Foxconn 9600GT 512 MB Reviewccokeman -
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The new card is in the system, but just because the hardware side of the process is complete does not guarantee that all is well. The instruction set, or drivers, need to be installed to get the card to function properly. The basic configuration starts with installing the drivers and applications from the supplied driver disc. Let the autorun feature run and the driver install GUI will appear on the screen. Foxconn has chosen to have a unique interface for the installation of the drivers and utilities. There are three main options to choose from, Drivers, Utility and Manual.
Under the driver tab, choose the driver that is best for your operating system and the installation takes place.
Foxconn has provided a utility to monitor and overclock the 9600GT. The software is installed via the utility tab on the installation GUI. The software is called Foxware. There are three tabs to choose from with this utility. The Information tab identifies the graphics processor, the core and memory clock speeds, lists the driver revision as well as the amount of memory on the video card. The Frequency tab allows the user another avenue to overclock the 9600GT in increments as small as 1 MHz. The Temperature tab is used to monitor the core temperature as well as set alams depending on the temperature.
The last part of the configuration takes place in the Nvidia control panel. Fine tuning the performance of the 9600GT can be accomplished along with overclocking through Ntune.