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R.M.
18-09-2011, 06:01 PM
I realise I know nothing about overclocking (except that my 'puter has it - it tells me during bootup it has been!). I understand it makes things go faster.

But:
What are you overclocking?
When in the process of setting up a new system do you do this?
How do you do it?

So - thanks to anyone who is prepared to enlighten me. I appreciate the information. :)

gary67
18-09-2011, 06:14 PM
You make the cpu cycle quicker so that it processes faster is the simplest answer

milkster1976
18-09-2011, 06:28 PM
the last few issues of pc world have detailed this your best bet would be to get a hold of a copy :)

jareemon
18-09-2011, 06:48 PM
This site should explain most of what you need to know: http://www.overclockingwiki.org/index.php/Overclocking_Tutorial

R.M.
18-09-2011, 07:14 PM
the last few issues of pc world have detailed this your best bet would be to get a hold of a copy :)

Oh my goodness - I thought I had read those... I know I'm tired by the time I go to bed (where I usually do most of my reading!).:o

R.M.
18-09-2011, 07:15 PM
This site should explain most of what you need to know: http://www.overclockingwiki.org/index.php/Overclocking_Tutorial

Thanks for that too. :thumbs:

icow
18-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Basically your cpu clock (the speed which is "advertised" for lack of a better word) is: front side Bus times the multiplier. When you overclock you increase the value of either one or both (depending on your cpu) to get a higher clock out of your cpu. E.g I have a AMD 965 which has a front side bus speed of 200mhz. My multiplier is 17. This gives me a clock of 3400mhz or 3.4ghz.

Paul.Cov
18-09-2011, 08:15 PM
Sometimes it will also involve decreasing voltages as well, otherwise it may run HOT! All done within the BIOS, long before the OS gets into the system.