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Voodoo3 2000 AGP help

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Miknow

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I have done nothing to my comp and this video card burns me. I didnt even overclock or get any tweaks. Why is this thing so hot anyone know or can help?
 

OpenFriday

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I had the same card, same problem. I think the problem is that tiny HS, well mine had a tiny HS anyways. Also the thermal compund was thickly spread and we all know it should be what? spread very thinly. I took the HS off lapped it real pretty like then applied some of the shacks compund and superglue. That helped a quite a bit actually. Another simple idea may be to have a fan blowing on it, or a rear exhaust fan or attach a 40mm (i think thats the size) to it. Its a fairly old card so i dont think youd want to spend money of a blue orb and the likes so 1st just keep it simple. I suggest just lapping it and applying a thin layer of compund and i know that will help out a bit. But if you could find a replacement for that tiny HS that would be even better.

Im assuming youve got the same card as me with the tiny tiny HS on the GPU, a friend of mine claims to have the same card with a giant HS on it so.....you know.
 

fireball****aka fireball_87

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i had one too, dident die, but get this: the h/s was held on(or rather held above)the core by what looked like 1/2" by 1/2" by 1/4" blob of YELLOW GLUE! THE THING WASENT EVEN CLOSE TO THE CORE!
 

SickBoy

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I have a couple of friends with V3 2K's and one with a V3 3500. All ran with the heatsink hot enough to brand you. I'd recommend scrounging an old socket 7 HSF unit if you can, otherwise lapping and attaching a 40 MM fan would be good too :)

SickBoy
 

Chief

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Michigan
Put one fan blowing across the lenght of the card and you wont have any problems. I've been running this set up for 2 years now .Voodoo's just run hot .If theres no place to mount a fan make a small bracket to attach to the side of the case,I used a small bolt through the bottom.
 

Supafly

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Miknow (Apr 06, 2001 09:43 p.m.):
I have done nothing to my comp and this video card burns me. I didnt even overclock or get any tweaks. Why is this thing so hot anyone know or can help?

i have the exact same problem with my v3 2000 PCI, the temp can reach temps of up to 80c-90c and i was wondering how you can take off that heatsink so i can put on a nice hs/fan combo. Also what the HELL is that little heatsink that's mounted to the front of the card? that thing actually burned me, it got to 100c, this is insane. It's either replace the hs with a better one or get a card cooler, which i think looks sweet as hell
 

OpenFriday

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To removie it there is the contravercial "freezer" trick. Where you put it in like a ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer for about 45min. Then get a fillet knife and pry like hell. Well thats what ive done to my voodoo and radeon and has worked great. The voodoo i had used cheap glue and lots of it. Thinking in the "more is better" mindframe. The tiny heatsink i had was horribly uneven so i lapped it real nice and added some shack compound and superglue. Id replace it with whatever you can find because almost anything is better than that. But a fan blowing on it will do just fine. So lap it, use a thin layer of decent compound and that alone should help a fair bit. But if you can find an old heatsink to cut up id do that rather than use the tiny one they give you.

Hey you really want to burn yourself? Clock the mofo up to 170ish (no added cooling) and run it for say 1/2 hr then touch the back of the card where the gpu is. I can honestly say im suprised the card hadnt started to melt.
 

-=UR=- Ranger

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Just remove the mass of thermal paste an ad an nice 40/50 mm fan.
You´ll see this helps a lot.
I have a Voodoo3 3000 myself and believe meI know the problem
 

-=UR=- Ranger

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Just remove the mass of thermal paste an ad a nice 40/50 mm fan.
You´ll see this helps a lot.
I have a Voodoo3 3000 myself and believe me I know the problem