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Thread: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

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    Default Re: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

    Hi! I cleaned it 2-3 months ago. The temp monitor widget was installed some weeks ago and has ever since been at 60 to 64°C without changes in fan activity compared to the last 10 years. So I don't think the temp is hardware-related but might be related to the power mode. But startpaging around for NVIDIA and power mode settings under linux gave me not much hope...

    So the little machine will bake itself to death someday, I fear. One of these 1920x1200 WUXGA displays you don't find anymore these days...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    ... The temp monitor widget was installed some weeks ago and has ever since been at 60 to 64°C without changes in fan activity compared to the last 10 years. ...
    Widget reporting the wrong temperature possibly ???
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    Default Re: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

    You may be able to find the nvidia driver you need from this page.

    https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    I've not needed to use it for a long time but the drivers include a list of compatible cards. Worked for me in the past.

    John
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    Default Re: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

    The little I can add that might be helpful:

    I used nouveau, long ago switched to the proprietary nvidia driver installed 'the hard way' from https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/ , and am pretty sure I noticed a 10 degree drop in temps after the change. The GPU now runs at around 51 - 52 C; the CPU, between 35 and 45 (with no overclocking and a big cooler).

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    Default Re: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

    OK, if I add this repo

    https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed/

    and install the appropriate driver from there, what happenz after the next big update of TW? Do I have to manually reinstall the driver? Or is the software management for the NVIDIA done automagically? :-)
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    OK, if I add this repo

    https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed/

    and install the appropriate driver from there, what happenz after the next big update of TW? Do I have to manually reinstall the driver? Or is the software management for the NVIDIA done automagically? :-)
    Hi
    There isn't a driver for the gpu anymore... you need 340.107 which requires patching (and as kernel changes an updated patch) and re-installing manually on kernel version updates.
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    Yepp, figured that out myself just a minute ago... So: End of game.
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: NVIDIA 60°C while doing nothing - How to check/change power mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    Yepp, figured that out myself just a minute ago... So: End of game.
    Hi
    I posted a patch and details in this thread;
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ghlight=nvidia

    I'm not using the GT8800 anymore switched to GT710's for UEFI support... alas can't do that in a laptop
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