Bug#623701: nvidia-glx: GPU idle temperature ~10C higher than normal

Steve Clark steveclark at gmx.com
Thu Jun 9 19:21:25 UTC 2011

The 275.09.04 driver in experimental won't install in Squeeze due to
unmet dependencies, so I downloaded it from nVidia to try it. Same

Unfortunately, all my correspondence with nVidia is via email with
Daniel Dadap, but I can give you an update thus far:

It is being assumed that this is nothing more than an incorrect reading
which is also causing the cooling fans to work overtime. I am currently
arranging for some tests to measure the physical temperature to
correctly diagnose the fault, i.e. incorrect reading or higher physical
idle temperature. A hardware fault is ruled out as the 195 series
drivers perform as expected.


On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:54:25 +0200
Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> wrote:

> On 2011-05-29 11:32, Steve Clark wrote:
> > I've tried both these drivers with the same effect.
> The new upstream beta 275.09.04 (in experimental) mentions in its
> changelog
>     * Fixed a bug causing incorrect reporting of GPU core and ambient
>       temperatures via NV-CONTROL.
> Could this solve your problem?
> > I've also sent another bug report to nVidia.
> Do you have an URL so that we can mark this bug properly forwarded?
> Andreas

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