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Beginners Guide to Overclocking nVidia Video Cards

There are a lot of folks out there that love nVidia based video cards for the stunning performance they provide and continue to deliver with each new product release. But what video card would be complete without at least some overclocking to boost performance even more, without spending a single cent... Today Nick Swan shows us just how we can increase the performance of our nVidia based cards in this beginners guide to overclocking nVidia video cards.
By TweakTown Staff from May 23, 2002 @ 23:00 CDT



There isn't much to introduce in a guide like this, but I'll tell you what's in this guide nevertheless. The two programs I used to overclock my video card were NVmax and Coolbits. Unfortunately, NVmax has become an unsupported product recently, but it still remains an extremely powerful tool. Coolbits on the other hand is nowhere near as powerful as NVmax, but at least it remains supported.


Anyway, in the guide I look at the simple overclocking in Coolbits and NVmax, and the much more complicated, and rather useful, extra features of NVmax. After that, we take a brief look at the BIOS and cooling and a few of the problems related to overclocking.


On with the show, lets take a look at what overclocking is.


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