Originally posted by: 448grams
my system seems to run really hot, mainly the power supply, with this card installed. whats the zalman mod? i want a fanless cooler for my card, but i dont have much room, my card is also sufficated by a wireless lan card in the pci slot. i've just been leaving that side of my case off.
I have an FX5200 as well, and you're right - it makes the machine a little hotter, and thus louder (via the PSU's fan heat sensor). I think the card cuts off airflow a little bit, as well as adding a little heat to the machine. The PSU is definitely up to spec, though. You don't need any power to run a 5200 card.