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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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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Overclock cpu of Asus eee pc on Lubuntu 18.04

How can one overclock the CPU of an Asus eee pc 1011px from the Lubuntu 18.04 terminal? Note that on this website there are related (outdated) questions: Intel Atom Asus Eee PC - overclock not ...
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Nvidia GPUs not accepting clock speed adjustments on ubuntu

I've got a script that configures a bunch of settings on my gpus and then starts a mining application. It's supposed to set powermizer mode to 1, set fan control state to 1, set fan speed to 100, set ...
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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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Overclocking an MSI rx570 on Kubuntu 18.10?

I am thinking of buying one and was wondering if there was a way to overclock it (with a GUI) I'm running Kubuntu 18.10 with Linux kernel 5.0.5-generic
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Xeon Gold 5118 CPU turboboost Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Dell WorkStation whics has 2 Xeon 5118 Cpu on it. On Intels webpage it says its "Max Turbo Frequency 3.20 GHz" but even under stress test i cant see any results beyond the 2.7 GHz. I already ...
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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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How to scan all installed packages for data corruption [duplicate]

Since I've overclocked my system about 2 weeks ago, there was an abnormal amount of "system problem detected" dialog boxes on startup and segmentation faults, in that meanwhile, without being aware of ...
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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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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 (http://www.dedoimedo.com/games/wine-...
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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 ...