I have been using GTX580 to run dual display. The core temperature is increased by 15-20C after the 2nd displayed is fired up.
The case temperature is increased by 5 degree.
The case is blowing out hot air as opposed to room temperature air.
I am considering to just buy a cheap pci-e card just for the 2nd display so that everything can run cooler.
However, I realize that the 2nd card can potentially generate even more heat.
Can someone recommend me a card that runs really cool?
I don't need to run 3d on the 2nd card.
He was talking about buying a really cheap, like $30 card to run the 2nd monitor.
As far as that goes, it will lower the temps at idle. At load, it won't make much of a difference, other than it already has a head start on getting to it's load temps. The reason it's hot when running 2 monitors, is not because it's doing a lot more work, but because the clocks don't power down as low as when you only have 1 monitor. Once you are in 3d mode, it will be the same.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $33.00 and free shipping boom done, supported on windows 7 i have the exact same card running in a server here works perfectly and honestly shouldn't bring your temps up at all especially since you don't plan on running 3d applications on it.
If tomshardware messes up the link just search newegg for N82E16814125289
I think my goal is find a card that is as cool as possible and as quiet as possible.
Since I will not be running 3d on the 2nd card, the performance is not important.
My resolution will only be 1080p.
Would a passive heatsink be a better option? I think 8400 and GT210 both come in passive (without fan).