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overclock

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 ROG commitment to pursuing the highest overclocks and top performance manifests in Rampage VI Apex.
Some games respond extremely well to memory overclocks, and some games don't really respond to faster RAM at all.
AMD Ryzen motherboards have only hit the market yesterday so it'll take some time for each motherboard manufacturer to work out all the kinks in the BIOS and optimize the platform for getting higher overclocks.
For optimum cooling for Intel K unlocked and overclocking ready processors, the CORSAIR Hydro series of liquid CPU coolers are the ideal match to ensure your CPU not only runs cool and quiet, but overclocks to its potential.
Powered by the Super Overclocked GPU, the G1 GAMING edition ups the ante with hefty overclocks right out of the box, together with the signature WINDFORCE cooling and RGB Illumination for gamers who crave superior cooling and boost in performances with style.
com/2014/03/05/samsungs-android-4-4-update-ends-benchmark-boosting-saga/) SamMobile , Samsung removed the intriguing code that overclocks CPU and GPU cores whenever a benchmarking tool is running.
ENGTS450 DirectCU performs 20%* cooler and 35%* quieter with DirectCU thermal technology and overclocks full throttle to 50%* faster than reference via Voltage Tweak.
ENGTS450 DirectCU performs 20 per cent cooler and 35 per cent quieter with DirectCU thermal technology and overclocks full throttle to 50 per cent faster than reference via Voltage Tweak.
Skylake, however, opened a gateway - the Z170 chipset allowed non-K processors to hit much higher clock speeds, with manufacturers claiming BCLCK (base clock) overclocks of 20-30%.
With TARGET OC, GIGABYTE decided to have some fun with selection of the target scores and chose some epic world records back in the day as well as some super bad scores to see how well you can tune your system to the level of performance of old time greats and super bad overclocks of today.
Although the MSI board does not have a OC Genie physical button, you do get a virtual OC Genie button in the BIOS which overclocks your system.
When cooled using LN2, the Anniversary Edition CPU overclocks even better than the i5-4690K, and priced at $72 USD, the overclockable Pentium G3258 is close to 5 times cheaper than the i7-4790K, most undoubtedly the best price/performance deal on the market.