Are there any advantages to disabling the second channel on my graphics card?

BusinessSellCan November 20, 2012

How can I disable the second channel on my graphics card ? I’m only using one monitor. The card has an output connector for a second monitor – which I don’t use. Will this reduce internal heat and power draw (on my UPS)?

The card is an nVidia Quadro FX 1300 in a desktop computer running XP Pro.


  1. Alex Perkins
    November 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    If its not being used it shouldn't generate any heat or use up any more resources.

  2. Theodore Hammond
    November 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Sure, everything you have connected or enabled requires the use of your computer's resources.

  3. Alan Wade
    November 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

    The second channel cannot produce heat as no current is being drawn through it. Dont waste your time trying, you wont gain anything.

  4. Jim Chambers
    November 21, 2012 at 2:44 am

    No advantage.