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Thread: Overclocking

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    Nov 2011

    Default Overclocking

    Overclocking is the process of operating a computer component at a higher clock rate (more clock cycles per second) than it was designed for or was specified by the manufacturer. This is practiced more by enthusiasts 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

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    Sep 2011
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Default Re: Overclocking

    that's correct!!
    G.Skill Tech Support

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