Before you learn how to overclock your CPU , there are a few basics you need to know. The first is about heat.
Inevitably, the more voltage you add to your PC components, the more heat your CPU will produce. And another thing: the higher the clock speed you want to achieve, the more voltage you’ll need.
Finally, there is a voltage limit that your computer can handle before it starts giving problems, such as lowering frame rates on the GPU, corrupted CPU processes, or even failing to run the boot.
On the other hand, there is a good side to messing with chips. All of them are manufactured equally, so you will not need to go after a specific one to make a better overclock.
A best practice is to “mount” the chip you will be using. Imperfections in the application of silicone on the chip are the cause of variations in their performance, both in stability, voltage and even in relation to the heat produced. This can amount to a difference of up to 0.2GHz difference, or 1GHz potential overclocking. So, greater attention to the physical characteristics of the chip is required.
In the next steps you will learn how to overclock your chip:
1 – Check the usability of your CPU
To ensure that you have a successful overclock, you need to know whether your CPU is stable whether it is stopping or running at full power based on legalarmist. You will need a software called Prime95, made especially for this process.
It is also recommended that you use a program to monitor the temperature your CPU is producing.
2 – Let the tests begin!
After downloading and running Prime95, it’s time to know how your CPU handles the function at 100%. In the program, click “Just stress testing”, and then choose ‘Blend Test’ and press OK. Be sure to keep an eye on your CPU temperature through the monitoring program of your choice.
3 – In the BIOS
After five to ten minutes from the end of the test, your CPU should have returned to normal temperature. Open Prime95 again. Choose “Test” in the top bar and click “Stop”, then reboot your PC by pressing the “Delete” key to enter the BIOS.
4 – Auto-overclocking
In BIOS, find the overclocking tab. In the example, it is the “OC Tweaker”. When you are in it, you will see many options. The easiest way to overclock your CPU is to let the motherboard do all the work. Most motherboards already come with pre-set overclocking options, usually ranging from 4GHz to 4.8GHz, depending on the CPU.
Choosing any of the options will allow the computer to try to overclock itself without user interference. Now, if you want to overclock 4.8GHz, or if you can not overclock automatically, the output is to do the process manually.
5 – Changing the multiplier
In this step, the goal is to change the ratio of the CPU multiplier to the number you want to reach.
In this case, it is 35. The multiplier will then work with the BCLK frequency of the cores (usually 100) to create the final result of 3.5GHZ.
6 – Test at maximum capacity
After you have changed the ratio of the CPU multiplier to the number you want, save the changes and exit the BIOS. Enter Windows, open the temperature monitoring program and see how it is. Enter Prime95, select “Options”> “Torture Test”> “Blends Test” and see how your chip works out at its maximum capacity.
If it is stable for at least five minutes, you can start increasing the number of the multiplier to achieve a larger overclock.
7 – Finding the limit
At this point in the overclocking process you should increase the multiplier value by one point and repeat the stress testing process in Windows each time you increase this number until you reach a point where the CPU will have problems or the computer will display The error blue screen.
Ideally, the blue screen appears before the computer reaches the heat limit.
8 – Increasing the voltage
To solve the blue screen problem, it is necessary to start using the Vcore voltage. Go back to the BIOs, here you should find the CPU voltage Vcore mode.
On his tab, change the option to “Fixed”. At this point, you can find more information about how Vcore interacts with your CPU, and which are the most suitable overclocking models.
At first, you can start increasing the voltage by 0.01 volts at a time, until you can successfully boot and stress test.
At some point, you will no longer be able to reach the next frequency regardless of voltage values. At this point, you should return the overclock to 0.1GHz and return the Vcore voltage settings to the last stable position and keep the frequency there.
9 – Always testing
For your overclocking to work satisfactorily it is important that from time to time you redo the tests whenever you feel it is appropriate.