Forum discussion tagged with overclocking.
  1. T

    Question XMP not working

    Hey guys, so basically I built my PC two days ago and since then I'm trying to fix my XMP but nothing is working. I have Ryzen 5 5600x on b550 aorus pro ac board, with 2x8gb 3200MHz c16 ripjaws v kit ram. RAM in on QVL list for the motherboard. When I turn on XMP pc restarts, then automatic...
  2. L

    Question Noob PC builder, XMP turned on to run at 4800 Mhz but actually running at 2400 Mhz

    Hello all, I am a noob PC builder who just built his first PC. I went for top of the line components as I am starting out in software development, enjoy gaming recreationally, and am interested in trying my hand at video/music editing and other trades that require high computing power. Despite...
  3. Sidthegamer

    Question Will 2025 mhz work for 3060 Ti ?

    I have an asus rtx 3060 ti rog strix gaming OC edition. Will it be ok to overclock its core clock to 2025 mhz and overclock its memory clock to 7557 mhz. I have it paired with an amd r5 5600x. It's clock out of the box was 1920 mhz and its memory clock was 7000 mhz
  4. Denis_Yr_Sb

    Question Please help me i have an alienware aurora r12 with an intel i7 11th gen kf and an rtx 3080 and when i overclock my cpu speed does not change

    i have tried all the bios settings and even normal settings but nothing works and it can not be overthroteling because i have 70 degrees celcius at max and when i try to stres test my cpu speed drops i tried to overclock it to 5ghz what can i do?
  5. Budgeteer_262

    Build Advice Gaming Laptop Performance Optimisation

    Hi All, I just got my first gaming laptop, and having only ever built performance orientated desktops, I am used to having a lot of control over my voltages on clocks, voltages and fan speeds on my systems. However, with my new Acer Nitro 5 I don't (yet) know how to set a custom fan curve or...
  6. chasetheblackbird

    Question My 3600Mhz 32GB RAMs Don't Run Above 2933Mhz

    Hello, I got an i5 11600k & RTX 3070 System with a pair of 16GB 3600Mhz Gskill Hynix RAM. No matter what I do, I couldn't be able to run them over 2933Mhz. Here are the solutions I tried: MOBO is up-to-date. F8a. Tried on 1. and 3. Sticks, succeeded at 3600mhz but wasn't stable at all...
  7. TheFlash1300

    Question Can a locked CPU be overclocked?

    Hello. I have a locked CPU. My question is, can i overclock my CPU? If overclocking a locked CPU is impossible, is there another way, besides overclocking, that can increase the power of my CPU? My CPU is this: AMD-A4-9120e RADEON R3, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G
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    Question PC Keeps Restarting After New CPU upgrade (AMD Ryzen)

    I upgraded my PC Yesterday from a AMD Ryzen 2600 to a Ryzen 5600g. The PC keeps booting up no problem but when it overclocks automatically its black screens and restarts. Following is the Specs: AMD Ryzen 5 5600g MSi B450M Motherboard 12GB Ram DDR4 480GB M.2 SSD 2TB Harddrive Nvidia Geforce...
  9. Question Is The Volts To High? Or Am I Within Standards?

    Recently over clocked my Asus 1070-Ti Turbo, I actually have 3 Over-Clocked profiles, and the first one is for defualt card setting clocks for everyday usage. But when im gaming on AAA titles like Call of duty Vanguard, Or even the good old GTV online setting are always ultra or maxed at 1440p...
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    Question Can't run games in fullscreen while monitor is overclocked

    Today I received my new monitor (LG UltraGear 27GP950-B, 27") and ran into 2 issues: First of all I have noticed unusual alt-tabbing behavior: When running 4k 144hz DSC over DP 1.4, alt-tabbing out of a game takes 2 - 3 seconds with a black screen, alt-tabbing back in is instant. I have done...
  11. Lucas G

    Question Stutters after overclocking my CPU?

    Hi, I have a Ryzen 5 2400G, running at 3.9 GHz and 1.344 V. This is after I overclocked. I've noticed that when I open applications my mouse and system stutters and lags. This hasn't happened before so I was wondering if it may be due to my overclock, if so I would love some help on how to fix...
  12. talhaskrillx

    [SOLVED] Pc won't boot on XMP profile

    Hi! I have the following system -Ryzen 7 2700 -32Gb Gskill Ripjaws V (4X8 GB) -Asus TUF gaming plus X570 (Latest Bios) -Msi Rtx 3060ti -Xpg reactor core 750-watt gold PSU I recently updated my memory from 16Gb to 32Gb (all sticks are the same). But when I enabled the XMP profile it won't display...
  13. Frostypants

    Question Pc very slow after factory reset

    Specs: AMD fx 8350 4ghz Msi 970 gaming ddr3 16gb 1600mhz figured I would do some over clocking to my cpu and ram to increase performance, oc fails and I reset my cmos. After this every time I play a game I get a system service exception bsod, so I clear my hard drive and reinstall windows. Pc...
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    Question Is there an issue that i can't run my memory at the advertised speed?

    I'm running single channel 16gb ram that's advertised at 3600 Mhz, i used to have 2 sticks but i spilled some water on my desk and it got into my pc and ended up frying my other stick, the memory channels however were untouched, I know this since I tested all of them. I upgraded my GPU to get...
  15. nonhostilecat

    Question GPU MHz dropping to 100 when trying to OC (GTX 1070)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEhlKK5qKXo Followed this tutorial, but as soon as I up my Power/Templimit the GPU MHz drops from 1700 to 100 and the Kombustor FPS go into single digits. GTX 1070, Ryzen 5 2600x
  16. Question Overclocking AMD E450 APU with HD 6320 Graphics - Bios Modding

    Hi All, I'm trying to overclock my Lenovo X121e laptop with the above CPU. I am well aware of the potential thermal limitations and alternatives, I wouldn't be asking if I wasn't sure that I wanted to try this. I also know that BrazosTweaker and SetFSB don't work. The chip is locked. Hence, I...
  17. Power2PC

    Question Low overclocks on GTX 980 TI

    Hello, This is my first time using this forum site. This seemed like the perfect place to ask this question so here I go. I own a GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! (Non extreme) which is not exactly one of the best cards out there but should still be able to hold a decent core clock on the GPU regardless...
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    Question Z77a-G45 and Intel I5 3570k - overclocking problem.

    Hello guys! I have a problem with overclocking the i5 3570k processor on the MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard. About 7 years ago I turned it up to 4.2 and it has worked without a problem so far. However, I had to replace the disks in the computer and reinstall the system, which resulted in a bios reset...
  19. L

    Question My friend is claiming he overclocked the resolution of his monitor past its physical limits

    He has a 1600x900p monitor, and claims hes "overclocked" it to 1080p, his computer thinks its a 1080p screen and hes CLAIMING it looks the same as his 1080p monitor. Im trying to talk him out of this non-sense but he wont listen so ive went to here to try and set him straight so please tell...
  20. shadowcat777

    Question OC tuner in bios

    I just tried OC Tuner in the bios (b550-plus) with ryzen 5 5600x Before my cpu mhz was 4650mhz while gaming Now it is 4200mhz with the OC tuner in bios I thought the OC tuner would OC my cpu etc ???
  21. N

    Question I7 6700k

    Hello everyone. I have an older PC that still runs very well. I won't be changing my 6700k yet so i wanted to overclock it which is a reason why i bought this CPU back then. PSU, case fans and case are not quite good and i'll be changing them soon. This is long and i'm not an expert so please...
  22. Gordon3002

    [SOLVED] Is it safe to overclock a graphics card that lacks a power connector ?

    I just bought a GTX 1050 ti, as you know most models of that card don’t require a power connector. I was just wondering if it would be safe to overclock it, as I plan on doing that. I’ve heard that it might not be safe, since if you exceed the amount of power that the PCIe x16 slot can deliver...
  23. [SOLVED] Understanding 12th gen CPUs memory controller limitations ?

    Greetings and happy new year to all 🥳🎄 ! This is a theoretical question, please consider I'm not building a new rig and don't need any advices like "there won't be performance benefit" or "best available options right now to go with". Now I really hope someone will answer this question, at...
  24. Gordon3002

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to flash an R7 360 896SP bios onto a normal R7 360 to unlock the shader units and get more performance ?

    I have a Sapphire R7 360 and I’m trying to squeeze every last bit of performance out of it since GPUs are unreasonably priced. I already overclocked it at its limits and wanted to ask if it would be possible to unlock its shader units via flashing onto it an R7 360 896SP bios (a variant with all...
  25. T

    [SOLVED] i7-9700k unusually high temperatures with a load of cooling, would really appreciate input

    Hi, I built my PC about three years ago and have been struggling to get adequate noise levels and temperatures ever since with my 9700k. I started with two stock fans and a Cryorig H7 and have since upgraded a number of components which are the following: i7-9700k (stock/4.6ghz turbo)...
  26. TopHatterCT

    [SOLVED] Some newbie questions on graphics cards

    Hello all. Newbie here in the custom pc space. So I bought an entry-level card, the GT 1030 for some e-sports titles and light AAA games. I'd like to ask about my concern, which is I got impressed by the GT 1030 performing better than I expected that I kind of got greedy for more and overclocked...
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    [SOLVED] How does age and sustained high temperatures affect the performance of a CPU/GPU?

    How does heat damage a CPU/GPU overtime? What changes in functionality occur when a CPU/GPU become "old" or "worn" out? I'm not talking about thermal throttling, but if a CPU does age/has sustained high temperatures over the years, does that affect when the threshold for throttle in the future...
  28. azu_normies

    [SOLVED] I am going to overclock my old cpu Core 2 Duo E4700

    Does anyone understand about overclocking? I am going to overclock my cpu, but due to limited settings on the motherboard, I can only set CPU FSB, Memory Ratio, Memory Voltage, Timings These are some of my questions What is FSB/Memory Ratio? Initially it was set to Auto and Memory Frequency...
  29. Hurricane17

    [SOLVED] CPU Causing BSOD ( Blue Screen of Death ), my fix.

    About 4 weeks ago i bought a used cpu and motherboard ( Ryzen AMD 5 2600X, ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F Gaming ) for a upgrade. Since then i've had BSOD ( Blue Screen/Blue Screen of Death ) erros restarts, game crashes, google crashes etc.Basiclly every time i turned it on, and let it work a bit, i...
  30. K

    [SOLVED] Help "overclocking" 11400f

    Greetings, finally decided it's time to switch from FX8320 to Intel(not a fanboy of any company but a worthy note is that last time I was on Intel CPU was in 2007 on Pentium D) because of the provided value their new CPU's have, especially 11400F. So instead of buying a Ryzen 5 5600x, I instead...
  31. I

    [SOLVED] Memory Overclocking failed error at boot up.

    So Recently when i switched to windows 11. I've been getting this random shut down every 1-2 times in a day randomly mostly when I leave it afk. The error i get when i boot up is memory overclocking failed and then proceeds to bios and if i just hit save and reboot in bios it boots up fine but...
  32. ajay12131

    [SOLVED] Is overclocking 60hz monitor to 75hz safe?

    So I bought a new Acer 1440p 60hz IPS monitor about 6 months back. Its working like charm and I'm very happy with the performance. However, I came to know just recently that even monitors can be overclocked. So I viewed a few videos on how to do so on Nvidia cards and have managed to achieve a...
  33. taimoorbaig382

    [SOLVED] How To OC My Gigabyte Aorus XTR GTX 1080 To Get Max Possible Performance?

    Greetings, I've recently sold my GTX 1080 Ti Founder's Edition and downgraded it to Gigabyte Aorus XTR GTX 1080. I can feel the performance impact on many games as I was playing them on maxed settings and even upscaled many of them because I have a 1080p 60Hz monitor. I'm new to OCing, this...
  34. N

    [SOLVED] AMD gpu stuck at 400mhz while playing a game

    ive got an AMD Ryzen 7 laptop which I bought 5 months back. It was fine for the first 2 months and then the laptop fps started dropping to 20 while playing games. I didnt know what the root cause was until I traced it to the vram(gpu) being stuck at 400mhz between a game. I tried many methods...
  35. S

    [SOLVED] i accidentally oc my cpu help !!!

    hello , first ik nothing about oc and i never tried it or did it .... i had a probleme about voltage my cpu core voltage while doing nothing minimum is 1.300V to 1.350 V , i asked some people and they said that you need to update your bios maybe it's gonna help , so i did update it for the...
  36. H

    [SOLVED] Best Z590 motherboard for overclocking i5-11600K

    I have Core i5-11600K CPU, I want to overclock it to some extent (not extreme overclocking). I want to overclock all core base frequency to 4.50 Ghz. All core turbo speed should be at least 5.0 GHz. I'm interested in following motherboards. (Price in our country listed in USD) Asus TUF Gaming...
  37. ridefire123

    [SOLVED] Can someone help me with a overheating issue? i7-9700k. I have a Cryorig C7 cooler.

    Hello People of Tom's Hardware! I have had this issue for awhile with overheating. It would thermal throttle quite a bit at 4.9Ghz (basically any demanding application: Premiere Pro, any triple A video game etc.). Utilizing the intel extreme tuning utility, I turned the turbo clock down to 4.5...
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    Question GPU overclock doesn't work for Valorant only

    I recently overclocked my rtx 2070 super for better performance when playing Call Of Duty Warzone, I am able to get a stable 2000 MHz oc while in game. Default max speed of my card is 1605 MHz. Temps never pass 60C. I also play Valorant often, and I noticed in msi afterburner that my gpu MHz...
  39. SimonEleven

    Question Strange problem overclocking monitor ?

    Hello, I have an Old "Dell IN1930" Which I tried to OC to 75hz, The problem is when I do the overclocking the screen goes dark for a second then shows up again telling me if I want to save the change, but the display is messed up, its pushed to the left beyond the screen borders and the quality...
  40. themiziko

    [SOLVED] Consulting some of the Overclocking decisions and noisy watercooling, plus transferring the setting after reinstalling ?

    Hello! About 9 months ago I decided to upgrade my PC. I trusted them with building my previous build, and they were quite reliable, but the company insisted on also dabbling into water cooling they haven't really done previously, and messing with overclocking. Since I'm not a specialist, and...