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I have a xfx 6870 black editiion and have just added another for crossfire, the temperature of the top card is about 8c higher than the lower card, is this normal. Also can any of you guys recommend quiet coolers for the cards?
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8°C is normal. It can be even more. I'm guessing you have one free slot between the cards?
    
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Hot air rises, so yea that's normal. I found adding high speed fans to my case reduced the effect. (Well, reduced the heat completely. biggrin.gif ) Also, getting reference style cooler cards that blow out the back of the case should also help a lot.
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Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II is one of the best aftermarket coolers but it is also quite expensive. On the other end there is the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev.2 and a Turbo Module which is cheap and sill a pretty good cooler.
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post #5 of 8
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Thanks for the help guy, I was getting worried the new card was faulty. I have been looking at Arctic Cooling Accelero TWIN TURBO or arctic cooling accelero twin turbo ii, really after a low noise solution rather than over clocking the cards
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Originally Posted by thekingbeyond View Post

I have a xfx 6870 black editiion and have just added another for crossfire, the temperature of the top card is about 8c higher than the lower card, is this normal. Also can any of you guys recommend quiet coolers for the cards?

Yes it's normal and nothing to worry about.
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post #7 of 8
8c hotter, that's not bad. Often time it's more.
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post #8 of 8
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Ended up getting 2 Accelero Twin Turbo PRO, nice coolers and extremely quiet. Using msi afterburner with a custom fan profile thumb.gif
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