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A Simple Video Card Question


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#1 MrClose

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

I haven't been able to find an answer to what seems like a simple question and I've done numerous Google and Forum searches on it.

If I am doing something like .. downloading a torrent (Which I would Never, Ever do) .. and I don't have any browser windows open and shut my monitor off .. will my video card stop running?

I just don't want the card running if it isn't being used.

Make sense? :ranting:

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:54 PM

The video card is in the CPU tower which is turned on. :P I would not worry about anything running while monitor is off. As long as your tower is dissipating heat properly and most specially not much activity where it would most likely not create thermal events. I usually leave my desktop computer for 4 to 8 hours with monitor only off everyday. Just make sure to do the maintenance cleaning if you feel you need to.

Edited by jhayz, 12 December 2011 - 07:54 PM.

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#3 MrClose

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:26 PM

Thank You jhayz

You helped me greatly!




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