Kick Your Raspberry Pi Into Turbo Mode to Make It 50% Faster

Got a Raspberry Pi, but wish it was, well, a little bit faster? Your wish is the Pi Foundation’s command. Meet “turbo mode”, which dynamically overclocks your Pi giving you a 50 per cent boost when you need it, without voiding your warranty. A quick game of Quake 3 anyone?

All you need is the latest version of Raspbian “Wheezy”, which you can grab direct from the Pi Foundation, and a bit of trial an error to see what the top speed your Pi will hold steady at. The latest OS update also brings with it USB and Wi-Fi driver updates too, so its worth grabbing even if you don’t intend on cooking your Pi a little.

Who said the mini marvel can’t be a blazing fast pocket computer? If you try this, let us know how you get on, and what kind of benchmarks you’re seeing post turbo mode. [Raspberry Pi]

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