When Does A Video Card Shut Off?

justme4nowDecember 12, 2011

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? 8(

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owbist

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?

No probably not, the video card expects it's signal to reach the monitor. It has no way to understand you turned the monitor off.

On my Windows 7 home build with a Gigabyte motherboard sleep mode meant everything stopped running and all open things were saved to the memory (RAM), tyhe computer was totally silent. However it has been a troublesome board from the start and I recently rebuilt using a cheaper Biostar board. Now only the hard drives and monitor goes to sleep similar to what other operating systems do in sleep mode.

Most store bought computers today have the video built into the motherboard along with all the other peripheries from yesteryear.

What do you hope to save, money on power or wear and tear? Just curious here.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 9:45PM
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justme4now

Thank You owbist

Just wanted to save wear and tear on the card.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 11:22PM
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