Re: What is overclocking ?
Simply put, it's increasing the clock frequency (MHz, GHz, etc.) of a CPU (or GPU) passed what it is at advertised.
A stock CPU at 3.0GHz. Depending on the CPU in question, and several other factors, you can overclock it. Now this can be anywhere from 3.01 GHz (a 0.01 GHz overclock) to maybe 4GHz (a 1GHz overclock). Like I said, other factors contribute to how much you can OC (chip model, chip type, manufacturing, voltage, cooling, etc.). But in a nutshell... that's what is.
You can also OC GPU's (core and memory) and RAM. Usually CPU's/RAM are OC'd in the systems BIOS, whereas GPU's are OC'd via Windows through software.
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