7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2017 1:54 PM by N.Scott.Pearson

    Overclock celeron

    Jim3.14

      Hello,

      I have an Intel Celeron N2840 @ 2.16 GHz. It is good, but I would like to overclock it. My current system is x86 Windows 10. Can anyone help please???

        • 1. Re: Overclock celeron
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hi : 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.
           
          Regards,
          Alberto R
           

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          • 2. Re: Overclock celeron
            Jim3.14

            Thank you very much. Do you have any suggestions of how to improve my system performance?IntelCorporation

            • 3. Re: Overclock celeron
              N.Scott.Pearson

              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:

               

              1. 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.
              2. 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...

              ...S

              • 4. Re: Overclock celeron
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                You are welcome. I just wanted to check if the information posted previously was useful for you and if you need further assistance on this matter?
                 
                Any questions, please let me know.
                 
                Regards,
                Alberto R
                 

                • 5. Re: Overclock celeron
                  Jim3.14

                  N.Scott.Pearson , intel_corp

                   

                  About my system:

                   

                  I have a Lenovo g40 laptop;

                   

                  I have altered the 2GB RAM to a 4GB

                   

                  Frequency: 2.16 GHz (2.78 GHz reported)

                   

                  Intel Celeron CPU N2840

                   

                   

                   

                  I attach some screenshots from the Intel Identification Utility for more help.

                  • 6. Re: Overclock celeron
                    Intel Corporation
                    This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                    : Thank you for providing that information. Remember that the manufacturer of the laptop customizes all the features related to hardware/software of the device. So, we recommend to use the laptop under stock configurations and if you are trying to overclock the processor then the best thing to do will be to get in contact directly in this case with Lenovo:
                    https://support.lenovo.com/uu/en/contactus
                     
                    Any questions, please let me know.
                     
                    Regards,
                    Alberto R
                     

                    • 7. Re: Overclock celeron
                      N.Scott.Pearson

                      So, reviewing the documentation, it is as I expected:

                       

                      • There are no options for upgrading the processor.
                      • Though they don't show every possible scene in the documentation, there does not appear to be any options in the BIOS for overclocking the processor.

                       

                      My other comments:

                       

                      • It is good that you upgraded the memory from 2GB to 2+2=4GB. Increasing it to 4+4=8GB would help even more.

                       

                      • Storage in your system is in the form of a replaceable 2.5" SATA drive. I do not know whether yours is a Hard Drive (HDD) or a Solid-State Drive (SSD). I am presuming it is a HDD. Replacing it with a SSHD or a SSD will improve performance. A SSHD is a HDD that has a small SSD built into it. This small SSD is used as a high-speed data cache and accelerates the read/write performance of the HDD. While SSHDs offer an improvement in performance over that of a standard HDD, this comes nowhere near the performance improvement you can get using a SSD. Here is some representative pricing for upgrade options (using Amazon Prime (US$) pricing):

                       

                                               Drive                                                   Price          Link

                                               ------------------------------------------------  -------------  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                               Seagate 2TB HDD                              $85            Amazon.com: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB SATA III 128MB Cache 2.5-Inch Internal HDD (ST2000LM015)

                                               Seagate 2TB SSHD                            $90            Amazon.com: Seagate FireCuda 2TB SATA III 2.5-Inch SSHD (ST2000LX001)

                                               SanDisk 240GB SSD                          $89            Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch SSD (SDSSDHII-250G-G25)

                                               SanDisk 480GB SSD                          $150          Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SATA III 2.5-Inch SSD (SDSSDHII-480G-G25)

                                               SanDisk 960GB SSD                          $270          Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB SATA III 2.5-Inch SSD (SDSSDHII-960G-G25)

                       

                      Hope this helps,

                      ...S