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Old 01-01-2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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What is overclocking? I hear it all the time and im a noob I guess lol.
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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It makes the PC go faster. Kind of like turbocharging it so to speak. You change some stock settings from the BIOS to make it run above factory specs.
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overclocking is the poor man's best friend lol, everything in my rig is wayyyy overclocked
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Does that effect the performance or quality of the stuff you overclock?
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It does affect the life of the component depending on how high you overclock it. Also when you OC it too high, you may notice error messages, and wierd stuff happening to your PC like crashes, retarts, shut down, in cases of GPU OC -- artifacts (big time).
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But a little overclocking is good?
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Yeah, it's fine. My Desktop PC is OC'ed a little on stock cooling. Works great. The higher you OC it, the more stress you're putting on the component. That's why you see a lot of people worried about CPU cooling and even go to the extreme with water cooling because they OC it so much.
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Ahh. So is there anything I can OC on my system now to make it faster? I still dont have my video card yet though. I will hit you guys up on that when it gets here lol.
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You can OC your CPU and GPU (video card) when you get it. CPU is done in the BIOS. You can also change RAM timings too, increasing voltage, multipliers, etc in there too. For a video card, you can use Coolbits which is a registry hack that enables you to OC your GPU.
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ummm.... ok...
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