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as the title says, Im getting high idel temps with both monitors hooked up to one card. When its on one its fine. ? im using the most current driver and my card is a powercolor
    
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This is very normal to have a higher idle temp when using more than 1 monitor. Nothing to worry about. It's just the way it is.
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post #3 of 17
What Bradley said. Totally normal. With my eyefinity setup my top 7950 only idles down to 500 mhz while the bottom card will idle at 300 mhz. Makes about a 5 degree difference in temps on the cards under water at idle.
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I mean like 60to 70c when its just one its at like 43c
    
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What is the idle clock? You have one or two cards?
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I mean like 60to 70c when its just one its at like 43c

You should have said that in your first post so we can help you better. thumb.gif
What is your core and memory clock whilst running two screens? How are the screens connected?
What is the exact driver version you are using? if it's 14.3 beta, get rid of it. It does cause higher idle temperatures. Try 13.12 WHQL.
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You should have said that in your first post so we can help you better. thumb.gif
What is your core and memory clock whilst running two screens? How are the screens connected?
What is the exact driver version you are using? if it's 14.3 beta, get rid of it. It does cause higher idle temperatures. Try 13.12 WHQL.

ya sorry should have been more spacific. Im using the 13.12 drivers. core and memory are stock, both are connected by dvi. My primary is 1440p and my second is 1080p. I have it setup in extend desktop mode.
in idel the core is 330 and mem is 1250. it starts off low and slowly creeps up. the fan is on auto and is at 20%
    
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post #8 of 17
Problem is the vram doesn't down clock when two or more monitors are being used. I would make a fan profile that keeps the fans at a minimum 30 percent. It's barely noticeable difference but it should knock the heat down some.
post #9 of 17
You could make an afterburner profile for 2d mode that underclocks your memory down as far as you want it to keep the temps down. Then you'd have to change to a 3d profile before you game..
post #10 of 17
That is completely normal. I normally run with 35% fan speed with anything below 55C. Once it goes above that, fan speed goes up til 60%+ after reaching 85C.
 
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