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

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Graphics Card: Overclocking And Operational Life Span

I just had to replace my old graphics card because it stopped working after 4,5 years. My new graphics card is overclocked by default (OC version). Does this mean that its operational life span will ...
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How would I go about overclocking my Intel Pentium N3700?

I've searched all over the 'net for this one, and I couldn't really find anything that would allow me to overclock my CPU. My CPU model is an Intel Pentium N3700 quad-core operating at 1.6 GHz base ...
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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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Overclock a Core I3 6100 by BCLK without modified BIOSes?

I can't find any information about if it's possible to overclock a Core I3 6100 without special bioses (without exploiting the loophole door) through BCLK -but an I7 6700 non-k sure can-. I don't want ...
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Laptop won't boot after bad overclock attempt

I have an ASUS G750JX laptop running Windows 8.1 that's recently been experiencing difficulty booting. The hard disk light flickers off after a few seconds and the computer just sits on a black screen ...
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Is my Nvidia 8400GS overclocked? If not, how do I do so?

Specs of the 8400gs My card I'm trying to play a game and I'm only getting 20~ fps with everything set on low. I know this isn't the best card for gaming, but it's all I have :/
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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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Overclock and Underclock graphics card using Registry Keys [closed]

Is it possible to use the registry to over clock or under clock a graphics card?
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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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Higher ram frequency and timings slowing my games?

The RAM I have is Gskill Ripjaws X it goes up to 2133MHz at 1.6v and is XMP compatible. Before yesterday my RAM was running at the slowest speed and at 1.5 volts and when I played Smite, Black Ops 3 ...
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Nvidia GTX 960 Lower FPS If Overclocked

I am trying to over-clock my EVGA NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960. I am using EVGA precision X to do so. Whenever I try changing the base clock even a little I instantly to 1/4 of the original performance. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I overclock an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250? If so, how?

Can I overclock ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250? If so, how? My laptop is a Dell M5010 (aka 15R) with AMD Phenom II N850 69°C Caspian 45nm Technology, with 8GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24).
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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 software for AMD? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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How to overclock an ATI/AMD graphic card further than Overdrive allows?

I've got a fresh HD 6850 overclocked to 850 MHz with OverDrive. I heard its possible to run it at 1000 MHz but how? Please don't educate me about the risks of overclocking!
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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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Is it better to use an offset or manually set CPU voltage (with respect to CPU longevitity)?

The Background: I recently built a new computer, and I'm working with the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard and Intel i7 2600k processor. While this question does not pertain specifically to my hardware, ...
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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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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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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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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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Why some old manufacturer notebook can be overclocked but not modern one?

Back to the old days, when Pentium M or Atom N450 were the mainstream notebook/netbook processor, most of these notebook were able to manually overclock with some famous software like SetFSB even ...
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Is it smart / possible to overclock a laptop?

This may sound kind of dumb but I curious. I have a Lenovo T400 laptop with an Intel T9400 CPU. Would it be possible to overclock my notebook? Would it be a really dumb thing to do? I would ...
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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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Overclocking GPU

I am running a AMD Radeon HD 3650 Graphics Card. My Graphics Card Software (Catalyst) came with overclocking software to overclock my GPU. I have a few questions though: How bad for my GPU is ...
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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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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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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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When I set my FSB to 400MHz in the 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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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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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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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 ...