Topic Title: Radeon HD 5450 Overheating issues: New card same size needed
Topic Summary: How to solve overheating either fixing card or chaning it by a same sized new one
Created On: 11/10/2012 06:18 AM
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 11/10/2012 06:18 AM
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osanjose
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I bought 2 years ago an HTPC with an AOpen Box which included a Radeon HD5450 graphics card with no fan but a passive cooling system. Now the HTPC  crashes after 20 minutes or so.

Doing my own research I've noticed that the graphics card reaches more than 100º C, not playing, not even watching videos. Just with the MS Windows desktop started it reaches such temperatures and shortly after the computer crashes, starting up again after a variable period of time (I guess after returning to safe temperatures).

I guess there's a problem with the card cooling system, and maybe I should buy a new one. However most of new cards are too tall for this HTPC box (about 9 CM toll, so it needs about 8 cm or less for the card) .

Then my question is, any suggestion for a new card short enough to fit in my HTPC? or s tehre any kind of solution for overheating issue?

 

Thanks in advance



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 11/10/2012 07:09 AM
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Is there anywhere you could install a fan to move the air inside the box?

Try taking the card out and blowing off the dust with compressed air.



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 11/10/2012 11:59 AM
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Thanks RatsAss for your suggestions, but  the card is in an AOpen Box HT80d (http://global.aopen.com/products_detail.aspx?auno=2975) , not quite big and also not prepared for extra fans.

 

On teh other side, it was completely clean, no dust, when I first opened it, however I also saw some other forums about dust, so I already used a brush with blower for cleaning (just in case), but the overheating issue remained.

So I think the better solution could be a new card with active cooler (fan). Any suggestion for a small enough card to fit in that box, with good performance for an HTPC?

Thanks again

Oscar



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 11/10/2012 01:50 PM
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Just look for low profile cards like Sapphire's 6570 or Powercolor's AX7750.

Both have fans so thay will be louder than the one you have now but it will solve you overheating problem.



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 11/10/2012 02:29 PM
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Thanks, I'll try with one of those



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 11/10/2012 02:35 PM
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Here's one that comes with the low profile bracket if the standard one is too big.

Unless you want to upgrade then Slayerx has a good suggestion.

http://www.ebuyer.com/198817-asus-hd-5450-1gb-gddr3-dvi-vga-hdmi-out-low-profile-pci-e-eah5450-silentdi1glp



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