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GRAPHIC CARD GETTING HOT

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The Graphic Processing Unit or GPU on any Video Card gets Hot sometimes, very hot and if you can leave your finger on it without getting burnt then it's not really hot just a bit warm. The Heatsink you are describing is a Passive Heatsink so it's much bigger than one with a fan on it to allow a bigger surface area to shed the heat.

If you must have a fan on it which doesn't sound necessary there are fans that come made up that take a space on the back panel and fit in beside the Video Card which can keep it cool. Though they will occupy the space that otherwise would be taken by a Plug In Card and that may be important or it may not be in your case I'm not sure which it is.

By your description everything is fine though.

Col