Overclocking - CPU


Stress Tests

Prime95: Unrealistic max load, maximum stability
  • Run Small FFTs AVX2 torture test.
  • Duration: Typically 1-2 hours.
    The longer you run this test, the more stable the system is.
  • For Intel: Watch out for temperatures exceeding 90-95C under AVX load.
    Beyond this, you want to consider lowering VCore and consequently lowering your target frequency.
OCCT: Unrealistic load, great stability
  • Run the OCCT stress test with Large data set using AVX2, followed by 1 hour of Prime95 Small FFTs without AVX.
  • Duration: Typically 1-2 hours.
  • For Intel: Watch out for temperatures exceeding 90-95C under AVX load.
    Beyond this, you want to consider lowering VCore.
Realbench: Realistic load, alright stability
Cinebench R20: Realistic load, slight stability
Cinebench R15: Realistic load, minimal stability

Tutorials


Intel 9th Gen Overclocking - Asus Z390
Note: Ignore the video's advice about paying attention to Asus' Prediction AI.
Note: Set the AVX offset to 0.

Intel 9th Gen Overclocking - Gigabyte Z390
Note: Ignore the video's advice about AVX offset, you want to aim for an AVX offset of 0.