I am experiencing a strange issue with my video card when trying to run a multi monitor setup. I typically run two monitors on my PC and have had no issues in the past, but recently I decided to add a 3rd monitor to the mix to increase productivity. When I add the 3rd monitor my GPU temperature rises, GPU usage remains low, and fans spin up a little bit more than usual.
During normal use with 2 monitors I typically run around 31 to 32 C and with the third monitor connected my temperatures jump to 58 to 60 C. My room gets very hot after a while and it isn't very enjoyable to do work or browse the web.
I've tried using EVGA Precision, MSI Afterburner, and even Zotac FireStorm to control and fix the temperature issue but even at 100% fan I STILL have a video card running at 60C.
The monitors are connected via DVI, HDMI, and Displayport (I had originally connected the 3rd monitor via DVI, however it had the temperature issue. A friend suggested I try a display port adapter to DVI and see if it fixes the issue but no joy)
The video card is a GTX 780 manufactured by Zotac. In case it matters an ASUS 24" monitor populates the DVI Port, an LG 40" TV is connected via HDMI and I have tried 2 dell monitors in the DVI/Display port area. A 17 inch 1280x1024 monitor and a 24 inch 1680x1050 monitor.
I'm running Windows 8.1 64bit with the latest nVidia drivers. However I'm still not sure if its a hardware or software issue. I've had this issue on W10 and W8.1 both wish fresh installs of Windows and fresh driver installs.
At this point I'm looking for any help in pointing me in the right directions for troubleshooting or figuring out if it may be a hardware issue.