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Hey guys. I am beginning to heavily consider upgrading my one GTX 460 to a SLI configuration before battlefield 3 comes out. The only thing that stands in my way is heat though. My single 460 reaches 84-86 degrees regularly while playing bad company 2 and crysis 2. Now i feel like if i stick another 460 right next to that i could see the temps sky rocket. So my question is, would i need some sort of aftermarket cooling or exhaust of some sort to get this done? if so what would you guys suggest? or is this entirely normal and completely possible to do this without after market cooling? thanks!
post #2 of 48
It's fine, get another and have fun!
post #3 of 48
So you don't have 2 spaces between your PCIe x16 ports? That sucks....
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it will be totally fine..just a little loud as the fans ramp up but I wouldn't worry unless you have them overclocked quite a bit
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so with my setup and specs running my graphics cards at stock, i should have no problems with sli at all if i dont get after market cooling?
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so with my setup and specs running my graphics cards at stock, i should have no problems with sli at all if i dont get after market cooling?
Yeah, they just may get loud
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Yeah you will be good. It's best to buy one with a special cooler (like the MSI designs).
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they will be very loud and wil run 20 degrees hotter than when there's space between the cards. this is coming from personal experience using sig rig.
i recommend u consider a new motherboard with at least 2 free slots between PCI-E slots before going sli.
what brand and model is ur current 460? seems to have poor cooling.
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im using the evga superclocked edition
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and getting a new mobo is out of the question for me. isnt there an after market cooler of some sort that would provide a solution?
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