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Anyone know of a program that would do it? I'd like to see the temps for CPU and GPU at least...

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How about having two Apps open....ATI TOOL for your g-card and Speedfan for your CPU .
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Bingo!

Thats what I do with Core Temp & Ati Tool. You just Alt Tab out of the game and you can see all the info
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Bingo!

Thats what I do with Core Temp & Ati Tool. You just Alt Tab out of the game and you can see all the info
I think the point of his question was so that you didn't have to interrupt the game like that. You could just look down at the corner of the screen instead of alt-tabbing out.
    
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I think RivaTuner would do both, but I know it'll at least do GPU temp.
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Thanks! And yeah, the point here is to be able to monitor it continuously (sp?) while gaming. I had an issue where my processor would all of a sudden just start heating up and I didn't catch if before it hit 90C - a couple of seconds later it was 120C. It has just happened once, but that's two times too often for me
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Thanks! And yeah, the point here is to be able to monitor it continuously (sp?) while gaming. I had an issue where my processor would all of a sudden just start heating up and I didn't catch if before it hit 90C - a couple of seconds later it was 120C. It has just happened once, but that's two times too often for me
My Asus Probe gauges sometimes like to just stay on the screen, even if I'm gaming. I have no idea why...

Sounds like you've got some issues!
    
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Thats what I do with Core Temp & Ati Tool. You just Alt Tab out of the game and you can see all the info
Just make sure not to read the current temperature when you ALT-TAB. Look at the graph for the temps 10s ago. GPU and CPU temps immediately drop when not under load.


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Thanks! And yeah, the point here is to be able to monitor it continuously (sp?) while gaming. I had an issue where my processor would all of a sudden just start heating up and I didn't catch if before it hit 90C - a couple of seconds later it was 120C. It has just happened once, but that's two times too often for me
If that's happening, something is wrong with your system. It should never ever just jump 30C. You need to test your system. Trying running Orthos + RTHDRIBL simultaneously for a few hours. While running, monitor your temps. This should stress your system and raise your temps more than any game.
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Orthos + RTHDRIBL.... what are these programs? what do they do?
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Orthos + RTHDRIBL.... what are these programs? what do they do?
www.techpowerup.com/downloads/385
Orthos: It is Prime95 with a GUI that suports multicores

www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/
RTHDRIBL: DirectX9 demo

Orthos will stress your CPU and RTHDRIBL will stress your video card. After 30 mins, you should be near maximum load temperatures.
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