GPU Temperature

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Shows NVidia/ATI GPU temperature in the panel, and detailed/multi-gpu information in a popup menu.



GPUTemperature displays the Temperature of your ATI (one only) or NVIDIA GPUs (one or more).

GPUTemperature requires the nvidia-settings command which is installed with the binary-blob drivers downloaded directly from NVidia ( or with a distro- package usually called "nvidia-settings" (Ubuntu/Mint/Fedora, others may vary).

GPUTemperature requires the lm_sensors packages be installed and configured along with the opensource ATI drivers with ATI RADEON GPUs.

Version 2.0.0 Version History

1.0     Initial release
1.0.1   Fixed bug if no fan present (or if any other fields in pop-up either
        are missing or formatted in a way which deviates from the current
        form such that the matching expression will miss them).
1.0.2   Fixed issue cause pop-up menu to disappear when mousing over the
        "GPU x" line.
1.1.0   Added preliminary support for ATI GPUs using the opensource driver
        and lm_sensors.
1.1.1   Show GPU memory usage for NVIDIA GPUs.
2.0.0   Gutted usage of nvidia-smi and replaced with nvidia-settings for
        NVidia cards. This allows for more detailed information and support
        for more NVidia cards (nvidia-smi was not the best choice).
2.0.1   Changed permissions on files so that installation globally will work.

Installation: Decompress the zip file to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets or /usr/share/cinnamon/applets.

Restart Cinnamon (alt+f2 then r)

Open the Cinnamon applets control panel.

Enable the applet.

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TwoBobBit-9 months ago
Seeing the same issue as the other Mint users here - Linux Mint 21, everything stutters every 2 seconds or so until this is removed. Does seem to report GPU temps well on my Nvidia card, but the stuttering is infuriating so it had to go
Abraham L
Abraham L-1 year ago
yeah. This applet looks good, but its performance is terrible. I have an RTX 2080, and when I enabled this applet, my Youtube videos started stuttering. I removed the applet from my panel, restarted the computer, and the Youtube stuttering went away. I'm using Linux Mint.
Severga-1 year ago
The applet heats up my NVidia GPU.
Padre2-3 years ago
Working, but crashes Cinnamon.
Ragnar-3 years ago
Causes everything to stutter in Linux Mint 19 every 2 seconds or so (probably the update frequency. Except for audio, audio seems fine). Input stutter, game framedrops, movie playback (video stutters), window dragging etc. (using nVidia GPU at least). Have to remove this from the panel, and reboot to get rid of the stutters. Also, I have the panel at the bottom, apparently it's different when it's at the top according to a comment below. I didn't try that. And it didn't look like the picture above, just a simple temperature number for the GPU.
M.-3 years ago
Works, but issue is that it only works with ATI/Nvidia drivers (haven't tested with the old propiertary Fglrx drivers, nor Noveau, yet), not AMDGPU or AMDGPU-PRO, last time I tested; and it only shows up if it's on a taskbar that's on the top, instead of being the opposite side of where ever the taskbar is located. Also Cinnamon warns that it uses calls that may crash or freeze the cinnamon desktop.
gricot-4 years ago
Freezes youtube video.
dmvitti-4 years ago
muito bom
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-4 years ago
Doesn't work with Linux Mint 18.3, or 19. R9 290, with either Open source, or AMDGPU drivers.
©TriMoon™-5 years ago
After download and unip under homedir as instructed and restarting Cinnamon, nothing happens and it isn't shown in aplet list. So removing again.... System Debian 9.4 Cinnamon 3.4.6
©TriMoon™-5 years ago
Error when trying to install: "[Errorno 2] No such file or directory: '/tmp/tmplejyzv/metadata.json'"
Hello! I'm just leaving a comment here because I really appreciate how useful this is! sadly, you only can view the stats (like in the picture above) when your panel is at the top. Not at the bottom (originally), left or right; which is the only reason why I made this comment in the first place. Hope you can make this applet better!
Patrick Doc Schwarz
I'm using the open-source video drivers for my Radeon RX-480 and all I get is GPU:NaNºC
yochananmarqos-5 years ago
All I see is the GPU temperature for my Radeon 7770. I'm using the open-source video-ati drivers running Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 17.1pre3.
Darren Neufeldt
Darren Neufeldt-5 years ago
Hello, I tried using this app and while I did get the temp for my GPU (EVGA GTX 670 FTW) displayed, I did not get memory usage. One thing I did notice though while using this app is that my GPU would constantly be using it's highest performance mode possible, even while just displaying the desktop. This caused my GPU temp to continually raise into the 70 C zone and hotter. As is, I'm afraid I can't use it, which I really do want to, and I can't recommend it either.