What is Overclocking and What Are the Benefits?

By | November 1, 2017

A lot of people most likely don’t fully understand what overclocking is however have may of heard the expression used before. To put it in its most understandable terms, overclocking is taking a PC part, such as a central processing unit, and making it run at a specification superior than rated by the company.

Each computer part made by manufacturers such as Intel and AMD are rated for a particular speeds. They have tested the capabilities of the computer part and certified it for that certain performance level. Of course, a large amount PC components are way undervalued for increased stability. Overclocking a computer part simply takes added advantage of the left over capability out of a PC part that the PC company is unwilling to certify the computer part for however it is competent of.

So, why should I Overclock my central processing unit?

The primary benefit of overclocking is extra PC speed without the added price cost. For the most part, folks who overclock their computers, either need to try and manufacture the fastest gaming rig system out there or to expand their central processing unit power on inadequate funds. In certain situations, some folks are capable to speed up their computers performance 25% or more!

A person may perhaps pay money for something like an Intel Core duo 6300 and through well thought-out overclocking end up with a central processing unit that runs at the equal processing speed if not more than a Core 6700, all without spending a single cent on hardware.

But there are some drawbacks to consider when overclocking your PC system. The biggest drawback to overclocking a PC part is that you are voiding any warranty provided by the company since it is not performing inside its rated specification.

Overclocked PC components that are hard-pressed to their boundaries in addition tend to have a lower operational lifespan or worse case scenario, if improperly done, can be destroyed completely. For that reason, all overclocking instructions on the web will come up with a disclaimer warning folks of these particulars before telling you the steps to overclocking your computer.

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The definitive guide to overclocking-- the art of running a PC's processor faster than the manufacturer intended. If you don't mind voiding the manufacturer's warranty on your CPU, overclocking is for you. Learn how not to fry your system while souping up everything from the Pentium II to the latest Athlon XP and Pentium 4. Sections on cooling, troubleshooting, and benchmarking make sure you get the most out of your machine.

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  1. user9765

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Not what I expected…Disappointed, February 19, 2009

    By Hugh Catlett (Southwest Florida USA) –

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    This review is from: The Book of Overclocking: Tweak Your PC to Unleash Its Power (Paperback)

    This book is a compilation of old CPUs (circa 2002)and how to OC them. Hardly relevant today. I did not research the book before buying so it’s my fault I own it. Not recommended unless you are into OCing old machines…

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  2. user4155

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

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    Meh, July 20, 2011

    By Sam Brumley (Fullerton, CA) –
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    This review is from: The Book of Overclocking: Tweak Your PC to Unleash Its Power (Paperback)

    If you’re really into overclocking, a lot of this info can be redundant. Still a nice book though for an intro and all.

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  3. user9117

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    Five Stars, July 15, 2014

    By Martin W.Rytlewski

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    This review is from: The Book of Overclocking: Tweak Your PC to Unleash Its Power (Paperback)

    great for beginners

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