View Full Version : NVidia Coolbits no longer working
12-29-05, 04:14 PM
I have had Coolbits working to overclock various NVidia cards in Gentoo, but now can not get the cards to overclock at all.
The nvidia-settings panel does show the overclocking options- it just will NOT allow me to adjust speeds.
I have just begun to look for an answer for this, and a quick search here found me nothing relevant, so I thought I would ask if anyone has had this problem yet.
My guess is that something changed with the newer drivers (just installed the latest unstable in portage to try them too) but I am not sure, and it is simply not working.
With an AGP 6600gt and Quake4, I need them to work. :(
12-29-05, 04:37 PM
It works fine for me with the 8178 drivers installed directly from Nvidia's website. Are the speed sliders dimmed out or what do you mean by it won't let you change the speeds?
12-29-05, 04:57 PM
The sliders work correctly, except when I hit "apply" it reverts to the stock settings again.
I haven't tried the drivers directly from nvidia......portage ones usually are flawless for me.
But if I can't find any other resolution for this, I'll give that a shot too.
My 6600gt is no great shakes but it's not bad, and it CAN go from the stock (3d) 500/900 to 575/1050 or so.
Gamed that way.
Just won't do it NOW, when I really NEED it. :cry:
12-29-05, 05:06 PM
I'm guessing you have tried just setting a small oc with it?
I know that when you attempt a large jump with the drivers it sometimes won't take it and will revert to the previous speeds, but that was the same as in previous driver versions.
If you haven't already, just try going up in fairly small jumps, changing the memory or core once at a time.
It may also be that the new drivers slighly lower your card's oc potential.
There is a piece of software specifically for overclocking. Give nvclock a try and see if it works with that.
12-30-05, 02:36 AM
Ok, here I go with the eating of crow. ;)
All is well now, and here is why:
Over the holiday weekend my old, original Cascade developed a crack and small leak in the upper plate. (A few years of hard use in many different sytems, and now in one with an 1800 gph pump.)
I fabbed up one of my "rogerdugans' specials" real quick and went through the hassles of changing the cpu block in this system.
When I got everything back online and running, it turns out that I had forgotten to PLUG IN THE AUXILIARY POWER MOLEX!!!!!!!!
rofl. I do it all the time, just usually catch myself before I post something and make myself look stupid.
Not this time though. ;)
Thanks for the replies, folks, and always remember-
When you have video card problems, DON'T BE A rogerdugans! Check the aux power. :D:D
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