NVIDIA bans GeForce 8800 overclocking

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 22 2006 @ 01:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA decided to forbid manufacturers to overclock the GeForce 8800 graphics cards. Even the watercooled G80 can't get around this:
It would cause bad publicity and a lot of returns. One of the big problems is that there are not enough chips even for current supply, not to mention how long you would have to wait for RMA on a massive scale.

The decision has been made - all Geforce 8800 GTX and GTS remain at the default clock, but coolbit.reg still works. So the end user can have a bit of a fiddle if he or she really wants to.
More info at The Inq.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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