Everything was perfect on my computer life, till I decided add a second vídeo card on my build. Despite read all the warnings about de SLI setup, this is something I had to go through.
Now, with more knowledge about the subject, I feel a mix of feelings, some times very happy, when SLI does work, and some times a bit sad when it doesn't.
My concern regarding the temperatures is because I live on a very hot zone. I have changed some points after added the second card in order to improve the VGA’s temperatures:
- 1 - Applied the EVGA Thermal Mod on both cards, with Arctic MX4 thermal paste, and updated the BIOS (new fan curve);
- 2 - Changed the case stock fans with Corsair ML series;
- 3 - Up side down my PSU (not sure if improved, but looks nicer);
After these changes, on a 30ºC environment, the temperatures are OK with the cards. 80°-82° on stress tests and 65°-70° on games, regarding the top card. Usually the bottom card runs about 6º-8º cooler than the top. This kind of VGA cooler (ACX3) throws too much hot air into the case.
References that the temperatures are OK:
Now, with the situation under control I want to enjoy my games! The system have tons of game power! However not sure if I will continue with SLI on my next upgrade, mainly because I have seen a very poor suport on last games.