Can Asus GT 520 be underclocked ? (also GT 520 versus Haswell GPU performance ?)

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Skybuck Flying, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Hello,

    I purchased a Asus GT 520 a while ago... it's a nice graphics card... it's
    passively cooled... it has 1 GB of ram... it can run startrek online and
    company of heroes and warcraft frozen throne.

    It cannot run battlefield 3 and any other new shooters at least not at
    1920x1200 so it's still lacking a bit in that regards.... but at least it's
    low power.....

    I do wonder how the haswell integrated GPU compares to the GT 520 at the
    gaming front. The GT 520 can do cuda, which intel can probably not.

    If intel really wants to kill of nvidia's cuda then they would have to
    support CUDA in their processors. Or come up with something better by
    themselfes ;)

    But now I am deviating from my question:

    The GT 520 is running a bit hot during this European heatwave... it's always
    a bit hot... 45 degrees with maximums of 52 degrees.

    My winfast motherboard was set to shutdown at 50 degrees... but apperently
    this only applies to the CPU.

    The CPU has been underclocked to prevent overheat and so far it's working
    swell... can still play frozen throne and coh without problems so far.

    But now the question:

    Can the GT 520 be underclocked ? The only thing I have seen so far and not
    tried yet is HT (hyper transport) multiplier tuning it down from auto/5x to
    maybe 1x ?

    So HT is responsible for bandwidth between cpu and gpu... so I wonder... if
    HT is tuned down... would this reduce heat ?

    If not... what other options are there to make the GPU run cooler by
    tweaking settings in bios ? (Also windows 7 does not have power options for
    the graphics card/gpu ?!)

    Is there any other graphics card from NVIDIA which can be underclocked ?

    Maybe it requires special motherboards/bioses ?

    I am all ears.

    If no solution available then I would have to request this feature for
    future graphics card from nvidia !

    Skybuck Flying, Jul 22, 2013
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  2. Skybuck Flying

    Paul Guest

    Start by visiting the download page, of your video card manufacturer.

    There may be a utility for controlling the clock.

    Many such utilities exist, so a programming interface
    must be available for this. In Linux, there is some
    kind of "NVclock" utility, as an example. Try checking
    the download page for the card, and see if a Windows
    version of utility is available.

    Paul, Jul 22, 2013
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