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

Overclocking is the name given to the process of forcing a component of a computer running a frequency(in Hertz) set higher than that the nominal specified by the manufacturer. Although there are different reasons why the overclocking is done, the most common is to increase the performance of hardware. Overclocking can result in overheating of the processor, system instability and can sometimes damage the hardware, if done improperly.

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