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. What is the problem here?


The problem is a lack of understanding on your part.

If overclocking works its is a bonus. There are no guarantees.

It depends on the luck of the draw as to whether the silicon you actually have is good enough to overclock to any particular value.

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  • Then how did AMD overclock their AMD FX to 8.429 GHz?(youtube.com/watch?v=UKN4VMOenNM) Surely that processor did not just have really, really good silicon... – Liam Schumm Feb 4 '15 at 13:06
  • @LiamSchumm - Very good silicon + insanely low temps + a really good mobo + disabling all but a single core. – You'reAGitForNotUsingGit Apr 15 '16 at 17:29

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