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Rovclock is a utility to control frequency rates of your Radeon card.
 
Rovclock is a utility to control frequency rates of your Radeon card.
  
For laptop use, this is very helpfull to underclock the Radeon card for powersaving when running on batteries.
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It is very helpfull for underclocking the Radeon chip in order to save power when running on batteries. Also, by underclocking it is possible to prevent the fan from running.
By underclocking it is possible to prevent the fan from running.
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This can also be used to gain performance by overclocking.
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It can also be used to gain performance by overclocking.
 
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Get it from: [http://www.hasw.net/linux/ http://www.hasw.net/linux/]
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Gentoo forum discussion: [http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-343029.html forums.gentoo.org/Rovclock-talk]
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==Features==
 
==Features==
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* Controls GPU core frequency
 
* Controls GPU core frequency
 
* Controls gfx-memory frequency
 
* Controls gfx-memory frequency
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=== Project Homepage / Availability ===
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* Homepage: http://www.hasw.net/linux/
  
 
==Usage==
 
==Usage==
 
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*Set the core frequency (-c) to 100 Mhz and the memory frequency (-m) to 120 Mhz.
Set the core(-c) freq. to 100Mhz and the memory(-m) freq. to 120Mhz.
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:{{cmduser|sudo rovclock -c 100 -m 120}}
{{cmduser|sudo rovclock -c 100 -m 120}}
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*Get current frequencies among other information (-i).
 
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:{{cmduser|sudo rovclock -i}}
Get current frequencies among others info(-i).
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{{cmduser|sudo rovclock -i}}
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==Stable clockrates==
 
==Stable clockrates==
* {{T42}}, Radeon 7500<br>NOTE: Setting the memory under 100Mhz may hang your card.
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* {{T42}}, Radeon 7500<br />NOTE: Setting the memory under 100Mhz may hang your card.
 
** LCD: 100MHz core, 120MHz memory
 
** LCD: 100MHz core, 120MHz memory
 
** Using DVI output on Port replicator: 100Mhz core, 180MHz memory.
 
** Using DVI output on Port replicator: 100Mhz core, 180MHz memory.
* {{T43}}, Radeon Mobility X300:<br> 100MHz core, 120MHz memory<br> This reduces power consumption by approx. 300mW compared to the default (300MHz core, 230MHz memory).
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* {{T43}}, Radeon Mobility X300:<br /> 100MHz core, 120MHz memory<br /> This reduces power consumption by approx. 300mW compared to the default (300MHz core, 230MHz memory).
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=== Interesting links related to this project ===
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*[http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-343029.html Gentoo forum discussion]
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[[Category:Tools]]
 
[[Category:Tools]]

Revision as of 13:05, 19 October 2005

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Rovclock is a utility to control frequency rates of your Radeon card.

It is very helpfull for underclocking the Radeon chip in order to save power when running on batteries. Also, by underclocking it is possible to prevent the fan from running.

It can also be used to gain performance by overclocking.

Features

Used to under-/overclock Radeon gfx-cards.

  • Controls GPU core frequency
  • Controls gfx-memory frequency

Project Homepage / Availability

Usage

  • Set the core frequency (-c) to 100 Mhz and the memory frequency (-m) to 120 Mhz.
$ sudo rovclock -c 100 -m 120
  • Get current frequencies among other information (-i).
$ sudo rovclock -i

Stable clockrates

  • T42, Radeon 7500
    NOTE: Setting the memory under 100Mhz may hang your card.
    • LCD: 100MHz core, 120MHz memory
    • Using DVI output on Port replicator: 100Mhz core, 180MHz memory.
  • T43, Radeon Mobility X300:
    100MHz core, 120MHz memory
    This reduces power consumption by approx. 300mW compared to the default (300MHz core, 230MHz memory).

Interesting links related to this project