Originally Posted by sancheuz
Especially if you run a dual monitor setup like me. I work from home and am using my pc all day and my 480 hovers when working on 3ds max or photoshop at around 83dC-85dC. It does heat up my room and it is relatively loud. I would not recommend this card to someone running dual monitors until they fix this by doing further underclocking of the card under multimonitors.
Edit: Even when idling not doing no 3d work, the card hovers at the lower 80's.. and i have a case with good airflow and my ambient temp is 75-76 d F.
I just remembered reading somewhere that NVIDIA fixed the high idle temp on dual monitor setup.
Searched the Google and it was LegitReview
article where I did see it.
Basically the bios fix was increasing the fan speed but the high idle power consumption is still the same.
The result was idle temp from 85C to 75C reduction.
People are complain g about bad reviews but I think LegitReview was very nice to NVIDIA since the heading of the article is NVIDIA Solves Multi-Monitor Temp Issue on GeForce GTX 480 GPUs