Now, when you got your way through the theoretical part, you’re almost there. There where it all becomes fun. You’re only a very short way from getting started. But before you’re there, I will show you what software you might need to overclock.
First and foremost you need to have a good grip on your drivers. It is a good idea to install the newest ones. A rule of thumb is never to install the drivers from the enclosed disc, because they are always outdated. Because there are only two relevant producers of graphics cards, it’s easy for you to find a suiting driver.
Via the above link, you can find the newest driver for your AMD graphics card.
Via the above link, you can find the newest driver for your nVidia graphics card.
Via the above link, you can find the newest driver for your Intel IGP.
Beta drivers are always preferable, but most to advanced users. It’s like a sneak peak in the cinema. You can see the movie before everyone else and find out if it’s bad or good. This is the same. You can try a upcoming driver before it is officially released.
Via the above link, you can find current beta drivers. Beta drivers can be found via AMD’s website too, if you own a AMD graphics card.