This review will describe how to use AMD OverDrive to diagnose and overclock the most common microprocessor models today. This utility was developed by the company's programmers. It is universal and can be used on any hardware of this manufacturer. This material will be devoted to its capabilities and organization of the interface.
Before we tell you how to use AMD OverDrive, let's start with its specialization. This software is designed to control and increase the performance of personal computers based on Analog Micro Device computing platforms.
Such software is conventionally divided into two large groups. One of them is programs developed by an individual manufacturer for its model range.motherboards. Such software is tied only to the equipment of one specific manufacturer.
But there are universal programs that are developed by specialists from a microprocessor manufacturer. The utility in question belongs to this group of software.
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Before we describe how to use AMD OverDrive, let's define the requirements for a personal computer. PC components must meet the following requirements:
- In terms of power, the power supply must have a solid margin. In this case, the minimum allowable value is 800 watts. But experts recommend using 1 kW or even 1.2 kW.
- Motherboard must be ATX format. Also, solid capacitors must be used in her power supply system.
- The computer case must provide high-quality air circulation. It must also have additional fans installed.
- RAM modules must have a clock headroom.
- The microprocessor cooling system should provide improved heat dissipation. It is not recommended to overclock in combination with the included CPU cooler.
Only if the above conditions are met, it is allowed to increase the frequency of the processor and increase the voltage supplied to it.
Initially you need to download and install on your hard drivepersonal computer AMD OverDrive utility. How to use such software will be explained next. The installation algorithm for the software in question is as follows:
- On a PC connected to the Internet, launch any available browser.
- Using a search engine, we find the AMD website.
- Find the installation version of this utility and download it.
- After downloading it, start the installation process by following the instructions of the wizard.
- After the installation of the software is completed, it is recommended to restart the computer.
- After that, you can run the utility and use it to control the state of the computer system, overclock the installed microprocessor and other computer components.
The utility considered in the framework of this review is intended not only for overclocking, but also for testing, monitoring the state of the computer system. That is, with its help you can find out, for example, the clock frequency, voltage and temperature of the central processor. This information can be found on the CPU Status tab.
Besides, it can be used to overclock the cooler. How to use AMD OverDrive? Very simple. We open this utility and in its interface we move to the Performance item. Next, you need to select the Fan Control section. In it, using the appropriate slider, you can increase or decrease the speed of the cooling system.
That is, using this utility, you can not only increase the speed of your personal computer, butand monitor its condition.
Now let's figure out how to use AMD OverDrive to overclock the CPU. In this case, you must go to the interface tab of the Performance Control utility. In the lower left corner, we set the checkbox for selecting all computing units of the microprocessor, which is called Select all. Next, increase the multiplier by dragging the slider. This will increase the frequency of the CPU, the recommended value of which should be 4.2 - 4.4 GHz for the latest generations of processors. We check the stability of the PC by activating the menu item Stability test. If there are no problems, then save the changes and exit the utility. Otherwise, you need to return to Performance Control again and increase the already working value of the chip voltage. In that case, the recommended value should be 1, 41-1, 43 V. Again, we check the stability of operation according to the previously described method. If everything is in order, save the parameters and exit the program. Otherwise, lower the frequency and voltage until the machine starts to work reliably and stably.
This is the general algorithm of how to use AMD OverDrive 4. 3. 1. or any other modification of this functional and simple utility available.
This is the end of this guide on how to use AMD OverDrive. Auto Clock should be noted separately. This optionallows you to automatically increase the speed of your computer. When activated, the program automatically increases the frequency and voltage to the maximum allowable values. At the same time, the stability of the computer is checked in parallel.
In any case, the highest clock speed for modern AMD processors is 4.3-4.4 GHz. In this case, the voltage can reach 1.41-1.43 V. It is very problematic to raise the indicators above these values. If you set a higher frequency, the computer stops functioning stably. The same thing happens at a higher voltage value. In some cases, the PC may even turn off. Therefore, the values indicated earlier can be considered a guideline, above which it is undesirable to rise.
In this small material, not only the algorithm of how to use AMD Overdrive was described, but also the general procedure for installing it on a computer system. With the help of this small utility, you can increase the speed of your computer without significant investments. And earlier it was possible to achieve very impressive results, which made it possible to increase the speed of the PC by as much as 25%. Now AMD microprocessors cannot boast of significant overclocking potential.