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Old 08-30-08, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default 6600GT Frequency Settings and PowerMizer


I have a gigabyte 6600GT that's supposed to be clocked at 500MHz and memory at 1120MHz but in nvidia-settings even PowerMizer performance mode (1) says GPU: 500MHz and MEM: 900MHz. Ok, I'm not sure how much effect it will have to bring the memory frequency up another 220MHz - but it should at least be better. With driver 177.70 I can no longer "overclock" the gpu without getting a garbled screen and frozen system (coolbits activated in xorg.conf). Is there a way to set the frequencies?

Another issue I have is that powermizer is always trying to set my gpu into mode 0 which brings the gpu frequency down to 300MHz and that is not very nice in KDE4 which is "kinda" power hungry. And what is strange is that this is a desktop system - not a laptop, so why should it go down to mode 0? As far as I can tell from hours of googling and trying the only way for me is to call nvidia-settings in a shellscript every 25seconds to keep it at level 1 and that seems rather strange...

any help greatly appreciated.
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