Finally a GPU overclock solution for OSX!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Maximus434, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Maximus434 macrumors regular

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    After quite a bit of searching I came across a utility that can be used to overclock nVidia GPUs in OSX natively!

    It seems NVClock has been ported however it is command line only atm and I cannot make head nor tails of it. Someone here might have better luck, people posting on the forum below have had success.

    See http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1246

    Can anyone get this to work?
     
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  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    first off, no bumping.
    second, i'm waiting to hear from someone else before trying. - I wouldn't mind clocking mine at 600-650
     
  4. Maximus434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would try it if someone explained how to do it, I'm not the greatest at command line operations...
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    have ichat? - aim

    I got it to load my gfx and everything, just not reporting the right clock, everything else is right

    with 330m active
    Code:
    -- General info --
    Card: 		GT216 [GeForce GT 330M]
    Architecture: 	GA5 A2
    PCI id: 	0x0a29
    Subvendor id: 	0x0000
    GPU clock: 	-8589935.000 MHz
    Bustype: 	PCI-Express
    
    -- Shader info --
    Clock: -8589935.000 MHz
    Stream units: 48 (00000011b)
    ROP units: 8 (00000011b)
    -- Memory info --
    Amount: 	512 MB
    Type: 		128 bit DDR3
    Clock: 		-8589935.000 MHz
    
    -- PCI-Express info --
    Current Rate: 	16X
    Maximum rate: 	16X
    
    -- Sensor info --
    Sensor: G84 GPU Internal Sensor
    GPU temperature: 40C
    
    -- VideoBios information --
    Version: 70.16.58.0a.00
    Signon message: GT216 Apple K17 VGA BIOS
    VID mask: 14
    Voltage level 0: 0.01V, VID: 0
    Voltage level 1: 0.00V, VID: ff
    Voltage level 2: 0.15V, VID: 0
    
    with intel hd active - that isnt working at all
    Code:
    -- General info --
    Card: 		GT216 [GeForce GT 330M]
    Architecture: 	GFF FF
    PCI id: 	0x0a29
    Subvendor id: 	0xffffffff
    GPU clock: 	13.500 MHz
    Bustype: 	PCI
    
    -- Shader info --
    Clock: 13.500 MHz
    Stream units: 240 (11111111b)
    ROP units: 32 (11111111b)
    -- Memory info --
    Amount: 	4095 MB
    Type: 		512 bit DDR3
    Clock: 		13.500 MHz
    
    -- Sensor info --
    Sensor: NV50 GPU Internal Sensor (correction=0)
    GPU temperature: 125C
    
    -- VideoBios information --
    Version: 70.16.58.0a.00
    Signon message: GT216 Apple K17 VGA BIOS
    VID mask: 14
    Voltage level 0: 0.01V, VID: 0
    Voltage level 1: 0.00V, VID: ff
    Voltage level 2: 0.15V, VID: 0
    
    will post more later
    gonna try from source
     
  6. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    I have already made GUI out of this


    it's in my signature, Zeus thread

    gonna add macbook support soon
     
  7. Maximus434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sweet, please add Macbook pro support ASAP. Can you overclock via your tool?
     
  8. Maximus434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks I managed to get it working myself but I have the same clock speed problem you do.

    Any ideas?
     
  9. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    hmm looks interesting, might try it out later today.
     
  10. mulo macrumors 68020

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    a list of what cards are supported would be great.
     

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  11. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, I'm not a fan of overclocking. Besides causing excess heat, it also tends to shorten the life of not only the CPU, but the mobo also.
     
  12. mulo macrumors 68020

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    quoting myself from another forum
    If I get the OC working, i'm going to reapply the thermal paste too.
     
  13. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    http://pastebin.com/ZR5RHRxU


    but yeah, macbook is not working properly, gonna look into it.
     
  14. mulo macrumors 68020

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    didn't think you used that one
     

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  15. Maximus434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any update on getting the 330m GPU recognised?
     
  16. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Zeus recognizes my card fine (GT 130/G94, iMac) and reports its clocks etc but when I try to OC it, it goes back to normal clock if I click the clock speeds button. Any idea on that? I just tried it for testing purposes, I don't really game so OCing ain't that important for me
     

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