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Old 01-07-04, 08:56 PM
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I have read in numerous threads the work "overclock". It has something to do with the PC? What does it mean?
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Overclocking

Overclocking is resetting your computer so that the microprocessor runs faster than the manufacturer-specified speed (for example, setting an Intel 166 MHz (megahertz) microprocessor to run at 200 Mhz). Somewhat surprisingly, this is possible. However, it's more likely to work with an Intel microprocessor than with those of other manufacturers because, according to Tom's Hardware Guide, Intel labels the speed of its microprocessors more conservatively.
Factors that favor your ability to successfully "upgrade by resetting" include (in addition to having an Intel microprocessor): having a well-designed motherboard with a fast enough bus and having a fan or other cooling device that will keep your system cool enough.

The procedure for "overclocking" depends on your combination of factors. The first and most commonly applicable step is to reset your computer's bus speed. The microprocessor is often able to adjust successfully to a slightly higher bus speed. Resetting the bus speed may require resetting jumpers inside your computer. In newer systems with SoftMenu BIOS, the bus speed can be set through your system setup interface.


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WOW!!! Good answer.. So let me ask you this? Since I am building a system form scratch will I have to adjust this or something?
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Originally posted by sniper78
WOW!!! Good answer.. So let me ask you this? Since I am building a system form scratch will I have to adjust this or something?
Overclocking is really a YMMV thing. Varibles include having good memory, power supply, sufficent cooling, and overclocker friendly motherboard. Even then your processor could be a overclocking dud. Search google for "Overclocking guide" and you see what I mean.

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