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A New Year Brings A New NVClock Beta

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Published on 04 January 2009 06:35 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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It has been nearly a year to the day since the release of NVClock 0.8 Beta 3, but a fourth beta has finally been released. Last month we shared that the NVClock developer was in need of GeForce 8/9 help and the Phoronix community then came together and provided more than 70 posts of debugging information and related.

Thanks to the community support, the fourth NVClock 0.8 beta brings improved GeForce 8/9 support, initial GeForce GTX 200 series support, smart dimmer support for a number of new laptops, video BIOS parsing fixes, fan-speed adjustment support on newer NVIDIA GPUs, improved thermal monitoring support, and various other fixes.

Let's just hope another beta or final release of NVClock 0.8 will not be another year out. We first talked about NVClock 0.8 in 2005 and the second 0.8 beta came in late 2006 followed by the third beta last January. However, with NVIDIA providing support for CoolBits overclocking and thermal monitoring within their own Linux driver, some of the benefits of the open-source NVClock program have been defeated.

If you're interested in checking out the latest version of NVClock it can be found at LinuxHardware.org.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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