CPU, GPU and RAM: Do you optimize your gaming PCs with the help of OC and UV?
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The processor and the graphics card as well as the main memory can be optimized with the help of overclocking and undervolting, but is it really worth exploring the limits and testing them for stability? Or do you prefer to run your hardware conservatively and stably within manufacturer specifications?
The fine adjustment of today’s computer systems is always easy, but the times of the really big leaps in performance are long gone.
Do you optimize your gaming PCs?
Even gaming PCs with the latest hardware can be further optimized with the help of overclocking and undervolting, but are OC and UV still popular with you and is it actually worth the effort? Or do you operate your systems according to the manufacturer’s specifications?
In particular, the processor and the graphics card as well as the main memory offer the largest target for optimization via overclocking and undervolting, but which components do you optimize?
When optimizing your hardware, do you use overclocking or undervolting? Or do you even use the symbiosis and efficiency of both?
To optimize the gaming PC using OC and UV, players can proceed in the classic way via the BIOS and use the UEFI user interface or use manufacturer and third-party tools such as AMD Ryzen Master or MSI Afterburner.
BIOS or system tools, which approach do you think is better?
By far the most complex work steps when optimizing a gaming PC are exploring all limit values, sometimes per CPU core, individual parameters and timing as well as the final stability test and validation with the help of tools, benchmarks and everyday loads.
Features for the Auto-OC/-UV of the CPU, GPU and RAM, such as the Auto-Curve-OC of the new AMD Ryzen Masters or the OC Scanner of the MSI Afterburner, should help. Tools have also tried to automatically determine the best parameters when overclocking the main memory.
Do you laboriously explore all limits and parameters yourself, or do you rely on the automatic OC features of various tools?
On one of the coming Sundays, the Sunday question will be devoted to the topic of main memory and its JEDEC specifications, the XMP profiles and the manual RAM OC. How are you running your RAM?
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