Huawei MateBook X Pro overclocking

To Overclock Huawei MateBook X Pro you need to unlock the processor. Since the processor is locked you have to unlock this processor illegally and perform overclocking.

About Huawei MateBook X Pro

Huawei Matebook X pro is one of the most beautiful laptops available in the market. It comes with sensible design and a bright display with good battery life. Huawei has released the terrific battery life laptops including Matebook D and X. This Laptop is rated as the best laptop for the year 2018. Huawei Matebook X pro is expensive but it is the most luxurious laptop available in the market.

Specifications
  • CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor
  • Graphics Card: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • RAM: 16GB LPDDR3 –  Guide to Upgrade RAM
  • Screen: 13.9-inch 3k display
  • Storage: 512GB SSD – Guide to Upgrade SSD
  • Weight:1.33kg

Discuss Any Problem with your Laptop on Huawei MateBook X Pro official Forum

What is Overclocking?

Overclocking is the process of speeding up or increasing the clock speed than official efficiency provided by Manufacturer. In other words, overclocking is the method of configuring the hardware components to obtain extra utility and performance than the default. We have to take many precautions while overclocking your Intel Core i7-8550U.

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Remember: Overclocking can result in damage 

Overclocking is method triggering main processor or graphics controller, but systems such as RAM are also involved in this process which leads to an increase in power consumption and fan noise. Due to overclocking many manufacturers gives the extra functionality of safety to deal with operating conditions outside the control of manufacturers. The disadvantage of overclocking your Intel processor is overheating and more power usage. Ultimately, heating will result in decreasing the life span of your CPU.

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Since Overclocking is not possible on your Huawei MateBook X Pro we will be using Intel Turbo Boost technology to improve the performance.

What is Intel Turbo Boost Technology?

  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology is the feature in Intel’s processors which raises the operating frequency whenever there is high demanding task running.
  • Furthermore, the feature accelerates the frequency of the processor when the operating system demands high performance.
  • The Turbo boost concept can also be called as “Dynamic Overclocking”.
  • This feature is enabled in the processors including Core i5, i7, i9, and Celeron processors.

Remember: Overclocking is never a safe process while turbo boost is always safe.

About Intel Core i7-8550U

  • Manufacturer: Intel
  • Product Segment: Mobile
  • Base Frequency: 1.80 GHz
  • Lithography: 14 nm
  • Maximum Turbo Frequency: 4 GHz
  • Cache: 8MB
  • TDP: 15W
  • Maximum Memory Size: 32GB
  • Cores: 4
  • Threads: 8

Full Specs

Why you cannot overclock Intel Core i7-8550U?

  • A CPU Locking is done to lock the clock multiplier permanently or till the clock limit is not removed.
  • So it is a restriction on overclocking or to protect the CPU from further damages.
  • These locked models are denoted with ‘K’ in Intel and ‘Black’ for the AMD
  • Lastly, If you want to overclock your Intel Core i7-8550U then you have to unlock if possible.
  • You can dynamically overclock your Lenovo Legion Y7000 to Max Turbo Freq up to 4 GHz.

List of all Unlocked Processors

To Enable or Disable Intel Core i7-8550U Turbo Boost

  • To enable or disable Turbo Boost in Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Select System Configuration > BIOS/Platform From the System Utility screen
  • Go to Configuration (RBSU) > Performance Options > Intel (R) Turbo Boost Technology and press Enter.
  • Select a setting and press Enter.
    1. Enabled: To Enable hyperthreading technology.
    2. Disabled – To reduce power usage and get stable performance.
  • Finally, Press F10
  • To monitor your CPU you can download and install CPU-Z and ThrottleStop
  • Lastly, the Turbo boost is an automatic function provided in Intel processors.

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