RivaTuner

RivaTuner

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.06
  • Total Downloads:
    120,983
  • Date Added:
    November 02, 2007
  • File Size:
    2.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    191
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Vista 32-bit

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1 stars

"File Not Found"

July 10, 2012  |  By CerebralZombie

 |  Version: RivaTuner 2.24c

Pros

No wait time

Cons

File not found. When I click "download" it loads and brings me to a white page saying, "File not found"

Summary

Maybe just get a new version of the program and update the page. Thank you!

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1 stars

"Did not see my gtx460"

September 20, 2010  |  By lak1950

 |  Version: RivaTuner 2.24

Pros

Nothing Worked

Cons

Could do nothing with it, it did not detect my nvidia gtx460 card

Summary

Try it if it sees your card it might work.

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5 stars

"Fan Control Works"

January 23, 2010  |  By spynoodle

 |  Version: RivaTuner 2.24

Pros

Ability to adjust fan speeds worked great. Brought my temp down a few degrees C.

Cons

Is a bit finicky with standby.

Summary

Does it's job.

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4 stars

"The best overclocking program..."

May 03, 2009  |  By Nikolas_Mytis

 |  Version: RivaTuner 2.22

Pros

To start, it is very simple. In addition, you can adjust the fan speed too and it is compatible with ATi video cards except for nVidia ones.

Cons

Well, it works. There is not something more we have to expect from it. Just more possibilities, in future versions.

Summary

Overclocking is the process of running a computer component at a higher clock rate. If you do not change the voltages, then there is NO danger at all. Results can be very satisfying. RivaTuner may make your old graphics card to run the game you always loved but you did not have the ability to play before.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.06
Minor bugfixes:
  • Fixed DDR2 videomemory detection for G84/G86 graphics processors.
  • Minor UI and localization fixes.
What's new:
  • Added ForceWare 167.xx and 169.xx drivers families support. Please take a note that 2D/3D performance levels switching is broken in currently broken in these drivers, so adjusting 2D performance level settings (e.g. 2D clocks) via RivaTuner will also change 3D performance level settings and vice versa.
  • Updated databases for Detonator and ForceWare drivers. Added databases for ForceWare 163.74, 163.75, 163.76, 167.26, 169.01, 169.02 and 169.04.
  • Added Catalyst 7.10 drivers detection.
  • Updated Catalyst 7.10 certified SoftR9x00 patch script (for Windows 2000/XP drivers only).
  • Added ATI RV670 graphics processors family support. Now RivaTuner's low-level features including overclocking, monitoring, diagnostics and fan control are available on ATI RADEON HD 38x0 family. Thanks to Anthony Tam @ HIS for providing ATI RADEON HD 3850 sample for testing.
  • Added experimental support for the rest upcoming 55nm ATI RV6xx graphics processors families.
  • Improved RV610/RV630 graphics processors families support. The improvements cover wide range of hardware overclocking, diagnostics, fan control and monitoring features.
  • Added NVIDIA G92 graphics processors family support. Now RivaTuner's driver-level tuning and low-level features including overclocking, monitoring, diagnostics and fan control are available on NVIDIA 8800GT and other upcoming G92 based NVIDIA products.
  • Improved driver-level fan control tab for NVIDIA display adapters:
  • Added driver-level fan control tab for NVIDIA Vista drivers. Now RivaTuner is able to control fan on midrange NVIDIA display adapters with integrated fan controller under Vista via the ForceWare's NVAPI interfaces. Please take a note that unlike Windows XP fan control interfaces Vista's NVAPI fan control interfaces do not support independent 2D/3D fan speed adjustment and allow you to use either automatic or direct fixed fan control only. By default NVAPI fan control interfaces are used under Vista or under 167.xx and newer drivers only, however Windows XP owners can also force RivaTuner to use Vista specific fan control interfaces with older driver versions if needed by setting NVAPIUsageBehaviour registry entry to 1. The forcing can be useful to get fan control working on some graphics processors families, having malfunctioning separate 2D/3D fan control implementation in Windows XP driver (e.g. GeForce 8600 family).
  • Driver-level fan control tab is now hidden on display adapters supporting binary fan control only (i.e. able either to run fan at full speed or shut it down completely) to avoid confusing beginners. Power users may unlock binary fan control if necessary by setting AllowBinaryFanSpeedControl registry entry to 1.
  • Improved low-level overclocking tab for ATI R6xx/RV6xx display adapters:
  • Now RivaTuner supports overclocking on ATI RV6xx display adapters using DPM (Dynamic Power Management) clock frequency adjustment.
  • Now RivaTuner restores default clocks on ATI R6xx/RV6xx by means of the driver's PowerPlay table reset if possible.
  • Improved low-level fan control tab:
  • Improved duty cycle generation accuracy for display adapters using LM63, LM64, F75363 and ADT7473 external I2C fan controllers.
  • Added low-level fan control support for ATI RV6xx integrated fan controllers.
  • Added low-level fan control support for NVIDIA NV3x and newer integrated fan controllers. Please take a note that low-level fan control tab for display adapters using integrated fan controller (e.g. GeForce 6600, 7800GT, 7900GT etc) is provided only as a workaround allowing you to control the fan if the drivers are completely unable to do it. It is strongly not recommended to use low-level fan control for integrated fan controllers if driver-level fan control functions properly.
  • Improved hardware monitoring module:
  • Added ATI RV6xx DPM (Dynamic Power Management) technology support. Now RivaTuner is able to monitor dynamically changing RV6xx clock core and memory clock frequencies adjusted in real-time by DPM depending on the GPU usage.
  • Added 'Reference fan duty cycle' graph for ATI RV6xx graphics processors families.
  • Added 'Reference fan duty cycle' graph for NVIDIA G80 and newer graphics processors families. Please take a note that some G84 based display adapters use inverted PWM polarity fan control, which means that 'Reference fan duty cycle' displays inverted duty cycle on such display adapters as well as low-level fan control slider is inverted too. Inverted polarity issues can be resolved by adding such display adapters to internal fan controller database represented by [FANPWM] section of RivaTuner.cfg file. PWM polarity for such display adapters can be forcibly inverted by adding the entry identifying such display adapter to the database and specifying PWM controller ID with forced negative PWM polarity for it (84h).
  • Heavily optimized low-level I2C bus access algorithms for NVIDIA G80 and newer graphics processors families. Now the bus is accessed via new dedicated I2C registers instead of traditional I2C CRTC ports. Dedicated I2C access drastically reduces CPU time consumed by each I2C transaction (up to 5x - 7x times faster on certain hardware configurations). The effect of the optimization is the most visible in conjunction with MMIO mode when any device connected to I2C bus (e.g. ADT7473 thermal / fan controller) is being frequently polled. Power users may activate the previously available I2C access mode for performance comparison by setting NVI2CAccessModeG8x registry entry to 0.
  • Now hardware monitoring graph renderer flushes bitmap caches after each display mode change to help display driver to render the graphs in optimal way. By default flushing is performed within a period of time defined by PostDisplayChangeBitmapFlushPeriod registry entry, the period can be changed by redefining it or the flushing can be disabled completely by setting the period to 0.
  • Improved diagnostic report module:
  • Improved navigation via the list of diagnostic report categories. Now report preview window is positioned on desired category more accurately when double clicking it in the list of diagnostic report categories.
  • Improved PowerPlay table flags decoding in 'ATI VGA BIOS information' diagnostic report category.
  • Now RivaTuner also uses Vista specific NVAPI interfaces for driver-level thermal monitoring, overclocking and fan control under Windows XP for the ForceWare 167.xx and newer drivers. NVAPI usage can be either completely restricted by setting NVAPIUsageBehaviour registry entry to 0 or alternately NVAPI usage can be partially restricted just for some driver-level tasks with NVAPIThermalControl, NVAPIClockControl and NVAPIFanControl registry entries.
  • Added MMIO protection fallback support. Now RivaTuner automatically disables MMIO protection, notifies the user and starts in unprotected mode if the protective system is unable to allocate required protected MMIO range aperture (e.g. due to fragmented or limited kernel address space).
  • Added #opt tag support to driver files database parser to allow including optional driver files in the database. This token was exclusively added to provide detection of ATI's ramdomly named OpenGL ICD drivers.
  • Now RivaTuner uses %RTFolder% macro name when saving a path to external resources (e.g. databases or hardware monitoring log files) stored in the application folder. Power users can disable this feature by setting AllowRelativePathsEncoding registry entry to 0.
  • Minor UI changes and improvements.
General
Publisher Hilbert Hagedoorn
Publisher web site http://www.guru3d.com
Release Date November 02, 2007
Date Added November 02, 2007
Version 2.06
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit
Additional Requirements
  • Windows NT 4 SP 6
  • Windows 2003 SP 1
  • Windows XP AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows NT 4 SP 2
  • Windows 2000 SP 1
  • Windows 2003 64-bit
  • Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows NT 4 SP 3
  • Windows 2000 SP 2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 R2
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows Vista AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 4
  • Windows 2000 SP 3
  • Windows NT 4
  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows XP SP 1
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 R2
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 5
  • Windows 2000 SP 4
  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 1
  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows NT 3
  • Windows Server 2008 x86
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows 2003 32-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows XP SP 2
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Download Information
    File Size 2.71MB
    File Name RivaTuner224c.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 120,983
    Downloads Last Week 191
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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