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

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Which saves more power, core parking or clock down-throttling?

Sometimes I leave my computer turned on for long periods while not really using it (to seed files over torrent, for instance). My CPU is an AMD FX-6350 cpu (6 cores, 3.9 GHz) which is kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...