FiringSquad heeft een hele handige guide in elkaar geflanst over hoe je je videokaart koud houdt tijdens deze hete dagen.
The basics of cooling the video card can be treated similarly as how a CPU is cooled, except that a video chipset may have a few chips (texture units) to cool. Otherwise, cooling is quit similar in that you have a chip that is producing heat, which must be transferred somehow. If the chip sat there without any air, it would radiate heat, which would be quite an inefficient way to deal with getting rid of heat! If you blew a current of air over the chip, the situation has slightly improved, as the radiated heat is drawn away by convection. However, we'd much rather have the heat leave the CPU as quickly as possible. Two objects in contact with each other is a good way to transfer heat, and ideally we'd like to have the object be able to absorb heat quickly and radiate it rapidly. That is why heatsinks were developed, and why we have fans mounted on them to get rid of heat!
Naast wat basic stuff laten ze ook verschillende modellen coolers zien. Lees hier de rest.