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TuxClocker, GPU overclocking on Linux

We recently demonstrated a very interesting tool for owners of NVidia GPUs, O GreenWithEnvy, software capable of managing the video card with mastery, all via graphic interface and even overclock, but today I will present a new alternative, this time in Qt. tuxclocker-overclock-gpu-linux-nvidia

O TuxClocker is an overclocking tool written in Qt5, which currently has support for NVidia graphics cards above 600 series, but with plans for the near future, support for AMD GPUs.

Currently the features of TuxClocker are:

  • GPU monitoring, list and graph;
  • Overclocking;
  • Overvolting;
  • Power limit adjustments;
  • Selection of cooling options (ventilation);
  • Custom fan curve;
  • Interim support for multi-GPU;
  • And creation of GPU usage profiles.

tuxclocker-overclock-gpu-linux-nvidia-performance Depending on the NVidia proprietary drivers, TuxClocker needs other add-ons for its smooth operation, such as nvidia-smi and nvidia-settings, the full list of dependencies may be verified on the official application Github. tuxclocker-overclock-gpu-linux-nvidia-graph-monitor

Installing TuxClocker

Before demonstrating the procedure for installing the app, it was assumed that you have as little knowledge as possible about overclocking, and that we are not responsible for damage to your equipment in case of improper modification, given message, let's get your hands on the ground.

At the moment the program does not have a version packaged in any format like Snap, Flatpak, Deb, etc; So it will be necessary to compile the program directly from its repository on Github.

It is important to have Git installed in your distro, on Debian family systems such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint, use the following command:

sudo apt install git

Another thing is to install Qt5 add-ons to compile the program, and set Qt5 by default, as Qt4 comes standard on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install qt5-qmake libqt5x11extras5-dev libxnvctrl-dev qt5-default

Clone the TuxClocker Repository

git clone https://github/Lurkki14/tuxclocker

Go to the directory where you saved the repository and enter the folder named tuxclocker.

cd tuxclocker

Now let's compile the program, be patient and wait for the process to end.



If you prefer you can install the program, like the command below, it will be located in the following path. / opt / tuxclocker / bin.

sudo make install

If you want to uninstall delete the same directory with the command:

sudo rm -rf / opt / tuxclocker /

After emptying the trash:

cd .local / share / Trash / files && sudo rm -rf *

Another possibility is to run the app directly in your compiled directory or in your post installation folder. Go to the path and at the terminal type:


Don't want to compile? Here is the solution!

Many prefer the convenience of installing a package rather than typing in numerous commands and worrying about various parameters, and I agree that sometimes this can be very boring, thinking about it (and after Hate gave me the idea) created a .deb package simple for you to install.

The requirements are: To have the proprietary Nvidia driver installed, NVidia Settings and the nvidia-smi utility, however if you installed the driver right, everything is already configured, just download the package by clicking the button below, and do the installation.

  Download TuxClocker

Have you overclocked any of your equipment? Tell in the comments your experiences and perhaps indicate subjects on the topic for beginners. I particularly used my overclocked AMD processors for a long time

Until the next post, I wait for you SYSTEMATICALLY!

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