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CPU Overclocking is a way to custom tune your computer. You can adjust the power, voltage, core, memory settings, and other key system values for ultimate performance. It speeds up your components and your gameplay. It can also help with processor-intensive tasks.
Overlocking control options vary. They may be limited, depending on the computers configuration. (For Example: CPU, Memory, cooling solution, and so on.)
Alienware and G-series computers only support overclocking when operating through the BIOS or the Alienware Command Center (AWCC). This is with the configuration that was originally built and shipped from Dell.
Overclocking Preset Profiles
While you can make permanent changes to the processor, memory, and motherboard settings to increase the overall speed by overclocking. Intel Turbo Boost Technology accelerates the processor for peak loads. It automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the rated operating frequency if they are operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
See the following link to the online Alienware Command Center Documentation page and select the version of the AWCC application installed on your computer. Each version has its own customized how to instructions:
The following information identifies where you can find the settings section of your AWCC application:
For AWCC version 5.x:
For AWCC version 6.x:
Go to the Windows control panel and go to Uninstall or change a program.
Check the installed version of Alienware Command Center Package Manager.
(Figure.1 Version 126.96.36.199 is displayed)
(Figure.2 Version 188.8.131.52 is displayed)
See the BIOS section of your computers manual. You can locate your specific manual on the following link:
Depending on the computers design, Overclocking may not bring any improvement if the thermal environment does not allow the CPU to dissipate more power/heat.
To revert any overclocking changes, reset the BIOS or UEFI to factory defaults:
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Alienware, G Series, G Series, Alienware
24 Jul 2023