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Hi guys,
For a while now after about an hour or so of playin Bad Company 2, the game crashes..This happens with any higher end game..MSI Afterburner is reading one of my two 560 ti graphics card at ~70 degrees and arent at full load when the crash happens so it shouldnt be a heat related problem should it? :/ Im also rocking a Coolermaster 1000W Silent Power Pro Gold so power shouldnt be the issue, really confused about this..

System Specs:
CPU: Intel i7 950 @ 4.0GHz
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow
Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E
GPU: Dual 560 Ti in SLI
RAM: 6 GB
PSU: 1000W Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold

Any thoughts or help is appreciated
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It looks like a thermal issue, though 70°C shouldn't be a problem. What's the temp of the second 560Ti? In any case, test at lower temps and see how it goes - with the case opened and a room fan towards the rig. There are two things that occurred to me: 1) The temp sensors might be broken or 2) The VRM could overheat although the GPU doesn't.

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My 460's did almost the same thing, I blew both out with air, one hardly no dust came out, the other created a sandstorm in my room, anyways, that one had to be sent back, my problems started with all sorts of crazy colors and graphics glitches popping up, then it went to what you are describing,about 1 hour play time, then it went to about 15 mind max before it would crash. New card hasn't done it yet, so I am almost sure it's the card that was overheating.


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@dragosmp Hey man, yeah I have a feeling it could be a thermal issue too, I recently installed a better case fan in my case (Raven RV01) so that better airflow was reaching the GPUs, which seems to have dropped the temps by 5-10 degrees. The other GPU sits at 70 degrees with the one I mentioned before, however prior to installing the fan it never was less than 10 degrees cooler than the aforementioned GPU, it was always alot cooler..And before installing the fan, I'm quite sure the card wasn't crashing until it reached ~80 degrees? Not sure on that. And if my temp sensors were broken (I hope theyre not lol) wouldn't it just not take a temperature, the temps seem to be fairly accurate when the card is idleing..

@DISTURB3D I don't think dust should be a problem in there, I have dust filters all over my case and clean out any build ups of dust fairly regularly

However I forgot to mention before, the cards are clocked at two different speeds, one is a Gigabyte 560 Ti OC (not SOC), which is clocked at 900MHz, where as the other is a MSI TI Hawk, clocked at 950MHz, would this make a difference?

Also Ive tried the cards in the opposite configuration, so that the MSI card was on the inside, closer to the CPU (the Gigabyte one is currently) and as there was practically no airflow reaching the MSI card (as it is a fair bit thicker than the GB card) it heat up much faster, but did not crash even at temps of 100 degrees, where I thought it would be best if I shut it off lol

Thanks for the feedback guys
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