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6950 cfx heat problems.

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I just added my second tfIII 6950 and was doing some kombustor tests. THESE THINGS ARE HOT. well the top one is at least. In kombustor I hit 85 C with 100 fan on!! is that too hot? Right now I only have the stock fans in my 800d. What should I do to lower temps?

update: I just hit 90 with the top card. I don't know what to do
Edited by hammertime850 - 7/26/11 at 11:19am
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I need some sort of a suggestion because right now I just opened the side of my case and I put a fan blowing in it. Its a temporary solution, but I need a permanent one. can I put my second graphics card in my other pcie slot?
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Thats normal for cfx/sli... you can put it in a different slot as long as oyur CFbridge is long enough
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Do you have the cards close to eachother now ? You should use the first and the third slot i think for CF with that board... check manual to be sure.

Does it run alot cooler with the sidepanel off ?
If it does try to create more airflow. [adding fans/ replacing existing one's with better fans and so on.]

If it doesnt you could try to put new TIM on the gpu's.

When i still had CF 6950's it only went up to 75degrees max with auto fan reaching up to 52% max. But i do have a really well vented case though.
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I just switched it to the third slot and it is alot cooler. It seems in the 800d I dont have too many options when it comes to increasing airflow...

ps I did have the side panel off, but I had a massive fan blowing in my case.
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