NanoPi NEO 2: Overclock

30 de Novembro, 2019

ARM, Informática, Linux, Open-Source, Servidores, Single Board Computer

NanoPi NEO 2 is a very cheap (15$) and very good single board computer featuring a 64 bit quad-core ARM CPU. The only drawback one might found is the CPU locked between 800 MHz and 1 GHz. Today I’ll teach your how to safely overclock your NEO 2 under Armbian.

To overclock the CPU edit /etc/default/cpufrequtils to include:

overlay_prefix=sun50i-h5
overlays=cpu-clock-1.3GHz gpio-regulator-1.3v

And then /etc/default/cpufrequtils:

ENABLE=true
MIN_SPEED=408000
MAX_SPEED=1300000
GOVERNOR=ondemand

After a reboot your CPU should be able to run to at least 1 GHz depending on the revision of your board. The most recent boards can easily go up to 1.3 GHz and beyond.

Enjoy!