7300GT video card heats up ? Cooler her! – Recently, I bought a Nvidia 7300 GT . Is a video card good quality , much better than the Nvidia cards 6xxx and 7xxx series GS or LE . The basic difference between them, beyond the operating frequency of the processor and the memory amount is the use of Turbo Cache. Despite being a very attractive trade name, if your card has Turbo Cache , it is worse !
Turbo Cache is the ability to use the computer’s memory to complement the video memory , among other things board. For more RAM your computer has , this option will be terrible for the overall performance of the card ! Why ? Because the “problem ” of sharing memory is not the quantity but the access speed ! In the case of the plate with TC , the speed will be very limited and various games will not run very well. In other words , access the memory on the video card is faster than accessing the main RAM .
For example, the Geforce 6200 LE runs GTA San Andreas WITHOUT antialiasing , ie with almost minimal quality. The 6200 LE does not run Crysis , no way !
Have a Geforce 7300 GT , which has 512 MB of RAM on the motherboard and can not use the memory of your computer , wheel GTA San Andreas maximum at 1024 × 768 . This same board , runs Crysis at least ! But at least wheel, and gives to play.
Became curious ? Crysis is one of the heaviest games available today ( January 2008 ) . Low Crysis Demo and try to play a little bit. It is good and addictive !
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The Nvidia 7300GT is a good sign , except for one criterion : it heats up a lot! You can not even go by the hand , even with open case !
To solve this heating problem , just adapt a cooler or two on the heatsink that comes on board ! Staying warm and well you will better protect your investment .
In general , if you scratch the disspador that comes on your plate , it will void the warranty . Logo tie the two coolers with disposable clamps , which do not cause any damage to the sink . If you ever have a problem , just take the coolers and carry in the store .