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Old 22-05-10, 03:02 PM
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Gtx 480 sli

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I have built my new system this morning, with the R3E and 2 x GTX 480's in SLI..... But my idle temps for the GTX card are very high 79 Degrees...... I know these are hot cards, but surely not that hot....

Any ideas guys

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Old 22-05-10, 03:15 PM
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Are they directly next to each other or is there at least one slots width between them? As I've read that NVidia recommend at least a slot gap to help with SLi temps. I can only see it being airflow related if you're running them on air tbh.

Btw, SLi GTX 480's? WOW is all I can say!
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Old 22-05-10, 03:18 PM
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yes they run that hot get uste to running them at 100% fan speed to keep them cool'er

but thats some graphical power there tho well actualy thats some insame system lol
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Old 22-05-10, 03:19 PM
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wow you have some amount of money hayley
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Old 22-05-10, 03:20 PM
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Yes I have left one gap between the cards, the only thing between them in the sound card....

What program would you guys recommend for controlling fan speed etc ????
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Old 22-05-10, 03:21 PM
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evga precision as its the best one IMO

have you OCd the cards? as you dont need to lol
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I'd probably think that the sound card would impede airflow across the tops of the open-to-air heatsinks, effectively incubating them, but I could be wrong. Have you tried with only one card installed to check the difference?
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Old 22-05-10, 03:46 PM
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No I have Oc'ed them..... not intending to either.....

Have got a render test running. putting 98% load on the cards, temp is 91 degrees (OUCH!)
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I have just installed EVGA precision and have noticed only one of the cards is running at 91 degrees the other is running a 67-68 degrees - on 98% load - fan running at 92%
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Is the higher one the 'top' card with heatsink adjacent to sound card? If not my theory is flawed
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