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    Default NVIDIA Releases 337 Linux Driver With Overclocking, Better EGL

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases 337 Linux Driver With Overclocking, Better EGL

    This past weekend I wrote about NVIDIA planning to release a huge Linux driver update that would finally bring overclocking support under Linux to GeForce 400/500/600/700 series hardware. That milestone has now been realized with the 337.12 Beta driver release and besides overclocking it has a bunch of other features...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY1ODg

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    On my case installation works without problem



    And now i testing some games on wine, in next hours upload some results


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    Talking The new driver compile without probleme on the 3.14 kernel

    No patch needed anymore four the 3.14 kernel on my Opensuse Tumbleweed.

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    They need to focus on nouveau!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phdemartin View Post
    No patch needed anymore four the 3.14 kernel on my Opensuse Tumbleweed.
    Work for me aswell on Arch Linux with 3.14.

    I updated the PKGBUILDs for nvidia-beta and nvidia-beta-utils from the AUR myself. Just get rid of the patch part in the prepare() and delete its checksum.
    Last edited by blackout23; 04-08-2014 at 10:59 AM.

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    Working on Fedora 20 as well.

    But how can you activate the Coolbits option in xorg.conf? For me it didn't work unlocking the overclocking feature.
    Last edited by ageha; 04-08-2014 at 11:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    Working on Fedora 20 as well.

    But how can you activate the Coolbits option in xorg.conf? For me it didn't work unlocking the overclocking feature.
    There is supposed to be a CoolBits part in the README, but I can't find it.

    Added the ability to over- and under-clock certain GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX 400 series and later. For GPUs that allow it, an offset can be applied to clock values in some clock domains of some performance levels. This clock manipulation is done at the user's own risk. See the README documentation of the "CoolBits"
    http://in.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

    Where is it?

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    Code:
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Option         "Coolbits" "1"
    EndSection
    Didn't do it for me.

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    Option "Coolbits" "integer"

    Enables various unsupported features, such as support for GPU clock
    manipulation in the NV-CONTROL X extension. This option accepts a bit mask
    of features to enable.

    WARNING: this may cause system damage and void warranties. This utility
    can run your computer system out of the manufacturer's design
    specifications, including, but not limited to: higher system voltages,
    above normal temperatures, excessive frequencies, and changes to BIOS that
    may corrupt the BIOS. Your computer's operating system may hang and result
    in data loss or corrupted images. Depending on the manufacturer of your
    computer system, the computer system, hardware and software warranties may
    be voided, and you may not receive any further manufacturer support.
    NVIDIA does not provide customer service support for the Coolbits option.
    It is for these reasons that absolutely no warranty or guarantee is either
    express or implied. Before enabling and using, you should determine the
    suitability of the utility for your intended use, and you shall assume all
    responsibility in connection therewith.

    When "1" (Bit 0) is set in the "Coolbits" option value, the
    nvidia-settings utility will contain a page labeled "Clock Frequencies"
    through which clock settings can be manipulated. On mobile GPUs, limited
    clock manipulation support is available when "1" is set in the "Coolbits"
    option value: clocks can be lowered relative to the default settings, but
    overclocking is not supported due to the thermal constraints of notebook
    designs. This is allowed on GeForce GPUs before the GeForce GTX 400 series
    and Quadro GPUs before the Quadro Fermi series.

    When "2" (Bit 1) is set in the "Coolbits" option value, the NVIDIA driver
    will attempt to initialize SLI when using GPUs with different amounts of
    video memory.

    When "4" (Bit 2) is set in the "Coolbits" option value, the
    nvidia-settings Thermal Monitor page will allow configuration of GPU fan
    speed, on graphics boards with programmable fan capability.

    When "8" (Bit 3) is set in the "Coolbits" option value, the PowerMizer
    page in the nvidia-settings control panel will display a table that allows
    setting per-clock domain and per-performance level offsets to apply to
    clock values. This is allowed on certain GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX
    400 series and later. Not all clock domains or performance levels may be
    modified.

    When this option is set for an X screen, it will be applied to all X
    screens running on the same GPU.

    The default for this option is 0 (unsupported features are disabled).
    Found it in the README.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    Working on Fedora 20 as well.

    But how can you activate the Coolbits option in xorg.conf? For me it didn't work unlocking the overclocking feature.
    According to http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...igoptions.html you have to set it to 8 for Overclocking after 400 Series.

    I can confirm that Overclocking works now with Fermi, my GTX 560 TI now run on 900 mhz and Memory 4150 mhz stable.

    BTW: If you want Overclocking and Fan Control at the same time you have to set Coolbits to 12.

    Anyways nice Release got a little Performance boost in all my Games.

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