Overclocking is the practice of forcing hardware components to run at higher speeds than they were designed for. This tag should be used for questions about overclocking's effects on Ubuntu.

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Wrmsr command writes value but rdmsr shows the value has not changed

I have been recently been trying to overclock my old destop computer. It has a Intel Celeron and I and running LUbuntu 15.04. I am trying to to change the vcore value (to allow higher overclock) by ...
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Flickering screen issue with Mobility radeon HD 4225/4250 looking for a way to set my clockspeed

Ever since I installed Ubuntu after running some programs, especially games. My screen will start to flicker, I searched around and came across this article: ...
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Overclocking ASROCK N3700-ITX with ubuntu 15.04

is there an easy way to overclock the ASROCK N3700-ITX with Ubuntu 15.04? I tried serveral recommendations but nothing speeds up the clock. The main reason seems to be the missing fields in the bios. ...
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Overclocking Asus EEE1008HA PC (AtomN280) running Ubuntu14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus 1008HA eeePC (Atom N280 @1.6GHz). I would like to overclock it a bit though since it would "do it good" :) In previous Ubuntu versions I noticed that some ...
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Nvidia Coolbits don't work

nvidia-settings app outputs following in the console when i try to change frequencies. (nvidia-settings:3612): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_range_set_range: assertion 'min < max' failed I know ...
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Why ASRock X-Boost (automatic CPU overclocking) affects Kubuntu's boot?

I have a computer with Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.10 installed (64 bits both), and when X-Boost is disabled there isn't any problems with any OS, but if X-Boost is enabled, when I try run Kubuntu, ...
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How to Overclock my old PC's(Pentium 4) processor using Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am new in Overclocking stuff. I am using an old gen. PC with 32-bit Pentium 4 with 3.0 GHz speed with Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it. I want to improve my CPU performance because it is really really ...
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Help me to install NVClock on Ubuntu 14.10

Could you please help me with installing nvclock and nvclock-gtk on Ubuntu 14.10? I used to use Arch Linux and there everything was simple: We had two repository, official and Arch User Repository, ...
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how do i overclock a nvidia gpu without using coolbits or bios

how do i overclock a nvidia gpu without using coolbits or bios my bios does not support gpu overclocking and there is no option in the xorg configuration how would i overclock my gpu my specks are ...
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Loading Optimized Defaults Error

I am trying to overclock my G3258 but it keeps crashing at quite low overclocks; so I want to update my BIOS, but apparently you need to load optimized defaults on my motherboard; but when I do this, ...
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Can rebooting many times cause problems [closed]

I will be overclocking and configuring my rig in about an hour and I decided to try out everything individually. This means I will reboot my computer 30-40 times, maybe even 50 within hours. Can this ...
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Overclocking with Ubuntu

I overclocked my CPU in BIOS using a multiplier. Everything in Ubuntu still shows the CPU frequency is stock. Is the CPU running at stock frequency, or is it overclocked like it's supposed to be? Is ...
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Turbo Boost work with Ubuntu [duplicate]

My notebook has an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost to 2.6GHz. My question is, will Turbo Boost work with Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to underclock or set a frequency to Intel HD 4000 (IGP)

I have a Samsung NP530 ultrabook and it run very hot and loud when the IGP is in use (eg. on Google maps with 3D building, etc...). I don't need a lot of power and I prefer when I work in silence so ...
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Intel GPU Monitor and Overclocking

I have an Intel Haswell i7 with HD 4800 graphics. I'm wondering what tools are available for me to monitor and tweak my GPU. I'm looking for something like Nvidia Settings if there is anything like ...
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Overclocking graphics card?

I have a Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 on Ubuntu14.04 (64 bit). Is there any kind of way I can overclock the card successfully and if so how to do so?
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Overclocking, sensibly for a novice

MotherBoard is an ECS C51GM-M Processor is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ ive read many articles and have zero experience compiling software installs on ubuntu (a learning link would be a lovely message) ...
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Overclocking AMD processor

I was wondering if there are any overclocking tools that would work with an AMD A10 5745M processor. Really all I need to do is be able to manage my cpu clock speed and IF possible cpu temp and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't find hdds with higher clock rates [closed]

I dual boot windows 7 64-bit and ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on separate disks, and utilize some overclocking from the BIOS. Windows works fine, however ubuntu can't seem to find any hard drives, except for ...
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How can I force turbo boost work constantly in Ubuntu?

In windows I have a tool which I just turn on and have turbo boost constantly on my i5 in laptop.. Unfortunately i can't overclock my cpu over bios. Can anybody recommend any tool for Ubuntu ? I'm ...
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Coolbits “1” does nothing (GTX 560ti, 310.14, Ubuntu 12.04)

I can't find a way to enable overclocking on Ubuntu 12.04. This is my xorg.conf: Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" Option ...
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Underclocking (overclocking) Nvidia card

I have a GTX295 Nvidia card which sadly won't run on stock clock frequencies any more, I did a brief inspection of the PCB and reapplied the TMI. It just turns itself off for some odd reason after 2-3 ...
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Can I overclock my cpu using cpupowerd?

I've been trying to look for ways to overclock my rather old cpu, AMD Turion 64 x2 Tl-56 1.8ghz dual core. My Acer Aspire 5100 series bios does not give me the option to overclock. After referring to ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Discovering I needed Wine to run anything Windows-based. I discovered I'd need DirectX to do anything significant, which in turn needed .NET framework. Using this ...
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CPU undervolting GUI software?

I have Lenovo B580 laptop with core i3. I've followed tutorial to install phc kernel and then phc software to undervolt but this soft is too complicated. Is there any other program whitch is able to ...
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Question on reported processor speed in System Settings>details

I have a Gigabyte motherboard and cpu I inherited from my son when he bought a new gaming machine. I changed the BIOS from 8x to 6x multiplier as I don't need the speed and I'd rather it ran cooler ...
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AMD CPU overclocking software?

Is there a program for Ubuntu that I can use to overclock my AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 560 Processor?
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Is there AMD Overdrive on Ubuntu?

Is there AMD Overdrive on Ubuntu? Because I want to install it if possible, but i seem to have the latest AMD drivers installed. Does anyone have an AMD Graphics card? If they do could you please tell ...
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What are the pros and cons of CPU frequency control on a laptop?

What are the pros and cons of controlling (lowering, or even overclocking) the CPU frequency on a laptop? How can I do it in Ubuntu and will it increase my battery life (as I never play games and ...
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Overclock monitoring and stress testing tools in Ubuntu

I would like to know what tools are available to Ubuntu users for monitoring the overclock done in the BIOS and to stress-test the machine. Tools for the following: 1) Tool to reliably read actual ...
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Voltages look like overclocking; is voltage control via a script possible?

I see that my voltages look like overclocking. I want to know if what I have is right or not, because I always have errors with my voltages. I have a 600W power supply. CDROM does not work sometimes ...