Thread: Temperatures
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Old 07-23-06, 05:02 AM   #6
pe1chl
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Default Re: Temperatures

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Originally Posted by kriko
pe1chl:

You entered coolbits under device section?

I underclocked my card as much as possible, but still the temperature doesn't drop (It say 66 degrees C). Is it possible to use this card without extra power source (molex), is it safe, does it work with lower temperatures?
This is what I have:

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce 6600 GT/AGP/SSE2"
VendorName "NVidia"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Option "RenderAccel" "on"
Option "AllowDDCCI" "on"
Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "on"
Option "Coolbits" "1"
Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0"
Option "usevnc" "yes"
Option "rfbauth" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
Screen 0
EndSection

The logfile confirms it:

(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "Coolbits" "1"

But I don't know what to do in nvidia-settings. It does not mention the coolbits.

I don't think you can omit the molex power connection, there will be an error message.
I once read somewhere that very old versions of the driver made the chip run much cooler. This made me believe it was a driver bug that would be fixed sometime. But this does not seem to happen.
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