I've been searching all over the place for a reliable temperature reading on my overclocked GPU and overall system temperatures for my Clevo D900T. I had no temperature tab in my nvidia drivers.
Apparently this is a utility used only by the OEM and manufacturer for product testing.
The only time I use it is when I'm gaming and overclocked, otherwise I leave it alone. There is no documentation and apparently if they find it on your system it breaks your warranty . . . that may just be a rumor as I have nothing confirmed.
By the way, use at your own risk -- it's a common sense program but has no documentation. I can't be held responsible if you turn your fans off and fry your machine.
Hope you find it useful!
WOW! Your the first person I've seen yet who has my EXACT Laptop - to the TEE! Even the same 6800 Go VBios!, and the 560 CPU + 2GB DDR2 RAM!
I feel less alone now
Don't know about you, but I got this machine in Nov. 2004, when it was the newest, hottest thing out; PCIe had literally JUST been incorporated into "Desktop Replacements" like these based on the Clevo D900T case... but, wow, it is HOT and very HEAVY!!
I bought mine from Alienware, being a newbie at the time, and not knowing that companies like Sager and Clevo themselves were offering the same rig for cheaper; mt machine is the "Area-51m 7700. AW STILL sells the same machine, but with brand new, up-to-date components (newer procs, 7900GTX, etc.).
1 of the main reasons I purchased this machine from Alienware is because, in the days of AGP Grfx cards, they used to be known as 1 of the few notebook makers who offered upgradeable grfx cards for notebooks...
..Now, the big IRONY about all this = BECAUSE I got this rig from Alienware, it's just about the only machine of its kind whose grfx module I CANNOT upgrade!! Why? Because I happened to be one of the first customers to buy this machine when they announced it, and it contains a 1st gen Mobo (V5.2), which Alienware Support tells me is too OLD a mobo for upgrading to a 7-series Go chip, or even a 6800 go Ultra!
Meanwhile, thousands of other customers who bought the EXACT SAME rig AFTER me - and therefore happened to get versions with a later MOBO version installed - have been able to upgrade their grfx chips all the way up to the latest 7900 GTX go!!
What a waste of money!
So here I am, 2 years later, completely unable to upgrade my graphics, unable to play most current games without severely cutting down on the eye-candy settings so I can get up to 30 fps...and tech support will do absolutely NOTHING for me, even though I spend an extra 5 or $600 for special 4-year full warranty and support
So the only thing I've been doing is trying to squeeze as much power out of the notebook and the 1st generation 6800 Go card, by upping the ante - OC'ing the card with Coolbits or Pieter's Inf's; at 1 point I managed to OC the FSB and CPU using CLOCKGEN, but the current versions can no longer find my PLL, so when I launch the program, I just get a fixed readout without any moveable slider to OC the FSB...it's weird, 'cause it worked the FIRST time i DL'ed the latest version (it found my PLL and allowed me options to OC), but ever since then, it reset to original clock speeds and no longer offers me the options.
I've also tried GetThermal, but find it's not as necessary since the last AW BIOS, which allows me to place all fans on full power by pressing the Alt+F2 Hotkey...
Since you have the same machine, I was just wondering: Can you recommend ANY programs to me that I could use to OC some components? Like my CPU and Memory, etc.? I'm not an experienced OC'er, but apps like ClockGen are so easy to use to get more power out of this rig; do u know of anything else I could use?
I don't know if you have the same problem, but Alienware completely LOCKED down my Pheonix Bios to the most simple settings. I cannot improve the performance through ANY Bios settings, because they locked them all out!
Oh - and BTW, what did you set for your GetThermal Fan 'Trip' settings? That's one thing that always confused me about that program, and I'm curious what you set it for, as you have the same configuration as I do.
Thanks very much,