Overclock Raspberry Pi 4

To achieve better results using VPN tunnels to the new Raspberry Pi 4, i tried and search to see if it’s possible to overlock this product.
Currently, being a very new one, not too many explanation and support related to this.

Being a fan, today i start to test DietPi, very light os for especially small devices like Raspberry Pi.
1. Cpu usage. Have a look to this:

CPU usage of Raspberry Pi 4 in DietPi

2. Ram usage:

root@DietPi:~# free -m
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 1989 47 1864 9 77 1855
Swap: 58 0 58

For the overclocking, the maximum possible (where you can receive better results) is to jump from 1500Mhz/core to 1750Mhz/core.
To do that you have to edit /DietPi/config.txt
Here is mine:

#Initial turbo currently leads to CPU not being throttled down by CPU governor: https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/1836
force_turbo=0 #settings to one will ignore throttled and will run at maximum
over_voltage=2 #requested
#core_freq=600 #if you want to setup overclocking for GPU

Source and some great explanations.

1 comments On Overclock Raspberry Pi 4

  • Hello, and thanks for sharing your many articles and insights.
    You’re one of the few bloggers who has written technical articles on all three:
    1. EdgeRouter-X
    2. RaspberryPI-4
    3. Wireguard

    ER-X and RPI-4 are priced in similar range (within ~ $25 of each other, all-in). If you wanted to build a WG server today, which would you select as platform, considering WG is now intergrated into 5.6 kernel, and considering ease of install and hardware capabilities (performance)? Thanks in advance.

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