How to Overclock an NVIDIA Quadro NVS

By Ruri Ranbe

NVIDIA developed the Quadro NVS as a response to enterprise needs for computer graphics. Most of the models in the series are designed to enable organizations to set up multiple monitors -- as many as four at one time, depending on the product -- to increase work efficiency and expand the desktop area. Although newer models are compatible with a number of leading business applications, companies using an older Quadro NVS graphics processing unit might experience poorer performance when using certain software. You can overclock the GPU on the NVIDIA card to improve graphics rendering.

Click Start, then "Control Panel." Enter "nvidia" into the search box and then select "NVIDIA Control Panel."

Expand "3D Settings" and then click "Set PhysX Configuration." Choose the Quadro from the drop-down menu and then click "Apply."

Expand "Performance." Click "Device Settings" and then select "GPU." Drag the slider under Clock Speeds to the right to increase the performance speed of the Quadro NVS.

Click "Apply" to overclock the graphics card.


Increasing the GPU clock rate too much could lead to system instability. Raise the frequency about 10 MHz at a time, testing video performance after each increase.