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Does it matter if my graphics card is too close to base of my tower

  • Graphics Cards
  • Overclocking
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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 14, 2012 1:17:33 AM

I only have one slot between the base of my pc tower case

and the graphics card

The card is a gtx 460 super overclock.

But does the distance matter in terms of heat ?

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a b U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2012 1:24:48 AM

Get a program to monitor the GPU temps (MSI Afterburner is a good one eve in you don't want to OC your GPU). If idle temps are mid 40's then they are too high. A stress test may produce temps in the 90's for that GPU.
a b U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2012 1:25:47 AM

If it is too hot then either move the card, change your cooling to the GPU or case, or get a new case.
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January 14, 2012 1:30:54 AM

or get a new motherboard so the gpu is one slot higher

what about a 16X Ribbon Cable
January 14, 2012 1:41:42 AM

but in sli

won't it be a problem also ?

It will be if you bump this thread again. :non: