GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) overclocking is the process of increasing the GPU core and memory frequencies above their factory shipped settings. Overclocking allows for an increase in graphics processing performance, which increases the life of the computing system's hardware and improves processing efficiency. NVIDIA provides driver level hardware overclocking utilities for all of the graphic cards it offers. NVIDIA has simplified the overclocking process to allow even novice users to increase their core and memory frequencies in a matter of minutes.
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Things you need
- Up-to-date NVIDIA drivers
Right-click the desktop and select the "NVIDIA control panel" heading from the context menu. This opens the NVIDIA control panel in a new window.
Select the "Device settings" heading under the performance category in the left pane.
Use the "Core Frequency" and "Memory Frequency" sliders underneath the "Clock speeds" heading in the right pane to adjust the frequencies to the desired setting.
Click the "Apply" button in the lower right corner of the control panel window to save the settings. This changes the frequency of the GPU in real time.
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