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Problem with 3D Video Card

By The Hive ·
hello. I have an NVIDIA M64/32 mb which I would like to install on the AGP slot of my legacy motherboard which is Intel LX 440 Pentium II(wiring board identification number is 35-8800-03). I noticed a significant accumulation of heat to the NVIDIA video card even for just a short period of time. My original video card is S3 Virge (4 mb) which had no problems at all. What are the issues on this? thanks in advance.

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Yes it does run hotter

by TheChas In reply to Problem with 3D Video Car ...

The faster the GPU, the hotter it runs.

This card is from around the time that manufactures first started adding heat-sinks and cooling fans to video cards.

The simplest way to cool the card down is to add a "slot fan".

These fans mount in a chassis slot much like a PCI card.
Just mount the fan in the slot next to the video card and it should provide enough cooling.

By the way, you will usually get a quicker response to technical questions if you post them in the Technical Q&A forum.

Chas

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A big problem

by dbucyk In reply to Problem with 3D Video Car ...

Because of the changes in AGP technology, your motherboard will only handle so fast of an AGP card.

If you exceed that, then you will essentially burn out the slot, card (or worse yet, other components of the computer).

Not much can be done about that. You'll have to stick to the maximum that the board can handle.

If 32 MB is the maximum, then you'll need to attach a fan to the video card and hook up the power to the power supply.

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