Overclocking your CPU

Creaky

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Do you overclock the CPU? If so does it make a big difference to the overall performance?
 

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Creaky said:
Do you overclock the CPU? If so does it make a big difference to the overall performance?
Can you explain this for me? Do you mean keeping the CPU running at a certain speed?
 

Creaky

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It's basically turning up the speed on the processor so that it runs faster, a way of increasing the performance of the system. This can also be done with the PC's memory. If you take it to far though the system will keep crashing, it's a very fine balance between stability and performance.
 

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Creaky said:
It's basically turning up the speed on the processor so that it runs faster, a way of increasing the performance of the system. This can also be done with the PC's memory. If you take it to far though the system will keep crashing, it's a very fine balance between stability and performance.
Ah. Thank you for the explanation.
 

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Silent said:
Doesn't this cause the Blue Screen of Death?
If you take things too far then yes it could. There are a lot of causes for a BSOD though, not only this.
 

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I was going to ask how to do this but I just saw BSOD. My computers fast as it is but it would nice to experience a faster computer!
 

Creaky

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It most commonly appears after installing some new drivers or software. If it goes wrong or the PC cant handle it it throws a wobbly and you get a BSOD.
 

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Creaky said:
It most commonly appears after installing some new drivers or software. If it goes wrong or the PC cant handle it it throws a wobbly and you get a BSOD.
So you're basically saying that Windows isn't very stable in terms of installing drivers?
 

Gamrpro

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I wouldn't so much want to overclock it. I didn't have much of a fun time having a BOSD. It gave me a headache to fix.
 

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Gamrpro said:
I wouldn't so much want to overclock it. I didn't have much of a fun time having a BOSD. It gave me a headache to fix.
I wouldn't overclock either. Though there are some people who likes the boost.
 

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Silent said:
Creaky said:
It most commonly appears after installing some new drivers or software. If it goes wrong or the PC cant handle it it throws a wobbly and you get a BSOD.
So you're basically saying that Windows isn't very stable in terms of installing drivers?
Installing drivers most of the time is fine. It's only if it goes wrong or if you've been playing around with the PC.
 

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