- Sep 30, 2009
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Morning. Was playing ark last night on a stock gtx 970 and when I came to unplug my monitor etc I could feel the back of the pc was really warm so decided to take the side panel off to investigate. The cooler pipes were untouchable on the 970, which I haven't noticed before but have noticed a sudden drop in graphics quality and performance where just running in ark can be very slow paced and jerky in its movement so I'm guessing it's throttling back a bit . Anyway , the only thing I can think that's maybe causing this is that I had my monitor plugged in via dvi and my TV was also plugged in via hdmi (but TV wasn't showing the pc screen only my monitor was) so I'm wondering if the gtx was doing outputting in "dual monitor" style even though the TV was on buy not showing the pc . Thus causing the card to get really hot ???