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There is no way to bend the cards apart with a 3 way SLI bridge attached.
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Could you detail exactly what Aspire case you got, or add a picture?
this really sounds like a "not enough Airflow" issue
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lmao dont bend your cards. Try putting a super high CFM fan right up against the 3 cards.
Turn up the fans all the way and maybe underclock just a little.
    
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Yea I hope he didn't mean bend, I hope what he meant is when you screw the cards in gently lift the top one so it's at the upper limit of where it can comfortably sit and screw it in, do the same for the bottom to gently move it to the lower limit of where it can sit without stressing anything. Basically just try and optimize to give yourself an extra 2 or 3 mm between them but that won't make the difference between thermal shutdown and no thermal shutdown unless the top card was completely starved for air before, as in not getting any at all.
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Is this what your card looks like?
    
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post #26 of 117
Which slots do you have each card in?

Are you running Blue Blue Black? Or Blue Black Blue?
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With a fan blowing into the Cards, with the cooler that the cards got, it would both abstruct and help the card in different ways.

since the cards exhaust the warm air out the top of the cards, adding a fan blowing on them will abstruct this airflow and potentially blowing the hot air back into the cards.
adding a fan sucking the hot air away from the cards, would remove the hot air that the cards produce, but would reduce the airflow that the fans would get.

its something that has to be tested, tbh
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With a fan blowing into the Cards, with the cooler that the cards got, it would both abstruct and help the card in different ways.

since the cards exhaust the warm air out the top of the cards, adding a fan blowing on them will abstruct this airflow and potentially blowing the hot air back into the cards.
adding a fan sucking the hot air away from the cards, would remove the hot air that the cards produce, but would reduce the airflow that the fans would get.

its something that has to be tested, tbh
yea i would try that, use a powerfull fan though.



oh also i would take the pc out of the case and just run it on a box and see what happens at load.
    
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If it overheats even underclocked then its time for rma

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post #30 of 117
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There is no way to even move the cards to their farthest limit. With the SLI bridge they need to be exactly equal in spacing or the bridge will not attach.

I have a very old Aspire case (probably 6 years old) I don't remember the model number. It has a small intake fan at the top and I added a 120mm exhaust fan near the CPU. I also added two case fans stacked on top of each nother that blow air at the GPUs from the front of the case, but the fans are small and do not move much air.

Has anyone tried a 3 way sli setup like this using air and been stable? If so, I'll try any case to avoid spending $1000 on a water cool system.
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