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I think they are telling you that both slots are 16x, but when you use both slots at the same time, they run at 8x for a matter of mobo performance...
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post #12 of 31
first two slots are both x16 2.0 ALL THE TIME.

X58 chipset has 32 PCI-E lanes.

the 3rd slot is always at x4
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Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
first two slots are both x16 2.0 ALL THE TIME.

X58 chipset has 32 PCI-E lanes.

the 3rd slot is always at x4
This. Not everybody with an i7 is using SB...
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yeah I know my board has 2 x16 lanes that are like that all the time, I guess the other guys didnt look in my sig, see the pics of my pc, or just simply didnt know that my mobo actually was capable of that.
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but back on topic... This new 590 i purchased has a newer bios on it. This bios bumps the voltage up on each gpu to .938. The old bios uses .912 and .925. I had my first card bios flashed to .975 and overclocked but since my board doesnt have much space in between the slots im gonna be stuck with stock clocks til i upgrade next month.
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post #17 of 31
No worries, dual 590 even at stock will be just fine

Nice case btw
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No worries, dual 590 even at stock will be just fine

Nice case btw
Thanks Im thinking about doing some mods to it. It needs more intake fans. I plan to cut the stock window out of the panel and put a full plexi window there and add some fans to it to help put some cool air between the 590s. Also I want to flip the psu over and cut a vent into the case there so it pulls the air from outside the case. My air flow is messed up right now because I took one of the front intakes and made it an exhaust. I also added a fan inside of it to tunnel the heat dumped from the front of the cards directly to that front exhaust. So right now i have negative pressure and the front intake above the exhaust for the card is probably sucking that hot air right back in the case. I need to to do some work to the case or watercool these gpus because adding this extra card is making things HOTT. Also I may have to run a dedicated circuit for my psu because its pulling 1kw from the wall when I stress the system. I'm an electrician by trade tho so that wouldn't be an issue.
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Hi, the Antec 1200 on the side door have a space for one 120mm fan. I would get the most beefy dam fan you can find and slap it on the door
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Hi, the Antec 1200 on the side door have a space for one 120mm fan. I would get the most beefy dam fan you can find and slap it on the door
-Congrat's on the great purchase as well...
Thanks! I currently have a fan installed there. The problem is its a bad placement choice by antec. My dark knight cpu cooler would have prevented me from using the fan on the side panel but I simply used a dremil to trim down the fan so it would fit. Im thinking of putting a 200mm fan there or a combination of 120s with one near the cpu also. Maybe even a new case but I like this one too much to give it up.
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