If you think that overclocking is solely for performance-obsessed geeks armed with bottles of liquid nitrogen, itâ€™s time to reconsider! Even a small bump in PC performance can delay the need to upgrade your CPU, keeping money in your pocket.
Today Iâ€™ll walk you through simple overclocking steps that can boost processor speeds 10 percent or more. If youâ€™re a gamer, video artist, or media streamer, thatâ€™s a useful, no-cost upgrade. Read on if you want your PC to go faster!
What isÂ overclocking, anyway?
Overclocking is a technique for tweaking various types of PC hardware, so that it runs faster than the manufacturerâ€™s intended specification. Many processors, RAM modules, and graphics cards can be overclocked, usually by adjusting their settings via your motherboardâ€™s UEFI BIOS. Operate in safe margins and overclocking shouldnâ€™t damage your PC. But, as weâ€™ll discuss, itâ€™s important to manage the additional heat that accelerated hardware can generate.