Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
dickibobboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 337
Default What is over clocking?

the title says it all. i have been reading the other threads and i wonsered what overclocking is. Thankx
__________________

dickibobboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: What is over clocking?

Generally, it's like turbo charging your computer. You are increasing the frequency of the component you are overclocking such as the CPU, memory, GPU, etc.
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
wiktorek01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,089
Default Re: What is over clocking?

From a Computer Dictionary
Quote:
Any adjustments made to computer hardware (or software) to make its CPU run at a higher clock frequency than intended by the original manufacturers. Typically this involves replacing the crystal in the clock generation circuitry with a higher frequency one or changing jumper settings or software configuration.
__________________
-Pentium 4 @ 2.4GHz -Intel Mobo
-2X 512 MB DDR RAM
-Geforce FX 5700LE 256MB -SoundBlaster 24 bit
-Samsung 80GB hdd - Western Digital 160GB hdd
wiktorek01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2005, 09:26 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
The_Necromancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,209
Send a message via MSN to The_Necromancer
Default Re: What is over clocking?

Basically overclocking is what you do to a c or anything really to make it go faster, With a video Card, it says it can preform @ 300Mhz and you using software get it up to 350Mhz, same with Ram, or the CPU.
__________________
For You
The_Necromancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2005, 09:30 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
money_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,353
Send a message via MSN to money_man
Default Re: What is over clocking?

just boosts performance and lowers teh life of your computer. doesnt really matter to most people though, the performance gain is greater than the amount of life it loses. usually after o/c a cpu it drops from 7-10 years life to 5-7 life years. but most people change before that time anyway
__________________
AMD 3000+ @ 2.25
Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS
MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100
Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo
3dmark03- 15,542
3dmark05- 7081
money_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2005, 10:16 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
Nik00117's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,025
Send a message via AIM to Nik00117 Send a message via MSN to Nik00117 Send a message via Yahoo to Nik00117
Default Re: What is over clocking?

Unless you intend on making your parts last 7 or more years then don't OC. But chances are in 7 years time top of the line parts that you got 7 years ago would be absoleet anyways.
__________________
Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU
M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon
Nik00117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 08:44 AM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
money_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,353
Send a message via MSN to money_man
Default Re: What is over clocking?

exactly thats why when i was thinking if im going to o/c or not i decided to because im always upgrading anyway
__________________

__________________
AMD 3000+ @ 2.25
Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS
MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100
Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo
3dmark03- 15,542
3dmark05- 7081
money_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0