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I have an application installed which can make use of my CUDA graphics card, but I'm not sure if I have it configured correctly. Is there a way to check the graphics card activity (throughput, power draw, anything which will tell me if it is being utilised)?

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Are you using the proprietary nvidia drivers (otherwise CUDA doesn't work anyway, I think)? If so, you can run the nvidia-smi command in a terminal:

nvidia-smi -a

This gives you – among other infos – the GPU utilization in %.

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Thanks for your response, heaps of help. – Jeremy Mar 26 '11 at 9:17

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