Using NVIDIA Inspector a scheduled task can be created in order to silently overclock the graphics card whenever any user logs-in - a preferred method for some who do not appreciate the bulkiness of other tools.
Assuming that an overclock shortcut has been generated using NVIDIA Inspector, right-click the shortcut and copy the value of the
Target field to a text file. For instance, let's assume that the line reads:
"C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Inspector\nvidiaInspector.exe" -setBaseClockOffset:0,0,300 -setMemoryClockOffset:0,0,320 -setPowerTarget:0,100 -setTempTarget:0,0,70
Next, open the Windows
Task Scheduler (from Administrative tools, available on all Windows versions), and create a new task (follow the menu
Now, the following configuration has to be made:
Change User or Group, type in
Usersin the pop-up window, press
Check Namesand press the
Run with highest privileges.
At log onfrom the combo box from
Begin the task,
OKto return back to the main form.
Start a programfrom the
Browsebutton and browse to the
Add argumentsbox, enter the parameters retrieved from the shortcut previously. As an example, in this case, the
Add argumentstext box should contain the string:
-setBaseClockOffset:0,0,300 -setMemoryClockOffset:0,0,320 -setPowerTarget:0,100 -setTempTarget:0,0,70,
Start the task only if the computer is on AC powerand the
Stop if the computer switches to battery power.
You can now press
OK and return to the
Task Scheduler main form. Select and right-click the newly created task and select
Run… from the pop-up menu. When the task runs, NVIDIA Inspector should not pop up, there should be no prompt requesting elevated permissions and the task should run in the background, overclock the graphics card and then stop.
The effects can be tested by restarting the machine and then manually launching NVIDIA Inspector to make sure that the settings have been applied when the user logged-in.
More configurations are possible due to the flexibility of the
Task Scheduler but, most importantly, using this method will not make Windows UAC prompt and the overclocking should be performed silently in the background.