How to overclock SLI cards using software
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I recommend googling/reading around a little bit to see what other folks are achieving with your card to give you some idea where to start.
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Awesome! Thanks a ton! One quick question--do I have to do anything special in SLI mode? Do I need to disable it first and overclock each gpu?
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Thanks for all your help!
Another fair warning is that when you run dual cards you have a higher risk of the primary card to overheat as it is unable to get fresh air as easily as the secondary (card on the outside). To avoid your cards from overheating you'll more then likely need a more aggressive fan profile (instructions available, just follow my signature) and keeping the fan at a higher fan speed.
You can actually overclock them together, in sli, if you keep msi afterburner to mirror the settings for both the cards.
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