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GreenWithEnvy, an impressive tool for overclocking NVIDIA GPUs

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As always, my love for the open source and Linux community continues. When a company doesn't do something officially, someone else comes along and does it. GreenWithEnvy is a recent one, to allow NVIDIA GPU owners to tinker with their hardware.

It will give you the ability to get a read-out of temperatures, fan speeds, clock speeds, do a little overclocking and more. Also, another nifty feature is the ability to make custom profiles to adjust fan speed based on the GPU temperature which is awesome.

For the Overclock ability to work, you need to enable "Coolbits" which allows you to use various unsupported features with NVIDIA GPUs on Linux. It's easy enough to do in terminal, like this Ubuntu example:

sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=8

More on what the number means in the NVIDIA readme here under the 'Option "Coolbits" "integer"' heading.

Fair warning though, do so at your own expense. Overclocking can cause damage if not done very carefully, especially with the extra power needed and the heat that comes with it.

See more on the official GitLab page with instructions on how to easily install with Flatpak from Flathub.

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liamdawe 7 February 2019 at 8:17 am UTC
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QuoteIt's easy enough to do in terminal, like this Ubuntu example:

sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=8

I wouldn't recommend that. nvidia-xconfig creates a new auto-generated xorg configuration file in /etc/X11/, however that configuration file filled with a lot of outdated stuff which may break your display server. Not to mention it will conflict with your existing xorg.conf.
Worked fine for me, no issues at all.
Zuul 7 February 2019 at 10:25 am UTC
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/greenwithenvy-an-impressive-tool-for-overclocking-nvidia-gpus.13521/comment_id=148004
YEAH I really don't need overclockin seeing I don't play games past 2013 but it really pisses me off not being able to. Not that it really matters anyways with a Fury X
buenaventura 7 February 2019 at 11:15 am UTC
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PlutonMasterI just set up power limit from my GTX 1060 3GB(120W>140W)
I don't care about overclocking, but still ok program.

I have that exact card too, why do you put up the W ? Do you have a laptop?
leinardi 7 February 2019 at 6:15 pm UTC
Wernerhmm for me it doesn't work, it just shows empty ui, could it be that it doesn't support Nvidia 418.30
If you installed GWE from Flathub, do a flatpak update and try again.
cookiEoverdose 7 February 2019 at 7:43 pm UTC
Does someone know a comparable simple gui app for cpu fan profiles?
lejimster 9 February 2019 at 11:17 am UTC
cookiEoverdoseDoes someone know a comparable simple gui app for cpu fan profiles?

I use one on my arch system. Can't remember the name right now. It might be fancontrol-gui
Werner 9 February 2019 at 6:38 pm UTC
leinardi
Wernerhmm for me it doesn't work, it just shows empty ui, could it be that it doesn't support Nvidia 418.30
If you installed GWE from Flathub, do a flatpak update and try again.

doesn't find anything and as i tested with 415.27 it works without issues but with 418.30 i get nothing showing up.
KrejsyLainen 11 February 2019 at 10:31 am UTC
Guestit's about time we get something like this,now i wish we had a msi afterburner type program then i would be in heaven.
Nvidiux has been out for ages, not as featurecomplete as this, close though.
This seems to have all the options of afterburner? Can't say for sure as I dropped Nvidia and Windows like a hot potato years ago.
Cestarian 13 February 2019 at 7:58 pm UTC
CAPTNCAPSNow we just need any kind of tool for AMD cards...

Wouldn't it be sweet if it was both under the same program?
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