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 Post subject: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Specifically, I have a PowerColor HD 6850 Passive card. How do I verify that it's not overheating?

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 Post subject: Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:25 pm 
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Furmark

Stress test that monitors temps.

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 Post subject: Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Use MSI Afterburner.

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 Post subject: Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:09 pm 
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tanassi wrote:
Use MSI Afterburner.


2nded, I use this myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:49 pm 
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GPUz will display all temps, clocks, load, etc. Careful running furmark on fanless though, stop it if you passing 90C.

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 Post subject: Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Furmark will do the stresstesting, display temps (also graph them), display GPU voltage, and also display fanspeed as an RPM and a percentage.

In short, one app that will do everything you need for measuring.

If you need to actually modify settings - that's when you want to progress to MSI afterburner (I just use Catalyst Control Centre, as I don't mod voltages)


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 Post subject: Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:17 am 
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I'm not quite experienced with this, but I've used GPU-z, Furmark and CCC in the past. I've noticed that CCC and GPU-z show similar temps, but differ from Furmark with about 4-5 degrees Celsius.

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 Post subject: Re: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:58 pm 
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Erelyes wrote:
Furmark will do the stresstesting, display temps (also graph them), display GPU voltage, and also display fanspeed as an RPM and a percentage.

In short, one app that will do everything you need for measuring.

If you need to actually modify settings - that's when you want to progress to MSI afterburner (I just use Catalyst Control Centre, as I don't mod voltages)


MSI Afterburner does way more than this. It is an essential piece of FREE :) software for OC'ing, voltmodding and silent computing (fan management). It totally rocks together with a Logitech G15 keyboard with display. Allows you to see all the info on the display while you game of stresstest. Lovely.

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