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No program list's my GPU temp ( HD radeon 4200 )

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December 4, 2011 10:46:04 PM

Yes I know the card sucks.

I'm not really a gamer, but I have found one game that I enjoy recently and it runs pretty well, but since it's a competitive game I'd like to overclock it a bit to get it to run smoothly.

Problem is no program will list my GPU temperature so that I can stress test it. AMD overdrive doesn't. Afterburn doesn't. Spaccy doesn't & HWmonitor doesn't.

My drivers on the card aren't the lastest because whenever I tried to update them, then try to overclock it crashes my computer. Do I need the latest drivers to read GPU temp? Because if so... it's kind of catch 22. Don't really need temp read outs if I can't overclock :( 

Here is a picture of my HWmonitor read out for some kind of reference I guess :o 

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December 5, 2011 12:06:54 AM

a 4200 is an onboard card and is on the boards chipset. so the chipset temperatures will show the cards temperature. Only some boards allow overclocking of this GPU.
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December 5, 2011 12:16:58 AM

How do I check chipset temperatures, and once there how do I recognize which is the GPU?
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December 5, 2011 12:41:35 AM

GimmeSammich said:
How do I check chipset temperatures, and once there how do I recognize which is the GPU?


You may not be able to monitor chipset temp because not all motherboards supports that feature . For overclocking the IGP you may look into the BIOS if there's any option which allows that. It cant be overclocked by using software's...........
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December 5, 2011 12:54:05 AM

On many boards hwmon calls a motherboard temperature chipset. Try to run a game and when done, go see how far the motherboard temperature rose(it will save a max temp for you). should give you an idea.
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December 5, 2011 2:28:37 AM

spp85 said:
You may not be able to monitor chipset temp because not all motherboards supports that feature . For overclocking the IGP you may look into the BIOS if there's any option which allows that. It cant be overclocked by using software's...........


Hmm well I used AMD overdrive to overclock it some I think. From 500/400 to about 650/600. I mean my original score on 3D vantage was 250 & after using AMD OD it was about 325

I'm running an HP ( I know ) so I don't think Bios overclocking is an option. AMD OD won't let me overclock the CPU either :( 
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December 5, 2011 2:37:52 AM

nukemaster said:
On many boards hwmon calls a motherboard temperature chipset. Try to run a game and when done, go see how far the motherboard temperature rose(it will save a max temp for you). should give you an idea.



Will do, thanks!
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December 5, 2011 12:53:16 PM

GimmeSammich said:
I'm running an HP ( I know ) so I don't think Bios overclocking is an option. AMD OD won't let me overclock the CPU either :( 

Yup, Not going to see OC options in the bios for an HP system :) 

If the system has a PCI-E slot(most do), you can get a dedicated video card in the future(just nothing over what the current power supply can handle).
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December 16, 2011 5:45:18 PM

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