How to Overclock an NVIDIA 7100

Updated July 19, 2017

The NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS is a PCI-E (PCI Express) low-budget video card in the GeForce 7 Series. Unlike other video -card models in the GeForce 7 Series, the GeForce 7100 features only a GS video-card model. The GeForce 7100 GS video card is significantly slower than other video cards in the GeForce 7 Series. Overclocking the memory clock, shader clock and core clock on a GeForce 7100 GS video card can help increase its performance.

Use your web browser to go to the "NVIDIA System Tools" web page (see Reference). Accept the license agreement and click on the "Download Now" button to download the NVIDIA System Tools utility onto your hard disk. After downloading, click "Open" and follow the onscreen instructions to install NVIDIA System Tools.

Restart your computer and open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking the Windows desktop and selecting the "NVIDIA Control Panel" option. Click on the option labelled "Performance" on the left side of the NVIDIA Control Panel window to open NVIDIA Performance. Alternately, you can access NVIDIA Performance by double clicking the icon labelled "Performance" on the Windows Desktop. Before continuing, you must accept the NVIDIA Performance license agreement by clicking on the "Agree" button.

Click on the "GPU" icon under the "Current Settings" section. Overclock your NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS video card by dragging the "Shader Clock," "Memory Clock" and "Core Clock" sliders to the right. The "MHz" box next to each slider will show you how much you have overclocked your NVIDIA GeForce 7100 video card.


Overclocking an NVIDIA GeForce 7100 video card produces additional heat which can damage hardware components.

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As an ardent tech fan, Andrew Meer loves writing about the latest in computer hardware and software. Since 2006, he has worked as a level designer and programmer for various video game companies. Meer holds a Bachelor of Science in game and simulation programming from DeVry University, California.