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Any software to monitor the temperature of Intel's integrated GPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by naton, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. naton

    naton Notebook Virtuoso

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    Any software to monitor the temperature of Intel's integrated GPU?

    Thanks
     
  2. weinter

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    If there is no thermal diode temperature monitoring is impossible.
     
  3. naton

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    OK

    So my next question is: Is there a thermal diode in the Intel i965/x3100 chipset?
     
  4. crayonyes

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    There's gpu temp in i8kfanGUI for Dell Inspirons/Latitudes
    I can see my Intel X3100 gpu's temp there
     
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    next question:

    why?

    Do you have a problem or do you want/need to collect (and display?) data for it's own sake?
     
  6. namaiki

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    Some people have said that thermal zone 0/1 in HWMonitor is the chipset.

    Nothing solid about it, though.
     
  7. naton

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    I don't have problems. I actually damaged the blue thermal pad above the integrated chipset/GPU when I replaced the CPU in my new laptop (Celeron T1400 to a C2D T5250). I replaced the blue pad with folded aluminium foil. Between every layer of the foil I put a thin layer of ASAKA silver based past.

    I need the monitoring software to check that the foil is cooling the chipset/GPU down :p. My CPU temps are amisingly low. With RMclock my max CPU temp is 60c.
     
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    Why dont you just buy a thermal pad?

    Layers of foil wont cut it in the long run.
     
  9. naton

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    I don't have access to a replacement pad where I am :(

    Can't understand why the foil won't do it. can you explain?

    I spread a thin layer of thermal past of an aluminium foil, and folded it once. I added another layer of past on the folded foil and folded it again. I repeated this process about 6 times. So the foil and the past are like a layer cake. To finish I added a thin layer of thermal past on the top of chipsed and the heatsink. I double checked that the chipset, foil, and heatsink are well connected.

    Doesn't the foil + ASAKA silver based past have a better thermal conduction then the blue pad?

    P.S.
    I tried with an aluminum shim (like the Dell xps1330 mod) but the gap between the chipset and the heatsink is too small... 0.2mm maybe
     
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