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Message 5346 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009 | 16:05:29 UTC

Has anyone found an OCk utility that works for the newer cards in Linux?

Seems all the utilities I have found do not work and most threads here that describe different utilities are all for Windows.....Thanks in advance

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Message 5347 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009 | 16:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 5346.

The only working possibility I've found yet: modifying the graphics card ROM...
But you will still need windows: the utilities to modify the ROM are not available for LINUX...

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Message 5400 - Posted: 8 Jan 2009 | 22:47:26 UTC
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OK, Im like 99.999% sure this would not work, but what about running WINE or another program like that, and run RIVA or an NV OCing utility?

Would that work?

Has anyone tried it?

(I am new to Linux) If its known not to work, could someone explain why....?

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Message 5401 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009 | 0:08:15 UTC - in response to Message 5347.

The only working possibility I've found yet: modifying the graphics card ROM...
But you will still need windows: the utilities to modify the ROM are not available for LINUX...


that's freaky - 30 years in business and still waiting to see someone modifying a ROM. ROFLMAO!








yes, i know it's eeprom today....

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Message 5408 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009 | 4:30:32 UTC - in response to Message 5401.

The only working possibility I've found yet: modifying the graphics card ROM...
But you will still need windows: the utilities to modify the ROM are not available for LINUX...


that's freaky - 30 years in business and still waiting to see someone modifying a ROM. ROFLMAO!


Well, it was done ...

The old fuse based ROMs were sometimes able to be "reprogrammed" if the "right" fuses were the problem ... in other words, at times the changes required needed more fuses removed to set bits ... so you could make those changes by blowing additional fuses to change the internal codes ... but if you had to "repair" a fuse to set the bit in the other direction ... alas ...

IN some cases a jump was made out to a clean place in the ROM (as an alternative) where the modified code was programmed and then a jump back to the original matrix ...

Again, odd stuff ... but I seen it done ...

Of course this was in the early days when ROMs were expensive ... and extrodinary steps sometimes were taken ...

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Message 5449 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009 | 16:16:02 UTC - in response to Message 5400.

OK, Im like 99.999% sure this would not work, but what about running WINE or another program like that, and run RIVA or an NV OCing utility?


It would depend on whether you can get hardware access through wine (and possibly bypassing the Linux as well). Sounds crazy.. someone want to try?

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Message 5454 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009 | 16:56:37 UTC

Wine does not work in controlling hardware and neither does running a virtual box...tried both. There is a new update of NVclock 0.8 beta 4 out but I haven't had much success in the install yet.

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Message 5498 - Posted: 11 Jan 2009 | 17:04:00 UTC

The nvidia-control panel has included basic overclocking functions.
Add

Option "Coolbits" "1"

in the device option section to enable it.
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Message 5509 - Posted: 11 Jan 2009 | 23:43:24 UTC - in response to Message 5498.

The nvidia-control panel has included basic overclocking functions.
Add

Option "Coolbits" "1"

in the device option section to enable it.


Could you be more specific where this Option is because I don't see any Option to Add Coolbits 1 anywhere, actually don't even see a Nvidia Control Panel or Device Option Section for that matter. I see the Nvidia X-Server Panel but theres nothing in there to Overclock the Video Card that I can see.

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Message 5512 - Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | 0:25:50 UTC - in response to Message 5509.

The nvidia-control panel has included basic overclocking functions.
Add

Option "Coolbits" "1"

in the device option section to enable it.


Could you be more specific where this Option is because I don't see any Option to Add Coolbits 1 anywhere, actually don't even see a Nvidia Control Panel or Device Option Section for that matter. I see the Nvidia X-Server Panel but theres nothing in there to Overclock the Video Card that I can see.


you need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

locate the Screen section and within it add a line like
Option "coolbits" "1"

save & exit, then restart X (init 3 followed by init 5 or just reboot)
Now when you run NVidia X Server Settings you'll have an extra menu item

It works for me but changing any thing results in a locked screen so use at your own risk

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Message 5515 - Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | 8:39:14 UTC - in response to Message 5512.

It works for me but changing any thing results in a locked screen


Well, the initial question was for something that works on the newer cards. But worth a try anyway.

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Message 5519 - Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | 9:30:05 UTC
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I'll give it a try in a little while but it kinda sounds like a "Non-Option" "1" to me ... ;)

PS: I tried it and the Option showed up after I re-started the X Server but it's just a bunch of screen lock up's if you try to do anything with the Overclocking Option so like I said it's a Non-Option really.

It was tried with a GTX 260 Card, maybe some of the 8800 or 9800 Cards it might work for ???

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Message 5522 - Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | 11:10:30 UTC - in response to Message 5519.

It was tried with a GTX 260 Card, maybe some of the 8800 or 9800 Cards it might work for ???

Nope, neither 8800 GTS 512 nor 9800 GX2 did work... :(

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Message 5524 - Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | 12:46:29 UTC

Works with a G94b.
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Message 5833 - Posted: 21 Jan 2009 | 1:21:32 UTC - in response to Message 5346.

Has anyone found an OCk utility that works for the newer cards in Linux?


nvclock0.8b4

The Beta 4 version of nvclock 0.8 adds support for the GT200 series cards such as the GeForce GTX 260.

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