A new version of RivaTuner has been released. RivaTuner is a small utility which you can use to tweak a number of settings related to your NVIDIA video card. These settings are usually not changeable via default driver control panel. This includes monitoring GPU core temperature, controlling fan speed, Overclocking and a number of other low level and driver level settings.
RivaTuner 2.22 adds ForceWare 181.XX (including 181.00) driver support. It also includes support for ForceWare 180.87 and 180.88 versions. This should eliminate the forceware version not supported error messages at startup. I use RivaTuner mainly to monitor my VGA temperature. Another useful feature is that you can change the GPU fan speed at the driver level. If you are having graphcis card overheating problems, first try increasing fan speed to 100% using Rivatuner (NVIDIA’s GPU fans usually run at 60% of max speed by default).
RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on per-application basis, both driver-level and low-level hardware access modes, unique diagnostic and real-time hardware monitoring features and exclusive power user oriented tools like built-in registry editor and patch script engine.
Downloads and Guides (Obtained from Guru3D)
[Click Here] to Download RivaTuner 2.20 from official download page
[Click Here] for a tutorial on how to overclock your graphics card using RivaTuner
[Click Here] for a tutorial on how to change your GPU fan speed using RivaTuner
[Click Here] to read the RivaTuner FAQ
[Click Here] to download Core2Duo Temperature plugin for RivaTuner (Monitor the temperature of your Core2Duo processor using RivaTuner)
[Click Here] to download SoftQuadro plugin which can be used to increase the performance of your NVIDIA Quadro graphics card