Overclocking is quite an awesome thing.If you want yo overclock your PC then you have to need those stuffs :
- Windows operating system
- ATI or NVIDIA graphics
- Overclockable RAM or processor
- ATI tool (a tool for benchmarking your GPU)
- Sapphire TriXX or MSI Afterburner
- A BIOS capable of overclocking
- CPU-Z to monitor CPU and RAM speeds
- Core Temp to monitor CPU temperatures
- SpeedFan (to make sure you can throw your fans to 100% speed in a pinch if you need it)
Step 1 Start Overclocking
- Start TriXX or Afterburner.
- You have four values you can adjust: Core Clock, Shader Clock, Memory Clock , and Fan Speed. The shader clock is only adjustable on NVIDIA cards, so if you have an AMD card, just ignore this setting.
- Keep the settings linked (enabled by default), because you will often run into issues overclocking things separately.
- Raise the clock speed by only 5 MHz at a time, to make sure we don't push the parts too far.
- Repeat the GPU parts in step one and two until you reach your desired (or maximum) overclock level.
RAM and CPU Control
- Reboot your computer and go into the BIOS settings (usually F2 during the Power On Self-Test).
- Navigate to your advanced settings tab and try to find the options pertaining to RAM and CPU voltages or clock/bus speeds (bear with me, this varies on every system)
- A good rule of thumb that I use for both RAM and CPU is to increase voltages to the next available one (meaning one "up" from your current speeds, ex: 2000MHz to 2200MHz etc.) and then your bus speeds also increased by one interval. Don't go crazy, you could break components.
Step 2 Benchmarking
Now we need to test the new clock settings and make sure it's not too much for our components to handle by giving them a stress test.
- Open up Furmark.
- Set your resolution to the resolution of your screen.
- Check Fullscreen and hit the BURN-IN test button.
- Make sure you don't see any black lines in the circle. This means that you pushed the card too far and need to down clock. Also, watch your temperatures. Generally, I think anything over 85 degrees Celsius is really unsafe.
- After you find a sweet spot, run it in Furmark for 45 minutes or so, just to make sure it can handle extended use in its new clock speed.
RAM and CPU
- After you have changed your CPU or RAM bus speeds, you need to test it.
- Run CPU-Z and make sure your voltages and speeds checkout. They need to be stable and, of course, faster than they were before overclocking.
- Monitor your temperature with Core Temp, again, making sure that you don't pass anything beyond 85 degress celsius.