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GTX 480 using Dual monitors High Heat

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by Nolbu, May 25, 2012.

  1. Nolbu

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    Hi,

    I am using dual monitors for my GTX 480, and I realize that my temperature reads 74C even during idle. I took one monitor off and it reads 51C now.
    Will I damage my GPU if I keep using dual monitors?

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  2. W1zzard

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    if you check my gtx 480 review, you'll see that in multi-monitor the card runs higher clocks than in single monitor, this results in increased power consumption, which creates more heat.

    your card won't be damaged by the high clocks/heat/power
     
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    Start using MSI Afterburner and make some fan profiles with an increased fan speed @ idle. This will help quite a bit.

    At idle, my primary card hovers at 400MHz on the core, but temps are usually at around 50*c on the hot card at idle.
     
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    and dont think this is just 480's, almost all modern cards ramp up their clocks in multi monitor. 480's just run hotter, so it seems worse.
     
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    I'm just learning about computer components and how it works. This forum and advices are very very helpful. Thanks!
     
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    thats correct.

    latest nvidia drivers on kepler cards run single monitor idle clocks in multi monitor and blu-ray too, which greatly helps with power consumption.
     
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    Use MSI Afterburner and undervolt your card; you need to find the lowest load voltage your card can run at. Ever since I got my second GTX 480 I undervolt them, this way there is less noise, power consumption and heat.
    @W1zzard: They both do stock clocks with 0.925v, Is that good enough? :)
     
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