How to overclock your Raspberry Pi 4 powered by Windows 11
Windows 11 running on Raspberry Pi 4 Considering the specifications, this is a considerable achievement Raspberry Pi 4 It is far below the recommended requirements of Microsoft’s latest operating system. Running Windows on the Raspberry Pi is due to a dedicated developer community led by Amir Dahan, who creates new images and updates for the Raspberry Pi at an extremely fast pace.
At a stock speed of 1.5 GHz, Windows 11 It is a pleasant experience on Pi 4. Of course there are some stuttering and pauses, but we can alleviate these by using SSD as our boot drive. But what if we want to squeeze the last bit of performance from Windows 11? To do this, we need to overclock the Raspberry Pi 4, but not through the BIOS, but using Windows on the Raspberry control panel created by Dahan. This easy-to-use tool can automatically make many necessary adjustments to safely overclock the Raspberry Pi 4.
When we overclock the Raspberry Pi 4, we need to provide enough cooling.Large passive cooling enclosure, for example Gem Pro by Akasa with Maze Pro Capable of this task, but we chose Argon M.2 The situation is because it has a built-in SATA M.2 slot, which contains our Windows 11 boot media, which can passively cool our Pi well.
For this project, you need
Download Windows on the Raspberry control panel
1. On Raspberry Pi 4 running Windows 11 Open this YouTube video from leepspvideo with Click on the video description Get the Discord invitation link. Lee’s video explains how to sign up for Discord access. To listen to the video, you need to connect speakers to the Pi’s 3.5mm output.
2. In Windows on the Raspberry Discord server, Go to rules with Click the green tick To enable access. This will enable additional channels, including download channels.
3. Click to download channel.
4. Download the WoR Control Panel application.
Use Windows on the Raspberry Control Panel
1. Double-click the WoR control panel In your download location. Windows User Account Control will ask you if you want to allow the application to make changes. Click yes This is allowed.
2. Click settings Open the Raspberry Pi configuration tool.
3. Slide preset slider To the desired overclocking speed. The slider handles all CPU, GPU, and voltage settings for each speed preset.
4. Set Force Turbo to On If you want to fix the CPU speed as a preset. If this is set to Off, the CPU speed will be adjusted according to demand. Setting Force Turbo to On will increase your CPU temperature, so please make sure you have enough cooling before setting it.
5. Click the tick Set the CPU preset. Restart Windows 11 for the changes to take effect.
6. Open task manager Under the Performance tab, you will see the current CPU speed.
Your Windows 11 experience with Raspberry Pi 4 has just improved at zero cost. In our tests, we found that 720p YouTube playback has been greatly improved, and the overall performance of Windows 11 has been improved.