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

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Is possible to overclock a SSD?

Anyone already had tried to or knows if it is possible to implement in some way an overclock an SSD (or get the same benefits by tunning some parameter on an SSD)?
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Ram detection issues (12gb) on X58 Asus p6t deluxe motherboard (6 x 2gb ddr3 dimms)

I've been using this ASUS p6t deluxe + i7 920 + 3x2gb G Skill DDR3 1333 for more than 2 years without any issue. A few months ago, I added 3 more dimms, the exact same brand and model, bought from ...
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How do I attain safe temperatures for my new i7-2600 non-k?

I'm apparently having some cooling problems. I recently moved from a Core 2 Quad Q6600 on a P5K with 4GB and a Asus ATI 5770 running Windows XPsp2 Pro, to an i7-2600 non-k on a P8P67 (latest BIOS) ...
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Can underclocking the GPU be dangerous?

I used to underclock my nVidia GeForce 8800GT by halving it's core and memory frequencies. This would make the card about 3 Celsius cooler. I would only bring it back to stock frequencies while ...
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Underclocking a P4 to get a power-efficient NAS

I own an old Pentium 4 541 (3.2GHz Prescott) box which I want to convert to a NAS machine. As a NAS, it won't stress the CPU, and will probably sit idle most of the time. The problem is that P4's ...
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Overclocking i5-2500K and Warranty [closed]

I might be building a computer for one of my friends soon and I decided to get an i5-2500K for slight overclocking and he's scared of voiding the warranty so I'm wondering: Is the warranty void after ...
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Is overclocking worth it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I overclock a dying PC? I have a (relatively) old computer running WinXP SP3 with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor that I am thinking about overclocking to try to ...
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Motherboards with overclocking disabled

As a system builder I don't want my clients overclocking their systems. How can I find motherboards that don't allow overclocking? Is it possible to disable overclocking on existing motherboards (via ...
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Over/underclock 5870 on linux without limits?

I want to downclock my Ati Radeon HD5870's memory to 300Mhz and overclock it's core frequency to 930Mhz. I can do this on windows using Ati Tray Tools. On linux, the only way to do this so far has ...
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When is it safe to use AMD Overdrive?

I have a Radeon HD 6950, and its temperatures seem okay, so I was wondering what I would have to do to use AMD Overdrive. Would it be safe? Could I set all the adjusters to their maximums? What would ...
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Is it bad to run ram at higher voltage?

Let me start with I know nothing about overclocking. All I know is that my machine won't boot with all 6 ram slots full. The ram I have is supposed to be at 1.5v but in order to even boot my system ...
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when i set my FSB to 400mhz in bios it actually stays at 333mhz

My front side bus (FSB) is rated for a maximum of 400mhz (Rated FSB 1600MHz). In fact, it used to run at 400mhz until recently. I'm trying to overclock my E8400 to 3.6GHz. I have done that in the ...
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Why are modern CPUs “underclocked”?

I keep reading since years about magical overclockability of modern CPUs. It is said that CPUs (with open multiplier) which are shipped to customers with (let's say) preset 3GHz, can be overclocked ...
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Where is the “TurboV” manual?

I have a PC with an ASUS P6T SE motherboard and an i7 920 processor. I noticed that the machine came with some software called "Turbo V" which appears to allow overclocking - but I can not find any ...
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Understanding GPU clock rates

I know how to overclock my CPU (mess with multiplier, and bus speed)... However, I've noticed that it seems a bit more complicated with GPU's. How and where do I start? I've noticed that I can adjust ...
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Why doesn't my computer work at full speed?

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G with an Intel Pentium 4 630 3,0 GHz which doesn't run at it's default speed. It's currently at FSB 800, CPU Host 200 and CPU 3000 MHz; but sometimes it runs ...
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OC'd video card, now seeing artifacts

I overclocked my 5850 to 775/1250 (using AMD Overdrive) for maybe an hour. I don't think the temperature rose above the low 80's (Celsius, of course), but I started seeing artifacts so I put it back ...
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Live overclocking on Windows

I saw this question and just had to ask. How can I do this on my own PC, where do I find this software if it exists for your computer and what can I do? I never considered overclocking before ...
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i7 overclocking problem

I've got an overclocked system that seems to be misbehaving. When trying to boot up from cold the system just hangs and nothing is output to the screen. Fans are on as they should but nothing ...
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Radeon HD 3850 temperatures when overclocking?

I'm overclocking my Radeon HD 3850 using ATI's Catalyst Control Center. I let the Auto-Tune feature run and kept the settings. I was pushiing 110 C while running Starcraft 2 on High with the ...
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Overclocking the AMD Phenom II X4 940BE

I'm not sure if this is the best site to post this sort of question if it isn't then I do apologize, other than that I hope I get relatively quick and good response :) Firstly, I have already ...
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How to overclock Dual-Core CPU E5200? Lacking options in BIOS?

This is serious problem. I want to speed up my compilation process. I have never been special fun of overclocking, however time of compilation of my current project makes my crazy! I found ...
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Overclocking Q6600 …doesn't work

Maybe this is a really generic question but I found no answer, and Q6600 is a really popular CPU. I've tried the HOWTOs on Google, all the stuff I could find. However, once I set some higher FSB ...
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Lenovo N500 Overclocking/Upgrade

I have a Lenovo N500 42336BU laptop and want to know how to overclock it. Also want to know what CPUs are compatible upgrades to the Intel T3400 in this machine.
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Overclocking a Dual GPU Crossfire setup?

I just added another HD 4890 to my current setup to run the two in crossfire. If I now want to overclock them via Catalyst, do I need to tweak the clocks on both the cards manually, or can I ...
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Overclocking software for AMD?

I know that software-based overclocking is a bad idea - the problem is I am in a bit of a predicament. I am busy with an AI project that is due soon. I am busy running some very CPU intensive ...
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Is a Black Edition AMD processor required in order to unlock cores and/or overclock?

As the title says, I'm planning on getting an ASRock N68C-S UCC board. It has unlock CPU core technology but would I need to have Black Edition processor in order to make use of that feature?
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Overclocking tools for linux - intel core duo 6600e

Do you know something to overclock my procesor with temperature sensor on linux?
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Core i5 vs. i7 in respect to overclocking potential

I'm hesitating between getting a i5 760 or a i7 860, both of which have 4 cores at 2.8GHz. The i5 is considerably cheaper -- what is the downside to it? Is it far more limited in the amount of ...
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overclocking my first processor

So I've never overclocked before, but it sounds like you just change some settings in the bios @ startup and you're good to go. So I got some freeware called CPU-Z and it tells you lots of stats ...
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Computer crashes

I just installed a new motherboard, cpu, ram, and a psu. I am having problems because my computer will randomly crash(restart) and I can't seem to associate it with any specific thing that I'm doing ...
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GT7300 GeFORCE strange clock and memory

So last time I had problems with my graphics card and maybe I will have them in near future. I have got GeForce7300 500MHZ clock and 700MHZ memory do you think that it's ok? Because I think it's to ...
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is having all ram slot filled remove some overclocking room?

I have 4x 2gig, filling out all my ram slot. Does it automatically mean that I wont be able to overclock as much as having only 2 filled? Using Asus p7p55d-e pro motherboard Intel i5 760 and 2x ...
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Overclocked PC boots only after second attempt

I've overclocked my PC by increasing the system bus frequency from 200 to 333(266 has the same issue). Everything works fine except for booting. When I press the power button, the PC starts up but ...
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Adding extra fan on my setup. please advice on proper Exhaust or Intake of Fan

I modified my computer case so that I can add more computer fan to make my computer cool this summer. I need your thoughts on how I can improve my idea and I'm open to all of your advice. Status: ...
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Core i7 & x58 overclocking?

Is there any problem overclocking the Core i7 chip on an x58 mb with you have all 6 memory slots filled? I just heard somewhere that if you want to overclock you should stick to 3 modules? Is there ...
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Memory modules not running at rated speeds

I'm having some odd memory issues with my build. Here are my specifications right now: QDI Superb 4 motherboard Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4 GHz (512 KB L2, 533 MHz FSB) 3x 256 MB PC2100 DDR266 RAM ...
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How to calculate the setting for BCLK with Core i7?

Help me figure out the proper calculation for overclocking a Core i7. Given that: the default maximum memory speed is 1333MHz, the motherboard supports up to 2200 MHz by overclocking, and it has ...
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Could I have damaged a CPU?

I built a PC around a Q9550 1 1/2 years ago (motherboard is an Asus P5Q deluxe). Specs give 2.83GHz, I overclocked it to 3.40 GHz without any problem (or so I thought) until two months ago. Cooling is ...
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Unlocking AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition cores - what are the risks?

I've got the above mentioned CPU and a GigaByte GA-MA790XT-UD4P motherboard, which should be capable of unlocking the extra two cores - if I'm lucky and they're not faulty. The Internet is full of ...
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Overclocked GPU quantum problem

I overclocked my nVidia GPU, and now I get it to be much faster, but after a ~40% overclock, I start getting "mistakes" on the screen, like wrongly coloured pixels, glitches and the sort. Temperature ...
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Is there an equivalent of Memtest86 for CPUs?

I need an easy way to do system stability tests. I have come to rely on Prime95 which does a fantastic job of proving stability (or instability) very quickly; but it requires an OS installed. I would ...
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over-upgrading macbook ram to 4gb

I'm using a core duo macbook white (not core 2 duo) for a while and have it upgraded to the maximum 2GB. What happens if I just put 2x2gb RAM modules in there? Has anyone experience "overstuffing" ...
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How do I identify the PLL-IC clock generator chip on a HP Compaq dc5700 MicroTower Motherboard HP 0A60h

How do I identify the PLL-IC clock generator chip on a HP Compaq dc5700 MicroTower PC The mainboard is reports itself as an HP 0A60h. This is the most information I can get back from the motherboard ...
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How to select a processor/memory combination for overclocking?

I am looking to rebuild an older system of mine which is past it's prime. I intend to keep many of the existing components (hard drives, GPU, case, fans, etc) but I do intend to replace the ...
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Air flow in a HAF 932 - ideal CPU and GPU cooler?

I'm trying to find the ideal cooling solution for my HAF 932. My questions are: Heat sink with our without fan? Placement/air flow of the fan, if any? My motherboard had a optional CPU cooling ...
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Should I overclock a dying PC?

I have a laptop (Compaq Presario V5000). It's about 4 years old now. My dad bought it at Walmart on Black Friday for $389 (it only had 384MB of memory (now it has 2GB)). It has seen 3 Windows OS's and ...
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Why is there tearing on my desktop when OC'ing video card?

I've got a brand new Radeon 5750 in my system. It works great at stock clocks, and performs even better when overclocked. I have been using the ATI Overdrive facility build into the Catalyst drivers ...
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Can a core i5 750 be overclocked sufficiently air cooled?

I was thinking of getting a core i5, because its a lot cheaper than the i7 range, and I've been told it can overclock very nicely. Now I don't intend to push the overclocking to the very extreme but ...
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Water cooling a PC, is it really expensive?

I recently read an article saying you can overclock an i5 750 to perform almost as well as a core i7 975 extreme (factory settings). But obviously this requires some serious cooling. Is installing a ...