March 9th, 2012
The last time I overclocked my
graphics card processor was on my M11X. I booted the bios, selected a higher processing speed, and bang. I was done.
That was an "official" OEM overclock, however. Easy peasy. For everything else, including graphics card overclocking, you might want to brush up on your overclocking skills with this recent guide on the subject by Computer World.
"While you can gain plenty of additional performance simply by moving a few sliders in your graphics card's driver control panels, third-party utilities such as MSI's Afterburner give users the ability to take overclocks even further by introducing voltage tweaks into the equation," the websites writes.
"Without performing any cooling modifications, however, we advise against altering your graphics card's voltages. Increasing the voltages may allow for even higher overclocks, but doing so will also drive up heat output and power consumption significantly, over and above the increases resulting from the higher frequencies alone."
Pretty straightforward stuff. But get over there for more detailed considerations if you've got the overclocking bug.
Oh, and have a great weekend, everyone.