NVIDIA driver update disables overclocking on GeForce GTX 900M GPUs

Posted on Thursday, Feb 12 2015 @ 15:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA landed itself in hot water again by rolling out a new driver update that disables overclocking on GeForce GTX 900M series laptop GPUs. Anyone who updates to the new GeForce 347.29 driver will see that overclocks will be reverted to the reference speeds and that overclocking features in third-party tools will no longer work.

The move sparked angry comments from laptop users and NVIDIA responded on its GeForce forum that it was never the intention to allow overclocking on the GeForce GTX 900M lineup. The firm claims a bug enabled some systems to overclock and that it never designed its GeForce mobile GPUs to support overclocking.

NVIDIA on 900M overclocking

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