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

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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 ...
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Which pins to mod on Intel Celeron E3300?

I have an Intel Celeron E3300 core duo at 2.50 GHz and 800 FSB. I want to up it to 3.33 GHz and 1066 FSB. Motherboard is ECS G31t-M7 and supports it. Here's a picture of my actual CPU:
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A10-5750M clock-lock FPS drop

Why does this happen? i have the A10-5750m and running on Windows 8.1. i used bar-edit to clock-lock the A10-5750m up to 3.2ghz (the max turbo boost is 3.5ghz).. ( Tutorial here >http://www.youtube....
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Why does /proc/cpuinfo incorrectly report the cpu MHz when overclocked?

I decided to overclock my AMD Phenom ii X2 560 from 3300 MHz to 3600 MHz. Here are the results of the benchmarks in BOINC, before and after: Windows 7 64-bit: Normal: 2683 floating point (Whetstone) ...
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Does SSD improve overclocking?

Hi i just had a query in my mind- Do i really need to add SSD to OC ...I mean does it make any difference on the perfomance of the processor ? I would like to overclock my i7 and i have already spend ...
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Processor state hangs at lower frequency

I have a HP Pavillion dv6-6123cl Entertainment PC with a locked bios. I use a program called K10Stat in order to get around this and overclock anyway. I have AMD A6-3400 APU with Radeon(tm) HD ...
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Best method of Over-clocking gtx750ti [duplicate]

I am using Precision X by evga and using the gtx750ti I would like to know how high I can push my graphics card without damage.
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Can I overclock my Intel I7 CPU? [duplicate]

My notebook specs: HP DV6-6177EE Core I7 2630QM HD 6770M swicthable graphics 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz Can do I overclock that Intel CPU? What software to use? I've searched but no results. It's actually ...
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AMD FX-9590 - Max memory speed

First let me tell you my system config. CPU: AMD FX-9590 Ram: Kingston 2x8GB 2400MHz SSD: kingston 120 GB HDD: 1 TB PSU: 750 Watt corsair GPU: 2Gb NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Motherboard: Asus crosshair V ...
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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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Can I overclock hardware on my HP 4545s Probook (there are 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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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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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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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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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 I'...
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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 use?...
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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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Speccing out CPUs (more than just cores and clock) [duplicate]

This is not a production question, just something that I've been thinking about. When speccing 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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Overclocking AMD Sempron +2400

Basically, I wanna ask is there a safe way to overclock AMD Sempron 2400+ processor to 2.0GHz (Stock - 1.67GHz, Single core). Now it's running @ 1.8GHz and 1.5something V, as I run it @ 2.0Ghz it ...
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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. ...