GTX 560 Ti Temperature
Hello. I was experiencing idle temps of 50 C where as other people with the same card were experiencing 30 C. After some googling I discovered it was my dual monitor set up. After disconnecting one monitor my idle temp dropped to 30 C. Is this ever going to be fixed or do I live with it? A dual monitor set up is a must for me.
Hello. I was experiencing idle temps of 50 C where as other people with the same card were experiencing 30 C. After some googling I discovered it was my dual monitor set up. After disconnecting one monitor my idle temp dropped to 30 C. Is this ever going to be fixed or do I live with it? A dual monitor set up is a must for me.

#1
Posted 02/16/2011 11:22 AM   
It will never be fixed. Basically when you run one monitor at 60hz your card should downclock itself to the lowest it can. Even if you run one monitor at 120hz it wont downclock the whole way, it goes from 50mhz to around 400mhz. With 2 monitors at any refresh rate the card will run at full clock speeds. This is the same with any card of any brand afaik.

The best thing you can do is use Afterburner to reduce the clock speeds while you are idle and find speeds that are stable and still run your monitors fine. It's a shame the drivers don't automatically do this.
It will never be fixed. Basically when you run one monitor at 60hz your card should downclock itself to the lowest it can. Even if you run one monitor at 120hz it wont downclock the whole way, it goes from 50mhz to around 400mhz. With 2 monitors at any refresh rate the card will run at full clock speeds. This is the same with any card of any brand afaik.



The best thing you can do is use Afterburner to reduce the clock speeds while you are idle and find speeds that are stable and still run your monitors fine. It's a shame the drivers don't automatically do this.

#2
Posted 02/16/2011 03:42 PM   
Yea the problem is a hardware / driver limitation that has always been present. It *MAY* be fixed in a later driver release but don't hold your breath...
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Hello. I was experiencing idle temps of 50 C where as other people with the same card were experiencing 30 C. After some googling I discovered it was my dual monitor set up. After disconnecting one monitor my idle temp dropped to 30 C. Is this ever going to be fixed or do I live with it? A dual monitor set up is a must for me.
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Got the same "problem" 52 C now on my Gainward 560Ti GS. Also dual-monitor. /unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' />
[quote name='fadsarmy' date='16 February 2011 - 12:22 PM' timestamp='1297855344' post='1194375']

Hello. I was experiencing idle temps of 50 C where as other people with the same card were experiencing 30 C. After some googling I discovered it was my dual monitor set up. After disconnecting one monitor my idle temp dropped to 30 C. Is this ever going to be fixed or do I live with it? A dual monitor set up is a must for me.



Got the same "problem" 52 C now on my Gainward 560Ti GS. Also dual-monitor. /unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' />

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 AM3 Quad Core, 2,8Ghz

GPU: Gainward GTX 560Ti Golden Sample

PSU: Silver Power SP-SS500, 500W

RAM: Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 8GB

MB: MSI 770-C45, Socket-AM3, DDR3

Chassis: CM Storm Scout Midi Tower

OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

#4
Posted 02/16/2011 09:13 PM   
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='16 February 2011 - 11:00 AM' timestamp='1297875628' post='1194480']
Yea the problem is a hardware / driver limitation that has always been present. It *MAY* be fixed in a later driver release but don't hold your breath...
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How it is a problem? If you connect another monitor that is twice as much work the video card has to do.

1-24" monitor is 1920x1200 now you connect another one. 3840x1200 and you want to idle at 34c. Its 4 feet wide.
It can't its almost 4 million pixels lol. Think about it? Its not a driver problem or a hardware problem.
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='16 February 2011 - 11:00 AM' timestamp='1297875628' post='1194480']

Yea the problem is a hardware / driver limitation that has always been present. It *MAY* be fixed in a later driver release but don't hold your breath...







How it is a problem? If you connect another monitor that is twice as much work the video card has to do.



1-24" monitor is 1920x1200 now you connect another one. 3840x1200 and you want to idle at 34c. Its 4 feet wide.

It can't its almost 4 million pixels lol. Think about it? Its not a driver problem or a hardware problem.

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#5
Posted 02/16/2011 09:48 PM   
Hi all!

I have two GTX580 in SLI mode and experience the same issue. I use single monitor - Samsung 2233RZ at 120hz. Both cards constantly run at default clock while idle. Temperature is about 60C for the first card and about 55C for the second. With that, if I watch a simple movie or a 3D movie, both cards become downclocked to around 400Mhz. After closing video both cards run at 772Mhz again.
Is this behaviour considered to be normal?
Hi all!



I have two GTX580 in SLI mode and experience the same issue. I use single monitor - Samsung 2233RZ at 120hz. Both cards constantly run at default clock while idle. Temperature is about 60C for the first card and about 55C for the second. With that, if I watch a simple movie or a 3D movie, both cards become downclocked to around 400Mhz. After closing video both cards run at 772Mhz again.

Is this behaviour considered to be normal?

#6
Posted 02/18/2011 01:00 PM   
EVGA 560ti SOC card here.

Running dual 24" 1080p monitors.

Card idles at about 39C but hits 81C when gaming.
EVGA 560ti SOC card here.



Running dual 24" 1080p monitors.



Card idles at about 39C but hits 81C when gaming.

#7
Posted 02/18/2011 04:57 PM   
The same problem here, Gigabyte GTX 560, two full HD monitors in extended configuration.

Plugged the card in just a couple of days ago, didn't really monitor the GPU temps, just noticed that the overall temps were a bit up (CPU, memory etc.). It's a heatwave here of over 30 degs C, so I thought that was normal :)

The card got pretty hot yesterday, so I added the GPU temp to Speedfan - over 50.

Plugged the secondary monitor back into the motherboard's HDMI, the temperature went instantly down to 34 degrees (it's still at least 26 in the room).

Many thanks for sharing this. That really helped.
The same problem here, Gigabyte GTX 560, two full HD monitors in extended configuration.



Plugged the card in just a couple of days ago, didn't really monitor the GPU temps, just noticed that the overall temps were a bit up (CPU, memory etc.). It's a heatwave here of over 30 degs C, so I thought that was normal :)



The card got pretty hot yesterday, so I added the GPU temp to Speedfan - over 50.



Plugged the secondary monitor back into the motherboard's HDMI, the temperature went instantly down to 34 degrees (it's still at least 26 in the room).



Many thanks for sharing this. That really helped.

#8
Posted 06/09/2011 07:35 AM   
try using the 266.66 drivers and see if that helps.
try using the 266.66 drivers and see if that helps.

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#9
Posted 06/12/2011 05:57 PM   
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