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« on: June 28, 2004, 11:53:45 PM »

Ok so before I start I'll get the formalities out of the way:

Use this information at your own risk! MyTechSupport and myself will take no responsibility for any damage caused to any hardware from using the information provided in this guide.

OK so now that's out of the way let's get started.

If you're a total newbie to overclocking you should read the definition of overclocking that's in the forum and then come back and read this.


Introduction:
If you've read the definition of overclocking or you already know what it means then you should know that overclocking is pushing your hardware past its factory settings to get more speed out of it. This is done to increase the speed of your computer with little or no cost. When it's done properly there are very few disadvantages to overclocking.

Originally maunfacuters frowned on overclocking beacuse it pushed their hardware past what it was supposed to do. Another reason was that why should you buy a faster CPU when you can just overclock you existing one to get the same speed?

However over the years market demand meant that products that overclocked well were much sought after. Manufacturers soon caught on to this and began designing products that were easy to overclock. So some motherboards are popular amoung overclockers because of their ease of overclocking. Even memory manufacturers have caught on and begun making memory modules that are highly overclockable. So with overclocking becoming popular with manufacturers you would think that everybody is doing it.

Unfortunetly this is not the case, because many users don't understand how to go about this. In many ways overclocking is just like tuning a car. A poorly tuned car will run rough and possibly slower than a well tuned car. The same applies with computers, poorly tuned computers can result in random crashes and of course they may run slower than a well tuned computer. So overclocking is not just about increasing the computers speed, overclocking knowledge can also be used to increase a computers stability.

There still lies the same problem many computer users are having, how is overclocking done? Hopefully for those users out there that do not know how to overclock their computer, this article will help aid them somewhat. This is a basic overclocking guide, first I will walk you though the system BIOS where the
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