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Windows 7: What is overclocking?

02 Feb 2011   #1
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
What is overclocking?

Hi, I'm newbie in all these and I wanna ask what is overclocking exactly?


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02 Feb 2011   #2
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi Zaty Pak

In short its making Computer Hardware work at a higher rate them its stock manufactured rate, please see > Overclocking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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02 Feb 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Overclocking is basically the art of running computer components faster than the rated settings. In other words, having a 2GHz processor run at 2.4GHz (or whatever). Can apply to all components, but is generally applied principally to CPUs and RAM. For more information, refer to the posts/threads in this sub-forum.
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02 Feb 2011   #4
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zaty Pak View Post
Hi, I'm newbie in all these and I wanna ask what is overclocking exactly?
Looks like Google is working for me. Is it down in your part of the world?

first link when googling overclocking,
Overclocking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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03 Feb 2011   #5
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hehe Thanks for the information guys
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08 Feb 2011   #6
ultimatedesk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

It's like Red Bull for computers lol If not done right, can shorten the lifespan!!
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10 Feb 2011   #7
pxsalmers

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Overclocking can also be done to GPUs to increase framerate/performance in games that are graphically demanding. If you don't know what you're doing and you plan on OC'ing, make sure to ask for help first to avoid frying any of your hardware. The SAFEST overclocking is done with thorough research.
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16 Feb 2011   #8
ghostof1822

windows 7 ultamit 64bit
 
 

Overclocking or OC'. Is to basically squize more from your stock manufacture speed. You can oc a 2.5ghz cpu to run at 3.1ghz. Overclocking takes time unless you know what ypur doing and overclocking any of your hardware as a result your warranty is void. So somethings to think about before doing the doo. More voltage put on a cpu or vga cards more heat produces. You will need a good cooling system rather thans stock cooling.

Tips: do some research before doing your own oc. Never copy anyone else oc specs through vids. All systems are different unless you have the same specs. Thanks any questions ask away.
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16 Feb 2011   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ghostof1822 View Post
All systems are different unless you have the same specs.
Actually all systems with the same specs are different as well. Each individual CPU, even if from the same batch as another, will not necessarily overclock as well or with the same settings.

~Lordbob
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18 Feb 2011   #10
Zaty Pak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Now I get it. It sounds cool!
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