How to Overclock a Processor

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Overclock a processor by turning on the computer, opening up the computer BIOS screen and stepping up the CPU frequency in small increments. Look at the CPU frequency multiplier to get a computer to run faster with help from a computer programmer in this free video on computer processors.

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Hi, my name's Dave Andrews, today I'm going to talk to you how to over clock a processor. Over clocking a processor typically involves opening up your computers bios which is the subsection of your computer that runs all of the hardware. It's also the first screen that loads when you're turning your computer on, and you can adjust your computers processor settings in the bios. So, what you have to do is turn your computer on and while it's booting, you will probably see down at the bottom of the screen, the button that you need to hit, it's usually going to be either F2 or the delete key, in my case it is F1 and this opens up the bios setup utility. Now, it's within this utility that we're going to set the processor options to do our over clocking. Alright, what you're going to be presented with inside of your bios is a screen that's similar to this one, CPU configuration, it might say hardware configuration, and it's important for me to note to you that not all bios'es show the same options, so they may be labeled something a little bit differently than what you're seeing here. But, this is what you're going to look for exactly, what you want to see is the CPU frequency and you want to turn on over clock mode if you have that option and you basically want to step up your CPU frequency in just very, very small increments. You might want to take it up by you know, five or ten, or just a little bit at a time if you have that capability. And, the reason I'm saying that is, if you do just a huge increase at once, say we change this to four hundred, our computer might not start up then, because we're trying to pull too much out of it, the processor just can't handle it, so it'll just turn itself off, and then you'll have to go in here and step that back down. So, you want to just do it in small increments and see what you can get, and it'll tell you down here basically the over clocking value that you're getting as you are increasing your settings. Now, another setting you want to look at is the multiplier, the CPU frequency multiplier, as with the frequency, just inch this one up, and as you can see twenty four times basically, this divided by two, a hundred, is going to get you twenty four hundred megahertz, which is the current over clocking value. So, those two multiplied together to get you your, basically your frequency that you're going to be running at. When you're done, just save your changes using whatever button your bios wants you to use, it's usually F10, reboot and see how much faster your computer runs. My name's Dave Andrews and I've just showed you how to over clock a CPU.

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