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I got a really good deal on a 2nd bfg 7800gt so now I can run SLI mode for the first time Here's my question. My original 7800 has a massive arctic cooler on it. It partially blocks my 2nd pci slot. Options are:

1. Move the original card to 2nd pci slot w/ arctic cooler and run stock cooler on top slot card.

2. Put stock cooler back on original card and run them both with stock coolers.

Will I throw off any temp sensors or what not by running different coolers?

-Allen
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Your cards will work fine with different coolers on them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pjlietz
Your cards will work fine with different coolers on them.
I figured as much. Just had to double check myself. Thanks. Rep'd
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I vote you take the arctic cooler off thefirst one, run both of them w/ stock coolers and send it to me
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You are saying that the cooler is so big it partially blocks your second PCI-16x slot? Odd. I had two 6600GT's with Zalman VF-700's on my Asus A8N32 and still had room (barely) for my sound card in between them. The zalmans take up an extra slot.
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You are saying that the cooler is so big it partially blocks your second PCI-16x slot? Odd. I had two 6600GT's with Zalman VF-700's on my Asus A8N32 and still had room (barely) for my sound card in between them. The zalmans take up an extra slot.
See, on your MOBO you have two slots between your PCIe's. I only have one.
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That sucks.
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