When NVIDIA released driver version 347.52 earlier this month, many users have found out that driver has disabled the ability to overclock the GeForce GTX 900M GPUs for laptops. Although an NVIDIA representative has explained that the overclock was turned on by mistake (referred to as “a bug”) and it was turned off again to protect user’s system, many continued to criticize the decision.
The decision by NVIDIA to remove the overclocking capability for GeForce GTX-based laptops is understandable as overclocking is risky operation. Nevertheless, customers still have the rights to overclock their GPUs shall they wish to especially when the GPU is able to do so although one need to thoroughly understand the risks that comes with overclocking.
After few days of being bombard by criticism from users, NVIDIA has finally bowed down to the pressure. Through a representative in its GeForce Forums (shown above), the company has recently announced that it will restore the overclocking capability into the next driver update. The new driver apparently will be released to users next month.
For those who want to have the overclocking capability restored immediately into their laptop though, they are advised to obtain install driver version 344.75 which can be obtained through NVIDIA’s official website. All in all, this should serve as a good news to all owners of GTX 900M-based laptops.