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I have a galaxy gtx 460 i want to use as a dedicated folding card. Currently i have My GTX 460 in the first blue pcie shot and my 5870 in the second blue pcie slot.

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I folded for a few hours and noticed my gtx 460 temps hit 101 C. This is because the 460 is right on top of the 5870 and there is no room between the cards. I was planning on putting the 5870 in the first blue pcie slot and 460 in the last white pcie slot. Will putting the 460 in the white x4 pcie decrease its folding performance. Thanks
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Nope, x4 is more than enough. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 13
Bandwidth doesn't really have much effect on folding. The x4 slot will be just fine for that 460.
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Agree with above.

But what you might want to consider is using MSI Afterburner and creating a fan profile. This will help to keep your GTX 460 card cooler. I have GTX 480 and 2 GTX460's in the one workstation and with a fan profile all three cards are kept under 75oC. But the machine is not SILENT. smile.gif
    
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Originally Posted by just4funuk;12584749 
Agree with above.

But what you might want to consider is using MSI Afterburner and creating a fan profile. This will help to keep your GTX 460 card cooler. I have GTX 480 and 2 GTX460's in the one workstation and with a fan profile all three cards are kept under 75oC. But the machine is not SILENT. smile.gif

im not really worried about it bing silent. Would you mind posting you fan profile. Currently i have it set at 1% for every 1C
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Fan profiles are suppose to be custom, most likely one person will have different temps than you cause of ambient, case conditions, etc. wink.gif
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post #7 of 13
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yea i just wanted to compare, but after moving the card down to the x4 slot. Its currently folding and holding at 53C.
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The Galaxy 460 cant seem to keep the heat under control even with the fan cranked up when its next to other card.
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Originally Posted by Captain_cannonfodder;12585406 
The Galaxy 460 cant seem to keep the heat under control even with the fan cranked up when its next to other card.

+1 to this. I bought a pair of the $89 ones from Fry's and I had to move one out of my F3 rig because there was just too much heat, even with the fans maxed out AND another 120mm fan laying on top of them (tried both ways and left it on the cooler one). Now I have a low profile GT430 next to the 460 in F3 and the other 460 is all by itself in another motherboard.
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offtopic: but how do i stress test the 460 when OCing in afterburner. Every time i run occt/kombustor it uses the 5870 instead?
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