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I'll check when I get home, So 98 degrees not a good temp right?
ur twinfrozr 460 hits 98? :O my 460 hits 45 degrees at full load and oc'd to 875/2125.
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ur twinfrozr 460 hits 98? :O my 460 hits 45 degrees at full load and oc'd to 875/2125.
Now totally cut off the airflow to your card.

His problem is the spacing, the pcb of the second card is restricting the airflow of the top card.
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I have the same setup as you (just sold my 580 and put my 460 back in) - I saw virtually no perforance drop going to the x4 slot. I did it for the same reason, as my temps on the top card would be almost 20c higher.

You will be fine.

Try putting a side fan blowing in between the cards too.
post #14 of 19
Max Temp 104 C

I would never want to get over 82 just cause I am anal like that.

/agree with side fan for ventilation
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yea get a side intake for them since i noticed my 460 temps drop just because i have a fan blowing at the heatpipes.i would get one infront too.

what case do you have?
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post #16 of 19
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yea get a side intake for them since i noticed my 460 temps drop just because i have a fan blowing at the heatpipes.i would get one infront too.

what case do you have?
cooler master scout

I have a side fan on the side panel already, hot do you get a extra fan between cards, there is not space I will say that there is like 1/4" max between cards.
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cooler master scout

I have a side fan on the side panel already, hot do you get a extra fan between cards, there is not space I will say that there is like 1/4" max between cards.
like a fan right infront of it. next to the HDD cages.
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Pretty sure its just the spacing for the two cards. Basically right beside eachother so the top one cannot get any cold fresh air. And a lot less space to push out the hot air. I know If I got a 2nd 460, they would almost be touching, which is why I am looking to purchase an EE version of the card.
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Pretty sure its just the spacing for the two cards. Basically right beside eachother so the top one cannot get any cold fresh air. And a lot less space to push out the hot air. I know If I got a 2nd 460, they would almost be touching, which is why I am looking to purchase an EE version of the card.
that's exactly what the problem is, There is no space between cards, it is like 1/8" between them,

Anyway, I am just going to swap the card and installed in the bottom slot, the, There may be a lost in performance but it wont be that much, I found this article on the web,

They absually tested installing graphics cards on a PCIe express 2.0 @16x and then in a PCIe express @4x, the results are no that bad, it is almost the same performance.

They are using high settings on a 2560x1xxx monitor, thats is to much for a regular user, most of us play on a 1080p monitor. They results werent that bad, Anyway here is the link if someone is interested.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x4x4
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