How to overclock a computer?
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We all know the situation when the computer starts to hang and does not immediately respond to commands. And what could be worse than the situation when you waited for half a year to continue your favorite game, and your computer does not “pull” it? Below we will tell you how to overclock your computer so that you will no longer have such problems.
Overclocking is a set of measures aimed at increasing the production capacity of a computer. Before proceeding to overclocking, it is necessary to measure the current indicators of stability of work. For this you can use programs such as,, and others.
Overclocking a computer primarily means overclocking a processor and a video card. However, you should also pay attention to the cooling of the computer, since overheating is not about any overclocking and can be no question. Try to install liquid cooling on your computer, replace the regular fans with newer, more powerful ones or apply a new layer of heat conducting paste, for example: KPT-8, Arctic Cooling MX-4, Zalman ZM-STG2.
Overclocking with special utilities
At the moment there are many special programs that are designed to improve processor performance. An interesting fact is that motherboard manufacturers do not prohibit, but rather welcome the use of such software. To use this kind of program, you need to know exactly the brand and model of the motherboard. We will give only some of their examples:
- - for AsRock motherboards;
- - for MSI motherboards;
- - respectively for ASUS;
- - for AMD;
- - for Intel and AMD processors, etc.
Overclocking via BIOS
The BIOS literally stands for “basic input / output system”. This program is used to test the devices connected to the system and launch the operating system and is extremely important in the operation of the computer.
Let us give an example of overclocking via the BIOS of a computer with a GigaByte motherboard:
- Restart the computer and during its launch press the “Delete” or ”F2” key.
- Go to the tab with advanced settings (it may be referred to as Advanced, Power BIOS Features or otherwise). Read more in the instructions for your motherboard.
- Disable all settings in the Speed Spectrum section, save the settings and reboot the computer.
- After the reboot, go back to the same section, but now open the DRAM Configuration - MemClock menu. Set the frequency to a higher level than you used before, and reboot the computer again.
- Find the menu for setting the bus frequency (Hyper Transport Frequency) and change the mode from automatic to x3 or x4.
- In the MB Intelligent Tweaker menu, increase the frequency of the PCI Express bus and the voltage of the processor, restart the computer.
- In the same menu, set the CPU multiplier. Set the frequency of the processor by dividing its nominal frequency by a factor. Restart the computer.
- After all the work done, the obtained indicator of the frequency of the processor should be gradually increased and monitor how this affects the operation of the device.
- After you manage to achieve the desired performance, while the temperature inside the computer remains within the acceptable range, the setting can be considered complete.