Thursday, December 9, 2010

Speed Up PC Performance - Overclocking CPU

Overclocking


What is Overclocking?

The process of increasing the processor frequency is generally referred to as overclocking.




What is the Purpose of Overclocking?
A processor is normally designed to operate at a given frequency, namely the one for which its operation has been certified. It can, however, be advantageous to increase this frequency as it is what governs the processor's speed of computation. In this way, you can increasing your computing power without spending any money.

Furthermore, it is also possible to increase the frequency of the motherboard bus, in other words, the communication speed between the processor and other components.

However, this process can also be dangerous for your computer. First of all, an increase in frequency is accompanied by an increase in temperature in the components whose frequency was increased. You therefore must make sure that the components affected by this increase in temperature are properly ventilated (the processor is one component that will obviously experience a major increase in temperature, but other components will be affected as well...). The first thing to do, therefore, is to add additional heat sinks / fans to evacuate the extra heat.

Understanding the concept of frequency

To understand overclocking, you need to understand the concept of frequency and the relationships that exist between the frequencies of the motherboard and the microprocessor.

First of all, you need to know how manufacturers determine the frequency at which the processor will operate:
the processors manufactured by a manufacturer all come from the same base series. However, after manufacturing the processors undergo frequency tests, which means that the processors are subjected to a given frequency and then the processor is checked to see if it operates stably. The processor may, however, be able to operate at a higher frequency, and this, in fact, is almost always the case, as manufacturers use a wide safety margin to guarantee the quality of their processors, and it is into that safety margin that you start encroaching when you push the processor to its limits in order to gain megahertz, the equivalent of computing power!


As the processor runs at a higher speed than the motherboard, there exists what is called a multiplier coefficient (or multiplication coefficient) that defines the processor speed in relation to the motherboard speed. A coefficient of 2 therefore means that: "the processor runs at double the frequency of the motherboard".

23 comments:

Do this steps work for any kind of processor ?

yes you can overclock any processor. For eg: you can overclock intel, amd

But overclocking the processor is harmfull some times, it damages the other hardware devices which are less effecient with respect to processing the data.

yes you can overclock any processor. For eg: you can overclock intel, amd

There is application Digeus I recommend to use this software when system hangs or freezes. I also use Windsty Tune Up Suite. It eliminates BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) and optimizes system performance.

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