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Hi everyone!. I have a doubt with the power consumption of my pci-express video card. If the card is not unplugged from the bus and if I have the driver ...
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    ¿unplug or not 2nd graphic from pci express?


    Hi everyone!.

    I have a doubt with the power consumption of my pci-express video card. If the card is not unplugged from the bus and if I have the driver unloaded from the OS and if I am using the integrated motherboard's video gpu ¿Is there energy consumption by it?

    Obviously I know that the better choice is to unplug the video card but I have curiosity in this matter.

    Regards!

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    Yes, it is still drawing power from the motherboard in order to function. At least enough to run the GPU fan, but I'd say its using some idle power.

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    Thanks for the answer. The card doesn't have any fan, it uses a heatsink, anyway I supose even though It will continue spending some power.

    Regards.

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