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Old 12-17-2005, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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sorry about this really noob question, what is Overclocking?
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Old 12-17-2005, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read the stickies. But Overclocking is where you set the parematers (spelling?) up so that a certain part such as the CPU (Processor) or GPU (Graphics Card) or RAM will run faster than what they where designed to run at. Such as a normal stock CPU running at this 200*9=1800Mhz it could be ran at 201*9=1809Mhz That is an overclock. But overclocking results in more power needed to run the part and a lot more heat is generated so you will need extra cooling.
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And how do you overclock?
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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very carefully LOL...actually u edit voltages and fsb in the bios, its scary and a pita lol
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Like I said read the damned stickies....
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It is fun and I like doing it.... It's about making the hardware run faster than it was intended, so in essence, you are getting faster hardware for cheaper than if you bought it fast stock.
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Not to sound like an ******* or anything dude, but seriously, this is one of those things that you should have simply used google for.

Not only would that explain the basic 'what is overclocking' in about 2 seconds, but then as has been pointed out, there are stickies in this thread that link to guides on how to do it.

Even further beyond that, this question has been asked a hundred million times, so even a surch within the forums would have given you an answer.
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Overclocking is the process of forcing a computer component to run at a higher frequency than the manufacturer's specification. Although there are many different reasons for overclocking, the most popular one is to increase hardware performance. Overclocking can result in system instability and sometimes even hardware failure if done carelessly.

Overclocking is mostly practiced by PC enthusiasts in order to realize the full potential of their computers. Some hardware enthusiasts purchase a low-end computer and overclock it, thereby attaining performance of a higher-end system, while others will overclock high end components, attaining unprecedented performance.

Commonly overclocked components include: processors, video cards, motherboard chipsets, and RAM.

http://www.overclock.net/

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/
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Beginners Guides: Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1804


Beginners Guides: Overclocking the Videocard

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1803
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