Re: GPU core temperature in Linux
I have a 6600GT card in a desktop system and the GPU temp has been above 70 deg from the beginning. I have updated the driver several times but no difference.
There has been some talk that very old drivers resulted in a cooler GPU like in Windows, but no definite reply from nvidia.
In my case, when I do nothing the fan is at 100% and I can hear it whining. So I normally set it to 90% with nvclock, this has no influence on the temperature at all but it is a lot quieter.
It may be that the Linux driver keeps the card more active (like polling something) than the Windows driver.