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Originally Posted by windfire;13212273 
If you wish to further lower the temp of the top card, try this trick:-
Connect your Samsung P2450 to the lower card instead of to the top card. This will make the lower card the 'primary' card (of the SLI setup) which works just a tiny bit harder than than the 'slave' card. This just may decrease the top card by a couple degrees more. No promise but no hurt to try.

That's a really good idea actually, thanks!
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Yes it's with vsync on
Yeah, I always use v-sync, in part because it helps a lot w/temps and noise on games that would normally run at over 60fps. It also helps reduce the chances of microstutter.

You should also check temps with it off though, just to see where you're going to be at with the real tough games that don't run at over 60fps.
    
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Create a custom fan profile as well. If you are inclined buy the best Thermal Paste available and clean out your 480's and replace the TIM. I did it on mine and it further helped stabilize my temps. During gaming both cards never go above 70c.
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Are you guys seeing a big temp difference from having them sandwiched next to each other vs. leaving a slot between them?
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Im sure it helps, If the option is there why not do it? Giving your video card an inch of room vs half an inch has to help some what. Even if your running it on pci-e 8x it still wouldnt have a negative effect.
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Create a custom fan profile as well. If you are inclined buy the best Thermal Paste available and clean out your 480's and replace the TIM. I did it on mine and it further helped stabilize my temps. During gaming both cards never go above 70c.

yup, fans at 100% at 90c using Afterburner, so sure the noise is a bit heavy, but it's what's keeping my machine running smoothly. I'm using some IC Diamond on the EVGA 480, stock so far on the Asus, no need to pull it apart just yet if it's not hitting above 65c being on the bottom you know?
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