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How to Overclock a PS4 Controller: Ultimate Overclocking Guide

If you game on a computer with a controller, you will most likely notice the latency, but what if you can change that to get down to 1 millisecond response time. In this article, I will be showing you how to overclock a PS4 controller.

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How to Overclock a PS4 Controller

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What is overclocking?

Overclocking is when you increase the clock rate of a devise past certified by the manufacturer. This is done to lower the milliseconds of response time, but this will increase the amount of heat emitting from your devices, whether a PC, monitor, or controller.

Is It good to overclock?

Yes, overclocking is a great thing for your PC that will increase your speed and performance it will need proper cooling and airflow. I would not recommend an older GPU or CPU, But if your GPU or CPU is newer and you have proper airflow I would recommend Overclocking.

Is overclocking dangerous?

Overclocking in a PC can be dangerous without proper cooling. But if properly cooled, your PC should have normal temperatures as controllers; it is completely safe to the user unless your battery is very old.

Things you can overclock

There are many things you can overclock such as GPU, CPU, controllers… But make sure you have proper cooling

Why Overclock Your Controller?

The reason for Overclocking is to lower your ms to get a faster response time. This will improve your gaming and you make everything more smooth and fast.

How to Overclock A PS4 Controller

If you’re ready to overclock your PS4 controller, don’t forget to have it plugged in and please go through the following steps:

  • Download WinRAR. (https://www.win-rar.com/download.html?&L=0)
  • Download the Overclocking Driver/ software for the PS4 controller. (https://github.com/LordOfMice/hidusbf)
  • Use a USB-C cable to connect the PS4 controller through any PC.
  • Extract all downloaded files.
  • Open the ‘Driver’ file from the list of extracted files.
  • Setup the file and allow all changes requested.
  • A new tab appears. Go to the top left, search for ‘Devices.’ Click on the drop-down, choose ‘All.’
  • Change to ‘1000’ on the right of ‘Filter on Device.’ Check ‘Filter on Device.’
  • Click on Install Service.
  • Disconnect the controller and reconnect (Unplug the controller and plug it in again).
  • With the ‘Rate’ column at 1000, the controller’s latency can be as low as 1 ms.

What about overclocking a Xbox

We also have an in-depth article on Tech Tastes talking about how to overclock your Xbox controller.

Click here to see it

My Thoughts

I would highly suggest doing this trust me you will notice a difference and it will increase your skill to become quicker. For PC controller players you should do this.

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