turning off my 8600 GTS

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turning off my 8600 GTS

Post by Lt_Dan » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:44 pm

is there an option, or a program, that lets me turn off the power of my Graphics Card completely?
i have a Gigabyte 8600GTS SilentPipe 3 (no fan).
i'm running under Vista 64bit.
i want to shut it because, when i turn off the monitor, and not using the computer, the card still gets power. it heats up.
i want to cancel that so when i leave my computer on to DL, and i don't need the screen, it won't be so hot. which effects other components - and my room temp.
is there anything like this?
thanks a lot,
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Post by NeilBlanchard » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:37 pm

Hello Dan,

It certainly would be a good thing to have the speed and power turned way down on a video card, when you aren't using it -- just like with CPU's. Maybe if you manually underclocked it? (If this is even possible?)
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Post by puscifer » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:29 pm

If there were something like that it would be awesome for my Gainward 8600GT SilenFX, not only to save on electricity and minimize heat but also to save the card a bit, although I'm pretty sure theres nothing that does that. You can underclock the core with an app that allows it although one bad thing of these utilities is that when you overclock the mem it doesnt downclock when you go 2d.

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Post by heartsurgeon » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:02 pm

when i turn off the monitor, and not using the computer, the card still gets power.
when i turn off my computer, the video card goes stone cold...

what exactly are you calling "turning off" the computer.

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Post by Redzo » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:04 pm

you dont read before posting do you ? he did not turn off computer but his screen.

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Post by crispyfish » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:10 pm

Redzo wrote:you dont read before posting do you ? he did not turn off computer but his screen.
Go easy on the guy, it's not like he's a surgeon or something... oh wait... :P

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Post by Sylph-DS » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:09 am

I occasionally pull my GFX card clock speeds down as far as possible (like, 100mhz as opposed to the 700mhz its used to) when it doesn't have to do anything for long periods of time. I have no clue on how much this actually decreases power consumption though.
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Post by Aris » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:08 am

im not sure about this, but wouldnt some of the power saving features do somthing like this, like putting the computer into sleep/hibernate mode or somthin?

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