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I just want to have the option to crossfire depending on the next gen cards release and if I want to upgrade to a more expensive card if its worth it.... price wise. Spending 300 on a mobo is not cheap but if it will let me crossfire and not have problems well then i'm ok with that. As well in future when i want to crossfire then i can with out hassle and dropping 160 into a recycle bin and then spending ...??? amount on mobo... Plus GPU prices... I am building my first computer ever and I do not want to have heating concerns. I might liquid cool my computer but i haven't done that much reading on it. But i know i will buy upgraded fan for cpu. Then check heat on GPU as well, then figure something out, as well as throw in another fan on top of case and (maybe one at the bottom,but that will be some nifty craftsmanship.)
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I just want to have the option to crossfire depending on the next gen cards release and if I want to upgrade to a more expensive card if its worth it.... price wise. Spending 300 on a mobo is not cheap but if it will let me crossfire and not have problems well then i'm ok with that. As well in future when i want to crossfire then i can with out hassle and dropping 160 into a recycle bin and then spending ...??? amount on mobo... Plus GPU prices... I am building my first computer ever and I do not want to have heating concerns. I might liquid cool my computer but i haven't done that much reading on it. But i know i will buy upgraded fan for cpu. Then check heat on GPU as well, then figure something out, as well as throw in another fan on top of case and (maybe one at the bottom,but that will be some nifty craftsmanship.)

i mean if you're sure you won't go the ib-e path when you upgrade from your current sb, then like you said yourself, dropping a bit of extra cash on a quality 1155 p67 or z68 isn't too bad of an idea. end of the day everyone wants there system to run cool, so having a decent pci-e spacing is rather important, and i don't think asus will stop making those gigantic 3 slot cards, but then again, no one knows for sure...

now, if you have next gen cards in mind, you might as well give your p8p67 to your brother and get a better board that supports pcie 3.0 as i believe the all new cards coming 2012 will be stepping away from pcie 2.x. they may well be backwards compatible, actually i'm pretty sure they will, but there is no reason why you would plan on buying new cards in a few months time knowing they may well be hindered in performance by your mobo choice of today, doesn't make much sense imo rolleyes.gif

so yeah, i think if money isn't too much of a problem, then go for a premium 1155 board (bit more future proof), and just be happy with it wink.gif

btw, regarding watercooling, to be honest, those 3 slot asus cards are not really designed with watercooling in mind. i know the current triple slot 570 and 580s do have waterblocks available (i don't think the amd triple slot cards have waterblocks available though), but it did take ek quite some time to get those blocks out. what i'm trying to say is as long as you have decent case airflow, those triple slot cards will run cool and quiet in most scenarios smile.gif
Edited by erik257 - 12/16/11 at 3:18pm
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yes, i know my wiring is horrible but blame xfx . tongue.gif lol

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need some help guys,
i decided to copy what someone else down several pages back and use a part of a pen to hold my 6950 up thinking that it would lower temps as there is more contact between the gpu and the heatsink.
WRONG! after booting up my gpu was IDLING at 80'C. when i take the pen out from holding the gpu up it goes back to idling at 50'C (im running to moniters which is why its idling hotter than normal)

has anyone had something like this happend to them before, or does anyone have any theories of why it gets hotter when there is something holding it up?
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Weird, it is supposed to be cooler. Did you check if the Fans exhaust hot air from the card?

Also, for how much time was it without holding with the pen? Just a theory, that the pcb bent, and then pushing it upwards caused less contact between the gpu and heatsink.

And by the way, while your pc is on, try to hold it with your hand, like you did with the pen and then watch the tempetures, if the holding causes the high temperatures then you have something strange there.

Try to remount the heatsink then, maybe the screws aren't tight enough.
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Strangest thing happened to me today when I got home... as my PC was running since yesterday, I just turned on the screen and went to get my daily dose of youtube vids. However what I got was few artefacts, which at first I thought that they were in video, but then it all crashed with typical error message that graphics driver stopped responding...

I restarted Chrome, then I restarted PC but nothing helped, I couldn't watch videos on youtube and I even started seeing artefacts on Windows desktop. So I've tried EVGA OC scanner, which couldn't run any longer than a second or two. Then I started lowering clocks on memory, which didn't help. Then on core, which didn't help either. I even got to lower than stock clocks with 1.1V Vcore (stock was 1.013) and I still couldn't even get a few second run on OC scanner. It was same with Furmark and Heaven Benchmark... What makes this strange is that everything was working fine like 12 hours ago and there was no one else touching my computer since then. blinksmiley.gif

What did fix this, don't ask me why though, was that I removed the card from PCIe slot and then blew the slot with compressed air, replaced the card in the slot and that's it. And it's working perfectly fine now... I want to say that it's even better eh-smiley.gif , since I was running 850 core/1700 shaders/2200 memory at 1.1Vcore and now I managed to get to 900core and 1800 shaders with same 1.1Vcore. It's stable in Furmark, Heaven and EVGA OC scanner, but I still have to try this in BF3 to make sure if that's 100% stable.

Did anyone else experience something like this? I REALLY don't know what to think of this
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Quick question, I have a CUII 570, but Smartdoctor wont recognize the card to overclock it. I'm using the most recent drivers, so I don't know whats going on.
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post #768 of 1059
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nice little overclock you have there IN biggrin.gif
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need some help guys,
i decided to copy what someone else down several pages back and use a part of a pen to hold my 6950 up thinking that it would lower temps as there is more contact between the gpu and the heatsink.
WRONG! after booting up my gpu was IDLING at 80'C. when i take the pen out from holding the gpu up it goes back to idling at 50'C (im running to moniters which is why its idling hotter than normal)
has anyone had something like this happend to them before, or does anyone have any theories of why it gets hotter when there is something holding it up?
normally those dc2 cards run in the low 30s'c, i'm not sure if running 2 screens should make your card reach 50'c at idle. back in the days when i was using my xfx 4890 with dual 1680x1050 screens the card was only idling in the low 40s'c, and those 48x0 cards were known to run hot! like GamerDaPro has pointed out already, maybe you should do a reseat of the dc2 heatsink, and make sure the screws that are holding the heatsink are nice and tight.
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Strangest thing happened to me today when I got home... as my PC was running since yesterday, I just turned on the screen and went to get my daily dose of youtube vids. However what I got was few artefacts, which at first I thought that they were in video, but then it all crashed with typical error message that graphics driver stopped responding...
I restarted Chrome, then I restarted PC but nothing helped, I couldn't watch videos on youtube and I even started seeing artefacts on Windows desktop. So I've tried EVGA OC scanner, which couldn't run any longer than a second or two. Then I started lowering clocks on memory, which didn't help. Then on core, which didn't help either. I even got to lower than stock clocks with 1.1V Vcore (stock was 1.013) and I still couldn't even get a few second run on OC scanner. It was same with Furmark and Heaven Benchmark... What makes this strange is that everything was working fine like 12 hours ago and there was no one else touching my computer since then. blinksmiley.gif
What did fix this, don't ask me why though, was that I removed the card from PCIe slot and then blew the slot with compressed air, replaced the card in the slot and that's it. And it's working perfectly fine now... I want to say that it's even better eh-smiley.gif , since I was running 850 core/1700 shaders/2200 memory at 1.1Vcore and now I managed to get to 900core and 1800 shaders with same 1.1Vcore. It's stable in Furmark, Heaven and EVGA OC scanner, but I still have to try this in BF3 to make sure if that's 100% stable.
Did anyone else experience something like this? I REALLY don't know what to think of this
kinda weird encounter you had there, can't say it ever happened to me before, but glad it's working nicely now.
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Quick question, I have a CUII 570, but Smartdoctor wont recognize the card to overclock it. I'm using the most recent drivers, so I don't know whats going on.
strange, but to be honest, i don't know much about the asus smartdoctor as i never really used it, i'd recommend you to try msi afterburner, or if you wanna stick with asus softeware, you can also use the asus gputweak (choose your operating system and under utilities you will see the download link).
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