After problems with an arctic cooling vga silencer that didnt fit my radeon 9800pro 128mb I had an idea of how to cool the graphics card quietly. Dont know if this has been thought of before or how effective it will be...any opinions would be appreciated. Having a Pc where the only card is the graphics card is invaluable for this idea..I'd have to reconsider when I get any add on cards (sata, etc)
Its very crude, in effect its a 92mm fan (taken from an antec truepower 380w psu) at 5v supported by 4 3" decking screws. My theory is to unplug the whiney ati fan on the heatsink (but leave it connected to the heatsink) and put this under the graphics card, blowing air onto the ati heatsink. Its just a rough idea at the moment, if its of any use I plan to replace the screws with bolts ( longer than the existing screws to get nearer to the graphics card) and bolts to make a more secure fixture. Then stick some soft padding to the bolt heads to eliminate any vibration.