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

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What steps do you take when overclocking?

When overclocking your system? what steps do you take to get a maximum but stable overclock out of your system? I've personally just slammed up the FSB speed until my system can't run Prime95 for a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How do I overclock a dual core processor?

This is a serious problem. I want to speed up my compilation process. I have never been especially fond of overclocking, however my current compilation time for my project makes my crazy! I found ...
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help! striped raid causing bsod!

This links to my previous question. I've been running my machine (mobo is XFX 790i Ultra Sli) off a raid 0 for a couple of years now with two Samsung f1 1tb drives with no problems. I've also been ...
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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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How do I use a VGA splitter without the image getting dark?

I have a standard VGA splitter connected to a nvidia nforce 631i on ubuntu 9.04. However, when the splitter is in use, the image gets dark. If I unplug one cable, it doesn't. this phenomenon is noted ...
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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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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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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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Is overclocking legal? [closed]

Is overclocking your CPU and GPU classified as being legal ? If so, why don't manufacturers make overclocking easier so that just about anyone is able to play around with it ? - at own risk of course. ...
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What is overclocking the system?

I have heard this term many time and would like to know what does it exactly means?
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What exactly does “(OC)” mean in products description

Note: this is not a shopping recommendation request I want to buy a nice and fast RAM and a motherboard that supports it. Lets say that I would want to take this RAM (2400MHz), and put it into this ...
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Overclocked too far - computer will not boot

I recently tried overclocking my desktop and I went a bit too far. The machine no longer gets to the screen that allows me to enter the bios. I tried switching the CPU but this did not work, it still ...
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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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1:1 FSB to DRAM Ratio

Why is it recommended to have a 1:1 ratio of Front-side Bus and DRAM? Does it really affect the performance of the CPU?
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Underclocking without BIOS option

I have never over/under/downclocked my laptop, however it is seriously suffering from overheating. I have cleaned it out and am running the fan at full speed the whole time. I also have turned the ...
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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. ...
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Overclocking: Is my gpu too hot?

I have a radeon hd 6670, and I have overclocked the GPU clock to 850 MHz and the memory clock to 1040 MHz. I then ran Diablo 3 with SpeedFan running in the background to check the heat of the GPU, and ...
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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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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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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. ...