what is overclocking?

  Linus Tourvald 09:00 03 Sep 2003

what is overclocking? I have heard its something to do with getting more speed from you processor? am i right? if so how is it done and is it safe?

  -pops- 09:09 03 Sep 2003

Overclocking is an easy way of murdering your CPU (and possibly other bits).

Todays high speed processors see little effect from overclocking and it is really for those with suicidal tendencies/lots of disposable cash.

Not a thing to be done lightly and the very fact that you've had to ask the question shows that you shouldn't contemplate doing it.


  Joe McG 09:10 03 Sep 2003


Yes it is speeding up your processor, memory , mobo and gfx.

It involves running your hardware at higher voltages and bandwiths, to speed up your system.

It is not recommended, unless you are sure that the components involved, can take the stress put on them.

Mobo's such as Abit and MSI, ( others also ) have settings to overclock, and Gainward golden sample GFX cards allow you to do so under warranty.

AS i said at first unless it is a necessity, it is better left to the experts.

  Linus Tourvald 09:22 03 Sep 2003

thank you i will NOT be doing that in a hurry

  -pops- 09:35 03 Sep 2003


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