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Overclocking a locked Intel CPU!

hey everyone Lance here now I made the

mistake of telling myself when I built

my rig that I wouldn't do any kind of

overclocking at all ever you know I

thought I'd save myself a bit of money

and get a non K model and our CPU now

would that see there is a way to get a

small overclock out of most locked Intel

CPUs now before I got said I did want to

say that this is nothing groundbreaking

or something that's never been done

before it's been done plenty of times

but it'll be a bit of fun making a video

guide on how to do it anyway so here's

my CPU the entire four 790 that's right

not the force even 90 K like I said it

as a locked CPU it's an i7 3.6 gigahertz

quad-core CPU with a 4 gigahertz boost

clock at the motherboard that I'm using

for overclocking is the Republic of

gamers a seuss Maximus range s7 now just

a little bit of a disclaimer on this one

here since it is locked we're not going

to be making huge over clocks or

anything just a few hundred megahertz

but of course every little bit counts

now before we got into what I did want

to briefly mention that I haven't had

any cooling or stability issues with

this or after doing this I've been

running my system like this for months

now I'm getting a 4.2 gigahertz give

will take a little bit and overclock so

a 4.2 gigahertz clock speed from the CPU

which is supposedly locked to 3.6 with

the - a boost of 4 so here I've gone and

loaded up Tobias for my system and

loaded up some optimize their fault so

it's all to default settings as we can

see the turbo mode frequency as 4000

mega Hertz and the DRAM frequency as

1600 megahertz now what we're going to

actually be doing right now is adjusting

the base clock right now this will

affect the CPU and the memory frequency

as well as most other figures now I did

want to mention that a lot of biases

will be different some terms will be

named the same some will be different

some will be very similar to what mine

is but take it with a word of caution

that you might not find the exact

settings or wording as mine

so what we first want to start with is

by turning AI overclocked tuna from auto

to manual once we've done that it will

allow us to make some other changes now

I run mine here at 106 so if I put the

base clock rate frequency to this we can

see at the top we now have four thousand

two hundred forty megahertz and also the

DRAM frequency as 1696 the reason i

don't go above 106 is because i didn't

want to push my ram too far into the

1700 or 1800 mark and also if we boost

it up too high the target DRAM frequency

will actually show a lower number here

and I don't know enough about it yet to

decide what else I can actually change

on this lock CPU to make any benefit now

like I said it's not going to be a huge

overclock but at least it as something

now what I'll do is I'll exit here Save

Changes and reset we can see the changes

they're made and we'll click OK now the

system will reboot and it's basically as

simple as that

hopefully you guys can see that we can

see we've got four thousand two hundred

and forty megahertz for the CPU

frequency here

and for the DRAM frequency just below it

you might not be able to see that one

but over here we can see 1692 megahertz

so as we can see we've got the overclock

applied and that is all it takes now of

course I would definitely recommend

running a stress test for a decent

amount of time after this maybe not as

long as you would for an unlocked CPU

with a really high overclock on it but

at least run something like valley

benchmark for a couple of tests or even

play a game and single-player definitely

not computer dev in case it crashes but

play something in single-player make

sure it's running without any issues

this is how I've been running mine for

several months and have

not had a single related issue at all

what I'll do guys is I'll actually

restart back into the BIOS and we'll see

what happens if we try and apply an

overclock that is just too much for it

to all handle and we can also see how

the numbers all jumbled around if we

change that as well so here we are

booted back into the BIOS so we can see

we've got four thousand two hundred and

forty mega Hertz 1,696 as the targets

and now the reason I don't go much

higher is because at one hundred and

seven we can see that the target DRAM

frequency is 1712 with barely any impact

on the CPU frequency but say we do

something like 110 see that doesn't

change the DRAM frequency too much that

is above the 1600 range which I'm not

too happy about what but we also get

four thousand four hundred megahertz

here but if we go to exit this Save

Changes and reset apply those changes in

let it reboot we'll soon see what

happens here

now don't if you can hear the fan going

there but the system is having a little

bit of trouble trying to restart this is

the second time it switched on and the

fans have gone full speed and then we go

that switched off a second time again

there and we're booting up a third time

now the fans have kind of stabilized

this time screens lit up we're on the

splash screen and we can see the screen

here which some people may be familiar

with american megatrends and down the

bottom here we can see overclocking

failed please into setup to reconfigure

your system so let's go ahead and I'll

change everything back to 100

so I've had it set up but hey thanks a

lot for watching guys I hope this has

helped at least some of you I've been

planning this video for a little while

and I thought I'd get onto it but yeah

anyway thanks for watching guys