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alienware video card cooling?

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Feb 12, 2001
how does there videocard cooling wok, i saw that it is a $50 option, but it looks like just a fan also, does it help a lot to put a fan on the side of the case for video cooling, i have a geforce 2pro and am getting a blue orb, and lastly would you wnt the fan blowing in or out?....thanx
On a GeForce2 you're pretty much wasting your money cooling the core. The problem is that the card is limited by memory speed, so you could overclock the core 500Mhz and maybe gain 2fps. Maybe if yuo added some RAM sinks and a fan you would see an improvement (10fps or so depending on the app) but I wouldn't go spending $50 on it.

As far as I know, its nothing more than a hole in the left side case panel with a fan in it, throwing room temp air in in the general vicinity of the video card.