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post #11 of 21
Unless your able to sell your two cards and get one single higher end card, Your best bet is to keep SLI. Why hinder performance for some extra heat? Unless its hindering your performance l ike everyone else said... does it matter? I mean you could put better GPU coolers on it.. or you could try switching around your case fans get a new airflow system.
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post #12 of 21
Just keep the sli it shouldnt make too much difference (the heat i mean)
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post #13 of 21
More heat, get more case air flow if possible
    
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post #14 of 21
I run two X1950Pros and yes heat was a problem. A couple after market gpu coolers and then I removed the pci slot blanks from the backside of the case. All is good now.

PS The difference for me between one and two cards was over 50% increase in 3DMark score.
    
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post #15 of 21
who cares if its 10 degrees hotter

Its 30% faster lol

Just get a better fan
    
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post #16 of 21
My cards are fanless, but the ol' Honeywell gives me an unbelievable temp drop
post #17 of 21
computer components are supposed to be able to withstand high tempuratures.
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post #18 of 21
have you added a fan to the sopranos side vent, also are there wire blocking the your 14CM intake fan in the front of the case?
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post #19 of 21
With SLI I notice 1C more...... You need more case fans.
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post #20 of 21
Instead of getting a second 6800GT I would sell both of them and get something like a 7600GT or 7900GS. You will get the best of both worlds:

The performance of SLi and the heat of a single GPU.
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