Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38

Thread: Nvidia System Utility




  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    Wiggo: Personally I can't see this program allowing "extreme" overclocking, but after reading a thread in the Video Cards Forum I do see your point.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    Nvidia is working on an overclocking utility for the nForce 2 (3?) chipset. While still at an early stage of development, we did get a taste of it running and it was pretty impressive. On the fly, software controlled overclocking of the CPU and other mainboard features, voltage controls, fan controls, etc… and it worked. The demonstration was done using Quake III and this new utility allowed the demonstrator to get a boost of over 50 frames per second between identical runs of TimeDemo1.

    This is still early stuff, as a questionnaire passed around surely indicated. I don't believe any final decision has been made about the final design and interface, nor about whether this will be a free tool or one sold as an added value. Either way, it's a neat piece of software that even hardcore overclockers may greatly enjoy.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    214

    Default

    Well doesn't the software change the BIOS settings directly from within Windows? I mean after all, the BIOS is just a computer program that resides on the motherboard ROM that allows you to change settings on the motherboard. What's the difference if you can change those same settings from a program running in the Windows environment? I would assume that after you change the settings and reboot into BIOS the changes made from within the Windows application would be reflected in BIOS wouldn't they?

    An overclocker could try a variety of different settings and test for speed changes far more rapidly if he didn't have to reboot every time. Of course if he is testing the upper limits of stability and crashes his system he'll still be stuck opening up the case and resetting CMOS :p Nothing's going to change that.

    Weta: I noticed looking at that last screenshot that the CPU temperature indicated over 150C and the CPU fan speed was 6%!!!!! That can't be healthy!!

    I hope that wasn't accurately showing specs on someone's system!! ;)

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    <center>NVIDIA System Utility Application
    System-Level Access Like Never Before
    </center>

    NVIDIA System Utility is the ultimate utility for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting your system. Whether you want to monitor temperature or voltages, overclock your system for ultimate performance, or underclock for quiet operation, the System Utility enables total system control with user-friendly control panels. With the profile manager you can setup and save individual profiles such as an ultra-fast profile for gaming, a quiet profile for watching DVDs, or a standard profile for office productivity.

    The NVIDIA System Utility—bundled with ForceWare software for NVIDIA platform solutions—is the safe way to change bus speeds and memory timings and to tweak voltages. All changes can be done from within the Windows interface—you no longer need to make changes in the BIOS and reboot your system. And, if you push your system too far, it is easily recovered when rebooting, since you have not written directly to BIOS. Now enthusiasts can safely overclock without worrying about corrupting their BIOS.

    With NVIDIA System Utility monitoring capabilities you can be sure your system temperatures or voltages do not jeopardize your hardware. And, for advanced users, the System Utility has a Windows-based BIOS interface. All changes made to the BIOS using this interface take effect upon the next reboot.

    KEY FEATURES
    Voltage and bus speed monitoring: Track actual motherboard voltages, bus speeds, and CPU core speed to ensure safe and correct settings.
    Temperature and fan speed monitoring: Real-time monitoring of CPU and system temperatures to prevent hardware damage.
    Dynamically adjustable bus speeds: On-the-fly overclocking of critical busses without a reboot and without the potential of BIOS corruption.
    Dynamically adjustable voltages and fan speeds: Adjust motherboard voltage levels without a reboot, as well as dynamically control fan speeds
    Dynamically adjustable memory timings: Change critical memory timings without rebooting and without entering the BIOS.
    Windows-based BIOS interface: Access and adjust key BIOS settings from Windows without directly entering the BIOS at boot time.
    Profile management: Save, import, and export specific overclocking or BIOS profiles.
    System hardware and software information: Provide version information for critical hardware components, platform drivers, and DIMM SPD.

    COMING SOON! The NVIDIA System Utility will be available in an upcoming NVIDIA driver release.

    NVIDIA System Utility screenshot 1

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    System Utility is part of NVIDIA's new ForceWare unified software environment.

    NVIDIA System Utility screenshot 2

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    NVIDIA System Utility screenshot 3

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    123

    Default

    So this is only available to people with Nforce chipsets??
    Case: Aspire X-Alien Silver
    Power Supply: Antec True430
    Motherboard: Abit IC7-MAX3
    Processor: Pentium 4 2.6c
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500 1024MB(512x2)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Speakers: Logitech Z-680

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2010
    So this is only available to people with Nforce chipsets??
    Actually it's designed for nForce2 (and maybe nForce3) so that's all it'll work for.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    135

    Default

    any idea when it will be available?
    rig changes too much
    dual boot: WinXP SP1, Mandrake 9.2

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    NVIDIA Delivers Tool for Maximizing PC Performance
    New NVIDIA System Utility Software Provides Easy Way For Users To Tune Their PC


    NVIDIA today released System Utility, a performance tuning application for NVIDIA nForce based PCs and motherboards. Part of the new NVIDIA ForceWare software family, NVIDIA System Utility allows users to fine-tune their PC BIOS and configuration settings for optimal performance, all within the confines of Microsoft Windows, and without the risks normally associated with overclocking.

    Designed to leverage the power of the NVIDIA nForce2 and NVIDIA nForce3 media and communications processors, NVIDIA System Utility provides PC enthusiasts with an intuitive interface that allows them to change their current system configurations and also easily obtain information about their hardware components and installed NVIDIA nForce software drivers. For those users who wish to stretch the performance of the PC outside standard settings, NVIDIA System Utility affords them the ability to do so in real-time. Built-in safety features are incorporated which return the PC to normal operating conditions should any issues arise when new settings are tested. The NVIDIA System Utility software interface also provides a feature to save and load user-defined configurations for game and task-specific overclocking, enabling wide flexibility for enthusiasts.

    “Although discouraged by some companies, NVIDIA recognizes that there are hundreds of thousands PC users worldwide who love overclocking their PCs in order to get as much power and performance possible,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform business at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA System Utility was built specifically with those users in mind and allows them to tweak their settings in a safe environment, and share those configurations easily with other users. Enthusiasts looking for the optimal PC solution have recognized NVIDIA nForce MCPs for their cutting-edge features and stability, and the free addition of this great application to our product line-up will no doubt continue that trend.”

    In addition, NVIDIA System Utility will also be bundled with new motherboards and PC systems from a variety of motherboard and PC manufacturers.

    NVIDIA System Utility

    Version: 1.0
    File Size: 5 MB
    Release Date: October 27, 2003

    Overview

    NVIDIA System Utility is the ultimate utility for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting your system components, including temperature and voltages with clear, user-friendly control panels. Overclock your system for highest performance or underclock it for near silent operation. All changes are performed within the Microsoft Windows interface – enabling full functionality without the need to make changes in the BIOS and reboot your system.

    >> Download Site <<

    Release Notes

    This is the initial release of the NVIDIA System Utility

    Supported products: NVIDIA nForce 2 Ultra 400 - NVIDIA nForce2 400 - NVIDIA nForce3 Pro 150 - NVIDIA nForce3 150
    Supported operating systems for this release: Windows XP - Windows 2000 - Windows ME - Windows 98SE

    Best when run at 1024x768 16-bit color

    Products Supported

    Full product functionality is only available on the products below. Check www.nvidia.com/motherboards periodically for updated vendor support of this utility.

    NVIDIA nForce2: ASUS A7N8X-E - Biostar M7NCG - Epox EP-8RDA+ - Epox EP-8RDA3+ - ABIT NF7-S
    NVIDIA nForce 3: Gigabyte K8NNXP - Shuttle AN50

    NOTE: Some NVIDIA nForce products will require you to update your BIOS to enable functionality with the NVIDIA System Utility.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •