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Extremely High SLI Temps: Too high?

post #1 of 13
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I just installed my second GTX570 today and it is running HOT. Bottom card is acceptable in the low 80s, but the top card is running near mid 90s. My CPU has no temp issues at all, running at 70 under full load at 4.5ghz. I overclocked my single card but I have the SLI at stock speeds (770) because of the temps, which only really drops it by 5 Celsius. Are my temps way too high? How can I improve them?

P.S. They are MSI Twin Frozr III's. CPU is an i7 2600k.
post #2 of 13
those temps are pretty high.. what is your ambient?

Is there an open slot in between the cards?

To improve these temps you would need to improve your case's airflow
post #3 of 13
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There is ~An inch between the two cards. I have 2 open case fan ports on the top. Would that help temps by a significant amount? As far as I know, my board only has 2 slots and that's hard to mistake. It's a P8-Z68 Pro.
post #4 of 13
by "2 open case fan ports on the top" do you mean that you just have 2 open holes where fans go?

If so, does your case have any sort of exhaust fan running?
post #5 of 13
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I have a 140 MM on the front but that's it besides the liquid system for the CPU. There is also a side fan port right next to the GPUs.
post #6 of 13
What case? Pics?
post #7 of 13
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Cooler Master Elite 430.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

Would installing 2 case fans, one blowing on to the GPU's and one out the top do the trick?
The only optional slot in use is the rear one. The rearmost one on top is inaccessible due to the tubes from the liquid CPU cooling.
post #8 of 13
If I were you I would put an intake fan in the window (Is that a mount I see in the pics?) and an exhaust out the top. Is there already an intake on the front and an exhaust out the back?

That should configure it much like the stock HAF X fan profile but with smaller fans.

Edit: Ooops! By "fan profile" I meant physical location and direction. Just to clarify I wasn't talking about fan speed vs temp setting profiles smile.gif
Edited by Tuthsok - 10/13/11 at 8:24pm
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post #9 of 13
Definitely run a side fan and top exhaust. The TF cards need to breathe a lot more than reference models. Do you run a custom fan profile?
post #10 of 13
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I use Afterburner to run the GPU fans at max. No overclocking til the temps go low 80s. Yes, that is a mount in the window. The exhaust on the back that I have is my liquid CPU fan radiator, and I think the front fan is an output fan.
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