Overclocking

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by regine, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. regine

    regine New Member

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    Hello, what is overclocking? i mean what does it do and will it harm my pc if i do it so? im not too savvy in terms of computers.
     
  2. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Active Member

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    Overclocking is increasing a chips speed by increasing the amount of power it receives. It can be harmful if you do not properly cool the component, this will cause the computer to become unstable. If properly cooled, it can be beneficial.
     
  3. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    Overclocking is increasing the clock rate of a CPU. The CPU is at the heart of a computer. It's what processes instructions. Many due it to get just that slight edge in performance mostly for games. Others do it as a hobby for bragging rights.

    Overclock and bump the voltage too much and you'll fry your CPU. Just look at this twit. LMAO


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