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Not able to overclock Nvidia card?
« on: September 15, 2015, 03:25:01 pm »
Hi guys!

First of all, i know this is on my own risk and it is me who is fiddling around with my Nvidia card. So please, no lectures!

I try to overclock my Nvidia card just for fun and experimenting. I'm running Mint 17.2 Xfce and following this instruction. But i don't see the GPU Fan setting button under Thermal Settings nor do i see the Enable Overclocking option.

My nvidia card is the GeForce 8400GS (in a desktop system connected to my flatscreen tv). Has this type of videocard a limitation for overclocking? Did someone overclock this card?

Thanks for your assistance!
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Re: Not able to overclock Nvidia card?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 12:11:35 pm »
That's a pretty low power card, assuming your flatscreen is 720p or even 1080p, I doubt you'll notice the difference with an overclock. On stock cooling, you'd be lucky to get 10% out of it, which is probably like going from 10fps to 11fps (i.e. still crap). Apart from budget, is there anything stopping you from buying a better GPU?

This is a bit cheeky, but can I recommend another forum that may be of use - http://www.overclock.net/f/131/linux-unix

Also - nice laptop :) It's the same spec as mine (from PCSpecialist though)

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Re: Not able to overclock Nvidia card?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 01:39:22 pm »
That's a pretty low power card, assuming your flatscreen is 720p or even 1080p, I doubt you'll notice the difference with an overclock. On stock cooling, you'd be lucky to get 10% out of it, which is probably like going from 10fps to 11fps (i.e. still crap). Apart from budget, is there anything stopping you from buying a better GPU?

This is a bit cheeky, but can I recommend another forum that may be of use - http://www.overclock.net/f/131/linux-unix

Also - nice laptop :) It's the same spec as mine (from PCSpecialist though)


hi,
Thanks for your reply.

beside the spec's of my flatscreen tv i just wanna play with that desktop system. It was at the time i bought it pretty much a midrange system but now very low-spec. So for me there's no problem when i scren 1 or 2 things up, when i overclock my nvidia card. Maybe because it is a low power card i see some restrictions in using that particular tip.

Thanks for the link, i'll check it out!
MSI GE70-2PE Hybrid laptop:
Quad core Intel Core i7-4710HQ*Kingston 16 GB RAM*Intel 4th Gen. Integr. GPU/NVidia GeForce GTX860M*Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200/Intel Wireless 3160*128 GiB SSD*1 TB HDD*17.3" Full HD anti-glare LCD panel

 


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