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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.
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.
According to Ars Technica via (http://www.sammobile.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.
OPC also overclocks the CPUs' default speeds of 2.4 GHz to approximately 2.6 GHz, as well as overclocking the GPU core and video RAM on the server's two NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 256 MB video cards from 430/1200 MHz respectively to 500/1400 MHz.
Overclocks: Higher-priced custom models are often overclocked out-of-the-box to varying degrees, which leads to higher performance.
The Primes go one step further with 5-Way Optimization, which intelligently overclocks your system and tunes the cooling based on the individual characteristics of your components.
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. We should see a lot more action in the coming weeks.
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%.