GPU Diode: -197F?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blurb23, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    iStat Menus is showing that my GPU diode is at -197F.

    I was just doing some gaming (City of Heroes) under Boot Camp for about an hour. I set the fans to 4000RPMs via smcFan in OS X first, then restarted. This is one of the first times I've gamed under XP.

    Did I fry something?

    EDIT: I just did the EFI update, and now iStat Menus isn't even showing a GPU diode? I r teh confoozed.
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    You're on a unibody I assume? Maybe iStat hasn't optimized their software for the new machines yet? I am running the iStat Pro widget and it displays accurate temperature readings just fine. Try using another program before you try to blame the computer or yourself.
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    The GPU Diode sensor only appears when the 9600 is turned on. Are you sure it's still running?
     
  4. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    What do you call the GPU "diod" ? Are you just talking about the GPU temp sensor ?

    Mine works fine.
     

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  5. semiotic macrumors newbie

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    had the same for a while. now it's gone. probably happened because istat isn't updated for the unibodies yet.
     
  6. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    I do have a unibody but have no problems
     
  7. DYER macrumors 6502

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    i stat is showing it fine on my unibody mbp

    see pic
     

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  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Are you playing your game on the international space station? If so, are you outside?
     
  9. DYER macrumors 6502

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    hehe its a wonderfull widget called earth view which i find real neat as it lets u see how far away the sun is (i try to be up whilst the sun is not...)
    AND IT'S FREE| ^^
     
  10. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahah
    He wasnt talking about your widget, he was asking the OP if he was using his laptop on the extreme cold temperatures of space.
     

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