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Overclocking is an addiction to performance/speed which can be costlier then crack.
  
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Time well wasted....
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I got an Acer, which is any better or no?
You can't overclock an OEM computer...sorry.
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Sadly, you are out of luck with the stock Acer motherboard. They don't have the ability to overclock using the bios.
So there is no possible way to overclock?
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So there is no possible way to overclock?
You could overclock using software in windows, but this is a very poor idea if you want a 24/7 OC. These programs are mostly useful for insane OCs used for benchmarking and CPU-z validations.

Plus, this Acer will probably have bad case airflow, and a motherboard that's not meant for overclocking. Couple that with a stock cooler on your CPU and you'd be best to leave it stock or build your own if you want to OC.
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Overclocking is buying parts, trying to make them go much faster than they were originally designed to go. Then getting frustrated by not getting them overclocked to some random number you chose. Then getting online, googling overclocking, finding overclock.net, asking questions, wanting to overclock more, scrapping the parts you got because you think others are better and ...............


It just goes on and on




Soon you are using the families food money because a new video card comes out and you just have to be #1 on the best 30 computers thread, losing sleep trying to figure how to squeeze a few more points out of 3Dmark06 and vantage and.........


See what I mean.
How many of you are out there?
There's got to be a 12 step program out there.

Edit: OK I get the rep right? Mine is the best answer
Come on I'm not begging, it's a joke.
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Simple: Getting more than what you paid for.
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