You would think that a software as sharp and specific as GPU-Z would be the first to unlock this option by reading certain temperature sensors and algorithms for the memoria VRAM GDDR6X. But no, it’s another well-known software which now offers this very useful parameter and which will help us to keep at bay a value which is now becoming key in the lifespan of these VRAMs.
HWiNFO64 comes first and gives us everything we need to read
If you own an RTX 3000 card, you will surely be aware of the very high temperature that the GDDR6X of your card reaches, where in many cases they are within the maximum threshold specified by the manufacturers.
It sounds unbelievable, but some GPU manufacturers and models do not deal with this problem by passive or active dissipation effectively, and such sludge that sludge. Therefore, now that we can read the value, it is convenient to monitor the parameter after some game time or game marathons, so that we have the security that everything is under control.
We will explain what we need to do to access the corresponding reading. First, we need to download the program to your version 6.41-4359 (this is a BETA version) or higher on its official website HWinfo.com.
In this website we will have three options, where the most common are installer mode (the traditional mode), portable mode (without the need to install the program) and for DOS, which we will ignore.
We chose the portable version so as not to fill the Windows registry with more garbage. Once downloaded we will have three files, two of which are executables and one .ini, so we will run the 32 bit or 64 bit version depending on our operating system.
We can therefore read the temperature of the GDDR6X VRAM
Once we are in the program, we will have this image, where we will have to go to the Sensors button, at the top of the program. Once pressed, we will have a small recognition of the main buses and after that we will have a small window that will show us all the values that the program could read.
At this point we have to scroll through the settings until we reach the section of our GPU, where we will have to locate a value called “GPU Memory Junction Temperature”, which specifies the temperature of the GDDR6X VRAM, which is what we’re really interested in.
Apparently the reading is really accurate as some users report similar temperatures using two-pin probes, so we could consider the software measurement to be really very accurate, although it is not 100% perfect in terms of update time as such.
With a bit of luck GPU-Z soon also include this functionality, since the GDDR6 itself is correctly read by this program.