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So I go my two (soon to be third as it's on its way!) GTX 580's.

I use MSI Afterburner to OC my cards.

Card one works @ 951Mhz core, 1902 Shader, 2103 Memory. The voltage is set at 1.125v and stable. Heat never goes over 45C (watercooled ftw).

However my second card is clock @ 450 core and won't go any higher.

Anyone know why?

Edit: Oops wrong child board...
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Does it stay at 450mhz even when you're gaming? Or just when you're at the desktop? It may be downclocking since you aren't using it.
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Monitor it and check it after playing some games, it's probably just downclocking for power saving. Also, plug the monitor into the second card, it helps with temperatures anyways.
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Congratulations on your 3GB sammich! I'll have my third this week also.

Did you ever get this sorted? I've not run into this problem with my old 1.5GB 580's or the two 3GB's that I have now. Sometimes you have to go into the nVidia Control Panel and enable 'Prefer Maximum Performance' under Power Management Mode.
 
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Originally Posted by _CH_Skyline_ View Post
Congratulations on your 3GB sammich! I'll have my third this week also.

Did you ever get this sorted? I've not run into this problem with my old 1.5GB 580's or the two 3GB's that I have now. Sometimes you have to go into the nVidia Control Panel and enable 'Prefer Maximum Performance' under Power Management Mode.
Can i ask why you are getting a third? is 2 3gb 580s not enough for 2d surround or something? can you max most things?
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Can i ask why you are getting a third? is 2 3gb 580s not enough for 2d surround or something? can you max most things?
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I agree with the above post very much!

Actually, a third does help. Not in every game, but it definitely makes a difference if you have the CPU power behind it, even in 2D Surround. The vram helps out immensely, although it has nothing to do with the total # of cards.
 
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overkill is STUPID IMHO, there is no point in spending in something you can't see the difference!!
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Thanks for that. It's not really overkill though. If I were only using a single display then yes, it would be overkill.
 
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Thanks for that. It's not really overkill though. If I were only using a single display then yes, it would be overkill.
Please dont take me wrong, I was refearing to the image of -javier-'s post.
Your right, GTX580 SLI is not overkill at all for 3 monitors. I was talking about overkill in general. I apologize for the misunderstood!!
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