NVIDIA Inspector is the best tool used for the overclocking of NVIDIA GPUs. But in some cases, we want a controlled FPS. Therefore in this tutorial, we are sharing How to use NVIDIA Inspector to boost/limit the FPS. Before we start, there is something you should know about such as what is FPS, The process of overclocking and benefits, and drawbacks of overclocking. So let’s go into the deep!

What Is FPS?

The FPS stands for Frame Per Second is the frame rate or you can call frequency. While gaming how many frames are loading to display the image or video depends on FPS. Every motion on the screen either videos or images works on the FPS. The frame rate is also called a frame frequency. The working of the frame rate depends on the GPU of the system. Hence for every motion on the screen have a frame rate by which it passes.

What Is Boosting And Limiting Of FPS?

To increase the performance of GPU the technique is used called boosting FPS. In this technique, the overclocking method is used to boost the FPS. By using this method you can get the maximum performance from the GPU.

Sometimes boosting FPS can harm the hardware. So we require to limit the FPS. By using this, we can use the GPU at its default FPS setting. This process is called limiting the FPS.

What Is Overclocking Of The GPU?

Overclocking means to increase the clock speed of the GPU to boost the FPS. If we want to play the game in its ultimate graphics setting but it’s lagging so we can use this method to increase the performance of GPU. In the overclocking, we have to increase the clock speed but not directly from the hardware. We use tools like NVIDIA Inspector to overclock the GPU.

What Is The Use Of Overclocking?

To increase the performance of the system the overclocking technique is used. Sometimes we require more system resources to do work. But it is not a good idea to change the hardware for the small resource requirements. Hence we use tweaks like overclocking. It maximizes the system performance to its ultimate level.

How To Use NVIDIA Inspector To Boost/Limit FPS

  1. Download and install NVIDIA Inspector from the official website.
  2. Open NVIDIA Inspector and locate the “Frame Rate Limiter” option in the settings.
  3. To limit your FPS, set the “Frame Rate Limiter” option to the desired FPS value. For example, if you want to limit your FPS to 60, set the value to “60”.
  4. To boost your FPS, set the “Frame Rate Limiter” option to “Off”.
  5. Click on the “Apply” button to save the changes.
  6. Open the game you want to play and check if the FPS has been limited or boosted.


The above steps are for limiting or boosting FPS globally. If you want to limit or boost FPS for a specific game, you can create a profile for that game in NVIDIA Inspector and apply the changes to the profile. To create a profile, click on the “Create Profile” button in NVIDIA Inspector and select the game executable. Then, follow steps 2-5 mentioned above to limit or boost FPS for the specific game.


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