Solved Would my gpu be OK if I did this

May 12, 2017 at 23:17:20
Specs: Windows 10, Amd quad core 4ghz 8gb ram
I have two gpus that need to be put real close to each other one doesn't need a heat sink or anything cus it's older but I don't want it touching the other one because it does not have that much support from the case so would it be OK if I covered the bottom of the top gpu with the heatsink in a layer of electrical tame or would it get to hot then I don't think it would be a very good idea to do the top of the one with new heatsink because that would probably overheat

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May 12, 2017 at 23:23:47
When I said "I don't think it would be a very good idea to do the top of the one with NEW heatsink" I meant no heatsink

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May 13, 2017 at 01:39:45
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It wouldn't be a good idea to cover it with anything, not even just a part of it.

If the two cards are going to be that close to each other, then don't use two cards, simple as that.

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May 13, 2017 at 02:13:14
Agree fully with phil22 pn both points he makes.

Ensure you have some air/space between the two cards and that "both" are receiving adequate air flow/cooling around them.

If you don't then neither card will be happy and likely one of them, if not both, will fail in a wee while.

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May 13, 2017 at 05:31:50
It's always helpful to include specs - CPU, motherboard, graphics cards, power supply, etc.

I'm guessing this has to do with your other post about running a PCI card & PCIe card at the same time? I didn't respond to that thread but I think it's a bad idea. The final response in that thread by phil22 makes the most sense - get a single card that supports more than 2 monitors.

Obviously PCI & PCIe are different technologies. A PCI graphics card will be much slower than a PCIe so you will gain nothing in terms of performance. It would be best to pair up like manufacturers (nvidia with nvidia, AMD with AMD) so that there's no driver conflict plus you'd have to choose cards that can use the same driver. Old PCI cards are not supported by modern drivers so you'd have to check the driver support list before selecting a PCI card. IMO, it's not worth the hassle.

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May 13, 2017 at 16:48:26
Depending on your needs there are graphics cards that support 2 and 3 monitors (and even some 4 monitors) that are not expensive. If you are gaming, running Photoshop, 3D Autocad, Video Editing, etc. you would need a better card but if your graphics needs are simple then there are cheap decent options available.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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