PowerStrip: The Veteran
One of the oldest overclocking programs on the market is PowerStrip. This utility for managing the graphics aspects of a PC has been capable of overclocking for years (our colleague in France who wrote this piece used to overclock the S3 ViRGE with this program) and is very complete. Its only drawback is that it’s not free, unlike the other programs we’ve mentioned. Then again, it can also be used for other functions besides overclocking.
A Program Worth Paying For
The big advantage of this program is that it works with the majority of the cards on the market, not just AMD and Nvidia models. It’s accessible from the Windows task bar, and as a result can set certain parameters faster than if you do so via the drivers. It can also adjust a lot of display settings, such as refresh frequency, and more interestingly, output resolution: an indispensable option for some HDTV users.
PowerStrip is available from EntechTaiwan’s Web site.