# How can I overclock a graphics card from within Ubuntu?

I would love to enhance the Core regularity, shader clock, and also memory clock on an eVGA GTX 480 I have in my growth box running 10.04. Is it feasible to overclock a current graphics card from within Ubuntu? I attempted the Coolbits approach, yet I could not get this to function. I additionally attempted nvclock, yet as it has actually' t been upgraded given that January, 4th, 2009, it does not collaborate with my card.

In home windows, the vehicle driver itself ships with the capacity to overclock the cards, yet nvidia shows up to have actually left this out of the linux drivers. Has any person uncovered a remedy? Or would certainly it be feasible to present the home windows drivers within Ubuntu? ( ick )

If there is a better discussion forum to ask this inquiry in, I would certainly enjoy to do so - - yet I'm wishing for a remedy within Ubuntu. Many thanks!

Update: It shows up that I might require to have "Coolbit" "5" as discussed here. Hmm. Nope.

Below is the pertinent area of my xorg.conf documents:

Section "Device"
Identifier     "Device0"
Driver         "nvidia"
VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName      "GeForce GTX 460"
BusID          "PCI:2:0:0"
Option         "Coolbits" "5"
Option         "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier     "Device1"
Driver         "nvidia"
VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName      "GeForce GTX 480"
BusID          "PCI:3:0:0"
Option         "Coolbits" "5"
Option         "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection


When I reactivate with Coolbits set to 5, I can enable follower control on GTX 460. I can additionally set it to maximum performance setting. I can not transform the clock regularities. I will attempt various degrees. Yet below is what I see (with Coolbits = 5):

Update 2: I've attempted vehicle driver variation - 260.24 (beta - nvdeveloper) & 260.19.12 (launched today). I am unable to see the "Clock Frequencies" tab for any one of the 4xx cards. I can nonetheless modify the follower rate for the card with a display screen affixed. I'm mosting likely to ask a second question and also await far better drivers to be launched.

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2019-05-18 23:31:39
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You virtually had it. Coolbits is the means. Below is my tool in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
Identifier     "Device0"
Driver         "nvidia"
VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName      "GeForce GTX 260"
Option         "Coolbits" "1"
Option         "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection


And after that (after reactivating X - control+alt+f1, sudo restart gdm), load up nvidia-settings and also there is a Clock Frequencies web page:

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2019-05-21 10:22:37
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