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Wondering if I need to implement a cooling solution

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Hi, folks. I am running on a 3570k GTX 670 powered system inside of a Rosewill Thor V2 case with all the stock fans at max. With CPU cooler and GPU cooler fans also maxed, my heaven benchmark is stable a little past 1188 core/3404 memory. I can get heaven to run with an additional +100 on memory, but then when I play WoW, the background lighting flickers as I move around the map. Is this something that I can overcome with a better cooling solution than the one i have stock? My heaven benchmarks push my card to about 76-77 degrees, but playing WoW for a while will get my card to 80C, and I'm not sure if this temp is what's causing my glitches or if that's just the limits of my particular card.

If a cooling solution would help, I would prefer to stay with air for the affordability, and would look at putting an arctic cooling twin turbo II on there, along with upgrading my case fans (replace the side 230mm with 4 120mm fans and replacing the stock top, front, and rear fans with noctua fans for the 120 and 130mm ones and the front/top fans with Bitfenix ones, as I couldn't find any noctua ones that big on newegg.

I'm also looking to sli this 670 with a second one (probably an evga one on the 680 pcb if I can get one) as I have had instances in Skyrim (heavily modded) where my framerates drop to the high teens in very grassy and foggy areas with lots of water while I'm running, and one of my goals with this system was to play games maxed out with high frame rates, and this falls short of that. Hopefully the cooling solution I outlined above would still work with a 2nd card in the box.
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Unfortunately just because a memory clock can pass heaveb does not meat it is stable in games. A couple weeks ago I tested my ftw 670 on air and then on water. Even through my temps dropped from 80c to 45c, the max stable clocks were the same. Unless you have the money and an interest in water, stay on air. Keep your memory at 3404.
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Thanks, still planning on going sli, but I guess that's more of a case cooling issue to look out for than a card cooling issue. I was just disappointed that frames could drop so low, although my average fps is great.
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