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What is Overclocking and how it reduces the cost of system upgrade

The title of the post is just interesting as it says the importance of overclocking our computer and increase the performance of the system than the manufacturers' expectations. But before we start overclocking it is better to know what actually mean overclocking. Overclocking is the tweaking of your computer and optimize it for better performance. In simple words, by overclocking we are utilizing the maximum possible performance of our computer. In case of running applications on our computer which requires more computing power than our computer offered, we should think about overclocking our system. It is always better to have a try to improve the performance of our computer than the costly hardware upgrading.

Risks and negative side of overclocking

Overclocking has some negative side too. They are:

1. Warranty issue

By overclocking we are running a computer component at a specification higher than rated by the manufacturer and it may affect the warranty issued by them. In case the device went wrong the vendor may refuse to help us by saying what you did is against the warranty policy.

So it is advised to perform overclocking on an old computer if you are not an expert.

2. Processor stability

Overclocking may result in system instability. So it is always better to check the performance by increasing the rate of speed slowly.

3. Heat generation


Heat generation is another issue with overclocking. By increasing the performance of the computer equipment the energy consumption will increase. This result overheating.

As a precaution, we should daily check the heat sink and cabinet fans and make sure they are working properly.


Even though there are some negative sides I always encourage you to overclock your old computers and increase the performance of the system. Even if you fail it is just a good attempt and will be an asset to your tech life.


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