How to overclock a pc motherboard? Well overclocking a PC motherboard is relatively simple. The basic idea is to increase the clock speed (clock cycles per second) on your CPU (Central Processor Unit), which will make everything on your computer run faster.
As an example, let’s say you have a PC, and it currently has a 3.0 GHz CPU running at 1.5 volts for its core voltage levels. You want to overclock the CPU to 4.0 GHz by increasing the voltage going to the CPU from 1.5 volts up to 2 volts!
That’s called overclocking because instead of giving it 1.50 V you’re giving it 2V or .5 more volts that would be considered overclocking if you ran from 1 volt to 1.5 volts is considered overclocking as well, but you don’t want to do that because it would be too hot and can harm your hardware.
Overclocking a CPU or graphics card is the part of the process where most people get stuck thinking “It’s too hard” or “I’m gonna fry my processor”. This just isn’t true! It takes time, patience, and research into how exactly to overclock your PC motherboard chipset, the CPU voltage levels/temperatures, etc. If I can do it then anyone can!
How To Overclock A PC Motherboard The First Time?
The first time overclocking any PC motherboard I suggest taking it slow with small increments of increased clock speed until you find out what works for your specific motherboard and processor.
I also recommend trying to find motherboard bios (usually written as UEFI) if you plan to overclock past 4GHz because at that speed the voltage starts getting very high. If you want to quickly increase your PC clock speed then by all means boot into windows and start overclocking it up!
How To Overclock A Motherboard The Second Time?
After you’ve successfully overclocked one time already, now is when it gets difficult. Finding what works takes a lot of trial and error, so it’s good to know a few tips/tricks before starting this process.
First off find out what kind of motherboard chipset you have, for example, an Intel chipset or an AMD chipset. Each one of these motherboards has different settings for all the voltages/temperatures etc. which you will need to tweak to overclock your PC motherboard successfully.
It’s best to start slow once again, but this time it is okay if you don’t get to stable 4GHz clock speeds because now it is much easier making tiny adjustments instead of changing everything at once.
The Third Time?
This is where overclocking a PC motherboard gets easy! If you’ve already successfully overclocked your CPU before then finding what works should be very quick and easy since you already have an understanding of how everything works together.
Take your time when doing this, but also try increasing voltage levels very quickly since you found what works last time.
The Fourth Time?
If you’ve successfully overclocked your PC motherboard 3 times already then it’s pretty much guaranteed that you can get 4GHz! Oh, but if only it were that easy… It’s harder the more times you do it because I’m sure everyone wants 5GHz clock speeds, however, at this point, it becomes increasingly difficult getting any more out of your CPU without having to overvolt (give the CPU more voltage) than necessary with your motherboard.
Sometimes to get past certain problems when overclocking motherboard bios may not be able to run the processor even though it’s technically overclocked.
If this happens there is usually a workaround that involves setting the CPU multiplier to its max. value with the corresponding BCLK (base clock), which is just increasing how fast your processor runs within a certain range of voltages. Just don’t try to do it all at once, take your time.
The Fifth Time?
At this point overclocking a PC motherboard becomes very much like the 4th time you overclocked it because now it’s almost guaranteed that you can get around 4GHz.
Remember though not to overdue voltages because if you go too high there is always the risk of damaging hardware, which I have experienced before! My advice for this process is to again start slow until you find an area where your system crashes or doesn’t want to boot.
This may be frustrating but do not give up, eventually over time using the same tricks used in the past will allow you to figure out what exactly works best for your setup!
In conclusion, overclocking a PC motherboard is not that difficult once you have done so a couple of times. Choose a method out of the 5. I described above and get overclocking! Trust me, once you hit stable clock speeds at 4-5GHz speeds your computer will feel brand new again with increases in speed and performance.