Raspberry pi3 Retro Gaming Platform Overclocking



When utilizing the Raspberry pi3 in a GPU intensive configuration, the stock clocking may not be sufficient. This is usually depicted on-screen by flickering, screen lock, etc.. or choppy audio from the HDMI feed.

First, lets have a look at the stock configuration. We can use the vcgencmd command from the command line or via SSH. Lets go ahead and SSH into our raspberry pi:

kevins-MBP:~ admin$ ssh pi@retropie
pi@retropie's password: 

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Last login: Wed Mar 14 03:17:12 2018

SSH is enabled and the default password for the 'pi' user has not been changed.
This is a security risk - please login as the 'pi' user and type 'passwd' to set a new password.

     .***.     Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:54:17 pm UTC
     *****     Linux 4.9.35-v7+ armv7l GNU/Linux
      |*|      Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      |*|      /dev/root        30G  4.2G   24G  15% /
    ..|*|..    Uptime.............: 0 days, 00h00m36s
  .*** * ***.  Memory.............: 599496kB (Free) / 750632kB (Total)
  *******@@**  Running Processes..: 138
  `*****@@**'  IP Address.........:
   `*******'   Temperature........: CPU: 44°C/111°F GPU: 44°C/111°F
     `"""'     The RetroPie Project, https://retropie.org.uk

pi@retropie:~ $ 

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