Questions tagged [overclocking]

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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How to Lower Minimum CPU Clock Frequency

Recently I've been trying to reduce the cooling requirements of my desktop computer (since it gets exceedingly hot in summer), and have started looking into underclocking my CPU. Currently it idles at ...
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How do you create a new performance level in Nvidia powermizer?

I would like to overclock my Nvidia GT 710 GPU. I am using Ubuntu 22.04. The GreenWithEnvy (GWE) utility said I need to set coolbits to 8 to overclock. I found tutorials online explaining how to do ...
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How to optimize or better control my AMD card?

I have an RX570, and I was wondering if there were a good way to better optimize how Ubuntu works with it, beyond the built-in driver. If possible too, would there be a way to control things like fan ...
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Can I overclock my RTX 3060 eGPU (Razer Core X) in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a GeForce RTX 3060 in an eGPU enclosure (Razer Core X) and running Ubuntu 20.04. I have it detected and working (nvidia-smi shows stats for the card), but none of the other tools sees it, such ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B cpu clock to 1800Mhz in Ubuntu server

We see in Debian BullSeye cpu clock to 1800Mhz. Is it possible to do this in ubuntu server. Do we need overvoltage? News link: https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/bullseye-bonus-1-8ghz-raspberry-pi-4/
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Can I Overclock my Ubuntu trough Windows 11 VM?

I need msi afterburner's Curve and Power limit settings desperately. is it Possible to overclock my RTX 2060 and RTX 3060 like that in ubuntu I couldn't find. That is why I am asking this. Please help!...
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Unable to Change Nvidia GPU Clock Speeds: ERROR: Unable to find display on any available system

When connected via SSH to my headless Ubuntu 20.04 machine with two Nvidia 3070 Ti cards, nvidia-smi shows Fri Oct 29 00:14:25 2021 +-------------------------------------------------------------...
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how to overclock multiple Nvidia gpus - xorg.conf issue?

I have a GTX 1080 and 1660ti on Lubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia-470 driver, trying to overclock both. Currently Coolbits is enabled through /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia.conf, but this only allows ...
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Ubuntu isn't booting after overclock and config.txt is getting automatically altered

I did an overclock on ubuntu 21.04 on my raspberry pi 4b 8gb ram. I went to arm_freq=2100 and gpu_freq=750 and over_volt 6; that worked fine. I tried arm_freq=2200 and gpu_freq=800 with the same ...
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How can I overclock my monitor to 80hz?

Still learning linux. Yes, my monitor supports 80hz, tested and confirmed on Windows. So here's what I've tried to far. cvt 1920 1080 80 + --newmode + --addmode in xrandr which resulted in X Error ...
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changes to scaling_max_freq don't persist after edits

So I'm trying to pump up my CPU's performance by editing scaling_max_freq in /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq but for some odd reason, my changes don't actually go into effect. Instead, this ...
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nVidia RTX 3070 ETH overclock in Ubuntu20.04: nvidia-settings -a GPUGraphicsClockOffset/GPUMemoryTransferRateOffset not working

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with 2 RTX 3070 GPUs, which I want to use for ETH mining, on an ASUS B250 Mining Expert motherboard. I have installed all needed software on a new Ubuntu 20.04 installation ...
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Set Coolbits on Nvidia GPU without nvidia-xconfig or xorg.conf (Dual GPU AMD/Nvidia system)

My system has 2 GPU's, my main display card, which is AMD, and a compute card, which is Nvidia. I want to overclock or change the fan curve of my Nvidia card without breaking my AMD card - using ...
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What makes my CPU frequency drop on intensive application?

I am currently developing a software related to robotics, using Ros and the OpenVino toolkit on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I am doing some intensive computation related to computer vision, so I am looking for ...
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How to underclock a CPU

I am trying to find a solution to my laptop constantly overheating. One thing I saw is that when idle my CPU does almost nothing (utilization is around 1%), but the temperature is as high as 70*C. My ...
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help with under/overclocking [problem with coolbits and Xorg.conf file]

I've recently gotten into Ethereum mining and I have run into an issue that I cannot solve. I want to under clock my gpu and in order to do so I am using the application "Green with envy". ...
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/usr/sbin/grub-probe:error:failed to get canonical path of /cow. From Live USB with Persistent Storage (mkusb)

When I do sudo update-grub I receive this message: /usr/sbin/grub-probe:error:failed to get canonical path of /cow I went through all google solutions none of them work presumably because I am ...
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BIOS CPU overclock not sticking with dual boot

I am running a ryzen 7 1700, it's overclocked in the bios up to 4.0 GHz and is stable there. I run a dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. Every single time I load my Ubuntu distro, my overclock ...
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Ubuntu how to boost specific core and let the others idle

I'm using a server with Xeon 2620 v4, 8 cores. I need to do a performance benchmark that uses 4 cores. I want the benchmark to be as stable as possible, so I turn off idle state and let everything run ...
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Overclock NVIDIA GPU to achieve undervolting

While undervolting a CPU is straightforward, undervolting the dGPU is a bit trickier. You can't directly undervolt the dGPU, but what you can do is overclock the frequency which results in any given ...
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Ubuntu won't boot. Frozen cursor in the top left

I have been having difficulties with my Ubuntu installation. It will no longer boot and shows a frozen cursor in the top left corner, I have checked many websites and have tried stuff like nomodeset, ...
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How can I know my memory's "actual frequency" in ubuntu?

I bought some memory stick which is ovcerclockable. The default frequency is 2.4GHz, the frequency can be configured up to 3.6GHz. And I confiured frequency and the voltage in BIOS, set the frequency ...
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Amdgpu-pro 17.50 underclocking on Ubuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and the current driver on my rx 580 is amdgpu 17.50. I want to overclock memory clock of my gpu from 2000 to 2100(that was easy) and underclock the core clock from 1411 to ...
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Overclock AMD Sapphire RX 580 GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I have Sapphire RX 580 nitro+ GPU and want to overclock it on Ubuntu 16.04. I thought I would easily do this using amdconfig but it is no longer supported so I installed Radeon™ Software for Linux® ...
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nvidia overclock on startup running a .sh script in rc.local not working

Good afternoon. I am having issues getting a startup script i wrote for my overclock settings to initialize on bootup. I have run the script independently and it works perfectly; however, when i run ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 ACPI ERRORS on USB BOOT: Core i5 6600 @ 4.2Ghz (non-k OC)

I have a problem booting new live USB Ubuntu, looks like that:
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nvclock + nvclock_gtk in Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

I know about the Coolbits funktion in the nvidia binary drivers,but if I set coolbits to 12 i only get fan control (the opions only cinda apear). Since my gpu is a Geforce 8600 Gt i want to use ...
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Nvidia X Server - Overclocking Pascal Based Video Card

I am currently experimenting with overclocking my graphics card in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I recently learned about Coolbits, and enabled bits 2 and 3 (Option "Coolbits" "12") in my xorg.conf file. ...
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How can I install Nvclock on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to regulate my GPU fan's speed without the GUI in Nvidia X server settings. When I try to install with apt-get: sudo apt-get nvclock, apt-get is unable to locate the package. I believe ...
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How do I utilize the full power of the CPU? Why is its full power not used when needed?

The CPU frequency is 2799 MHz even though the maximum frequncy is 3100 MHz. The System Monitor still shows 100% Utilization. How do I force the system to use the full capacity?** Why is the system ...
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Can I overclock my AMD A8-6410 APU cpu with ubuntu? If so, how? [closed]

Tittle says it all. I am wishing to overclock my cpu, but have looked through BIOS and found nothing. If it helps, it is a HP laptop
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Is immediate powerdown bad for Ubuntu

I just got 17.04 because it runs Linux 4.10 which is optimized for my AMD Ryzen which I am overclocking and benchmarking. I am experimenting with extreme numbers, and quite often the computer freezes ...
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Adaptive multi GPU fan control and overclocking software

Running a quad GTX 1080 system that is at full load 24/7. Back when it was using Windows, I was able to use EVGA PrecisionX to not only set a fan profile, but also configure the cards to automatically ...
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Screen stays blank after few reboots (overclocked system with 16.04, AMD gpu)

This might be a specific problem related to my overclock but may be related to Ubuntu or AMD GPU driver. I am not sure. System Specs: Intel i7 6800K (overclocked to 4.2Ghz running at 1.40V) 96 GB ...
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How to monitor the VCore voltage

I have built a new PC and being cheap I have not bought Windows so I am trying Linux for the first time with Ubuntu 16.04. I understand lm-sensors is the standard method to access the information I ...
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How can I monitor and stress-test an overclocked Ubuntu system? [closed]

How would I go about stressing and monitoring temps of my Intel Core i7-4790k on Ubuntu?
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Nvidia 1070 Overclocking Help Needed

I have 3 1070 GPUs on Ubuntu 16.04LTS with the Nvidia drivers applied and cuda 8 installed, and I have accessed the xorg.config file to activate Coolbits and set up edid.bin to get the manual fan ...
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Ubuntu GPU utilities

how to overclock and donwclock gpu on ubuntu with amdgpu-pro drivers (core memory, voltage)? What utilities exist for this?
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How to stop Ubuntu overriding BIOS underclock during boot

I have recently decided to turn my old Xeon E3-1241 v3 into a NAS. For obvious reasons I want it to use as little power as possible so I have gone into the bios and I have lowered the clock speed to ...
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CPU Overclock Frequency not Showing

I've a Q9550 successfully overclocked @ 3,33 GHz which works fine on windows and in ubuntu 16.04 too since several years. The problem is that I've recently installed concky and discovered that my ...
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Prime 95 Cpuz Speed Fan

Hi I am looking for a Linux version of Prime95 CpuZ and Speed Fan also Haven Direct X is there a Linux version of these programs I want to over clock my computer and I do not like Windows I want to ...
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Undervolting CPU with ubuntu 16.04

I was looking into undervolting my laptop CPU. I could only find guides on phc that are said to be outdated. Is there a tool for that in the new version? Is it possible with TLP?
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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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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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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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How do I know which package to install?

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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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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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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