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Sapphire ATI Radeon 9550 Hardware Monitor

Hi

This card is overclocked. 400Mhz Core(250Mhz standard), 312Mhz Memory(200Mhz standard).
I used ATI Tool and for the last week i had no artifacts or errors.

I would like to know if this card has Hardware Monitoring. I want to be able to monitor the Temperature and Fan speed of my graphics card. I there a utility that i can download or evaluate??

Any comments welcome.
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kcarrim
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kcarrim
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dmoxCommented:
There's a couple out there.  Here's one:

http://www.rageunderground.com/r128tweaker.shtml

However, without any kind of thermal sensor directly between the chip and the heat sink, you won't be able to determine the temperature.  ATI doesn't include any thermal detection by default on their cards.  You can check Newegg or other online hardware vendors for a thermal sensor.  
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MasterOpCommented:
There is a therminal sensor built-in the ATI 9550 ( Core ) You can see that one using RivaTuner

http://www.guru3d.com/rivatuner/

When you install the program for first time, after you have started it In the uper section f the window you will see a down arrow flashing ... Click on it you will see secondary menu. The button before the lastone ( left to right ) looks like an oldfilm tape with magnifying glass over it. Click it ... This is your hardware monitor. From there you can see not only the temp of the VGA core but also some more interesting stuff ;)

Have Fun !
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BjornEricssonCommented:
Anoter nice tool you can use is Hardware Monitor, it keeps track of voltages of your CPU, Core and Heating for HDD's, Fan Speeds e.t.c. http://www.hmonitor.com
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
Dmox > I already have a tweaker. I use ATI Tray Tool, but it has no monitoring abilities.
BjornEriccson > This is a nice tool, but there is no support for my mainboard.
MasterOp > This looks very promising. I will download and install today!!

Please see if you guys can dig up some more. Here is my specs.

Asrock K7S41GX
Kingmax PC3200 512Mb DDR
AMD Sempron 2500+ ( 1750 core overclocked to 2100 and running at 45C° )
ATI Radeon 9550 128Mb
Seagate Barracuda 80Gb 7200RPM 2Mb cache
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
I could not get Riva tuner to detect my fan speed and temp. Will try again today.
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
No more comments??

If so, i will be closing this question.
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
MasterOp.

I can't get RivaTuner to detect my fan speed and temperature. Am i doing something wrong?
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MasterOpCommented:
Riva Tunner WON't detect your VGA fan speed because you don't have RPM meter on your vga card, but it should detect your VGA core temp, Core Speed "Mhz", Memory Speed "Mhz", and some other interesting stuff... Have you found the Menu i've been talking about ?
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
Yes i found the menu, but i can only get core and memory speed. No temps!!
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
I would just like you guys to have a look at this.
http://www2.abit.com.tw/page/en/graphiccard/graphiccard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=R9550-Guru&fMTYPE=Radeon+9550

This is exactly the thing i need. Just to bad that this utility was written for Abit cards!!
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
http://www.sapphiretech.com/vga/9550.asp

This is the card i have purchased. It says on the site that Redline Overclock and Monitor Utility is included, but is not on my install cd-rom. I can't seem to find a download, only an update.
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kcarrimAuthor Commented:
Looks like nobody is out there!!
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Gaud-woCommented:
Sure there is, too bad those topics disappear that fast.

Look in the lounge :)
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