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December 23, 2011 3:04:08 AM

Hi guys,

I have just managed to buy a second 570 (Asus ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5) and the temperatures are too high. Here is setup:

MB: Gigabyte: GA-X58A-UD3R
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
CPU: i7 950
Ram: G. Skill 1600 6GB(3x2GB)
GPU1: Gigabyte GV-N570D5-13I-B (2slots)
GPU2: Asus ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 (3 slots)
PSU: thermaltake 230v (1500w)

I also have a dedicated PCIx1 sound card, so all pci slots are populated except the very top one which the MB heatsink is blocking (stupid design, i know). the 2 slot one is right on top of the 3 slot one with no spacing in between at all.

My Gigabyte GV-N570D5-13I-B's tempurature is around 56C on idle and 86~90C on full load (skyrim, maxed settings) fan setting to 100%, so loud :(  , the other one is around 30C idle and 50C full load (it's fine, i guess?). So, my question is: what should I do about it? should I be worry at all? get a new heat for the my gpu? change MB to the one more spacing? since socket 1366 is so cheap now?

thanks in advance. love you guys.

Santi
December 23, 2011 3:20:00 AM

85*C or higher is pretty hot.

SLI or crossfire always heat up the case more than other solutions. I find it odd that there would be such a drastic difference in temperature between the two cards. Which card has the cooler temperature?

ie: Is it the one on the top or the bottom which heats up alot? Is it possible to put an empty PCI slot between them, or a PCI slot with some low profile card in it?
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December 23, 2011 4:23:25 AM

bobusboy said:
85*C or higher is pretty hot.

SLI or crossfire always heat up the case more than other solutions. I find it odd that there would be such a drastic difference in temperature between the two cards. Which card has the cooler temperature?

ie: Is it the one on the top or the bottom which heats up alot? Is it possible to put an empty PCI slot between them, or a PCI slot with some low profile card in it?


The top one, and given my board's confirgurations, it's not possible to put an empty space between them cuz one of them takes up 2 slots...
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December 23, 2011 5:16:52 AM

ok, maybe I wasn't be specific enough, sorry about that.

I have 2 gpus, a Gigabyte GV-N570D5-13I-B (takes 2 slots) and a Asus ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 (takes 3 slots) so 5 five slots taken altogehter, there are virtually no space between the gpus, the 2 slot one top and the 3 slot one on the bottom. therefore, the 2 slot one has very bad airflow coz it's blowing right into the other one causing it to have high temperatures.

I would like to know the following:
1. is 86~90C healthy for a reference 570 in a long run? i play around 3-4hrs session gaming daily.
2. if not, what should I do?
2.1 get a Mobo with better spacing? try a 3rd party heatsink for my gpu? any other suggestions?

Many thanks.




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December 23, 2011 6:17:46 AM

By the looks of your explanation, cant you try to switch places of the two GPUs?

Could you indicate where your GPU's are placed in that MB pic?
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December 23, 2011 6:43:38 AM

thought about that, the pci layouts doesn't work.

my mb's pci layouts goes like this:

7 slots total from top to bottom

GPU1 needs 2 slots, GPU2 needs 3 slots.

1. pci x1 (blank , useless cuz of mb's petruding heatsink)
2. pci x1 (sound card)
3. pci x16 (GPU1)
4. pci x16 (GPU1)
5. pci x16 (GPU2)
6. pci (GPU2)
7. pci x16 (GPU2)

so.... switching them around isn't really possible.

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