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Hi Jim3.14: Thank you very much for contacting the Intel® Processors communities. We will do our best in order to provide the information you are requesting.
In regard to your inquiry, we always advice to use the PC at stock configuration with the default BIOS settings. Remember that altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications, that is why we do not recommend to do overcclocking. Besides that, the processors that support overclocking are the ones that are unlocked, you can identify them because the model ends with a K or X, for example:
Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor
However, I encourage all the peers viewing this forum, that if they have additional comments or suggestions on this matter to post all the details on this thread.
Any questions, please let me know.
You'll need to tell us more about your system.
What we know already is that your system is a SOC-based design. This means that its processor is not upgradeable and its clock frequencies are typically locked. Attempts to overclock (if even possible) are discouraged as the cooling solution for the SOC is typically designed for the delivered clock frequencies and nothing higher.
What this means is that your opportunities for improving system performance are limited. In general, the two methods that are possible are:
- Increasing the amount of memory available to Windows. This offers the biggest bang for your buck. Unfortunately, in many cases, designs that utilize SOC-based processors also provide a fixed amount of memory and you cannot grow it. Without more information regarding your particular system, we cannot tell you whether this is the case.
- Increasing the performance of the System drive. Moving from a HDD up to a SSHD or eMMC or up from a SSHD or eMMC to a SSD can uptick performance as well. Unfortunately, in many cases, designs that utilize SOC-based processors also include an embedded storage device (typically an eMMC) and do not offer any upgrade path. Again, without more information regarding your particular system, we cannot tell you whether this is the case.
Bottom line, we need you to tell us more about your system...