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Hi folks,

Please be easy on me. I am just noob in everything, and I am trying to learn as much as I can .

So I just built (first ever!) a system for myself with an EVGA GTX 260 card. I planned to put a linux system there, but it seems to me that linux does not give very good option to overclock my card. Right now I am using Ubuntu, and using nvidia-settings does not give any results. If I install nvclock, it says my card is too new (!) that it does not recognize.

The question is: is there anybody here using Linux to successfully OC GTX 260 (or GTX 280). If yes, so what distro you use, and what do you do?

Thanks,

D.
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Ok... Well I've never used linux but from my understanding linux is very limited in what games can play on it, infact cant linux only emulate DX8 or somthing? It seems a waste to have a 260 and run linux on it... unless im missing somthing
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Originally Posted by sutty View Post
Ok... Well I've never used linux but from my understanding linux is very limited in what games can play on it, infact cant linux only emulate DX8 or somthing? It seems a waste to have a 260 and run linux on it... unless im missing somthing
Ha ha, yeah you can say it a waste, but not really in my point. First you have linux games (a lot, although not as popular as windows). Second you can run some certain windows games (especially steam games) with crossover games, wine, or even virtual windows (virtual PC, VMWare workstations). DX9 is supported so steam runs just fine. I am currently play CS or HL without any problem.

Other points why I want to have linux because I want to have a server on it, and that I can have full control on the server. Also I will put it in twin view (at least two monitors) which can let others watching movies on your LCD HDTV while you can play some of your favorite games (CS, HL). I am not sure windows can let you do the same, but I am sure linux does (I am doing it with an older and much slower PC and a very old TV).

Also, I am not a gamer. I just play for fun, so no fancy, heavy games.

OK, back to the origin questions. Anybody has any idea?

Thanks,

D.
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The latest NVClock beta apparently has support for the GT200 cards.

Welcome to OCN by the way. For any future questions on Linux software, you should probably just post then down in the Linux section. Posting here wasn't wrong since the question does have to do with Nvidia cards, but you'll get a much larger response.
Edited by Redmist - 2/18/09 at 11:50am
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The latest NVClock beta apparently has support for the GT200 cards.

Welcome to OCN by the way. For any future questions on Linux software, you should probably just post then down in the Linux section. Posting here wasn't wrong since the question does have to do with Nvidia cards, but you'll get a much larger response.
Thanks Redmist. The version I installed via apt-get is beta3, that is why it does not recognize my card. I just installed beta4 and created another thread in linux section:

http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...ml#post5611375

Thanks,

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