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What Graphics Card do I need for a Dual monitor setup?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 14, 2013 5:48:20 PM

I've overheated & killed 3 cards in the last year lol.

I have a 42" & a 24" monitor on my setup.
The 42" is an LG TV connected with an HDMI
The 24" is using DVI

I play games like Marvel Heroes and the game starts to shutter when I hit about 80 degrees on the graphics card.

The latest card I killed was:
NVIDIA GeForce 560 Ti (1gb mem)
Previous to that was:
ATI Radeon HD 5670 (1 gb mem)

If I just pick up a card with 2 gb of memory, will that work for me?
June 14, 2013 5:50:28 PM

The memory isnt what makes a card. For what your doing a gtx 660 would be great
June 14, 2013 5:59:03 PM

Thanks, but I want to stay away from NVidia for now.
I was getting the KERNEL Error multiple times a day & my friend had the 660 & he was getting similar issues.
There's an issue with NVidia drivers apparently so I'll steer clear of that.
Thanks anyway.
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June 14, 2013 6:50:32 PM

The size of the displays have nothing to do with your cards burning out - 1920x1080 is 1920x1080
I think you need to improve the airflow in your case to get the heat out - a better card will still overheat without the right airflow.
June 14, 2013 6:55:32 PM

Nope, not at all.
I leave all the settings at recommended
I was lead to believe that a 42" monitor is a heavier load on the card & having a 2nd monitor just increases that load.
My brother has a similar rig to mine, we both had the same card & dual monitors, but his are both 24" & he had no problems.

We swapped cards and I was having the issues again, so it wasn't he card.