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Cross fire cable lenght issue please help!

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February 1, 2010 4:48:23 AM

hello there i'm tommy from Thailand first time ask question in the forum (But i'm the big fan of the website) i would like to ask that could my normal cf cable can connect on my ASUS Rampage II Extreme on slot one and three?? because i connect my ASUS EAH5870 in CF mode on slot one and two i found it so hot!! while i'm playing warhead the temp. going like 90 Degree please help (i'll try connect at home tonight) sorry about my English and thks for the help
February 1, 2010 5:13:11 AM

its possible to do, but the cable might be a little stretched. might.
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February 1, 2010 7:40:09 AM

another question please... is it going to be greater? if use 2 CF cable in dual cf or is it the same result for single cable? many thanks
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February 1, 2010 8:53:17 AM

sexytommy said:
another question please... is it going to be greater? if use 2 CF cable in dual cf or is it the same result for single cable? many thanks


As far as I know, using ONE cable is sufficient. Also, connecting your cards in PCIe slots 1 and 3 make sense (for lowering temps) BUT be aware :

1. You will get a small performance drop (I think between 5-10%),
2. Make sure you change your settings in your BIOS (advanced>north bridge configuration>PCI express selector>x8 x8) Why? because if you dont, PCIe for slot 3 will default to a x1 bandwidth (ie terrible performance!)

Also, your crossfire connector will probably be too short. You can get one on ebay :

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313...

I would recommend using PCIe slots 1 and 2 for MAX performance. If you're worried about temps place a couple of case fans (120mm) directly onto the cards and/or changing the fan profiles in CCC. This should help.

Good luck.

PS Thanks to the members who helped ME with this exact problem. :hello: 
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February 1, 2010 5:01:11 PM

90 degrees doesn't seem too hot. Consider sticking with slots 1 and 2
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