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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by brigasm, Oct 5, 2011.

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  1. brigasm

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    Ok this dude has two video cards right on each other. He is experiencing unit shutdown when playing online games. I ran furmark and saw that his temp went up to 90 degress C within 1 minute. So i notice his fans were only at like 20 percent.I took one card out and tested with the fan up to 100 percent and it ran very cool. His case has fans everywhere. I told him that he should just run it with one fan. He said he turned up his fans full blast while they were both installed and it smelled like something was burning. These cards are very close together. The band that links them doesnt even extend. it arcs. Is there any other option for this guy ? I think not but I am not too familiar with video card set ups. Any advice is welcome thanks :)
     
  2. brigasm

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    Like is there a motherboard where the pci express slots are spaced apart a little further ?
     
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    What did the temperature go up on? CPU or video card?

    Also what video cards? 90 degrees may not be that high for certain graphics cards.

    He also needs a power supply for two video cards, and it needs to be a quality brand and not some cheapo unit.

    Complete systems specs are needed.

    But yes there are board with greater spacing or more PCI-Express slots that you could get to spread out the cards,but that may not be the full problem.
     
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    Better to have a few, efficient case fans in a case designed to accommodate air flow than "fans everywhere".
     
  5. brigasm

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    the PSU is 1200 watt. I never let the cards get to a idle temp because they were at 91 in a minute and was climbing fast.i dont have the equipment right now so i can not give specs. i will look into it tomorrow.
     
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    Specs are definately needed, including what case it is and what size that case is, exact fan setup and whether each fan is blowing air into or out of the case. Make, model and revision of every component (motherboard, RAM, GPU's, PSU etc).
     
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