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Hi, this is probably going to be another painfully easy question to answer. I'm pretty new at this whole computer building thing so just bare with me :].

I currently am running a diamond hd radeon 6950 2gb card. I got a enough money and i'm considering crossfire now.

I was looking at crossfiring with a MSI twin Frozr II hd radeon 6950 2gb card.

since these two cards are different manufactures would i have problems running them in tandem?
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No problems other than spacing and cooling.
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post #3 of 11
Not at all...it would actually do well in that setup due to the great cooling of the Twin Frozr line smile.gif

I would probably put the Twin Frozr as the top card cause it will cool better biggrin.gif
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It will work. Just put the MSI card above the Diamond.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;13579813 
It will work. Just put the MSI card above the Diamond.

Not if he can't space them, the MSI needs open air for maximum efficiency.

Regardless, with no spacing either top card will run hotter than it should.
Edited by grunion - 5/20/11 at 7:05pm
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If he can use PCI-E slots 1 and 3 on the board and still retain x16 in dual configuration, I would think that he'd have plenty of space between the cards for adequate cooling.

I'm currently reading the User Manual for verification wink.gif

Well the manual says NOTHING regarding which slots to use, other than it states to "insert video card into PCI-E Slots" confused.gif
Edited by rsfkevski - 5/20/11 at 7:15pm
post #7 of 11
Crossfired Cards just look so sexy. Good idea on the spacing due to the Twin 80mm Fans on the Frozr as they will benefite from as much breathing room possible and avoid injesting blow off heat from eachother.

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Hey Blech, you do realize that your PSU fan is suppose to draw air from below the case, right? You're pulling hot air from the GPU above it right into your PSU frown.gif
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I have a wall of 4 120mm Rosewill fans from the side. I tested both scenarios and it resulted in no difference in temp either way.
Cable draw from this side on main keeps just enough out of my back panel.
    
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Originally Posted by rsfkevski;13579900 
If he can use PCI-E slots 1 and 3 on the board and still retain x16 in dual configuration, I would think that he'd have plenty of space between the cards for adequate cooling.

I'm currently reading the User Manual for verification wink.gif

Well the manual says NOTHING regarding which slots to use, other than it states to "insert video card into PCI-E Slots" confused.gif

He only needs 8x.
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