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VGA Cooling. Help Please.

By turbotime
Nov 25, 2007
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  1. I have an Nvidia Geforce 6600 and want to cool it down. However the products I've seen require screwing a fan and/or heat sink onto the video card which I have no problem with doing. My only consern is: my card has a 4 pin power plug connected to the PSU and the cooling units that have been reviewed as worth buying would all render the jack unreachable should they be installed. I don't have the OEM manual anymore and want to know if this power jack is for the onboard fan or for the gpu? Pretty much, will the card work if I unplug the thing? I haven't attempted to fool around with it yet as I'd like to hear from people who have had experience with it and I really can't afford frying my card. Any feed back would be helpfull.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, turbotime, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, you do not want to unplug that cord, it gives the card extra power that the agp/pci-e slot can't give. Look into zalman heatsinks, they work really well and shouldn't block off your plug, although i haven't seen a 6600 but if it's anything like my 6800 you should be ok :)
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