Originally Posted by bevo;15200572
If I'm alright in the 80s then I should be able to calm the fan down some. I just won't be able to make my card any faster. It looks like 850mhz is where it will stay.
The only problem is that when I add another card I'm assuming the heat will go up some more. How much heat does SLi add? Another 5c or so?
Depends on your airflow really. I average around 42C for my top card idle and 39C for my bottom card, which gets cool air from the bottom case fan pulling cooler air in. The heat from the top of the bottom card gets into the fan of the top card and increases temps slightly. At load, I'll average around 74C for the top card and 67-69C on the bottom card. So, yes, about 5C.
I have my fan curve set pretty generous on fan speed %. Doesn't bother me much as I play with a headset.