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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Overclocking the E-350 APU on Linux

Is there any way to over/underclock or change the voltages of the AMD E-350 APU on Linux?
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Core i3770k running too hot?

I just installed a Core i7 3770K. I have a Corsair H60 Hybrid CPU cooler with fans on both sides of the radiator for a push/pull configuration. I have the airflow for the radiator pulling in air from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can manufacturers put the specs of overclocking speeds when the whole point of overclocking is it's not known? [closed]

Some retailers really play up the overclocking capabilities of CPUs. For example, in the advertisement for this Intel Core i7-5820K processor, it says it can be overclocked to 3.6 GHz. How is that ...
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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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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 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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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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Overclocking a nVIDIA GTX 660M GPU?

I have a MSI GE60 0ND laptop with a GTX 660M GPU. When I play games like Minecraft or Portal 2, the core clock is stable at 835 MHz. Recently I tried to overclock it using MSI Afterburner but it ...
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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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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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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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AMD 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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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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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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Where is AMD OverDrive's advanced mode located?

Attempting to do manual software fan control (although I know doing it through the BIOS is considered better) shows greyed out controls under "Fan Control". Guides show running the program as an ...
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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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How to overclock PCIe bus on TA880GB+ motherboard

I was given a XFX R9 290 by a friend. I have a Biostar TA880GB+ motherboard. It freezes and the Ethernet cuts in and out when the video card is installed. Apparently this is due to the XFX R9 290 not ...
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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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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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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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How to unlock the hidden (locked) settings in BIOS on Linux?

I got a HP 255 G2 laptop and I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) with Kali Linux 1.0.9 (64-bit).I got an AMD quad-core CPU,which runs at 1.5 GHz,so I want to overclock it at 2,0 or 2,5 GHz but I ...
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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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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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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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How to Overclock a Dell Inspiron 531?

I have searched all over the web on how to overclock a Dell computer. I cant find anything about it. I am trying to overclock the CPU. My specs: Mainboard : Dell 0RY206 Chipset : nVidia 6100V ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What alternative methods are available for overclocking?

I'm aware that overclocking software isn't exactly the best way to overclock your hardware, but I am not sure what else to do. I have a HP computer, which has HP's BIOS which eliminates a possibility ...
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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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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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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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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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Maximum CPU Temperature for Core 2 Duo E6400

What is considered to be the highest safe CPU temperature when overclocking? I have a Core 2 Duo E6400 overclocked to 2.85GHz with 1.2vCore. This runs at 29C idle and 45C under load. These ...
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At what working temperatures will my gpu not only survive, but have a long healthy life

There are plenty of questions about what a safe gpu temperature is, but these seem focused on what temperatures a gpu will survive at in the short term, regardless of whether it may shorten the cards ...
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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 ...