Vapor-x & ventilation

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Vapor-x & ventilation

Post by sticky » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:17 pm

I have an MSI X58 PRO-E motherboard. Occupying two card slots are two 5770 Vapor-x. Both face their fans down, and the lower most card places the fan less that centimeters from the base of the chassis. Will this arrangement create ventilation issues given the cooling system in the Vapor-x design? The chassis itself sits behind a 24" monitor which probably doesn't help with ventilation either.

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Re: Vapor-x & ventilation

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:25 pm

You should be able to check up on the operating temperatures of both cards using a program like GPUz.

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Re: Vapor-x & ventilation

Post by Cairtorm » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:13 am

I use a program called. SIW
System Information for Windows...
It's free and pretty simple to use...

*I mean I use it to check temperatures and stuff..

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Re: Vapor-x & ventilation

Post by Raraniel » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:00 am

The catalyst control center should also show your temps under the overclocking utility. It's a good way to compare various temps with the %load that caused them

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Re: Vapor-x & ventilation

Post by Major_A » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:30 am

It shouldn't be a problem. The manufacturers and ATi designed these cards with Crossfire usage in mind. The only problem I could see is the heat from the card builds up in your case. As long as it has some sort of ventilation you should be fine.

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