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Hardass

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2001
How do you find out the temp of your video card i have a nvidia geforce2 gts. And what are good freq settings for this card i know it should run faster than default.
 

o770

Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2001
some manufacters have added the thermal sensors to some video cards, if yours has or has not them youll need a program to read the temperatures anyway; the program should come bundled in the video cards softwares. i know the GTS made by ASUS has the thermal sensors. otherwise you should add them by yourslef, which must be a very carefull mod.
i think that if the CD or the manual of the card has nothing about reading the temperatures, yours might not have the option.
when i need to check the temp on my video card i use just to put my finger very carefully above the heatsink. its not quite precise but it will let me know at least if the lockups r due to heat or not.

about the freq, this is something youll really need to test out with the card, hardass. because the limitations differ from card to card, even when both r from the same manufacter and model. this kind of thing depends a lot on the equipment itslef, like memory modules etc.
 
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Hardass

Hardass

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2001
oTTO said:
some manufacters have added the thermal sensors to some video cards, if yours has or has not them youll need a program to read the temperatures anyway; the program should come bundled in the video cards softwares. i know the GTS made by ASUS has the thermal sensors. otherwise you should add them by yourslef, which must be a very carefull mod.
i think that if the CD or the manual of the card has nothing about reading the temperatures, yours might not have the option.
when i need to check the temp on my video card i use just to put my finger very carefully above the heatsink. its not quite precise but it will let me know at least if the lockups r due to heat or not.

about the freq, this is something youll really need to test out with the card, hardass. because the limitations differ from card to card, even when both r from the same manufacter and model. this kind of thing depends a lot on the equipment itslef, like memory modules etc.

I have it running at 230/350 now don,t see any problems. Thanks for the info.
 

mdcomp

Classic Administrator
Joined
Nov 23, 2001
my new soltek 75DRV4 came with an extra sensor. My temps are around 50 celsius, is that good.
 

solidsnakexix

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2002
It is best to go to radioshack and purchase a heat probe, however if you you dont feel like speanding any money you can just touch it if it burns you may have a problem.
 

weasel

Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2002
you can get reading off the boards sensor using sandra if you dont need to be exact. mine shows 3 temp readings
 

TranceBear

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May 16, 2001
Location
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I use the Digi-Doc 5 and my 8500 is reading 21.7c not overclocked. Overclocked it reads around 30c