Nvidiux – graphical utility to overclock Nvidia GPU
Tested on Linux Mint 19.1 TessaAuthor ShekinReading 3 minPublished by
The Nvidiux utility provides easy access to all the settings of the computer’s graphics subsystem. By controlling the fan speed while increasing the frequency and voltage of the GPU, you can find the perfect balance between performance and temperature.Nvidiux features (Cards 4xx generation or later): – Fan control – Automatic overclocking at startup – Graphical monitoring for 4 parameters (temp, gpu load, fan speed (%) and graphic memory usage (%)) – Overvolting is to improve the performance of your computer. Why overclock your graphics card? First and foremost, overclock the video card should be only if you use your computer, in addition to the basic functions for computer games. Keep that in mind!
Overclocking in the context of computing devices refers to making them “run faster” than originally intended. More specifically it is the configuration of computer hardware components to operate faster than certified by the original manufacturer, with “faster” specified as clock frequency in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz). Commonly operating voltage is also increased to maintain a component’s operational stability at accelerated speeds. Semiconductor devices operated at higher frequencies and voltages increase power consumption and heat. An overclocked device may be unreliable or fail completely if the additional heat load is not removed or power delivery components cannot meet increased power demands. Many device warranties state that overclocking and/or over-specification voids any warranty.
Note. Using Nvidiux (The program is similar to GreenWithEnvy) may void your warranty or damage your computer. Using the instructions below (changing xorg.conf) may break the boot to the Linux desktop, so make sure you understand what you are doing and know how to undo the changes. You have been warned, use Nvidiux at your own risk. Installation latest version into Linux Mint: Before you install Nvidiux, you must already have the Nvidia proprietary driver activated and running.
Now install via terminal as usual
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidiux/nvidiux
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidiux
Now run the utility
nvidiux & exit
Because the /etc/X11/xorg.conf configuration file has not yet been created, Nvidiux will ask to create it and add CoolBits option:
You will then need to restart your computer
After restarting your computer you will be able to use Nvidiux overclock Nvidia GPU. To open Nvidia, run again command in terminal.
nvidiux & exit
Start by creating an overclocking profile. In Nvidix, change the settings you want to use for overclocking or underclocking and then save the profile (Profile->Save on the top left side of the program).
After configuring the program, you can add Nvidiux To the startup, as shown in the picture:
In the Command, type the following value:
sh -c ‘nvidiux --silent “/path/to/overclockingprofile.ndi”‘