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patrict3
11-28-2011, 08:10 PM
Overclocking is the process of operating a computer component (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware) at a higher clock rate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock_rate) (more clock cycles per second) than it was designed for or was specified by the manufacturer. This is practiced more by enthusiasts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enthusiast_computing) than professional users seeking an increase in the performance of their computers, as overclocking carries risks of less reliable functioning and damage. There are several purposes for overclocking: for professional users overclocking allows pushing the boundary of professional personal computing capacity therefore allowing improved productivity or allows testing over-the-horizon technologies beyond that possible with the available component specifications before entering the specialized computing realm and pricing - this leverages the manufacturing practice to specify components to a level that optimizes yield and profit margin, some components are capable of more; there are also hobbyists that, like car enthusiasts, enjoy building, tuning, and comparison racing their systems with standardized benchmark software

G.Skill - Matt Wang
11-29-2011, 09:46 AM
that's correct!!