iStat Pro - GPU Diode running too hot?

Sdao

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Could someone explain to me why my GPU Diode (found in iStat Pro) is running 10 degrees hotter than all of my other components? What exactly is a GPU Diode and does anyone know if this is a healthy function?
 

Erasmus

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Jun 22, 2006
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Could someone explain to me why my GPU Diode (found in iStat Pro) is running 10 degrees hotter than all of my other components? What exactly is a GPU Diode and does anyone know if this is a healthy function?
Some temps would be nice...

I tried pushing the GPU with OpenMark, and the fans kept it below 80?C. Right now, my CPU is on ~45, and my GPU is on ~50. CPU goes to just over 80, GPU just under, before the fans bring them back down.

The GPU is the graphics processor. There is a heat sensor on the GPU, somewhere within the internal workings.

I reckon, if the components don't go far past 80?C, everything's fine.
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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Some temps would be nice...

I tried pushing the GPU with OpenMark, and the fans kept it below 80?C. Right now, my CPU is on ~45, and my GPU is on ~50. CPU goes to just over 80, GPU just under, before the fans bring them back down.

The GPU is the graphics processor. There is a heat sensor on the GPU, somewhere within the internal workings.

I reckon, if the components don't go far past 80?C, everything's fine.
On my old PB 12-inch usually 65c+ and gpu 75c+ when gaming, never any problems tho.
 

PimpDaddy

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May 9, 2007
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My GPU is also consistently 10 degrees hotter than the CPU. Doesn't bother me though as my MBP works like a charm. The only time it gets too hot is when i play NFS Most Wanted @ 1600x1200 with all settings at max