rm650
      • Case:
      • nzxt 440 6x corsair fams
      • Operating System:
      • 10 pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" bx320hk
      • Internet:
      • TalkTalk

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    How old is the gpu, Have you ever taken the cooler apart and given it a good clean

  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Stock coolers should be fine, just add a case fan or two

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    139
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    6 times in 5 posts
    • carvedeye's system
      • Motherboard:
      • AsRock Z69 Extreme4 Gen3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 3.3ghz @4.8 ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8 gig (2 x 4 gig) Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 3 x 1 tb, 1 x 320 gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 780 Lightning LE 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Hyper Type R 850 watt
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAFX 942
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" samsung SyncMaster 223bw
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100mb

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Good cable management also helps with good airflow = a nice cool PC
    Case:Coolermaster HAF X 942 - Motherboard:AsRock z68 Extreme4 Gen3
    CPU:i5 2500k @ 4.8 ghz - Cooler:Corsair H100
    GFX:MSI GTX 780 Lightning LE 3gb - RAM:8 gig Corsair Vengeance 1600MHZ
    OS: Win7

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Add an intake and exhaust fan if you don't have them already, pci slot graphic card blowers can help keep gpu temp down also.

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    74
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by carvedeye View Post
    Good cable management also helps with good airflow = a nice cool PC
    This

    Cable management in smaller (mid tower) cases is the main cause of heat build up. My old case was a budget one and had no space behind the mobo for cables, originally I just let them hang. Once I clumped them all up at the bottom of the HDD cage though the temps went down by almost 10C on the GPU. Didnt cost a penny

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    cable management and case fans will only go so far, dependant on the applications you are running if you know that specifically that your GPU is overheating then without any shadow of a doubt changing the stock fan on the GPU to a custom fan will be exceptionally productive, I use a Antec Accellero extreme on my Graphics card, at stock speeds I see a phenomenal reduction in temperature, I lose 23 degrees at idle and 27 degrees under full load, obviously this will vary from card to card, manufacturer to manufacturer, I would thoroughly recommend the change though, daunting as it may be it is effectively no more difficult really than changing a CPU HSF

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    220
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked
    8 times in 8 posts

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    You could always go for a Delta Screamer (actually they don't make them any more afaik )

    But I agree with the above, case flow is good to sort out and clean the heat sinks / fans.

  11. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    I would just look at the temperature readings for your CPU and GPU, determine which if any require increased cooling and then address one, if they temps are ok then there's really no need to do anything, the reference coolers for GPUs are adequate to cool the GPU at stock clocks, and the same goes for OEM CPU coolers.

    The GTX 480 is an extreme example, but despite its heat output the reference cooler can stomach it as long as case airflow isn't completely static.

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    What are the temps you're getting since the stock cooler should be fine on that GPU.

  13. #13
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    30,928
    Thanks
    1,843
    Thanked
    3,354 times in 2,696 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
      • CPU:
      • Intel i9 9900k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB DDR4 3200 CL16
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung 970Evo+ NVMe
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2721DGF
      • Internet:
      • rubbish

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Extinc View Post
    What are the temps you're getting since the stock cooler should be fine on that GPU.
    The OP hasn't logged into Hexus for over a year now, so it might be a bit late to ask questions.

  14. Received thanks from:

    Extinc (25-07-2014)

  15. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    The OP hasn't logged into Hexus for over a year now, so it might be a bit late to ask questions.
    Dam, thought it was recent since last post was a day ago...

  16. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • n2th2n's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI z97 gaming 5
      • CPU:
      • i core 5 4690k
      • Memory:
      • 2x4gb Gskill Ripjaw X 1866
      • Storage:
      • 2TB Seagate HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI r9 290 twin frozr
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic m12 evo 620w
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus VX239H

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    get a non reference gpu and then an air cooling like thermaltake nic c5,, :0

  17. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: system cooling or GPU cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by n2th2n View Post
    get a non reference gpu and then an air cooling like thermaltake nic c5,, :0

    This post is from over a year ago..

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •