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Windows 7: 2nd graphics card is running hot while the other is fairly cool?

17 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
no its not bad for the card, just crank it up when you do serious gaming.
I dont do much gaming but do serious computer work hence the 4 monitors.


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17 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

still, if you use applications that require a dedicated card, it couldnt hurt to keep it a wee bit cooler.
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17 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Does the side panel have ventilation holes over the graphic cards? If not, have some put in (if you don't feel comfortable about doing so, get someone who does to do it for you).
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17 Nov 2010   #14

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Wasn't super clear about how you had things hgooked up but it is common for a card with two monitors hooked up (and powered on ) to run hotter than the same card with only one. In some cases the difference can be quite extreme.

So if you are testing, make sure each card has only one monitor hooked up and prefereable the same resolution...
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17 Nov 2010   #15

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Try using this Antec spot cooler. I will direct air to the hotter GPU !
Antec.com - Product: Spot Cool
How effective do you think this fan is? I think I'm going to buy it. I just opened up the rest of the pci plate covers for addtional airflow & can blow air right between the two cards from inside and as you can see its a little alley way & that little tube would fit perfect if it works well.

What does it hook up to the mobo?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
you could crank up the fan on the hot card.

try this |MG| EVGA Precision 2.0.1 Download
Should I do this to both of the cards so they both run cooler?

Do I just set them & forget them? Or do I have to monitor them all the time & dial them back once in a while?
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17 Nov 2010   #16

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The Antec is a quality fan, not the quietest out there but no other fan allows you to direct it so well and it also lights up blue....woo woo ! I would crank up the GPU fans first and see then look to this mobo mounted fan if needed.
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17 Nov 2010   #17

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
The Antec is a quality fan, not the quietest out there but no other fan allows you to direct it so well and it also lights up blue....woo woo ! I would crank up the GPU fans first and see then look to this mobo mounted fan if needed.
Ok

Should I do this to both of the cards so they both run cooler?

Do I just set them & forget them? Or do I have to monitor them all the time & dial them back once in a while?
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17 Nov 2010   #18

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Should you use an Antec fan on both or tweak the fan speeds on both. I would try tweaking the fans speeds but I must admit I just leave my cards fan alone and I just use one spot cool to increase air flow directly to the card. To the best of my knowledge my GPU will increase it's fan speed to match the draw.
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17 Nov 2010   #19

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Should you use an Antec fan on both or tweak the fan speeds on both. I would try tweaking the fans speeds but I must admit I just leave my cards fan alone and I just use one spot cool to increase air flow directly to the card. To the best of my knowledge my GPU will increase it's fan speed to match the draw.
No I meant should I inrease the fan speed on both?

If I do get that fan, I'd only be able to get one & shoot it down the chamber between the two.
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17 Nov 2010   #20

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yes I would try adjusting both but it appears the one card needs more fan speed than the other so I would concentrate on getting the hottest card inline with the other, then as you say blow some additional air right down on the tunnel.
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