Windows 10: How Do You Check Nvidia GPU Temps?

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  1.    26 Nov 2017 #1

    How Do You Check Nvidia GPU Temps?


    I've just purchased my first ever Nvidia GTX GPU. I've always purchased AMD Radeon cards but due to the shortage of RX480/580s I opted for Nvidia.

    As a result, I am totally unfamiliar with the control panel and G-force Experience so am finding my way around.

    Anyway, first thing I want to do is, how do you monitor the temperature? I've looked in that Control Panel and I don't see options for fan speeds and current GPU temps. I've installed the card but I have no idea what the current idling temp is.

    Can someone advise an Nvidia noob please. I did do some Googling but believe it or not, I didn't find anything.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 pro 64 bit/v.1803/17134.1.48
       26 Nov 2017 #2

    Hello. Without knowing the brand of your video card, I suggest MSI Afterburner. Afterburner | MSI Global
    You can read up on this little program as well as download it there. It will do much more than monitor GPU temps, display the info in your system tray as well as on screen in games. If you decide to give it a try, post back with any info you need or problems. There are more than a few folks here that use afterburner, myself included.
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  3.    26 Nov 2017 #3
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  4. Posts : 16,125
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       26 Nov 2017 #4

    For real time GPU info try GPU Temp (freeware and works great in Windows 10)

    GPU Temp

    and gives a constant temp display in your Taskbar >

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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       26 Nov 2017 #5

    Another program you can use is GPU-Z: Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z | TechPowerUp
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  6.    26 Nov 2017 #6

    Thanks guys for your help. So far I have gone for the GPUZ. However, I think Afterburner is probably the way to go in order to manipulate fan speeds to my various game profiles.

    Do you know what?,..I really am very surprised that temp monitoring is not available with Nvidia Drivers and Control panel. Seriously,..my AMD Crimson Driver software on my other PC has temp monitoring and fan speed control built in. No need for Afterburner or anything else. Most people say that Nvidia is the 'Gamers Choice' of GPUs but heck,..they don't even provide temp monitoring so yea,..really surprised about this.
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       26 Nov 2017 #7

    Afterburner is a great choice, now that Unwinder(the developer has really improved it.
    He has made the OSD for it configurable, and you can use other monitoring software(like Aida64, or even Windows own) plugins.
    Here are a couple of threads to look at:
    Latest MSI Afterburner Betas Updates - Windows 10 Forums

    Add a UWP exclusion to MSI Afterburner's OSD - Windows 10 Forums
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  •    26 Nov 2017 #8

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Afterburner is a great choice, now that Unwinder(the developer has really improved it.
    He has made the OSD for it configurable, and you can use other monitoring software(like Aida64, or even Windows own) plugins.
    Here are a couple of threads to look at:
    Latest MSI Afterburner Betas Updates - Windows 10 Forums

    Add a UWP exclusion to MSI Afterburner's OSD - Windows 10 Forums
    Thanks,..I have the same card as you, a 1080TI. I take it there's no conflict when opening Afterburner with an Nvidia GPU? I know it's not advisable to use Afterburner with AMD Crimson because it can cause conflicts with Crimson. I've never needed to use Afterburner because like I said above, Crimson already comes with its own built-in fan speed control and tem monitoring.
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       26 Nov 2017 #9

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    Thanks,..I have the same card as you, a 1080TI. I take it there's no conflict when opening Afterburner with an Nvidia GPU? I know it's not advisable to use Afterburner with AMD Crimson because it can cause conflicts with Crimson. I've never needed to use Afterburner because like I said above, Crimson already comes with its own built-in fan speed control and tem monitoring.
    I've been using Afterburner with Nvidia GPUs for the last 3 years and have never run into any conflicts or issues. Currently using it with my SLI 1080 Ti setup, so you should be fine running it with your 1080 Ti.

    Also, I agree that it's kind of odd that Nvidia Control Panel doesn't include any kind of monitoring tools, especially when Crimson does, but I guess Nvidia is fine with letting Afterburner or Precision X OC do that job for them.
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  • Posts : 986
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       26 Nov 2017 #10

    I keep it simple.

    RealTemp.

    RealTemp - Download

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