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Like this probably doesn't just apply to the 580s, it prolly applys to all side by side sli and crossfire setups. before i added my second 580, i was running at 76 degrees and now with the second card it runs in mid to high 80s, like why do they design this cards like this so they smuggle each other, like why not mount the fans abit lower so they can take more air in..

does any1 know if the standard sli cable, that comes with the rampage mobos work with the second card in the third pci-e slot or do i have to use the tri-sli bridge?

(im to lazy to change it around right now lol)
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post #2 of 11
You have no heat problems.
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You have no heat problems.
they are not supposed to run at just under 90 degrees, that will take away from there life span
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90 degrees really isn't that bad. 480's would often run at 110-120+

Not sure about the tri sli bridge, you could easily try it though. Otherwise you can get longer 2 way sli bridges.

You can usually space out your cards into other slots, however depending on your motherboard you may not get 16x/16x any longer. Your manual will tell you.

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they are not supposed to run at just under 90 degrees, that will take away from there life span
Source?
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Those temperatures are fine, with that much $ in your computer it's
time to start thinking about water cooling, not a premade closed loop but the deal.
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My 3 way sli runs about 80-85c besides benchmarks and its totally fine like that, you shouldnt worry too much.
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Like this probably doesn't just apply to the 580s, it prolly applys to all side by side sli and crossfire setups. before i added my second 580, i was running at 76 degrees and now with the second card it runs in mid to high 80s, like why do they design this cards like this so they smuggle each other, like why not mount the fans abit lower so they can take more air in..

does any1 know if the standard sli cable, that comes with the rampage mobos work with the second card in the third pci-e slot or do i have to use the tri-sli bridge?

(im to lazy to change it around right now lol)
yes you can put the cards in the 1st and 3rd slot and use the flexible bridge.
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they are not supposed to run at just under 90 degrees, that will take away from there life span
sure they are, gpu's are made to have a max temp of around 110*c
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Well when i had a hd 5970 it was only rated for 90degress so i assumed the 580 was in the same boat, and ya im going watercooling when the case im getting is released in april
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