I use a Acer AX3400 which is a small multimedia computer equipped with a ATI Readon HD 5570. This graphic card is small in size (7x17 cm). The card can be used to play recent computer games. Nevertheless the pay-off is that is very noisy. There are other parts in the computer which are also noisy but by stopping each fan at once I could figure out the the cooler of the HD 5570 is the most noisy. I use the computer both for working and gaming. For gaming the noise is fine because of headphones but for working it is really annoying.
Is it possible to change the cooler for such a small graphic card? Or is it a better idea to replace the graphic card with a less power full passive cooled one. I would have to switch cards for gaming but that is okay.
How effective can damping be in such a case?
Any other suggestions?
To replace the cheap CPU-Cooler should not be a problem but to silence the power supply is more difficult. The power supply's size is 10x6x14cm which is an very unusal size? Any ideas on that?