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abdo9119
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Video card Temperature sensor

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I have recieved my new laptop Inspiron 15R SE, but there is a small concern

When I run the Diagnostic tool (from startup boot menu), I noticed two thermal sensors one for CPU and it works fine, the other for Video card I think and this sensor is always giving a constant reading only 2 degrees Celsius

any one can help me please?

thank you

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udaynatt
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Re: Video card Temperature sensor

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Hi

Inspiron laptops have a combined heatsink for both CPU and GPU, so it will display temperature of only one chip.

Furthermore, during pre-boot diagnostics, the GPU is not fully utilized. only the connections and basic 3D capabilities are checked, so the thermal sensor doesnt sense much change.

Also, AMD GPUs dont always come with thermal sensors.

To check further, you may use applications like CPU-Z, GPU-Z, or MSI Afterburner to check for real-time CPU/GPU temperatures while the windows and all programs are running.

hope this helps.

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It's well within normal operating limits, yes.

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udaynatt
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Re: Video card Temperature sensor

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Hi

Inspiron laptops have a combined heatsink for both CPU and GPU, so it will display temperature of only one chip.

Furthermore, during pre-boot diagnostics, the GPU is not fully utilized. only the connections and basic 3D capabilities are checked, so the thermal sensor doesnt sense much change.

Also, AMD GPUs dont always come with thermal sensors.

To check further, you may use applications like CPU-Z, GPU-Z, or MSI Afterburner to check for real-time CPU/GPU temperatures while the windows and all programs are running.

hope this helps.

abdo9119
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what is the normal operating temp of the CPU ( i5-3230M (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)

the HWmonitor pro application shows 51 to 55 degree when I use the pc for surfing the internet

is this a normal temp?

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It's well within normal operating limits, yes.

abdo9119
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please can any one tell me the limits of operating temp of the CPU ( i5-3230M (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)?

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