For modern processors generally not. They're already fast enough for DAW use. But if you do any kind strenuous processing where CPU usage hits 100% then it helps. I do it to speed up video rendering.Does overclocking lower the ASIO latency significantly?
Hi RGames,Absolutely overclock! Intel doesn't have time to figure out what the max achievable frequency is on every chip they make so they guarantee a minimum and let you figure out the max. There are a billion (or so...) YT videos on how to do it but basically you keep adjusting the "multiplier" and Vcore (core voltage) in the BIOS while keeping an eye on tempartures through something like HWMonitor or some other free app. What is a good temp and/or voltage will depend on the processor but there are another billion or so references that can give you guidance specific to your chip.
It takes an hour or so but can greatly increase your processing power and real-time performance, so definitely do it.
Detractors say that it decreases the life of a chip, and that's true, but unless you're running 80%+ CPU usage 24 hours a day then you'll never notice. I've been overclocking for decades and have never had a chip die. If you're a composer/producer running a few machines they get replaced long before they die. If you're running 500 machines in some kind of server setup then yeah, longevity is an issue.
And unless you're doing something crazy like liquid nitrogen cooling then you really can't damage the chip. It'll protect itself by crashing. Then you reboot, drop the multiplier, and try again.
I think some of the libraries I'm using @rgames do seem to benefit from > 4.x GHz. Mostly the heavy patches in orchestral strings libraries.3 GHz to 4 GHz makes a big difference for DAW use. 4 GHz to 5 GHz doesn't seem to make much difference.
Thank you Pictus but I don’t really understand your answer. Does this mean I don’t need to change the setting in the screenshot? My main concern is that I might do some damage by applying that 4.4 Ghz setting. Is there any risk to applying that setting?"Overclock" is not the right word anymore because the CPU overclock it self automatically.
But automatically may not be optimum, by doing manually you may get less heat and/or more speed.
What we must take in consideration is to respect the limits and not go to the edge.
Each CPU is different...
Here seems like I got luck with my Ryzen 5 3600, it is working with all cores locked
at 4.2GHz but with lower MAX voltage of +- MAX 1.75
You are welcome.Thank you Pictus but I don’t really understand your answer. Does this mean I don’t need to change the setting in the screenshot? My main concern is that I might do some damage by applying that 4.4 Ghz setting. Is there any risk to applying that setting?