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Windows 7: Questions About Overclocking Graphics Card


08 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Questions About Overclocking Graphics Card

If i over clock my Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT (i've found safe over clock specs here Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT Overclocked 512 MB Review - Page 27/28 | techPowerUp), will the over clocking of my graphics card carry over in to my Linux Ubuntu (dual Booted) ?

Or to re-word (to avoid hornets nest of Linux haters), after over clocking my card in Windows 7x64 can i remove the card from my machine, insert it in to another, and not have to over clock again?

Thanks for all replies and no belittling for me using Linux along with 7.


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08 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No it won't. All GPU overclocking is done by software unless you're going to flash the card with an overclocked bios.
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08 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thats exactly what i was thinking. I know flashing the bios on the card itself can be done with certain utilities via windows 7 (Maybe through Linux too, but probably with a lot of configuration just to get the app running). I'll need to figure out if my system being dual booted with GRUB will cause issues during the reboot after flashing.....
Not sure if the software Nvidia provides does it that way, guess I'll be finding out soon. I'll post exactly what i did (or didn't) do on the forum for the next reader.

Thanks for your fast response.
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08 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If yours is at the reference clocks of 550/800, I wouldn't go jumping it up to 800 on the core straight away. cards like that one in the review were made with basically hand picked cores that would run at that speed, most of the reference cores won't go that high. If you're going to overclock it better to do it the old fashioned way and only go up 5-10 MHz at a time, testing after each bump till you start getting artifacts (or worse, it locks up).
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08 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
Thats exactly what i was thinking. I know flashing the bios on the card itself can be done with certain utilities via windows 7 (Maybe through Linux too, but probably with a lot of configuration just to get the app running). I'll need to figure out if my system being dual booted with GRUB will cause issues during the reboot after flashing.....
Not sure if the software Nvidia provides does it that way, guess I'll be finding out soon. I'll post exactly what i did (or didn't) do on the forum for the next reader.

Thanks for your fast response.
The nVidia firmware flash utility is nvflash. Here's a recent version:

NVFlash 5.95.0.1 download from Guru3D.com

It's not a Windows application; it wants to be run from a real DOS mode.

Before you resort to anything that drastic, I suggest software. MSI Afterburner (latest version is 2.1.0) may support the 9500; it certainly doesn't require an MSI card.

MSI Afterburner

I've only once suspected that a graphics card died an early death due to overclocking. That was an old nVidia TNT2. I hope that means that overclocking is a relatively safe gamble.
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25 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I Have One For NVIDIA 210 GEFORCE WAS NEVER OVERCLOCKING it really dangerous about bluescreen of death
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