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The pictures are not that clear showing the 2 cards installed and the small gap.
OK thanks. I will do that. The GTX 260 was taken out when the PC crashed. Should I take a picture with it in?
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OK thanks. I will do that. The GTX 260 was taken out when the PC crashed. Should I take a picture with it in?
No, just do the 2 things suggested:
a. exchange the slot position of the 2 cards (remember the BIOS)
b. use the Air Duct w/ a good 120mm fan

These 2 steps will greatly alleviate, if not totally eliminate, your problem.

Edit #1: take a pic after you have switched the cards around
Edited by windfire - 2/18/11 at 5:21am
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Sorry OP I dont mean to thread crap but I am having the same problem, however my top card doesnt get above 72C at the very most when overclocked so its not that big an issue, to be honest Im pretty sure your card is still withinn working limits as the guys above have said but Im sure you dont want your nice 580 running hot! Anyway the added heat is causing my top card to crash. Ive tested them both to see if one was the limiting factor but they thankfully both overclock to 900mhz when using 1.087v completely stable by themselves, but in sli the added heat is preventing the top from doing so. That pcie jumper thing looks like a god send, I have a useless type of pci below my second pci-e slot, I wonder could I remove it, and use that jumper to create a new slot hence curing the problem? Anyone ever hear of this? can the white, back to front pci slot thing im talking about be removed easily?
    
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No, just do the 2 things suggested:
a. exchange the slot position of the 2 cards (remember the BIOS)
b. use the Air Duct w/ a good 120mm fan

These 2 steps will greatly alleviate, if not totally eliminate, your problem.

Edit #1: take a pic after you have switched the cards around
OK I have switched the cards and have done a benchmark test using FurMark. The temps got to about 71*C on both after 15 minutes. I have also taken a picture.

EDIT. The air duct, didn't come with a fan. I will buy one soon.

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OK I have switched the cards and have done a benchmark test using FurMark. The temps got to about 71*C on both after 15 minutes. I have also taken a picture.

EDIT. The air duct, didn't come with a fan. I will buy one soon.
71C as load temp (Furmark) for a GTX580 is excellent!
Ambient =?
Idle temp in the mid 30's C?
(BTW, did you run 2 instances of Furmark to load test both cards simultaneously?)

Adding a 120mm fan with the air duct will further improve the thermal performance, especially the GTX260's.
Edited by windfire - 2/18/11 at 6:26am
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71C as load temp (Furmark) for a GTX580 is excellent!
Ambient =?
Idle temp in the mid 30's C?

Adding a 120mm fan with the air duct will further improve the thermal performance, especially the GTX260's.
In FurMark, the temperatures of both cards were displayed.

Well Everest doesn't say the ambient temp for the 580, just the 260.

GPU1: GPU 66*C
GPU1: GPU Memory 58*C
GPU1: GPU Ambient 57*C
GPU2: GPU Diode 42*C

GPU1 = GTX 260
GPU2: = GTX 580

They are idle temps.
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You really don't need that physx card in there...seems like the 580 is intaking 260 warmed air. If it were up to me, I'd say remove it, the 580 is plenty powerful, and there aren't many mainstream (I know there are a couple) games that use physx.
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Ouch that was lucky.

As far as solutions go I would say if you cant use the PCI-e slots at the bottom or the 3rd one down the you may have to try one of those crazy PCI-e ribbons.

I will have a look for a pic.

It looks like this but it is shielded.

This is better

Then the real hard bit of where to put the card.
I'd love to hear more about these as well. Is this a practical solution? I've got a similar dilemna, when my 570 gets back from RMA Ive been itching to get another for SLI, but with my mobo theyll be pretty much like OP's setup.

this is my mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130268

Any insight on the matter would be fantastic.
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The pictures are not that clear showing the 2 cards installed and the small gap.
Anyway, use that Air Duct (with a good 120mm fan). It can push air into the gap between the 2 cards and will help the top card.

Secondly, there is something else you can do: Reverse the 2 cards' position.

Currently, the GTX580 sits on top while the GTX260 sits below. The GTX580 gets hot as its air intake is greatly blocked by the GTX260. So, exchange their slot position.

With this new arrangement, the GTX580 will have free air intake. Although the GTX260 now will get hot, but it is used as a Physx card and it will not under a lot of load even when doing Physx. So, it will not get as hot as the GTX580 and it will be helped by the Air Duct.

Remember 2 things:
a. the monitor should still be connected to the GTX580, making it the main graphics card
b. go to BIOS and specify that the PCIEx16 slot (which now occupied by the GTX580) is the first display. See the 2 pictures below.
Good post! Reps.
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hm... you should so look at doing some proper cable management when u can...

i found that with my case that all my temps dropped by 5 Deg C with all the cables out of the way...

try the cards the other way around as well...
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