Increase in Idle Temp for Dual Monitors


My dual monitor set up causes my idle temperature to increase from 38 degrees Celsius to 47 degrees Celsius. Is this normal?
I have my monitor connected to my video card by DVI and my other monitor by HDMI port.

My specs are:
--Samsung Syncmaster E2220 (DVI)
--Playstation 3D Display (HDMI)
--ATI HD 5850
--MSI Afterburner for monitoring the GPU Temperature and dealing with fan speed.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Yes even at idle it now has to deal with twice the amount of pixels!
  2. That sounds about right, I run dual monitors and my 5850 runs at 45c or so, But mine has a modded bios to run in 3D clocks with dual monitors to avoid the flicker problem that my 5850 had.
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