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2 years ago#1
Air flow doesnt cut so what do you guys recommend?

I have two msi 560ti/OC's twin frozr
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2 years ago#2
Buy a desk fan, open up your case, point desk fan at your PC, blow.
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Seriously, you think the airflow and cooling power of your little 120mm quietly fans are good? Try one of these on high.
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2 years ago#3
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2 years ago#4
This is why I have a 120MM fan on my side panel.
2 years ago#5
aceofpilots posted...
Air flow doesnt cut so what do you guys recommend?

I have two msi 560ti/OC's twin frozr

If those cards have teh "twin frozr" they should already be frozred and therefore not need to be cooled any further.
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2 years ago#6
Jocko posted...
aceofpilots posted...
Air flow doesnt cut so what do you guys recommend?

I have two msi 560ti/OC's twin frozr

If those cards have teh "twin frozr" they should already be frozred and therefore not need to be cooled any further.


they seem to overheat none the less and the system shuts down
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2 years ago#7
Best ways? Moving them further apart helps. Getting cards that have rear-venting blower fans helps. Buying liquid cooling for your cards helps.

Everyone loves these dual and triple fan cards, but they're not made for SLI. The 2nd card just has nowhere to get the air from unless the motherboard manufacturer put a gap between the first and second PCI-E slots.
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2 years ago#8
aceofpilots posted...
Jocko posted...
aceofpilots posted...
Air flow doesnt cut so what do you guys recommend?

I have two msi 560ti/OC's twin frozr

If those cards have teh "twin frozr" they should already be frozred and therefore not need to be cooled any further.


they seem to overheat none the less and the system shuts down


During a game sometimes it'll all of sudden go into black screen, the computer will still be running and just freeze causing me to do a force shutdown and reboot
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2 years ago#9
I was having a heat issue with my new crossfire setup a while ago. IS there any space between the two cards?

I ended up rigging a mod setup where I took an extra 92mm fan and had it lying next to the two cards and my side panel 120mm fans blowing air in between them. It dropped the temp by 20 degrees. It may look shady but Ill take low 60 temps over high 80s 90s.
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2 years ago#10
hokkendire posted...
I was having a heat issue with my new crossfire setup a while ago. IS there any space between the two cards?

I ended up rigging a mod setup where I took an extra 92mm fan and had it lying next to the two cards and my side panel 120mm fans blowing air in between them. It dropped the temp by 20 degrees. It may look shady but Ill take low 60 temps over high 80s 90s.


my chassis does allow fans on the side, i think the biggest being a 160mm or 140mm and also a vga bracket but it takes a 50x2x1 mm fan which i seem hard to find

What are some good fans out there that cool but are inexpensive?
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