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I see you have two monitors of different sizes. Wasn't there some issue where the drivers forced the card to run full voltages and clocks when it output to two different screen resolutions? Or am I crazy and this was fixed?
Oh that's a good point.

What does the card downclock to when only outputting to 1 monitor?

Still though, people in this thread and at all the review sites see this card running at full load in the 50s. Mine at full load is ~80. So I think I just got a dud card.
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I guess it's worth a try.

I'm not really worried about the temps, but it's the fan. Once temps gets into the 70s it get super loud. If I was idling in the high 20s and loading in the mid to high 50s it would be all good in terms of the fan noise.

I guess I'll contact MSI.
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Oh that's a good point.

What does the card downclock to when only outputting to 1 monitor?

Still though, people in this thread and at all the review sites see this card running at full load in the 50s. Mine at full load is ~80. So I think I just got a dud card.
Well most of reviewers are in a lab/room where room ambiets are low due to air conditioning. My current asus gtx 580 direct cu idle at 40c. My gtx 480 used to idle between 60c-70c. Full load at 80c doesn't really surprise me.
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Well most of reviewers are in a lab/room where room ambiets are low due to air conditioning. My current asus gtx 580 direct cu idle at 40c. My gtx 480 used to idle between 60c-70c. Full load at 80c doesn't really surprise me.
I just popped the side of my case off and put a big fan blowing directly on it. Ambients right now are about 70 degrees F. It still idles at 48C and is loading at 75. I just got a bad card.

I don't care about the temps since 80C isn't going to do anything bad to the card, it's the noise that's making me think I should try to get Amazon to send a replacement.
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Aw man looks like I got a card with a poorly seated Twin Frozr III.

Guru3d's 580 Lightning idled at 31 and loaded at 57.
Hardware Canucks Lightning idled at 29 and loaded at 57.

I have a well-ventilated case and I've never had a graphics card run so hot. I'm idling at over 50 degrees C. Too bad.
Just reseat it with better TIM. If its still bad then RMA it
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Lol, someone is reselling Amazon Product on Amazon!

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Epic. Saw that too. lol. I just got my GTX 580 Lightning today and its sexy. Idles at 28C and load is around 50-55C. I have a HAF X case FYI. I have it at 900/1800/2300 atm.

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Lol, someone is reselling Amazon Product on Amazon!
Amazon.com: Used and New: MSI N580GTX LIGHTNING Video Card
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Just finished chat with a rep and they agreed to honoring the price when it's restocked or after a week, price match with another card. Oh the small victories...
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I just submitted a RMA request. You guys' temps are making me jealous.
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Epic. Saw that too. lol. I just got my GTX 580 Lightning today and its sexy. Idles at 28C and load is around 50-55C. I have a HAF X case FYI. I have it at 900/1800/2300 atm.
Dammnnnnn
I wonder what my evga 3gb is gunna do.
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