Tune your system with the new NVIDIA System Utility

Posted on Monday, October 27 2003 @ 22:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA today launched another part of their ForceWare software family; NVIDIA System Utility, a program to monitor and tune/overclock nForce2 and nForce3 based systems. NVIDIA System Utility allows users to fine-tune BIOS and configuration settings in a normal Windows environment.

  Designed to leverage the power of the NVIDIA nForce2 and NVIDIA nForce3 media and communications processors, NVIDIA System Utility provides PC enthusiasts with an intuitive interface that allows them to change their current system configurations and also easily obtain information about their hardware components and installed NVIDIA nForce software drivers. For those users who wish to stretch the performance of the PC outside standard settings, NVIDIA System Utility affords them the ability to do so in real-time. Built-in safety features are incorporated which return the PC to normal operating conditions should any issues arise when new settings are tested.

The NVIDIA System Utility software interface also provides a feature to save and load user-defined configurations for game and task-specific overclocking, enabling wide flexibility for enthusiasts.

The NVIDIA System Utility software is available for download today—for free—from www.nvidia.com. Features and functionality will vary depending on motherboard and manufacturer, however, NVIDIA nForce2- and NVIDIA nForce3-based motherboards that expose the full functionality of NVIDIA System Utility include, but are not limited to:

  • Biostar M7NCG
  • Epox EP-8RDA+ and EP-8RDA3+
  • Abit NF7
  • Gigabyte K8NNXP
  • Shuttle AN50R

    In addition, NVIDIA System Utility will also be bundled with new motherboards and PC systems from a variety of motherboard and PC manufacturers. For an updated list of supported motherboards and PCs shipping with NVIDIA System Utility, to download the user guide, or to obtain additional information on NVIDIA nForce MCPs, please visit this page.

  • Download : NVIDIA System Utility 1.0 (5MB)
    For a lot more information and screenshots of this program go to this page

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    Re: Tune your system with the new NVIDIA System Utility
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 28 2003 @ 1:43 CET
    I've owned Asus made Intel chipsets for years. I remember reading a while ago that Intel had toyed with a wonderfully simple Windows interface for oc'ing their chipsets. It seems to me that Nvidia has a nice product here and one that Intel should take notice of. If they make this for the P4/Prescott bus, I'd expect it to be quite a performer.

    And oc'ing would be simple. I'd put some good faith in their abilitity to autotune for maximum performance as well.

    You think we might see the same thing from Intel? It sure would be nice to have some competition in this arena :)