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Old October 17, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Bvsbutthd101, if you still have trouble after doing those things, try mounting a fan behind the gpu. It dropped my temps enough that I can touch the card without fear of being burnt.

Glad 2 c things worked out for ya buddy. EVGA, the way to go. Used to b XFX, til they stopped producing Nvidia.
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Old October 17, 2010, 11:57 AM
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There's a 120mm fan acouple inchs away and I'm using EVGAs fan profile, Not sure what else I can do.
Different then last time,first one artifacted like crazy but this one just died.
my self went through rma 480GTX SC card worked fine till new driver was installed (258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit) fan was kinda loud on old card , with replacement can hardly hear it run
issues: cmos had to be resetted to get it working after driver update
then bsod when play 3D apps, 2D was fine and windows belly echeing video adapter was not macthing hardware then RMA for locking up

i removed back mounting bracket completely to allow air flow over gpu sink

temp dropped 20c now gaming 70c max ambiant 27c . you can oder from evga the high flow bracket


Note: a fan in case is only recycling the heated air, best pull outside air in to case so the cool air can flow through gpu's
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you card hangs from the pcie slot?
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:31 PM
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If you have a fan behind the gpus and it isn't making that much difference, bump up the cfm big time.

Look 4 a fan with low dbs, the 1 I'm using is rated 17 dbs, with a 90 cfm. Probably not what it actually is real world, but it's not heard over other fans and keeps my unit surprising cool.

After all, the gpu puts out the most heat, so everything else is affected.
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Old October 17, 2010, 01:26 PM
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If you have a fan behind the gpus and it isn't making that much difference
The fan is in the door of the case
I got the high flow brackets
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Old October 17, 2010, 01:41 PM
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you card hangs from the pcie slot?
nope for using destop orentation (horz) card is verticle
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Old October 17, 2010, 01:47 PM
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The fan is in the door of the case
I got the high flow brackets
any pic of the set-up ? the PSU is ok 80plus gold should handle sli
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nope for using destop orentation (horz) card is verticle
ok better be because those cards are heavy
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Old October 17, 2010, 08:38 PM
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rob...did you add the fan (intake) to the side window of your Corsair Case? Those cases really are designed for WC not Air.......personally I added a 140 mm Intke to the side window of my TJ09 .....
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Old October 17, 2010, 09:49 PM
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rob...did you add the fan (intake) to the side window of your Corsair Case? Those cases really are designed for WC not Air.......personally I added a 140 mm Intke to the side window of my TJ09 .....

I rarely agree with Rj but on this one he is damn right. If you want much air around your card the best solution is probably a KamaBay with a really high CFM fan in it and maybe a second one just behind the card to make sure the air get in the right place. With decent airflow, good fan profile, these card should be under mid 90's under heavy load and also shouldn't die.

Edit : dunno if someone already reply this since I read the thread this morning but have to tryed another psu or test the load in the 8pin PCI-e + 24pin ATX of the PSU witha multimeter while plugged in the running computer ( ask for help if you don't know how to do ). Maybe the issue is coming from here...there issurtenly a reason why your 2 480 died.
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