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Old 05-05-2008, 04:26 PM   #19
DUDE MAN
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Default Re: Computer's making loud noise

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Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
Overclocking is making the components of your computer such as CPU and video cards, run faster than what they were designed for.

The northbridge chip typically handles communications between the CPU, RAM, AGP or PCI Express, and the southbridge. The southbridge handles things like the IDE (SATA or PATA) controller, USB, ethernet, audio, etc.

Here's a diagram that may help out:

Thanks Atomic Rooster. That's a nice diagram. I want to learn more about OC. Can you show me the steps involved in overclocking? What do I need to configure in the BIOS and the CPU or whatever there is that I need to do? Is the process reversible if you happen not to like it?

Anyone's advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.
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