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Newest GeForce GTX 900M Drivers Disable Overclocking, Users Grab Pitchforks
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2-14-2015

Newest GeForce GTX 900M Drivers Disable Overclocking, Users Grab Pitchforks



GeForce R347 (347.29)

The driver doesn’t have overclocking tools and third-party tools are not supported. Some users responded by heading over to the Nvidia GeForce forums to lodge their complaints, hoping to get a response from an Nvidia representative – and it worked.


“Unfortunately GeForce Notebooks were not designed to support overclocking,” wrote Nvidia’s Manuel Guzman. “Overclocking is by no means a trivial feature, and depends on thoughtful design of thermal, electrical, and other considerations. By overclocking a notebook, a user risks serious damage to the system that could result in non-functional systems, reduced notebook life, or many other effects.”

Guzman goes on to say that Nvidia’s mistake was to allow overclocking in the first place, rather than to take it out. “There was a bug introduced into our drivers which enabled some systems to overclock. This was fixed in a recent update. Our intent was not to remove features from GeForce notebooks, but rather to safeguard systems from operating outside design limits.”

Nvidia’s explanation did little to calm forum users, who had left another 150 comments before publication. Whether Nvidia considers the situation resolved isn’t clear, but laptop owners who bought gaming laptops with overclocking in mind aren’t likely to put down their pitchforks anytime soon.
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nvidia seems to be making a lot of "mistakes" lately. They are acting incompetent if you ask me
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#3
In their defense, it's risky overclocking a laptop.
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#4
Absolutely

but there always has been.

There is something more to this. I dont know what but there is absolutely more to it.

Nvidia should allow people to overclock if the want. They could force them to sign away their warranty if that is the problem. I think the issue must have been laptop manufactures cheapening out on cooling due to maxwells extraordinary power-savings when unaltered and at stock. There are probably laptops with barely enough to handle the thermal load as it is. But Nvidia shouldnt kill overclocking for everyone. They could have just made their drivers much more sensitive and lowered the upper thermal threshold if they were concerned. Lock it at 85c or something. Then overclocked or not, the boost would be restricted by the temps.

i dont know but surely they could have come up with something other than,
"there was this bug that let you overclock maxwell"

That is a flat out lie. Nvidia needs to stop lying all the time.
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(02-19-2015, 03:06 AM)ocre Wrote: Absolutely

but there always has been.  

There is something more to this. I dont know what but there is absolutely more to it.  

Nvidia should allow people to overclock if the want.  They could force them to sign away their warranty if that is the problem.  I think the issue must have been laptop manufactures cheapening out on cooling due to maxwells extraordinary power-savings when unaltered and at stock.  There are probably laptops with barely enough to handle the thermal load as it is.  But Nvidia shouldnt kill overclocking for everyone.  They could have just made their drivers much more sensitive and lowered the upper thermal threshold if they were concerned.  Lock it at 85c or something.  Then overclocked or not, the boost would be restricted by the temps.  

i dont know but surely they could have come up with something other than,
"there was this bug that let you overclock maxwell"  

That is a flat out lie.  Nvidia needs to stop lying all the time.
Agreed. This is what happens when Nvidia has no competition in desktop and laptop GPUs.
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Nvidia's announced they're bringing overclocking back to mobile Maxwell: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic...3/#4466443
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#7
all of a sudden, a change in heart. just like that, huh.......

strange, you think?

In other news,

Quote:Nvidia was hit with a class action lawsuit Thursday that claims it misled customers about the capabilities of the GTX 970, which was released in September.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2887234/n...mance.html


surely its just a coincidence, both happening on the exact same day.


hahahahahahahahahaha
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#8
So here comes the backdraft.
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#9
Nvidia's back at it: http://www.techpowerup.com/212769/nvidia...cking.html
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#10
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3659

Quote:GeForce Hotfix driver 353.00

This is a GeForce Hot Fix driver, version 353.00 that addresses the following issues:

· Fixes a regression that prevented overclocking the GPU on some GeForce Notebooks

Click the appropriate link to download.

NOTE: This hotfix driver is only for GeForce Notebooks. There are no changes pertinent to desktop GPUs.

http://international.download.nvidia.com...nal.hf.exe

http://international.download.nvidia.com...nal.hf.exe
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#11
hahaha

Man, everything Nvidia does is sensationalized. Big conspiracies. Can you believe them, they hotfixed a driver!!!!!!!!!!!!

It must mean that they are out to get everyone

Evil Nvidia!!!!!
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