Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › HTPC › Ok...my turn
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ok...my turn

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Alright, so I don't have a dedicated HTPC but the PC in my description, I use it for the movies I "acquired" through the internet.

I have the eVGA GTX 470 which I use for both video and audio. I use a dual monitor setup. 1 cable to my 24" Dell LCD which I use daily and only turn on the 2nd monitor when I watch movies, which is via hdmi to receiver to 46" Samsung LCD TV.

My setup works fine but with the GTX 470, once you go into dual monitor mode, it runs very hot, 73+ degree and I don't like that. Plus I'm lazy and don't want to go through the whole process of turning on the 2nd monitor option through nVidia control panel and all. Is there a better card I can get that I can just leave the dual monitor option on all the time and won't get such high temps?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 @ 3.2ghz Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA GTX 470 Corsair 3x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x500GB Seagate in Raid 0, 3x1TB Seagate in Raid 0 Windows 7 64 bit Dell 24" Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Antec 1200 Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 @ 3.2ghz Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA GTX 470 Corsair 3x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x500GB Seagate in Raid 0, 3x1TB Seagate in Raid 0 Windows 7 64 bit Dell 24" Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Antec 1200 Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
Those temps are perfectly fine for a GTX 470. Once you get about 95 degrees, then you should start to worry. If the fan noise doesn't bother you, just let it ride.
Sandy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V Pro HIS IceQ 6970 8 GB GSkill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1 TB Lite-On Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Samsung T240 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless with Blues PC Power and Cooling Silencer 760 Watt Coolermaster HAF X Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V Pro HIS IceQ 6970 8 GB GSkill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 1 TB Lite-On Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Samsung T240 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless with Blues PC Power and Cooling Silencer 760 Watt Coolermaster HAF X Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgrman View Post
Those temps are perfectly fine for a GTX 470. Once you get about 95 degrees, then you should start to worry. If the fan noise doesn't bother you, just let it ride.
I understand that they are fine but I wanted something that I can leave running in dual monitor mode all the time without the high temps. Also with the high temps, fans kick up and like you mention, fan noise and also room gets hotter.

I also know of getting an aftermarket cooler could help but wanted to see what video card I could get that's out there that would be better? Or does even the newer cards have the same "high temp in dual monitor mode" situation?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 @ 3.2ghz Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA GTX 470 Corsair 3x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x500GB Seagate in Raid 0, 3x1TB Seagate in Raid 0 Windows 7 64 bit Dell 24" Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Antec 1200 Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 @ 3.2ghz Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA GTX 470 Corsair 3x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x500GB Seagate in Raid 0, 3x1TB Seagate in Raid 0 Windows 7 64 bit Dell 24" Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Antec 1200 Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
I have a 470 with dual monitors, it shouldn't get that hot. Update your drivers and check everything before you just replace it.
Maximum Dwarf
(15 items)
 
Density!
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k ASUS MAXIMUS IV GENE HD7970 Gen 1 Ripjaws Z 2x8GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB RE4 2x3TB WD Red LG 10x BD-R Corsair H80i w/push pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 3x 1920x1080 LG IPS displays. Razer Mass Effect 3 Blackwidow Ultimate Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone TJ08B-E R.A.T. 7 An ergonomic one 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k Gigabyte Sniper M3 1155 mATX CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1TB WD RE4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD Red 2TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 
PowerCaseAudioOther
750W Seasonic Gold Fractal Node 804 5.1 Definitive Def Tech PERC 5i RAID card w/ BBU (LSI Firmware) 
  hide details  
Reply
Maximum Dwarf
(15 items)
 
Density!
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k ASUS MAXIMUS IV GENE HD7970 Gen 1 Ripjaws Z 2x8GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB RE4 2x3TB WD Red LG 10x BD-R Corsair H80i w/push pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 3x 1920x1080 LG IPS displays. Razer Mass Effect 3 Blackwidow Ultimate Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone TJ08B-E R.A.T. 7 An ergonomic one 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k Gigabyte Sniper M3 1155 mATX CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1TB WD RE4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD Red 2TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 
PowerCaseAudioOther
750W Seasonic Gold Fractal Node 804 5.1 Definitive Def Tech PERC 5i RAID card w/ BBU (LSI Firmware) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Grab MSI afterburner, set a custom fan profile. Mine runs pretty hot if it's on auto.. With a custom fan profile mine only goes above 60c when gaming heavily.

PS, check if it's dusty, clean out the dust-- reapplying thermal grease can also help (especially if stock stuff is still on it)..
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
I know about MSI afterburner but in order to make it less hot, wouldnt there be more fan noise?
i have latest drivers and everything as well
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 @ 3.2ghz Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA GTX 470 Corsair 3x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x500GB Seagate in Raid 0, 3x1TB Seagate in Raid 0 Windows 7 64 bit Dell 24" Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Antec 1200 Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 @ 3.2ghz Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R eVGA GTX 470 Corsair 3x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
3x500GB Seagate in Raid 0, 3x1TB Seagate in Raid 0 Windows 7 64 bit Dell 24" Wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w Antec 1200 Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HTPC
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › HTPC › Ok...my turn