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Something sort of like FRAPs that creates an overlay? I've been messing with stuff in my case, moving around wires, etc, and I'm trying to see if it'll lower my temps in bad company 2 but I don't want the threat of it getting too hot while in-game without me knowing.
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Either you run it windowed full screen, or get a second monitor to see the temps.
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Well if you've got one of the logitech keyboards with a screen you can use that. If not, I don't know really, I know you can get everest/aida64 to graph it out in the background if that helps.
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post #4 of 22
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Either you run it windowed full screen, or get a second monitor to see the temps.
it wont work, i have tried adding a 4th monitor to my 3 screen specifically to monitor temps/usuage. Even in full screen mode the 4th screen freezes the image so your temp monitoring hardware doesnt move, if i alt+tab then it starts moving again. So sorry to say you are still stuck with playing at Windowed full screen.
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Luckily I have a ROG motherboard, which means I can use my Netbook to graph realtime voltage's - amps - tempature's + realtime overclocking whilst in anything, games etc....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
Luckily I have a ROG motherboard, which means I can use my Netbook to graph realtime voltage's - amps - tempature's + realtime overclocking whilst in anything, games etc....
Lucky for you, not helping him though...
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post #7 of 22
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it wont work, i have tried adding a 4th monitor to my 3 screen specifically to monitor temps/usuage. Even in full screen mode the 4th screen freezes the image so your temp monitoring hardware doesnt move, if i alt+tab then it starts moving again. So sorry to say you are still stuck with playing at Windowed full screen.
That's strange.. Both my and my roommate's 2 monitor setup works perfectly for that. We play BC2 all the time while monitoring everything on the second monitor (plus usually AIM is opened so I can see if people message me.

OP, get another monitor. It was probably the second best (SSD being first) upgrade I've ever given my pc. It has increased my productivity soo much, and is just overall very useful imo. Especially when it comes to monitoring stuff while playing games. Even if you grab a used flatscreen off of craigslist for <$100 that'd work. Good luck!
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
Luckily I have a ROG motherboard, which means I can use my Netbook to graph realtime voltage's - amps - tempature's + realtime overclocking whilst in anything, games etc....
Brag much? How helpful.

@ OP, I don't think there's an app that can show CPU temps while gaming in Fullscreen.

I know MSI Afterburner has an OSD, but I believe it only shows DX version, framerate, GPU temp and GPU load.

If there is one, I haven't heard of it.
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Lucky for you, not helping him though...
SHHH!! *cough* trying to encourage him to buy the CHIV IV *cough*
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post #10 of 22

Editted to quote important stuff rather than linking a useless thread.

"everest itself does not have its own OSD in game (that im aware of), but it will integrate with several other pieces of software to display whatever you want.
for example:
if you have everest installed, and use rivatuner, you can enable the everest plugin in rivatuner and customize what is displayed on your OSD in game"

Edit again: Video tutorial

Basically uses everest or aida64 with rivatuner to get CPU temp to show up in game.
Skip to near the end of the vid to see that part.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 5/10/11 at 12:09pm
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