A definition of overclocking is speeding up a computer’s functioning. This involves helping it work faster, but there is no need for purchasing additional physical components in addition to it; simply using what you have already. This is handy in case you do not have the funds for new computer details. Keep reading to find out more about the ways to overclock the central processing unit in Intel or Advanced Micro Devices processors (the guide below words for both). In both of these processors, the CPU’s speed and functioning is confined to a certain limit of safety, which enables it to stay dependable for longer.
Obviously, it is up to you to be making the decision of overclocking via alterations in some settings. However, please note that risks come with the process. The method of overclocking used by PC depends on the chipset, e.g. Devil Canyon and Ivy Bridge chipsets do not use the same one. For this reason, it is recommended to firstly look at a guide for your specific chipset and CPU before making a start on this procedure to make the most of your maximum achievable overclock.
Note: the option of overclocking your CPU is only available in case it has not been locked. To illustrate this, let’s consider Intel, which has a non-K Core i7. This model comes with a lock on clock speed, so the users cannot overclock. However, there is also the unlocked-K model of Intel with the same Core, that gives you permission for overclocking.
In this article we aim to help everyone, so we are not going to focus on certain types of chipsets. Instead, we will guide you through all the possible tools and methods of automatic overclocking, which you have access to.
On the whole, the procedure is rather time-consuming, and you may not even get it right for the first time (some users succeed at overclocking only after several tries). Understanding the concept of overclocking and planning out a few weeks for it in advance will definitely help, ifyou wish for your PC to function at its maximum capacity and speed.
To put it bluntly, getting the best overclock is difficult and takes a good ‘silicone lottery’, which comes from all kinds of processors with their own electric potential difference requirements for achieving a particular clock speed. For instance, in Intel i7 3770 processor, on CPU requires 1.35 V for an overclock of 4.5 Ghz. Another one can handle 1.15 V for the same clock rate.
In case of the possibility of you encountering problems when overclocking a laptop, this guide is only about following this procedure on desktop computers.
One word of advice: in case you want to overclock a laptop, take care with the fire hazards- heat dissipation is restricted.