Overclocking is a method of trying to operate a processor faster than the manufacturer-specified clock frequency. Use this tag for questions about how to overclock the Raspberry Pi.

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Pi 3 GPU overclocking ability

As far as I am aware the Pi 3's CPU is currently not overclockable, its maximum clock speed is set at 1.2GHz. But what about overclocking the GPU? Is it even possible? And would I see performance ...
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Multiple questions about power and USB hubs

I am planning to use my RPi as a basic desktop. I have a few questions I am using the first model of the RPi I am planning to connect a keyboard, a mouse, a bluetooth adapter, a WiFi adapter, and ...
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Raspberry Pi Model 3 Overclocking Settings?

I have procured a Raspberry Pi Model 3 few days ago and planning to (safely!) overclock it. I want to get maximum from my little Pi 3 and looking for the instructions for the safe overclocking. I am ...
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Why are there only 2 overclock options when there's supposed to be 5?

When I check the overclock options on my RBPi 2 Model B V1.1 (BCM2709, revision a01041) with Raspbian installed through NOOBS, I only see 2 overclock options. I thought there would be around 5 options ...
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Raspberry Pi Model B 3 Overclocking?

With the release of the Raspberry Pi Model B 3 today, I'm sure we're all very excited to see the speed of this new Pi. The standard clock is 1.2Ghz, but I'd like to push mine further. I know the Pi 3 ...
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Raspian Wheezy config.txt overclocking

I looked on the Raspberry Pi documentation here and I was trying to overclock my Raspberry Pi 2. But on the documentation page, I found options like force-turbo and other options that I didn't find in ...
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Overclocked pi too much

Out of curiosity, I overclocked my pi to turbo. However, now when I start the pi, it freezes at the splash screen and refuses to boot. I am using the RetroPie OS. Is there anything that I can do in ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 overclocking settings

I have been reading about Raspberry Pi overclocking recently. However, I still have some questions. On one of the sites, it stated that the frequency of the GPU " It has an impact on ARM performance ...
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Raspberry Pi clock speed won't increase

I overclocked the raspberry pi to 900mhz with raspi-config, however, when I use "cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq" to check the speed, I get 600,000 (600 Mhz). This is causing ...
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Raspberry Pi 24/7, does it need cooling?

I made a Minecraft server with a Pi 2. I overclocked it with raspi-config to something like "Medium". I intend to keep it running 24/7 without a case. Do I need a heat sink and a fan in this ...
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Overclocking capabilities of pizero

Has anyone had good results on overclocking the PiZero? If so what speeds where achieved?
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Is cooling needed to be able to overclock the Pi further?

I've only managed to overclock my Pi to 1.3 GHz, but this guy here http://www.overclock.net/t/1404207/extreme-cooled-raspberry-pi got it up to 2.4GHz. Is it the cooling that makes it possible to get ...
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Raspberry Pi 1.2 GHz kernel panic

When I overclock my Raspberry Pi B+ to 1200 MHz, it spits out a nasty kernel panic, even though it is overvolted and cooled sufficiently. However, on my Raspberry Pi Model B, I have gone past 1.3 GHz. ...
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Crt monitor overclocking

i have a really old crt tv that i use for my pi. It has a really low refresh rate, wich bothers me. On my main windows machine, i can overclock my monitor using the nvidia control panel (15hz extra ...
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On-the-fly CPU overclocking

I was wondering if it would be possible to control the Raspberry Pi's CPU frequency on-the-fly, allowing me to adjust for temperature. (I would be using this for overclocking.)
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Boot config.txt is ignored

Problem The /boot/config.txt file is being ignored when the Raspberry Pi boots up. As such, overscan and overclocking settings are not taking effect. What I've tried Some reported that the line ...
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Monitor CPU voltage and overclock

Is there a way to monitor the current CPU core voltage and overclock, similarly to CPU-Z but for the raspberry pi? This is so I can check that nothing is limiting the overvolt or overclock.
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Best method to test if the Pi is stable after overclocking

What is the best method to test if a Pi is stable after overclocking? Primarily the CPU, but also RAM, GPU etc.
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Turbo doesn't kick in

I read this topic here: Why won't my Raspberry Pi overclock? but it seems a bit old to me and this line here echo 60 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/ondemand/up_threshold doesn't work ...
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Effects of overclocking

I would like to run Xfce, or any other GUI, as my desktop environment, but my RPi isn't powerful enough. I was wondering what damage overclocking will do to my board. I am considering it, but I don't ...
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Would overclocking a raspberry pi to “Medium” be dangerous to the Pi?

I am new to overclocking and just bought a Raspberry Pi to learn more about computers and run a Java server on. I was wondering: Would overclocking my Raspberry Pi to the "Medium" setting be ...
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Question about overclocking the Raspberry Pi

What are the downsides to overclocking (even on moderate mode) on my Pi other than it has the chance of becoming unstable? Also, if it does get unstable, is there a way to remove it from overclock ...
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Is there any use to water cool a raspberry pi? [duplicate]

Is there any use to water cool a Raspberry Pi? In other words, it is possible to overclock the RPi enough to have to water cool it? Or will there always be enough with just the heatsinks, or with ...
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Do I overclock my RPi without voiding my warranty using RASpi-Config? [duplicate]

I want to overclock my Pi to improve performance, while still not sacrificing the warranty. Yes they're cheap, but I still want to preserve the warranty. I have seen blog posts on RPi's website about ...
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How do I find out if my Pi's warranty is voided?

How do I find out if my Pi's warranty is voided? I overclocked my Pi, but I didn't use the force_turbo setting.
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Overclocking via command line

I'm setting up a Puppet instance that will manage a bunch of RPis. This means I cannot overclock them one by one using raspi-config. Overclocking should be as simple as creating /boot/config.txt: ...
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How to overclock the Raspberry Pi with Kali Linux?

I've just installed Kali Linux on my SD card that I use with Raspberry. This new OS I think is very good, but at the installation I don't have the opportunity to overclock as it is possible with ...
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Why is my Pi running at 700MHz all the time?

My RasPi is configured to 900MHz overclock using raspi-config, but it keeps running at 700MHz even under load. I have found this answer already, and my system is also running with dynamic for info in ...
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Does overclocking affect the SPI (APB) clock?

The current config.txt allows one to change arm_freq, gpu_freq, core_freq, h264_freq, isp_freq, and v3d_freq. In addition, there is support for the kernel to change clocks on demand and based on ...
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“shutdown -r now” crashed after overclocking

How I hosed my ext4 file system in the first hour with Raspbian: I have always used shutdown -r now. I tried this after editing my overclocking parameters manually. I remember setting arm_freq to 900 ...
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Overclock after power failure not possible

Immediately after install, I've overclocked my raspberry (1 GHz). After power failure today (the whole building) I can't overclock it again. First I tried: sudo raspi-config Then I tried to make ...
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Why won't my Raspberry Pi overclock?

I edited the file /boot/config.txt to increase the CPU speed to 800MHz. dmesg includes the following line bcm2835-cpufreq: Freq 800000->700000 (min=700000 max=800000 target=700000 request=700000) ...
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Easiest way to return to a known good state when overclocking

If I try to overclock my Pi, I want to go up to the point where the Pi won't boot anymore, or won't be stable enough. At this point, I want to come back to the latest known good settings for the ...
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What are the overclocking capabilities?

I've not ordered mine (yet!), but I do some overclocking as a hobby to the extent that my netbook, Android phone, desktop, and even my wife's Blackberry are overclocked. Is there potential to ...