In a nutshell: Famend overclocker der8auer has managed to squeeze a 57 % overclock out of an Intel Celeron G6900 Alder Lake CPU. It is a non-Okay CPU, so how is that this even potential, you ask? Because it seems, when you’ve got the proper motherboard, it’s extremely doable.
der8auer in a not too long ago printed video discovered a setting within the BIOS of his Asus motherboard underneath the Tweaker’s Paradise part that permits customers to unlock BCLK (base clock) frequency manipulation. You’ll additionally want to regulate different settings accordingly, just like the CPU core voltage, to accommodate your goal OC.
Why hasn’t anybody else discovered about this but? der8auer believes the explanations is slightly easy. He’s utilizing an Asus Maximus Z690 Apex, a high-end motherboard. Most individuals that go for such an costly board are possible going to be utilizing a Okay collection CPU, and whenever you set up a Okay collection chip within the board, the BCLK unlock choice disappears from the BIOS.
In brief, no one has observed but as a result of it is uncommon to make use of a low-end CPU with a high-end motherboard.
In testing, der8auer was in a position to push the Celeron G6900 CPU from its base clock of three,400 MHz as much as 5,337 MHz. That’s a wholesome 57 % overclock with out an excessive amount of effort and is slightly spectacular, however on the finish of the day, it’s nonetheless simply an entry-level, dual-core Celeron with out HyperThreading. It isn’t going to set any efficiency data, though it would break some overclocking data with extra excessive cooling.
der8auer additionally examined an Intel Core i3-12100 with a a lot stouter 4C/8T configuration and was in a position to surpass 5,400 MHz on all cores.