View Full Version : My SLI Temps ?

03-25-05, 10:48 AM
Anyone know if these are acceptable temps ?, I know there a bit odd.

Forceware 76.41 SLI enabled.

GPU-1 - 72c
GPU-2 - 68c

GPU-1 - 84c
GPU-2 - 76c

(My recent Gigiabyte SLI mobo kept the temps more close together 3c between the two. The ASUS seems to do this vast 6c span)

03-25-05, 12:13 PM
i have the exact same 2 cards (evga 6800GT) and before i put the new heatsink/fan on those where the temps i would run... sometimes i would even hit 90C on GPU1..

the evga stock cooling is pretty bad though..

if you want to drop it a few degrees you can redo the thermal paste..

the aluminium Heatsink on the GPU is probably the lowest quality i have seen to date.. it is deeply grooved and provides very poor contact to the GPU..

redoing the thermal paste will help make better contact..

but i recommended getting a pair of the VF700Cu's.. i put 2 of those on my evga's and my temps are now

GPU1 - 54C > 66C
GPU2 - 51C > 62C

or if you are worried about keeping your warranty evga does offer a copper heatsink for 15$.. i don't know the quality of hte copper one but it has to be better than that Al one they put on stock..

the other poor design i never liked about hte stock evga Heatsink (it may be the same on ther others) is the heatpump is actually pumping the heat into the airflow for a case.. meaning you aren't going got get nearly as good a flow from that heat pump if it was going the other way..

but anyways.. i think you are fine with those temps.. its really easy to get caught up in the temperature paranoia when in fact they do run a little hot..

03-25-05, 12:15 PM
Thank you ! :)

03-25-05, 12:25 PM
Yep the VF700Cu's are excellent coolers imo.

03-25-05, 06:44 PM
Is the temps issue solved in the 76.41 ??

03-25-05, 10:11 PM
The temps for me droped about 4c with the new drivers yes.

03-27-05, 02:25 AM
Just got my Evga's in and the temps are a little warmer than my old Leadtek 6800 GT AGP card. Card 1 sits at 57 idle and 65 load, card 2 is at 56 idle and 64 load so they aren't too bad. Guess case airflow is good :D