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SLI EVGA Superclocked 580- Big Improvement!

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Hello everyone!

I just recently switched out my SLI Asus 580 DirectCUIIs for EVGA Superclocked 580s and I'm seeing a great improvement in temperatures. Before, the massive 3 slot monsters would overheat each other with temperatures peaking at 97C. Now with a custom fan profile and adequate spacing on my new cards, I haven't seen temps hit above 78C smile.gif.

Things I learned:

1. 1 slot of space between cards is a MUST for (aircooled) SLI.
2. Don't SLI 3 slot cards.
3. Make sure to do plenty of research before making a decision on parts (inadequate research led me to buy the first cards)

Anyways, thanks to everybody who gave me tips on how to fix my high temps, you guys rock! biggrin.gif
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Glad to hear it's working well and that the decision was a good one, I personally think 3 slot beasts are only good for single cards and not in SLI, however I think GPU's should be under water period, but that's just me lol ;/
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Thats good to hear, I was thinkin of upgrading, So now I know if I wana SLI, I'll get a tri-sli mobo, and just go with 2 cards.
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I have a tri-sli mobo but only using 2 cards
2 slots apart for me
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Triple sli/crossfire with the stock coolers can be managed and some actually do run like that. I have water planned for mine so it won't be my permanent setup.
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