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    nVidia Control Panel Temperature Reading

    When I go into the nVidia control panel (right click on desktop -> nVidia Display etc etc), and look at temperature settings - when i'm in windows - it reads about 53 degrees, which seems awfully hot to me for running in 2D mode.

    Anyways, a few weeks ago, I installed the NGOHQ drivers, instead of my usual Omega ones, and they gave me much lower temperatures in this CP - the only problem being they were terribly unstable, so I got rid of them.

    Surley drivers can't influence temperature readings, is there another program that can tell my my GPU temps?

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    consider how temperatures are read - basically by a voltage on a wire, which is different depending on the heat. however, whilst it's different, it's not calibrated - we measure temperatures in celsius, not in volts-on-an-it97-sensor-chip, so the readings need to be translated into something meaningful

    the translation is, basically, guesswork. temp = voltage * number + offset. how are the number and offset defined? driver settings.

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    53 isnt that hot anyway.
    What case is it in ? Just make sure it has decent air flow and you'll be fine.
    Is it the "XFX GeForce 6600GT AGP" in your system under your name ?
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    Very true, thanks for the info

    Its not causing any problems if it is at that temperature, atleast not so far.

    I was just curious as to how different drivers give such different readings

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    Edit: Ooh, well timed Agent!
    Its in a generic Aria case, which is a bit rubbish (CPU is around 53 at idle aswell), and yes - it's that card
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