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I think everyone else above you has summed up the answer to that question pretty well. If you have any other questions, feel free to shoot us another question to munch on.
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Thanks so much!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truambitionz View Post
"Overclocking is the process of forcing a computer component to run at a higher clock rate than it was designed for or was designated by the manufacturer, usually practiced by personal computer enthusiasts in order to increase the performance of their computers."

For example, my processor is rated 2.66Ghz but I have it overclocked to 3.4Ghz. To buy a processor of that speed would've cost a lot more money then I could've afforded.
Now in order to keep this overclock stable (healthy?) it must be kept cool. We all buy special fans and heatsinks for our chips because the stock ones that come with the processor don't quite do the job.
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Thank you to all those who gave me simple, easy to understand answers. All are truly appreciated. In my life, I am now more concerned with my family and life in general - so I am not up to date with certain computer terms.

And now - back to your regularly scheduled program...

(Alex's teacher - signing out)
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post #14 of 34
On a lower level, operations are carried out in a processor (and on the other parts of a computer system) by propagating values through a series of logic gates. The system clock is a square wave voltage that periodically switches from high voltage (a digital '1') to low voltage (a digital '0') and back. A clock period is defined by the period of time between rising edges of the clock signal. On the rising edge, values on the output of a particular logic circuit become the input for the next logic circuit. Overclocking increases the number of clock cycles per second and has the effect of increasing the number of operations performed in a certain amount of time.

The time between rising clock signals is time given to an IC for all values to propagate through all logic gates. The clock period must be long enough for this to happen, otherwise errors will occur
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i seriously thought this was a joke and was gonna report the post. lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex Jones View Post
Computers have changed greatly since then, my friend. All I want to know is what does it mean? I don't need a sarcastic reply.
Hhhhmmmm, so you are still using a PC Jr.


Upgrade and you'll see the difference, they've just gotten better data transfer rates. Principle is still the same.


This has got to be a joke right

Someone with 30 years in the field and no knowledge, glad he's not my teacher


But yea, everyone else summed it up pretty well, Hope that helped ya understand, now get out there and oc that baby.
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I try not to post useless comments, but don't you people have google?
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Overclock -- It is a skin condition
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HEHEH guys It was no joke. It was for real but It was my teacher that was asking tho sorry guys. But you could problty tell by the nice neat grammer! latter guys bell just rang BRB a few hrs.
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