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To speed up the computer beyond the manufacturer's specifications in order to run faster. Common in the gaming world, overclocking the CPU is accomplished by changing the clock ratio of the frontside bus (FSB) in the BIOS setup (see CPU multiplier). Older methods were changing a jumper on the motherboard or changing the clock crystal. Although enhanced cooling systems are typically added when a CPU is overclocked, over time, the CPU or the motherboard may not be able to handle the increased speed. Contrast with underclock. See mod, multiplier lock and CPU cooler.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus is basically an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 855.
The latter is particularly interesting-famed overclocker Kingpin had previously taken a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, stripped off the heatsink and bathed the card in liquid nitrogen (LN2), and overclocked it to 2,581MHz, which resulted in a score 8,642 in the 1080p Extreme preset.
In response, OnePlus said in a statement that it has not overclocked the OnePlus 5 review models, but rather set the device to indicate the ideal performance of the device.
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The GTS 450 will apparently give gamers "awesome" overclocking headroom, and Nvidia says it can stably overclocked to achieve 900MHz on the graphics clock.
"Basically, this allows [Asus] to go and sell these devices to geeks."<p>Long known for its overclockable motherboards, Asus shipped overclocking apps on some of its earlier notebooks and netbooks, though speed increases were capped at about 10%, according to Josh Norem, a senior technical marketing specialist at Asus.<p>The biggest reason these models can be overclocked more, he said, is because their CPUs run slower and cooler out of the box.
At Computex Taipei 2009 (June 2 -6), MSI will be drawing on its "Championship Notebook Technology" to launch even faster and more capable models from its G series of overclocked gaming notebooks and the E series of multimedia entertainment notebooks.
ZOTAC plans to showcase its latest overclocked and water-cooled graphics cards, display its existing range of best-in-class VGA cards and motherboards, demonstrate ZOTAC NITRO - the world's first 'external' hardware over clocking controller, and meet with customers and partners at the mega technology exhibition.
In addition to being factory overclocked to 460MHz (vs.
People who cut big holes in the sides of their computer cases, stuff them with flashing lights and coloured cables and use fan-cooled water-based radiators to keep the temperature of their overclocked processors at an even level, are probably not very sympathetic to the idea.
The company has also revealed that it will be the first handset to be launched running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, which is an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 855 SoC.
Overclocking and thermal tests have shown the existing 10-core Skylake-X parts trap huge amounts of heat below the heat spreader and can nearly hit their thermal limits at stock clocks, much less when overclocked. Intel can compensate for rising core counts by stepping back its base and boost clocks, but at a certain point the heat that's currently getting stuck underneath thermal paste needs to get off the core.