Overclocking nVidia cards in Linux

You don't need CoolBits or nvclock any more !

I assume you have the latest drivers installed. If not, get them for your distro. For Fedora 9, I use 'yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia' from livna. I am using 173.14.09 at the time of writing.

add Option "Coolbits" "1" in devices section of /etx/X11/xorg.conf or XF86config

it should look like
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "NVidia GeForce 8800 GS"
Option "Coolbits" "1"

and restart the X server [logout, init 3, init 5], fire up nvidia-settings
and you will get the familiar controls :D


Remember that you can potentially render the beast useless by not respecting the real world freq limitations. You are warned.

Thanks to The_Jester @ http://www.overclock.net/faqs/115417-how-overclock-your-nvidia-card-under.html

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