GEForce 2 MX in Cube

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  1. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    If I have a Mac-Edition GEForce 2 MX, can I transplant the faceplate off the stock Cube Rage 128 onto this card and have everything fit and work correctly?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, but be warned those cards run hot in a Cube unless they have the very big Cube heatsink on them.
     
  3. bunnspecial thread starter macrumors 603

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    Can installing a fan make up for the lack of the Cube-specific heatsink?
     
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    A base fan in the Cube doesn't really move air around the video card part of the machine. Mostly the hard drive and CPU heatsink. People have run a non-Cube GeForce 2 in Cubes before without problems, but they do run hot. If you don't have a base fan installed, you should install one. Even in a stock Cube.
     
  5. bunnspecial thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't have my Cube in hand yet, but the base fan is one of the first things I'm planning on doing.

    I have a box of dead video cards, some of which have heatsink fans built in. I might see if I can come up with some sort of fan and heatsink arrangement that will fit the GeForce and work within the confines of the Cube core....assuming I can get it to help, I'd think that would solve the heat issues.
     

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