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So I bought this card a few months ago: MSI 6850 PE/OC

I just got around to researching why the thing idles at 50C. Come to find out (and apparently this applies to all graphics cards) that my memory clock on this card is locked at 1100MHz and the core clock is locked at a minimum of 300MHz. Unplugging the cable on my second monitor (both DVI-D) and suddenly my idle temp dropped to 39C at the GPU/Mem went to 100/150 MHz. Plug the cable back in and right back up to 50C 300/1100MHz.

The only 3D stuff I ever use it for is OpenGL in Lightwave. I really just want a card that is quiet, low power, so can anyone recommend a decent video card that will come with 2 DVI (dual-link) ports and idles below 40C ? And or, any links to reviews with idle power consumption measured with dual monitors ?


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Edited by ugotd8 - 9/15/12 at 2:45pm
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