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Does Dell support the overclocking of my video card? - KB Article - 132483




Dell™ factory installed drivers do not support overclocking the video card.

There are many utilities and non-validated drivers available on the Internet which allow you to increase the recommended megahertz (Mhz) or clock speed of your video card. Increasing the clock speed on your video card can cause unstable system performance and intermittent lockups.

Dell does not support any driver or utility other than the one which Dell factory installs or posts on our website. Dell''s factory installed drivers do not support overclocking the video card. Installing these drivers and utilities could possibly harm the video card and void the system''s warranty.



 
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Article ID: SLN67550

Last Date Modified: 08/01/2010 12:00 AM


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