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So how can i help cool down my top card. it's not got much room to breath now it's in crossfire and the fan is jumping up far higher. Too load on auto. temps at 80c.

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post #2 of 12
Thats the downside of not having proper spacing for crossfire, the top card doesn't have any room to breathe, and consequently runs much hotter. Card is already doing what it does best to cool it down by ramping up the fans. Only thing you can do is a. get a better cooler for it, b. go liquid or c. grab a motherboard with 3 slot spacing for your cards.
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I can move it down to x8 slot. How much fps will i loose?
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post #4 of 12
wont loose much. if any @ all. allmost no gpu maxes out x4pic-e slots. U can put a 120 mm fan on inside of case pointing @ the gpus to help.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
I can move it down to x8 slot. How much fps will i loose?
no noticeable amount
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post #6 of 12
8x will be fine , do it . 80c is too hot man , mine never goes above 70c let alone 80c .. are they sandwiched together ? seperate them , 8x will set u back 1-2fps if that .
    
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post #7 of 12
If your going to move it down to the x8 slot, i'm pretty sure your going to need a longer crossfire bridge. Also, something that would help is adding a side panel, that allows the top card to intake cool air.
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post #8 of 12
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Well I've wedged a bit of card between the cards and added a 80mm fan. The GPu's are no were near as loud as they were. did i say 80c? That was wrong, the top temp was around 95. It's now 82c. I will put the bottom card in the very bottom x8 slot. My bridge can reach Do i need to reinstall AMD drivers if i move the card?

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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
Well I've wedged a bit of card between the cards and added a 80mm fan. The GPu's are no were near as loud as they were. did i say 80c? That was wrong, the top temp was around 95. It's now 82c. I will put the bottom card in the very bottom x8 slot. My bridge can reach Do i need to reinstall AMD drivers if i move the card?

rep to all that's helped!
No to the bold.
 
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Thanks buddy.
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