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October 8, 2006 7:56:24 PM

hey there i could really use a program that can tell me the tempature of my video card.. can anyone help me out?
thanks :) 

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October 8, 2006 8:24:45 PM

Rivatuner should do the trick :wink:
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2006 8:26:33 PM

does the nvidia driver show you the temp, if it does you can use Rivatuner to log it.

If not that chip should be able to have monitoring enabled, have a look on the web for enabling temp on nvidia, and you should find a bios mod that you can do, you have to flash the bios to enable reporting, so you may not want to do this.
October 8, 2006 8:57:29 PM

just for the temps welll... no thanks flashing can get messy.
also where in RivaTuner does it show the temps cus i only see CPU temp C
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2006 9:04:34 PM

check the plug-ins (bottomleft when you have all of the graphs up) it'll be called core temp.

however if you can't see it you'll need to flash.

Can you see it in the nvidia drivers, or use expertool from gainward.
October 8, 2006 9:50:15 PM

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check the plug-ins (bottomleft when you have all of the graphs up) it'll be called core temp.

however if you can't see it you'll need to flash.

Can you see it in the nvidia drivers, or use expertool from gainward.

well i got the temps and is 45-46C good? also thanks for the help?
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2006 9:58:17 PM

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check the plug-ins (bottomleft when you have all of the graphs up) it'll be called core temp.

however if you can't see it you'll need to flash.

Can you see it in the nvidia drivers, or use expertool from gainward.

well i got the temps and is 45-46C good? also thanks for the help?

if you go to the nvidia wesite and feed temperature into their FAQ, it'll tell you anything in the yellow for 3d work is good, my 6600GT had a limit of 145, and was still yellow at 100, I expect 110 would have been getting red. But the limit for yours WILL be different, what does the driver say is the throttling limit?
October 8, 2006 10:20:36 PM

i really dont know where i can check that but i will search :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2006 10:37:58 PM

it will be on the nvidia drivers, hang on I'll post a piccy.



note this is for a 7900GTO.
October 8, 2006 11:39:05 PM

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it will be on the nvidia drivers, hang on I'll post a piccy.



note this is for a 7900GTO.

thanks for the example but i dont have that...mine looks like THIS
ofcourse i am using a GF 6600
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2006 11:46:40 PM

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it will be on the nvidia drivers, hang on I'll post a piccy.



note this is for a 7900GTO.

thanks for the example but i dont have that...mine looks like THIS
ofcourse i am using a GF 6600

OK I think that the bios hack was to enable temp monitor..., I think that if you look in rivatuner, in the graphics subsystem diagnostic report, untick everything except NVIDIA VGA bios it might tell you in there, have an explore if not. Else nibitor might be able to tell you but this is more dangerous to use. Riva is safer.
October 8, 2006 11:52:43 PM

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it will be on the nvidia drivers, hang on I'll post a piccy.



note this is for a 7900GTO.

thanks for the example but i dont have that...mine looks like THIS
ofcourse i am using a GF 6600

OK I think that the bios hack was to enable temp monitor..., I think that if you look in rivatuner, in the graphics subsystem diagnostic report, untick everything except NVIDIA VGA bios it might tell you in there, have an explore if not. Else nibitor might be able to tell you but this is more dangerous to use. Riva is safer.
ok thanks
i will check into that and also wait for the other guys answer too
October 8, 2006 11:55:52 PM

is this what you were talking about?
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$ffffffffff NVIDIA VGA BIOS information
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$1100000000 Title : ASUS EN6600 VGA BIOS Version 5.43.02.61.AS07
$1100000002 Version : 5.43.02.61
$1100000100 BIT version : 1.00
$1100000200 Core clock : 300MHz
$1100000201 Memory clock : 550MHz
$1100010000 Performance level 0 : 300MHz/250MHz/100%
$1100030001 Core thermal compensation : 5°C
$1100030002 Core thermal threshold : 145°C/135°C/90°C
$1100030003 Ambient thermal threshold : 110°C/100°C
$1100000003 SW masked units : none
but i would still like to see how to find the current temps like the other guy
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2006 11:58:47 PM

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is this what you were talking about?
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$ffffffffff NVIDIA VGA BIOS information
$ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
$1100000000 Title : ASUS EN6600 VGA BIOS Version 5.43.02.61.AS07
$1100000002 Version : 5.43.02.61
$1100000100 BIT version : 1.00
$1100000200 Core clock : 300MHz
$1100000201 Memory clock : 550MHz
$1100010000 Performance level 0 : 300MHz/250MHz/100%
$1100030001 Core thermal compensation : 5°C
$1100030002 Core thermal threshold : 145°C/135°C/90°C
$1100030003 Ambient thermal threshold : 110°C/100°C
$1100000003 SW masked units : none
but i would still like to see how to find the current temps like the other guy


that will tell you the throttle temp, if actual temp is not enabled in bios you can't see it... Google for enabling it, you are on your own with bios modding.

i thought you had found the current temp in rivatuner?, as the 'core' temp?
October 9, 2006 12:37:28 AM

well i did.. and im happy with it. i just wanted ot know how he got his drivers to tell him his temp. thats all thanks for all the help :) 
October 9, 2006 12:58:33 AM

ATi Tool should show the temps of that card in the disk tray down by the clock. It should be able to overclock it also. I used it on my 7800GS with no problems.
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2006 8:36:58 AM

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well i did.. and im happy with it. i just wanted ot know how he got his drivers to tell him his temp. thats all thanks for all the help :) 


which 'he' there's only two of us on the thread.

Anything above a 660GT came unlocked for showing temp, anything below it may be able to be unlocked from what I can tell.

That's teh simple stoyr and why some people can see it and some people can't. I'm not sure that the rivatuner readig is the right reading now, does it climb and fall very quickly with graphics loading?
October 9, 2006 5:21:50 PM

well it stays around... 46ish C and it doesnt get much higher maybe 50 after play HL2 Episode 1 for like an hr.. so i am very satisfied! well i guess my card isnt with unlocked temp' reading
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2006 5:24:37 PM

I'm not entirely convinced they are your cards readings, can you watch those readings whilst you do prime'95 or some CPU only task?

They don't 'move' enough to my mind...

But if they stay still whilst you load up the cpu then they could be GPU temps.

Seems odd thatt nvidia can't read it but riva does.
October 9, 2006 5:35:01 PM

well lets see when i do compressing or extracting of winrar programs the GPU doesnt increase
and the CPU and the GPU have 2 different temps showing
a b U Graphics card
October 9, 2006 5:58:07 PM

sounds like it could be your GPU temp then...
October 9, 2006 6:32:34 PM

The G6600 can handle up to 85*C i read somewhere. So your extremely safe then :D 

Mine went up to 78*C and was clocked at 550/550 (stock 300/500) with stock cooling
October 9, 2006 6:41:20 PM

well cool i have that ASUS silencer and because it is supposed to be just one big HEATSINC its really cool. but because it didnt have a fan i didnt think it was good enough so i added a 120mm fan to it and its still amazingly quiet and thats why its extra cool.
my stock clock rates are
300core/550 Memorie and i have just added 50mhz to both.
I personaly think that the gf 6600 is one of the best cards ever made.. its wokrs so good for a 2yr old card :) 
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