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Questions tagged [overclocking]

The practice of operating a computer component at speeds in excess of manufacturer specifications.

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How is it supposed to control GPU clocks and voltages on Linux?

I have several modern GPUs, both ATIs (lets take Polaris 480) and Nvidia(Lets take 1080) models. I am using them for various purposes, like mining, video rendering, physics processing. Each task is ...
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Intel 3570k OC's to higher ratios with more stability than 4670k; Any cons to reverting?

My generous friend recently left me his old PC which included an Intel 4670k. I recently began using software to OC my old PC's 3570k and was thrilled to learn that 5 years into it's life (without ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager: CPU Speed Rises Above Maximum Speed when overclocking

I've seen the previous thread, but it's quite different as I've overclocked my cpu to 4.7GHz in UEFI keeping turbo boost enabled. Here's what the Task Manager is telling me: The CPU shows up as 5....
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Is my motherboard bricked?

I used an XMP profile in my BIOS to boost my memory from ~2300 to 3600, its advertised speed. It booted fine, but then I got the blue screen with the :( face. I then used my manual to figure out how ...
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Is there any way to speed up my CPU performance?

I am using a relatively (from a technical view) old notebook from 2012 (Asus Zenbook UX32VD) which is using an Inte Core™ i7 3517U Processor. Unfortunately, it only has one HDMI Video-Out. For the ...
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Overclock AMD Phenom 9600 on Windows 10

I have an older computer runnig Windows 10 that I use for my media PC. I'm wondering if I can overclock it a bit to get better performance in playing back 4k video and running handbrake. It has an ...
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Complication with undervolt and format

When I tried to undervolt my laptop using Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility a dialog box appered telling me that Watchdog Coverage is not available on my PC so my CPU won't recover if it automatically shuts ...
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Struggling with underclocking/undervolting GPU to decrease temperature/load

I am trying to limit GPU for an app (that always runs on 100% usage) because it runs too long and too hot for my ease-of-mind. I thought undervolting or underclocking (with MSI afterburner) would ...
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Power/Reset button not working after failing a CPU stress test

I overclocked my cpu and was stress testing it using a software. Then suddenly my monitor lost its signal. I thought this was another symptom of overclock failure and tried to hit Power/ Reset button. ...
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Is it okay for me to Overclock?

I've checked my CPU and Motherboard and I was told their all okay to overclock. I'm a bit worried about my temperature as its currently sitting at around 40 - 50c at 20% CPU usage. Am I okay to ...
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How does BCLK work in regards to “overclocking” non K Intel CPU's

I have an Intel i7 8700 with a Base Clock Rate of 3.2Ghz. I'm researching options for OC'ing non K CPU's and came across BCLK or base clock rate a lot. I know its related to multiplying/increasing ...
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(Windows 10) Recently PC running all tasks slowly and having bad performance

Heyy forum! So I have this pretty high-end PC I've had since 2015 and only recently it seems to be giving up. Whenever I try to do any tasks that requires some more power, my PC seems to struggle and ...
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SAFELY overclock CPU and GPU (up performance on motherboard and graphic card) [closed]

Ok look i'm a complete Mountain man. when it comes to this tec stuff i have no idea. I would like to up my performance on my gaming computer/ all around computer. Here are my specs Please only comment ...
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How much performance improvement can be found in overclocking Ryzen 7?

I have a Ryzen 7 1700X with 16GB DDR4 Ram running at 2400MHz. I am not a gamer. The scenario where I would like to improve performance is in multi-tasking. It seems strange that when I have 20 ...
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Why Intel Extreme Tuning Utility Greys Reference Clock off?

I decided to overclock a ThinkPad W550s running Intel Core i7. I downloaded Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, which greys out the parts I need to overclock. Why is this? Below is my specifications: And ...
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Overclocking i5-7400 (non-K) CPU

I have a Kaby Lake i5-7400 CPU on a Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI motherboard. Recently, I decided to delve into overclocking, and found that I was able to increase the CPU multiplier from the default of 30 ...
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Overheating with h100i v2

I'm overclocking the i5-8600k at 4.8ghz 1.37v, the voltage seems high to what I'm seeing online but its the lowest I can get without Prime95 failing. Anyway, with the h100iv2 set to performance I'm ...
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XMP causing POST safe mode - ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming

I have just installed a new setup and wanted to try the installed XMP profile for ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming motherboard. However when I activate XMP the computer fails to start and POST into safe ...
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Overclocking: Memory clock changed after changing FSB from 333 to 400 MHz?

I'm trying to overclock an old system with an Intel Core2Duo E8500 from 3.16 GHz to 3.8 GHz. I was able to do that by changing the FSB from 333 MHz to 400 MHz and raising the VCore to 1.3125. Now I ...
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Force an energy profile during gameplay?

So by default I have an energy profile that set maximum cpu power at 50%, and that's fine while i am browsing and doing other simple things. But while I am playing, 50% max of CPU isn't enough. Is ...
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Can I overclock to the turbo boost value?

I have an Intel Core i7 8700K and its core clock is 3.7 GHz, while its Turbo clock is 4.7. As far as I know, this means that it can be temporarily boosted (at least some of its cores) to this value. ...
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What is the best overclock for Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti using Nvidia Inspector?

One of my friends has an old rig w/ ancient 750 Ti in it. To help him get a little extra power out of that dinosaur I've tried some overclocking on the card. I've done some research online and found ...
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Can Intel CPUs change clock speed on a per-core basis?

Many multi-core Intel CPUs feature both SpeedStep and Turbo Boost, and can therefore run at clock speeds both below and above their base frequency. Can these CPUs control the clock speed per-core, or ...
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How can I do AMDGPU-PRO Overclock on CentOS / Linux ..?

I'm Looking for how to overclock RX470 / RX580 AMD grahpic card on CentOS7 or Ubuntu.. I just successed to modify fan attribute but, I couldn't do memory / core clock / voltage.. And I don't know ...
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Nvidia GTX 260 supports directx 11

I have downloaded GPU-Z to check specs more accurate for my video card NVIDIA GTX 260 and it says that it support directx 11. Note this is not the directX of the windows, not checking with dxdiag. Can ...
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Power limit doesn't affect GPU's performance?

My mining rig's GPU each draws approximately 150 watts with an average hash rate (it's performance level) of 29 M.hash/s. While I was tweaking it's settings, I limited its max power draw to 135 watts ...
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Barring Heat, What is the Upper Limit of overclocking [closed]

Except for heat, what governs the maximum a CPU or GPU can be overclocked? Perhaps the speed of the bus? I'm a newb.
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Is it preferable to disable APM, or to enable Load Line Calibration for overclock stability?

AMD FX Series processors paired with the 9 Series chipset, the motherboard exposes an option to disable APM (Application Power Management). Most overclocking guides suggest disabling APM for better ...
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Overclocking RAM fails

I recently have gotten a motherboard (Prime B350-PLUS) with a CPU (AMD Ryzen 5 1600) and some RAM (2x4GB 3000MHz, Corsair Vengeance). On default my motherboard sets the RAM frequency to 2133MHz and ...
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Is a CPU Frequency / CPU Voltage table possible?

Is it possible to create a reliable table for a CPU for hitting the right voltage when overclocking it? Like this: Name: Sample CPU 5 2980j ----------------------------- |Frequency | Voltage| --------...
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Windows Server 2016 ignores overclock

I've had a stable overclock for over a year now under various installations of W10. I just installed Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and suddenly everytime I boot into windows, the CPU won't go higher ...
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Bios upgrade for laptop overclock

I didn't really know where to ask this question... So, I have a HP laptop that I want to play a couple of games with. I think it needs a bit of overclocking. I have done it before on a desktop but ...
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How can I safely overclock CPU ram bus speed?

I have 2*8GB Memory sticks that run at 2400Mhz. My CPU can handle memory speeds up to 1600Mhz according to the specifications. I would rather not tweak voltages since many people say this can harm ...
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Should I overclock? [closed]

Recently I decided into starting overclocking my PC but I don't know how should I overclock it. My specs: Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 CPU: AMD FX-4300 GPU: ASUS Raedon R7 370 "STRIX EDITION" ...
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What are the dangers of high CPU voltage?

I have a i7 6700k Skylake and I have her overclocked at 4.7GHz with 1.7V. I've seen people saying that you should be wary of putting the voltage over 1.5V, but they all seem to be related to core ...
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Asus X99 Deluxe fails to boot (overclocked)

I have made a clean reinstall of windows 10 and updated my BIOS and unfortunately my overclocking settings are now gone. I always had my CPU overclocked. But now i can't boot to windows if overclocked....
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Accidentely underclocked cpu, dont know how to go back

Soooooo my system boots fine, its just that I underclocked it instead of overclocking. First time overclocking much! Alright now for the important stuff. I have an Intel i7 6700k. My mobo is an Asus ...
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When overclocking my monitor from 60hz to 70hz my monitors quality degrades badly, why?

I am trying to overclock my monitors refresh rate, but when i do the overall picture quality of everything is severely degraded, but here is the thing even if i dial back the refresh rate down to 50 ...
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Enabling 4K on HD6870 with mDP to DP cable Dell P27

Im not able to get the resolution over 1920x1080 on the Dell P2715Q, while using 22" via DVI, and another 22" with miniDV to dvi. I haven't tried without the other two disconnected yet. What i did ...
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Do High-End CPUs Last Longer?

The new Intel Skylake processors consume less electricity and run at cooler temperatures than their predecessors, the Broadwell processors (according to Intel ARK). Fortunately, Skylake processors ...
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When I overclock and overvolt my CPU my PCIE SSD becomes unrecognizable

I have found a stable overclock of my CPU at 4.6 GHz at 1.22 Volts. The problem is when I have it running for a couple hours my Intel PCIE NVMe ssd becomes totally unrecognizable. The bios doesn't ...
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Overclocking Dell XPS 8700 [duplicate]

I would like to overclock my Dell XPS 8700 but the settings are locked and hidden in the BIOS. I do not want to go over the top with the over clocking, just enough to speed up my PC. Does anyone know ...
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Bios Unlocks Athlon 5370 CPU and then Forgets?

I have a new Biostar AM1MH mATX motherboard that I've installed an Athlon 5370 into. This CPU is a locked CPU - however, on first boot, and whenever I clear CMOS, the BIOS clearly shows that we can ...
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What are highest clock frequencies for consumer CPU achieved with extreme cooling? [closed]

I just read how the new AMD 7th-gen SoCs can be stably overclocked to 4.8 GHz and was reminded of the 5GHz project, which got a Pentium 4 to a 5225 MHz frequency - more than a decade ago. Since then ...
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Is it bad to overclock all the time?

If I enable overclocking and never turn it off, how will that affect my CPU? IIRC overclocking only kicks in when your CPU actually needs the extra processing power. Overclocking doesn't take ...
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Need to press OC touch power button on every boot Gigabyte GA-Z170X SOC force

I have bought GIGABYTE mother board A month ago . It has Overclocking features. On every reboot I need to press OC Power button to get GIGABYTE mother board flash screen. when I press that OC power ...
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DDR4 ram, how fast is too fast? [closed]

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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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 ...