Many of you have heard about overclocking. But if you don’t know what it is? And how to overclock CPU for your laptop and mobile and what are the advantages and disadvantages of overclocking then this article is for you. Read this article hopefully all of your questions will answer. So let’s start the discussion.
What is Overclocking-
If we separate this word overclock then we can found 2 words. One is “Over, ” and another is “Clock.” Here we know what “Clock” means. And “over” means increasing the value of something. So the meaning of “OverClocking” is increasing the clock value. Now the question is – what kinds of “clock” is this? Of course, the clock of your mobile, laptop or mobile processor.
Anyway, Each processor has a clock installed. And this clock is placed inside the chip. The clock repeatedly returns output to Zero and One. This processor clock works very fast. At the very first time, we used to see the clock works 500 times is 1 second, then 5,000 seconds in 1 second and then 50,000 times. And today’s modern processors, which work in 2GHz or 4GHz frequencies, can operate in a million or billions times in 1 second. For measuring the clock speeds of a processor, we use Gigahertz(GHz) or Megahertz(MHz). Here is the most basic unit is Hertz(Hz). So, if there is a 500Hz speed processor, this means the processor is on and off 500 times in 1 second. If there is a 500KHz processor, then the processor is on-off 500,000 times in a second. Similarly, if it is a 500MHz processor then it on-off 500,000,000 times and the present day’s 2GHz processor can work 2,000,000,000 times in 1 second.
Now the question is, what happens if a processor clock On or Off? See, this clock’s once on and off is called Cycle. That means 1 time on-off is meant to complete 1 cycle. The difference between an improved processor and a less improved processor can be summed up here. Suppose two processors are being compared. And two processors work at 2 GHz speed. But the more improved processor can do more work in 1 cycle, and another works less. Well, let’s see a real example. Let’s assume there is an electric blub in my room, and if I want to turn the blub on and off, then I need to press the switch of the bulb. Now imagine, after that switch, I added more master switches and added 1,000 bulbs together. Now I can turn on and off 1,000 more bulbs using the single switch. So here’s I can do a lot of work together, but it’s done from the same switch. In the same way, improved processors can work more on each cycle.
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In this way, the processors found on mobile phones or laptops are different. The discussing is going too long, now let’s come to the real point. How to overclock CPU? It’s mean how to increase the processor’s working cycle? If the clock is now on-off for a few times is a second, then increasing its “on-off” is the intent of overclocking. If the clock is turned on-off more often, the computer will work more. Because the processor does some work on every working cycle. Therefore, the more workout cycles available in 1 second, the more output will be possible. So I think you have understood the purpose of overclocking.
How to Overclock CPU for Mobile Phones?
What is “Overclocking”? And how it’s done? After getting answers to these two questions, the last question comes to our mind is how to do overclock CPU. First of all, let’s see how to overclock CPU for mobile phones. If you have a rooted Android phone, then you can easily do it. Forget iPhone or Windows Phone now. Because this is not possible in these phones. However, if your phone is rooted, many apps will be seen in the PlayStore, allowing you to Overclock CPU for your mobile easily. Just open the PlayStore and search for Overclock CPU, and you will find too many apps to do overclock CPU. Install any of them, and you can overclock CPU 1 or 2 clicks. And by doing this, you can easily increase your CPU or GPU Frequency. Frequency is usually referred to clock speeds. Again you can underclock or reduce the Frequency.
Suppose that your processor works at 1.5GHz, then you can overclock it 1.6 or 1.7 GHz. Again you can Underclock to 1.2GHz, 1.0GHz or 0.8GHz. And all of these are the wishes of your mind. Now see, if this Frequency is more or less, there will be an effect on efficiency or your processor. Increasing the Frequency will improve the efficiency and reduce the efficacy will decrease the effectiveness. Along with this, there will be changes in the power loss. If you increase the Frequency, then the processor will start work more, and the battery gets more corrosive. And if you decrease Frequency, then battery loss will be reduced. Now the decision is yours, you need more performance, or you need more battery?
While Overclock CPU, there is one more thing to look for, and that is the processor’s health. You can never overclock a 1.5GHz processor to 5GHz. If you do this, the processor will set on fire.🤣🤣 Because working at 5GHz speed, the processor will absorb so much power that he cannot control. So there is a safe limit to overclock CPU. If your processor is 1.5GHz, then you can gradually make it 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz. And if you use Ryzen processor in your pc then the number will increase a little bit more but although you need a proper cooling system.
There are some custom ROMs, if you flash your phone with them, then the CPU will not need separate software to overclock CPU. Such as CyanogenMod, it’s a custom ROM. CyanogenMod has the inbuilt option to underclock or overclock CPU in your phone’s settings. Moreover, you can use more different options. Eg. Battery saver mood, performance mood, etc.
How to Overclock CPU for Computer or Laptop?
Overclocking the computer or laptop is a little different thing. If you have Intel “K” series processor, “K” means that if you have “K” at the end of your processor’s model number and if you have a motherboard that supports the overclock feature, then you can overclock CPU or your laptop or computer easily. You have to go to bios settings and make some critical changes, and you can easily overclock it.
The same rule is to apply here, if you overclock your processor, the power loss will increase. The temperature of the processor will be increased and for that, you have to use a good cooling system. And if you do underclock, then the power loss will decrease. But I never underclock my CPU. Yes, you can underclock your mobile to saving battery.But on the computer, it is always overclocked. To overclock CPU, you must have Intel’s “K” series processor and specific motherboard with an overclocking support. However, AMD can also overclock with a particular processor. Eg. Ryzen. [Ryzen Gaming Pc Build]. If you do not have specific hardware on your laptop or computer, then you can not overclock CPU.
If you are overclocking your laptop, computer or mobile by following the exact rules and warnings given today, you can enjoy a lot more performance instead of a little more power. If you want more power from your phone, then you can overclock, and if you want more battery life(more than usual), then you can do underclock. I hope all these things are now clear to you as water. There is also another thing called Overvolting and Undervolting. This is a different topic, and it’s not a topic about processor’s frequency. Here the CPU’ voltage can be reduced or increased. Anyway, I’ll write another article about that. And one more thing, don’t forget to share today’s article. And if you have any other questions about CPU overclocking, you can comment it below. I always wait for your feedback and questions.