Overclocking is the process of forcing something to run at a speed higher than the manufacturer's intended specifications.

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GPU Voltage lowers after a few seconds of load?

I have a 650Ti, and I'm looking to overclock it. I'm using MSI Afterburner, and while I'm stress-testing etc. I have the logging graphs open. Under max load, with no overvolting, the default voltage ...
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Reenable Turbo Core MSI GX70

I was tinkering with overdrive on my MSI GX70 with windows 7. I tried fiddling with CPU cycles and it asked me do you want to disable the TurboCore, which it did. However, now I can't seem to turn it ...
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Is using a 3200MHz DDR4 Memory O.C.?

I was selecting the parts for a new Server when i read in the specifications of the motherboard (Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5) this: Support for DDR4 3466(O.C.) /3400(O.C.) /3333(O.C.) /3300(O.C.) ...
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DDR3 1333 memory modules will operate in overclocking mode

I'm going to upgrade RAM in a dated desktop computer with ASRock G41C-GS R2.0 board and Intel Q9400 CPU. I've found that DDR3 1333MHz should work with that CPU and the board supports up to 8GB of ...
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Graphics Card: Overclocking And Operational Life Span

I just had to replace my old graphics card because it stopped working after 4,5 years. My new graphics card is overclocked by default (OC version). Does this mean that its operational life span will ...
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How would I go about overclocking my Intel Pentium N3700?

I've searched all over the 'net for this one, and I couldn't really find anything that would allow me to overclock my CPU. My CPU model is an Intel Pentium N3700 quad-core operating at 1.6 GHz base ...
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Laptop won't boot after bad overclock attempt

I have an ASUS G750JX laptop running Windows 8.1 that's recently been experiencing difficulty booting. The hard disk light flickers off after a few seconds and the computer just sits on a black screen ...
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Overclock a Core I3 6100 by BCLK without modified BIOSes?

I can't find any information about if it's possible to overclock a Core I3 6100 without special bioses (without exploiting the loophole door) through BCLK -but an I7 6700 non-k sure can-. I don't want ...
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Higher ram frequency and timings slowing my games?

The RAM I have is Gskill Ripjaws X it goes up to 2133MHz at 1.6v and is XMP compatible. Before yesterday my RAM was running at the slowest speed and at 1.5 volts and when I played Smite, Black Ops 3 ...
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Nvidia GTX 960 Lower FPS If Overclocked

I am trying to over-clock my EVGA NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960. I am using EVGA precision X to do so. Whenever I try changing the base clock even a little I instantly to 1/4 of the original performance. I ...
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Why some old manufacturer notebook can be overclocked but not modern one?

Back to the old days, when Pentium M or Atom N450 were the mainstream notebook/netbook processor, most of these notebook were able to manually overclock with some famous software like SetFSB even ...
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Will overclocking an Intel CPU also increase the performance of the iGPU (OBS Quick Sync)?

I'm using Quick Sync with OBS and am wondering whether it might be beneficial to overclock the CPU (ratio/vcore). If not the CPU (ratio/vcore), is there anything I can overclock that will increase ...
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undervolting/overvolting different kingston hyper kits recommended?

Gigabyte UD3P AMD FX 8370 @ 4.5 16G RAM: 8G Kingston Hyper X rated @ 1600/1.65V 8G Kingston HyperX Fury rated @ 1600/1.5V According to instructions, I installed the same type of memory in the 2 ...
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Is my CPU broken?

I recently overclocked my CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo E7300) , from 2.66GHz to 3.6GHz. The temperature has never reached above 75 Celsius. When I benchmarked the CPU with CPU-Z, it showed: single thread ...
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Overclocking an AMD FX-8320E Black Edition

I upgraded my motherbord and processor because my previous CPU (an AMD Athlon Phenom II X4 965 @4x3.4Ghz Black ed.) was not giving me the performance I need. I am a musician and I need raw core ...
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Is is possible to know if a CPU has been over-clocked in the past?

I would like to use a second hand CPU but I would like to know if it has been over-clocked by the previous user. Is there a way to find out about this piece of information? Does clocking back down ...
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Unable to adjust CPU overclocking on Asus ROG G771JW?

I've just bought an Asus ROG G771JW and installed Windows 8.1. The CPU runs at 3.5GHz. Its default specification is at 2.8GHz or something like that. I entered the BIOS and I haven't found any ...
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Install H87M-PRO BIOS on M51AC (different model names, same motherboard)

I currently own an Asus M51AC-FR034S that has an Asus M51AC motherboard. When I updated the BIOS some time ago I noticed that the BIOS file name was H87M-PRO-ASUS-M51AC-1002.CAP Whereas H87M-PRO's ...
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Undervolting with Intel' XTU - which offset should you reduce?

It is a pretty basic question, but I could not find an answer to this via Google. The value you are supposed to adjust is the "voltage offset". However, there are two kinds of values in the utility ...
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Overclocking an AMD card

I want to overclock my graphics card so I can increase my FPS in Fallout 4, and I'm fairly new to this so I've come here for some assistance. I basically want to know how far I can safely push my ...
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How do I Recover from severe over-clocking

My problem first appeared to me as a video failure when the laptop LCD would not turn on at boot-up and  neither the VGA nor the HDMI port would output a video signal. Sony Vaio Laptop VPCZ13JGX ...
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Single thread performance increase in overclocking?

If CPU "BlaBla" has a single thread benchmark score of 2,500 at 4 GHz, how much would that single thread score increase if we overclocked it 50% (making it 6 GHz)? I assume this has to make sense. A ...
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Would a very large radiator outside at -20F help achieve significant overclocking gains over a more typical 240mm dual loop setup?

I have decided to switch to water cooling my PC. I've got a asus x99 deluxe with an intel i7 5930k CPU, 16 gigs of corsair dominator 2800mhz memory and a nvidia Titan X with an EVGA hybrid water ...
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Enable XMP on DELL XPS8700

I recently upgraded my DELL's RAM and I would like to enable XMP. Does anyone know how to do so on the Dell XPS8700? MoBo is a Dell z87 (model 0KWVT08)
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What is the worst that can happen if you over clock CPU or GPU? [duplicate]

What can actually happen if CPU or GPU is over clocked? Many people over clock their CPU so much it 'toasts'. What do they mean by toast. Does it really go up in flames or does it just stop working. ...
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Overclock Fail, Now Monitor Can't Get Signal

After a failed overclock attempt on my cpu, all I get when I turn on my computer is a black screen. I overclocked my CPU and it didn't work for whatever reason, so I added more power (0.2) (I didn't ...
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Windows 10 task manager CPU clock speed exceeds displayed maximum clock speed?

So in the windows task manager, in the performance tab, there's data concerning current clock speed and beside it is stated "maximum speed". Maximum speed is stated 2.00 GHz, which is correct as per ...
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Can't run new memory kit at 2400MHz

I replaced my old GeIL Enhance CORSA 4x4GB @1600MHz CL9 with this new kit: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x8GB @2400MHz CL11 (Part No. CMY16GX3M2A2400C11) I have a ASUS P8H77-V motherboard. I checked its ...
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CPU Turbos Unnecessarily [Linux Mint]

I am using a core i5 4690k, and I decided it was overclocking time. But, because I don’t have the best cooler in the world, and I have a SFF case, I decided to ramp up the turbo boost frequency so ...
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What happens 'internally' on a unstable/overclocked/undervolted CPU?

When you undervolt or overlock an CPU, when it passes a certain limit it starts to make the system unstable, reboot, etc. But these are the effects of it. What I'm curious about is what happens on ...
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Overclocked GPU now runs cooler

I overclocked my GPU and I ran Kombuster, now I'm shocked to find that my GPU runs cooler with the overclock! Does it mean something bad has happened? I did a very low overclock in MSI Afterburner: ...
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Autothrottle CPU based on usage

Is there a program that allows me to lower the CPU multiplier if the "utilization" goes above a certain percentage? My CPU overclocks fairly heavily (using the multiplier and "turbo-boost"), and if I ...
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When is too much voltage too much on a PC?

TLDR: The BIOS shows voltages as vcore: 1.248, 12V: 12.566, 5V: 5.160, 3.3V: 3.424. Is this bad? I got one miniITX motherboard that supports a 19 V laptop input instead of the regular ATX ...
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Can I overclock an i3-3220 and Geforce GT 640?

My current build: Gigabyte H61M-S2P Motherboard Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30 GHz Kingston Value Ram 8GB 1333 MHz Gigabyte GT 640 2GB OC Edition 1366 x 768 Resolution I heard that there's no way to ...
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Running G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 RAM at 3000mhz with a i7-5820K

I have been struggling for the last few days with my new PC set-up consisting of a: MSI X99S Gaming 7 Mainboard i7-5820K CPU G.Skill DDR4 3000mhz (F4-3000C15Q-16GRR) The issue is that once I enable ...
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How to Turbo Boost permanently?

Dell OptiPlex 990 with i7-2600. Turbo Boost is enabled and it's working correctly. Speedstep and C1E is disabled. No BIOS options, or hacked BIOS to overclock myself. Is there a way to keep the ...
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Unlock BIOS config

I have ASUS x101h EEEPC and I want to overclock CPU, but BIOS clock settings are locked. Is there a way to unlock BIOS or update BIOS which have those options unlocked? CPU is Intel Atom N435
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GPU Overclock keeps defaulting

I have an ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5. Its default default clock is 1072MHz and I have been trying to overclock it. I've tried increasing the voltage and core clock in both MSI Afterburner and ASUS GPU ...
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Input not supported error in monitor after overclocking the processor

Hi please any help would be appreciated. Here is my PC specs AMD A4-4000, 4GB DDR-3 RAM, windows 8.1+ubuntu 14.04 My trouble started when i tried to overclock my processor by using the gigabyte ...
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Why do video players affect my GPU overclock?

I have a Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD7950 OC edition graphics card. It runs at 850 MHz using the regular BIOS and at 950 MHz using the Boost BIOS. I'm using the Boost BIOS. When computer boots, the ...
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stopping windows from undoing overclock settings

I have managed to overclock my CPU from 2.5 to 3.0 GHz, my BIOS says so at the top. But when I load coretemp after windows boots, it says my CPU is only at the original 2.5GHz. Is this just coretemp ...
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My CPU claims it is 2.53 GHz but never reaches it. Why?

My CPU claims it is 2.53 GHz but never reaches it. I run CPU burner, and set c state limit to c0. All power savings are disabled and I set multiplier to 20T which is the only allowed turbo multiplier ...
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Underclocking GPU <-> Overclocking GPU [closed]

I have the following situation: A NVidia GTX 260, in P0 State the power supply can't give enough power so we decided to let it in P8 state. But now we want a bit more performance from the P8 state. We ...
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GTX680 GPU BIOS OverClock stuck to 1150MHz

I started to overclock my GTX680 by editing its BIOS. Problem is that the Boost Clock is stuck at 1150MHz at full load even though I set the Boost Clock to 1228MHz, then 1254MHz and finally 1280MHz. ...
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How to control the CPU clock speed? [duplicate]

I have an i7-3612QM@2.1GHz in a Dell Inspiron notebook and now running Windows 10 Technical Preview. The experience described below was also seen in Windows 8.1 previously. I have been monitoring ...
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Does CPU temperature affect CPU lifespan? [duplicate]

As long as a CPU's temperature stays below the manufacture-specified maximum, does a CPU's average temperature affect its lifespan? For example, my laptop's maximum CPU temperature as specified by ...
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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...
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Lowering DDR3 speed back to 1333 after enabling XMP

I have following setup: GA-P55-UD3 Motherboard CPU i5-750 2.67Ghz I recently bought 8GB of Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz CL9 RAM but my system showed it as running at 1333Mhz so following some internet ...
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Does overclocking have any benefit on a processor that already has Intel Turbo Boost? [closed]

I've read that when the model number of an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor ends in K, it means that it is "unlocked" and can be manually overclocked by the end user. These processors also come with ...
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How to get more BCLK from non-k Corei5 cpu Haswell

I have a Core I5 4570 Haswell with Cooler Master CPU cooler with Asus Z87-plus Board and Asus ATI 7970 and 8 Gig DDR3 Crucial Ram @ 1600 mhz. I'm Using Windows 8.1 X64. It’s a Non-K cpu so the ...