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fireheadman
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I have been looking for an application/widget/something that will collect temperatures and other stats from the Nvidia cards in our eGPU enclosures.   One of the nicest applications I have seen and use is HWSensors for mac.   However it currently does not recognize/acknowledge the eGPU over the thunderbolt connection.    I understand all of this functionality works great in windows, this thread is just OSX.

I have opened a ticket/request with the developer to see if it is possible for to get help in adding this functionality.   For those that are interested in this ability.   Please take a couple minutes to +1 the post to help gain visibility.

 

https://github.com/kozlek/HWSensors/issues/362

 

Alternatively, If anyone has additional insight on the issue, has a script that already does this... or knows of a working applications/widget, please let me know.

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igerard
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Good idea,

Done ...

I will take a look to its code and see what I can learn and give some help if possible on this... Not at all an expert in this kind of hardware development though, but it doesn't hurt to learn new stuffs 😉

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fireheadman
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I owe the thanks to @Username (for the idea).    I mentioned the request in my build thread and he recommended the HWSensor application....   I have used it on other OSX builds.   Hoping there is ability to expand this tool to help us out.   Just thought a separate thread might help since not everyone will be visiting my build thread.

DAILY DRIVER: ⚡cMP 2010 (ⓄⓈ:DualBoot macOS 10.13.6/Windows 2016 (1803)) | ⒸⓅⓊ:3.47GHz Xeon X5690 (x12 core)
ⓇⒶⓂ:64GB 1333MHz DDR3 | ⓈⓈⒹ:1TB SSD (LiteON 512 -x4 - RAID1) w/Marvell Raid Controller | ⒼⓅⓊ: Nvidia GTX 1080 TI 11GB Founders Edition
⚡ Previous was MacMini 2011 w/AKiTiO Thunder2 | ⒼⓅⓊ:EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming

 
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igerard
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I get the sources and start to explore and learn how to, we can see that the project is filled with kernel extension to be able to handle not officially GC in case of Hackintosh or Linux use. I wonder if we install the kernel extension for GeForce card it would already work... I don't have yet my eGPU, order in process Smile

after that the question would be how to control the fans of the eGPU ?

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jonwatso
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I would love to see this! iStat menus allows you to get some sense on what the eGPU is doing but it isn't very detailed. 

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fireheadman
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Posted by: igerard

 

I get the sources and start to explore and learn how to, we can see that the project is filled with kernel extension to be able to handle not officially GC in case of Hackintosh or Linux use. I wonder if we install the kernel extension for GeForce card it would already work... I don't have yet my eGPU, order in process Smile

after that the question would be how to control the fans of the eGPU ?

   

Controlling the fans I would consider to be a bonus.   Right now I am interested in just a ReadOnly state for sensors.

DAILY DRIVER: ⚡cMP 2010 (ⓄⓈ:DualBoot macOS 10.13.6/Windows 2016 (1803)) | ⒸⓅⓊ:3.47GHz Xeon X5690 (x12 core)
ⓇⒶⓂ:64GB 1333MHz DDR3 | ⓈⓈⒹ:1TB SSD (LiteON 512 -x4 - RAID1) w/Marvell Raid Controller | ⒼⓅⓊ: Nvidia GTX 1080 TI 11GB Founders Edition
⚡ Previous was MacMini 2011 w/AKiTiO Thunder2 | ⒼⓅⓊ:EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming

 
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igerard
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there is the commercial version of Harware Monitor with a lot of sensor taken in account, I wonder this product would see.

I don't have yet my node ... 

ps: I made a mistake, Harware Monitor and HWMonitor are not the same products...

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igerard
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I have now my configuration running and I am going to investigate how to control the Fans speed Smile

Regards

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Username
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Wicked!

If you need some testing done just send me a PM. 

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igerard
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Ok

well, when we run the benchmark Valley we can see that the GPU temperature is available 

then I suppose that it is available via Cuda API or OpenGLextension

I have installed successfully Cuda 8 and the Xcode 7.3.1 tool chain, and I am going to explore this way.

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