video card overheating

By duffguy
May 11, 2006
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  1. its getting really hot where i live and my computer cant take it. i play counter strike source for about 15 minutes then my computer frezzes. i open my case and touch my v- cards heatsink and its really really hot i mean u can only touch it for about 3 seconds. i have a ATI Radeion 9250 128mb agp. you can view my video card HERE .
    what can i do too solve this problem? is there a fan or somthing i can get for it?
  2. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy Newcomer, in training Posts: 269

    Yes maybe another fan. Water cooling? Turn on the Air conditioning? :p
  3. lalo90e

    lalo90e Newcomer, in training Posts: 36

    you should try to install a 60mm fan on it, or one that fits the heatsink, an then, you can connect it to the PSU, or to an external DC adaptor, but make sure that the DC adaptor can provide 12 volts and at least 300 mA. I did that and now the machine works very good.
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