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are these dual slot cards?
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are these dual slot cards?

yes they are, TRULY dual slot as in 2mm between one card and the other. I knew I would have issues the minute I popped them in.
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nvm
Edited by Not A Good Idea - 2/10/11 at 7:47am
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Since there werent any reviews posted of the cards I rolled the dice and lost. I had hoped the cooler was designed to draw air from the top (fans) and draft through the side (away from the pci-e slot) and then exhaust out the rear... Not at all. Air in through fans and out in every which direction.
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Why not just have two? Simple fix yes I know...Crying because you dont understand how air-cooling works? Priceless...
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Why not just have two? Simple fix yes I know...Crying because you dont understand how air-cooling works? Priceless...

Because I run 3 x 28" monitors at 5760x1200 and two wont cut it. And thanks for the advice , I am pretty aware of how cooling works. Problem is selling cards that are SLI certified and have no hope in hell of actually working outside of a meat locker.
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Ok 2nd fix, Return/sell your 580s and get the Gainward GTX 580 'Phantom' which has 3Gigs of video memory . Its only 50 bucks more expensive then the standard. Has better cooling which shouldnt conflict with having 3 and lastly 1.5gigs on the standard gtx580 isnt enough for the resolution you have. This was a blessing in disguise.
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you better WC those beasts.....
    
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My WC experience has been anything but a hassle frown.gif
    
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if you have a SR2.
why don't you space the Cards out so the temps don't go over 100c. headscratch.gif
    
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