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Quick question, when i xfire 2 5770's which card will run hotter? the top card or the bottom?
    
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usually gpu #1 does. Eats up most of the load. So where ever that is in your case, thats going to run hotter
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Is GPU 1 always the card on top? or can you set that in windows?
    
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depending on the mobo and which card you hook up you can dictate gpu 1/2 at least as far as windows is concerned.

The top card almost invariably runs hotter as it is sucking up hotter air off the top of the other card
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The top card for 2 reasons

1) hot fluids rise
2) the fan is on the bottom, and is sucking hot air in.
post #6 of 33
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I think on my board there is like a 2 slot gap between the cards. not sure though. Its my sig rig... will i be able to set 1 and 2?

And do you really have 4 ASUS Ares?!?!?!?!
    
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post #7 of 33
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Quick question, when i xfire 2 5770's which card will run hotter? the top card or the bottom?
Usually the top, however sometimes the bottom card can be the hotter card for some reason.
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post #8 of 33
I've read that you can plug your monitor into the bottom card to try to offset some of the temperature differences..but like others have said, top card will be hotter from sucking in hot air from the bottom card as well as having the monitor plugged into it.
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post #9 of 33
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Well i understand that it would suck in the hot air, obviously making it hotter.
So, putting the monitor on the bottom card will make it GPU1? That should balance the temperatures out then anyways.
    
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post #10 of 33
top card is almost always hotter. Not usually a problem though if you have a space between them. Blower style coolers are designed to be run next to eachother.
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