Overclocking the CPU
Overclocking is a great hobby, but we should always note it can be dangerous. You are taking your CPU or any other device you are overclocking past its official rating. By doing so you are voiding your warranty.
When overclocking, you usually will be using your BIOS to do it, but if you have an older motherboard, it might consist of dip switches or jumpers. Most BIOS's have general overclocking options but every motherboard varies to a certain degree. In our case, we have all of our options in the BIOS, so we do not need to open our case to adjust settings - phew!
One of the main differences between overclocking an AMD system and a Pentium 4 system is the use of multipliers. The multipliers on an AMD can be unlocked with modification, while the Pentium 4 multipliers cannot be unlocked.
We will now move on to showing you a screenshot of the BIOS settings for overclocking we have available on our Albatron PX845PE Pro II.
At the top of the screen you can see the CPU speed that you have set it at. At the time of that screenshot, we have everything running at stock.
Below that, you can select the CPU voltage. This determines how much voltage is outputted to the CPU. When reaching higher overclocking speeds, you would raise this voltage to increase stability, since the higher clocked CPU might need more juice to function. However, the catch is the higher you raise your CPU voltage, the hotter the processor operates at.
CPU Host frequency is your FSB control. The Albatron PX845PE Pro 2 will allow jumps in 1MHz increments all the way to 240MHz (which probably will not be attainable anyway). With this setting, we will be able to increase the clock speed of our CPU. The FSB is multiplied by the multiplier, which in this case is 18, to provide our final clock speed.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Ubisoft says The Division being held back on PC 'simply not true'
- Telstra outage in Australia caused by 'embarrassing human error'
- Explosive new 'Independence Day' TV spot, poster go live
- Rise of the Tomb Raider could soon receive DX12 abilities
- The Division will require 32GB of HDD space on the Xbox One
- ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Z170 Gaming K4 - Only Posts with one memory stick
- TP-LINK Archer C2600 MU-MIMO Wireless Dual-Band Router Review
- [SSD compatibility question] GA-X58A-UD3R with Samsung EVO Pro SSD
- The Hateful Eight (2015) Cinema Movie Review
- SSD compatibility
- ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series returns to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2016
- HIDEO KOJIMA AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO CONFIRMED AS D.I.C.E. SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
- Toshiba Introduces the Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Series
- Thermaltake Kicks Off 2016 MFC (Modding Fighting Championship)
- AMD Offers New Thermal Solutions and New Processors for Reliable, Near-Silent Performance