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Nvidia Overclocking?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rolandttg, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. rolandttg

    rolandttg Member

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    I have a GTX 650 card. Are there any Linux tools to overclock this card? I have looked but none seem to work for Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    There has to be...
    Linux can do just about anything... but overclocking video cards will probably be handled by Nvidia or your Motherboard BIOS
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    Aedan Administrator Staff Member

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    Sadly, as far as I know, Kepler/Fermi cards cannot be overclocked under Linux directly, as the drivers do not support it. It looks like your only option might be to modify the graphics card BIOS and flash it back.
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    It looks like a bios mod may the only way. I don't plan on that. I don't have the skills yet.
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    BIOS mods on Nvidia cards aren't difficult. Google 'NiBiTor' or 'Fermi BIOS Editor' and take a look at the utility.

    Fermi BIOS Editor isn't being developed anymore, but it works fine on my 470/680 Fermi cards. For older non-Fermi cards, NiBiTor works fine for changes in the core clock, shaders and memory clock.

    Just make a backup of the original file so you can flash back to it.
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