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Reference blower style 7970 are better than non reference dual fan models for crossfire ?

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the spacing between the cards is really tight and i think my top vapor-x is really chocking for air would another blower style 7970 be better for a crossfire configuration ?

i can sell this vapor-x or put it in another rig
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Blower style is much better - what are your max temps? As long as you're not going above ~ 90c then you should be fine with your current ones
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Yes blower style is best when in crossfire or sli.
    
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

Blower style is much better - what are your max temps? As long as you're not going above ~ 90c then you should be fine with your current ones

when i mine with my top vapor-x @ just 1000mhz the vrms get to 87c

while the reference bottom card get's to 56c !!! big difference that's why i'm looking to get rid of that vapor-x the reference cooler on the bottom card is doing a much much better job for this configuration i guess
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You could try swapping the cards around?
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Originally Posted by Yoneda View Post

You could try swapping the cards around?

no go because the vapor-x is a 2.5 slot and doesn't fit down there
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by invincible20xx View Post

no go because the vapor-x is a 2.5 slot and doesn't fit down there

Oh okay, what a pain.
Guess it's time for a ref card then. thumb.gif
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