As they say, “Human needs are insatiable.”
Even with the most powerful technology at our fingertips, sometimes we still wonder if there could be more. How far can we push it to gain more?
Luckily in the computer world, there is such a thing as ‘overclocking’! Are you curious about how to overclock laptop CPU on Windows 10?
Find out in this article!
WARNING: Overclocking the RAM Should Only Be Done AFTER Overclocking The CPU.
How to overclock laptop CPU on Windows 10
- Check out your computer cooling system. You can use a tool such as Prime95 to run a test for a few hours. This tool will be put a 100% load on your CPU cores to give you an idea of what the heating will be like when you overclock and if your computer can handle it.
- Take stock of your current CPU performance. There is no point in going down this road if there won’t be a visible improvement and the only way to know that is to check out the current performance. Use Cinebench to check this out and make sure you write it down! You can also use CPU-Z and GPU-Z.
- Access BIOS. Press ‘Delete’ and ‘F2’ or ‘F10’ simultaneously, repeatedly. You should see something like ‘Advanced CPU Core Settings’ or ‘OC/Overclocking’.
- Adjust CPU multiplier. Gradually raise the multiplier by using the ‘+’ sign on your keyboard and take note of the heat levels. If all goes well then you may increase it a bit more, bearing in mind that the higher the levels, the hotter your computer system becomes and could lead to unstable operations.
- Search for the ‘CPU voltage setting’. You may find it as ‘CPU Vcore’, CPU Voltage’, ‘Dynamic VCore’ or CPU VCCIN’. Whatever be the case, crank it up from 1.25 or ‘Auto’ to no more than ‘1.5’ but do this as slowly as possible.
With that, you have overclocked your CPU. Watch it closely to ensure there are no negative developments and ensure that your cooling system is working fine.
AMD Overdrive is another important tool you would recommend to overclock laptop CPU on Windows 10.
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How to overclock laptop RAM
Run a benchmark. Like overclocking laptop CPU, use tools to find out the current RAM performance. You can use Performance Test software or Aida64 >> Access BIOS the same way you did to overclock CPU >> Use Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Intel XMP) to make the work easier as a beginner. Pick the profile you are most comfortable with (you could always change it later) >> Save your settings >> Reboot the system.
This should unlock between 46 and 48 G/S!
Note that there are other methods of overclocking your RAM depending on your experience level but we have chosen to keep it simple in this article.
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What does it mean to overclock laptop CPU/RAM and what is the benefit?
Overclocking refers to the process of tweaking components of your computer such as the CPU to run at maximum speed by setting a higher clock rate (the rate at which tasks are completed).
Speeding up your CPU allows your computer to carry out more operations per second, especially when you are gaming, coding, editing photos, or rendering.
So, if your processor is slowing down your computer operations on Windows 10, you could overclock it for a faster and smoother experience.
More often than not, when you overclock laptop CPU on Windows 10, it is a cheaper option than getting a new laptop and the results are usually substantial.
Similarly, overclocking your RAM means that you speed up the data transfer rate. Recall that your RAM is the memory of your computer and so the less time that it takes to retrieve data, the faster the operations on your computer.
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Is it safe to overclock?
Overclocking your CPU causes overheating, due to the increased load. However, with an effective cooling system, your computer will be fine.
It is most advisable that you overclock gradually so that you don’t fry your system, while watching the heat levels.
When it comes to overclocking your RAM, there isn’t much of a risk as speeding up your RAM does not draw more heat. Nonetheless, it should only be done AFTER overclocking the CPU.
Did you find this helpful? Tell us about your overclocking experience!