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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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MSI have worked with some of the world's most talented overclockers whose input helped the company to refine our cards in multiple aspects, including PCB layout and choosing the right components while developing crucial features for extreme overclocking such as Triple Overvoltage and V-check points.
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Every day the fastest overclocker and the best hardware-specialists from the crowd will be rewarded with modern graphic cards.On Saturday, August 22, in cooperation with media-educator copartners the university of applied science Cologne and the Computer-Project Cologne e.V., Turtle Entertainment is holding a parents-LAN at gamescom.
Grand prizes include local 1st Place in each category: ASUS next generation Motherboard + Intel(c) next generation chipset/CPU* and ASUS ML monitor, ASUS O!Play media player for local winners, to global prizes, such as the latest ROG 3D notebook (G73) or an all expenses** paid trip to ASUS headquarters in Taiwan to meet up with one of the world's top overclocker, the ASUS R&D team, and much more for global winners.
Needless to say, being a reference card that gets sent out to reviewers, this one was a wonderful overclocker. We managed to take it all the way up to 1239 MHz which is quite an impressive feat given that some board-partners charge a hefty premium for doing the same and slapping on a better cooler.
But realistically speaking, this board isn't one which is going to be purchased by an overclocker who'd need such a cooler so you'll easily be able to get the maximum out of this board.