Tutorial: Overclocking CPU

Here I show you in detail step by step tutorial on how to overclock your CPU. Overclocking helps improve your CPU’s Speed and Performance and hence provide much better benchmarks. Overclocking can save the costs on buying a new CPU only for a small difference in speed. In this Tutorial I’m going to teach you on how to overclock your CPU.

What is Overclocking?

Overclocking is the process of running a computer component at a higher clock rate (more clock cycles per second) than it was designed for or was specified by the manufacturer.

What’s the point of Overclocking?

The main goal of overclocking is to raise the GHz of one’s CPU through raising the clock rate of a CPU.

Are there any hazards to Overclocking?

Yes, there are many. When overclocking, you must understand what it is you are doing and not be integrating too much power to the CPU to the point where it cannot contain it and you will fry your motherboard along with your RAM CPU. There is also a fire hazard. If you overclock too much, you will fry your motherboard which will lead to smoke and a potential fire hazard.

Now, I will go into detail on how to overclock your CPU, assuming you are able to.
Step 1: Download the following programs:

  • CPU-Z: We will mainly be using the CPU part and a bit of the Motherboard part.
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  • HW-Monitor: This will show you what the current temperature of you CPU among other things are, this will be essential so that you do not fry your motherboard or overheat it.
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Step 2: Taking note of some important details

  • You will now want to open up CPU-Z and take a look at your specifications.
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  • The major things you want to examine are your “Core Voltage”, “Multiplier”, “Bus Speed”, “Core Speed”. Write all of these down on a piece of paper, NOT ON YOUR COMPUTER
  • Now open up HW-Monitor and you will want to also take note of your CPU’s temperatures
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Step 3: Now comes the component where we do the actual overclocking. These steps will be slightly different among many of you, but I will be doing it under the version I have (this will all make sense momentarily).

  • It is time to turn off your computer. You will now have to either view this guide on another computer or a smartphone or print it.
  • Reboot your computer now, and when the loading screen comes up (for me it’s when it shows a picture of my motherboard), there should be some text telling you how to enter your BIOS. For most computers, this button is “DELETE/DEL”. Hit this and load up your BIOS
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  • Hit enter on Host Clock Control and change the option to manual. You will now be able to change your CPU Frequency (frequency=clock rate=FBUS).
  • Now is the time to take out those notes you made. Check what your multiplier and bus speed is indited down. When you multiply those two together you acquire your clock rate (the GHz your processor is running at).
    You will be obliged to decide on your own what the amount will be depending on your motherboard and CPU (both can be checked on CPU-Z). Now choose a reasonable frequency and hit it.
  • Virtually done the overclocking! Now we will require to change the amount of power going to your core so that you don’t destroy your motherboard.
  • Navigate down the list until you reach power.
  • Now here is the most dangerous component of all. Do not go up by more than one set of power. Go up one, choose it, restart your computer, visually perceive if your system is stable. If it isn’t, restart your comp, go into BIOS, and change it. Keep doing this process until you are satiated.
  • NOTE: If all hell breaks loose and you screwed something up bad, just delete your CMOS and restart from new.

Congratulations, you have now overclocked your CPU and will be able to run things much quicker.

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