Originally Posted by Knitelife
Good question. I think I may have 2 issues to deal with.
Issue 1: It seems that when I reboot a system, it does not want to keep my rivatuner settings. Rivatuner is set to run at windows startup. And I does load in the task tray. But it seems hit or miss on if the setting actually apply to the card. When it does work, fans run 100%, if not, overheat is sure to follow. I need to look into flashing the bios on the cards to default fan, core, shader settings.
Issue 2: I need to get better fan setups. I have been using just mix and match that I have laying around. Would be nice to get fans that have serious CFM to get the heat away from the GPUs. I dont care about noise, I just need better air movement on the cards. Been looking at some deltas, but there are a lot of options to choose from. Usually I just pick the ones with the highest numbers (ie. CFM and Price), but that does not always accomplish what I think it will.
System have been running pretty stable, but I do know they run hotter than I would like. Would rather have overkill on the fans.
Any tips on either issue?
AFAIK Riva does not remember multiple card profiles, bios flash seems like the best bet.
I'd drop a shader strap down from your max stable though.
I'd rather lose 300ppd per card than lose all 8 cards for 8 hrs.
I had many problems with my GX2 today, unseasonably warm this afternoon.
Came home to a 85Â°f computer room, GX2 box was locked up.
Restarted to find the temps were 90+ on the cores after about 5 minutes of F@H.
I've found that any time the GX2 temps get higher than 80Â°c, bad things eventually happen.
I've been running a month straight without a single issue, because of the heat today I had to drop a shader strap so it wouldn't lock up.
Still running hot, but least it's not locking up.
The GX2 is the most heat sensitive card I've ever owned, I couldn't imagine tending to multiple GX2's.
I might move my GX2 box to the basement before summer.
My 3x GX2s run from 68c -75c @ 100% (the highest temp is the card sandwiched in the middle)