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Old 05-22-2004, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey. im really new to computer building and all that. i know how to use one, but i dont know all the technical stuff. i hear the word "overclocking" alot and i was just wanting to know what it is. any help is appreciated.

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Old 05-22-2004, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Overclocking is process of running certain components at speeds faster than that at which they were originally certified to run. Graphics cards and processors are the most commonly overclocked components.

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Ya, overclocking is just taking advantage of the extra headroom proccessor companies give their processors to make sure they're certified for a certain speed. Sometimes you get good ones, sometimes you can only overclock them a few mhz. It's basically luck of the draw bud.
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Old 05-22-2004, 11:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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processors usually run at a set speed, which is calculated by its front side bus (fsb) multiplied by a multiplier. to overclock most processors, you make the fsb higher in thet bios and thus make the processor work faster.

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Old 05-23-2004, 03:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Be carefull when you overclock something or else you could blow your computer up or it could get very damaged.

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Old 05-30-2004, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if u do overclock make sure u can monitor the temp

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Old 06-03-2004, 02:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I dont think overclocking is for newbies.
last year i overclocked my athlon 2000+ and it burnt up and made the whole living room smell like someting was on fire

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