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

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Using RAM XMP with 4 Sticks of RAM

I always had 2 RAM Sticks installed, both with 8GB Capacity and 3000Mhz, which did work perfectly fine with A-XMP activated. I now installed 2 more RAM Sticks (exactly the same size, brand and MHz-...
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Overclock Notebook Issues [duplicate]

Recently I was impressed to read a forum mentioning that my old notebook could be significantly upgraded: I overclock with K10stat (OC app) so I can get it going at 3400-3500Mhz (and no overheating) ...
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Blue screen of death whenever I activate the GPU after overclocking it

So I overclocked my GPU with MSI afterburner for like 2 minutes and my PC start freezing I restart it and uninstalled MSI after burner. After a week of using my GPU and playing games without ...
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Why does my Geforce RTX3070 run beyond boost clock without overclocking?

I bought a brand new Gigabyte RTX3070 Gaming OC (Rev 1), which according to its specs has a boost core clock of 1815 MHz. A quick look into GPU-Z confirms that number, see the following screenshot: ...
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XMP profile in CPU-Z : Can't get the memory timings? (even with activated XMP)

I apologize in advance if this question has already been answered. I read through the whole forum but couldn't find an answer to my question. I use a prebuilt PC from HP Omen with 4 x 16GB DDR4-3200 ...
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RAM - same RAM manufacturer, but different manufacturing date and possibly chip manufacturer - could it possibly cause problems?

This question is similar to this one Using two different brands of RAM sticks together BUT I have the same model number, RAM company is the same as well, XMP timings and XMP frequency is obviously the ...
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Inconsistent 3DMark CPU Score

I completed a new Ryzen based PC build, and have been trying to optimize it by doing some minor overclocking. While doing so, I've noticed that I'm getting inconsistent 3dMark CPU results that are ...
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Disable Overclocking on Asus motherboard?

I have bought an ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-F which has overclocking capabilities. However, I noticed that by default my PC has random freezes. The image stays on the monitors but the computer is not ...
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How can I modify the programmable interval timer value stored in the computer so that the system clock runs faster?

According to this Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_time#Implementation) computers use a programmable interval timer (PIT) that periodically interrupts (when reaching a certain ...
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i9-10850 won't run above 4800 MHz on Ubuntu mate 21.04

My i9-10850 cpu that could go up to 5.20 GHz won't go above 4.8 GHz. I'm on Ubuntu mate 21.04. CPU spec sheet: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/205904/intel-core-i9-10850k-...
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Intel XTU voltage and frequency stuck at 0

A while back, I was testing out intel XTU, and everything was great. I used it to undervolt my I7-8086k, and it worked flawlessly, I don't remember how much exactly, but it ran a bit cooler ☺ Fast ...
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Enter Advanced BIOS Settings

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ACL 80TJ, and I want to enter the advanced BIOS settings on it. I don't mean the the regular BIOS, but the settings unlocked when a certain key combination is pressed ...
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When is overclocking GPU unsafe?

I went to AMD Radeon Software to overclock my GPU for the first time, and it said that if I damage the GPU by overclocking it they won't be responsible. So the question arises: when is overclocking a ...
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What are the differences between JEDEC data rate and XMP at the same speed?

What are the differences between these 2 RAM modules: Certified by JEDEC at 3200MT/s data rate as described here. (Actually I have never seen one) JEDEC certified at 2133MT/s but has an XMP profile ...
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Overclock settings aren't being applied after some time

I have a Gigabyte GT 730 and I recently overclocked it so that I can play heavier games. I set the Core Clock at 870MHz and the memory clock at 980MHz. So even though these settings get the job done ...
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How To Add Seconds To Date/Time Format of Prime95 Logging?

Prime95's default log format is MMM dd hh:mm e.g. Feb 26 07:16. I am using Thread Switcher for stability testing which works well switching every 5 seconds. I've had to increase this to 120 seconds in ...
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gt 210 artifact when overclocked

I tried to overclock my gt 210 with msi afterburner, When i clicked apply random colored chess parts and green apeered on the screen and then it crashed I have a 280W PSU any way to overclock this ...
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PC won't shut down and won't recognize USB devices after RAM Overclocking

I have an ASUS Z170-K + i7 6700 and yesterday I overclocked the RAM memory to make it work at 3000MHz (stock RAM frequency) because was capped at 2133MHz. I loaded the XMP preset profile with CPU at 1....
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gigabyte 5600 xt wind oc rev2 clock core

Does the Gigabyte 5600 XT WINDFORCE OC 6G (rev. 2.0) video card in the second revision have an increased clock core to 1750? or is it possible only on the version with three coolers
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Does the PH67S C-43 (B3) allow overclocking?

so I've recently bought a used PH67s C-43 (B3) motherboard and I am wondering if it supports overclocking because I am currently choosing between the i5-3570k and the i5-3570 (only options for me rn) ...
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Computer freeze and only reboot while playing

So, i have read a lot and tried every solutions possible, that's why i'm here asking you. This freeze is different. Anyway, what's happen is: Turn on the computer and use it for EVERYTHING (except ...
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Possibly bricked PC after overclocking and frequency change

I helped my friend configure some settings on his BIOS from his custom build PC he made not too long ago, what we did was change the frequency of the RAM, which wasn't too large, and was good as my ...
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Do I need to lower my CPU voltage when lowering the CPU multiplier?

I know that when overclocking you might have to increase the CPU voltage to keep it stable, but is the opposite true for underclocking? My CPU has a base clock of 100mhz and a default multiplier of 36,...
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How to make amdgpu.ppfeaturemask work with kernel 5.4.0 of ubuntu 20.04?

I can unlock the access to adjust clocks and voltages of my AMD GPU by appending the Kernel parameter amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff with kernel 5.8.x of Ubuntu 20.04 but not with kernel 5.4. Why not ...
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CPU looks overclocked even though its in a laptop with base settings

I am running a resource-hungry program on my laptop and when I looked at the CPU clock speeds I saw this: The clock speed is almost half a GHz above base! I have a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series with ...
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How to change the clock speed with an Asus B350M mother board?

I am trying to change the clock speed from the BIOS on a Asus B350 with a Ryzen CPU. No matter how I change the custom CPU core ratio, if it isn't on Auto, the system won't boot. The base settings ...
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"Speed" vs "Configured Memory Speed" in dmidecode

Does the information below from dmidecode indicate that my memory runs twice as fast (overclocked) as nominal or at half speed? (My WWW searches yielded confusing information corroborating both.) And ...
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Is my CPU overclocked?

My pc's info under the voice processor says this: "intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 CPU @1.00 GHz 1.19 GHz" but I can see from a pannel that my CPU offen is going at 2 GHz is this normal? I need to ...
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AMD R9 280 - Changing clocks causes screen flickering and extreme low idle clocks

When I apply any change to the core or memory clock of my R9 280 (via MSI Afterburner or Radeon Software) my screen starts to flicker. This seems not to be an instability issue since it also happens ...
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Is this RAM overclocking?

I have 2 DDR4 sticks (2x16 GB) running with a 3700X Ryzen CPU with an MSI B450M Mortar Max motherboard: one 2x16 GB Crucial rated at XMP 3200 MHz CL16 18-18-36-72 at 1,35V one 2x16 GB rated at XMP ...
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Systemd service fails to write file, but only on Cold Boot

On Manjaro Linux (kernel 5.5) I created a script for overclocking my GPU, and a systemd service to start it at boot: /usr/local/bin/amdoverclock #!/bin/bash echo 'manual' > ...
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Does the voltage supplied to a CPU differ per core?

I'm currently trying to find a range of safe voltages for CPU overclocking. As a start, I looked at the automatic stock voltages: Without any Turbo-functions, the voltages in this case range from 0....
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(DDR4/RAM) Writing speed more faster than reading speed

This is giving me a headache. As I know, all RAM modules are a bit faster while reading instead of writing due it's nature. My only and last (I think valid) theory: a bad DDR4 timings (calculated by ...
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After Overclocking GPU, how to bring it back

I used MSI Afterburner and did a test and scan for Overclocking GPU. My GPU is Gigabyte NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Windforce OC 11GB. Just wondering, how it bring it back to normal clocking after ...
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How to overclock my monitor past the stock 1080p75 without the setting getting changed to 1080p59?

I dropped by to ask how to overclock my monitor used for my laptop past 1080p75. I was going to overclock to 1080p80 from 1080p75, but when I change the settings and click apply, the screen flashes ...
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DDR4 memory modules with XMP and Intel Xeon E-2246G - possible?

is latest Intel XEON generation (E-2246G) able to operate with DDR4 set via XMP profile on higher frequency? (XEONs are not "unlocked" if I'm right (?)) Why do I ask? Well, if I put DDR4 modules ...
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Can I overclock i7 2670qm?

I have an i7 2670qm CPU and I'm wondering if I could overclock it. What is the risk and what could happen to the CPU or other hardware devices? Is there anyone who has overclocked this specific CPU ...
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XMP Profile and two RAMs of unequal speeds

I have a Corsair 2400Mhz 8GB DDR4 RAM (Single stick) in my PC. Now if I buy another Corsair 3000MHz 8GB and install it in the next DIMM socket (and assuming it works) I believe both will be clocked ...
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CPU settings stuck on AUTO in BIOS after BIOS update

I've just updated my BIO on my motherboard ( MSI z170a gaming m5) to the last version and, in my “OC Settings Menu,” CPU ratio and Ring ratio are stuck on AUTO. Before that update I was stable on my ...
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Unable to get 3200Mhz from 3200Mhz RAM on Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro motherboard

I am using Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi motherbard, AMD Ryzen 7 2600x, Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3200Mhz RAM (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16). My OS is Windows 10 64-bit. I plugged in the 2 RAM sticks onto RAM slots #1 ...
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How is it possible to use a RAM module that works at a higher clock frequency than what is supported by the MMU?

I remember many years ago when Intel finally moved the memory management unit from the north bridge into the processor itself in their newer Pentium and Core architectures. When I was building one of ...
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The Silicon Lottery

While reading about overclocking processors and GPU I came across the term 'silicon lottery'. On trying to find out its meaning I was able to understand that it is related to being able to overclock ...
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Does Silicon Lottery apply to individual CPU cores/threads compared to the others?

Can individual CPU cores or threads clock faster than the others due to Silicon Lottery? Is it then reasonable that the rest of the cores are held back by the slower one as they need to match it's ...
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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 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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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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