What Is Overclocking?
Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:31 PM
Hi. In short you are speeding up the processor or memory. Say you have a processor that runs at 2.8 Ghz stock out of the box, you over clock it to run at say 3.2 Ghz which is faster. Not something for the uninitiated.
This post has been edited by coastie65: 17 April 2012 - 03:31 PM
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:33 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:44 PM
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:52 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:38 AM
Back in the day, there were hardware mods to convert ATI X series cards from one model to another, completely changing how it behaved. My old 5700LE optima ended up outperforming most cards up to the 5800's as I could manage a 100% increase in clock speeds. Lately, AMD Phenom processors are all the rage, as you can buy a dual core Phenom II, and turn it into a quad! I have successfully done that twice now. On the Intel side, you have to remember that a 100Mhz change in frequency can sometimes cost as much as $500! Why pay $500 when you can change that clock speed yourself? You don't have to do anything extreme to overclock. In most cases, overclocked components will last just as long as stock - if you are reasonable about it.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:49 AM