GPU temperature in Vostro 1400 with nVidia 8400gs solved

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GPU temperature in Vostro 1400 with nVidia 8400gs solved

Postby mig_akira on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:07 am

Hello everyone!

As you may know, nVidia has a overheating problem with their gpus. Dell has even increased warranty in one year because of that.

I would like to know if is there a Panel Applet for ubuntu 8.04 to check the gpu temperature? As of now, I am using a applet to check my cpu temperature, which is pretty stable.

I tried using sensors-detect, but it keeps showing this message:

"Sorry, no sensors were detected.
Either your sensors are not supported, or they are connected to an
I2C or SMBus adapter that is not supported."

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Dell Vostro 1400 | Core 2 Duo T8300 @ 2.4GHz | 2.5 GB Ram | nVidia GeForce 8400M GS | 120GB HD | DVD-RW |
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Re: GPU temperature in Vostro 1400 with nVidia 8400gs

Postby Husse on Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:06 am

I am on a computer with an ATI card now, but supposedly nvidia-settings should give you a read out
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Re: GPU temperature in Vostro 1400 with nVidia 8400gs

Postby mig_akira on Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:18 pm

Hey that's great, thanks! I wasnt even aware of this nvidia-seetings =P
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Re: GPU temperature in Vostro 1400 with nVidia 8400gs solved

Postby pluraldave on Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:52 pm

If you download screenlets (type the name in the deb section of the software portal) there are a couple of widgets you can fix to your desktop that will show you the core/ambient temperatures of your GPU as given by Nvidia settings. I've dotted the ones I've found to have the option around my desktop in the screenshot linked below. Moving from left to right and then down they are:
"Ringsensors" (GPU core, GPU ambient)
"Meter" (GPU core, GPU ambient)
"Sensors" (GPU core)
"Nvidia Screenlet" (GPU core only)

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2827/screenshotlv1.png

The screenlet on the far right is sysmonitor which is the only screenlet I usually have but it unfortunately doen't have the temperature options.
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