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Monitoring Notebook Temps: nVidia & ATI, CPU, HDD - Do your temps worry you?

Discussion in 'Notebook Dummy Guide Articles' started by Gophn, Oct 8, 2006.

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  1. Rei86

    Rei86 Notebook Guru

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    NHC always reports a SMART error for my HDD.

    How do I find out what the problem is so I can fix it!

    Next do I shorten the life of my CPU if Dynamic switching to max performance? I mean that should be a no brainier duh but still want some backup on it.
     
  2. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    I recommend to use a program like HDDlife to get a better idea of your HDD's total health.
     
  3. Rei86

    Rei86 Notebook Guru

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    says my HDD is fine:(

    Which is actually a good thing
     
  4. davey

    davey Notebook Guru

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    Hi,

    I followed the guide (thanks!), dl'd rivaTuner and it says I have a core temp of 64degs. I have a vostro 1400 with 8400gs. What I don't understand is the offseting part. Are you saying that the temperature could be completely different to the quoted value and that it's only useful as a relative value? How are we meant to know if it's dangerously overheating then?

    Edit: oddly, I got rid of my metallic fan system which I put under the notebook and its gone down to 59deg!

    Dave
     
  5. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    64C degrees sounds right.... you do not need to offset.
     
  6. eleron911

    eleron911 HighSpeedFreak

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    On my other laptop, an HP Nx9420, it says that the temp is around 70 C on pretty much idle(except on battery) and HDD temps is 101 C .LOL.
    Ok 2 questions :1) should I worry or should I offset?
    2)I don't think hp did the heatsink that good on this x1600,the thing gets sometimes really really hot. CouldI apply Arctic Silver5 or some other paste on it to reduce temps?
     
  7. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    yes you can open it up and clean out any and all fans and vents (with flashlight, Q-tips, and compressed air)...
    ...then re-apply thermal compound and re-secure the heatsink.

    HDD temp should never go past 65C degrees.
     
  8. niGht kiD

    niGht kiD .. beach boy ♫

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    Hi Gophn, thanks for this detailed guide =)

    My GPU temp is showing like "GPU : 78C" when I am gaming. Is it possible to shorten it to 78C like the examples shown by you? And could I change the color of the font? I am running Rivatuner 2.06.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    yeah you can change the color if you want:
    - right-click on the RivaTuner Statistics Server icon in the tray
    -- choose Setup
    - Then you can change the font color of the OSD there.
     
  10. crazyjediman24

    crazyjediman24 Notebook Geek

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    Alright, I'm working on an NP2090, Vista 64-bit, 8600m GT, latest drivers, the whole shebang. Rivatuner installs fine, but when I go to open it, it first says that it cannot load the Rivatuner64.sys driver, and tells me to make sure it's in the folder with Rivatuner, and it's there, and then it tells me that I have to turn driver signing enforcement off, and I can't seem to find it. Any and all help would be appreciated.
     
  11. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    Turn off Digital Driver Signing Check in Vista:

    1. Create a shortcut on the desktop to cmd.exe

    2. Right-click on the shortcut and select Run as administrator

    3. When the command window opens, type or paste the following and press ENTER:

    bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks ON
    bcdedit.exe /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS


    4. Reboot

    Note: Make sure you don't have any of the following updates installed

    KB932596
    KB938979
    KB938194

    These all reinforce driver integrity checks. So uninstall them from the Add/Remove Programs section if they are there.
     
  12. crazyjediman24

    crazyjediman24 Notebook Geek

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    That did it. Much appreciated, Gophn. I can now rest a little more quietly, as my temps are just fine.
     
  13. DV9548CA

    DV9548CA Newbie

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    will NHC work for x64 vista?
     
  14. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    for the moment NHC does not work for Vista x64....

    ... I would recommend RMclock for Vista x64 users, its a very good program like NHC.

    NOTE: Support for 64-bit Windows Vista is currently limited due to the kernel mode driver digital signature requirement of that OS (workarounds are necessary).
    NOTE: You must have Administrative rights to install and run this utility.
     
  15. eleron911

    eleron911 HighSpeedFreak

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    Well, apparently, Riva Tuner doesn`t work for me. I have a sager 5791 and win vista x64, and the temps stay 0 C.
    I refuse to believe my lappy is frozen :D
     
  16. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    if its 0 degrees, then you have to exit the RivaTuner Statistics Server and start it up again.

    or restart your PC (RivaTuner & Statistics Server should start up with windows if you set it to).
     
  17. eleron911

    eleron911 HighSpeedFreak

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    Done that, still showing 0 C. That is odd, I also tried different settings. Also, if I start the server once, and then exit, i can`t start it again.
     
  18. eleron911

    eleron911 HighSpeedFreak

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    Yea well, 1 day , 5 restarts and 4 re-installs, the same thing. My gpu is frozen :D

    EDIT: This is really starting to piss me off.NHC driver does not load, error, Riva tuner doesn`t show, ntune doesn`t work since I don`t have an nvidia based motherboard, atitool doesn`t work either.What the hell, how can I monitor my GPU temps if the damn vista x64 doesn`t want me to? :mad:
     
  19. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    its not a big issue... its Vista x64 that is locking RivaTuner down... you have to get around it by making Rivatuner by turning off Driver Signing and such.

    RivaTuner works fine in Vista 32-bit and XP.
     
  20. eleron911

    eleron911 HighSpeedFreak

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    Turned off driver signing, UAC and all other things that I figured while reading some info. Is there anyone out there with vista 64 bit that can monitor his GPU temp? if so, with WHAT ?:mad:
     
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