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

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I7-3630QM Processor clock ratings

I'm researching a laptop for college, and have a loose set of system specs. I found a laptop that meets most of the requirements with little or no modifications, except the processor isn't what I'm ...
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Overclocking and Intel Speedstep in GNU/Linux?

OS: Gentoo CPU: i7 920 (2.66 GHz) Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 (BIOS: 1202 (this is the most recent version)) Having overclocked for some years with Speedstep simply disabled to allow for as high ...
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Can I overclock hardware on my HP 4545s Probook (there's no options for it in the BIOS)?

I have searched in vain for some way to overclock the hardware on my laptop. The BIOS is unlike any BIOS I've seen before. It's a mouse-using GUI instead of the classic arrow-key blue screen funny ...
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How hot should I let a GridSeed IC get?

I have a Gridseed Scrypt-based crypto miner with a very noisy fan. I've read a few pieces that state the device can be run without a heat sync or fan, so I went out and bought a Fluke infrared ...
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Will more than 8 GB of RAM work on ASUS P5E3 Premium?

There seems to be some anecdotal evidence here and here that I could put more than 8 GB of RAM (say, 16 GB) into the 4 slots on the ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard. Can anyone confirm whether or not ...
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Clock down Intel i7 3610QM

I have some big troubles with my CPU. It is getting too hot and therefore performs a thermal shutdow which basically means it just kills itself. Since I don't need the full power of this CPU I was ...
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AMD FX 4130 overclock-How to overclock the CPU from the BIOS [closed]

Well I've been using my CPU for awhile now but I want to unlock it's full power but when it comes to CPU overclocking I've never been good with it nor taken the time to learn it from these bad video's ...
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How to overclock CPU using only FSB?

According to my BIOS the CPU temperature and the system temperature are 16°C and 18°C respectively for Idle on stock air cooling. (It used to be 40°C and 48°C when I kept my computer inside a case. ...
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Reset BIOS to Factory-Shipped BIOS

So here's the deal. I'm considering flashing an "unlocked" BIOS to my notebook so I can overclock the processor. I'm running a Inspiron 1545 with Win7, a Core2Duo T9400m(2.53 Ghz, 6Mb Cache, FSB ...
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MSI Afterburner wrong clock values

Well, whats worng with MSI Afterburner? It shows zeros instead of 1085MHz and 1753MHz in Core clock/Memory clock. In my .cfg I added this but it didn't help. I installed new drivers too, didn't help ...
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How does the Package Power Limit affect the cpu clock

This is primarily about Intel 4th Generation Core (Haswell) CPUs. As far as I understand it, the Turbo Boost technology raises the CPU frequency until it hits the TDP limit (though it might exceed it ...
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Incorrect CPU speed in Windows 8.1

I have recently tried to overclock a AMD Athlon II X2 270 on a MSI GF615M-P33 V2 motherboard. I changed the FSB from 200 to 206, that's an increase of 102 MHZ from 3.4 GHZ.. no biggie. On reboot I got ...
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Heat and its relationship to Frequency in overclocking

I have a i7-4770k - In order to Overclock it from 3.5-3.9(boost) to 4.5 I have to raise the Voltage to 1.387Vcore. This is not an issue with heat as my water-cooling keeps the CPU at 70c under P95 ...
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Trying to get 7.9 windows experience index i7

So for CPU on windows, to get 7.9 in windows 7 (don't care about vista 2.0 aka win8 score), you need an 8 core cpu or some shit?? wtf my intel is so much better than this shitty amd I look at this ...
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Why does changing the CPU frequency make the monitor display an error message?

Using MSI ClickBIOS2, I tried to overclock, but noticed an odd problem: Changing the base frequency allows me to overclock the RAM and such all at once, but although the system boots any amount of ...
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Linux - How to overclock ATI Radeon GPU - Sapphire R9 270

I have a Sapphire R9 270 (exact model), I've read this can be overclocked to a similar speed to the 270x. How can I achieve this under Linux?
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P35/Core2 PC freezing on idle

So i put together an older PC, for Photoshop usage and stuff. And the PC tends to freeze on idle. Here are the stats: ASUS P5K Mainboard, rev.1 (P35 chipset) CPU Core2 E6750 RAM 3 sticks of Corsair ...
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how to get APU Memory clock to increase?

I noticed something interesting, that while I could increase the GPU core speed, the memory speed stayed at 800Mhz. (using ClickBios2) wouldn't the difference in speed cause them to be out of sync? is ...
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How to diagnose hanging/freezing?

I have gathered a lot of information already on many different issues-- mainly through websites like these where people seek answers regarding troubleshooting with computers/components. So I figured ...
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P8Z58 - Disabling turbo mode

I have a P8Z68 DELUXE /GEN3 motherboard with a Core i7 2700K CPU rated to go to 3.5GHz. I want to know how to disable Turbo mode in the bios cause my pc seems to go from 3.5Ghz to 3.9 under load and I ...
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Can I safely use the engine and memory clock ranges of my video card?

I use atitweak, which is basically just a command line interface for the AMD ADL OverDrive5 interface. baarn@manticore ~/git/adl3 $ ./atitweak -l 0. AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (:0.0) engine clock ...
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One Core Hotter and slower than others

I overclocked my Intel Core i5 3570K to 4.2GHz at 1.1V. It ran stably overnight on Prime95, but, while I was monitoring the core temps, they stuck within 45-55C with core #3 was always 3 or 4 degrees ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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Is it safe to use a non-overclockable CPU on an overclocker motherboard?

I am running an Intel Core i5-4670 (without the K for the overclocker edition) processor on a Z78 - PLUS motherboard from ASUS. Initially the ASUS AI suite was overclocking my processor. Now that I ...
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What is the specification for GPU ROMs?

So, graphics cards have a ROM that you can export in GPU-Z (GPU-Z: An example of an application that will perform this task). Is it at all possible to find out what the specification is for a GPU ROM? ...
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How to limit my CPU power programmatically on Windows 7?

Whenever I run a CPU-heavy activity (like compressing a big set of files into an archive for example) my CPU switches to its full throttle (maximum frequency) and shuts down of overheat in less than a ...
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EVGA Precision X doesn't have Automatic Profile managment

I have installed the last version of EVGA Precision X: 4.2.1 But in the Profiles tab there isn't anymore the Section to manage 2d/3d profiles: That was pretty useful as it let me to rise the ...
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Does System Restore undo software (non-bios) overclocking?

Does System Restore undo software (non-bios) overclocking? Also, if the clock speed is too high, will it let you boot into the F8 System Restore menu?
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Underclocking Haswell for power saving

I have been reading up on Intel's new Haswell processors, and it seems that the K-series is designed for overclocking. But what if I want to underclock? Do I still need to buy a K-series processor? ...
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Windows 7 CPU / System meter that ISNT a gadget [closed]

Now that gadgets have been pulled by Microsoft, is there any similar utility that I can use to monitor my system that will sit on the desktop as a gadget does but not present a vulnerability? ...
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DRAM Frequency showing 800 instead of 1600

I am running a Core i7 CPU originally at 3Ghz overclocked to 4Ghz using a multiplier of x20 and a Bus Speed of 200 Mhz My memory is 1600 Mhz OCZ. I installed CPU-Z to see what is going on - but it ...
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Is my PSU limiting my 7990 GPU overclock potential?

Is it possible that my PSU is limiting my ability to overclock my 7990? I've had terrible luck overclocking crossfire 7970s and now am having pretty much the same experience with this single PCB 7990. ...
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Overclocking Intel HD Graphics unreliable results

I've tried to overclock my Intel HD Graphics 4600 in my desktop PC. I've read elsewhere; people managed to get 1600-1700MHz (OC) instead of 1250-1300MHz (default). The problem here is I am not ...
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Overclock when performance is needed, underclock when idle

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to know if I can underclock my CPU when my computer is idle, and overclock when performance is needed. Is there some sort of software I can install and ...
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I have overclocked to 4.7ghz, with core temps it reads at max load at 100 degrees C, is that too hot? [closed]

I have a i7-3770k processor and I have over clocked it to 4.7ghz. When it runs at 100% load, core temp reads it at 100 degree's Celsius. I have it liquid cooled, but it don't know how much it is ...
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My desktop computer has broken after overclocking

I overclocked my desktop from 3.6 to 4.2 in the BIOS, it's an ASUS motherboard and it's an AMD Radeon Graphics card. Now when I turn on my desktop, the screen is just blank. It's not the screen, when ...
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Overheat alert warning on CPU through Serial port

Is there any way to make an external alarm go off if your CPU reaches a certain temperature using your serial port? I over-clocked my processor and I get warnings if it reaches a certain temperature, ...
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Specing out CPUs (more than just cores and clock)

This is not a production question, just something that I've been thinking about. When specing out CPUs I know the general rule is a faster clock speed will make a core run faster and the greater ...
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Hyper Threading vs Overclocking

What is the difference between these two, and under what circumstances would I want to implement them? Are there circumstances when I would only want 1 and not the other? According to Wikipedia, ...
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How to force ATI 5850 to always use 3D clocks?

My 5850 graphics card is on its way out and the 2nd monitor output flickers when using low clock speeds, I have however noticed that when gaming or doing anything that forces the clock speeds to ramp ...
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Higher voltage requirement for lower clock frequency

Is there any reason for a CPU to require a higher Vcore to achieve stability when running at a certain speed, than the Vcore that the same chip requires for stability when running at a higher speed? ...
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How to optimize PLL voltage

I am overclocking my Core i7 (Ivy Bridge 3770K), aiming for a moderate overclock. Currently I have it easily stable at a pleasant 4.4GHZ - BCLK defaulted at 100.00MHz, with the multiplier set to x44. ...
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Am I doing the right thing to overclock this?

This is a follow up to this question. I bought the motherboard mentioned in the question and a 2133 MHz RAM that does figure in the memory compatibility sheet of the board. After assembling it runs ...
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Why is GPU core clock cutting itself in half?

I'm using Afterburner to "natively" overclock a 7950, having used the "-xcl" option. From what I understand, this bypasses the need for unofficial Afterburner overclocking, and instead unlocks the ...
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Is it possible to overclock the polling rate for a wireless mouse?

I have a Logitech Performance Mouse MX -- a wireless laser mouse. From a diagnostic program, I can see that the polling rate is 125Hz. I'd like to overclock this to 500Hz (or however higher it can go ...
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Is “limited overclocking” supported by Ivy Bridge Xeon?

Intel Core i5 and i7 desktop processors in the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge families support limited overclocking, where you can push the turbo boost multiplier to 4 bins above the standard. For ...
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Can I use an EVGA OC utility on a ZOTAC GPU?

EVGA has a very nice comprehensive utility while ZOTAC.. not so much. The specs for the two cards (EVGA vs ZOTAC) are not far off (660 Ti) so it seems plausible that one utility would work for the ...
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1.35 V RAM in a 1.5 V system - Will it fry or overclock?

The general question is: When installing low voltage RAM in a board that outputs a higher voltage to the memory module, will this fry the RAM or will it be like overclocking it? My specific case is: ...
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Prevent i7 from overclocking while on battery

I've been bringing my laptop to tutorials and lectures lately and I've noticed sometimes my CPU clocks up from 1GHZ to 3.2 GHZ which cuts my estimated battery life in half, and spins the fan up pretty ...
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What exactly does “(OC)” mean in products description

Note: this is not a shopping recommendation request I want to buy a nice and fast RAM and a motherboard that supports it. Lets say that I would want to take this RAM (2400MHz), and put it into this ...