What is Overclocking?

Have you ever heard of computer overclocking? Whether from magazines, friends or somewhere wherever you are, but do you know what is Overclocking? Overclocking is the act of increasing a component’s clock rate, running the component at a higher speed than it was originally. Overclocking is common for the CPU or GPU, but other components can also be overclocked.

Increasing a component’s clock rate will make the process run faster than normal, but also generate a lot of heat. Overclocking can make your computer run faster than usual but you need super cooling and regular maintenance.


What is Overclocking?

The CPU computer you are using, has been designed by the company with a certain maximum speed. If you run the CPU at a higher speed with proper cooling, then your computer will run without problems.

Not only is it limited to increasing CPU speed, you can also set it to increase CPU speed by setting a high clock rate or multiplier in the BIOS, forcing it to work harder per second.

This will make your computer CPU run faster, but there will be components that generate tremendous heat and require proper cooling. If you don’t provide the proper cooling settings, one of the computer components will become damaged, unstable or the operating system will restart.

The advantage of overclocking for your computer will run faster than usual. But it seems that overclocking is no longer necessary with the development of technology. For example, when a computer that uses an ordinary hard drive is overclocked, its ability is still inferior to that of an ordinary computer using an SSD hard drive. 

Overclocking can not only be done by computers, smartphones can also do it. Apart from making computers and smartphones run fast, you also need to check the heat generated by the overclock earlier. If you don’t have proper cooling, the hardware can quickly break down or even explode.


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