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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Ubuntu crashes and BIOS resets to default (Overclok issue?)

since I recently had more contact with Linux in general I wanted to try it out on my home computer too, so I switched from Win7 to Win8/Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and SteamOS (based on Debian) ...
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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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A newbie question on overclocking [duplicate]

I would like to try my hand on overclocking. The newest NVidia drivers 337.12 (beta) for Linux is according, to Phoronix, "finally [providing] GPU overclocking support for the NVIDIA "Fermi" GPUs". ...
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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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Is there a way to overclock the AMD A4-3320M APU?

I have an HP Pavillion g6 with the AMD A4-3320M APU. The BIOS won't allow overclocking to 2.6 Ghz. I can overclock in Windows using Catalyst Control Center, but Not in Saucy.
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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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Overclocking Graphics Card? Lubuntu 13.04

I've recently built a little computer for entry gaming, but some games I do enjoy just don't cut the job. I'd like to get a few more frames, maybe up to 40, I'm already at about 30 but more FPS the ...
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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?

Okay, so for starters, hi. :P I'm a -complete- Ubuntu noob, so please be gentle in your criticism, and if you find a glaringly obvious error, please point it out! :D But don't pull your hair out, ...
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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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Bios Memory settings and Virtualization + Ubuntu (Unofficial Answers Welcome) [closed]

Attempting to optimize my (Main Windowless) Ubuntu system for my uses I will detail questions below, I understand this might be the wrong place to ask these questions. If so, my apologies and I thank ...
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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 ...