I would worry of the health of DC fan.
Thermal pads they are immortal, if they are factory installed do not touch them.
Thermal paste survives for 10 years.
If the card has factory installed paste and pads, then ask help from PC builder professional, so him to take apart the cooler and clean it.
GPU cooler performance this should be checked by a computers builder in your town, and not by you.
It might be GPU cooler fan fail issue (needs a replacement), or the old DC fan needs cleaning and lubrication, nothing of all these its your job to do.
They are involved special tools and skills...
There is nothing for you to check or repair.
This multimeter quality its equal to toy-story.
It might be the motherboard voltage sensor be out couple of digits.
Since the moment that the motherboard has stable operation, nothing else maters.
Aliexpress this is worthless market place, stop using it.
If you are not happy with what you VGA card can do, then push it away at eBay.
The ones toying around with Bios from other cards, they are totally unrelated with electronics, and all their hypothetical issues they are unreasonable.
Afterburner v220.127.116.1155 (Year 2021) neither has any dedicated setting, and neither activates hwinfo.
Entire topic this is from 2018 = OLD story
I have not install Rivatuner Statistics server at my box.
With 30.000 Euro worth measuring equipment - an power analyzer, you can come close to the truth.
All that you have, its a 1000W PSU with a cheap power meter on-board.
CPU overheat protection this is a job that your motherboard will do that automatically.
What is solely your choice so to improve, this is the entire CPU heatsink.
You may replace it by something better than the INTEL stock cooler.
core 2 duo E7500 it should not be pushed in any way, due it age...
At my system I am using best DDR3-2400, no problems at all with Z87X along a high end, Gigabyte motherboard.
Jedec 1600 - XMP 2400
I am up to explore DDR3 operating temperature by the use of external sensors, along quality electrical test and measurement equipment.
Some new DDR4 modules they...
You are looking at active counters and this is a mistake regarding proper energy spikes detection.
Use record a log function and test again, then review the recorded log.
Also use GenericLogViewer as review tool.
Interesting question, but as real electrician and a specialist at precision power measurements, other than software combining measurements, I have not see yet a software benchmark this be capable scaling CPU usage at steps of 10% or 20% ... 60%...90%
But with the help of HWINFO I did succeed...
Single diagram , duration 01:26:42, Time values are extremely compacted in a single line, while TIME description takes over valuable space.
This is X/Y axis, I would suggest text of Time to appear once before 00:00 value, and two rows of the graphic interface to be available to...