Before you start learning how to overclock the CPU, there are some basic principles you need to know. The first is the heat. Obviously, as the voltage increases for computer components, more heat is generated. Second, to get higher clock speeds, the more voltages it consumes. And third, you can only realize the consequences when the PC part consumes too much voltage. Consequences include frame rate reduction for the GPU, CPU processing failure or even failure to boot.
Basically, these are the basic limits of overclocking. All the chips are the same, but some chips are a bit ‘better’. Usually overclocked to 0.2GHz, in some cases up to 1GHz. So, assuming you have a CPU fan, a processor or overclockable component (K / X line for Intel and any AMD chips) and you know how to access the BIOS, below Here are the CPU overclocking instructions, follow these steps.
1. Check the CPU stability
To ensure successful overclocking, you need to check the stability of the CPU. To do this, you need to download the free Prime95 software. And if you also want to download a software to accurately track CPU temperature radiated, CoreTemp is the perfect choice as it works on both AMD and Intel cores. There are many alternatives, such as Corsair and NZXT, which are proprietary software that operates on the company’s products. In addition, most motherboards have controllers that can view the temperature used on the computer. Finally, if you do not want to install any programs, then Real Temp GT “born” for you.
2. Check the core temperature
After downloading, extracting and installing one of the above software, run Core Temp to start monitoring the CPU temperature. Always look at the lowest core temperature to know the CPU temperature while operating.
3. Run CPU Stress Test (Stress Test)
Now, you will rate your original CPU speed to see how hot it is when running at 100%. Run Prime95, select ‘Just stress test’ and then a list appears for you to select the stamina test. Then select ‘Blend Test’ and click ‘OK’.
4. Access the BIOS
After about 5 to 10 minutes, when the temperature has stabilized, open Prime95. Select ‘Test’ on the top bar and hit ‘Stop’, then restart your computer and press the Delete key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS. Note: note the login screen, depending on the different machine BIOS access keys will be different. In this example, the ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 motherboard is used. Therefore, UEFI may be slightly different from some other manufacturers but the basic settings will be the same.
5. Automatic overclocking
After entering the BIOS, look for the overclocking tab. Here it is named ‘OC Tweaker’ and you will have a few options here. The simplest way to overclock the CPU is to let the motherboard do most of the work. Most manufacturers will have overclocking profiles, usually from 4GHz to 4.8GHz, depending on the CPU being installed. Leaving the motherboard running one of these profiles will allow it to overclock the chip to that frequency without any user input. This is a particularly fast solution if you just want to make conservative overclocking with frequencies from 3.5GHz to 4GHz, but that does not help if you want to overclock that 4.8GHz frequency.
6. Change multiplication
Professional users will control overclocking more comprehensively. You can change the CPU rate or multiplier for all cores to reach the frequency you desire. Multiplier will work with the BCLK frequency (or ‘base clock’) of the core (usually 100) to generate the final number of 3.5GHz. In this example, overclock the CPU to 3.5 to 4GHz, simply by changing the multiplier.
7. Check the maximum download speed
Once you have changed your kernel multiplier to 40, save the changes and exit the BIOS. Boot into Windows, open Core Temp to monitor CPU temperature, then open Prime95 and select ‘Options’, ‘Torture Test’ and finally ‘Blend Test’ to see the maximum download speed of the chips in the system. . If after five minutes it is stable, you can increase the multiplier to achieve higher overclocking.
8. Find the limit
You will increase the multiplier by a factor of one and each time such a repeat of the Windows endurance test to your device appears blue screen of death or CPU starts self-regulating. Ideally, the device should appear blue before reaching the thermal limit.
9. Increase the voltage
To fix the blue screen problem, you will start working with Vcore voltage. Re-enter BIOS and find CPU Vcore Voltage mode. Change to ‘Fixed’. You will start increasing the voltage to 0.01 volts each time until successful start up, testing the stamina and maintaining the stability at the specified frequency. Once you feel comfortable overclocking, you can increase the voltage to 0.05 or 0.1. Finally, you will notice you can not reach the next frequency no matter how much voltage you increase. This is when you want to go back overclock by 0.1GHz and leave the Vcore voltage on the final stabilizer for that frequency and stay at this level. This is your last overclocking.
10. Hardware acceleration
To ensure stable overclocking, you should rate hardware speed in the time you feel comfortable. An hour, a day or so depending on your level of patience. The above is the CPU overclocking guide, hope you can enjoy the computer at maximum potential.