Overclocking is the process of forcing something to run at a speed higher than the manufacturer's intended specifications.

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Can I run 2400mhz ram at 2400mhz on b150 motherboard by XMP?

If my b150 motherboard support 2133mhz max and xmp. If I install a 2400mhz ram, can the ram run at 2400mhz in xmp profile?
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DDR4 ram, how fast is too fast?

What is the point of getting 3600MHz DDR4 ram if the best Intel 2011-3 processor (6950X) has a memory spec of 2400/2133MHz and some of the best mobo's for that processor only support up to 3000MHz? ...
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Why Is My Speed Showing Faster Than Max Speed

I am converting .mkv files to .mp4 files using handbrake. I understand that this program is a total resource hog, but it is the best one I have found that can batch convert. Regardless of all of ...
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Raise / Lower cpu frequency - what to do with RAM?

I am using an old laptop (running CentOS 7) as a compute host in a small cluster at home and to keep it from overheating I am changing the CPU speed by altering /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/...
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In Linux Ubuntu what does reset X mean?

I am new to ubuntu and I have version 14.04LTS and I am trying to overclock an AMD GPU. When I set the core and memory clocks with these instructions: --odsc, --od-setclocks={NewCoreClock|0,...
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ASUS Strix-R9380X — Memory overclocked and won't reset

The other day I applied the AMD Radeon 16.2 beta drivers to my Windows 10 installation, upgraded from the drivers which shipped with an ASUS STRIX-R90380X card. I did this in connection with some ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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What voltage should the i5 6600K be set to?

I recently purchased the Core i5 6600K and an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene motherboard. After setting up the automatic overclocking, it was brought to my attention that a CPU voltage of 1.425v is way too ...
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Cycling between two BSOD since CPU overheating error

Last night while gaming (4-5 hours worth) my machine unexpectedly cut power. On reboot, the Bios load warned of an overheating CPU. Within the BIOS the CPU was 53c, so I restarted the machine once ...
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How to determine if second-hand computer has been overclocked by previous owner?

I purchased my PC a few years back from a "hobbyist" who assembles gaming PCs and sells them on the internet marketplace Craigslist. The computer has always worked great until recently, when the ...
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Overclocking the AMD Sempron 3100+?

I know it is possible to overclock the processor, but I need help finding software capable. As it has no features in bios to do so. AMD Overdrive did not work for overclocking. Any ideas? Machine: ...
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1 core unstable when overclocking

I have an AMD FX-8350 and I'm currently trying to overclock using ASUS AI Suite II. I have increased BLCK to 216MHz (from 200) and increased CPU Voltage to 1.38750V (from 1.35V). I have run Prime95 ...
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GPU Voltage lowers after a few seconds of load?

I have a 650Ti, and I'm looking to overclock it. I'm using MSI Afterburner, and while I'm stress-testing etc. I have the logging graphs open. Under max load, with no overvolting, the default voltage ...
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Reenable Turbo Core MSI GX70

I was tinkering with overdrive on my MSI GX70 with windows 7. I tried fiddling with CPU cycles and it asked me do you want to disable the TurboCore, which it did. However, now I can't seem to turn it ...
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Is using a 3200MHz DDR4 Memory O.C.?

I was selecting the parts for a new Server when i read in the specifications of the motherboard (Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5) this: Support for DDR4 3466(O.C.) /3400(O.C.) /3333(O.C.) /3300(O.C.) /3200(...
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DDR3 1333 memory modules will operate in overclocking mode

I'm going to upgrade RAM in a dated desktop computer with ASRock G41C-GS R2.0 board and Intel Q9400 CPU. I've found that DDR3 1333MHz should work with that CPU and the board supports up to 8GB of ...
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Graphics Card: Overclocking And Operational Life Span

I just had to replace my old graphics card because it stopped working after 4,5 years. My new graphics card is overclocked by default (OC version). Does this mean that its operational life span will ...
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How would I go about overclocking my Intel Pentium N3700?

I've searched all over the 'net for this one, and I couldn't really find anything that would allow me to overclock my CPU. My CPU model is an Intel Pentium N3700 quad-core operating at 1.6 GHz base ...
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Overclock a Core I3 6100 by BCLK without modified BIOSes?

I can't find any information about if it's possible to overclock a Core I3 6100 without special bioses (without exploiting the loophole door) through BCLK -but an I7 6700 non-k sure can-. I don't want ...
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Laptop won't boot after bad overclock attempt

I have an ASUS G750JX laptop running Windows 8.1 that's recently been experiencing difficulty booting. The hard disk light flickers off after a few seconds and the computer just sits on a black screen ...
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Is my Nvidia 8400GS overclocked? If not, how do I do so?

Specs of the 8400gs My card I'm trying to play a game and I'm only getting 20~ fps with everything set on low. I know this isn't the best card for gaming, but it's all I have :/
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A10-5750M clock-lock FPS drop

Why does this happen? i have the A10-5750m and running on Windows 8.1. i used bar-edit to clock-lock the A10-5750m up to 3.2ghz (the max turbo boost is 3.5ghz).. ( Tutorial here >http://www.youtube....
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Overclock and Underclock graphics card using Registry Keys [closed]

Is it possible to use the registry to over clock or under clock a graphics card?
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MSI Afterburner wrong clock values

Well, whats worng with MSI Afterburner? It shows zeros instead of 1085MHz and 1753MHz in Core clock/Memory clock. In my .cfg I added this but it didn't help. I installed new drivers too, didn't help ...
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Higher ram frequency and timings slowing my games?

The RAM I have is Gskill Ripjaws X it goes up to 2133MHz at 1.6v and is XMP compatible. Before yesterday my RAM was running at the slowest speed and at 1.5 volts and when I played Smite, Black Ops 3 ...
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Nvidia GTX 960 Lower FPS If Overclocked

I am trying to over-clock my EVGA NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960. I am using EVGA precision X to do so. Whenever I try changing the base clock even a little I instantly to 1/4 of the original performance. I ...
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Underclocking GPU <-> Overclocking GPU [closed]

I have the following situation: A NVidia GTX 260, in P0 State the power supply can't give enough power so we decided to let it in P8 state. But now we want a bit more performance from the P8 state. We ...
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GPU Overclock keeps defaulting

I have an ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5. Its default default clock is 1072MHz and I have been trying to overclock it. I've tried increasing the voltage and core clock in both MSI Afterburner and ASUS GPU ...
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Can I overclock an i3-3220 and Geforce GT 640?

My current build: Gigabyte H61M-S2P Motherboard Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30 GHz Kingston Value Ram 8GB 1333 MHz Gigabyte GT 640 2GB OC Edition 1366 x 768 Resolution I heard that there's no way to ...
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Could I have damaged a CPU?

I built a PC around a Q9550 1 1/2 years ago (motherboard is an Asus P5Q deluxe). Specs give 2.83GHz, I overclocked it to 3.40 GHz without any problem (or so I thought) until two months ago. Cooling is ...
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Windows 7 CPU / System meter that ISNT a gadget [closed]

Now that gadgets have been pulled by Microsoft, is there any similar utility that I can use to monitor my system that will sit on the desktop as a gadget does but not present a vulnerability? ...
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GTX680 GPU BIOS OverClock stuck to 1150MHz

I started to overclock my GTX680 by editing its BIOS. Problem is that the Boost Clock is stuck at 1150MHz at full load even though I set the Boost Clock to 1228MHz, then 1254MHz and finally 1280MHz. ...
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Overclocking a nVIDIA GTX 660M GPU?

I have a MSI GE60 0ND laptop with a GTX 660M GPU. When I play games like Minecraft or Portal 2, the core clock is stable at 835 MHz. Recently I tried to overclock it using MSI Afterburner but it ...
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Over/underclock 5870 on Linux without limits?

I want to downclock my ATI Radeon HD5870's memory to 300Mhz and overclock it's core frequency to 930Mhz. I can do this on windows using ATI Tray Tools. On Linux, the only way to do this so far has ...
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Can I overclock an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250? If so, how?

Can I overclock ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250? If so, how? My laptop is a Dell M5010 (aka 15R) with AMD Phenom II N850 69°C Caspian 45nm Technology, with 8GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24).
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Is a Black Edition AMD processor required in order to unlock cores and/or overclock?

As the title says, I'm planning on getting an ASRock N68C-S UCC board. It has unlock CPU core technology but would I need to have Black Edition processor in order to make use of that feature?
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Overclocking software for AMD? [closed]

I know that software-based overclocking is a bad idea - the problem is I am in a bit of a predicament. I am busy with an AI project that is due soon. I am busy running some very CPU intensive ...
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Overclocking AMD Sempron +2400

Basically, I wanna ask is there a safe way to overclock AMD Sempron 2400+ processor to 2.0GHz (Stock - 1.67GHz, Single core). Now it's running @ 1.8GHz and 1.5something V, as I run it @ 2.0Ghz it ...
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AMD FX-9590 - Max memory speed

First let me tell you my system config. CPU: AMD FX-9590 Ram: Kingston 2x8GB 2400MHz SSD: kingston 120 GB HDD: 1 TB PSU: 750 Watt corsair GPU: 2Gb NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Motherboard: Asus crosshair V ...
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Overclocking the E-350 APU on Linux

Is there any way to over/underclock or change the voltages of the AMD E-350 APU on Linux?
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Overclocking an AMD FX-8320E Black Edition

I upgraded my motherbord and processor because my previous CPU (an AMD Athlon Phenom II X4 965 @4x3.4Ghz Black ed.) was not giving me the performance I need. I am a musician and I need raw core power,...
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When is it safe to use AMD Overdrive?

I have a Radeon HD 6950, and its temperatures seem okay, so I was wondering what I would have to do to use AMD Overdrive. Would it be safe? Could I set all the adjusters to their maximums? What would ...
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How to overclock an ATI/AMD graphic card further than Overdrive allows?

I've got a fresh HD 6850 overclocked to 850 MHz with OverDrive. I heard its possible to run it at 1000 MHz but how? Please don't educate me about the risks of overclocking!
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What alternative methods are available for overclocking?

I'm aware that overclocking software isn't exactly the best way to overclock your hardware, but I am not sure what else to do. I have a HP computer, which has HP's BIOS which eliminates a possibility ...
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Is it better to use an offset or manually set CPU voltage (with respect to CPU longevitity)?

The Background: I recently built a new computer, and I'm working with the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard and Intel i7 2600k processor. While this question does not pertain specifically to my hardware, ...
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How to force ATI 5850 to always use 3D clocks?

My 5850 graphics card is on its way out and the 2nd monitor output flickers when using low clock speeds, I have however noticed that when gaming or doing anything that forces the clock speeds to ramp ...
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Lenovo N500 Overclocking/Upgrade

I have a Lenovo N500 42336BU laptop and want to know how to overclock it. Also want to know what CPUs are compatible upgrades to the Intel T3400 in this machine.
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Enable XMP on DELL XPS8700

I recently upgraded my DELL's RAM and I would like to enable XMP. Does anyone know how to do so on the Dell XPS8700? MoBo is a Dell z87 (model 0KWVT08)
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Will overclocking an Intel CPU also increase the performance of the iGPU (OBS Quick Sync)?

I'm using Quick Sync with OBS and am wondering whether it might be beneficial to overclock the CPU (ratio/vcore). If not the CPU (ratio/vcore), is there anything I can overclock that will increase ...
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Why some old manufacturer notebook can be overclocked but not modern one?

Back to the old days, when Pentium M or Atom N450 were the mainstream notebook/netbook processor, most of these notebook were able to manually overclock with some famous software like SetFSB even ...