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Radeon 5970 GPU Temp

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February 10, 2011 12:45:52 PM

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this so I apologize if this is in the wrong area. My question is my hubby's computer has a Radeon 5970 and we are trying to use GPU Observer to monitor the temp. The temp is showing at 0 I know the 5970 is a dual card is there away to monito both temps. From the drop down menu I have the options from choosing 0-4 radeon 5900 series. Which do I choose? Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 1:30:00 PM

That's a nice find. You may not be able to show both though, and would have to use something like HWMonitor. The website that has the GPu Observer also has a HWMonitor windows gadget.
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 1:31:13 PM

May i also suggest MSI Afterburner? It monitors my 5970's temps just fine as well as allowing me to set a custom fan profile.
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February 10, 2011 2:27:09 PM

I currently use MSI Afterburner for my comp. I have a single card so how would I set it up for a radeon 5970? I am not sure if it would work the same way because his is a dual card. Thanks
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 2:35:14 PM

MSI Afterburner works fine for Dual GPU setups, it does for mine. Just install it as you normally would.
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February 10, 2011 2:38:50 PM

Ok great but I do I set up the fans it shows gpu 1 and gpu 2 do I need to set both?
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 2:43:17 PM

No, in Afterburner, simply go into settings, enable manual fan control in the relevant tab and have your way with the fan curve :) .

The fan speed will affect both GPU temps.
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February 10, 2011 2:46:01 PM

Ok great thanks. Do I need to check the synchronize setting for similar graphic processors box? Also does it matter if I select gpu 1 or 2? It seems to only be working if I select gpu 2? Thanks again
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 2:47:34 PM

GPU 2 is the master GPU that Afterburner takes the main readings and settings from. So keep settings on that. And yes, check that box.
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February 10, 2011 2:51:17 PM

Awesome! Thanks so much :D  Is there a place where you can go to find a good curve for his graphic card? Or is better to just leave it on the default?
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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2011 2:55:36 PM

It's a bit of trial and error. Afterburner has a built in GPU stressing tool called Kombustor, so make use of that.

I tend to leave it at about 30% on idle temperatures (30 - 40 degrees) and then move it diagonally up to about 80% from there. You can set it as aggressively or un-aggressively as you want depending on your tolerance of the whiney fan. With my fan curve, my GPU temp never actually goes above 60 degrees.
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February 10, 2011 3:35:01 PM

Ok great thanks so much for all the help :D 
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