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MSI Afterburner says my gpu is 88c under load and AMD Overdrive says it is 76c (at the same time)
So which one is true?
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post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by woundedrider View Post

MSI Afterburner says my gpu is 88c under load and AMD Overdrive says it is 76c (at the same time)
So which one is true?

That's a little odd - I would download a third temp monitor, and see what it says. Basically best two out of three, see if it matches one perfectly and then you'll know.
post #3 of 22
While this may not be true for you, I've noticed MSI Afterburner to always match my temps that show up in both HWMonitor and Gigabyte's EasyTune. I haven't personally used AMD Overdrive but both my Sapphire HD6870 and my Powercolor HD7870 temps have aligned perfectly through these 3 programs.
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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

That's a little odd - I would download a third temp monitor, and see what it says. Basically best two out of three, see if it matches one perfectly and then you'll know.

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Originally Posted by DarkArc View Post

While this may not be true for you, I've noticed MSI Afterburner to always match my temps that show up in both HWMonitor and Gigabyte's EasyTune. I haven't personally used AMD Overdrive but both my Sapphire HD6870 and my Powercolor HD7870 temps have aligned perfectly through these 3 programs.

LATEST RESULTS:

AMD Overdrive 71-72c
GPU TEMP: 70-71c
MSI Afterburner: 90-92c

So clearly Afterburner shows the temperature WRONG.
I suspected it when i oc the gpu and saw 108c
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Thanks for sharing your results. It's good info to know. I also love how your rig has an MSI card but an MSI program displays the wrong temp, but my PC card displays the right temp through it lol.
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Afterburner does some weird things...
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by DarkArc View Post

Thanks for sharing your results. It's good info to know. I also love how your rig has an MSI card but an MSI program displays the wrong temp, but my PC card displays the right temp through it lol.

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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

Afterburner does some weird things...

Bros i am so happy that the temps were wrong smile.gif
I cleaned the card like i clean myself (it's shining now lol) and applied a kilo of thermal compound but it was still showing 100-110 f...ng degrees!
For a moment, i thought my gpu is dying but now it's good to know afterburner was wrong...
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by woundedrider View Post

Bros i am so happy that the temps were wrong smile.gif
I cleaned the card like i clean myself (it's shining now lol) and applied a kilo of thermal compound but it was still showing 100-110 f...ng degrees!
For a moment, i thought my gpu is dying but now it's good to know afterburner was wrong...

Haha well too much isn't always a good thing wink.gif
post #9 of 22
You only need a pea sized amount of paste dude!

It becomes a insulator if you put to much on. I would not be surprised if afterburner is correct because most high end card have more than one place to read the temperature from. my card have 4.

DispIO
MemIO
Shader
VRM

so the other programs could be reading a different sensor to afterburner.
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Originally Posted by Du-z View Post

You only need a pea sized amount of paste dude!
It becomes a insulator if you put to much on. I would not be surprised if afterburner is correct because most high end card have more than one place to read the temperature from. my card have 4.
DispIO
MemIO
Shader
VRM
so the other programs could be reading a different sensor to afterburner.

He may have a point. You should apply a pea sized amount, or try a couple more programs just to be a million percent sure. Don't want to risk hurting your GPU.
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