GTX470. Second monitor causes idle temp to jump 20c Tags: Nvidia Monitors Graphics Last response: June 1, 2010 1:26 PM in Graphics & Displays Share tuesday0180 June 1, 2010 6:02:47 AM Does anyone else get this? My idle temps are 46c and if I hook up a second monitor it jumps up to 66c. Is there a way to fix this? I think it's ridiculous how much hotter the card gets in idle when theres a second monitor. More about : gtx470 monitor idle temp jump 20c bystander a c 80 Î Nvidia a c 123 C Monitor June 1, 2010 6:18:44 AM I don't know about the Fermi cards, but the same happens with the 5xxxx Radeons. If it's the same reason, it's because the card has to idle at higher clock speeds to prevent the 2nd monitor from flickering. Petey1013 June 1, 2010 1:06:54 PM Yeah it's because the card doesnt come out of 3d mode with the second monitor enabled. Related resources What causes your idle /load delta to differ by 20C +? WTF???? - Forum Weird: Nvidia gtx470 randomly crashes system (black screen or corruption) - Forum Very low idle temp but very high load temp ??? - Forum GTX480 / GTX470 Reviews and Discussion - Forum Nforce 680I SLI, Q6600, GTX470 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mousemonkey a c 168 Î Nvidia a b C Monitor June 1, 2010 1:13:52 PM This issue was first noted by some back in March when Legit Reviews mentioned that the GTX480 did the same thing but it was supposed to have been fixed with a BIOS update (for the 480 at least). rawsteel June 1, 2010 1:26:45 PM Its not a bug or issue. For 2 monitors the card needs to run at higher clocks so your monitors doesn't flicker. Its same for ATI. My 5850 runs at 400/1000 on idle because I have dual monitor setup. For a single monitor it should be 157/300. So this is normal, and its not a bug and it will not be fixed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My CPU temp has major fluctuations Forum GTX470 or HD6870? Forum OC GTX470 temps Forum I7 920 Temp Forum 6950 2gb high idle temperature vs 1gb Forum Upgrading GTX460 Forum Monitor gets stuck in Standby mode Forum Monitor turns off randomly? Forum 9800 GTX no signal to monitor Forum Problem with dual monitor on my new asus 5850 Forum Sony Viao External Monitor Hook Up Forum Connect 3rd monitor with radeon 5750 graphics card vista 64 Forum 5870 eyefinity vs. GTX 480 single monitor Forum Vk222h Monitor help. Please!!! Forum Connect 2 computers to a split monitor Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !