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Over clocking

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aschettler, Nov 12, 2001.

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  1. aschettler

    aschettler Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2001
    I was wondering what "overclocking" was and why its either beneficial or harmful to my computer?
  2. angel


    Dec 2, 1998
  3. Anti-Intel


    Nov 9, 2001
    Overclocking is when you increase the multiplier for the front side bus or cpu to increase the clock speed (i.e. more Mhz). You should have a good amount of knowledge in hardware to perform this or you could be purchasing a new processor. As far as harming your sytem it depends on how far you increase the multiplier and whether or not you have adaquate cooling for the cpu. If you are looking for more speed increasing your RAM or cache memory will do that but if you have great amounts of both already then you could overclock the cpu. Oh, cooling the cpu will greatly increase clockspeed without changing the multiplier. If you want to look further into this go to: www.tomshardware.com and look in the "How to" section. There are several articles on overclockin and cooling.
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