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1 or 2 slot gpu's

post #1 of 11
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Hello!

So, i have always wondered, is there any difference between lets say a "normal" 2 slot 8800gt and a single slot 8800gt?

Has the 2 slot got better cooling? overclocks better? other differences?

Thanx!
post #2 of 11
It doesn't matter to me when I buy a card. I always replace the stock cooler. Whatever is cheaper
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post #3 of 11
The two slot usually uses outside exhaust, which is nice if you want all the heat out of the case.
post #4 of 11
There is actually rather a difference.

A single slot profile cooler on a GPU blows air from within the case directly on the GPU. The issue with this is that the hot air then being exhausted from the card just gets exhausted back in your case increasing internal temps which can affect CPU cooling ETC.

A Dual slot profile cooler will take in cooler air from within the case and it will pass the GPU and will be exhausted out the back of the case removing hot air away from your case internals. Whereas with a single slot solution the air is blown ONTO the GPU rather than past it and out of the case.

When possible I advise a Dual slot solution.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Allright thanx to all of you!

I will get SLI soon so thats why i asked (would look better with single slot gpu's)

But will go with double slots.

FilluX
post #6 of 11
You have made the cooler choice...literally lol. Good luck.
post #7 of 11
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Allright thanx to all of you!

I will get SLI soon so thats why i asked (would look better with single slot gpu's)

But will go with double slots.

FilluX
post #8 of 11
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You have made the cooler choice...literally lol. Good luck.
Thanx!
post #9 of 11
I have just noticed you live in Finland. Temps should not be so killer for you then it seems lol.
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I have just noticed you live in Finland. Temps should not be so killer for you then it seems lol.
Haha, well the summer is coming but yes in the winters it's pretty cold
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