Well since nothing like this existed here I created this for noobs to OC'ing... SOFTMODDING Softmodding for GPUs is basically defined as tweaking the card using a certain softwares to enhance performance. The softmodding I am talking about here is limited to unlocking of masked pipes on your GPU. I recommend the use of Riva Tuner for softmodding as well as overclocking. The latest version is V2.0 which supports the latest nVidia WHQL 77.72 drivers. How to unlock pipes ? Well to start with, unlocking means using extra pipes that the GPU supports but have been masked by the manufacturer for either commercial or other reasons. Now the chipset is fully capable of using these pipes. Unlocking of pipes is best for LE editions, NU cards and stepped down or underclocked versions of higher cards. Whew ! That was quite a lot... OVERCLOCKING Compared to softmodding, overclocking is somewhat easier ! Note: Overclocking can be more dangerous than softmodding and I don't take any responsibility for problems caused due to overclocking. Overclocking in 5 simple steps : 1.Open Riva Tuner and under driver settings locate low level system settings. 2. There you will see you your current clock settings. Select Performance 3D from the menu. 3. Then slowly increase your core clock by about 10 Mhz and memory clock by about 15-17 Mhz depending on your card. 4. Click on the test changes button and wait for it to test the stability of your card. 5. Keep doing this till you find your system unstable and thn revert back to the best settings. Use games like Far Cry, Doom 3 and software like 3D Mark to test the stability of your overclock. Simple isn't it ? Have fun !