How to Overclock Your GPU Safely to Boost Performance





Overclocking your graphics card is an easy way to boost PC performance without spending a dime on the latest Nvidia or AMD model. Essentially, overclocking a GPU increases its performance by boosting the speed that the graphical processor works at. All GPUs are set to run at a certain speed, called the base clock, but different cards usually have the potential to surpass the speed set by the manufacturer.
 No matter how fast your 3D performance is, you might want even faster frame rates. By running your graphics card at faster-than-normal speeds, a process called overclocking, you can achieve faster performance. However, overclocking can lead to system instability. In this section, you’ll learn about overclocking utilities and how to troubleshoot their use.

 Using Overclocking Software:


 Overclocking software is available from a variety of sources:


 •   AMD for its GPU and APU products
•   Producers of graphics cards using NVIDIA GPUs
 •   Producers of graphics cards using AMD GPUs
•   Third-party vendors


Lists major graphics card overclocking utilities and the GPUs they support.


Popular GPU Overclocking Utilities


Company  Name: AMD

Software Name: OverDrive

Download URL:  www.amd.com/en-us/game-site/Pages/



Company  Name: ASUS

Software Name: GPU Tweak

Download URL: www.asus.com/supportonly/



Company  Name: EVGA

Software Name: Precision X

Download URL: www.evga.com/precision/




Company  Name: Gainward

Software Name: Expertool

Download URL: www.gainward.com/main/download.




Company  Name: Gigabyte

Software Name: OC Guru II

Download URL: www.gigabyte.com/support-down




Company  Name: Guru3D

Software Name: RivaTuner

Download URL: www.guru3d.com/content-page/




Company  Name: MSI 

Software Name: AfterBurner

Download URL: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/




Company  Name: Sapphire

Software Name: TriXX

Download URL:www.sapphireselectclub.com/ssc/




Company  Name: Zotac

Software Name: Firestorm

Download URL:  www.zotac.com/z-zone/zotac-firestorm.

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