If you’re looking for a way to overclock graphics card but don’t have the knowledge to do so, here’s a very easy way to teach you.
Want to know how to boost system performance by overclock graphics card? Looking for a way to do no harm to your system by overclocking? What changes will your system make by overclocking the GPU? We’re here to tell you all about overclocking.
Overclock graphics card software
First of all, you need to download and install the required software to overclock graphics card. You can use tools like MSI Afterburner to overclock the system and MSI Kombustor to test the pressurized system with overclocking. Both of these softwares are free. Just click on their names and download the appropriate version of your system (32 or 64 bit).
If for any reason you are not interested in using Afterburner software, you can also use another powerful software called EVGA Precision.
Let’s go back to our content, run the Afterburner software. Note that Kombustor is mixed in the same program and you can enter the Kombuster app space from the left corner of the main screen of the program by clicking on the K icon located inside a circle. Then click the RUN stress test button to test your system under overclocking pressure.
Note: Some users have reported the problem of not identifying their system graphics card by Afterburner software, in this situation, you need to enter the settings section of the program and click on compatibility properties, then uncheck the Enable low-level IO driver option and restart the program to apply the settings.
If you are using Riot’s Vanguard antivirus software, the software may be in trouble, so turn it off completely before using Afterburner.
During pressurized testing, pay attention to the temperature of your system’s graphics processor. Overclock graphics card often increases the temperature of the graphics card.
The proper temperature of the graphics card during games (or pressure testing) should be below 65 to 90 °C. Although it is below 85 °C, the temperature is suitable. We recommend cleaning your system before overclocking and making sure the cooling inside the case can properly cool the GPU.
If you want to know the exact percentage of performance enhancement of your system, you can run The Kombustor Benchmark before and after overclocking.
If the temperature of your system is right, then it’s time to overclock.
Start overclocking the GPU
It should be noted that if you comply with all the conditions and requirements, after overclocking, the performance of your system’s graphics card will increase by 10 to 25 percent. Most modern graphics cards have good safety features to prevent overclocking damage.
Let’s get started by increasing the Temp Limit option. As we said above, select a temperature below 85 degrees as the target temperature. If you want to increase the power of the system, you have to increase that temperature, but here we have chosen the temperature of 83 degrees.
Now gradually increase memory clock speeds at intervals of 25 to 30 MHz and run Kombustor to check at GPU temperature. If you see any problems on the screen when testing, that means you’ve set Memory Clock above the right temperature.
Change its setting to 50 to 75 MHz and click the Benchmark icon to apply the settings. Then try the pressurized test again.
In the next step, you need to set up Core Clock. Set this option to at least 10 to 20 MHz less than Memory Clock. The higher the amount, the more likely your computer will be to freeze or crash. To make sure you find the right amount of this option, run the test under pressure once.
If your computer crashes, don’t worry, you just need to lower the overclocking settings and re-test to get to the right amount.
Last Step of Overclocking: Save or Reset
Now you have increased the graphics processor temperature, memory clock limit and Core Clock. Make sure you click the tick icon inside a circle to apply the changes. You can then click the save icon and click on one of the numbers 1 to 5 in the right corner of the screen to create your custom settings profile.
If you notice any problems on the screen while playing with your COMPUTER, run the Afterbrenner software again and lower the settings or click the Reset button to return the settings to their default state.