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I have a 8800gts g92 card and RivaTuner always showed the idle temp at around 43C. The card is at stock speeds right now. Now it shows the idle temp as 50C. GPU-Z shows the temp as 42.5C. Just curious on why RivaTuner shows the temp so high now compared to GPU-Z and higher than it showed before?
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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by jbobb View Post
I have a 8800gts g92 card and RivaTuner always showed the idle temp at around 43C. The card is at stock speeds right now. Now it shows the idle temp as 50C. GPU-Z shows the temp as 42.5C. Just curious on why RivaTuner shows the temp so high now compared to GPU-Z and higher than it showed before?
Could be many reasons for the temp change in RT, ambients are different, fan speed is different or maybe some dust build up in the HS.

I'm not so sure about GPU-Z and temps, it's not read the same for me with any card I've owned since the very first beta.
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Fan speeds are the same and ambient temps are the same also. Even when I had it overclocked, temps were not at 50C idle. The card is only about 3 weeks old, so I don't believe any dust could be causing the issue, especially when I just cleaned it out when I got the new card and it was not dusty at all in the case. One other think I noticed is a day or two ago, it gave me an error saying it lost one of my fan profiles. I recreated that profile though and fans are running as ususal. Anyone else have something like this happen?
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there is more than one sensor that rivatuner can use to monitor the core temp,one is 10c higher than the other,check to see which sensor it is using
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nepas View Post
there is more than one sensor that rivatuner can use to monitor the core temp,one is 10c higher than the other
Any reason why it would switch which sensor it uses? How do you check....I am fairly new to rivatuner.
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follow the numbers,hope this helps
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post #7 of 7
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follow the numbers,hope this helps
OK. I'll check it out when I am at my PC again. Thanks for the help. Also, which one do most people leave it set at, the lower or the higher one?
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