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Hey, I just installed 6970 crossfire on my P6T motherboard in the top 2 slots. The cards are very close together and one card is reading 48C idle and the other is reading 72C. Should I move the second card down to the 3rd slot? Because that one is white colored while the 2 slots at the top are blue.
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Hey, I just installed 6970 crossfire on my P6T motherboard in the top 2 slots. The cards are very close together and one card is reading 48C idle and the other is reading 72C. Should I move the second card down to the 3rd slot? Because that one is white colored while the 2 slots at the top are blue.
Then it will probably run at x16/x8 instead of x16/x16 . But anyway, yes you should do it because there isn't much performance difference between x16/x16 and x16/x8 and it's going to run a lot cooler. Also you will need one of the really long crossfire bridges.

If you plan on running dual GPU, you should try to buy a motherboard that allows you to have a slot or two in between the two graphics cards that way they run cooler
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Then it will probably run at x16/x8 instead of x16/x16 . But anyway, yes you should do it because there isn't much performance difference between x16/x16 and x16/x8 and it's going to run a lot cooler. Also you will need one of the really long crossfire bridges.

If you plan on running dual GPU, you should try to buy a motherboard that allows you to have a slot or two in between the two graphics cards that way they run cooler
Oh ok thanks. I am having problems with this motherboard as it is. It won't let me overclock my CPU to more than 4.45Ghz before the BIOS start lagging. I thought when I bought the P6T that it would last a while lol, I guess it didn't.
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