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Originally Posted by tom351;12406414 
Ah! I found the problem...

As I was trying to put the 260 into a PCI-e x8 slot, I saw that some of the cables coming out of the mother board had blocked the space. The 260 was only half way in the slot. So I moved it up to the other PCI-e x16 slot and put the 580 in as well. And da! da! all fixed. My computer now recognizes both cards! There is now not much space between both cards, maybe half a cm (1/4 inch). This wont be a problem?

Thanks for your help everyone.

Good!

See the pic below:
(a) If the 260 is in position 1 (ie current), it hinders air intake of the 580. 580's temperature will be 'noticeably' higher. You can try to force more air into the gap with a fan (eg Antec Spot Cool) pointing right at that spot.

(b) If the 260 is in position 2, then you will have to try to squeeze the cables (likely to be the 2 blue circled one for USB and Front Panel) underneath the 260+. What kind of GTX260+ is it? Reference? Brand/model?
I am using mine as a reference. I see a good 2-3mm space between the connector and the bottom of a graphics card (see pic below). So, with some careful effort, this is possible.


If (b) is do-able, I would use it. If not, use (a) then.
Edited by windfire - 2/16/11 at 7:59am
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Well done!

Can you move the cables or is it stuck like this?

If not - the gap should be ok just keep an eye on the temps of your GPUs.

At the end of the day - the GTX260 will only be used in games that have Physx enabled in tehm (eg Metro 2033, UT3, Mafia 2 etc...)

If you find you find you dont benefit from it - just remove the GTX260 and sell it!

Good Luck.
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Good to here you got it sorted out
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Good!

See the pic below:
(a) If the 260 is in position 1 (ie current), it hinders air intake of the 580. 580's temperature will be 'noticeably' higher. You can try to force more air into the gap with a fan (eg Antec Spot Cool) pointing right at that spot.

(b) If the 260 is in position 2, then you will have to try to squeeze the cables (likely to be the 2 blue circled one for USB and Front Panel) underneath the 260+. What kind of GTX260+ is it? Reference? Brand/model?
I am using mine as a reference. I see a good 2-3mm space between the connector and the bottom of a graphics card (see pic below). So, with some careful effort, this is possible.


If (b) is do-able, I would use it. If not, use (a) then.
Palit GTX 260
http://www.techpowerup.com/82847/Pal...NIC-216SP.html

Well now the GPU1: Diode (GTX 580)is now 51 C (124 F) when not playing any games. I don't know what the temperatures are like when in games. Is this a little high? I'm thinking so.
Edited by tom351 - 2/17/11 at 12:19am
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I don't have any temp. problems, water cooled 470 doesn't know what 50 deg. c. is
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