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W00T... Just got my PNY GeForce 6600 256MB AGP8x @ bestbuy for 149$(Bad price but when I break it I can return it)

I got the core to 500Mhz VS. the stock of 300Mz.

One problem, this card dosent have a temp sensor, and I want to be able to monitor my temps. dose rivia tunner unlock the temp sensor?

Thanks

NOS---
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Any ideas?
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If it doesn't have a temp sensor, I don't see how you will be able to monitor the temp
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well if it has a temp sensor sometimes they just don't use it

try rivatuner or someone will tell you how
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All 6600gt's (and non gt's) i believe have a temp monitor on them it is just disabled in the cards bios. All's you have to do is flash the card and enable the temp monitor and it will show up in your cards advanced settings. I'll look for a guide for ya.

edit: here you go http://www.overclock.net/faqs/16387-...emp+flash+6600
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I might be wrong, but if you install coolbits, won't it unlock the temp sensor as well?

EDIT: If you want to try it out, here's the link for d/l http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=815 just install it into your registry
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I don't think so, I could be wrong but i think that only gives you the overclocking options. Most newer nvidia cards have temp monitoring enabled by default but for some reason the didn't do it with the 6600's
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pjlietz
I don't think so, I could be wrong but i think that only gives you the overclocking options. Most newer nvidia cards have temp monitoring enabled by default but for some reason the didn't do it with the 6600's
That's what I thought too, but I read that it unlocks the temp sensor on another thread
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Thnks guys.

I guess I will flash my BIOS to a 6600GT once I know it can run at the 6600GT speeds (500/1000)
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Originally Posted by NOS---
Thnks guys.

I guess I will flash my BIOS to a 6600GT once I know it can run at the 6600GT speeds (500/1000)
If I'm not mistaken the 6600 has DDR memory (a new version with DDR2 is out) whereas the 6600GT has GDDR-3 memory.
I'm not sure you can get that 6600 to perform at 1000MHz.
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