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GPU overheating on stock

post #1 of 7
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I hope this is the right place to put it:

i got 2 Gtx 295 (singel pcb version) running in quad sli and was goin to overclock them but before i started i wanted to see hwat the stock temp was, so i ran furmark and boom they overheated.

so i think the problem is my airflow beacause the cards are pushing air oout the back ass well as towards the front, but in the front i got a 230mm intake (haf-x) blowing air against them so <-card-><-intake

So would it be better to set the front as outake? the cards would still have the 200mm side fan for airflow
post #2 of 7
Yes that would be better. Do you have space between the cards or are the right up next to each other? At least one slot of open space (preferably two) is practically required if you want to have decent temps of dual GPU cards.
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post #3 of 7
Sounds like a good idea. Also, you can try to change the thermal, it could shave as much as 10C. I guess the stock thermal dried out.
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post #4 of 7
Your case airflow should intake cold air at the front, pass through the graphics cards, and then exhausted at the rear of the case. When you say overheated, how hot are you talking? Also you could try reapplying the thermal paste on the graphics cards.
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The cards got plenty of space inbetween and they are both overheating over 100 c, and at that temp i dont fell like letting them run to long.
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What's the cfm on that side fan ? I had an Azza solano once and replaced the 200mm with a pair of 120mm scythe 88cfm fans and it helped tremendously.

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the side fan is a Megaflow 200mm fan 110 cfm
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