Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Blend of over and clock

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

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

    Sun Bloggers

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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