RPi3 safe overclock for LibreELEC?

  • Never overclocked an RPi before but the general consensus seems that there is a fair bit of room for performance gains. How can you overclock via LE 7.0.2 from a noobs perspective? What is the method? Thank you.

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    The quickest & simplest way is still by editing the config.txt file via SSH. There used to be an addon for it, but I have no idea if it is still around, and if RPI 2/3 compatible.


    IMO, concerning the performance gains, part of them are more about a generic assumption that 'things' run faster. For standard Kodi usage, overclocking will only get you fractional speed enhancements. An RPi is not similar to a PC, which has much more overclock potential.


    Also check Config.txt - LibreELEC . The overclock section/URL is at the bottom.


  • IMO, concerning the performance gains, part of them are more about a generic assumption that 'things' run faster. For standard Kodi usage, overclocking will only get you fractional speed enhancements.


    I think you're understating this a bit.


    Overclocking my pi3 from 1200mhz to 1450mhz has been the difference between stuttering and smooth 1080p h265 playback.


    @op


    There's a lot of variation in how far you can overclock a Pi3, I've got one that can operate at 1450mhz with no problems and another that I can't get past 1330. Start with small steps

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  • There's a lot of variation in how far you can overclock a Pi3, I've got one that can operate at 1550mhz with no problems and another that I can't get past 1330. Start with small steps


    Really? I've tested many Pi3's and not found one that's reliable at 1500MHz.
    I've got one that's *almost* reliable at 1450MHz, but I have backed off a little as I got very occasional crashes.


    You might want to confirm with "vcgencmd measure_clock arm" as I think there may be a hard limit of 1500MHz from the arm's clock.

  • This link is no longer working, anyone know how to do this nowadays with latest LibreElec? My Pi has a fan.