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When i run my tri sli in BF3 one of my cards gets to 97c and the other 2 stay bellow 80c. I'm pretty sure its from the lack of room with all the cards being pinched together but i was just wondering if it was ok to run that hot or will it eventually blow? I didn't spend 500$ on each of these cards for them too blow up on me. Any suggestions or help with this problem will be greatly appreciated. Oh and idle temps are 36c 33c 36c with 85% fan speed.
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97c is nearing thermal limits AFAIK. Running that for a prolonged period of time might not be healthy for it.

I'm assuming the hottest one is the one sandwiched between the other two. Is there a way to give it more space? Or have a fan blowing directly where the gpus are?
     
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I have a fan blowing on them and its actually the bottom one that gets too 97c the middle one stays the coolest.
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The voltage was at .9v but i had to up too 1.013v too stop the black screens which i might add is retarded in my mind for them too put something out that doesn't work stock even in tri sli.
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I have a fan blowing on them and its actually the bottom one that gets too 97c the middle one stays the coolest.
Where is this fan positioned exactly? I suspect its location makes it beneficial to the upper and middle cards and less so to the bottom card? Can you take a pic or two showing the interior?

I suggest adding a 120mm intake fan to the case bottom to supply more fresh air to the bottom card. See pic below.

Edited by windfire - 10/25/11 at 7:07pm
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That is a great idea i will get 120mm and see if it helps
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I've got all three of mine slapped together, but my highest in-game temps are only 69c. I'm not sure just how little airflow you've got or if the heatsink needs reseated.

Here's my setup with the door off (note the extra 120mm blowing up):

 
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