Originally Posted by THEhomelessONE
Both cards have direct air flow. Top is at 52c 100% fan, bottom is at 37c 26% fan speed for over two hours now with no GPU usage. I know that the top card is supposed to be 10-15c higher, but under load and with both cards at 100% fan speed. It's been getting worse over time but this is the first I've had it constantly warm with no usage. I'll take pics tomorrow before I swap out the cards but is it possible for the heatsink to separate from too much sagging? I'm going to try to use zip ties, if it doesn't work I'll give the jacks a try. These longer cards should come with a backplate standard, especially for what they cost.
mine sag and they come with a backplate, I think it's more the mother board causing it as the pcie slot is not even half the length of the cards pcb
therefore the weight on the last half of the card has no support.
also, myself every time I buy a new gpu I remove the heat sink and clean off the thermal paste and put on new better paste and it has always
dropped my gpu temps 10c. but it is now starting to sound like you need to RMA the top card for a replacement.
for 2 gpu's if you make a jack like I posted put a small plastic disk of some kind between the top and bottom card and then install the jack, this way both cards will be supported.
heres the jack under my 980Edited by jlhawn - 10/25/15 at 8:29am