HOW TO OVERCLOCK YOUR CPU?
Before learn about overclocking your CPU, here are few principles you need to know, first one is heat, the more power you add to your components , the more heat that component is going to produce.
Second thing is, the higher clock speed you wanted to achieve, the more voltage you need to power that attempt.
The most important thing is, these could be a drop in frame rates for GPUs, corrupting processes on the CPU or a failure to boot at all.
STEPS TO OVERCLOCK CPU
CHECK CPU STABILITY
First we need to know that, is our CPU stable at both idle and max load, we’ll need a software called Prime95.
We also need a program that monitors the temperature of our CPU output. Here is a tool Core Temp to do that.
CHECK YOUR CORE TEMP
Once above mentioned programs get installed, load your temp monitoring software to begin monitoring your processors temperature.
RUN THE STRESS TEST
Now, we want to benchmark your CPU, at stock, to see how hot it runs at 100%.
Now Start Prime95, select “just stress testing,” and then you’ll be given a list of option, choose “Blend Test,” and press OK.
GET INTO THE BIOS
Once your temperatures have stabilized, go to prime95. Select “Test” on the top bar and hit “stop”, then get into the BIOS.
In this test, you have to use an ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 Motherboard. SO, the UEFI could be a little different in comparison to some of the other manufacturer.
GO FOR AUTO-OVERCLOCK
once inside your BIOS, search for overclicking Tab.
Changing the multiplier
You need to change the CPU ratio, or multiplier, for all cores to the target number you want to achieve.
TEST AT MAX LOAD
Once changed the CPU ratio multiplier to 40, save changes and exit the BIOS.
Now reboot the computer and open prime95 and select “OPTIONS”, “Torture Test” and finally “Blend Test,” to see giw chip faurs at max lload.
FINDING THE LIMIT
Now in this point, increase the multiplier by one and repeat the process of stress testing in windows each time, until you reach the pint where you initially get a blue screen of death or your CPU begins to thermally throttle itself.
INCREASE THE VOLTAGE
To overcome the blue screen issue, we need to start working with the Vcore voltage. Back in the BIOS , you need to find CPPU Vcore Voltage mode.
Change this to Fixed.
You need to begin increase the viltage by 0.01 volts each time, until you can successfully boot, stress tes and maintin stability at your target frequency.
Once you get a little more comfortable overclocking, you’ll find yourself increaseing voltages by 0.05 ir 0.1 at a time.
BACK TO BENCHMARK
To ensure a stable overclock, you should now take a look of benchmark for as long as you feel it’s appropriate.