Overclocking is one way to make your processor run faster without having to change it.
It’s very important to have good BIOS. If you don’t, then you won’t be able to overclock.
Intel’s Extreme Tuning Utility for Windows and Linux (XTU), is a software tool that will make your life easier by allowing you to overclock your CPU without BIOS.
It’s important to keep an eye on how hot your device runs when you’re overclocking.
In this article, we are going to talk about overclocking your PC’s CPU.
The XTU is equipped with a built-in CPU and memory tester to check the temperature and stability of your device.
If you overclock your CPU, you can lose some of your original speed and it can make your PC unstable.
Note that this is a special edition of the XTU. It’s designed to work only with Intel processors.
For AMD processors, the XTU’s equivalent is the Ryzen Master Edition.
It’s also notable that if you successfully overclock CPU, the difference between overclocked and its previous status might not be significant in numbers but will be in performance.
Here’s how to overclock your CPU without the BIOS.
How to Overclock CPU without Bios: The Processes
1. Download Intel XTU
The first step to take is to download and install the Intel XTU from Intel’s website.
After you have closed all the background applications, launch the software.
2. Run Benchmark
This is a benchmark test for your PC to get your current benchmark score.
Click the Basic Tune tab, then click the Run Benchmark icon.
Check the stats and benchmark score.
A score of 5 is ideal. If you get this score or higher, you’re on the right path!
3. Go to Advance Tuning
Overclock your CPU before tweaking the Advanced Tuning menu.
From there, you can remove power limits so that your CPU can get the maximum amount of power needed.
There’s a Turbo Power Boost Max in this car, located at the top of the gearbox.
If the displayed page shows a Turbo Boost Short Power Max option, select that option.
Slide the processor current limit option up all the way.
If you want to overclock your computer, it’s easy to do.
4. Overclock System
You can slide the Processor Core Ratio and Processor Cache Ratio to their maximum positions, click Apply, and let the system do its thing.
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It will show a new score after a while. You’ll get to compare that to the first benchmark score to see if there’s been an improvement.
You can also try the following instead of setting to maximum directly.
5. Increase Multipliers
It’s where you start to push your CPU past its current speed.
Set Reference Clock to 100MHz. Go to Multipliers setting which shows each CPU core and increase the multiplier by 1x for each core, then run your benchmark.
The moment you see your computer crash, it’s time to create a new profile. Use the Profiles tab to save this new profile.
I’m going to try to increase the core again by 1x and see if it crashes.
Let the system do its thing and make sure to save the new profile every few minutes.
In this case, when the system crashes, you should use the last working profile so you can easily restore your data after the crash.
6. Increase Voltage
Increasing Multipliers and Voltage is similar to overclocking your CPU.
Here, all you need to do is increase the offset voltage (which adds voltage) only when needed.
So if you need to alter the core voltage and keep your system running on this new voltage then it is a better option to get a variable speed fan. This will cause less heat and the fan will only speed up when the computer requires extra cooling.
It’s the former because if you do change the voltage core, just keep increasing the core voltage by 0.1 and run a benchmark every so often to be sure that the added power has worked to stabilize things.
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