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try the cards the other way around as well...
Yes the GTX 260 is now above the GTX 580. Now the GTX 260 idle temps are about 65*C. Is that normal?
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Personally i think physx is a joke i have yet to see a game were it was truly awesome to play (except for UT3). Your GTX580 is more than capable of doing physx.
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I didn't check the CPU temps when the computer crashed. Right now it's at 37*C. I'm using AIDA64 Extreme edition. Is there a program that remembers temps from the past?
AIDA64 can log the temperatures.
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i dont understand how the cables for anything could be blocking you from using the bottom slot..... MAKE the bottom slot work for the 260...
    
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Personally i think physx is a joke i have yet to see a game were it was truly awesome to play (except for UT3). Your GTX580 is more than capable of doing physx.
I think its pretty cool in Batman, Mafia 2, and its ok in Metro. Other than that you are right though. But yeah the 580 can handle it fine itself. My overclocked 570 has no trouble running it by itself with maxed in game settings and some Nvidia control panel settings turned up.
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i dont understand how the cables for anything could be blocking you from using the bottom slot..... MAKE the bottom slot work for the 260...
I have tried. Look at the picture. The cables coming out of those block the way.
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post #47 of 55
GTX260 typically idles between 50-60C, depending on the ambient. So, your GTX260's 65C is slightly higher than normal.

You can:
a. use a Custom Fan Profile (vs default's Auto = 40%) to raise the fan speed at idle
b. check the clock at idling. GTX260 should downclock from 576MHz (3D mode) to 300MHz (2D mode when idling). Temp is much better at this speed.
c. of course, use the Air Duct with a 120mm fan
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But.. that temp is normal... does it go over 105?
How is that normal ? 70c or under .. who wants their gfx card at 80-90-100c ?? that causes permanant damage. 100c is boiling point , things will start melting after long use at those temps .

IMO get rid of ur physx card , waste of space .. u already have physx on ur 580 anyway.

its an easy choice really , melt my 580 or keep my physx card ?
    
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I am certain the 260 physix will actually bottleneck the 580 and give OP inferior performance. You should physix benchmark both setups to see if the 260 is even worth adding to your system at the cost of power and cooling.
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I am certain the 260 physix will actually bottleneck the 580 and give OP inferior performance. You should physix benchmark both setups to see if the 260 is even worth adding to your system at the cost of power and cooling.
Nice idea. I will do that soon.
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