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Is there anyway to monitor my gpu temp while I'm in game? I like how FRAPS overlays the fps, is there another program that overlays the GPU temp?

This is my first OC, I'm only doing the vid card only until I get a better cooler for my CPU. I used RivaTuner 2.01 to OC my Geforce 7300 GT 256MB from 350/333 to 490/380.

Also, what are considered safe temps for my GPU?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
Download RivaTuner

Then under Hardware Analyzer, it will monitor GPU core temp and place it on a nice graph.
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post #3 of 12
Run the game in Windows so you can see the temp in your tray.
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erm.... a more expensive way is to get a G15 and use the various plug-ins (ATI Tool for GPU temp) to display the information that you want on the LCD screen....

Sorry... that is not too helpful.

hmmm...is there a way to have a single temp reading on the screen while playing, the same way FRAPS works?
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post #5 of 12
if i remember right, PC wizard has an option for an overlay (like how fraps displays the fps in-game) whenever it's minimized.
it shows CPU temp, GPU 1/2 temp, and other info.
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
erm.... a more expensive way is to get a G15 and use the various plug-ins (ATI Tool for GPU temp) to display the information that you want on the LCD screen....

Sorry... that is not too helpful.

hmmm...is there a way to have a single temp reading on the screen while playing, the same way FRAPS works?
I do not beleive so, but the graph from Riva will easily tell you what you temps are / were


Heres a pic of Riva in action, sorry for the size
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post #7 of 12
well just checked the pc wizard method, and it doesn't overlay on-top of a game in full-screen mode.
although it has the option for the G15 display built-in.
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post #8 of 12
Also at the bottom of the riva tuner graph screen, if you click on the floppy disk icon, it will record the temps to your harddrive so you can load it up after to check them.
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post #9 of 12
You can also use atitool, it has a little chart in the corner for temps. Just leave it open when you game and then when you exit look at the chart.
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post #10 of 12
the best i've used thus far is the v1 of the ASUS pc probe (2nd doesn't do it, unless i've been missing it) and Rivatuner.

they both record the data on line graphs over time so you can see spikes etc. you can also save logs on both to compare later.
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