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Do newer forceware drivers make yor GPU hotter?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by metalmackey, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. metalmackey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,151

    Location: Behind you


    I've noticed that recent forceware drivers (above 84.21) make my GPUs hotter by about 7 degrees evan at idle. Anyone else noticed this and is it a bug. Also how do you see the temp of GPU 2 in the 91.29 drivers?


    P.S. Can I make the fans spin at max all the time? including my CPU fan.
    Last edited: 19 Jun 2006
  2. SteveOBHave


    Joined: 31 Mar 2006

    Posts: 6,588

    Location: Sydney Australia

    er... is this after the 7-10C increase in ambient temps due to the summer weather?
  3. metalmackey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,151

    Location: Behind you

    No, temps went up before the hot weather and if I install older drivers the temps are lower.
  4. Jay_t


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 714

    Location: The Lake District

    Its possible the temp readout has just been recalibrated to correct an early error.
  5. Stellios


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    Nope, mine have stayed the same. Its a little hotter due to the weather last few weeks though.
  6. Sir Random


    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: Wicklow, Ireland

    My temps seem a bit higher, but I put it down to the weather too.

    Rivatuner lets you set custom profiles for your gpu fan speed in 2D and 3D. I have my fan at 25% in 2D (silent), and 75% in 3D (for the hot weather).
  7. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,601

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Drivers could do all sorts, change fan settings (maybe BIOS though), but more particularly they can work the GPU harder by making the code more efficient.