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XFX 5870 crossfire cooling

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April 10, 2011 3:52:28 AM

O.K. here we go.

I have two xfx 5870 (model: HD-587X-ZN) set up in cross fire on a GA-X58-USB3 mother board by Gigabyte. I have these components in a Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis.

My issue is that the two graphics card are right on top of one another. (top two pci-e x16 mounts). There is maybe 2mm-5mm of room between the two cards. And i believe that my top card maybe over heating since the fan is in the center of the card, and as stated, very close to the other card.

I was looking at aftermarket vga coolers and wanted some advice as to what would work, with good clearence and airflow, or is there a better alternative. I really dont want to get into liquid cooling, do to lack of experience and cost.

Thanks in advance.
April 10, 2011 4:06:19 AM

Are the temps worrying you? If not, don't bother.
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April 10, 2011 4:19:39 AM

well, I had some odd graphics issue while playing Total War Shogun 2, during battles, as well as my Catalyst control center reading a 91 degree Celsius. Not sure if the two are related or not.
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