Definitions

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  • v. To run a processor (CPU), or any electronic logic device, at a speed higher than is recommended by the manufacturer.

Etymologies

Blend of over and clock (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • *** Disclaimer***: If you choose to overclock, that is your own choice.

    Gamepyre.com

  • For that extra fifteen percent of investment the in game frame rate returns are generally around the two to three percent mark thanks to the very conservative core overclock, which is pretty disappointing.

    Warp2Search.net

  • It's certainly useful to know when Turbo Boost is happening, and how much of an "overclock" the processor is achieving.

    Sun Bloggers

  • As you might expect from a technology that can "overclock" a Core i5-750 from 2.66 GHz to 3.2 GHz in single-threaded workloads, the performance potential is significant.

    News Tom's Hardware US

  • Reportedly, Arrandale parts also be able to dynamically "overclock" its on-package graphics core, presumably when power constraints allow for it.

    The Tech Report: News

  • "overclock" themselves, meaning they can deliver more performance when required and throttle back performance in order to conserve battery life.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Its simple, nothing will ever replace the satisfaction of building a pc, nothing will ever replace the power of a pc, nothing will ever replace the overclock-ability or upgrade-ability of a pc. but by the same token, a pc will never replace the portability or convenience of a laptop.

    Is The Desktop PC Dead? | Lifehacker Australia

  • A ridiculously high overclock did it to me on vista along with some bad nvidia software.

    The Blue Screen Of Death Survival Guide Decodes Your System Crash | Lifehacker Australia

  • It comes with all the benefits of unified hardware and none of the drawback as Acer will let enthusiasts to overclock or change parts without any harm to the warranty.

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  • I think the new releases go to up to 2.7 ghz and many review sites are able to overclock them to 4ghz (which is a good indicator for future headroom).

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