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Old 03-26-09, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Higher temperature after upgrading to 180.29

Hello!

I am using the Nvidia driver 173.14 from Debian Stable. A few days ago I tried 180.29 which improved performance a lot.

Unfortunately the fan is much louder since the upgrade. The GPU temperature does not drop beyond 53C on the desktop (49C with 173.14). This made the difference between hardly hearing the fan and a nerving noise.

Does anyone know why the temperature is higher and how I can fix it?

Also I noticed that nvidia-settings and nvclock report different GPU temperatures (54C : 46C)

TIA
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Old 03-27-09, 04:38 AM   #2
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You don't mention anything about what machine or graphics card you have?

In my case, I have an M1730 laptop with 8700M GTs. I noticed that the 180.x series driver forced Powermizer into performance level 1, and it would *never* throttle down to performance level 0 (ie the minimum power level) when on AC. You can check this in the nvidia control panel by watching the Powermizer page for your graphics card.

This might be related in that the higher levels generate more heat. In my case, I don't know if this resulted in higher temperatures, as the powermizer issue, as well as corruption issues meant that I reverted back to 177.82.

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Old 03-29-09, 03:35 AM   #3
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You don't mention anything about what machine or graphics card you have?
I am sorry about the missing information. My card is a 8800GT from MSI.

% nvclock -i
-- General info --
Card: nVidia Geforce 8800GT
Architecture: G92 A2
PCI id: 0x611
GPU clock: 663.428 MHz
Bustype: PCI-Express

-- Shader info --
Clock: 1674.000 MHz
Stream units: 112 (1b)
ROP units: 16 (1b)
-- Memory info --
Amount: 512 MB
Type: 128 bit DDR3
Clock: 950.400 MHz

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In my case, I have an M1730 laptop with 8700M GTs. I noticed that the 180.x series driver forced Powermizer into performance level 1, and it would *never* throttle down to performance level 0 (ie the minimum power level) when on AC. You can check this in the nvidia control panel by watching the Powermizer page for your graphics card.
I checked the control panel, but in both cases the Power level is 0 (desktop).

From another source I heard about a fan bug in the latest driver. Does anyone know more about this?
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Old 03-29-09, 02:58 PM   #4
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In case of nvclock make sure you use .8b4 it contains improved code.
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Old 03-29-09, 03:18 PM   #5
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nvclock CVS version is usually the best for all purposes:
Code:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@nvclock.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/nvclock co -P nvclock
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