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My 6600 doesn't report temps, so I will just test for temperature at the heatsink.(Yeah, I know this is old and slightly off-topic, but I didn't know where to post since I don't think the information below deserves a new topic)
I always thought 6600 (non-GT) cards didn't report temps. Until I tested Everest Ultimate 2006, v.3.00.626
. Three of my work computers have non-GT, fanless 6600 video cards (these are 3 different models from 2 brands, Asus and AOpen) and all now report temps using Everest. Needless to say, I never updated any VGA BIOS.
Am I missing something ? Or should we thank nVidia for having somehow disabled/hidden such an useful function for lower-priced cards ?
Here is what I'm displaying on the desktop to monitor the rig I'm currently using to write this post :
Everest calls it "OSD panel hardware monitoring". It's only updated every 5 seconds, but it's enough for usual work.
(in case someone is wondering, the "Chipset RPM" shown in the screenshot actually is the Nexus 120mm case exhaust fan RPM; the nForce4 chipset is passively cooled by the way, as is the PSU)