ok i've tried a few things before posting but here's the issue.
i recently installed a second 8800gt from inno3d, (both are the overclocked version)
i have an antec 900 case and a evga 750i mb
whats happened with this setup is the antec 900's psu bay is at the bottom of the case instead of the top (you know just to be different)
and EVGA have done a fantastic job in spreading the 2 pcie slots as far away as practical.
this means that the space inbetween my cards is fine but the bottom card is only 1 maybe 2 cm from the psu.
this causes my bottom card to be approximately 10c warmer then the top card, after about 30min playing cod4 the driver fails, check the temps card 1 is at 60 and card 2 is at 65-70.
What ive tried to fix it:
swapped cards around to see if one cards heatsink did a better job [fail]
installed the extra fan in the side cover [fail] maybe a 5c drop if that
what do you think about these possible solutions possible Solutions:
does anyone know of a good 2slot 8800gt fan i can buy to vent the air out the back.
case modding to move the psu somewhere else?
New case like a thermaltek armor
until i can solve it im going to have to unplug a card
i could be really tired and sleepy but isn't that supposed to be jus the opposite effect of having he psu at the bottom? in my cm 690 case, where psu is at the bottom, the ocz psu sucks the air inside and blows it outside, providing an extra fan in my system. so shouldn't this extra cooling be cooling the card, instead of heating? i have the ocz gamextreme 700watts psu, which one do you have?
temps ARE an issue but only when i plug my cards in a certain order, thus thats fixed. (when incorrect one card hit 90c in 10 mins whilst installing crysis. the other was 50c)
during load the nvidia ntune service for some reason oc's my pcie speed from 100mhz to 120mhz and thus the cards are unstable. does anyone know why it does this, i have never told it to, i unintsalled and reinstalled the ntune program to wipe any config data it had telling it too do that but didnt work.