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Windows 7: Can someone explain how temps work for a gpu?

13 Apr 2010   #31
squall leonhart

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but thats not something that can be guaged on an ati gpu as they haven't developed an interface like nvidia's nvapi :\
NVAPI is an interface that allows applications to access hardware information such as currently used gpu and memory, among other things.


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13 Apr 2010   #32
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
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but thats not something that can be guaged on an ati gpu as they haven't developed an interface like nvidia's nvapi :\
NVAPI is an interface that allows applications to access hardware information such as currently used gpu and memory, among other things.
You mean like this?


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13 Apr 2010   #33
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

that seems to list gpu usage, which i was aware was available in gpu-z as well, but it lacks the vram mb usage and a few of the other nvapi features.
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13 Apr 2010   #34
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
that seems to list gpu usage, which i was aware was available in gpu-z as well, but it lacks the vram mb usage and a few of the other nvapi features.
Cool.
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14 Apr 2010   #35
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

if your fps gets to slow you can actually rely o nthe gpu usage to find where the drops are coming from.

though most often they are caused by a the overuse of shadows.
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14 Apr 2010   #36
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

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Yea I know. Thats why it doesnt bother me, but still, It just didnt make sense, because the cpu cooled from 46c turning off after medium load, to 32c ._.
If it cools down fast, it has a great cooling system. You should be happy with your temps. Mine Idles at high 30s and low 40s. With MW2 and WoW @ maximum settings and 1920x1080 , see:

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14 Apr 2010   #37
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Im not a mw2 fan, and I dislike wow for overrated self reasoning. But damn, I didnt think wow was that hardcore. I know MW2 killed someones PSU when it max loaded on a 4890.
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14 Apr 2010   #38
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

you can't max load a 4890, the vrm kicks in and shuts off the gpu well before that.
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14 Apr 2010   #39
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
you can't max load a 4890, the vrm kicks in and shuts off the gpu well before that.
No no, the load on the gpu was so heavy the power consumption killed a 550w psu. Could have been a shit psu also, but its still a lot.
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14 Apr 2010   #40
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

i bet it was on its way out well before the video card killed it.
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