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Underclocking my GPU? -
| posts: 360 | Location: San Francisco, CA
I have an x1900XTX and I really have quit all gaming. My question is this: Can I underclock the video card to maybe 350/340 in order to maybe lower the heat on the GPU because the weather has been hot and its been overheating... all I do on my computer is chat/email/web browse/music/watch tv shows/word documents. all of which I dont think really uses the video card? someone help me out!
I don't see the need of underclocking your X1900XTX.
When a 3d application is not running, the card underclocks itself to 2D clocks (which are pretty lower than 3d clocks) and reduces the FAN's rpm to minimal levels.
If the Fan is still loud when in 2D mode (which i doubt...), you can lower the rpm even further using Riva tuner or ATi Tool.