Saturday, March 10, 2012

What is computer overclocking???


The definition of overclocking is running a computer or individual components at a higher clock rate or frequency that what is specified by the manufacturer. No obviously as shown by the picture above the byproduct if done to the extreme is loads and loads of heat. I personally run a Intel core i7 920 that comes stock at 2.66ghz at 3.8ghz the temperature is a bit higher but the extra performance is worth it.

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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  2. I have awesome cooling system, so i don't have such problem :)

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  3. I think, I would only screw up with my computer :D

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  4. I recently got a new-to-me desktop, so that makes 5 computers sitting around. Going to have to try it! Thanks!

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  5. Wow, 2.66ghz to 3.8ghz is quite the jump in terms of your processing power. The last time I looked into overclocking the differences in speed available were virtually insignificant, i.e. an additional .25 or .33 ghz. Thank you for the update.

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  6. If mine went overclocked it would explode..haha

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  7. I just own a laptop and if I was going to overclock it, it would definatly melt through my desk.

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  8. My computer is too shitty for this.

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  9. My motherboard automatically overclocks for me. :\

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  10. I should try overclocking my POS system! Thanks for reminding me!

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  11. That is one sweet looking cooling system...

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  12. I wouldn't overclock if I didn't have a good liquid cooler.

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  13. Haven't tried it yet, maybe in the future. I don't want to risk destroying something...

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  14. amd always clocks better, all I'm saying

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  15. I overclocked my Pentium 4 CPU ages ago. It overheated and broke after just a few minutes. I never tried overclocking since then.

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